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The Free Land of Emberwood Coast

Flag of Emberwood Coast
Flag
Motto: "What is not, can be."
Emberwood Coast's National Map
National Map
Elevation Map
Elevation Map
LocationMap
Capital
and largest city
Aura
Official languagesCodexian and Unonian
Ethnic groups
(2022 Census)
34.3% Human

24.5% Cavan

17.8% Vulpine

10.5% Feline

13.1% Other
Demonym(s)Emberitian, Emberite
GovernmentDecentralized Collective Association
• National Representative Councilmembers
Saravalie Interva
• Councilmember
Siren Archer
• Councilmember
Moss Killian
LegislatureCollective Coalition
History
2/06/1515 - 4/17/1970
• Norograd
4/19/1970 - 6/18/1970
• Emberwood Coast
6/18/1970 - Present
Area
• Total
79,500 km2 (30,700 sq mi)
Population
• 2022 estimate
66250000
• 2020 census
65,113,230
• Density
819.0/km2 (2,121.2/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
♅2,147,569,000,000
• Per capita
♅32,982.07
Gini (2022)19.9
low
SDI (2020).881
very high
CurrencyKirib ()
Date formatMM/DD/YYYY
Driving sideleft
Calling code+81
ISO 3166 codeECAA
Internet TLD.emc

The Free Land of Emberwood Coast, better known as Emberwood Coast (ˈem:bər:wo͝od kōst), is a nation that exists on the northeastern coast of the Auroran Continent, that has land borders with Axdel to the east and Quartz Fern Coast to the south. Its capitol (and largest city) is Aura, which is home to almost 43 million people. The country is highly technologically advanced, featuring a robust research sector as well as a relatively advanced Space Administration. The large lake in the southwest, Mapleleaf Lake, is home to a vast array of temperate wildlife. Most of the nation is cooler due to the nation's low latitude, and oceanic currents often develop multi-day long rainstorms over the capitol, Aura. Aura is home to the headquarters of the United Nations of the Auroran Continent.

Modern day Emberwood Coast was originally settled by a mix of small uspalrian and Human villages in the early 7000s BCE. As civilization of the continent progressed, marginalized groups and exiles coalesced into a loose alliance by the second century BCE. In 122 CE, after refocusing their armies Kormistazic forces took Aurelia, the largest of several communities in the area. Later, however, collapse of Kormistazm and eruption of Mount Koriba in 512CE allowed the region to develop independently once more, now with significantly more advanced technology from under Kormistazic rule. The are remained independent until the early 900s, when the Second Kormastazic Empire reconquered the area and held it until 1575, when it was officially ceded to the Morstaybishlian Empire. Up to this point, it had primarily remained agrarian, sending food east towards Kormastazm but remaining otherwise underdeveloped. Morst rule brought modernized cities and greatly expanded maritime infrastructure, leading to rapid technological and cultural growth, as well as the development of a regional identity. A brief anarchist revolt just before and during the outbreak of war in 1904 initially seemed fruitless, but laid the groundwork for the eventual formation of Emberwood Coast after a broader leftist coalition fought for and won independence from Morst rule in 1970.

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Etymology and Vexillology

Emberwood

A. aurum is a species of maple tree in the Acer genus, which is native to the coastal midlands of the Mapplethorpe valley and west of the Auric Mountains. The tree sports dark golden to burgundy leaves which lighten in the fall to a bright yellow which lends itself to many Emberitian symbols. As it grows almost exclusively within the borders of modern day Emberwood Coast, it operated as one symbol of cultural identity during the occupations of the Kormastizic and later Morstaybishlian Empires. It first saw use as a name in the spring of 1970 with the initial independence declaration from Morstaybishlia in connection with Norograd, when the breakaway principality was renamed from Westmoore to Ember Valley. When revolutionary leadership voted to further secede as a full nation from the Noroist Republic, it became known as Emberwood Coast.

