Tarik of Sabia and Verona

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Tarik
King of the Valtirians
Reign 23 August 2015 - present
Coronation 23 August 2015
Predecessor Isadora
Prime Minister Bertrand Rivière
Léon Galieri
Shounn Virny
Governor of Sabia and Verona
In office 20 October 2012 - 20 April 2013
Predecessor Office established
Successor Isadora Annenak
In office 20 October 2013 - 20 October 2014
Predecessor Isadora Annenak
Successor Joseph Emmanuel (acting)
Governing Commissioner of Esmondia
Tenure 29 October 2015 - present
Predecessor Office established
House Kârjasary
Born 17 August
Hamburg, Germany
Occupation Politician
Signature
Religion Pahunism
This name uses Sabian naming customs: Kârjasary-Soriony is the family name and Kódavak is the matronymic.

Tarik Kârjasary-Soriony Kódavak, Duke of Evra IOB OF ROS IKA (/kḁɾʝaˈsaːɾi/ born Ricardo O. G.), sometimes known as Ricky is the king of Sabia and Verona. One of the nation's founding fathers, he served two non-consecutive terms as its Governor before being crowned King of the Valtirians on 23 August 2015, succeeding Queen Isadora. Additionally, he is the current Governing Commissioner of the Austenasian Crown Dependency of Esmondia (which borders Sabia and Verona), and Chief Editor of The SiV Phonograph, an online newspaper delivering news from Sabia and Verona in English.

Since early 2011, Kârjasary has been the head of state of many micronational states, most of which were fouded or co-founded by him. These micronations became known in the MicroWiki community for their short periods of existence, and received the name of "Garrshirian micronations", for Kârjasary's former micronational name, Richard Garrshire. Since the establishment of Sabia and Verona in 2012, the Garrshirian sector (nowadays also known as the Valtir Sector) has achieved relative stability.[1]

Early life

See also: House of Kârjasary

Tarik Kârjasary was born in Hamburg, Germany to Venezuelan parents, who had met while studying German in the city. Tarik lived in Hamburg for the first years of his life, and moved to his parents' homeland in 2002, during the oil crisis. He lived in the Andean state of Mérida, his mother's birthplace, until 2015. In 2009 the Kârjasary household moved to what is now the Valtir, where in 2011 Tarik founded the Republic of Cizland.

Tarik is of Spanish, Portuguese and Indigenous origin. He is of Argentine descent through his mother; Kârjasary's maternal grandparents were Argentines who emigrated to Venezuela in the late 50s.

Early micronationalism

Aerial view of the Valtir, also known as the Garrshirian sector.

Kârjasary first became involved in micronationalism in 2011 with the foundation of the Republic of Cizland. Though holding the office of Foreign Minister, he acted as the short-lived micronation's leader until its dissolution only a few weeks after its creation. After this, Cizland was succeeded by a series of ephemeral micronations, all claiming territory in what is now known as the Valtir Sector. Most of these Valtirian states had elements of geofiction and sockpuppeting. In June 2011 the Berinese Confederation was established; Berin was the first of Kârjasary's states to become an active part of the MicroWiki community, and the first of the sector's micronations to be free of sockpuppeting. However like its predecesors it wasn't long until it dissolved into minor states: the Republic of Berin was founded in September 2011.

Many other micronations followed, some of the most prominent being the Union of Artaghe, the State of Dakrit, which became the base for the modern Church of the Pahun and Montriac, which became prominent for its involvement in the Kossian Civil War. In past occasions Kârjasary has referred to the Union of Artaghe as the "golden age" of the Garrshirian sector.[2]

Sabia and Verona

Early Sabia and Verona

Portrait of Isadora of Annenak painted by Tarik, 2014.

