The Kingdom Alethkar is a nation led by High Prince Dalinar on the continent of Asia. The Kingdom Alethkar's government is a Constitutional Monarchy with very libertarian social policies. Economically, The Kingdom Alethkar favors far left wing policies. The official currency of The Kingdom Alethkar is the Dong. At 1,677 days old, The Kingdom Alethkar is an ancient nation. The Kingdom Alethkar has a population of 1,902,376 and a land area of 62,960.00 sq. miles. This gives it a national average population density of 30.22. Pollution in the nation is almost non-existent. The citizens' faith in the government is completely depleted with an approval rating of 0%.
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|History:||Alethkar was founded as Alethela in the Silver Kingdoms Epoch. It survived the Desolations, but at an unknown point was fractured into the Princedoms.|
For centuries, Alethkar was divided into ten self-governed Princedoms until King Gavilar Kholin conquered and united them. He was crowned first king since the Sunmaker, who cast down the Hierocracy. When King Gavilar was assassinated by the Parshendi in 1167, his son Elhokar became King and declared war on the Parshendi.
|Land Area:||101,324.05 sq. km|
|Terrain:||Located in eastern Roshar, Alethkar is more exposed to the highstorms than many lands further west. Important geographical features include the Sunmaker Mountains, the Sea of Spears, and the Windrunner and Deathbend Rivers.|
|Highest Peak:||Mt. Sunmaker, 10,000 meters|
|Lowest Valley:||Windrunner Valley, -50 meters|
|Climate:||Moderate, with regular Highstorms.|
|People & Society|
|Ethnic Groups:||Alethi - 75.0%|
Veden - 15.0%
Parshman - 10.0%
|Languages:||Alethi - 0.0%|
|Religions:||Vorinism - 100.0%|
|Life Expectancy:||75 years|
|Hard Drug Users:||100%|
|Description:||The Alethi culture is divided into two major castes, the lighteyes and darkeyes. The distinction between the two is the coloring of the person's eyes, the lighteyes standing as the upper class, and darkeyes as the working/lower class. Each of these classes are further divided in rank according to their dahn (in the case of lighteyes) or their nahn (in the case of darkeyes). There are many ways for a person to improve their ranking and it is hereditary. Many darkeyes volunteer to become soldiers for the chance to increase their rank and that of their children.|
Soldiers are usually trained in one or two additional Skills, i.e. horse grooms.[
|Average Yearly Income:||$154.05|
|GDP per Capita:||$885.23|
|History:||The modern Alethi army is one of the strongest military forces on Roshar with well over 100,000 troops and over thirty Shardbearers. The army employs most of its troops as spearmen and archers, as well as a very small amount of cavalry due to the rarity of horses on Roshar; only the officers wield swords because, according to Vorin traditions, the sword is regarded as a lighteyed's weapon. Under most circumstances, military service is voluntary, though the leaders of the army has the right of conscription for darkeyes that do not provide an essential function to a community (e.g. a town's only surgeon) when they feel there is need for additional troops. It is extremely rare for a darkeyed soldier to rise higher than the rank of squadleader. Lighteyed officers that have the command of a branch of the army are usually referred by their duties (e.g. cavalrylord, infantrylord).|
Despite Alethkar being a monarchy, the king has very little actual say in how the military is run and does not directly command any force other than the 250-strong King's Guard. The troops are sworn to and led by their individual highprinces. In that sense, Alethkar army is not truly a unified army, but a loose coalition between ten smaller armies. Indeed, even in wartime, there is constant in-fighting between the highprinces' armies, and cooperation between the highprinces themselves is seen as a weakness; this is bolstered by the tenets of Vorinism that say the purpose of life is to prepare in order to join the Heralds in the fight to regain the Tranquiline Halls and Alethi belief that everything is a competition in life.
Because of the immense size of the army and the difficulty of travel, Soulcasting plays a vital role in supplying the army with wood, metal, food, and many other necessities, as well as being used in building fortifications. The king controls most of the Soulcaster ardents; in fact, manipulating the highprinces with his Soulcasters is one of the ways that the king maintains a control over them.
Recently, in an effort to truly unify the kingdom, Dalinar Kholin has been appointed as the Highprince of War by the king. This title was used in Alethkar before being fragmented into ten princedoms when each highprince was given the ultimate authority over one aspect of the governing of the kingdom. On paper, this gives Kholin authority over all war-related activities.
|Last Updated: 08/19/2016 01:22 am|