|Kingdom Of Alcase|
|Type of Goverment||Absolute Monarchy|
|Head of State||Fabin Orsinio|
|Languages||German by the vast majority, but french in the west by fleeing Bretonians|
|Races, and Ethnicity||Burgundians (87%), Tuetons (6%), Other (7%)|
The Kingdom Of Alcase is a major Frankish Human Kingdom that sits on the Eastern border of what was once the Kingdom of Bretonia, and is now Orc held France. The Kingdom of Alcase is the kingdom with the largest proportion of Burgundians thus making it their capital both physically and culturally with the main Burgundian town of Strasburg located in the Kingdom of Alcase.
The Geographical region its present in is Alcase-Lorraine, in which was once a single Kingdom, but the two have split apart into two seperate kingdoms. This followed generations of conflict while the entire region was a part of the Allemeni Empire. The Allemeni ended when the Kingdom of Alcase won the civil war and became independant. Following this they moved closer to the Kingdom of Bretonia, and during the growth of Bretonia they became extremely wealthy. WIth the fall of Bretonia the Kingdom of Alcase is besieged from all sides by its enemies, and their appears little positive for this once extremely proud Kingdom.
The current King is Fabin Von Orsinio a man that is universally loved in Alcase as a great king with nothing but the greatness of Alcase on his mind. Under the rule of the King of Alcase their is a monarchy filled feudilism at play and he is all powerful controlling all decisions outside the internal decisions of his lords. The Lords inherit their positions from birth in much the same way as the Kingdom of Lucerne, and the king of Alcase is the only man who can take away the control of a Lord.
In prehistoric times, Alsace was inhabited by nomadic hunters, but by (Find Date), Burgundians, and Anglos began to settle in Alcase, clearing and cultivating the land. By (Find Date), the Numenor's had invaded and established Alcase as a center of viticulture. To protect this highly valued industry, the Numenor Empire built fortifications and military camps that evolved into various communities which have been inhabited continuously to the present day. While part of the Numenor Empire, Alsace was part of Germania Superior. During this time the entire region was dominated by the Teutons despite the fact that they were dramatically outnumbered by the Burgundians, and the Frankish. With the fall of the Empire of Numeron the regions Teutons found that there mastery of the region was about to be questioned. During the time of the Numenorians they were able to ofset the huge population differences by the excistence of the massive armies of the Numenorians but as the armies left so to did their wild card. The Burgundians of Alcase would form alongside the region of Lorraine the large Allemeni Empire of which would be capable due to its massive size and population to resist the growing Teutonic threat to their north.
- "Before the Numenorians we were a peaceful hunter gathering tribe that was constantly afraid of death by the hands of Trollocs. After they took control we were a peaceful crop growing tribe that was constantly afraid of death by the hands of the Numenorians."
- -Unknown Burgundian Scribe
In prehistoric times, Alsace was inhabited by nomadic hunters, but by (Find Date), Burgundians, and Anglos began to settle in Alcase, clearing and cultivating the land. By (Find Date), the Numenor's had invaded and established Alcase as a center of viticulture. To protect this highly valued industry, the Numenor Empire built fortifications and military camps that evolved into various communities which have been inhabited continuously to the present day. While part of the Numenor Empire, Alsace was part of Germania Superior. During this time the entire region was dominated by the Teutons despite the fact that they were dramatically outnumbered by the Burgundians, and the Frankish. This control was held by the fact that the Numenorians required the loyalty of the Teutons so they had placed them in a number of high ranking positions and this region was once such place. During this time though despite the cold rule of many of the Numenorian Empires it would be under their rule that a massive expansion of Alcase was underway as the Numenorians took advantage of the growing population to make Alcase into a large food breadbasket. Their position of strength and envy only increased when a large amount of minerals were discovered in the central mountains of Alcase.
Downfall of Numeron
Main Article : The Downfall of the Numenor Empire
With the fall of the Empire of Numeron the regions Teutons found that there mastery of the region was about to be questioned. During the time of the Numenorians they were able to ofset the huge population differences by the excistence of the massive armies of the Numenorians but as the armies left so to did their wild card. The Teutons were not oblivious to this though, and they found support financially from their cousins in the growing regions of Germany, who were even more imperialistic back then if that seems possible. With this financial backing the Teutons of the region attempted to heavily finance a fight between the two largest groups of the region in the Frankish, and the Burgundians. The Teutons once again attempted to side with the smaller of the two in the Burgundians, and this led to the extreme fighting between the two forces. The Burgundians even though they were smaller were able to use their financial and physical support from the Teutons to slowly push the Frankish westward out of the region, but this momentum would stall when the Teutons believing they had won commited several atrosicities against Burgundians, and this caused the Burgundians to begin to turn against the Teutons. With the Teutons and the Burgundians now fighting amongst themselves the Frankish were able to regroup and organize, which led them to over the course of a generation to push the Burgundians and Teutons completely out of Lorraine. The Burgundians would continue to move west and dominate the regions of France, and Alcase, while the Teutons would simply migrate into the regions of the growing Germany.