In later October 2012 the Valtir Sector had just seen the dissolution of yet another of its states, Listva, a colony of the Würtige Empire. This time Kârjasary turned his attention to Juclandia. After holding talks with King Ciprian the Kingdom of Sabia and Verona was established: an overseas territory of the Romanian micronation in the Valtir. From the foundation of Sabia and Verona and the first meeting of its Legislative Courts on 18 October 2012, Kârjasary oversaw Sabia and Verona as Governor of the newly founded nation. As Governor, he acted as the Sabioveronese representative of the King of Juclandia. At first, Kârjasary was linked to the Socialist Party, the nation's largest political organization led by Prime Minister Napoléon Bleuberrie, but with the new laws that came with the Karasal Treaty of December 2012 he saw himself forced to abandon his affiliation to the party.

His first term as Governor concluded on 20 April 2013, and he was succeded by Isadora Annenak who was accepted by King Ciprian on Kârjasary's recommendation. After stepping down as Governor, he founded the Strawberry Party a satire, pacifist political alliance that assumed a minor role in Sabioveronese politics. The party participated in the May 2013 general elections with Ryam Piper as its candidate. Soon after the general election, Kârjasary along with other Strawberry Party members got involved with the leadership of the Free Suyu Front (FSF). FSF leader Hidram Cerwyn originally proposed the idea of merging the XAM and the FSF into one larger political party. This proposal was voted in a dual party congress held on June 10, 2013. That day, the XAM and the FSF were officially merged into the Roots Party. This party grew to become the second largest political party in Sabia and Verona, thanks to the success of the union of the two original associations. However Kârjasary left the party after the merger.

On 20 October 2013 Kârjasary was re-elected by the Kign Ciprian as Sabia and Verona's governor for a second six-month term. In February 2014 he became the Governor to a new Monarch of Sabia and Verona, Isadora of Annenak, who would become the first Queen of the Valtirians. Alongside Aina Oehler, he was one of the witnesses of the new Queen's coronation on 27 April 2014. In October 2014, near the end of his second term as Governor, Kârjasary was created Duke of Evra following the introduction of the Sabioveronese peerage. After stepping down, he was succeeded by the Deputy Governor, Joseph Emmanuel, Marquis of Saamark, who became interum Governor. Saria Josephine would eventually assume the position. Following the end of his tenure, he assumed a more passive role in Sabioveronese politics, becoming Queen Isadora's political advisor and intermediary between the Queen and Salisse. Even then, he continued to represent Sabia and Verona in foreign contexts, though the Federation's isolation from the intermicronational sphere made these occasions rare.

Reign as King

See also: Haronos Plan

In early August 2015 he became a pivotal member of the Haronos Plan. The plan proposed establishing a Sabioveronese outpost outside Venezuela, as the economic, social and political situation in the macronation became more unpredictable.[3] On 17 August 2015, Queen Isadora stepped down as it became evident the Sabioveronese new claims in Argentina (the chosen destination of Haronos) would become the Kingdom's new administrative center. The provisions of the Congress of Salisse, held the day before, filtered the candidates listed on the Book of Electors to two possible options for the Royal Election: Kârjasary and his younger brother, Kaj Kârjasary, a boy of eight. Deemed unfit to rule, Kaj was taken out of the pool of electors and thus Tarik's claim became uncontested. On 23 August 2015, the day Isadora's abdication came into effect, he was declared the new King of the Valtirians.

Tarik on the 2016 issue of the 100 groxar banknote.

He was crowned in Salisse the day of his proclamation as the nation's new monarch. Two days later, now bearing the title of King of the Valtirians, he commanded the first state of the Haronos Plan and on 25 August 2015 he became one of the founders of the City of Alios in Argentina, which became the Kingdom's new capital. From this new capital city he oversaw the adoption of a new Constitution of Sabia and Verona, and thus became the new head of the federal citizenship as the position of Governor was abolished.

