Culture of Voltar

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Religon

The main religion of Voltar is Christianity, with the Anglican Church/Church of England being the main denomination. Freedom of religion is allowed within Volkar.

Saints

Names in bold denote saints that are recognized only by Voltar.

  • Mary the mother of Jesus Christ
  • Jude The Apostle, the patient Saint of Voltar
  • Lawrence of Rome, the Martyr
  • Alfred the Great
  • Anne, the mother of Mary and Grandmother of Jesus Christ
  • Bartholomew the Apostle
  • Joan of Arc
  • Thomas Becket
  • Charles I of England
  • Henry IV of France, the Good King
  • Edward the Confessor
  • Saint George of Lydda
  • Saint David of Wales
  • Saint Andrew of Scotland
  • Saint Patrick of Ireland
  • Martin Luther King. Jr
  • Charles Lutwidge Dodgeson (Lewis Carroll)
  • C. S. Lewis
  • Jacques de Molay
  • Saint Nicholas
  • Saint Peter
  • Saint Valentine (all 14 of them)

Holidays

International holidays

  • New Year Day: 1 January
  • Good Friday, Easter, Easter Monday
  • May Day: First Monday in May
  • Christmas Day: 25 December
  • Boxing Bay: 26 December

Voltarian holidays

Voltar Day

Voltar Day, celebrated on 5 May, celebrated the establishment of Voltar, much like the 4th of July within the United States.

W Day:

Celebrated on 18 August, this holiday celebrated the birthday of Baron William I.

St. Jude Day

October 28th marked the feast day of Saint Jude the Apostle, patron saint of Voltar.

Legends

The Lone Yellow Coat

Once in the time before now, Voltar was attacked, a flag was taken, and an officer of the Royal Guard was sent to retrieve it. The flag was made out of sorcerers yawn and mystical material that could be used for good or for bad.

After many miles the Yellow Coat fort against a Black Knight (Who was defeated by the sight of a gun firing, think it was magic) who joins the Quest.

Many days and thousands of miles later they reached a cave and spent the night there.

The next morning they were ready to move on when suddenly the Black Knight was hit by What?, the Knight recognized it as a Dzee-dzee-don-da (a creature so ugly itself is sacred of its image) it was undone by seeing its image in the Knight sword.

When they saw it was gone they saw a Liver Bird appear in the mouth of the cave.

The bird then take them to a mighty castle Cards grounded by a wolf-headed, the Black Knight then faced the beast, his sword and the creature's claws clashed as the battle went the creature bit the Knights arm and the venom from the beast started to take hold faster than a Basic. The Yellow Coat then shoot the beast in the heart and the creature fell, the Black Knight dropped his and slowly died from the infection.

Before living the Liver Bird gave the Yellow Coat a feather and also a group of words to say and that he had to use his sword in say those words.

Inside the castle, no one attack the Yellow Coat as he came into the great hall of the castle, there on a throne was the Master of the Cards sitting in front of the flag.

"I wish to collect the flag," the Yellow Coat said

"Very well," the Master said, "But first you must defeat me in mortal combat" and so the dual began, the sword clashed, cuit where all over each other.

"You fight well good sir," the Master said "But not good another" as he came in for the kill the Yellow Coat lifted his sword and shouted these words: Dod ar hynodro, he swiped his sword and a cut, in reality, appeared in out of this a Griffin like creature appeared and attacked the Master and kill him.

Days after would the Yellow Coat returned home with the flag and carrying the corpse of the Black Knight, the Legend was written and the Black Knight was buried as a Hero of Voltar...

The Eternal Maze

Based on the Forbidden Corner in Yorkshire, North Riding. The Story where the Baroness is captured by a mystical being who says that if he doesn't become the Absolute Ruler of Voltar then she will stay in a Maze that goes on forever wondering for all time, her three children the Tri-Baronts as they were called told the Being that they wonder stand up to him and find their mother, the being agreed and the three started the search...

