|Holy and Glorious Partania|
Urima tã Titíma Partã (Bagang)
We, A Free Nation
Namári, Hatáuo Amac
Glory to thee, Lord Sun
Location of Partania (blue) within the Tacanias|
Location of Partania (blue) within the Tacanias
Palatine Protectorate |
Novatist republic with Clerical elements
Anahiti Xipiráia |
|200 væ. - 1520 næ.|
• Cathedran suzerainty
• Enthronement of Hinuhon I
|Currency||Peseta (₱) (PTP)|
Partania (Partã), officially the Holy and Glorious Partania (Bagang Urima tã Titíma Partã) is a Novatist republic in the southern Tacanias, bordering the Pontic Neutral Zone, and Mikhama in the north, and Shimor in the east. Its capital is Carapáiau and its largest city, the sanctuary of Tipiró, is also the largest in the region.
Civilization has long been established in Iraya and the Aminatánan, whose records come far back to the Middle Classical Period. Initially a melange of city-states and confederated kingdoms (bangcas), the most prominent being the bangka of Ilunggan), the region, increasingly came into the suzerainty of the theocratic Holy Confederacy of Cathedra. Most of its nobility and raditional instituitions remained intact, though now centralized by the Congregation of the Wayward Rose. The desecration of native religious sites and the forcible conversion practices of the Rosaline order prompted the First Partanian Revolution (Apíara Kisipasi) under the Kamakist order of Nilamacu (Radiant scypiphora) led by shaman-priest Piracanun, later enthroned in 1851 as Hinuhon I. Independent Partanian rule was essentially a nativized model of Rosaline hegemony in the region, which prospered as an independent power in the Ercian Sea. Economic inequality and the spread of radical Novatist thought sparked the Second Partanian Revolt (Tucuara Kisipasi) which secularized the country and its economy and turned the Monarchical throne an elected one.
Officially a client state of Tartessa by way of the Palatine System, Partania serves as the Republic's main bastion to the East, and an essential port for eastern goods to Antraea. Despite sour relations between the System and the Holy Covenant in Antraea, Partania maintains good relations with Belgro-Ancrian satellites Aora Tua and Kuluvaripi, owing to the former's wide diplomatic autonomy and historical position in the Ercian. It is formally protected by the Palatine System's Revolutionary Naval Protocol, though it hosts an armed merchant fleet, the Cuntuirinan which serves as its de facto Naval Force. It boasts a fruit-based agricultural, energy and trade-based economy whose main partners are Tartessa, Cassia and the Orissian Clans of Vang and Khru.
Partania is well known for its tropical climate, its biodiversity (particularly the exotic Xiripá and Carauira), its cottage-based economy, its traditional music, its ritual festivals and Thaumic and religious significance in Amatorism and Ercian Madradaha. Partania remains to be a popular tourist spot for Palatine countries. It is a key supplier of Thaumic energy generation in the Ercian. Partanian society is deeply patriotic owing to their faith.
Much of eastern Amintanan (including parts of what is now the Pontic NPZ) and Shimor were under the confederacy of the Kiripuña. Beginning of the Madradaic monastery-schools called Pambandyran, and entrance of Madradaha in general in the region. Trade with Metharians and interaction with the Northern Pontic peoples such as the Ngariwanatu. Cultural sophistication just before the Colonial period. Adoption of sail technology from the Kororoans, allowing them transoceanic trade with the Antraeans.
Partania is officially a Republic (parakunion, taintainan) under the Novatist Palatine System. However, despite the modern trappings of a republican social order (using the Tartessan governmental model as a basis), Partania's existence continues to hinge upon the ancient and unbroken rites of ancient Amintanan. The state, owing to its massive concentration of natural thavma, continues to hold a religious figurehead called the Apo whose key role is to curry favor with the divine and uphold the nation's prosperity and tranquil. Originally hereditary, the Apo became directly elected by the people after the Second Revolution, its candidates selected and reviewed by the Grand Assembly's Faith Committee from a motley of native, Madradaic and Amatorian orders with close affinity to thavma.
The Apo is in turn officially advised by three magisters: the Archivist of State, the Keeper of the Court, and the Archstrategist. All three are invoked in unison and their offices are treated as a collective whole, supposedly as chief interpreters and guides to the Apo's will, supposedly embodying the will of the people who elected them. In matters of state, the Grand Assembly serves as the ultimate authority in the Republic, consisting of the aristocratic gentry (the Tauraira) and the elected delegates of the local councils, their nominal retinues.
Like Tartessa, Partania's Grand Assembly continues to hold large remit over the state's administration. Composed formally of 20 camarillas (anintunan), the Assembly's members are elected based on the sprawling, delegated Novatist council system whose divisions were based on the old landed gentry's territorial demarcations. In practice, the Assembly has devolved into regional factions both based on politics and familial ties; dividing the Partanian political landscape between the disciplined, technocratic Novatists and the parochial and conservative Principalities (lalacanan)
Agriculture and small-scale textile industries dominate the Partanian economy. Much of this is owed to the practice of Tacanian agronomy (cauian) that defines much of the basis of the state and the entire lifestyle of the Southern Bridgelands. For this reason, the majority of Partania's workforce consist of cultivators and crafters (blacksmiths, weavers, woodworkers, machinists). Otherwise, Partania boasts an economy based entirely on trade, becoming a midway point for Metharian and Orissian goods to Antraea, and a middleman for goods between the nations of the Palatine System and the Holy Covenant.
From agriculture, Partania's primary exports are plantains, apples, palm berries, chocolate, sugar and cured hippo meat, exactly half of which are exported to Cassia, Victoriala and the wider Palatine System. Fishing remains a modest sector, dominated by stationary fish farms; the entire industry was radically cut down after the country lost majority fishing rights against Shimor in the Reef War.
Textile manufacturing have been the primary industry of Partania since the advent of mechanization in the country. After the Revolution, much of the landowning gentry (the bañautau) were overthrown in favor of the more popular priestly class, the nascent state began consulting with other Antraean and Elven nations to produce their own mechanized manufactures. Tapping the natural thaumic essences within the Ercian Coast allowed for the proliferation of sophisticated mills, forges and a working electric-thaumic network exploited for power and communications. Raw cloth such as tree cotton and dyed lotus silks have long been slated for sole Palatine export; traditional-style weavers, however, with subsidized support by the monarchy and priesthood, remainba popular domestic product.
developed from the wider Tacanian cultural nexus from which much of the Southern Bridge came from.
Amatorism (Rosaline), with significant sections of Mayangtali and "native rites" which serve a clear role in the state's relationship with the thaumic sphere