| Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall |
Perseverance – Independence – Strength
|Capital city||Hrafn Mýrar|
|Largest city||Hrafn Mýrar|
|Official language(s)||English, Icelandic|
|Official religion(s)||Norse Paganism|
|Government||Feudal Absolute Monarchy|
|- Monarch||His Imperial & Royal Majesty, Emperor & High King Thomas I & Her Imperial & Royal Majesty, Empress and High Queen Laura|
|Legislature||Althing of Hrafnarfjall|
|Established||14 May 2016|
|Area claimed||Pending Land Survey|
|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 is nominally referred to as an unrecognised nation or more generally as a micronation. Hrafnarfjall is the foremost diplomatic and military power of the North Sea Empire, with its Monarchs being the Hereditary Emperors of the Empire.
The nation of Hrafnarfjall has had a long and fascinating history dating back to mid-2016.
Formation of the Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall
The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall was formed on 14 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 its 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 who had stunted the country's growth prior were expelled. Development has exploded since, with 130 members following on Facebook and 55 e-citizens, including many landed States. Finally, with other nations desiring to join in alliance, The Confederation of the Raven was formed in 2018, but was quickly re-established as the North Sea Empire The 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 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 27 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 3 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 8 December 2018, the King's adoptive sister, Sophia, formally accepted the title of Princess.
On 21 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.
Her Imperial & Royal Highness, Princess Kendall:
Princess of Hrafnarfjall, Grand Duchess of Vötnin, Duchess of Freyasgarðr
His Imperial & Royal Highness, Prince Justin:
Prince of Hrafnarfjall
Her Imperial & Royal Highness, Princess Devon:
Princess of Hrafnarfjall
Her Imperial & Royal Highness, Princess Jo:
Princess of Hrafnarfjall (via Marriage)
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.
|Name||Macronation||Starting Date of Relations||Status of Relations|
|Commonwealth of Essexia||United Kingdom||24 May 2019||Co-Operation Treaty|
|Kingdom of Atovia||United States||27 June 2019||Support & Co-Operation Treaty|
|Zenrax||United States||4 July 2019||Support & Co-Operation Treaty|
|Gradonia||United States||4 July 2019||Support & Co-Operation Treaty|
|Kingdom of Wyvern||Netherlands||25 July 2019||Support & Co-Operation Treaty|
|Misberia||United States||3 January 2020||Support & Co-Operation Treaty|
|Adammia||United Kingdom||11 June 2020||Support & Co-Operation Treaty|
|Uskor||Australia||17 June 2020||Support & Co-Operation Treaty|
|Grand Unified Micronational||10th Feburary, 2019||Full Member; formerly Chair|
Hrafnarfjall is divided into a series of Noble Estates,
|Flag||Coat of Arms||Name||Annexed||Population||Representative||Notes|
|Grand Duchy of Hrafn Mýrar (EN: Grand Duchy of Raven's Marsh)||January 2020||6||Their Imperial and Royal Majesties, The Emperor and Empress, Grand Dukes of Hrafn Mýrar|
|Grand Duchy of Eyjarnar (EN: Grand Duchy of the Isles)||January 2020||8||Her Royal Highness, Grand Duchess Beverley|
|Grand Duchy of Norður-Íshaf (EN: Grand Duchy of the Atlantic)||January 2020||Census Pending||Her Imperial & Serene Highness, Grand Duchess Emerald|
|Grand Duchy of Nogrsommar (EN: Grand Duchy of Abundant Summer)||January 2020||Census Pending||His Royal Highness, Grand Duke William|
|Grand Duchy of Vötnin (EN: Grand Duchy of the Lakes)||January 2020||Census Pending||Her Imperial & Royal Highness, Princess Kendall, Grand Duchess of Vötnin|
|Grand Duchy of Kyrrahafið (EN: Grand Duchy of the Pacific)||January 2020||Census Pending||VACANT|
|Grand Duchy of Suðursjó (EN: Grand Duchy of the South Sea)||January 2020||Census Pending||VACANT|
|Kingdom of Raven's Loft||Formation||1||His Majesty, King Aidan of Raven's Loft||Subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Kyrrahafið|
|Principality of Appalachia||Census Pending||Her Imperial and Serene Highness, Princess Emerald||Subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Norður-Íshaf|
|Principality of Hestrvatn||Census Pending||His Royal and Serene Highness, Grand Duke William, Prince of Hestrvatn||Subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Nogrsommar|
|Duchy of Freyasgarðr||Census Pending||Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Princess Kendall, Princess of Hrafnarfjall, Duchess of Freyasgarðr||Subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Vötnin|
|Duchy of Griðastaður||Census Pending||Their Illustrious Highnesses, Duke Jeff and Duchess Lisa||Subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Nogrsommar|
|Margravate of Heimaland||Census Pending||Her Royal Highness, Grand Duchess Beverley, Margravin of Heimaland||Subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Eyjarnar|