Flag Designs and Revolutionary Iconography

Lotus Flag

The initial revolutionary flag sported a lotus emblem, as well as stars for the constituent provinces of the governorship. The original designer is not known, but the symbol hails from an infamous televised address of Aura Precinct Chief William C. Watson, responsible for violent crackdowns on protests and demonstrations in the late 1960s. In a news conference on July 5th, 1968 he said of the protesters, "This must end. No movement of freaks and regressives can, or will, succeed while I am in control of this city. The residents of this city must be protected from this antisocial movements at all costs." In the background of the broadcast, a lone protestor can be seen with a small cardboard sign with text reading "We Could All Use A Little Sin" ringing a stylized lotus flower. Recovered recordings of the broadcasts briefly show the protestor cracking the wooden handle of the sign over the Precinct Chief's head before the feed cuts to a title card.

Modern Flag

Main Article: 2019 Flag Referendum

In 2019 a political realignment was accompanied by a democratically flag redesign that saw a departure from the lotus symbol and an embrace of triple bar imagery as syndicalist groups retook government for the first time in two decades. The current design is credited to Cilantro, a professor at Kaleidoscope University.

History

Main Articles: History of Emberwood Coast

Early Settlements and Agriculture

The first recorded evidence of sentient habitation is traced to Stone Age dark-skinned humans from central Aurora who are the ancestors of today's Native Emberitians. Archaeological digs dated to 6500 BCE indicate they lived in small, nomadic, and pastoral tribes and spread over the northwestern coast of the peninsula and the forested highlands to the south. As west Auroran cavan civilizations consolidated around the city states of Laqytia, these nomadic peoples were constrained towards the northern coast, limiting their spread to the northwest coast of the western peninsula. Semi-permanent settlements existed in a novel format, cultivating semi-organized fields of grains that were shared between traveling groups in an arrangement that still exists (albeit in a more motorized format) in current day Aurora as the Nyerrian peoples. Civilization was, at least until the 6th century CE, limited to small villages. The most advanced of these utilized bronze tools, and sparse steel implements from more advanced empires that had filtered through the mountains separating the coastal highlands from the Lyr Valley. By the 7th century BCE, these groups had unified into a loose coalition under the name "Aronia".

Cultural Expansion

As other human civilizations expanded across the continent, other species including uspalrians and vulpines were forced from their lands as ethnic human empires began to solidify to the east. These ethnic groups settled and intermingled with the semi-nomadic cultures to form more permanent cities. Irrigated farms and contemporary aqueducts helped support larger settlements, spurring a further population boom. This boom was further compounded after the expanding Kormistazic empire suffered defeats to Solto and Teban armies. This, coupled with decline of established empires allowed for steady growth of local city-states, the strongest of which was the city of Aurelia near modern day Aymes around the early 2nd century BCE. In the 2nd century CE, the Kormistazic empire began to encroach on Aronian land, seeing its potential value as a new province. The few existing cities formed small armies to counter imperial incursions, and resisted being conquered by the Kormistazic for over a century. Due to resistance by the Soltics and other unruly satellite civilisations, the Kormistazic were unable to devote enough resources to conquering the Aronian at the time. However, in the 1st century CE, the Kormistazic defeated these civilizations including the Aronians. Continued raids by Kormistazic forces slowly eroded the city's infrastructure and military strength until, in 122 CE, it was conquered. Further campaigns brought the remainder of the region, save for a few small towns, into Kormistazm rule.