The first thing they came across was the creature in a cave with water flowing through it, the Baront Nicholas asked "Tell me to go, sir, can you tell us if you have seen a lady wondering thoroughly here?" The creature replied in a very slimy voice "You give up this Quest of yours and give the power to the Lord and Master..."

"Are you mad, let us past" the boy said as the three push the creature aside and wondered into the cave behind them the creature was shouting "You are doomed, you hear me? DOOOOMMMED!!!".

The cave was getting darker and darker John was getting scared but Annabel reassured him, Nicholas stopped, in front of them was a door with two snakes caved onto the archway, one spoke; "Who dares walk past us to the underworld?"

"We do" Nicholas "We are the Baronts of Voltar, and direct heirs to the throne of the Barony and to become the protectors of the Land"

"What is your motive to travel down here?" the other snake asked

"We seek our mother, the Baroness..." John said

"You may provide," the first snake said and then the second one spoke "Beware for where you are about to enter few have come out alive..." as the door opened to a red realm and a big booming voice called out "Come Forward" the three walked in as fire was ejected from the spouts of a fountain where a horned being with bat wings gretted them "Welcome young ones, I and the Black God and welcome to the Kingdom of the lowest who are tho who see the face of ages and sin?" Nicholas pluct up "We are on a quest to find are mother and restore the Honour of Voltar by defeating the monster who kidnapped her and place her in the maze above us we seek knowledge to find her and who is the maker of the Eternal Maze"

"You speak of Thandoyle his name meaning Death Dark Strager he has a dark heart and an inqecsable thert for Power, he was banished by me as he tried to overthrow me, the Black God, the dietie of the night and wrong doings, he wishes to make you country into the most dark and evil froce in the world, he has probuly link his maze to here so his army can come a rage battle against me, so I thank you for this information, if you wish to get out of here before this place is closed forever to the living them go through the door behind me with the blessing of the Black God and all that is unholy" and a door opened behind him and the three rushed out the door leads to another door which leads into a small room with a group of yet more doors many leads to nowhere but Nicholas went through the only trustful one leading into a corridor of leaning post with splinter and gaps, John was scared they would give way and push both Nicholas and Annabel on.

They came out into a forest-like place, they stumbled onto another door...

"Are you sure we should open this one?" John asked

"How are we going to find Mother if we don't search?" Nicholas said pushing the door open it to find a world of 3-foot mice hiding in fear in the corners of their caves, Annabel asked a young mouse why they were hiding

"We trying to not to be seen" the mouse replied

"Not to be seen from what?" she asked

"The Cat!!" all the mice said in fear

"That was strange" Nicholas said

"He comes at night with big nasty teath and ripping great claws," one mouse said

"He swiped the tail off my uncle," said another.

"How can a cat be a fert to us?" Nicholas asked Annabel

"Well Nick," she said "If the mice are 3 feet big here, how big is the cat? To him we might just be rats"

"Don't scare me like that" John said acting a bit like the mice, when suddenly... "Meowwwww!!!" echoed down the tunnels...

"The Cat is Coming" a mouse shouted and they ran off down the tunnel the Baronets came from.

"Run!" Nicholas called as they ran down the tunnel when they came to what looked like a giant skull.

"I looked back when we came out of the forest, we came out from the right so we should go to the left," Annebal said and they went to the left, Thandoyle was looked over them "They heading to where to their mother is, we need to keep them away from each other"... The three came out into the sunlight.

"I glad to get out of there," John said "I can see where I'm going now", they then heard rustling

"What was that?" Annabel asked

"It came from over there," Nicholas said pointing to a bush in the distance, the three went over there and saw a lady in a Roman dress standing there all claim like. John was the first to ask "Ecuss me?"

"Yes oh Baronet John?" the lady said

"You know me?" John said amazed

"Of couse, I am Venus the Goddess of love, the lady of all that is gental, you are the Three Baronet who widh to seek you mother the Baroness who has been captured here", Nicholas was confused "How can you be here?"

