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Itinerate Tree Dweller
Oderint dum metuant (latin)
Let them hate so long as they fear (english)
Official Language(s): English, German, Ninthok, Latin
Largest City:
Hades (Imperial Palace)
Tol'Kethis Prime
Head of State: Emperor Erik Kersk
Head of Military: Grand General Daniel Reck
Population: 5+ Billion
Establishment: September 12, 2005; Crowning of Emperor Erik Kersk
Government Type: Absolute Monarchy
National Flower: Hadethan Blood Orchid
National Tree: Hadethan White Oak
National Fruit: Olive
National Mammal: Benevolent Evil Monkey
National Bird: Death Raven
National Arthropod: Black Widow
-Per Capita:

Credit, ITD Credit
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Time Zone: Not Set Yet
National Anthem: Sympathy for The Devil
Region: Farktopia
Map: ITD Maps
Tech Level: Post Modern Tech
Internet TLD:

.itd (.com.itd .gov.itd .edu.itd .net.itd org.itd)
.td (
.etd (.com.etd .gov.etd .edu.etd et.etd .org.etd)
Calling Code: +9
Stats: NSEconomy Pipian XML

The Illustrious Empire of Itinerate Tree Dweller is a historically powerful nation, rich in history and traditions. Having been exiled from the Roman Empire in 130 A.D., large groups of the roman elite, along with soldiers and Germanic slaves, moved eastward toward India, following a newly opened trade route to the east. The Romans hoped to found a new city-state further from mainland Rome; they had fallen out of favor with the established Roman Emperor, Hadrian, and were exiled from Rome 'until the end of time.' A Roman Elite by the name of Xerik, or Xericus in latin maintained order within the group, leading them further east without much incident. Having reached the southern coast of India, the group decided to move further, building large boats and setting sail. Nearly 2000 years later, their hopes and dreams have turned into the nation of Itinerate Tree Dweller.


Maps & Topography

Environmental Issues

Climate: Tropical on large portions of coastal regions. Industrialized central regions, with large mountainous regions as well. Some areas barren from desertification, requiring careful management of water resources.

Terrain: Large island system. Several medium size continents.

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Valley of the Weeping -86 m
highest point: Mountain of the Sorrowful 6,194 m

Natural Resources: coal, copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, timber, titanium, hydropower, tantalum, graphite, diamonds, fish, timber, wildlife, beryllium, magnesium, molybdenum, asbestos, barite, boron, bromine, cement, clays, diatomite, feldspar, fluorspar, garnet, gemstones, gypsum, helium (gas and solid), iodine, lime, mica, peat, perlite, phosphate rock, pumice, pumicite, salt, sand, gravel, soda ash, sodium sulfate, stone, talc, vermiculite, antimony, barite, chromium, tantalum, cobalt, tin, arsenic

Natural Hazards: tsunamis, volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, mud slides, forest fires, flooding, permafrost, drought, steam geysers, sulphur laced water supply, sinkholes, ice storms, heat waves, hail storms, lahars

Current Issues: air pollution resulting in acid rain. large emitter of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels; water pollution from runoff of pesticides and fertilizers; very limited natural fresh water resources in much of the western part of the country require careful management; desertification


Date Holiday
January 1 New Year's Day
April 20 Emperor's Birthday
September 12 Independence Day
November 2 All Souls Day
December 17 - 23 Saturnalia
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 2nd Christmas Day
December 31 New Year's Eve

Itinerate Tree Dweller has a very diverse group of european citizens that still retain their ancient beliefs and customs. Most notably is the celebration of Saturnalia which is an ancient Roman cultural festival where offerings are made to the Roman Gods.

Also celebrated are the birthdates of current monarchs, which are celebrated for a full week prior to the birthdate, culmination on the exact date of the birth of the monarch. During these festivals, all temples are usually decorated and sacrifies are made to the ancient Roman Gods, paying special attention to Zeus, who is said to have shown special favor to the royal line.