Democracy and Emberitian Identity

Later, however, the collapse of Kormistazm and eruption of Mount Tore in 512CE allowed the region to develop independently once more, now with significantly more advanced technology from under Kormistazic rule. The region's unique geography lent itself to a somewhat reduced impact from the disaster, helping the area "catch up" in technological development with its larger neighbors. Valerian refugees brought further new technologies including the compass, spinning wheel, and carding machines; as well as leading to advancements like wood-pulp paper in 611CE, and wind-powered grain mills in the late 770s CE. These discoveries coupled with advancements in steelworking, archery, and military science allowed the alliance to remain free of outside rule nearly until the end of the millennium. With that time, small but growing cities were establishing identities as centers of refugee and immigrant life, leading to extensive democratic structures and forestalling inroads of capitalism significantly. Worker's councils oversaw production of grain and steel, construction and maintenance of infrastructure, even staffing and administration of a contemporarily advanced public education network. This lead to the largest of the cities in that age, Vale (modern day Kaleidoscope), having a population in excess of 100,000 people in 804CE. In total, the current land area of Emberwood Coast was estimated to be home to over 300,000 people in the year 800 CE, almost a full third of which having genealogies originating outside the region or continent. In 913, however, the militaristic and expansionist second Kormistazic Empire made significant inroads into the region. Numerous battles slowed but failed to stop this advance, leading to the reconquest of the area and it's settlement by Kormistazic nationals. Interestingly, only a partial reconstruction of the region took place, leading to abandonment of some population centers (including Aurelia, Birdsong, and Imi). This lead to a resurgence of agrarian and pastoral lifestyles, capitalized upon by Kormastazic leadership in the form of grain quotas and mandatory exports in order to fuel its eastern expansion. While this did strengthen the military efforts in campaigns like Staynicca, it severely reduced quality of life in the Aronian province. Cavan settlers from Kormistazic territory occasionally evicted and killed human, vekaiyun and uspalrian farmers with the help of local forces. Strained imperial forces held the Aronian land despite efforts of democratic agitators and independence movements until the late 10th century, when weakening central leadership allowed for the organization of a number of underground organizations as well as the further development of proto-syndicalist ideology. Kormistazic rule was never fully broken, however, and the reformation of the country as the Third Kormistazic Empire only further solidified the authoritarian policies enacted on the land.

Conscription was common for the residents of the region, as Kormistazm turned its eyes to colonialization and conquest. Population in the Aronian province fell by nearly a quarter due to famines, foreign conflict, and displacement. Further Kormastazic conquest in Arcturia necessitated development of Aris (modern day Rockport) as a contemporary maritime hub in 1190. The first real imperial investment in the Aronian province, it was receiving cargo by 1228, and building ships by the end of the 13th century, helping to enable something of a golden age in the empire. This was short lived, however, as a plague outbreak in the early 14th century stunted growth of the Third Empire. Subsequent effects of this decrease in productive and economic output landed the Morstaybishlian Empire far ahead in development, setting the stage for the Morst invasion of Kormastazm two centuries later.

Morst Development Era

In 1575, after more than 50 years of war, the Third Kormistazic Empire fell to Morstaybishlia. Aronia was redubbed "Ember Valley". Treatment of what was now Ember Valley moderately improved over Kormistazic rule, though this was primarily as a result of technological advancement as opposed to any mandate from imperial leadership. The next two centuries primarily saw development and modernization of agricultural zones left over from both independent and Kormistazic development, but in 1872 the city of Aura broke ground as part of a maritime shipping expansion mandate. Strain on food supply lead to development of overseas agricultural colonies in Arcturia, necessitating a convenient port for overland transfer towards inland Aurora. Food, naval arms, guns, and notably, slaves, all found their way through Aura and west towards the heart of Morst land on a regular basis. The city grew rapidly and attracted many immigrants, particularly racial and special minorities who invariably found low-paid work as deckhands, porters, and laborers at warehouses and dry-docks. As in generations before, this further diversified the demographic milieu and began to generate political radicals in earnest. In 1855 a series of anarchist-affiliated bombings on statues and provincial government buildings spurred military intervention and a further crackdown on intellectual institutions; however further industrialization and the now readily available printing press made stopping the ideas, if not the operatives, of anarchist and communist thought next to impossible this far from the seat of imperial power. Railroad lines, by contrast, began to make inroads towards the coast and in 1861 the first cross-mountain line completed a route from Aura to Andel. This somewhat alleviated the difficulties imperial authorities had in policing the governance, but did not cure the central problem for the sprawling empire: manpower. The Factory Act, a Morst law passed in 1869 initially saw limited adoption in Emberitian factories but quickly fell defunct as industrial demand climbed with the increasing quality of life expected in more advanced nations, most notable among them being Staynes and Cathalrus. These exports and growing naval demand for ships-of-the-line to meet the increasing demands of the Morst Admiralty came to a head when in the fall of 1904 the first shots of the Great War were fired.

