Grand Principality of Corseau
Principauté de Corseau, Fürstentum Hallenstedt
Royal anthem: Love of the Motherland
|Official languages||Ethalrian, Staynish, Corstesian|
|Government||Matrilineal Absolute Monarchy|
|Lucienne von Hallenstedt|
• Prince Cornelius finds the Principality of Corseau
• 2019 estimate
|GDP (PPP)||2022 estimate|
The Grand Principality of Corseau (Corstesian: Principauté de Corseau, Ethalrian: Fürstentum Hallenstedt) is a nation in eastern Aurora. it borders Oscrelia to the west and boarders Petra Cauda through the Cerenerian Ocean.
Corseau is a matriarchal absolute monarchy led by a prince or princess. The incumbent ruler is Princess Lucienne von Hallenstedt. Though the prince/princess holds absolute power, they are advised by a privy council (Geheimrat/Conseil du Prince), a small council handpicked by the prince/princess themselves.
Corseau emerged from the Principlality of Adrymattium/Aubergenoit. Lead by Prince Cornelius in 1439, the principality expanded to most of the major duchies in what is now Corseau.
In 1560, after an intense argument between Prince Louis II and his Ethalrian wife, Constancia Riben (part of the Ethalrian Riben dynasty), the prince abdicated in favor of her, beginning the matriarchal history of Corseau. Due to the rising Ethalrian-speaking city of Aubergenoit, Princess Constancia renamed the city to Hallenstedt and began the Hallenstedt dynasty.
The Amelian Era is known as one of Corseau's most prominent periods in its history. During her reign, the country industrialized and modernized. Fashion also gained a huge importance, and this time was when Corseau's court intrigue reached international interest.
Corseau is famous for its court intrigue; courtiers preferring to take revenge than to bring in the authorities.
Princess Lucienne’s predecessor, her mother, Victoria VI, was seen as an oppressive and self-serving ruler who cared for her wealth more than the people. Lucienne promised to be the opposite when her mother died of illness.