Christmas and other Judaeo-Christian festivals are also common, considering a majority of the nation is Roman Catholic.

Ethnic Groups

Itinerate Tree Dweller contains several ethnic groups that have had deep influence on the nature of the nation. The ethnic groups have been seperated into organized tribes, several of which do not currently operate as an organized tribe.

The basic structure of the original nation of Itinerate Tree Dweller was that of 9 tribes. The first 8 of the 9 tribes developed and eventually grew closer together and formed a republic. The 9th tribe maintained a closed border and allowed no other tribe to enter, even trade was illegal.

The ancient tribes: Unukith, Duok, Tref, Quarz, Unknown, Chartekians, Septz, Ocdovian and Ninthian

  • Caucasian- 80%
  • Asian- 12%
  • Indonesian- 3%
  • African- 3%
  • South American- 2%



  • Christianity - 78%
    • Catholicism - 65%
    • Eastern Orthodox - 8%
    • Protestant - 4%
    • Non Denominational - 1%
  • Pagan - 12%
  • Islam - 3%
  • Buddhism - 2%
  • Taoism - 1%
  • Atheist - 3%
  • Other - 1%


Official Mascots

National Mammal:
Benevolent Evil Monkey
National Bird:
Death Raven
National Arthropod:
Black Widow
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National Flower:
Hadethan Blood Orchid
National Fruit:
National Tree:
Hadethan White Oak
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Politics & Law


The basic laws of the land can be found entirely within the ITD Constitution which is designed to cover the basics of the nations laws.

Government Organization

First two terms must be clearly defined, a citizen versus a civilian. In many nations, these two terms have but one meaning, but in ITD the differences are clearly layed out.

A citizen is a person who has performed service for the Imperium, having completed the oath of citizenship and having served their time, honorably and without incident. If a person dies before completing their tour of duty for the Imperium, they are awarded their citizenship and they are given a citizen burial. Citizens have rights that do not extend to civilians.

The Oath of Citizenship

"I, state your full name, of my own free will, without promise, coercion, or inducement, after having been duly advised and warned of the meaning and consequences of this oath, do now enroll in the Imperial Service of the ITD Empire for not less than two years and as much longer as may be required by the needs of the Service.

I swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the Imperium against all its enemies foreign or domestic, to protect and defend the Constitutional liberties and privileges of all citizens and lawful residents of the Empire, its associate states and territories, to perform, home or abroad, such duties of any lawful nature as may be assigned to me by lawful direct or delegated authority.

-And to obey all lawful orders of the Emperor of the Imperial Service and of all officers or delegated persons placed over me.

-And to require such obedience from all members of the Service or other persons or non-human beings lawfully placed under my orders.

-And, on being honorably discharged at the completion of my full term of active service or upon being placed on inactive retired status after having completed such full term, to carry out all duties and obligations and to enjoy all privileges of Imperial citizenship including but not limited to the duty, obligation and privilege of exercising sovereign franchise for the rest of my natural life unless stripped of my honor by verdict, finally sustained, of court of my sovereign peers."

Rights of a Citizen

  • The right to vote in Imperial elections and the right to hold political office.
  • The right to address the Imperial Senate.
  • The responsibility to protect the body politic.

Civilians have little political rights, but the same economic rights as citizens. No civilian may hold political office, but they can hold positions of power in economic groups and corporations.

Now that we have these two terms defined, we can better define the government of Itinerate Tree Dweller. ITD has a unique government system which is derived from the ancient oligarchy-republic of Rome and centered in power around the Consul-General/Emperor.

The Emperor has absolute power to govern the Imperium, but must consult the Senate before making any fiscal decision or military, except for emergency situations. The Senate writes legislation and votes on it; if the legislation passes, it is sent to the Emperor for final approval. The Emperor has absolute authority over legislation in regards to it passing or failing, but cannot edit the legislation without it being sent back to the Senate for another vote.

