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The Infinite Empire of Aukera

Lòkhà Nha sho Auken Rà 


Motto: Dhòr zekòl sho khòz, thul ira vohan

(I am the vigil of stars, the herald of truth)


A Stylised Map of Aukera












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A Basic Overview of The Infinite Empire


Official Language: Astintzen

Neimòrili atalòdenàt màkhlisetem chinil (My hovercraft is full of eels)

Demonym: Astintzen/Aukeran

Capital/Largest City: Ior Aria

Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy

Head of State/Government: The Infinite Emperor


Land Area: 790,977km2

Population (1955 Est.): 15,697,439

Population Density: 19.8/km2


The Infinite Empire of Aukera (Astintzen: Am Lòkhà Nha sho Auken Rà), known colloquially as Aukera, is a large nation situated off the Northern coast of Nur. Aukera is comprised of a main island, eponymously named, with over 400 inhabited islands within the greater Imperial Archipelago. Aukera is surrounded by the Shining Sea, with its nearest neighbour being Kalmach to the Southwest. The country is divided into 26 traditional regions, with 64 administrative cantons.

Archaeloigical evidence suggests Aukera has been inhabited since the Upper Paleolothic period (roughly 41,000 BF), with the first written reference to its people dating to the 1800 BF oracle stones. Between 600 and 500 BF, the Northern span of the island was unified by a single polity under the auspices of the Infinite Emperor. This event (dated by the imperial state to 534 BF) marks the year 0 of the Most Holy Imperial Calendar, and the foundation of the modern Aukeran state.

The fledgling state maintained claims over the entirety of the island since its inception, but was routinely engaged in civil wars, internal coups, and defense against outside influence to prevent the true suppression of other local kingdoms to the South and East. Beginning in the mid 7th century (the 1100s by the Aukeran Calendar), a series of conflicts and tensions with their Southern neighbours culminated in the true unification of the archipelago and the true birth of the Infinite Empire as it is now known.

The last reforms to the governmental apparatus came about in the twelfth century, where a series of populist revolts saw concessions from the imperial government and the introduction of a written charter to outline the scope of its power.

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The Land of the Gods - Zòn ekh Jaikoà - An Early History


Long ago, before the world had a name, there was shaped a great archipelago to the North of Nur. It was a beautiful place, with lush forests, sweeping plains, and towering mountains. The land was bountiful, and held all that might be needed in abundance. Yet, in these ancient epochs, man had not yet sat foot on such pristine soil, and so it was that it came to be the exclusive domain of the divine.

Wise readers know these islands, in modern times, to be the "Pala sho Aken Rà" - the lands of the Orthodoxy of Sacred Gold. So named for the being who would become principle among countless deities, Aukera's more formative state is still represented in the local term for the main island; "Zòn ekh Jainkoà." The land of unnumbered Gods.

In the ages before the coming of man, divinities in their thousands resided in the sacred archipelago. Some held dominion over territories as vast as mountains, others as small and serene as a forest glade. Many of the thousands of smaller islands has their own resident divine. In this era, gods of wind raced over the golden fields, and deities of water held court beneath the springs. 

In earlier years, the unnumbered Gods fought violently against one another,  shaping the land with the ferocity of their bouts. Great craters and gouges in the landscape are, to this day, attributed to those first battles, when constraint had not yet been forced upon them. In time, as the land's rulers reached the limits of their strength, a natural peace began to settle. Bereft of human worship, the fledgling Gods could not extend themselves beyond their means, and so settled into their carved domains and allowed the land to heal.


When man first set his foot upon the Zòn ekh Jaikoà, he did so tentatively. Surviving archaeological evidence suggests that the islands were inhabited more than twenty thousand years hence, in the form of scattered tools and signs of cave habitation. These early migrants, who are believed to have originated from the Southern continent and arrived by sea, subsisted as hunter-gatherers within the domains of whatever God would abide their presence.

An abundance of recovered artifacts shows that early humanity found patronage beneath a forest divinity of Nemikh, whose image was later proscribed. Depictions of Gìorezh, a deity resident within the canton of Oshk Zhei, are also apparent. As man spread and grew toward sedentism, they began to draw the attention of countless others.

While natural limitations had drawn the borders of the archipelago's Godly domains, its residents had never been happy to settle. Ambition, that most valued tenet of Azten theology, inhabits every immortal being in abundance. Humanity, to this end, became the new battleground through which the most eager Gods sought control. 

Humanity's growing presence on the isles is marked by various depictions of regional deities. In Kastal, a cave mural shows a tremendous being of starlight teaching its disciples the means of creating tools. Carvings in the mountains of Fizhisk uniformly portray a serpentine divinity swallowing stormclouds.  In the highlands of Aria, several sites are marked by a depiction of the sun with the great horns of a stag.


In due time, all of the land came to be thus — A hundred kingdoms, each presided over by the most ambitious of the divines. The scriptures teach that this state persisted for many years, in peace and war, with rise and fall. The influence of the Gods waxed and waned, though the conflict in its whole grew to a such fever pitch that it was clear such conditions were bleeding the land dry.

Toward the end of this chaotic epoch, from which little memory remains, there came to be a kingdom built around a mighty river. Along the waters of the Azten, at the heart of what would become the Aken Rà, grew the city of Ior Aria. The patron deity of this kingdom was a golden stag, from whose horns flowed purest water, and who shone with the light of the morning sky. He had long sat atop the mountains, by the spring from which His river flowed, and gazed peacefully into the sun.

Unlike many divinities of power, He had permitted the growth of His city unconditionally. Straddling the connection between the North and South of the island, Ior Aria flourished without the intervention of a god. For this, however, He was revered with equal fervour to even the most present deities. When at last He descended from the mountain, His people received Him with fervour.

For long had the God of Ior Aria stared into the sun. Atop the peaks, He had achieved communion with the Light, from which springs life and all that is good. When He descended, His eyes had been stained in gold, and His insight deepened beyond even the eldest of His kind. He preached freedom from conflict and from woe, and promised man both unending peace immortality.



At the beginning of all things, spoke the Light to the void, 'unfold'!

And lo, did the Unending Eye open, and all darkness burned away.

All that endures within this Light is as Gold.

That is Immortal, cast in amber radiance.

For memory is the purest form of being.

And I shall know all that is Good for all of time.

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