Kingdom of Blaskog
Motto: For Kongen og Moderlandet!
For the King and the Motherland!
Anthem: Vi marsjerte vestover
We marched west ward
and largest city
|Recognised regional languages||Codexian, Vaaran and Ngodian|
|Government||Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy (De Jure), Autocratic Constitutional Monarchy (De Facto)|
• Prime Minister
• First Ulvrikian Settlement
• First Jarldoms
• Grand Duchy of Blåhamn
|18 July 1464|
• Blåhalvön Act of Union
|25 March 1773|
• Treaty of Älvsborg
|17 April 1855|
|990,183.77 km2 (382,312.09 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2022 estimate
|GDP (nominal)||2022 estimate|
|$ 875,1 billions|
• Per capita
|Currency||Blaskovian Krone (BKR)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC +3)|
• Summer (DST)
|Mains electricity||220 V/50 Hz|
|ISO 3166 code||BS, BSK|
|Internet TLD||.bs, .bsk|
Blaskog, officially the Kingdom of Blaskog (Blaskovian: Konungariket Blåskog), commonly known as Blaskovia, is a sovereign state located on the eastern part of Borea and several island chains nearby. It is bordered by Iturian Sea to the east, Vaaran Sea to the south and its shares a land border with Syrtænzna to the north-west and Rusanru'a in the south-west. It also shares maritime borders with Volkia. With an area of about 990,000 square kilometres, Blaskog is the second largest Ulvrikian country in the world by area after Tretrid. It is a developed nation with high standard of living and universal social welfare. Though has been heavily criticized for its treatment of non elven minorities, specificaly against kemonomimi and tiefling minorities. With sizeable economy of about $ 875 billion GDP and sizable military it is considered as a regional power. More than half of the population living in the southern part of the country due to the favorable warm continental climate. Blaskog was apart of the NCEF until being suspended from said organisation in 2022, as a result of it's invasion of Syrtænzna on the 1st July 2022. Causing era of isolation, as it relations strained with traditional allies of Norgsveldet and Eyjaria.
Etymology and History
The name of Blaskovia or Blaskog is derived from combined Ulvrikian words blá (blue/clear/sparkle) and skóg (wood/forest) which could be translated as "Blue Forest" in Codexian or "Bluewoods" in Staynish. This name origin is from the fact that most of the land here is inhabited by a unique endemic species of deciduous tree, Blaskovian Cider Gum (Eucalyptus Blaskovii) which can be found throughout the country as far as 62N. Other name source is from the local Vaaran words buru and zaflak which actually have the same meaning. The name Blåskog itself first used as the name of the country after the 1773 Act of Union on which the strongest Blahalvonian state, Grand Duchy of Blåhamn, conquered and unified most of the states on the Blåhalvön Peninsula, and there are constitutional and administrative changes, and the new country choose this name. Blaskovia itself is a simplified version of the name in both Codexian and Staynish and start to used by around early 19th century.
First Ulvrikian Migration
There are several debates among the historian regarding the first contact of the local Vaaran-speaking Zrei Elven and Ulvrikian-speaking people. The earliest manuscript found at Lugnvik is dated back on 949. The ancient script is written by Ulvrikian Runes and use some Ulvrikian words similar to the Eyjarian one, This evidence helped some linguists regarding the status of Blaskovian as one of the Vestravan Ulvric languages alongside Eyjarian. Most historian agree that most of them came from the fallen Ulvrikian Empire and forced to leave their homeland on the western Yasteria. Other source agree that they are come from Eyjaria from around 10th century due to the fact that the first conclusion is not historically accurate since the empire's fall is far before their arrival on the eastern Borea.
The Ulvrikian settled along the southern coast at the first time then continue to move further inland and search for the nearest islands to be settled. Most of them have a friendly relations with the local due the majority of them is actually Ulvrikian elves. They are intertwined with the locals and build a prosperous settlements along the coast. They're making trade with each other but there still not have a strong relations with each other which makes them vulnerable.
The first Viking invasion came from the Vestrava on late 12th century, destroyed most of the settlements along the southern coast, slaughtered and enslaved most of the local inhabitants. On the other side, the northern part of the country is filled with prosperous Vaaran Zrei states as Vaarea, Mahnzalin and Kubutvi. The earliest recorded raid dates back to 1141. After most of the coast is controlled by Ulvrikian Vikings, most of them finally established some puppet states and jarldoms and settled here, that was loyal to the Jarldom of Eyjaria. With Ulvrikian Elves being held in higher position then the native Zrei elves. With soon the classification of "light elves" being used to those that are Ulvrikian and "dark elves" for the native Zrei. Though it should be noted the treatment of the Zrei elves dependent heavily on individual jarls, certain Jarls like Jarl Erik Tordenskjold of Vestskog, was documented according to the sagas that he had Zrei elves as advisers and gave several loyal Zrei elves if they fought along side him. Historians often therefor note that though Zrei elves was seen as in a lower position during the time of the Jarldom, it was not until later with the establishment of the Grand Duchy of Blåhamn that it was put into law when the Grand Duke Carl II centralised much of what is now Southern Blåskog.