The Senate is composed of three houses and they are described below.

The Imperium's Judicial system is entirely up to the Emperor to design and implement.

Executive Branch

Prime Minister and Ministers

The Emperor is the sole seat of power and oversees all other sections of government. However, such responsibility can be tiring and exhausting, so His Majesty's government watch over specific sections of the national government.

  • Chief Warden & Prime Minister: Rt Hon Daniel Reck Kersk
  • Deputy Prime Minister: Rt Hon Winston Vossi
  • Secretary of Ministry of Military: Rt Hon Darius Tinnell
  • Secretary of Ministry of Education: Rt Hon Jessie Fall
  • Secretary of Ministry of Security: Rt Hon Mikael Romult
  • Secretary of Ministry of Media: Rt Hon Kendrick Rinjos
  • Secretary of Ministry of Science, Industry & Technology: Rt Hon Dane Landrus
  • Secretary of Ministry of Intelligence: Rt Hon Thadeus Doom
  • Secretary of Ministry of International Relations: Rt Hon Jeffery Kandel
  • Secretary of Ministry of Economy, Trade & Finance: Rt Hon Jackson Blaydes
  • Secretary of Ministry of Justice & Law: Rt Hon Martin Shilvey
  • Secretary of Ministry of Internal Investigations: Rt Hon Nolan Kucharik
  • Secretary of Ministry of Populace Control: Rt Hon Robert Coln
  • Secretary of Ministry of Culture & Society: Rt Hon Javier Loud
  • Secretary of Ministry of Labor: Rt Hon Nelson Fritze
  • Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture & Interior: Rt Hon Son Bosman
  • Secretary of Ministry of Research: Rt Hon Bryon Karpel
  • Secretary of Ministry of Transportation: Rt Hon Marshall Haverrman
  • Secretary of Ministry of Health: Rt Hon Wes Wile
  • Attorney General: Rt Hon Nicolas Osterweis

Executive Organization

The following chart outlines the basic structure of the Imperial government, specifically the executive branch and how it relates to the national military and intelligence groups.

Special Executive Agencies

ESC - Empire Security Council

  • Primary responsibility is to keep the borders secure and the cities safe. (Equivalent to the USA's FBI)

EII - Empire Intelligence Initiative

  • Formed to conduct foreign intelligence collection, covert action, and counterintelligence operations abroad. Also responsible for providing finished intelligence to ITD policymakers. (Equivalent to the USA's CIA)

EDOIA - Empire Defense, Offense, Intelligence Admininistration

  • Formed to coordinate all government military forces at home and abroad. Consists of the Imperial Council and all of the Emperor's Generals and Admirals.

Praetorian Guard - Itinerate Tree Dweller Government Forces

  • Elite forces of the Empire. Formally reports to the Emperor's EDOIA, but truly reports directly to the Emperor. These forces are only allowed to be of Ninthian origin. Traditionally listed as part of the military, but they rarely operate with the standard military. Head Commander: Lt. General Daniel Reck

IMCC - Imperial Media Control Center

  • The government agency responsible for regulating telecommunications.

Legislative Branch

The legislative body of ITD consists of three separate houses, all with unique functions and powers.

Party Dominance

There are currently 3 parties that hold seats in the Imperial Senate.

Party Leader
Party Description
Percentage of Senate
Senate Seats (C,A,L)
Imperial Party
Nicholas Savant
The Imperial Party was formed under Emperor Titus and generally follows the will of the Emperor. This party has held continuous control of the Senate since its formation.
594 (125,229,240)
Conservative Party
Dr. Robert Forester
The Conservative Party follows a centrist but very nationalistic political dogma, often focusing on a need for tighter immigration control and an increase in spending to private corporations instead of law and order.
189 (76,58,55)
Legionaire Party
Col. James Picket
The Legionaire Party was formed in 1911 C.E. and currently focuses on issues relating to military officers and veterans. The majority of Legionaire Party seats are in the House of Commons.
117 (99,13,5)

The House of Commons

The House of Commons is what the original Imperial Senate evolved into. With its members elected directly by the populace, this house remains the sole section of power that regular citizens hold in the Imperial government. The House of Commons can levy taxes and remains the only government venue where private citizens can address the government. This house checks the House of Lords by levying land taxes on estates. This house checks the House of Appointees by regulating how many representatives a Governor-General may appoint.