The first two decades of the 20th century saw over 11,000 conscripted men from Ember Valley die in combat as part of offensives by the Imperial Powers. Of the nearly 50,000 who returned, nearly half were severely wounded, and they returned to a governorship that had lost an estimated 140,000 civilians to food and medicine shortages between 1905 and 1917. The halt of the slave trade, while obviously widely accepted as a positive, had unintended consequences; the combination of freed peoples who were suddenly released in the province as well as the returning veterans of the war strained an already threadbare supply chain almost to the breaking point. Discoveries in fertilizer, refrigeration, and chemical pesticides helped prevent full-scale famine but were unsuccessful in holding unrest at bay. The late 1920s and early 1930s featured the Morst "War on Slavery", necessitating the expansion of shipyards at Aura and the development of a new city, Portside, to accommodate the fleet expansion for the Cerenarian and Concordian Oceans.

Anti-Authoritarianism and Modern Revolution

Main Articles: Emberitian Revolution Work programs helped alleviate direct action and terrorism somewhat, but had an inverse effect on regular workers, and again, radical theory spread like wildfire in the close working environments of ship's hulls and high-rise skeletons. By 1940, political violence in Axdel had begun to spill over into Noroist violence in some small Emberitian towns, and police militarization began sharply increasing. Lone ceremonial guards around government buildings were replaced with IFVs and body-armored troops, yet by 1957 there were scant months that passed without a separatist demonstration or attack. Notably, all but two bombings managed to avoid civilian injury.

The onset of the late 20th century brought the anti-imperial sentiments of rock music, recreational substance use, and a new explosion of leftist ideologies from both inside and outside the empire. This proved to be the final straw for the independence movement, and on January 19th, 1970, an assault on the Bayside District Armory netted the Free Land Alliance over 3,000 long guns, three armored fighting vehicles, and numerous pieces of body armor and other equipment. This marked the first shots fired in the Emberitian Revolutionary Movement, and prompted a violent (if limited) response from imperial authorities. February 1st and 26th each saw heavy fighting in Aura and Rockport, particularly the latter date which saw the seizure of the MBS Victory as well as three destroyers that founded the backbone of the resistance's nascent maritime force. Following a skirmish with two Morst cruisers, the Victory suffered severe hull damage that left her beached on the east beach of Aura. Rather than attempt to repair the hull damage, anarchist fighters opted to reinforce the seaward-facing side of the ship and build around it, forming the first 250 meters of the Aura Bastion Emplacements.

Post-Revolutionary Organization

S U B J E C T T O R E V I S I O N

A relatively young nation, Emberwood Coast has been around for only 40 years. The nation is a breakaway territory of Noroist Axdel (which itself was a breakaway from the Morstaybishlian Empire) since the outbreak of the Auroran Imperial War. As tensions grew and war raged on, the citizens of the coast could no longer allow themselves to add to the fight.

As the bloody fight for independence was being waged on the outskirts of the administrative region, numerous rock songs spurred the coastal population to action. Among them was "This Free Land", which eventually was adopted as the national anthem. In April of 1970, rebel leaders became signatory to the Norogradian secession, but dropped out of the treatise in 1971, after whispers surfaced on the possible use of nuclear weaponry to end the conflict. Out of this fight rose a democratic government; Chance Syng was elected president on January 9th, 1972 SD. This officially began the existence of Emberwood Coast as a sovereign nation.

Syng was the president for eight years, ending their two term presidency on January 8th, 1980.

Just weeks earlier, in late 1979, Kayla Hansleigh was elected to take their place as president of the Coast.

In 1981, evidence implicating the Coast in allegations of intelligence operations during the Imperial War; although it later turned out the missions were all preventative against WMD attacks by various nations. The operation in Norograd, however, failed. A bad decision on the part of Syng coupled with bad luck left two agents dead and indirectly resulted in the kinetic weapon attack on Ethalria. Amid the turmoil of finger pointing and political investigations, along with accusations of further ongoing antagonisation towards the Staynish Bloc, and having since been elected as a legislative representative, Syng resigned from that position on November 30th, 1981. Hansleigh's presidency was mostly uneventful, besides occasional foreign aid drops the nation could almost have been said to have been isolationist.

Hansleigh was president for three terms, ending in 1992.

