Nation Name: Soverign Nation of Issyria
Chosen Colour for Nation: Teal
People of Importance:
The Council of Issyria- A council of 8, including at all times 4 members who are of Elven descent and 4 who are Human so that any issue may be discussed from all perspectives. These are elected members of council who decide on the internal matters of Issyria.
SunLord Daleros Iss’yrien – The position of SunLord is solely a military title. This is a title that is earned through extensive training and success in the field of battle and is only given at the behest of the Council of Issyria. During times of war, emergency powers can be granted to The SunLord, but he is only in charge of military decisions and is not a national leader outside of the field of war. Daleros is the eldest of three brothers to their father Nyluko who was in his time also The Sun Lord. Always striving to live up to his Father’s reputation, which is a near insurmountable task the weight of his Father’s expectations are heavy on his shoulders. A great leader of Elves and Men, though he can sometimes be too firm of hand when it comes to his opinions on Outsiders. 380 years old
Arch Magi Kyria Sa’vylia – The most powerful of the Magi in Issyria, Kyria is a War Magi, though still considered young for her station, her abilities are without equal. It is rumored that she is connected to the Earth in such harmony that she can raise new mountain ranges at her whim. The land, the air, the stars themselves are rumored to be at her beck and call. While this has not been fully proven (or disproven) it is without question that she is one of the most powerful Magi that Issyria has ever seen. 190 years old
Magister Troya Iss’yrien – The youngest brother of the Iss’Yrien heirs, the gift of strategy does not come as easily to him as to his two brothers. As the youngest he has always been somewhat prone to mischief, in spite of being the least similar to him, Nyluko his father always looked upon him with the warmest of smiles. Troya was the one who was most connected to the Earth and gifted a oneness with his surroundings that even his legendary father wished he could experience. 200 years old
Magister Eluna Zyrah – Eluna possesses a striking beauty that is foreign and otherworldly, though certainly not that of an elf. Her black hair stands in stark contrast to her bright blue eyes, which have been known to glow when she is focusing her energies. She has been gifted with the abilities to commune with the Earth and call upon it in times of need. She is one of the more powerful Magi within Issyria and is also noted to be one of the better horse riders as well, noted to be on par with some of the cavalrymen. 35 years old.
Sun Strider Captain Ayendyl Iss’yrien – The middle child of Lykuro, to the outsider looking in it would seem that he has been judged unfairly by his father. He has few if any equals in terms of riding ability and it is rumored that he is even better than his brother Daleros on horseback. A boast which he is quick to hush and quash, though any who have seen him ride would be hard pressed to believe he is not the best cavalryman in Issyria and maybe the world. His bond with his horse Kyuka is legendary, the horse who can read her masters mind so they say. Ayendyl is a well respected and revered leader of his men, an impeccable strategist and a fearsome warrior. Still, he is judged in comparison to Delaros and Lyuko, to whom he can never truly compare unless he were to become Sun Lord, a title he has no interest in carrying, especially as that mantle would mean the death of his eldest brother.
Sun Guard Thane Xatheros La’ryah – A grizzled veteran and extremely competent commander of the Sun Guard, Xatheros is old enough to have fought in the final years against the Warlord’s Hordes and in the aftermath skirmishes against the once allies of Issyria. He is distrusting of Outsiders, but cares greatly for all of the men who serve with him, knowing the names and ages of the family members of all those who serve beside him. A very compassionate and caring man outside of times of war, but a terrible force to be reckoned with in battle. 450 years old
Sun Guard Lancsour Kaleros La’Garro – The title of Lancsour is one given only to one in every Great Company of the Sun Guard. It is a title that does not guarantee any particular rank, rather he or she who carries the rank of Lancsour wields the responsibility of being the Champion of that Great Company. Kaleros is a swordsman gifted beyond his years and station, but his humility at such an honor is equally impressive. It is known to his friends that in some ways he wishes he had other gifts, for in his own words “There are times I wish that I could have been blessed with an innate prowess in something that was not so destructive as swordsmanship.” The response that was given to him by his Company Thane Xatheros La’Ryah is equally noted and sometimes recanted to inspire men as their resolve dwindles, “The Nation of Issyria is ever thankful for our gifts in the ways of destruction, for we are the protectors of those with the gifts of creation.” 240 years old.