The House of Appointees

The House of Appointees consists of those representatives appointed by regional Governor-Generals, and is charged with maintaining trade and commerce between the various territories. All territorial disputes between regions are settled on the floor of the House of Appointees. This house checks the House of Lords by overseeing all land entitlements that members of the House of Lords may own. This house checks the House of Commons by regulating how many representatives the people may elect.

The House of Lords

The House of Lords consists of those representatives appointed directly by the Emperor, they usually come from the well off, or the historically noble families of the empire. This house can issue declaration of wars, and can regulate international trade with regards to the empire. This house also appoints ambassadors and maintains embassies. This house checks the House of Commons and the House of Appointees by regulating salaries for all three houses.

All three houses can issue laws falling under the "general" category, but all three houses still report to the Emperor, who must sign all laws before they can be enforced; in addition to this, the Emperor can remove representatives at will.

Judicial Branch

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of ITD consists of ten Judges, all of whom are appointed by the Emperor every decade. Each Judge is given a term of one year as Supreme Court Chief Justice. During this time as Chief Justice, the Judge has the ability to overrule fellow Judges and may have one extra vote, but only in cases of a tie vote.

If a Judge were to die in their term, the Emperor may appoint a Judge from one of the lower courts to take their place, but this judge is not eligible for a term as Chief Justice. If a deceased Judge's term as Chief Justice approaches, the remaining Judges vote on which of the remaining eligible Judges will sit in as the Chief Justice. No Judge may serve more than two years in a row as Chief Justice.

The Court of Justice

In cases of capital crimes, a jury of randomly selected but carefully screened private citizens tries an individual or group in an open and public court.

The Court of Disputes

In cases of private disputes involving property, fiscal disputes and personal injury, this court is employed. Citizens present their claims to a Judge or Jury and receive their ruling from the same source. Juries are only appointed at the request of the plaintiff or defendant, but both must agree to a jury trial.

The Court of Military Justice

This court is employed in cases of military misconduct and is thus overseen by the Imperial Security Council and the Emperor's Praetorian Guard. Trials in this court are not public and are considered classified unless otherwise noted.


Economic Stats

ITD has a large and technologically powerful economy. In this economy, private individuals and business firms make the decisions, and the federal government buys needed goods and services predominantly in the private marketplace. ITD companies face little regulation and have little outside competition from foreign companies. ITD firms are at or near the forefront in technological advances, especially in computers, medical, aerospace, and military equipment. Citizens are given health and life insurance by the state; the beneficiary is the government. All services and goods are property of either private businesses or the government. No citizen group or individual may create a private corporation without asking permission from the government.

GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 5%
industry: 35%
services: 60%

Population below poverty line: 6.34%

Labor force: 1.64 billion

Labor force: by occupation: managerial and professional 37%, technical, sales and administrative support 12%, services 11%, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and crafts 35%, farming, forestry, and fishing 5%

note: figures exclude the unemployed

Unemployment rate: 2.4%

Industries: Uranium mining is the leading industry in the nation. A leading industrial power in the world, highly diversified and technologically advanced; petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, consumer goods, lumber

Economic Calculators



Telephones: main lines in use: 3.943 billion

Telephones: mobile cellular: 2.65 billion

Telephone System:

  • General Assessment: a very large, technologically advanced, multipurpose communications system; a large system of fiber-optic cable, microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and domestic satellites carries every form of telephone traffic; a rapidly growing cellular system carries mobile telephone traffic throughout the country


