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Adarlan
Map
Map of Erila (Adarlan to the far left)

Location

Eastern Erilea

Type

Kingdom

Population

Unknown

Ruler(s)

King of Adarlan † (former) Dorian Havilliard (rightful king) Erawan (through Duke Perrington)

Religion

-

Military

City Watch
Palace Guard
Army (Amt TBA)

Age

Unknown

Notable Places

Assassin's Keep
The Glass Palace

Adarlan is the kingdom that built the empire of the East of Erilea. It is ruled by the Havilliard family, known for their brutal conquest of the continent. The royal family resides in Rifthold, the capital city, and their symbol is a gold wyvern on crimson. Major locations include the capital city Rifthold, Meah, Anielle

and Morath.

House Havilliard was founded by the mortal man Gavin Havilliard, after supposedly defeating the Valg King Erawan and marrying Elena Galathynius of Terrasen, daughter of King Brannon Galathynius. As a wedding gift, Gavin received the lands of the future Adarlan.

The Royal Family

The royal family is the Havilliard family, comprising of a King, formerly The King of Adarlan, now Dorian Havilliard, his mother, the Queen Georgina Havilliard, from another noble family that had frequently intermarried with the Havilliard family, and Dorian's younger brother Hollin Havilliard.

Another branch of the Havilliard family rules the port city of Meah in the north of Adarlan. Roland Havilliard was Dorian’s cousin and Lord of Meah until his death.

Geography

Rifthold is the capital city of Adarlan resting at the mouth of the Avery River with the harbor opening into the Great Ocean. The city is protected by large, white walls and floored with cobblestone streets. The Glass Castle is its crowning achievement, housing the Royal Family. Built above the original stone castle, it is an enormous crystalline structure with numerous towers, bridges, and turrets in addition to large, domed ballrooms and various wings. 

Another major location is Anielle the ‘City on the Silver Lake,’ ruled by House Westfall, their symbol an eagle and named for their keep situated at the Western Falls.

Meah is a small yet prosperous city located on the coast of Adarlan, with Roland Havilliard as its late lord. Although the city's great fortune, it does not hold political power or an army, not even in its sentries.

Morath is a merchant city in Adarlan located near the side of mountains, ruled by Duke Perrington, a noble closely related to the Havilliard family.

Religion

The people of Adarlan worship a Goddess and her nine children. Her firstborn is the God Lumas, called Lord of the Gods; they believe that with his birth, love was brought into Erilea, and it banished the chaos that arose from the Gates of the Wyrd. His birth is celebrated on Yulemas where the royal family through a masked ball, there are numerous minor gods, called the Goddesses nine children that are represented during the festival of Yulemas.

They celebrate two religious festivals; Yulemas around the winter solstice is to celebrate the darkness that gave birth to the spring light, and the birth of the Goddess’s firstborn son Lumas. Samhuinn celebrates the coming of winter where the gods and the dead are closest to the earth, bonfires are lit as an offering to the Gods and as a way to spread ash over the fields and fertilize them.

In Rifthold as well as the Goddess and her Children, other religions are worshiped such as the Sea God and the Sin Eating God.

Magic

Magic is strictly forbidden in lands controlled by Adarlan, as playing "god" insults the Goddess the people of Adarlan worship. Magic, since the war, has disappeared entirely from the continent, leaving all previous magic users powerless. Many magic and non-magic users during and after the time of war were hunted, turned in by their neighbors, or falsely accused and were killed by orders of the King of Adarlan. The Fae fled, seeking shelter in the wild, untouched places of the world. The King of Adarlan had removed any trace so thoroughly that even those who had magic in their blood almost believed it had never really existed. But even though the king had banned magic, most knew the truth: within a month of his proclamation, magic had completely and utterly disappeared of its own accord.

Recent Events

By the time Throne of Glass takes place, Adarlan had become an empire under the reign of Dorian's tyrannical father, conquering new territories, including Melisande, Terrasen, Fenharrow and Eyllwe. It was presumably ten years prior to the Throne of Glass series when Adarlan conquered Terrasen. They abolished the monarchy, killing the royal family, and destroyed the library in Orynth.

The entire royal family of Fenharrow was assassinated when the country was conquered. Adarlan then conquered Melisande and Eyllwe for some unknown reason allowing their Queen and King respectively to hold their titles Royal titles but only as a figurehead with no power.

Adarlan established the slave trade of conquered countries two years prior to the events in The Assassin and the Pirate Lord. Then opened two labor camps where prisoners and rebels were forced to work in rock salt mines for the King.

During the events of Queen of Shadows, the King of Adarlan is killed and the glass castle is shattered; his son and heir Dorian Havilliard takes the throne.

As of Empire of Storms Adarlan is ruled by/in the possession of the Dark King Erawan, who issued a decree that Dorian Havilliard was not recognized as the true King of Adarlan and sent an aerial legion of Ironteeth witches to take the city.

References

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