Sun Guard Thane Veya Skyrla – Upon first meeting, few would suspect that Veya, fit as she is would be a commanding member of the Sun Guard. She has the respect and adoration of those who fight alongside her for her leadership and unflinching heart. Veya’s shocking mane of black hair flows behind her as she often dives head first into combat, her full plate following a more feminine curve to be wieldly for her frame. 29 years old
DuskGuard Captain Kreos Ulrath – A veteran Captain of the reserve army the Dusk Guard. He has only ever had to lead forest patrols and light skirmishes, as much of the major warfare involving Issyria happened before his time, and certainly nothing severe enough to warrant the rallying of the Dusk Guard. He is a competent officer who views what he does as necessary for the protection and safety of not just his own wife and child at home, but also for all of those making their home in Issyria. 50
DuskGuard Lona Terida – Lona is a member of the Dusk Guard and she is largely untested in her role, having only served in patrols but hardly having to fight. She is weary of the rampant death that is associated with war. 26
DuskGuard Thane Ilyria Ny’kalia – Ilyria is a professional soldier who operates with the Dusk Guard. She is a competent and courageous leader though she has not had to prove it in battle outside of poachers and the like. 205
Population: 5 Million
4 Million Elves, 1 Million Humans
--For King and Country!
-Soldiers of the Line
-Kill Them From a Distance (Free)
Military Units Traits
-Heavy Infantry -75
-Heavy Cavalry -70
-War Magi - 5
Divine Magic Traits
Elemental Magic Traits
-Lesser Earth Magic (Free)
-Greater Earth Magic
-Lesser Fire Magic
Illusion Magic Traits
-Cloak of Invisibility
-Invisible Swords can Cut
-Born on Horses (Free Human Traits)
-Elven High Mages (Free ElvenTraits)
200 Units of Professional Soldiers, No Conscripts
SunGuard – Professional Military of military families and nobles
DuskGuard - Lightly Armored professional soldiers who make up a 'reserve' component of the army. Typically not of 'Noble' birth, but men and women who have chosen to be soldiers in the defense of their homeland.
Dusk Guard Archers: DuskGuard equipped with mithril mail and leather armor. Each member carries one compact recurve ideal for ambush tactics as well as a long recurve bow for field engagements. When not in use they are simply slung onto the warrior's back. Additionally they wield a river blade, a last line of defense should they somehow find themselves entrapped and forced to fight in melee. 40 units (4000)
Heavy Infantry: 75 Units Full plate armor with gorgets
Sun Swords: Heavy Infantry equipped with full plate armor, massive two handed curved swords. Their armor possesses an elongated, raised shield bar that is attached to their vambrace on either side for deflecting enemy attacks and quickly countering. In addition to their so called ‘sun swords’ each soldier is equipped with a medium sized River Saber designed more for thrusting at weak armor joints should they lose their main weapon and need to grapple with their enemies. 60 units (1500)
Sun Shields: Heavy Infantry equipped with full plate armor. Gaining their name from the massive tower style shields that they wield, their expert maneuvers and shieldwall formations are often what first greet an enemy. Sun Shields have the arduous task of leading the Issyrian Infantry into battle. Their massive shield wall formations are used to protect the Sun Swords who march behind them, utilizing their shields and mithril spears to drive deep into enemy lines before splitting open to deliver their Sun Sword companions into the fray. Equipped with Tower shield, mithril sun spear, and a medium sized blade colloquially called the River Saber due to its interesting curve for slashing while still possessing a sharp point for thrusting. 15 Units (375 Sun Shields)
Magi: The few of the Nation of Issyria who are so blessed to be interconnected with their world, as the Elves and Humans of Issyria belive the power of the Magi comes from the gifts of nature and the Gods only bestow them to those few who are truly worthy. Wielding great magic for both offensive and defensive capabilities, the Magi of Issyria are especially connected with the Earth and may call upon it to change its form at their beck and call, they may turn slung pebbles into boulders raining onto their foes, or alter the terrain around them as they fight. Flames whirl about them and can be unleashed upon foes or harnessed in minute forms to create campfires. The destruction that can be wrought be these marching and sometimes horse mounted has granted them the colloquialism “Mobile Artillery” within the army of Issyria. They wear leather and mithril armor and often wear flowing cloaks and don hoods to minimize their distractions on the battlefield. 10 Units (200 Magi)
War-Magi: These members of Issyrian society and even within the military structure are held with a certain grim respect. They are viewed as uncannily talented and powerful beings with a connection to the Gods that is touched with hints of malice. They excel in the destructive arts of war and carry with them the dire responsibility of carrying out wanton acts of mass destruction against the foes of Issyria. 5 War Magi (5)