Radio Broadcast Stations: AM 14,900, FM 73,000

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Notable Stations: ITXR "The Best In Talk Radio", EMPZ "Today's Familiar Favorities", IMPR "The Imperial Eagle", HADE "Hade's Voice", IMPN "Government News and Imperial Radio"


Television Broadcast Stations: more than 45,000 state controlled stations


Internet country code: .itd .td .etd .com.itd .com.etd .gov.itd .gov.etd .edu.itd .edu.etd .net.itd et.etd org.itd .org.etd

Internet Service Providers (ISP's): ITDnet

Internet users: 3.6 billion

Internet Top Level Domains: ITD has three base TLDs from which all commercial, organizational and network extensions can be appended. The three domains are .itd (.com.itd .gov.itd .edu.itd .net.itd org.itd) .td ( .etd (.com.etd .gov.etd .edu.etd et.etd .org.etd).


The military of Itinerate Tree Dweller is divided into four branches, the Army, Navy, Airforce and Praetorian Guard.

Total Military Personnel: 130,000,000

ITD Army:

  • Personnel: 42,000,000
  • Commanding Officer: General Seth Rayne

ITD Navy:

  • Personnel: 42,000,000
  • Commanding Officer: Admiral Jason Gaz

ITD Airforce:

  • Personnel: 42,000,000
  • Commanding Officer: General Phillip Smith

Praetorian Guard:

  • Personnel: 4,000,000
  • Commanding Officer: Prince Daniel Reck Kersk


Click below for the main articles on each military branch.

Army Navy
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Airforce Praetorian Guard
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Ranking System

Rank Army Navy Airforce Praetorian Guard
O-11 Grand General Grand Admiral Grand General Grand General
O-10 General Admiral General General
O-9 Lieutenant General Vice Admiral Lieutenant General Lieutenant General
O-8 Major General Read Admiral Upper Major General Major General
O-7 Brigadier General Rear Admiral Lower Brigadier General Brigadier General
O-6 Colonel Captain Colonel Colonel
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel Commander Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel
O-4 Major Lieutenant Commander Major Major
O-3 Captain Lieutenant Captain Captain
O-2 1st Lieutenant 1st Lieutenant 1st Lieutenant 1st Lieutenant
O-1 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
E-10 Grand Sergeant Grand Petty Officer Grand Sergeant Grand Sergeant
E-9 Sergeant Major Master Petty Officer Chief Sergeant Sergeant Major
E-8 Master Sergeant Senior Petty Officer Senior Sergeant Master Sergeant
E-7 Sergeant 1st Class Chief Petty Officer Master Sergeant Gunnery Sergeant
E-6 Staff Sergeant 1st Petty Officer Technical Sergeant Staff Sergeant
E-5 Sergeant 2nd Petty Officer Staff Sergeant Sergeant
E-4 Corporal Petty Officer Senior Airman Corporal
E-3 Private 1st Class Seaman Airman 1st Class Lance Corporal
E-2 Private Seaman Apprentice Airman Private 1st Class
E-1 Private Seaman Recruit Airman Basic Private

Pay Charts


Rank 0-5 5 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30+
O-10                       13000 13050 13300 13800
O-9                       11350 11500 11750 12150
O-8 8025 8250 8450 8500 8725 9100 9150 9500 9625 9925 10350 10750 11000 11000 11000
O-7 6666 6950 7125 7250 7450 7650 7900 8125 8350 9150 9725 9725 9725 9725 9750
O-6 4950 5425 5800 5800 5800 6050 6100 6100 6450 7050 7400 7800 8000 8200 8600
O-5 4125 4650 4950 5025 5225 5350 5600 5800 6050 6425 6625 6800 7000 7000 7000
O-4 3550 4125 4400 4450 4700 5000 5325 5600 5750 5850 5950 5950 5950 5950 5950
O-3 3150 3550 3825 4150 4350 4600 4750 5000 5050 5050 5050 5050 5050 5050 5050
O-2 2700 3050 3550 3650 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750
O-1 2350 2450 2950 2950 2950 2950 2950 2950 2950 2950 2950 2950 2950 2950 2950
  • The rank of O-11 is rarely seen, usually given post-mortem. Living O-11 soldiers are given a monthly pay of cr15,000.