Economic Development Era

Hansleigh's main focus was Scientific Advancement. In 1991 she organized the Emberwood Coast Space Exploration Administration (ECSEA). Later that decade, the ESV Ascension was completed, and launched into orbit on February 29th, 1996.

After the end of Hansleigh's second term, Darson Nanokono was sworn into the presidency on January 7th, 1992. As a continuation of their predecessor's scientific programs, they authorized the construction of Perpetua Station.

On August 7, 2005, Perpetua Station was ripped apart in a micro-meteor strike, killing all four crewmembers aboard. The nation grieves for months. The incumbent president narrowly won reelection in 2000, facing a 22-year-old Harriet Young, who rode a wave of isolationist nationalism, pushed to the forefront by the development of the internet and instant information services. Historians agree that had the election taken place even a year or so later, Young would now be in power.

Nanokono personally announces the start of the Valiant-Class Orbiter program in 2006, continuing Hansleigh's push for exploration.

After Nanokono's second term, President Archer was elected for a single term, running on a push for strengthened infrastructure and improvements to urban centers. Many credit this presidency starting in 2008 as propelling Aura to its current state as a global economic and political hub.

Lakon Anch is elected president in 2012 with a slight majority, touting an impressive resume in the physical sciences. Pushing for improved and expanded post-secondary education, the nation became a world leader in collegiate attendance. The length of Anch's presidency was uneventful, and he stepped down after a single term to pursue research in his previous field.

Nimona Poole is elected president in 2016, and immediately sets about making the nation's world class education avaliable for all citizens, regardless of gender, sexuality, species, race, or financial status.

The next several years began a slight downward trend into conflict. As numerous new nations rose to international power, Poole found herself trapped in networks of treatises and alliances, and the Emberwood Coast Armed Forces were deployed in several battles; The Foratemerian incident, Battle of Tival, the Four Days War, all examples of the increasing operations of the military.

Finally, as 2017 came, the Treaty of Aura went into effect. Still wishing to maintain neutrality in the numerous growing political fissures on Urth, Poole began to forge new agreements with other nations, in an attempt to forestall further war. Nimona regained lost public opinion on a platform of peace and non-agression, and has expressed hopes to forestall further conflict going forward. Many speculate on whether she will run for a second term in 2020, with no general consensus. Harriet Young has expressed a desire to run against her or any other anti-isolationist candidate in the coming election.

Radicalization and Socialist Policy

A constitutional crisis emerged in 2019, when external actors attempted to destabilize the executive by manipulating and eventually assassinating president Nimona Poole. Attempting to monopolize on this, a right wing coalition moved to seize the presidency by filling her seat, but the Anarchist party won an emergency vote to reorganize the government to avoid hostile changes to international and economic policy. Saravalie Interva led this push, and now sits as the international "Head of State" on the Association Coordination Board.

The shift to a syndicalist government strained relations with other more conservative governments, and combined with the death of the former head of state caused relations with the UK and Further compounding this, following reorganization efforts, the Defense and Disaster Response council voted to cancel orders from South Hills for offensive multirole aircraft and naval vessels to divert the funds to domestic industry. cont.

Politics and Government

The government of the Coast was reorganized in 2019 to a Federal Collective Coalition, cont.

Administrative Councils

The national Executive division is composed of thousands of people, organized in specific work groups, each reporting up to more general meetings until the oversight council. These are elected via single-transferable vote through different blocs (one nationally, six by general vote for specific geographic regions, and five by limited relevant vote through different industries). Each can be removed after a vote of no-confidence after a petition by any citizens of Emberwood Coast.

Election day is December 7th, and is a national holiday.

Current Government:

Member Name Constituency Elected Approval (National) Approval (Constituency)
Saravalie Interva National 2019
Siren Archer National 2021
Moss Killian National 2020
Leaf Iratus National 2022
Pix Emmes Aura 2019
Yumi Paladin Aura 2020
Aura 2019
Portside 2020
Rockport 2020
Kaleidoscope 2020
Aymes-Rembrandt 2021
Myriad-Miriam 2022

Administrative Division

Audits and Expense Reports can be found here: 2022 Centralized Expense Report

The tax rate hovers around 50%.

