Ottonian Empire

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Empire of Iron and Fire
Kûnja Përuntár neš Tulaitár (Arvonnic)
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Capital Ëksingârdja (45 væ.—230 næ.)
Firihald (230 —)
Religion Vestric and Druvic paganism
later Foriscism (Apostolic, Imperial Rite)
Government Theocratic feudal monarchy
High King
 •  ??? Adantos I
 •  ??? Verekh IV Marus
Emperor
 •  ??? Gantevus
 •  ??? Tarvak
History
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 •  War of the Four Banners ???
Currency see currencies
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Petty Vestria
Midonakta
Belgroden
Ancria
Strava
Havéra
Ës Vanir

The Empire of Iron and Fire (Arvonnic Kûnja Përuntár neš Tulaitár), referred to by historiographers as the Ottonian Empire (Belgrish Kuna Ëntanlén) was a massive empire encompassing much of Western Antraea and parts of the Kontine lowlands. It was the premier polity within the continent, next to the Dragharic League and its successor the Matriatchate. Spanning an unusually long history from High Antiquity to the cusp of the Age of Proliferation, its legacy continues to hold sway over much of Forisciandom. Ottonian institutions persist in the modern day under the Empire's key successors.

Unlike the eastern Galatians and Lavinians which distributed a level of political power to the populace, the Ottonian Empire was held by the imperial person and later by theocratic authority. Its paramount sovereign, the Emperor, was originally a "High King" (Árda Aksjo) in which all tribes and cities pay tribute by divine right. Their initial patron deity, Vaspa (later incorporated into the Foriscian pantheon as an Os) held that right thanks to miraculous intervention by the goddess in the polity's early days.

The Ottonian Empire made a lasting influence to the development of civilization and the nation-state in Antraea and the Conditary world. Much of the principles of government and its administrative model was adapted by its successors, most especially Belgroden which claimed the inheritance of the original Theodenic crown by divine lineage. Foriscism, the Empire's state religion in its later years, would later play a major part in the continent's politics and society after the demise of the Empire, making them one of the Great Religions.