Rank 0-5 5 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30+
E-9             3900 4000 4100 4250 4350 4450 4650 4750 5000
E-8           3200 3350 3425 3550 3650 3850 3950 4125 4225 4450
E-7 2225 2425 2525 2650 2750 2900 3000 3100 3250 3350 3400 3450 3650 3725 3990
E-6 1950 2125 2200 2300 2400 2600 2700 2800 2900 2900 2900 2900 2900 2900 2900
E-5 1750 1850 1950 2050 2200 2350 2425 2450 2450 2450 2450 2450 2450 2450 2450
E-4 1600 1650 1700 1850 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950
E-3 1450 1550 1650 1650 1650 1650 1650 1650 1650 1650 1650 1650 1650 1650 1650
E-2 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350 1350
E-1 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250
E-1 with less than 4 months of service cr1200


Imperial Bloodline

ITD Imperial Bloodline Family Tree

Extended History

The following is taken from the extended and revised history.

Leaving the Old World

The Empire of Itinerate Tree Dweller is a nation forged in fire and cooled in the blood of its fallen foes. Following the destruction their various homelands in northern Africa, a large coterie of Roman soldiers and merchants decided to press eastward to find a mythical home that was spoken of by Alexandrian prophets. These Romans took with them slaves garnished from the wars with the Germanic tribes of northern Europe, ensuring a strong work force for the city the Romans were to found. The Romans pressed onwards, narrowly missing the foreign enemies and forces that would surely destroy them.

Always East

Always east was their motto, until they reached the southern tip of the Indus landmass. Upon reaching this southern tip, the Romans decided to build large ships and sail from this place, staying close to the shore to maintain a system of navigation. Their journey took them to various places in the pacific, taking them to China and beyond. At last to the very first island of what is now Hades Cluster, the "homeland" that these Romans were seeking. Comparable to a Mediterranean island, Hades was a large and fertile island with mountain protecting three sides of it, leaving one long stretch of land open for farming and settling.

A New Land

Along the massive mountain ridges of Hades sat a large but dormant volcano, which was named after the island itself, Hades. The new settlers thought of this place as a holy ground and established several temples at the volcanoes foot. Sulphur-laced water would pour from the springs of the volcano, flowing through the temples and providing visions to the oracles. These waters were sacred to the Roman settlers.

Brick and Mortar

Illness broke out, probably a result of Indus fever that some of the travelers brought over with them. Many of the Roman women died, leaving the Roman men largely without women. Out of fear and sadness, the Roman soldiers slew the Germanic men and took their women as their own. After several generations the two cultures mixed, forming the basis of the Ninthian tribe. The German wives never completely forgave the Roman men, so slowly they brought their children to follow a more German culture than Roman. Women slowly became active in government and introduced sweeping changes to the laws, "evening" the genders and eventually causing men to be over powered both economically and legally standing. The "last straw" was legislation that would allow for women soldiers. This led to a culture war, causing the men to overpower their women and lay the foundation that women could never be involved in politics and that men controlled every aspect of the household.

Social Progress

Having settled the gender differences, the Ninthians made sweeping changes to the caste system of the land. The prior caste system being two tiered, rich and poor, would not allow for a maintainable military force. Eventually the idea of a meritocratic government was instituted. Only men who severed two years in the military could vote in elections, this eliminated the aristocratic control of the government and allowed for poor citizens to better themselves. This system has more or less remained intact.

