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Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall
| Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall |
Perseverance – Independence – Strength
|Official religion(s)||Norse Paganism|
|Government||Feudal Absolute Monarchy|
|- Monarch||His Royal Majesty, King Thomas Bainbridge & Her Royal Majesty, Queen Laura Johnson|
|- Monarch||His Majesty, King Thomas Bainbridge & Her Majesty, Queen Laura Johnson|
|Legislature||Althing of Hrafnarfjall|
|Established||14 May 2016|
|Currency||Imperial, Royal, Crown & Centurion|
|Time zone||UTC & CST|
Hrafnarfjall, officially the Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall, is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a sovereign state, aiming for independence, which may be also referred to as a Micronation in popular nomenclature.
- 1 History
- 2 House of Bainbridge
- 3 Foreign relations
- 4 Administrative divisions
- 5 Government
- 6 Law and order
- 7 Demographics
- 8 Culture
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Formation of the Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall
The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall was formed on 14th May, 2016 by now-King Thomas and Queen Laura sitting alongside other members as part of a Council. The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall began thus as a Council Ruled country and as an attempted Democracy. However, in its first two years of existence, the Kingdom only developed a weak foundation, and any development overall was slow and stunted due to some of it's original citizens taking advantage of the Democratic process in a negative manner. Then, at the dawn of 2018, the monarchy formed as the Reign of King Thomas and Queen Laura began. Those citizens whom had stunted the country's growth prior were expelled. Development has exploded since, with 130 members following on Facebook and 23 e-citizens, including landed Duchys and a Jarldom. Finally, with other nations desiring to join in alliance, the Empire of the White Raven was formed in 2018. Establishment is planned for early 2019 in the area referred to as Minnesota.
The Reign of King Thomas I and Queen Laura
At the dawn of 2018, the Monarchy was formed under the rule of King Thomas I as Sovereign and Queen Laura as Consort.
In June 2018, the Monarchy announced the selection of an Heir-Presumptive to the Throne of Hrafnarfjall, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Evan Bainbridge, whom will be Heir until such a time as the King and Queen have children, at which time Hrafnarfjall's Absolute Primogeniture laws will come into effect. Furthermore, they announced the formation of four new Noble Titles;
- The Duchy of Úlfból (Wolf's Lair) conferred upon His Royal Majesty, King Thomas
- The Duchy of Villi-Eldr (Wildfire) conferred upon Her Royal Majesty, Queen Laura
- The Duchy of Jǫtunnhöll (Giant's Hall) conferred upon His Royal Highness, Prince Evan
- The County of Ormrdrepa (Snake Strike) conferred upon The Right Honorable Lady Beverley Bainbridge
Plus, established a new Principality, the Principality of Veðrkar
On 27th July 2018, the Crown announced they had accepted vassalage of Aidan Haldorson, and announced him as Jarl of the Raven's Loft, adding his lands to the territory of the Kingdom.
On 3rd August 2018, the Crown announced the adoption of Luna Michele (the sitting Secretary of Foreign Affairs) into the House of Bainbridge. With this, she was granted the title of Princess.
On 08 December 2018, the King's adoptive sister, Sophia, formally accepted the title of Princess.
On 21st December 2018, the Crown granted Duchy to current Jarl Aidan Haldorson, the Duchy of Raven's Loft, and granted a Barony to Baroness Raywyn, the Eyrie.
The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall establishes and maintains diplomatic relations through Ambassadors, whom have the power to create agreements with other nations, but all treaties and agreements have to be ratified by the Hrafnarfjallian Monarchy.
Hrafnarfjall is divided into Principalities, Duchies and Crown Territories, with Crown Territories managed directly by the Crown, and Principalities and Duchies being ruled by their local Prince or Duke, whom is vassalised to the Crown of Hrafnarfjall and each with a decreasing amount of autonomy and local governance, with Principalities having the most autonomy.
|The Principality of Veðrkar (Wind Bowl)||Formation||5||His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Evan of Hrafnarfjall, Duke Jǫtunnhöll (Held in Regency by Countess Ormrdrepa until Crown Prince Evan comes of age.)|
|The Duchy of Villi-Eldr (Wildfire)||Formation||1||Her Royal Majesty, Queen Laura of Hrafnarfjall, Duchess Villi-Eldr|
|The Jarldom of the Raven's Loft||27th July 2018||1||His Excellency, Jarl Aidan Haldorson, Jarl Raven's Loft|
His Majesty, King Thomas I & Her Majesty, Queen Laura are the heads of state as Monarchs, and hold vast executive, legislative, and judicial powers. They are held accountable by the Althing of Hrafnarfjall|, a body that provides a voice for the people in the governance of Hrafnarfjall and which helps develop new laws for the Kingdom. The Monarchs are also advised by the Privy Council of Hrafnarfjall, the Secretariats, a body which they can consult for and which can issue the Monarchs with non-binding advice and suggestions.
The Hrafnarfjallian Government is currently consists of the following Sectretariats;
|Secretariat of the Treasury||June 2018||NONE|
|Secretariat of Home Affairs||June 2018||NONE|
|Secretariat of Foreign Affairs||June 2018||Princess Luna Michele, Foreign Secretary|
|Secretariat of Development||June 2018||NONE|
|Secretariat of the Interior||June 2018||NONE|
|Secretariat of Education||June 2018||NONE|
|Secretariat of Science and Technology||June 2018||NONE|
|Secretariat of Defense||June 2018||Secretary Michael Kilbey|
Members of the Government
Secretariat of Defense
Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall
Law and order
TO BE WRITTEN
English is the most commonly spoken language in Hrafnarfjall, known and used daily by the majority of the population. English is the only language used for government business, although some Old Norse is rarely used for more ceremonial occasions.
Heads of State are Norse Pagan. There is no official religion. The official stance regarding religion is freedom to practice as desired.