The Kingdom of Alexandria is a contemporary monarchy. It is bordered by Lindblum to the South, Burmecia to the West and Romaria to the East. It has an estimated population of 11,572, 200 and its capital is the Royal City of Alexandria, currently the most highly populated city in the Kingdom. The city is located in the Luxitor High Lands Area of the country.
Alexandria is divided into 7 territories. Each territory has it's own central town/city - which is usually the largest settlement in that territory.
The 7 Territories and they're central towns/cities
Territory Central Town/City
Luxitor High Lands Royal City of Alexandria
Savannah Plains Jerico
Garnet City of Garnet
Graham Graham City
His Great Corner Kalm
The Kingdom is completely surrounded by a large mountain range. Around the border are various large flat plateau's on which most settlements first started to develop. The land at ground level is known as the Guntar Basin or more commonly known as the Great Basin.
Due to the unique weather conditions in the basin, caused by the natural shield from the surrouning mountains, a think mist/fog covers the entire area for half the year during the Winter/Autumn months.
The image above shows the view of the Great Basin looking from St Catherine's Lookout in the City
A Brief Summary of the History of the Kingdom
The Kingdom was founded in the year 708 when an explorer from the Kingdom of Lindblum called Luxitor Alexandrios successfully passed over the tall mountains that surrounded the area. The Plateau of Alexandrios was the first place he found. He then recruited civilians from nearby Lindblum to build a caslte which still stands today – AlexandriaCastle.
The mountain ranges and plateau’s of Alexandria offered a natural defense system from Lindblums enemy state Romaria. This is where the Kingdoms motto derives from: To Protect and To Defend.
Various forts quickly sprung up around the various plateau’s all over Alexandria. Natives of the area were welcoming to civilians from Lindblum. The natives originally lived in the Basin under the mist but on the discovery of the plateau’s they to migrated to them.
In 1101 when the Romarian army planned to invade Lindblum with their powerful army’s, Lindblum secretly launched an attack on Romarian troops from the mountains above the Treno Plateau, as they were traveling for the lands of Lindblum.
After the Lindblum/Romarian war, the forts and villages across Alexandria quickly developed into thriving towns. The perfect weather conditions and natural shield from wind provided nutritious farm land.
Later discoveries of coal and oil in the Great Basin lead to developments of large industrial towns in the basin.
Alexandria quickly developed to a population nearing the total population of the Kingdom Lindblum.
In 1525 the Regent of Lindblum, Jerico VXI gave Alexandria to his son, Prince Fransis. Prince Fransis therefore became the first King of Alexandria.
First Alexandria/Linblum War
In 1756, the Princess and heir to the throne, Princess Garnet VXII was allegedly kidnapped by Lindblum authorities. This triggered the Queen of Alexandria to declare war on Lindblum. The Queen sent her army’s, including the famous Knights of Pluto. The army had originally been developed when the Queen learned of threats from Romaria to invade Alexandria.
Much devastation was caused in Lindblum in 1759 in the Great Brahmme Attack. The Kingdoms capital was severely damaged including it’s castle and palace. The Lindblum armies were severely weekend.
Learning of the weakness of Lindblum’s defences and Alexandria’s concentration on invading Lindblum, Romaria moved in.
Romaria then had little interest in invading Lindblum. They unexpectedly attacked in 1760 causing devastation in Alexandria. Civilians were enslaved and the Queen of Alexandria and all the royal family assisinated. The only remaining rightful heir to the throne was the missing and feared dead Princes Garnet XVII.
Alexandria remained under the control of the Romarian Empire until 1766.
During that time secret developments were taking place in underground caverns in Lindblum. Princess Garnet was not dead or was not missing, she in fact ran away from Alexandria for Lindblum after a disagreement with her mother over her plans to invade Romaria.
In 1766 and at the age of 20 the Princess lead a secret force known as The Last Hope. The troops proceded for Alexandria, and with the help of Lindblum and neighbouring state Burmecian army’s successfully reclaimed Alexandria from the Romarian Empire in the Great Battle for Alexandria.
The 7th November remains a public holiday in Alexandria known as the day of the Last Hope.
In 1780, Queen Garnet lead the development of the The Act of the Neighborly Kingdoms of Burmecia, Romaria, Lindblum and Alexandria.
The purpose of the act was to generate peace amoungst the kingdoms and for them to work together. Various initiatives were put in place such as the Neighborly Tournament – a tournament of sports held every 4 years, bringing all four kingdoms together. Other’s including music competitions.
The above image shows The Great Battle for Alexandria of 7th November 1766.
Demographics of Alexandria
|The average life expentancy in the Kingdom is 76 for males and 77 for females.
||8, 574, 392
||2, 382, 290
|Most settlements in the Kingdom are located on the plateau's surrounding
|the great basin. This is bacause the plateau's rarely experience the thick
|fog/mist that is experienced in the basin. From the plateau's during the winter
|months it is impossible to see the lands of the plains/great basin.
|However, over the last 100 years the Great Basin has seen development
|due the discover of coal. The largest city in the plains is Jerico with a population
|of 246 392.
|The second largest city in the Kingdom is Graham City with a population of
|2,463, 291. The largest being the capital, Alexandria with a population of
|2,673, 399. The population of these two cities are very close and sometimes it
|is unsure of which one has a bigger population.