- "Allemeni should be the kingdom of the day. We should be united on the peninsula but instead the foolish greedy Franks of Lorraine wanted more. Their constant desire for more has ruined the entire penisula."
- -Unknown Burgundian Scribe
With the Burgundians forced to leave Lorraine, and much of Weerhousen they came to inhabit the lands of Alcase. Finding already a large population of Burgundians in the area they were quick to expand themselves, and became invested in attempting to form their own kingdom in the region.
Main Article : Allemeni Empire
As the goverment of the Kingdom of Alcase was formed though they were attacked and annexed by the the empire called the Allemeni Empire of whom saw them as a threat and also the emperor at the time in the form of Charles Allingion of whom was a great man who wanted to unite the Franks under the same banner. Under this arrangement power was meant to be shared between the Burgundians of western Allemeni and the Franks of Lorraine and in order to do this they would form the Senate of Allemeni where in all the Kings of the Empire of Allemeni would maintain a vote in important matters.
This peaceful co-existence would begin to fade as time went by and the Franks took more and more control leading to a near slave like opinion of the Burgundians by the rulers of Allemeni. Eventually the domination shown by the Frankish of Lorraine begin to enrage the Burgundians of Alcase, and the two sides became bitter towards each other. As the two halves of the kingdom became farther and farther apart all it took was a single action to lead the kingdom to war.
Assassination of Carloman Capet III.
The act that led to war would be the murder of King Carloman Capet III. of whom was a Frankish king of the Kingdom of Lorraine that was heading to Alcase in order to attempt to sign pacts that would lead the two groups closer together. With his murder the Frankish were up in arms about the murderous behavior of the Burgundians, and when Carloman Capet IV. came to power he attempted to subvert the rebellious movements among the Burgundians by massacring large numbers of them in reprisals. This had the effect of furthering the rebellions in the region, and as the brush war continued the Frankish found they couldn't even enter Alcase without nearly a full army, and thus begin the movement to the full civil war. Towards the end of Carloman Capet III's reign he grew close to the Emperor of Imperial Empire of Germania at the time and thus the alliance between the two started to form.
First Allemeni Civil War
Main Article : First Allemeni Civil War
Second Allemeni Civil War
Main Article : Second Allemeni Civil War
Eventually the civil war ended with both sides extremely bloody, and now independant Kingdoms. The Kingdom of Alcase was very happy with this as they were now able to more frequently trade with their western neigbors the Bretonians. While for Lorraine this end meant they continued their closeness with The Empire, and the Empire's allies.
War in France
Main Article : War in France
War with the Orcs
Main Article : The Empire
Following the Empire's loss in Hogwarts and the more resent advances of Lucerne, the Empire began ratcheting up its reteroic towards Alcase. In this regard they begin marshalling the forces of Lorraine and the Lowlands and placed them along the borders of Alcase. In this way they are threatening Alcase with destruction in the case they do now join with them. This ratcheting up of the reteric only got worse when the Alcase ally in the Kingdom of Lucerne sacked and took control of the very important city of Westbridge.
The Battle of Iron Peaks
Main Article : Battle of Iron Peaks
The Battle of Iron Peak was a battle fought between a rampaging Orc army and the city of Obernie. The Orcs had already destoryed two towns west of Obernie, and three armies of Alcase were heading towards Obernie to reinforce the city, but before they could arrive the Orcs attacked the city in full force.
The defenders of the city held strong and managed to hold off the orcs for three days, and on the fourth day the first army arrived commanded by the Ranger Leliana Orsinio. Leliana had the smallest of the three armies, and because of this she was forced to use delaying tactics against the Orcs in order to buy more time. A combination of valiant defence of the city, and effective hit and run attacks by Lelian's rangers managed to delay the Orcs for another two days, and on the seventh day the army of Johanson Hawkes arrived.
