Each of the five lands, or duchies, in Hirapis are divided into three
baronies. The ruler of each duchy
is called a duke or duchess; the ruler of each barony is
baron or baroness; and Hirapis is ruled by Queen Orla, who
inherited the title, and her husband King RJ.
first and northernmost duchy is Boruma, named for Old King Brian
Boruma, who won the War of Unification a thousand years ago and became
the first king of the unified lands. Boruma the land originally
was called Hirapis, but after the war, the five lands unified were
called Hirapis. The capital of Boruma is Bulben, and the three
baronies are Fionn, Derval, and Brian. Theomond's Island,
off the coast of Boruma, is named for the brother of King Boruma who
was a warrior who saved Boruma's life during the war. Mitama After
the War of Unification, Boruma gave leadership of each of the five
lands to those who helped him win the war and renamed the duchies
accordingly. Mitama on the eastern part of the country is named
after Nintoku Mitama. It's capital is Nipon, and the three
baronies are Ao, Aka, and Kiro. Mitama along with Boruma and
Felifornia are known as the Upperlands, and magic is in widespread use
in these duchies.
on the western part of Hirapis is the most unique of the duchies.
First, the inhabitants have a cat-like appearance, but still are
humanoids. Second, Felifornia maintains its original name from
the pre-war era. The inhabitants did not wish to enter the War of
Unification, but were forced to when they were attacked by what is now
called the Underlands. The capital of Felifornia is
Smilodon, and the baronies are Uncia, Aurata, and Panthera.
western of the two Underlands, the Duchy of Alamannia was named for
Garivald Alamannia. Magic is less common in Alamannia and Latium,
and in recent years, the Underlands have developed technology to help
them where magic otherwise might. The capital of Alamannia is
Teck, and the baronies are Gutan, Ottonia, and Duria.
Latium Named for Saul Latium, the fiercest and harshest warrior in the War of Unification, Latium in the southeast also
is the harshest of the five duchies. With the haunted Orange
Forest on one side, and forboding cliffs on the other, not much of
value can be grown in Latium, who since before the War has relied
heavily upon the Upperlands for resources. The capital is
Antioch, and the baronies are Tavera, Hierapolis, and Ottoboni.
the capital of Hirapis, is high in the Dragonspine Mountains and
is shaped like a pentagon to represent the five unified lands. Queen
Orla rules from Nosidam Castle, which sits on an isthmus between the Fairweather and the Starkweather Lakes. The Fairweather and Starkweather Rivers, which
flow from the mountain lakes, create the borders between Boruma and
Mitama in the North and Felifornia and Alamannia in the south. The
mountains also create borders between Boruma and Felifornia
in the North and Alamannia and Latium in the south. A great wall,
built by prisoners after the war, creates a fortified border between
Mitama and Latium.