The Principality of Piedmont is an oligarchic aristocracy. It's a country located to the south of the Disputed Lands.

Overview[edit | edit source]

It is one of the allies of the Kingdom of Norta, with the two nations helping each other during the war against the Kingdom of the Lakelands.

One of Piedmont's well-known products is cotton, which is considered a very fine and alternative to silk. It is reserved for high-ranking officials, Security officers, and Sentinels. Silvers of other nations often purchase Piedmont-made cotton.

The symbol of Piedmont is a seal with yellow and white stripes and purple star in the middle.

After the Nortan Civil War, the Principality of Piedmont is overthrown and becomes the Piedmont Federation. The country is a democratic nation with blood equality. It is in an alliance with the Nortan States, the Free Republic of Montfort, and the Union of the Lakes.

Geography[edit | edit source]

It has mild winters and swampy summers, and its inhabitants are not bothered by the heat. Foreigners from Norta and the Lakelands are unused to the Piedmont sunshine.

Piedmont is a verdant green country, braided with muddy rivers and rolling hills. The floodplain of the Great River lies next to the Disputed Lands. Deep in the backcountry of Piedmont are mountains whose slopes shift into blue and distant purple. These mountains are part of the Allacias, the long line of ancient mountains marching from Norta to the Piedmont interior.[1]

Government[edit | edit source]

Piedmont's government is shared by ruling princes and princesses, each with their own territories, families, and resources at their disposal. Ultimately, rule of Piedmont is ceded to the most powerful prince or princess. The oligarchy can elect this position through popular vote, though sometimes it is taken through military strength. The leading prince is currently Prince Bracken of the Lowcountry from House Bracken. He has the largest holding in Piedmont, with valuable access to the coast and fertile farmland.

Other ranking Silver nobles within Piedmont include: Prince Denniarde, Princess Ana, Prince Daraeus, and Princess Marrion. Unbeknownst to the monarchs of the north, Prince Bracken is currently under the control of the Scarlet Guard who is aided by the Republic of Montfort. His extensive resources are at the disposal of the Scarlet Guard and Montfort. His military base in the Lowcountry is the first solid foothold in the east.[2]

Culture[edit | edit source]

The lives of Reds in Piedmont are severely restricted. And the population largely works in agriculture or industrial production. Piedmont also utilizes conscription, both to bolster its armies and to control the size of the Red population.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Piedmont is located in the American South. It extends west to current-day Texas, and north until current-day Pennsylvania and Ohio.
  • Piedmont is named after a region in southeastern United States.[3]
  • The government of Piedmont is inspired by the Holy Roman Empire.[4]
  • Piedmont, and their Silver nobility, have a higher population of people with African ancestry because that reflects trends in the American South.[5]

Notable Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Monument
  • Rallis
  • Citadel
  • Savannus
  • Persica
  • Opryan
  • Tallasin
  • Lucia
  • The Floridian Islands

References[edit | edit source]

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