See Also : John Orsinio
As the armies of Alcase were fighting off the Orcs another problem quickly made itself known. John Orsinio had never forgiven his brother for the death of his family and in blind hate he now believed he was the one right for King of Alcase. In his desire for this position he became utterly fixated on growth. He first went to The Empire who begin providing him with funds, and mercenary troops with which to bolster his froces, but it was a metting with a man named Angelo Ambronogi that changed everything for him. When John met Angelo, he found someone that finally understood how brilliant he was, atleast who made him think this. In truth Angelo spent nearly a year in John's entourage and during this time was able to turn John towards the worship of Chaos.
There are three main forces in Alcase. The first is controlled by the King of Alcase and usually remains in Saverne for its time in order to keep the capital safe. The second army is the second largest and it is usually controlled by the most effective commander in the Kingdom, but in today's era it is controlled by John Orsinio who while an effective commander has spent nearly a decade taking little part in the conflicts and leaving it all to the third and smallest army. The third and smallest army is controlled like a patrol army, in that it is very cavalry driven, and relies on speed, and skill in order to make up for their lack of numbers in comparison to the Second Army. Because of this setup the Kingdom of Alcase now silently had lost its largest army in the Second army without fighting a battle.
Following the Battle of Iron Peaks the leadership of Alcase could no longer overlook the lack of involvement of the Second Army and in order to deal with this John Orsiino was ordered to meet the King at the capital of Saverne. When weeks passed and no army came the leadership sent scouts to see what was happening and they discovered that the Second army was no longer camped at their usual base west of Obernie. With the leadership now in complete panic a single knight would change the destiny of Alcase, and also bring the worst news imagineable.
As King Orsinio was planning how they would find what happened to the Second Army a gaurd approached and told the assembled noblemen and commanders that a single knight had arrived at the gate and said he was part of the Second Army.
Civil War in Alcase
Main Article : Civil War in Alcase
| Hermione Arrives in Alcase|
I speak...its just I never thought I'd actually find one of them. I just assumed he would have been two steps ahead of me...but you...your proof that I can save him.
Hermione Arrives in Alcase
Hermione would enter Alcase as the forces of the Kingdom Of Alcase were battling internal chaos forces led by one of the ruling house, but for her part she didn't see how truly dangerous the land was all she saw was the fact that she was separated from everything that she loved including Harry most of all. Upon their arrival at Strasburg they meet with Fleur Delacour of whom takes them to the Academy where they meet with the leadership of the Children of Harnene of whom Hermione tells them what she is after, and they initially state that they don`t know where the item she is looking for is, but she sees that Olympe Maxime is lying and begins getting upset which almost starts a fight but is stopped when the Children Council leaves the room to discuss. Returning from their discussion they reveal to Hermione that they will help her find the necklase if she allows two of their number to go with her in order to make sure that nothing hostile happens to the one who has the necklase, and she agrees despite not wanting so many people with her. Departing Strasburg with Fleur Delacour, and now five strong they head westward where she is still not told who has the necklace but is told that she will be introduced to the one who does and that person will decide. While on the road they begin to come across bodies and the signs of battle and at this Fleur Delacour reveals that the holder of the necklace was Leliana Orsinio of whom had left for the west with most of the Strasburg army in order to battle John Orsinio. Realizing she had to act quickly before Leliana Orsinio possibly was killed and lost the ring to the forces of evil that she might not be able to get the ring back from. Hermione, and the group would travel by horse for days, running their horses ragged until they discovered a large battlefield, and the camped army of Alcase. As the group waded through the thousands of bodies she wondered sadly whether she was too late, but when the group was taken in by several Alcase gaurds her hope rose.
Finding the Ring
She was immediately taken to a low level commander, and when she was cleared that she wasn't a member of the defeated forces of John Orsinio she asked to be taken to Leliana Orsinio, and the guards told her where she was, and she bolted towards the area. Finding her tent she barged in without any sort of notice, and the gaurds posted at the tent didn't react quick enough and she was inside the tent with Lelliana. Once inside the tent she used Magi to close to entrances, and block herself in with Leliana. Leliana immediatly went for her sword, and as she grabbed for it Hermione saw the ring on her finger, and dropped to her knees in happiness. Leliana at this point was beyond confused but she called out for aid, and she could hear the sounds of swords hitting against the tent but as soon as they hit the cloth the sword was pushed away, and no damage was caused. As the commotion outside got more out of hand and more and more gaurds tried to get in Johanas reached the area after hearing the alert, and attempted to charge his way through the tent to no avail.Leliana Orsinio : What sort of Magi is this?...Do you not speak women?
