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Morstaybishlian Overseas Territory of Joralesia

Flag of Joralesia
Flag of Joralesia
Joralesia wiki map.png
Location of Joralesia within southern Gondwana
and largest city
Official languagesStaynish
Ethnic groups
71.3% Human
23.9% Kaohlat elf
4.8% other
• King
Lambertus VII
Aslovis Pevan
Dillett Rygard
• Total
33,247 km2 (12,837 sq mi)
• 2023 census
• Density
174.19/km2 (451.2/sq mi)
CurrencyKirib ()
Date formatDD/MM/YYYY
Driving sidethe left
ISO 3166 codeJOR
Internet TLD.mbe

Joralesia (/hoɹaliːʒia/), Ethalrian: Tornaland (/tɔʁnalant/) is a Morstaybishlian Overseas Territory located on the northern coast of Hayaneste, Gondwana. It has an area of 33,247.2 km² (12,836.8 sq mi) and a population of 5.8 million in 2023. Ewising, it's capital city, sits on the Floosian Strait and is a primary hub for oceanic trade between the Cerenerian and South Concordian Ocean. Decidious forests occupy the oceanic climate in the west, whilst taiga sprawls the larger subsempiternic climate in the east.

Ethalria famously discovered Hayaneste in 1499 when explorer Waltraud Vogel landed in Tornales, what is today Ewising. Though Ethalria was the first to explore the island, a descended Impelanzan population had been living on the north and west coasts for millennia, where it was considered the final frontier of western expansion by ancient Impelanza. Auroran settlement began in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, bringing primarily Ethalrians, but later other ethnicities. Tornaland was founded in 1540 and was an integral piece of the Ethalrian trading network. At the conclusion of the Posolic Wars in 1826, Tornaland was one of several Ethalrian colonies ceded to the Morstaybishlian Empire where it was thenceforth known as Joralesia.

Joralesia's economy is based largely on tourism, shipping, agricultural machinery, textiles and hoisery. Ethnicity is split predominantly between Ethalrian and Staynish, which also reflects the political landscape. Since the 1950s there has been a movement for Tornaland independence away from the MBE, which saw violence from the 1970s until early 2000s. This violence was revived with the 2021 Joralesian attacks and subsequent 2021 Joralesian riots.


The word "Joralesia" in Staynish, and the word "Tornaland" in Ethalrian are both bastardised forms of Tornales, an Impelanzan city that inhabited the northwestern coast. The Ethalrian ship Die Primel docked in 1499 and it is believed there was a misunderstanding which led to the city of Tornales being used by the Ethalrians in reference to the land. A similar story followed with Staynish.

The name Tornales meant something to the extent of "villages" in Impelanzan, referencing specifically a plural scattering of villages without a defined town centre. By the end of the 15th century, the meaning behind the word had lost its value due to Tornales being considered a city.