|Margravate of Little Bad Falls||Census Pending||His Imperial and Royal Highness, Prince Archie, Margrave of Little Bad Falls||Subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Norður-Íshaf|
|Margravate of Ilus||Census Pending||His Highness, Margrave Tau||Subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Vötnin|
|Margravate of the Eyrie||Census Pending||His Highness, Margrave Raywyn||Subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Suðursjó|
|Margravate of Phokland||Census Pending||His Highness, Margrave Charles||Subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Suðursjó|
|Landgravate of Heimaland||Census Pending||His Highness, Landgrave Christian||Subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Norður-Íshaf|
|Barony of Ulv Dal||Census Pending||Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Princess Celia, Baroness of Ulv Dal||Subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Nogrsommar|
|City of Suðreyjar (Burgravate)||Census Pending||Vacant||Subordinate to the Margravate of Heimaland|
|City of Cornovii (Burgravate)||Census Pending||Vacant||Subordinate to the Margravate of Heimaland|
|City of Hrafn Mýrar||Census Pending||The Crown||Subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Hrafn Mýrar|
|Principality of Chesapeake and Vørxashan||Census Pending||His Serene Highness, Prince Bradley|
|Kingdom of Powhatan||Census Pending||His Imperial & Royal Highness, Emperor Thomas I, Emperor of the North Sea, High King of Hrafnarfjall, King of Powhatan||In w:Personal Union with the Crown of Hrafnarfjall|
|Dominion of Sayville||Census Pending||His Excellency, the Governor General||Subordinate to the Kingdom of Powhatan|
His Imperial & Majesty, King Thomas I & Her Imperial & Majesty, Queen Laura are the heads of state as Monarchs, and hold absolute executive, legislative, and judicial powers, which is delegated through Autocratic Governance, the the Chancellor being the Head of Government. They are advised by the Tricameral Legislature known as the Keisaralöggjafinn (Imperial Legislature), made up of the Keisararáð (Imperial Council), the Keisaraskápur (Imperial Cabinet) and the Keisarafæði (Imperial Diet).
Keisararáð (Imperial Council)
The Imperial Council is made up all Primary Members of the Imperial Family of Hrafnarfjall. Members of the Imperial Council are;
Keisaraskápur (Imperial Cabinet)
The Imperial Cabinet currently consists of the following members;
|Symbol||Name||Date of Appointment||Position|
|Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Princess Kendall Belopavlovich||June 2018||Chancellor|
|Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Princess Devon Baker||Home Secretary (Ministry of Home Affairs)|
|Her Imperial and Royal Majesty, Empress Laura||Foreign Secretary (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)|
|His Illustrious Highness, Duke Jeff||Interior Secretary (Ministry of Interior Affairs)|
|Mr Joe Stroud||National Security Secretary (Ministry of National Security)|
|His Imperial and Royal Highness, Prince Archie||Imperial Secretary (Ministry of the Imperial Household)|
Keisarafæði (Imperial Diet)
The Imperial Diet of Hrafnarfjall, made up of the Senior Nobles of Hrafnarfjall, currently has the following Seats;
|Coat of Arms||Seat||Held By||Date of Appointment|
|The Imperial Crown||Their Imperial and Royal Majesties.||Since Formation of the Diet|
|The Imperial Heir||His Imperial and Royal Highness, The Crown Prince||Since Formation of the Diet|
|Grand Duchy of Hrafn Mýrar||Their Imperial & Royal Majesties.||Since Formation of the Diet|
|Grand Duchy of Eyjarnar||Her Royal Highness, Grand Duchess Beverley||10 September 2020|
|Grand Duchy of Norður-Íshaf||Her Imperial & Serene Highness, Grand Duchess Emerald||Since Formation of the Diet|
|Grand Duchy of Nogrsommar||His Royal Highness, Grand Duke William||Since Formation of the Diet|
|Grand Duchy of Vötnin||Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Princess Kendall||Since Formation of the Diet|
|Grand Duchy of Kyrrahafið||VACANT||Since Formation of the Diet|
|Grand Duchy of Suðursjó||VACANT||Since Formation of the Diet|
|Kingdom of Raven's Loft||His Royal Majesty, King Aidan of Raven's Loft||Since Formation of the Diet|
|Principality of Appalachia||Her Imperial and Serene Highness, Princess Emerald||Since Formation of the Diet|
|Principality of Hestrvatn||His Royal Highness, Grand Duke William||Since Formation of the Diet|
|Duchy of Freyasgarðr||Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Princess Kendall||Since Formation of the Diet|
|Margravate of Heimaland||Her Royal Highness, Grand Duchess Beverley||10 September 2020|
|Margravate of Little Bad Falls||His Imperial and Royal Highness, Prince Archie||Since Formation of the Diet|
|Margravate of the Eyrie||Her Highness, Margravin Raywyn||Since Formation of the Diet|
|Margravate of Phokland||His Highness, Margrave Charles||Since Formation of the Diet|
Members of the Government
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.
