Ancient Willow Krai
|Founded||20 July 2010|
|Jurisdiction||Tsarist Empire of Gishabrun|
|Ambassador||HIM Tsar Kuri I|
|Status||Park, containing a National Monument|
The name "Ancient Willow" refers to Ancient Willow National Monument, the main feature of the krai.
On the 20th of July, 2010, HIM Tsar Kuri I claimed an area of 13.5 square metres of land containing an ancient willow tree and a small bench. However, a friend of HIM the Tsar who was traveling with him, namely Cyril I, then Emperor of the Unnamed Empire, disputed the new krai, claiming that the bench was Unnamed territory. This sparked a small conflict called The Bench War. After a few scuffles and fights, the Imperial Army declared peace and in return gave The Unnamed Empire 5/6ths of the bench (about 1 square metre), while Gishabrun got to keep the rest. The Krai was declared a Park (which means tourists may visit it regularily) and the Ancient Willow was declared a National Monument. Eight days later, the Empire captured the entire Bench, and therefore conquering the Unnamed Empire (since they had no other land claims), and HIM Tsar Kuri I succeeded Cyril I as Emperor of the Unnamed Empire.
The Ancient Willow Kraian climate is continental (but modified by the nearby river with the Lake Effect), meaning it has an average of -3.5 degrees Celsius in winter, and an average of 22 degrees Celsius in summer, with 133.1 cm of snowfall each winter and 834 mm of percipitation year-round. Ancient Willow Krai is on the edge of a small valley, and has a steep cliff close to the borders. Ancient Willow Krai contains the Ancient Willow National Monument, Ancient Willow Park, and The Bench
- Ancient Willow Monument II.jpg
A view of the Ancient Willow from below.
- Ancient Willow Monument.jpg
Another photograph of the Ancient Willow