Hermione Granger : I speak...its just I never thought I'd actually find one of them. I just assumed he would have been two steps ahead of me...but you...your proof that I can save him.
Leliana Orsinio : Save who?
"Hermione Granger : Harry.
The two would proceede to talk and Hermione showed her the book profising the danger of the ring in her company, and after realizing that Hermione meant her no harm she lowered her sword and Hermione released the spell blocking the tent. As the spell went down Johanson barged through the cloth and crashed into the tent before getting up and picking Hermione up by the neck and nearly killing her before Leliana was able to get him to release her. The three would talk, and eventually Hermione would eventually get the ring, and told them thank you for their help, and she was sorry for everything that she had caused to them. As she got on her horse to leave and everyone said goodbye the sound of trumpets went off, and as she peered towards the sound she saw a massive dark cloud on the horizon.
| Second Battle of Avricourt|
Demons three times the size of a man. Humans with three arms. This was what chaos gave you.
Second Battle of Avricourt
Main Article : Battle of Avricourt
Following the destruction of the army of Chaos in the first battle of Avricourt the forces of John Orsinio had retreated, and everyone believed they would flee completely out of Alcase, but instead he regrouped the remaining chaos forces west of Avricourt. The army of Alcase was going to chase them down, but the distraction of Hermione Granger, and the fact that a larger force being led by the King in Fabin Von Orsinio meant that the Alcase forces were in the same position camped. John Orsinio had managed to gather a larger force then in the first battle, but did it at the cost of completely surrendering his original plan of long term raiding, and occupation of the lands of Alcase as he had brought every single soldier he had available to the battle. As Fabin Orsinio reached the area John Orsinio launched his assault on the camp of Leliana, and Johanson hoping to defeat that camped army before turning against the remaining force in Fabin's army. The force of John Orsinio would bring thousands of demons along with it further augmenting its numbers, and as it appeared over the hills near Avricourt the army of Johanas, and Leliana would marshal themselves to fight against the army of Chaos. Hermione seeing a chance to flee eastward would be given the blessing of Leliana to leave them and do what she had to do, and she was nearly going to leave before she realized Harry would not have wanted her to do that, and she turned around and followed Leliana into the right flank.
Remaining at the camp the camped army would prepare themselves for the charge, and Johanas would command the center of the force, while the left flank was commanded by Isabelle Hurnia, while the right flank was commanded by Leliana and she was joined there by Hermione. Seeing this from their vantage point the royal army of Fabin would make their way towards the valley beneath them but were several hours away, and thus wouldn't be able to affect the initial assault. As the Chaos forces smashed into the army the intial charge broke pieces of the army as the demons horrified them, and the mass charge nearly caused a retreat of the army. As the army wavered Hermione would summon a gigantic yellow bird that flew over the ranks of the army and gave them heart, and this somewhat steadied them.
As the fighting intensified John Orisinio watched from the ranks as Johanas Hawkes wiped his way through the ranks of the chaos center forces, and then watched the Alcase forces celebrate as Johanas killed a greater demon of Slanaash. Seeing momentum change against him despite his larger force John Orsinio would charge into the left flank where Isabelle Hurnia was fighting a losing fight against a large force, and he would engage her in a duel. Granted gifts by Slanaash John was beyond the fighting ability of Isabelle and he sliced her nearly in half before tossing her head into the Alcase ranks, and causing a near rout of the left flank. As the left flank collapsed John turned his forces from attacking the left flank to moving against the center and Johanas. On the right flank Hermione and Leliana killed their enemy one after another but there was always another, and so Hermione watched as Leliana broke from the front line and cut her way through the chaos ranks making her way towards a Chaos Magi. Fighting the Chaos Magi Hermione led a charge as well breaking the chaos forces attempting to surround Leliana and her force that had broke through, and the right flank begin to be pushed back towards the dueling Leliana and Magi. The Magi and Leliana would duel for many minutes, but the Magi found his spells constantly blocked by Hermione, and as it continued Leliana finally killed the Magi and broke the right flank of Chaos. With the death of the Magi the demons begin to lose form, and after a few minutes the demons of the Chaos Army had shifted out of the real world and back into the fade where they had been summoned from.