"Well I'm not really, I am really a statue that Thandoyle borought to life the forfill his desires, I refuses so he placed me here and turned my foot the stone to keep me stuck on this pedastole" Venus replied "If you seek you mother confront the spirit that is bowned to a tree and he will help you out" as she finished the sentence a bolt of red lighting stuck her and she was turned completely into stone, the three looked up and there above them was Thandoyle in black rodes with a long staff with a purple skull on top, "That Stole-pigeon," he said outraged "I should have gotten rid of her when I had the chance, she won't be helping anyone esle now", quickly John got a broken piece of Venus's pedestal and threw it at Thandoyle hitting him in the chest, as soon as it hit the three ran off into the woods

"Nice throw John," Nicholas said

"Thanks but I was trying to get his head"

"Whos's there?" a voice shouted, the three looked to see a small person completely white stuck to a tree trunk being bowned by the roots of the tree. John came up to the person and explain what had happened and then he asked "Can you help us?"

"Of couse I can if you can get me out, I'm Halcyon, I grant the wishes of anyone who let me free" Nicholas looked at the roots "It seems that the roots have come from the same one at the back, take that out from below the lowers two them it would be easier for Halcyon to get free, but we need an axe"

"There's one on the tree stump there," Halcyon said "I tried to cut myself out but I couldn't as my hand could hardy move" Nicholas toke to ax and cut the root at the back of the tree and the root's grip on Halcyon ceased and he was able to float freely again "Thank, and as I promised I will grant your wishes". Annabel said, "Firstly we would like to find our mother..."

"I have Her!" said a booming voice, the four looked up and there was Thandoyle with the Baroness in him glitches, Nicholas was quick to respond "Quick, Halcyon, I wish there was a way to stop Thandoyle" Halcyon clapped twice and a cross-bow appeared in Nicholas's hands, "When fired the bolt hits the the most powerful thing in it's range" Nicholas pointed the bow at Thandoyle and when it fired the bolt went and hit the purple skull on Thandoyle's staff, as soon the skull scattered Thandoyle decorticated and Halcyon caught the mother as she fell.

"What happened to Thandoyle?" John asked

"The stafe had been given to him by the Black God" Halcyon explained "He had that stafe for nearly six thoasand years, it was the only thing that was keeping him alive and young, the skull was the magical part, when that was destoryed the magic stopped and all the years came back to Thandoyle all in one" When Halcyon finished the maze disappeared, Halcyon looked to Annabel "I wasn't the one who furfill you request so you can ask again, I am a spirt of my word"

"Well I wish we were home in Atherstone Hall" Halcyon clasped again and they all transported to the courtyard of Atherstone Hall, finally Halcyon turned to John "Add you?"

"I wish that you were a free spirit, but you must use your powers to do the right thing and not for your own monotary gain," he said, Halcyon clasped once more and then flow off into the distance, as the four Royals walked back into the house...

The Shield and Sword

In the time before the modern era, there was a scientist and a scourer. The scientist was named Lammel, the scourer was called Cardolus they were great friends. Lammel court Cardolus science, the ways of Alcamie and Astronomy and Cardolus court Lammel magic of positions, cards, spell casting, and the secrets of the mystical followers.

Then 1 day the Baron called Lammel to his court, not only was Lammert the chief scientist he was also a prophet and head of the Church in Voltar, The Baron said that he wanted to make Voltar a powerful force and wanted to know which was more powerful: magic or science?

Lammel knew he had to choose science, even thou he had seen how science would lead to so much suffering in the far future, he knew Cardolus had a black heart and more people would suffer shortly under Cardolus's hands. Lammel then said, "In science and fact is our best opotion" he was then given full power to develop his science and prophesied.

When new reach Cardolus he felt be-trained and so challenged Lamme to a fight to the death, he had positions to create a metal for a sword that would cut anything.

