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The Anisoran Empire (Anisoran: Impero Anisorano; Pastanan: Imperium Anisoranum), commonly known as Anisora, is a constitutional federal monarchy situated in central-western Anaria bordering the Medio Sea. The Empire is separated by the Sea of Cestarena and the Medio Sea into two parts, the Eastern and Western regions. The majority of Anisoran land and population is situated in the West in Anaria Minor, where the North Bhazen Mountains form the western border of the Empire. The remainder of Anisoran territory is made up of hundreds of Median islands as well as the entire Cadrai Peninsula, commonly known as Pastana, which extends out from Northern Anaria Major and borders Ardennes. The Empire covers an area of 776,597 km² (299,846 sq mi) and has a highly diverse climate, due to the Empire's geographic spread across the Medio and Anaria Minor. With over 46 million inhabitants it is currently the third most populous nation in Anaria.

According to the constitution, Anisora is a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. The current monarch is Emperor Marius III, who has reigned since 7553. The Empire is made up of 41 Constituent States, most of which are ruled by royal families. These include four Grand Principalities, eight Principalities, two Arch-duchies, seventeen Duchies, four Dependent Islands, and six Free Cities. The largest of which is the Grand Principality of Casella and has remained the most politically dominant state since the Empire's foundation. The capital of Anisora and its largest city is Pena, which is also the capital of Casella. Other major cities include Valance, Arrento, Tenalevan, Pilano, Valamaggiore, Marocida and Pandagna.

In 7367 Anisora became a nation state when Marius Decus won the Anisoran Civil War and was crowned Emperor of the Anisorans, uniting the Dual Kingdom of Casella and Pastana with most of the Anisoran speaking lands in Tova and the Confederation of Vetriano under a single constitution. The establishment of the Empire was the fulfilment of long-held desires to see an Anisoran state realised with the rise of Anisoran nationalism during the 73rd century. During the Marian Era under the successive rule of Marius I and Marius II, Anisoran power increased in Anaria Minor and the Medio Sea, which brought Anisora into conflict with other great powers including Auresia, Amberia, Anat Tahan and Becuvitatia. Although much of the territory gained in Anaria-Minor was ultimately lost after the Pan-Anarian War, Anisora remains a great Anarian power today, and has recently recovered from many post-war economic hardships.

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Famous riverine café 'il Pavone' (The Peacock)

A Riverine café, also known in Anisoran as a caffè fluviale, is an establishment that traditionally serves coffee, coffee related drinks, and sometimes alcoholic drinks on a boat or ship. Since their invention in the late 73rd century in the Anisoran city of Fontanigorna, they have become widespread throughout Anaria and can be seen along the rivers of many major cities across the continent and beyond.

Sometimes simply called a river café, the tradition to house coffeehouses on riverboats and barges dates to around 7284 in the city of Fontanigorna, when the Prince of Vattoro Emmanuele II banned cafés in an attempt to shut down the meeting places of radical subversives. The radicals and coffeehouse proprietors did not move underground but rather took to the river, using barges and other working boats as a cover for their café businesses. Despite the ban on cafés being lifted in the city soon afterwards, the tradition stuck in Fontanigorna and spread throughout Anisora and Anaria. Today riverine cafés remain popular places to socialise and are common features on the rivers of many major Anarian cities, especially in Anisora.

It is traditional for riverine cafés to bear a name and a café sign, much like terrestrial bars and cafés, which normally hangs on both the port and starboard side of the boat, so customers can recognise the café before boarding. Riverine cafés traditionally ply their respective rivers, mooring at a riverside, collecting customers, before sailing down river and mooring at yet another point. While many still do this, many others remain moored permanently or semi-permanently in one riverside spot.