Hrafnarfjallian culture is the pattern of human activity and symbolism associated with the culture of Hrafnarfjall and its people. It is a primarily North American culture, however, as its Heads of State are Norse Pagan, the culture has been heavily influenced by that of the Old Norse periods where practical. The culture of Hrafnarfjall is extremely varied, being influenced by all peoples bringing their various cultures to Hrafnarfjall.
The primary language spoken in Hrafnarfjall is English, which is used for everyday interactions in Hrafnarfjall. On occasion, Old Norse may be used for formal occasions.
There is currently no anthem.
Media and Broadcasting
Hrafnarfjall Hearthside is a historical and cultural Podcast produced by the King and Queen. The Norse Myths for Kids has retold many of the old stories since 2017, and can be additionally viewed on the facebook page Hrafnarfjall Hearthside. Short stories are also published and released on Hrafnarfjall Hearthside, as well as Kvasir Publishing House. A newspaper , Hrafnarfjall Times, is pending release.
Hrafnarfjall's Heads of State are practicing Norse Pagans, and this has heavily influenced Hrafnarfjall's development and design. Freedom of religion and acceptance of religious practice are guaranteed in Hrafnarfjall's Constitution. Therefore, while offically Hrafnarfjall observes Norse Pagan blots as below, other holy days may be observed within Hrafnarfjall and religous accomodation provided to observe all holy days of the practices observed by Hrafnarfjallian citizens. No requirement to convert to any religion is permitted in Hrafnarfjall.
The Heads of State observe the below holidays:
- Yule - Approximately January 21 through January 24
- Sigurblot - Approximately of April 19 into April 20. First Night of Summer and a major holiday.
- Winter Nights - October 13 through October 17. The start of Winter.
- Alfablot - Night of November 12.
The basis for the blots are as follows: The Ynglinga Saga (chapter 8) and Heimskringla, the saga of Hakon the Good, section 15. Note that the Norse holidays are lunar based.
While the heads of state follow the above holidays, this is not a full list of holidays observed within Hrafnarfjall due to the varying religious practices followed by its citizens.
As of the 30th May 2019, the Foundation Day was added as a formal Public Holiday in the Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall. This is to celebrate the found of the Capital of Hrafnarfjall, and should be celebrated by all citizens.
- "Leges Konungrum". The North Sea Empire. February 2019.
- "Royal Edict 20-05-03 - ADOPTION III". The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall. 10 May 2020.
- "Royal Edict 20-05-01 - ADOPTION I". The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall. 10 May 2020.
- "Royal Edict 20-05-02 - ADOPTION II". The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall. 10 May 2020.
- "Treaty of Support and Cooperation between The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall and The Commonwealth of Essexia". The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall. 24 May 2019.
- "Treaty of Support and Cooperation between The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall and The Kingdom of Atovia". The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall. 25 May 2019.
- "Treaty of Support and Cooperation between The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall and The State of Zenrax". The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall. 4 July 2019.
- "Treaty of Support and Cooperation between The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall and The Kingdom of Gradonia". The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall. 4 July 2019.
- "Treaty of Support and Cooperation between The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall and The Kingdom of Wyvern". The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall. 25 July 2019.
- "Treaty of Support and Cooperation between The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall and The Grand Duchy of Misberia". The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall. 3 January 2020.
- "Treaty of Support and Cooperation between The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall and The Empire of Adammia". The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall. 11 June 2020.
- "Treaty of Support and Cooperation between The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall and The Commonwealth of Uskor". The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall. 17 June 2020.