Parliamentary Division

Electoral Procedure

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3rd Street Public Library, one of many polling places in Aura

To vote, all a citizen must do is proceed to a public building like a library or school, and from there the public computers can be logged into with one's id and voted on.

Elections are totally electronic, and carried out over specialized contained networks to prevent tampering. Votes can be counted almost immediately, and turnout is close to 80%. The process itself works on a process of a Single Transferable Vote, one used widely in other progressive nations.

Arbitration Councils

Foreign Affairs

Emberwood Coast is a member nation and host of the United Nations of the Auroran Continent, as well as a member the South East Pacific Coalition Forces, and the International Orbital Collective.

Embassy Agreements
The Dragonian Embassy

A beautiful building adjacent to a small park.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy exchange. Represented by Ambassador Natalie Mint.

Scientific and Economic exchange.

The Tretridian Embassy

A quaint 10-story structure on the waterfront.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange, Military Agreements. Represented by Ambassador Alexandra Stripes.

Scientific and Economic exchange, Open Visa program, Free Trade, Past military assistance.

The Quartz Fern Coast Embassy

An abandoned two-story complex with tinted windows.

Refugee Representations by Ambassador Ashley Roanoake.

Immigration and Amnesty recognition.

The Stratarin Embassy

A glass structure next to a smaller office building.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador James Wahlstatt.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Tuvalt Embassy

An architectural masterpiece overlooking a plaza.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Dana Pricefield.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Staynish-Caltharusian Embassy

An elegant building crafted from marble.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Izetta Eylstadt.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Axdelian Embassy

A five-story pyramid flanked by decorative monoliths.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Elisa Flores.

Unrestricted Trade, Open Borders agreement.

The Baykalian Embassy

A small building within the city.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Maria Hadfield.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Kostromastanian Embassy

A small building within the city.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Lieset Sun.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Setznan Embassy

A sleek structure built along the waterfront.

Diplomatic Recognition, Military Agreements, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Sydney Claire.

Heavy Military support, Free Trade.

The South Hills Embassy

An elegant structure built facing the waterfront.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Jo Cornervitch.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Oan Isles Embassy

An average-looking building placed along the waterfront.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Julia Poxlau.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Blueacia Embassy

A compact building on Seaside Street.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Jackie Earnheart.

No special dialogue at this time.

Defense Forces

The emblem of the Emberwood Coast Defensive Forces.

History

Organization

Navy

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Homeland Defense/Response

Law Enforcement and Incarceration

Population

The urban areas of the nation are extremely developed, directly flowing into forested natural land without suburbs.

Aura is the capital and largest city in Emberwood Coast.
The President's office in the Administration Center. Nimona Poole can often be found here coordinating the nation's governmental efforts.
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A view of central Aura. The skyscraper in the center is the Executive Administration Center, where the government does much of its non-legislative work. The President's office is on the 264th story, at the top of the building.
Northern Aura, a less densely populated area, is favored by diplomats and federal workers.
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An angle from the harbor in Eastern Aura. It is the main port for ferries to Bai Lung.
East Portside, home to several semi-rural townships host to greenhouses filled with heavily genetically modified crops.
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Western side of Aura. Home to many immigrants. Arguably the most vibrant area of the nation
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Central Portside, about as populous at it's densest point as a suburb of Aura.
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Southern side of Aura. Home to the city's fusion power plants.

Urban Centers

Aura

Main article: Aura

Aura, the capital of Emberwood Coast, is home to a vast majority of the national population. It is by far the densest population center in the area.

It is home to the nation's Administration Center, as well as the Arbiter Council and the Free Assembly Center.

Right in the center of the city is Arcadia Bay, the nation's primary maritime transport center. The largest harbor in the nation, it is home to embassies of any nation the Coast has relations with, and the Executive Administration Building. Its famous Seaside Street has several open plots still open for foreign buildings. It houses the UNAC Assembly Center as well, and has hosted international talks there since 1976 SD. A bronze statue of Chance Syng, the first President of the Coast, stands strong beside other nation's heroes over the plaza of the Assembly Center, surrounded by all the flags of member nations of the assembly.