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Giulio Narmacora, Count of Pacorna

Marshal Marco Giulio Narmacora, 1st Count of Pacorna and Prince of Chamotayk (9 November 7446 - 15 February 7517) was a senior officer in the Anisoran Army. He served as Chief Marshal of the Anisoran Army and Commander-in-Chief of Anisoran Forces during the early Pan-Anarian War between 7503 to 7513 and again for a short period in 7515, as well as serving as Anisoran Stratigós to the Allied Supreme Military Council. He was the longest serving Commander-in-Chief of the Anisoran Army during the War and is the most decorated Anisoran officer of the entire war. He was the architect of the Paranet Offensive and the Second Bahzen Campaign on the Tahani Front as well as the successful defence at the Battle of Akhtalik.

Narmacora first made a name for himself leading the Anisoran Expeditionary Force in Auresia under the command of the Auresian Stratárchis Barden Allusis during the Auresian Campaign from the deployment of the Force in late 7498 to 7502. In 7502 he was assigned the command of the 7th Army on the Tahani Front at the close of the First Bahzen Campaign under the Duke of Montemara where his forces played a redeeming role at the Battle of Laneka. In the wake of the disastrous defeat at Laneka, in 7503 he was chosen to replace the Duke of Montemara as Chief Marshal and Commander-in-Chief of Anisoran Forces. Narmacora was considered to have many of the attributes that his predecessor had been found lacking, namely his ability to adapt to shifting strategic and tactical situations, his successful experimentation with artillery and mastery of cavalry tactics as well as the skill he showed at the otherwise disastrous Battle of Laneka.

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"What is class?" asked Giuliano. "What is reputation? What is society when you can't even feed yourself?"
"Everything" replied the Countess bitterly.

Lorenzo Garphese, La Mensola del Camino (The Mantelpiece), p.201 (7557)

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The IAY Decus II

The imperial yacht of the Emperor of the Anisorans Marius III, the IAY Decus II, at Achilleio in 7571.

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March 7580

10 February 7580

December 7579

  • Emperor of the Anisorans Marius III attends an international conference concerning the archaeological status of Skiöldavik.

7 October 7579

10 April 7579

Did you know...
Idol of Ex. Semund
  • ...that in the Peratolian Orkanan religious tradition followed by most Anisorans, holy idols (pictured) are worshipped and celebrated as manifestations of sacred Creation?
  • ...that members of the Privy Council of the Anisoran Empire use the post-nominals CC, standing for Consigliere della Corona (Crown Counsellor)?
  • ...that the House of Decus has ruled the Anisoran Empire since its foundation in 7367?
  • ...that 'Autumnal Love' by the famous singer Luisa di Larrento is a popular song in Anisora?
  • ...that the Lusavanic people are the largest ethnic minority in the Anisoran Empire?
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Castello d'Alviera

Castello d'Alviera (Hallish: Alviera Castle; Pastanan: Castellum Alverae) is a seventieth-century castle and manor located in the medieval walled village of Alviera in central Casella, the Anisoran Empire. The castle is located on the top of a panoramic rocky hill which dominates Alviera and the surrounding countryside, and has been the site of a settlement and military fortification since the early 5th millennium. The castle as it stands today is one of the most well-preserved castles in Anisora, and given its historical importance, architectural style, and impressive location, is considered one of the most beautiful in Anaria Minor.

The castle is the ancestral seat of the powerful Lamartina stim, and remains the primary seat of His Grace Valerio Montarini-Lamartina, 10th Duke of Rovella and 6th Duke of Davalino, the famous explorer. Although, due to his extensive travels, the Duke is rarely in residence, with the Dowager Marchioness of Larrento, Carolina Montarini-Lamartina-Labriola, the castle's primary occupant. The current castle was built between 6964 and 6978 by Lorenzo Lamartina, 1st Count of Renova-Vepalino, designed as both a defensive, military structure as well as a luxurious seat that befitted his new status as a Count. The castle has since then played an important role in both the rise of the Lamartina stim to become one of the most powerful families in Anisora and the expansion of the Kingdom of Casella during the 71st century.