The Great Collapse

The idea of a "race" or "tribe" was not introduced until a growing group of non-Ninthians started integrating into the island. People came from all over the pacific to become part of this system. The Ninthians saw this situation and decided to further divide the social structure of the nation. There would be nine individual tribes which all had their own unique territory and local customs. These tribes would all follow the established meritocracy and the system could once again sustain itself. Non-Ninthians were moved out of Hades and onto nearby islands, they sent representatives to partake in the government. Unfortunately, this was disastrous for the Ninthians who found their former control of the government slipping. The Ninthians tribe, predicting a collapse in the government withdrew from the government and let the other tribes continue the system that was in place.

The Great Xerik

With the Ninthians in a state of seclusion from the outside world, the other tribes fell into civil war, mostly due to cultural differences, which had always been settled by the Ninthians who were experts at diplomacy. The other tribes begged the Ninthians to return to the government, but the Ninthians had long abandoned the democratic meritocracy, and opted for a monarchy under Xerik the Burning One. Xerik, seeing the poor state of the other tribes, decided to invade and take control of the other tribes, one at a time. He was successful for a while, but quickly met opposition from a large and angry eighth tribe, which broke through the Ninthians lines and managed to slay Xerik before being crushed by the Ninthians. The loss of their king but their victory over the other tribes led to an angry society, anger that was inflicted on members of the other tribes. About this time, the fifth tribe was wiped out by the Ninthians.


The stage was set for a massive reclamation of land and wealth by the Ninthians, which was accomplished by the middle of the century. Other tribes were now serfs on Ninthian farms, which grew prosperous and fruitful. The descendants of Xerik were benevolent and often stepped aside so that a Ninthian Senate could rule; Xerik's line was only ever called in during times of decadence. Xerik's descendants would destroy the decadent Senators and restore rule to the Senate. For this reason, the Senate declared the lineage of Xerik to be permanent Consul-Generals. Over time the need for expansion became evident. Trade was common amongst the islands surrounding Hades, but many of the poor islanders were not wealthy enough to purchase the expensive goods produced in Hades. The Ninthians choose to take over these islands and establish heavy production and infrastructure in them; they were now wealthy enough to afford Hades’ goods. These islands swore allegiance to Hades and were dubbed Hades Cluster, and the whole region became quite prosperous.


The population of the islands soon increased because of the boost in food production. The need for living space became evident, as did the need for expansion. Large islands were known of that were close to Hades, but already inhabited with persons whose technology and warrior skills matched those of the Ninthians. The Ninthians decided that in order for them to be victorious, they would require an edge in both technology and numbers. Technology was not a problem, as the Ninthians had always been apt at developing powerful tools of both civilian and military use. Despite the growth in population, however, their military numbers were lower than required. The Ninthian military had always been voluntary, based on the meritocratic system established long ago. Some people, especially merchants, saw no reason to do service for Hades as they were quite content not being involved in politics. In order to fix this situation, Hades turned to the line of Xerik, who were quickly placed in charge of the situation. For the first time in history a military draft was issued, forcing every one in twenty males into military service. These conscriptions would make the bulk of the military, but were merely foot soldiers. The heavy cavalry was composed of the volunteer military, which had experience in battle.

This expeditionary force was ordered to advance on the outlying islands one at a time, establishing a supply route and protecting the surrounding waters for shipping. Over a period of three years the outlying islands fell to Hades, many of the captured soldiers were conscripted as substitutes for the Hades soldiers who died in battle. Upon attaining victory and the capture of all the outlying islands, the Hades soldiers commenced an extensive campaign to eradicate the natives already inhabiting the newly acquired land. A veritable genocide took place. When it was time for a return to the homeland, the soldiers inquired as to their reward for service. They inquired if they were to attain citizenship and if they were to gain rights to the land taken. The Senate voted to give them citizenship, but not to give them any land. The sons of Xerik protested in favor of the soldiers, but were scoffed at by the Senate. From that point on, soldiers tended to be loyal only to their military commanders, remembering the betrayal handed down by the Senate.