With both left flanks of the two armies being overwhelmed the two victorous flanks moved to the center and engaged the already desperate fighting in the center. John Orsinio seeing Johanas kill one of his few remaining friends, and perhaps the sole remaining person he trusted would charge at Johanas, and as he was overcome by anger and rage his god himself in Slanaash would change him from his human form into a Greater Demon of Slanaash and it was in this form that John Orsinio and Johanas Hawkes would battle. An extremely formidable fighter John was only able to hold off the charge of the now demonic John Orsinio and felt himself pushed back inch by inch. As he was knocked to the ground John would be smashed back from a bolt by Hermione Granger, and Bethany Hawkes of whom were able to keep John down while Johanas, and Leliana charged at him and struck him many times killing the demon and releasing John Orsinio. With John Orsinio dead, and the demons deforming the chaos forces were broken, and despite attempts by the other commanders of the army to hold them they would retreat away from the slaughter that was now ensueing on the chaos forces. By this point the cavalry of Fabin including the king himself had arrived and would charge into the retreating chaos forces wiping out the remaining parts of the army.
The Kingdom of Alcase is situated in north central Europe, and its location just north of Weerhousen, and south of The Empire, while being East of its old member in Lorraine.
The Kingdom in the north is quite warm, and maintains long warm summers, with only a marginely cold winter. While in the south sections, the climate is much less forgiving and the winters are quite cold and last for eight months, while the warm summers are only two months.
The Kingdom of Alcase has a semi-continental climate with cold and dry winters and hot summers. There is little precipitation because the Vosges protect it from the west. The city of Colmar has a sunny microclimate; it is the second driest city in France, with an annual precipitation of just 550 mm, making it ideal for vin d'Alsace (Alsatian wine).
A hereditary Monarchy the Kingdom of Alcase is ruled by the Von Orsinio's, and has been since the events of the Civil War. This heridetary rulership of the Kingdom has lasted for their entire history, and usually the lordships and lands beneath the royal family are placed in the hands of those noble families that are both the wealthies, and also the most loyal to the crown. The Goverment of the Kingdom of Alcase thus contains at a level just beneath the royal family the Aristocrats or Dukes of whom rule over the provinces of the Kingdom and they hold sway over their individual provinces, but their hold is only as strong as their ability to defend themselves against the King should they prove unloyal. The other major power besides the Royal Family, and the Dukes and other aristocrats are the members of the Dragonoph Temple of Alcase of whom hold a lot of power including their own military force independant of the Kingdom, and a large amount of wealth as they are not allowed to be taxed by the laws of the land.
Royal Family of Alcase
The Royal Family of Alcase is the supreme power of the Kingdom of Alcase and they are held by the people of the land, and Dragonoph Temple of Alcase the representitives of Glaurung in the land of Alcase. The King obviously stands at the top with the next rung down being the Queen, and then beneath them stands the Crown Princes, and Crown Princes of whom hold a lot of sway in their own right.
King of Alcase
The King hold all logitimate power in the Kingdom, and is capable of placing whoever he wants in whatever position he wants. The King can be a ceremonial position in the case that the throne was handed over to a female heir, and in this case the King would be a figurehead in much the way a normal queen is.
|Fabin Von Orsinio|
Queen of Alcase
The Queen can be the complete leader of the Kingdom of Alcase or in most cases be simply the wife of the King. Even in the latter case she still has many obligations and responsibilites but in most ways she is a figurehead if she's not given the throne.
See Also : Jeanne Orsinio
Crown Prince of Alcase
The Heir to the throne for Alcase is known as the Crown Prince or Princess of Alcase and is unique in that it can be either a girl, or a boy and for this reason we have seen over the cours of their history three women leading the Kingdom. The actual succession laws of the Kingdom of Alcase are Absolute Cognatic thus the direction of the above level of female governance over the history of Alcase, and before the fall of Allemeni.
High Priest of Alcase
Dutchies of Alcase
|Dutchy of Strasburg|
|High City of Guebwiller||Guebwiller|
|Dutchy of Nievre|
|Dutchy of Saverne|
|Dutchy of Obernie|
|Dutchy of Molsheim|
|Dutchy of Dopheine|
|Dutchy of Upper Alcase|
The population of the Kingdom of Alcase is vastly one of the Burgundians, and as such they are one of the largest Kingdom where the Burgundians are in the majority, with only the Carolingion Empire sharing a similar population.
|Ethnicity||Share of Population|
The Kingdom of Alcase is very tall in length of the kingdom, but it lost a lot of it's western lands during the Fall of France. The population centers though were relatively unhit by the damages of the Fall of France and this led to the population of Alcase to not be devestated in the same manner as they might be believed to have been.
|Guebwiller||High City of Guebwiller|