Sun Striders: Renowned in tales abound the surrounding kingdoms, few if any have ever seen the Destriers of Issyria and lived to tell the tale. But the stories, far-fetched as they seem, do exist, of an army of horsemen, resplendent in pearlescent teal armor and gold helms, lead at the fore by a noble astride a horse that must be 18 hands high. The “Sun Lord” - or so the storyteller will claim his title is, which often draws laughs and mockery of those listening to the tale- rides as effortlessly as any mortal can run, as swiftly as a bird can fly, as surely as a fish can swim. His helm is gold and with wing embellishments on either side, a stark white crest running from front to back with a tail that intermingles with his flowing, straw blonde locks that swept out from under his helm. Like a tidal wave of teal and gold the “Sun Stride Destriers” would crash through their enemies, leaving nothing standing, like a cleansing sea of lances and blades. Equipped with full plate of the SunGuard, their weapons consist of a mithril lance, Sun Sword and a River Saber. Each Sun Strider carries a crescent shaped shield called a Moon Shield to use in their offhand as they ride. The Sun Sword can be used effectively with one hand while on horseback. In times of great need they are lead by the Sun Lord Delaros Iss’Yrien himself. 70 Units (700 Sun Striders)
Isolationists – The Nation of Issyria has long been weary and mistrusting of outside realms and have not sought to openly parlay or trade with their surrounding nations for at least a hundred years if not more. Still fresh in the minds of the Elves of Issyria the deep wounds of their last ‘unified stance’ with their neighboring nations saw them take grievous losses. Their lands have not seen Outsiders present in eons as a result of the Edict of the Sun Lord Nyluko Iss’Yrien the father of Delaros Iss’Yrien before his birth.
Older History: The Issyrians fought proudly beside their neighboring nations against the Hordes of a great warlord from the south, but with it came pestilence and famine on the front lines. The Elves, more resilient to the various ills and diseases that the war carried with it survived in good numbers, though they too lost many kin. Their human populace however was stricken with a grave contagion that culled nearly 80% of the humans living within Issyria.
For their efforts and their bloodshed the Issyrians were an afterthought as the larger kingdoms doled out the provinces that once belonged to The Warlord, as tithes were taken from his keeps of gold, the Issyrian blood that had been spilled was to be soothed with one simple caravan of ‘precious metals’. Caring little for things they did not need, they asked only that the forests and mountain ranges that surrounded their grand nation be left untouched and allowed to be curated by the Elves and Humans of Issyria who would strive to achieve a perfect balance with the land. However this request was thrown aside by their “allies”, Nations they had bled alongside cited that those forests did not belong to Issyria and were not theirs to make such determinations about. The Issyrian SunLord then issued a bold and grim edict, that any who would be caught ‘poaching or pillaging’ the forest of its resources would be captured and brought before a trial of Issyrians, or if they resisted, were to be killed. Unknown numbers of lumber workers were sent fleeing the forests bloodied, and countless more were simply never seen again. Not having the numbers necessary for another conflict so soon, the remaining Nations of the broken alliance redirected their efforts, seeking to rebuild elsewhere, away from the ‘Girded Forests’.
In times unknown, before time had meaning in the sense of years the Elves of Issa heeding instruction from their Gods were sent to the lush and bountiful lands of Yrien. When they arrived, they encountered something that was wholly unexpected, they encountered a sect or tribe of humans who rode upon beasts, but did so not with the breaking of the animal’s spirit to follow commands, rather they seemed to have an innate ability almost to communicate with them. Likewise, these humans of Yrien shared a true love and kinship with the lands around them, and as such found a kinship with the similarly minded Elves of Issa. The Elves having never before encountered horses were shown in the ways of raising and caring for them and in return the Elves showed the Yriens additional medicines and how to be even more in tune with their surroundings. Together the Humans of Yrien and the Elves of Issa came to the conclusion that not only could they help one another and live in harmony, but they could together curate and protect the resource rich mountains and forests of their new nation, which they named Issyria. As a result the name Iss’Yrien is an Elven name of prestige and belongs to a great house with ties back to the founding of the nation.
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