A Time To Kill

Xerik’s descendants realized their reemerging power as both politicians and military commanders. They decided that the time was ripe for them to take control of what they saw as their nation by birth-right, the support of the military forces only reinforced their resolve. The sons of Xerik crossed the two rivers that guard the capital city of Hades and laid siege, hoping that the Senate would surrender, so that a bloodbath was avoided. The Senate, desperate to protect their own lives, voted unanimously to hand over all power to the sons of Xerik, a dynasty was established.

Unfortunately, a group of rogue senators decided that instead of a military based retribution, they would destroy the sons of Xerik, they figured that without a powerful leader, the military would fall in line with the wishes of the Senate. The senators hired assassins to kill the tree male members of the line of Xerik, they were successful in killing two, but the third son escaped the attempt and fled to the military encampment outside the walls of the city. The following morning, they military laid siege again, destroying the Senate and painting the palace with the blood of the slain senators. The remaining son of Xerik marched into the city and established his kingdom. With the Senate destroyed and the monarchy established, the nation was ripe for a rebirth both politically and militarily. The monarchy established a system of Governor-Generals each who controlled a territory awarded to them by the monarchy. Each Governor-General awarded tracts of land to his soldiers, down to the lowliest foot soldier. This system of government remains intact to this very day.

Holy Wars

Around this point in time, a new religion was starting to spread into the region. As the world grew, so did the spread of trade and as trade grew, culture and religion spread. Being so distanced from Rome allowed the people of Hades to maintain the ancient cultures of their people. While Rome fell to Christianity, Hades remained loyal to their pagan gods. Christianity came to Hades under the guise of the Roman Catholic Church. Priests came to the islands and spread word that all Romans must convert to Catholicism, saying that the pagan gods had confessed that they were merely demons that aimed to subtract worship from the god of the Israelites and Christians. Conversion took place, but was especially rampant in the poor. A few rogue groups remained loyal to the pagan faith, including many prominent members of the royal family. The Catholic Church attempted to form a coup within the government, they wished to bring the island of Hades into the Roman Empire, but this was rejected both by the people and the military. All the Roman priests and missionaries were executed. To appease the demands of the remnant Christians, a Ninthian papacy was formed.


Famous Quotes

  • "People will believe what ever you tell them to believe." - Emperor Lazarus (Deceased)


These rankings are updated when possible and when seen. Help would be appreciated, as I cannot always look at the rankings for my nation.

  • Itinerate Tree Dweller is ranked 24th in the region and 108,130th in the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • Itinerate Tree Dweller is ranked 7th in the region and 3,404th in the world for Largest Nations.
  • Itinerate Tree Dweller is ranked 22nd in the region and 31,455th in the world for Highest Police Ratios.
  • Itinerate Tree Dweller is ranked 16th in the region and 11,109th in the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • Itinerate Tree Dweller is ranked 13th in the region and 10,748th in the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • Itinerate Tree Dweller is ranked 2nd in the region and 1,788th in the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • Itinerate Tree Dweller is ranked 28th in the region and 100,229th in the world for Nudest.
  • Itinerate Tree Dweller is ranked 27th in the region and 110,439th in the world for Most Comprehensive Public Healthcare.
  • Itinerate Tree Dweller is ranked 20th in The region and 79968th in The world for Most Politically free Nations.
  • Itinerate Tree Dweller is ranked 28th in The region and 111236th in The world for Most Cultured.
  • Itinerate Tree Dweller is ranked 2nd in the region and 1,209th in the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • Itinerate Tree Dweller is ranked 29th in the region and 111,936th in the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • Itinerate Tree Dweller is ranked 28th in the region and 113,113th in the world for Largest Welfare Programs (per capita).

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Individuals: Daniel Reck, Emperor Erik Kersk, Emperor Lazarus Kersk, Empress Persephone Kersk, James Riker, Rickter Scott

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