Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun
Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun
|2014 (as Pokemon group), 2021 (current incarnation)|
|Motto: "Ω Θεοί, δώσε μας, τους υποτελείς σου, τα δικαιώματά μας."|
O Gods, grant us, your vassals, our rights.
|Government||Hellenistic Boule (awaiting recruitment)|
|Alexandros I Irikladis|
|2014 (as Pokemon group), 2021 (current incarnation)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|Date format||Gregorian calendar: mm-dd-yyyy, Attic calendar: m-dd-ol.y|
The Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun (Greek: Ελληνιστική Αυτοκρατορία του Τσιμπρονού, romanized Greek: Ellinikí Aftokratoría tou Tsimpronoú, Turkish: Helenistik Camburnu İmparatorluğu, Cimbrunese [Latin script]: Ellaniastich Basilæt to Tsimmprouno), also known as Cimbrun, Tsimmproún, or Camburnu, is a sovereign state, commonly called a "micronation" by outside observers, and the latest incarnation of the Cimbrunese Imperium. It claims land in the State of Arkansas within the United States, with both an outward and a colonial expansion planned afterward. Initially established micronationally as the Empire of Orini in 2018 and as the Grandeur Orinian Empire in 2014 before that (simply referred to as Grand Orini here), Cimbrun is ruled by decree and is a member of the Ozark Sector.
Etymology and denonyms
Initially, the Empire was known as Orini, which had come from a generator that is now assumed lost. Its citizens were known as Orinians, and the news site that is now known as the Cimbrun Tribune was called the Orini Tribune (hence, its link being "orinitribute" rather than "cimbruntribune", the usage of "tribute" rather than "tribune" a misspelling on the Basileus' end.) However, the last incarnation of Cimbrun to be known as Orini, the Second Empire, fell to inactivity and was divided up amongst several other micronations due to the Great Micronational War in 2019, with Robert Smith of what is now the Republic of Elysium requiring a name change in order to grant Cimbrun independence. As Cimbrun was the name of the capital of Orini at the time, it was chosen.
The demonym for a citizen or group of citizens of Cimbrun, as well as the adjective for Cimbrun, is Cimbrunese.
Grand Orini, the earliest legitimate incarnation of the Imperium and the second empire, real or not, created by Alexandros I Irikladis. It was far more immature and scandalous than the first micronational incarnation, and its activities largely consisted of trying to conquer larger Pokémon Facebook groups for the purpose of uniting the groups often leading to total failure and loss of almost all the Facebook fandom's trust.
Grand Orini was also attacked by two different groups, one a similar yet far more successful group known as the Sternlitch and the other the Elite Pokémon Society, or EPS, the latter being more vehement in its attacks and leading to the biggest scandal that happened prior to the micronational era. While the Sternlitch faded away by 2017 (when Grand Orini fell), the EPS would last a few more years until its leader and the Basileus made up, by which point the EPS was declining.
Grand Orini would fall once Alexandros was admitted to a juvenile mental facility, at which point he was restricted from social media usage by the counselor that served him. This would be the end of his online adventures until 2019.
The first micronational incarnation of Orini/Cimbrun was founded sometime during 2019, most likely January or February. It was very immature and simulationist at this point, joining in such horrid activities such as raiding, and immediately got banned from Vryland (2018-2019), as the then-Emperor had a temporary lapse of sanity in front of the former King of Vryland, as well as one involving Krainego. It got involved in a UN-style YAMO, where the Emperor found a case in favor of Cycoldia instead of Etukan, leading to a Great Micronational War that was settled after the Emperor backed out after accidentally raiding a neutral party. The first incarnation fell soon after the war due to being nuked.
Second and Third incarnations of Cimbrun
The second incarnation of Cimbrun suffered from inactivity, loss of "land" due to losing the Great Micronational War, and was also nuked after the then-Imperator gave out the admin role at his own whims. Overall, the second incarnation was a failure, and a third was founded after a short exile. It, too, fell to inactivity, though this was the first time an Orinian or Cimbrunese server wasn't nuked.
Imperium of Orini-Cimbrun
The Imperium of Orini-Cimbrun was founded after a 3-month exile after the events of the third Incarnation, and was active on Twitter for a time, joining an alliance of states in the Ozarks founded there known as the AOMN as well as the LIN. It became inactive fairly quickly, however, and eventually, the so-called "friend" (who is considered an enemy of the state), who goes by Yuki, convinced Alyx to go on an exile, which he briefly returned from only to come back yet again.
Early Desslokian Era
In 2019, the Basileus would meet Desslok, who had a profound impact on him such that they were father and son, and fought together in the fight against Almendria as well as the August Uprising against Promatia, among others. However, he had such a profound impact on the Basileus that he made no effort to notice red flags throughout his time with Desslok, and Cimbrun can be considered a vassal of the Nexus from August 2019 to the collapse of the Nexus in May of 2022 as Desslok was dominant in Cimbrunese politics.