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General Flag of AnisoraCoat of Arms of AnisoraAnisoran Colonial Empire
History Anisoran PrehistoryCadrian Colonial PeriodEtullian EmpirePastanan EmpireDragar MonopolyConfederation of CadriaKingdom of CasellaKingdom of PastanaDual KingdomAnisoran Civil WarConfederation of VetrianoMarian Era (Anisoro-Lusavanic WarAuresio-Anisoran War) • Tahani WarsRevolutions of 7473Pan-Anarian WarPost-War Period
Culture and Society

Languages: AnisoranLusavaicPastanan
Religion: Orkanan (Peratolian OrkananLazarianismMellanhandMennity Orkanan) • Izha (Norynan IzhaicAlí̱theia Izhaic) • Sadarisnism
Ethnicities: AthvesKarsk
Culture and Society: Education in AnisoraAnisoran LiteratureArt of AnisoraArchitecture of AnisoraCuisine of Anisora
Status: Class in the Anisoran EmpireNobility of Anisora (Noble Houses of AnisoraPeerages of the Anisoran Empire) • Order of precedence in the Anisoran Empire

Government and Politics

Government: Emperor of the Anisorans (list) • Prime Minister (list) • CabinetParliament (Federal AssemblyImperial SenateChamber of Deputies) • High Court of Anisora
Tribunates and departments: Federal ChancelleryTreasuryForeign AffairsInteriorFederal AffairsColoniesWarNavyTrade and IndustryEducation
Political parties: Liberal PartyNational PartyOrkanan Democratic Party (ODP)New Radical PartyLusavan LeagueUnited Häverist Party (PUH)
Other: ConstitutionPrivy CouncilForeign relationsForeign Intelligence Service (SIS)Internal Security Service (SSI)

Military

Imperial Armed Forces: Anisoran Imperial ArmyAnisoran Imperial NavyAnisoran Imperial Air Force
Organisation and command: Committee of Imperial DefenceAccademia MilitareAdmiralty
Equipment: WeaponsCombat VehiclesShips
Decorations, Orders and Medals: Order of the Fauglia (OF) • Marian Order of Merit (MM) • Imperial Victorian Order (VO) • Order of VetrianoOrder of ColomberaOrder of Exemplar Depellorrion

Economy

Grana (currency)Bank of the Anisoran Empire (central bank)Pena Stock ExchangeBusinessess (Moreva Petroleum CorporationPleneria Wine Company)

Prominent people

Imperial Stim: Marius III (emperor)Avrona Lassinia (empress-consort)Grand Prince of PastanaPrincess of PilanoDuke of JelumbriaPrincess JulianaDuke of Padrina
Ruling Anisoran monarchs: Titus, Grand Prince of PastanaMichele XI of MatrignanoEmmanuele V of VattoroRaphael II of TorzarolaAlessandro III, Prince of Pensano
Politicians: Alessandro Nicotera-SarnoErmino Nizzola-MorcheseGiuliana TerranovaMichele da Matrignano-GiulianettaGiulio TarentinaTiberia LingarioGiuliana Nicotera-SarnoAram TorosyanMartino Forgianetta
Other: Pontecorvo Family

Geography

Political: Constituent states (Grand Principalities (CasellaPastanaLusava and VascanoMatrignano) • PrincipalitiesArchduchiesDukedomsDependent IslandsFree cities) • Colonies and territories
Cities: Pena (capital city)ValanceLarzoArrentoTenalevanPandagnaValamaggioreMarocidaFontanigornaVicenoPilano
Physical: Geography of AnisoraIslands of Anisora (Pasticello IslandsPequinella Islands) • Flora of the Anisoran EmpireFauna of the Anisoran Empire
Features: Cadrai PeninsulaTovaNorth Bhazen Mountains (Monte Poravetta) • Emennine MountainsMakur Valley (Makur RiverLake ParronaLake Karamon)
Bodies of water: Medio SeaWestern StraitLake CarrocetoLoverno RiverSea of CestarenaVaranese Sea

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