|Motto: The Dominus Provides, the Dominus Protects|
|Anthem: In Thy Name|
The Imperial State of Khornera (green) in Orda (grey)
|Official languages||Khorneran, Fleurentine|
|Government||Semi-Constitutional federal Monarchy|
|Legislature||Grand Council of the Realm|
|-||Total||$ 550,2 billion|
|Drives on the||left|
The Crownlands of Khornera, commonly called Khornera or the Crownlands, is a theocratic monarchy in central Orda. Khornera is the centre of the Dominate, and its nominal title 'Crownlands' refers to this. Despite this, it is less a unitary state, and rather a collection of smaller entities tied together by ancient treaties, as well as a common citizenship, defence and foreign policy.
Although its territory has waxed and waned over the centuries, it is one of the oldest states in Orda, being established after the collapse of the Dominate as a unitary empire.
- 1 History
- 2 Politics
- 3 Economy
- 4 Culture
The Crownlands are a highly federalised entity, which are united in the figure of the Dominus. The central government consists of the Grand Council of the Realm and the Imperial Cabinet. The Grand Council consists of the heads of government of the constituent members of the Crownlands and votes on matters of national importance, although the Dominus may veto any decision made by them.
The Imperial Cabinet is appointed by the Dominus, and is led by a Minister-President. Under him serve various ministers, each overseeing one of the Imperial Ministries. These include finance, war, foreign affairs, justice, and interior.
In addition, an Imperial Supreme Court exists which serves as the final appellate court for the constituents of the Crownlands. Its members are appointed for ten-year terms by the Dominus.
The Crownlands consists of various constituent parts. The largest of these is the Senate and the Holy Kingdom of Khornera, sometimes called Khornera Minor to distinguish it from the Crownlands as a whole. The Grand Duchy of Altissia-Marino comes in second, followed by Thaddeon, and after that, the autonomous imperial cities of XXX and XXX.
These constituents are in turn highly federalised entities themselves, although some difference exists. Due to its larger size compared to the other entities that compose the Crownlands, Khornera Minor itself is a highly decentralised polity. Provinces hold a great deal of autonomy within the already autonomous Senate and Holy Kingdom of Khornera. Notable are the so-called 'Keeps', large municipalities that are the continuations of feudal cities with their own charter or keeps and their surrounding areas. These holdings are commonly led by an officer of the law called a Castellan, and in some matters enjoy imperial immediacy, meaning they report directly to the Dominus.
Despite strong regional differences, the Crownlands share some similarities in their governance. They share a common citizenship, defense, and foreign policy. In addition, the Imperial Charter for the Crownlands lays down basic rights and obligations for subjects of the Crownlands, as well as laying out the foundation for the cooperation between its constituents. In this sense, it acts as a form of constitution.
Each constituent country retains their own government, typically headed by a Prime Minister or a Chancellor, with an appointed Imperial Vicar representing the Dominus.
The central government of the Crownlands is headed by a Minister-President, who is appointed by the Dominus, and oversees the cabinet. The constituent governments of the Crownlands may vote against the appointments made by the Dominus.