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Kingdom of Noveria
The Kingdom of Noveria is a medium sized kingdom located in southern Thedas and dominated by the Salians a small grouping of Franks and their leadership caste of House Orlais.

The Kingdom of Noveria is ruled over by House Orlais of whom rule as the heridetary monarchy of the Kingdom of Noveria and their power is that of an absolute dictatorship with a level of fuedalism in a system of land control. Beneath the royal family stands two tiers of nobility in the form of Dukes, and Counts of which their are three Dukedoms within the Kingdom of Noveria, while beneath the Dukedoms the Counts control smaller regions and are much more numerous.

The Kingdom of Noveria is the only kingdom in Europe that is dominated by the Salians of whom are a subsect of the overall Frankish people. The Salians hold their cultural center in the capital of Montfort, and this is the city that contains the largest population of the Salians, alongside their most powerful family in House Orlais.

The Kingdom of Noveria was founded by the first of the Salians fleeing persecution in the lands of the west and in particular they came from the lands of Gilneas. The Kingdom grew around the city of Montfort, and begin to expand into the neighboring islands of which the original House Orlais members would give an island to a loyal family of Montfort and thus extend both their lands, but also make loyal friends. The northward expansion would end following the first Noveria-Tevinter War where the Tevinter Empire crushed the Noverians at a battle around their now most northerly fortress of Cahir, of which Tevinter attempted to capture but was repulsed and the war ended in stalemate but still ended the Salians ambitions to go further north. The Kingdom of Noveria would be captured by the Valerian Empire in a disastrous conflict known as the Tears of Noveria and with its military unable to resist the Noverians sued for peace and were incorporated into the Valerian Empire. The Kingdom of Valeria would use the Munchen War to gain its independence as the Valerians were forced to recall most of their forces from Noveria and the few that remained were unable to hold the land and then at the Treaty of Munchen the Valerian Empire was forced to give Noveria its independence.

Geography

History

Early History

The Kingdom of Noveria was founded by the first of the Salians fleeing persecution in the lands of the west and in particular they came from the lands of Gilneas. The Kingdom grew around the city of Montfort, and begin to expand into the neighboring islands of which the original House Orlais members would give an island to a loyal family of Montfort and thus extend both their lands, but also make loyal friends. The northward expansion would end following the first Noveria-Tevinter War where the Tevinter Empire crushed the Noverians at a battle around their now most northerly fortress of Cahir, of which Tevinter attempted to capture but was repulsed and the war ended in stalemate but still ended the Salians ambitions to go further north.

Tears of Noveria

The Kingdom of Noveria would be captured by the Valerian Empire in a disastrous conflict known as the Tears of Noveria and with its military unable to resist the Noverians sued for peace and were incorporated into the Valerian Empire.

Council of Heathfall

Goverment

The Kingdom of Noveria is ruled over by House Orlais of whom rule as the heridetary monarchy of the Kingdom of Noveria and their power is that of an absolute dictatorship with a level of fuedalism in a system of land control. Beneath the royal family stands two tiers of nobility in the form of Dukes, and Counts of which their are three Dukedoms within the Kingdom of Noveria, while beneath the Dukedoms the Counts control smaller regions and are much more numerous.

Demographics

The Kingdom of Noveria is the only kingdom in Europe that is dominated by the Salians of whom are a subsect of the overall Frankish people. The Salians hold their cultural center in the capital of Montfort, and this is the city that contains the largest population of the Salians, alongside their most powerful family in House Orlais.

Montfort

See Also : Montfort

Montfort
Montfort is a very large city, and castle located within the Kingdom of Noveria, and acting as the capital of both the Kingdom of Noveria, and the Salian people.
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