At the same time, Lammel had used Alcamie to create a liquid position, then he toke a shield and immersed it in the position, this would make it Indistuctable even to Cardolus's Sword.

Unknown to Lammel, Carlos had placed a crystal on the hilt, to increase to power od the blow. Unknown to him the crystal got its power from Cardolus's very Life Force.

The Battle began, the clag of Metal apon Metal rang out for miles, it went for hours and almost nothing behind Cardolus hadn't had a mark of his sword, the battle went on add on until Cardolus collapsed, dropped his sword, the crystal turned black as Cardolus turned to dust.

Lammel toke the sword and shield and placed them in a magical lock, which only he and the royal family knew to keep no one from taking them.

For all time.

The Swan's Arm

In the time before the Romans an accident trade had a child taken from them for unknown reasons, the boy returned as a young man saying he had been the slave to a mystical being all these years and had been finally released.

Over the next weeks the man stayed in the colors away from anyone and wouldn't speak to anyone, not even his mother, he always kept his right arm covered by his clock and would tell why.

The only time he let his guard down was when his mother saw him pull a white feather from under his cloak with the look of pain on his face, his mother then went to see the priest and tell him what she saw.

Soon the priest with a couple of warriors came to the hunt and told him to remove his clock, when the man refused one of the warriors pulled it off, to everyone surprise instead of a human arm there was a swan's wing, in proportion to a human arm but undoubtedly a Swan's wing.

The young man explained that he had been tired the mystical being who he had been working for and as punishment the being turned the man's right arm into a swan's wing. The man then said that all he wished was to feel like a real man again. The Preist order one of the warrior's to take out his sword and cut the wing off, he did so and the decapitated wing disappeared leaving every one of the feathers on the floor, the Preist then told everyone that they will go to the lake.

At the lake the Preist told the young man to walk into the water up to his waste, which the man did, the Preist then asked the warrior that had cut the wing off to give his sword as a sacrifice. With the blood-stained sword in both hands, the Preist prayed to the Gods to heel the young man and then threw the sword into the lake, the blood that was on the sword then trickled towards the man and up to his body and reformed his arm from shoulder to the end of his nails.

And at last, the young man felt like a man again.

High Culture

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Popular Culture

Commonly referred to as Pop Culture, the Baron is a fan of the Beatles as his father was a boy in Liverpool around 10 in the early sixties he has almost every album the Beatles released, a notable favorite song of the Baron's include: All You Need is Love (For a time the national anthem of Voltar), Octopus's Garden, Maxwell's Silver Hammer (the story may be groom but the tune is so catchy you can't forget it) Yellow Submarine among others.

Also, Television shows watched as a child is on the list of Pop Culture which include: Thomas the Tank Engine, Scooby-Doo, Danger Mouse, Teen Titans, many of which he has role-played with his brother: Richard of Turo in another word they would make up their characters and act as if they were in the episodes of these shows. BBC Sherlock is highly regarded in Voltar as an extremely successful adaptation of Sir Arthur Colyne Doyle's world-famous novels and hopes the next series is as good as the first. Doctor Who is loved by nearly every Voltarian, the modern-day series is extremely successful as comedic, dark, scary, and complex.

Other things he watches as recent and recently introduced such as The Nostalgia Critic and Linkara Atop the 4th Wall.

Films such as Dumdo, Wizard of Oz, Blues Brothers, Monte Carlo or Bust, Those Magnificent Men in there Flying Machines, or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes are popular in Voltar.

Museum Scerets

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Nation Anthem

The National Anthem of Voltar is known as "We are Voltarians" which uses the melody of "God Save the Tsar" the last National Anthem of the Russian Empire, which became defunct in 1917 with the revolution.