Tarik's early reign saw the implementation of a new economic policy led by Prime Minister Shounn Virny that saw the internal growth of the national economy, aided by the creation of the National Bank of Sabia and Verona and the adoption of the groxi as the Kingdom's currency. In late February 2016, Tarik signed the Alios Agreement with Ciprian of Juclandia, officially disbanding the Federal Union of Juclandian Lands government and re-establishing the Federation as an intermicronational economic and cultural union, officially securing the Sabioveronese independence from Jucaresti.

On 24 February 2017, Tarik surpassed Isadora as the longest-reigning monarch of Sabia and Verona and longest-serving head of state of any Valtirian sector micronation. On 21 April 2017, Tarik ratified the third Constitution of Sabia and Verona.

Personal life

Aside his native Spanish, Tarik is fluent in English and speaks some German, which was his first language. He has developed several conlang, most notably Sabian (the official language of Sabia and Verona) and Lycene. He often writes poetry as a hobby, chiefly in Spanish, although he has written poems in English and his conlangs as well. Kârjasary is an amateur artist. His works of digital art have been important pieces in the development of the Sabioveronese culture and its publicization abroad. Recurrent themes in his art include Valtirian mythology and official portraits, of which he has done for both Sabioveronese and foreign figures.

He is irreligious, though he adheres to the ideals of the Church of the Pahun, which he founded. He was raised in the Roman Catholic faith, and practiced Nichiren Buddhism during his childhood. His micronational pseudonym, Tarik, is of Arab origin and has also been spelt as Tarek and Tarêk in Sabioveronese sources.

Political views

Kârjasary is a self-described social democrat, intersectional feminist and a supporter of green politics. In Argentina, he is an active member of the Socialist Party (PS), and was a sympathizer of Popular Will in Venezuela. Kârjasary has criticized both the PSUV government of Venezuela under the leaderships of Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro and the Democratic Unity opposition indiscriminately in several occasions.[4] Kârjasary is a fierce supporter of women's and LGBT rights, identifying as queer himself, and has contributed to the study of LGBT rights and history in micronationalism.

Titles and honours

Monarchical styles of
Tarik of Kârjasary
Greater Arms of Sabia and Verona.png
Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Olann

Domestically, Kârjasary is officially addressed as "His Royal Highness", though the simpler and equally reverent Sabian Olann is commonly used. Though officially, he may be called "Tarik of Kârjasary" (Tarik Kârjasaras), the common use of his civil name is more usual and expected in informal contexts. In the Church of the Pahun he is either known as Haerpyer I Ashkuusinu (during his first rule) or Haerpyer II (currently, for his second rule), but these names are rarely used outside the religious institution. In addition to his royal title, he also holds the peerage title "Duke of Evra". He has held the titles:

His full royal title is as follows:

Which is in Sabian:

  • Olann Remeja, neg Lounta rashir Géntimann, Rexa Valtirgarann, Senna Avendras, Sagru Próunisar, Aipartag Évrasann, Pare Mestrê Ordrasê Airemej Bas·hemethas ê Ordrasê Faragasê, eiMárexal Ordrasê Sânahaksann.

Foreign honours

References

Tarik of Sabia and Verona
Royal titles
Preceded by
Isadora
King of the Valtirians, et al.
23 August 2015 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Throne established
King of Lycem, et al.
20 December 2012 - 23 February 2014
Succeeded by
Isadora
Noble titles
Preceded by
Peerage created
Duke of Evra
20 October 2014 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Office established
Governor of Sabia and Verona
20 October 2012 - 20 April 2013
Succeeded by
Isadora Annenak
Preceded by
Isadora Annenak
Governor of Sabia and Verona
20 October 2013 - 20 October 2014
Succeeded by
Joseph Emmanuel (acting)
Religious offices
Preceded by
Church established
High Priest of the Pahun
15 May 2012 - 19 June 2012
Succeeded by
Lajam I
Preceded by
Alyna I
High Priest of the Pahun
23 August 2015 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Offices in the Grand Unified Micronational
Preceded by
Position established
Sabioveronese Delegate to the GUM
2 January 2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Adam Belcher
Statistics Secretary
23 April 2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent