Tuaben

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Tuaben is a country located in central Aurelia. Tuaben is a centre of education and naval trade, and is one of the locales of mankind in Telamon. Tuaben is known around the world all over for its beautiful cities and its well-to-do people, and is usually thought of as the more culturally sophisticated sister nation to Ontrea.

History[edit | edit source]

The most recent incarnation the Kingdom of Tuaben was formed nearly five centuries ago following the split of territories with Ontrea, after a lengthy series of wars between the northern and southern cities over religious cults. Tuaben's economic recovery after the division of the two nations was quicker than that of Ontrea; its ports along the southern coast of Aurelia was already linked to Merovaren and Gemmaushia through trade routes. Some of the first kind gestures from Gemmaushia were large exports of their marble to Tuaben, the first of which was used to reconstruct the capital of Teosciavian to its modern beauty.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Tuaben sits in the heartlands of Aurelia, south of the [mountain] Mountains. Much of its territory is centred around the mouth of the Terus River that flows north to south, and the Aren River that flows east to west. Tuaben's climate varies; the coastlines are semi-arid and subject to hot and dry summers whilst further north it remains more temperate. The geographical position of Tuaben means that is sunnier and warmer all year round than Ontrea or the other human nations. Due to this, Tuaben's wildlife is highly diverse; lynxes, wolves, lions, bears, deer, goats and horses are common on land, while there is a plethora of dolphins and whales in its local seas.

Tuaben's capital city is Teosciavian, an immense metropolis that sits between the mouth of the Terus and Aren Rivers.

Government[edit | edit source]

Though a hereditary monarchy by law, Tuaben is a largely aristocratic nation that exhibits senatorial and democratic bodies. Senators are appointed by the crown every six years. Unlike some human nations, Tuaben has a large populace of slaves - though a slave by legal definition, most slaves are well treated and are indistinguishable from free people except for the upper class nobility. Slaves are not given access to some freedoms, such as freedom of marriage without the permission of their masters. Most of these laws are more ceremonial in modern Tuaben.

Religion[edit | edit source]

Tuaben's religion is centred around the cult of Nalashtannylor - Tuaben's cities are draped in rich colours of blue and is considered the divine colour of Nalashtannylor. Freedom of religion is widely practiced in Tuaben. Teosciavian is home to the largest temple of Nalashtannylor in Aurelia, which is a colossal and ornamental building of great cultural value. Nalashtannylor's cult in Tuaben is the last remainder of the indigenous Aurelian presence in the region, having been a centre of the cult for over five millennia. Aldirei is also a popular deity within the cities of Tuaben, with his centre being the neighbouring city of Sieviutrinian.

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

Tuaben is culturally diverse, although the Tuabenic peoples are a nationality of humans that come from a separate tribe to the Mannazeians. As such, Tuabenic people exhibit darker complexions than that of their western cousins and speak the Ontrean language, which is a more archaic form of the common tongue.

Relations[edit | edit source]

As a relatively peaceful nation, Tuaben is at a level-headed position in Telamonic politics. Though officially allies of their sister-state Ontrea, the two nations still present tensions against one another for different religious doctrines and societal structures. Though some distance from Skitterfall, western reaches of Tuaben have been host to their invasions in the past.

  • Ambivalent relations
  • Negative relations

Notable Tuabenians[edit | edit source]

  • Kingdom of Tuaben
    • Apeor VI - King of Tuaben
    • Laquin - Queen of Tuaben
    • Maxios Jinxweaver - Mage of Teosciavian, member of the Ministarium of Epochs

See also[edit | edit source]