The melody was done by Alexei Lvov, the Lyrics were written by Baron William I


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Lyrics

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We are Voltarians
We will all sing
We are a Nation
That we all proclaim


We will not cease
From all our claims
We are Voltarians
Will will all sing


We are a Nation
That we all proclaim
Lord bless our Leader
That is what we wish


We are Voltarians
We will all sing
We are a Nation
That we all proclaim.

History

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Symbols

Flag

The flag of Voltar was designed by Baron William I; the shape comes from the design of the Nepal Flag, with William I wanting it to look grander. The symbol within the flag is the number 3, which is considered to be very holy in most cultures and religions; within Christianity, it is used to represent the Holy Trinity. The colors are arranged, such that "purity is protected by justice and peace, while justics and peace are protected by happiness".

The flag of Volkar is, allegedly, the only micronational flag to have a greater height than width, in addition to allegedly having the only non-quadrilateral flag.

Coat of Arms

Coat of arms of Voltar
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EscutcheonPer pale Azure and Or; a chief Argent studded with the symbol of the Holy Trinity on the dexter side; in dexter base Azure a liver bird Or;in sinister base Or a liver bird Azure.

The coat of arms of Voltar consists of three colors: yellow, blue and white. The coat of arms also consists of the symbol of the Holy Trinity. The birds that are featured on the coat of arms are liver birds, which are commonly situated within Liverpool, and as such appear on the coat of arms of the city of Liverpool and the emblem of Liverpool FC.

The Liver Bird

A GIF file of the liver bird, the national bird and animal of Voltar.

The earliest use of the Bird been associated with the then-town of Liverpool was on a seal dating from the 1350s, which is now held in the British Museum. The possible species is long debatable, the seal that King John had to give Liverpool the right to be a Borough back in 1207, in honor of his patron saint, frequently used the device of an eagle- associate with St. John.

By the 17th century, the origins of the bird had begun to be forgotten, with references to the bird as a cormorant, still a common bird in the coastal waters near Liverpool. The 17th-century mace refers to a "leaver", while a manual on heraldry from later in the century confuses matters further by assuming this term is related to the old Low Dutch word Lefler, meaning spoonbill - a bird rarely found in northern England.

The College of Arms refers to the bird-like a cormorant, adding that the sprig in the mouth is of laver, a type of seaweed, thus implying that the bird's appellation comes from the sprig.

The bird thus appears to have originally been intended to be an eagle but is now officially a cormorant. Many modern interpretations of the symbol are of a cormorant, although several - notably that on the emblem of Liverpool Football Club - distinctly show the short head and curved beak more readily associated with a bird of prey.


In the 1970s there was a British Sitcom called The Liver Birds about two young women in Liverpool, a play on British slang "bird" means young women.

It is commonly seen on top of the Liver Building, it's also found on many coats of arms in Liverpool most notably Liverpool FC.

Deseret Alphabet

Voltar used to use the Deseret Alphabet as an Alterenvite to the English Alphabet, but in an altered form unlike Molossia, this Alphabet was created by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints (also known as the "Mormon" or LDS Church) under the guidance of Church President Brigham Young (1801–1877). Brigham Young's secretary, George D. Watt, was among the designers of the Deseret Alphabet.

The name Deseret is taken from a word in the Book of Mormon and means "honeybee". It reflects the LDS use of the beehive as a symbol of the co-operative industry.

The LDS Church published four books using the Deseret Alphabet. Also, the Church-owned Deseret News also published passages of scripture using the alphabet on occasion. Some historical records, diaries, and other materials were hand-written using this script, and it had limited use on coins and signs. There is also one tombstone in Cedar City, Utah, written in the Deseret Alphabet. However, the alphabet failed to gain wide acceptance and was not actively promoted after 1869.

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Voltar's usage of this writting form was discountinued when Baron William I got more detail of the LDS Church having views like baptising the name of the departed into the church, so they could have baptised Wiston Churchill eventhou he's been died since 1965.

Since the discontinue of the Deseret alphabet in Voltar the only Micronation using this Alphabet is the Republic of Molossia in the state of Neverda.