The bay is across from Altis Island, host to Stonewall Point, the ECSEA's primary launch facility.

Northern Aura is a less densely populated area of the city and favored home of many diplomats.

Portside

Main article: Portside

Portside features the majority of Emberwood's maritime establishments. While Aura has more coastline, the capital has stricter regulations on seaside development. Therefore, Portside actually has more ports, harbors, and drydocks. It also has more industry, and more commercial warehouses. Agricultural shipments coming in from the greenhouses and farms around Myriad and to the east of Portside.

The downtown area is also much less developed than Aura (Owing in part to the fact that it has only a tenth of the residents). It is frequented by naturalists and tourists.


Rockport

Main article: Rockport

The northernmost municipality in the Coast, Rockport is the home of more than five hundred thousand people. It is quaint, compared to Aura and Portside. Independent retail stores are very common, as are family-owned restaurants.

Rockport is the military headquarters of the Coast. It sports the Rockport Naval Base, as well as North Coast International Airport.

Additionally, the city is just West of the Border with Axdel, making it a hotspot for overland trade, with several warehouses, depots, and rail stations. Over a dozen mag-lev stations connect Rockport to the Axdelian Border. The city also has the nation's highest building, not to be confused with the Tallest Building. The nation's tallest structure is located in Aura, and is shorter by ten meters because of the natural elevation of the northern part of the country.

Kaleidoscope

Main article: Kaleidoscope

(space)

(defense manufacturing)

Aymes

Main article: Aymes

(historic settlements)

(agriculture)

(border)

(transport/logistics hub)

Smaller Municipalities

Main articles: Osikan-Mudan, Allison Cove, Noromine, Myriad, Miriam, Maple Knoll, Rembrandt Dam

Industry

The strongest industry within Emberwood is Information Technology. Retail goods are, for the most part, imported, as are certain non-staple foods.

Information Technology

One of three major internet hubs for Aurora are located in Western Aura, and several software developers operate out of the major cities.

Agriculture

Urban and vertical agriculture combined with conventional farming meet nearly 90% of local demand domestically.

Manufacturing

Semiconductor and chip factories

Demographics

Religion

Religion in Emberwood Coast
Religion Percent
Athiest/Agnostic
  
42.4%
Paxism
  
15.3%
Thaerism
  
16.9%
Kozam
  
9.2%
Lunarism
  
2.6%
Other
  
3.6%

Freedom of Religion is key to the Emberwood Coast. Anyone within the borders of the nation is permitted to perform any non-endangering ritual at any time of their choosing.

The only limits placed on this are:
1. The action may not take life, health, or property from any sentient beings
2. The action may not obstruct the normal operation of daily life for others
3. The action may not include threats directed at other sentient beings

Species

Species in Emberwood Coast
Species Percent
Human
  
34.3%
Vulpine
  
25.5%
Lupine
  
17.8%
Feline
  
12.5%
Other
  
9.1%

Any and all species are welcomed into Emberwood Coast. To date, over 30 biologically distinct species of sentient beings reside in the nation.
Including, but not limited to:

Species Name Est. Percent
Human 34.26%
Vulpine 25.52%
Lupine 17.87%
Feline 14.48%
Avian 3.14%
Reptilian 2.76%
Other 1.36%

LGBT Rights

Sexuality in Emberwood Coast
Sexuality Percent
Gay/Lesbian
  
46.1%
Heterosexual
  
22.5%
Poly
  
21.2%
Bi/Pan
  
18.3%
Asexual
  
10.2%
Other
  
1.7%
Gender in Emberwood Coast
Gender Percent
Female
  
44.9%
Male
  
42.7%
Nonbinary
  
7.1%
Genderqueer
  
3.3%

Emberwood Coast is a bastion of civil rights and is well known for it's welcoming of all people of all identities.

Pride parades and other celebrations are thrown annually with great fervor, most of which take place in Aura.

Geography

Emberwood Coast's national animal, the Fox
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The northern cliffs near Rockport
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The beaches near Aura are almost totally urbanized

The coasts of the nation are green, much as they once were, and teeming with life, one such species lending their likeness to the nation's animal, the fox. The entire nation, and it's claimed seas, span only a few thousand square kilometres. To the north there is the Gradean Sea, and to the South and West is the larger nation of Axdel. Due to its proximity to the sea, the nation's tallest natural point is a small chalky mesa, near the northern border, which reaches only about 298 meters at its peak.