Hellenic Empire of Cimbrun
The Hellenic Empire of Cimbrun was founded on 13 February 2021. It was meant to focus on the Hellenic faith, though it is not a theocracy, and multiple Advisors had been appointed. With this change, the Imperator changed his title from his former one, which was Latin for emperor, to Basileus, which is Greek for king. Cimbrun aims to get involved in the local micronational area, as well as gain diplomatic allies and seek forgiveness for its past actions (including recent ones.) They have given diplomatic support to Wegmat in the Great Des Plaines Valley War, an exception to the rule against war since allies' territories have been physically occupied. It was inactive until August, which was when it tried to join a league of Hellenistic micronations. It primarily participated in the LIN and on Twitter, including within the International Micronational Association, and continues to do so after the name change.
Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun
Cimbrun would gain a Basilissa near the start of the Hellenistic era in July and the Fall Reforms started with plans to transition to a constitutional monarchy and lessen the amount of heretical, legally required to change, or otherwise undesirable elements of the Cimbrunese culture. It had plans to attempt to join cultural organizations and has already joined the North American Micronational Alliance.
The war on Petrenko would be diplomatically supported until the mental breakdown of Titania Smith, ending it reluctantly with an attempt to white peace Sangkheilios, however, there was no reply even after Cascadia surrendered. Cimbrun would essentially be inactive outside of the LIN from November until February because the United States government imprisoned Alexandros, and he lost access to his Discord account after his phone, which contained his 2FA, was wiped by his mother.
Cimbrun returned to informal rule by decree in January, and formally joined the Ozark Sector in February. March was wracked by the Ozark Crisis, and Cimbrun conflicted with the Second Republic of Ethosia for another two months and ten days after the initial crisis due to Gabriel Sebastian's behavior. However, it gained a vassal in the Multnomah People's Commune after the fall of Ethosia. Cimbrun became a protectorate of the Nexus in February, followed by a full annexation in April, however, by May 20 it was fully independent. The next day the Treaty of Mikrá Elláda was signed, and the Polis of Avrilía was created from the Ethosian lands ceded to Cimbrun.
Collapse of the Nexus and Months of Sorrow
The collapse of the Nexus and fall from grace of Desslok starting on May 25 proved most troubling for Cimbrun, and the state dissociated from the Nexus the same day. As a micronation, the state declined, and eventually, with Royal Decree XIX the Cimbrunese Empire declared itself a full secessionist state, though it returned to micronationalism in August and September, eventually gaining the entire Ozark land from the Bauwer State upon its collapse. Cimbrun mended its relationship with the Bauwerscteit's successor, Chernotskya, which was later annexed by Caudonia but then decided to rework itself, as well as thawing relations with the former emperor of Vryland and current Prince of Caudonia, where the Basileus was elected as an MP in the September 2022 by-election on an anti-annexation platform.
However, after a lawsuit wherein the Basileus sued somebody for calling them a slur, the party split and eventually, the Basileus exiled himself from the community for 6 months after it became clear Gabriel Sebastian would use his former Nexan heritage against him. During this period of time, the Basileus realized he was transgender, and changed her title to Basilissa. Reorganization began in February of 2023, and has yet to be completed.
The government of the Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun is an absolute monarchy, with dynasty members and Advisors being allowed to give the Basileus advice upon request. The monarch can choose to use their ideas or reject them as he wills, and rejected ideas cannot be recommended for 6 months.
Members of the Nobility
Geography and Climate
Cimbrun is dominated by the Ozark Mountains, divided into the Springfield Plateau, Boston Mountains, Salem Plateau, and St. Francois Mountains.
Cimbrunese culture is primarily American with Hellenic influences. However, Cimbrun has never held a census, so information is limited.
Cimbrun's lingua franca is English, however, Greek is an official language. The Basileus plans to create a creole conlang, Cimbrunese, which shall serve as an official language as well.
The national plant of Cimbrun is the olive tree, and the national animal is the dolphin.
Hellenism is the state-encouraged religion (while Hellenism is encouraged, the nation itself is secular), with a cultus to Zeus (not a cult in the modern sense) to be dedicated once the nation reaches 50 citizens. However, all religions are accepted within the nation, and as such, the nation will not support the proselytizing of citizens.
All media is state-run. The Cimbrun Tribune is a digital newspaper that serves the citizens of Cimbrun, and a YouTube channel and website are planned.
Attic Calendar and Holidays
In addition to the Gregorian Calendar, Cimbrun uses the Attic calendar, a lunar calendar used by the ancient Athenians. A description of the Attic calendar can be found in the following table:
Cimbrun has a holiday system that uses the two calendars interchangeably, with holidays in the Gregorian calendar and festivals in the Attic calendar.
|Attic New Year||Hekatombaion 1|
|Zeus Epoptes||25 Metageitnon|
|Khalkeia||29 or 30 Metageitnon|
|Gregorian New Year||January 1|
|May Day||May 1|
|Basileus Alexandros' Birthday||May 6|
|Mother's Day||May 9|
|Father's Day||June 20|
|Veteran's Day||October 15|
|Topin Wagglegammon||October 26|
|Merch Monday||November 29|
|Legitimacy Day||December 1|
|New Years' Eve||December 31|