The nation's cities are extremely dense, containing 90% of the population in less than 30% of the land. The majority live in the capital, Aura, while other dense centers exist on the mainland coast.

Despite the high urbanization, the nation has (relatively) vast swaths of protected forests throughout.

Climate

Emberwood Coast Weather Averages
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average maximum temperature °C (°F) 16.9
(62.4)
16.6
(61.9)
13.9
(57.0)
10.8
(51.4)
7.4
(45.3)
5.7
(42.3)
5.0
(41.0)
5.2
(41.4)
6.9
(44.4)
9.3
(48.7)
12.8
(55.0)
14.9
(58.8)
10.5
(50.9)
Average minimum temperature °C (°F) 9.3
(48.7)
9.2
(48.6)
7.2
(45.0)
4.9
(40.8)
2.0
(35.6)
0.5
(32.9)
-0.2
(31.6)
-0.1
(31.8)
0.9
(33.6)
2.1
(35.8)
4.5
(40.1)
7.2
(45.0)
4.0
(39.2)
Sunshine
hours
145.0 137.5 104.4 74.5 43.2 24.7 30.8 58.1 87.6 128.2 173.2 153.2 1160.4
Rainfall
mm (inches)
92.1
(3.6)
107.4
(4.2)
139.7
(5.5)
162.6
(6.4)
165.9
(6.5)
169.6
(6.7)
170.5
(6.7)
123.4
(4.9)
138.5
(5.5)
86.2
(3.4)
79.0
(3.1)
85.1
(3.4)
1520.1
(59.8)
Rainfall ≥ 1mm
days
18.6 14.8 17.3 13.0 12.2 12.6 18.8 14.6 17.2 13.1 12.3 12.6 185.8
(1898–2022 averages) Compiled by the Emberwood Coast Geographical Service
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An artist's rendition of the trees.

To the south and extending across the more southern nation of Quartz Fern Coast extend Fagaceae Autumnus forests, notable for their perpetual fall colors. A mutation in the chlorophyll of the leaves and geographic separation created the species, colloquially known as fireleaf or forever-fall to Emberitians. Most notable of these nicknames is Emberwood, which gave its name to the nation. Fagaceae Autumnus is Emberwood Coast's national flora.

Weather Records
Data Category Data Date Location
High Temp.
°C (°F)
38.9
(102)
12.30.1997 Miriam
Low Temp.
°C (°F)
-3.7
(25.3)
7.3.2016 Aura
Drought
Days
159 Days 2002 Rockport
Rainfall
mm (in)
221.33 (8.7) 2011 Portside
(1898–2022 records) Compiled by the Emberwood Coast Geographical Service

Technology

Transportation

The public transportation system is highly advanced, employing raised magnetic rail systems, electric cars, and a subterranean metrorail network in major metropolitan areas. Most non-electric vehicles are from foreign visitors and tourists. Both major Coast airlines use solar or hydrogen battery vehicles.

Space Program

Main Article: ECSEA

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The ECSEA flag.

The Emberwood Coast Space Exploration Administration employs several thousand employees and contracts out much of its construction work. It has had several successful missions.

Vehicle Classes


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E.S.V. Rose in orbit over Aurora.
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E.S.V. Ascension being installed at the Capitol Aerospace Museum in Aura

Emberitian Space Vehicles and Stations

Vessel Name Vessel Class Location Commissioned
ESV Reliant (3) Valiant (Refit) Vehicle Construction - Stonewall Point 2025 (Planned)
ESV Wisteria (2) Valiant Pad 2- Stonewall Point 2018
ESV Valiant (1) Valiant Pad 4- Stonewall Point 2016
Myriad Station Station Destroyed 2016 2007
Perpetua Station Station Destroyed (2005) 1994
ESV Kaleidoscope (B) Arrow Retired (Aurora Aerospace Museum) 1991
ESV Arrow (A) Arrow Retired (Aura Museum of Aeronautics) 1991