Petra Cauda

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The Crown Dominion of Petra Cauda

Il Dominio della Dorona di Petra Cauda
Flag of Petra Cauda
State Flag
Fiorentini Coat of Arms of Petra Cauda
Fiorentini Coat of Arms
Motto: Lunga vita al Re
("Long live the King")
Location of the Crown Dominion of Petra Cauda (dark green)
CapitalPorto Prosperità
Largest cityPorto Sovrano
Official languagesPetrovian
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups
Demonym(s)Petrovian (only applies to the Sali population)
GovernmentUnitary Salic Absolute Monarchy
• Lord Protectorate
King Enzo Fiorentini I
• Queen Consort
Belina Fiorentini
LegislatureRoyal Legislative Commission
Royal Executive Commission
Civil Administrative Electorate
• Formation of the CDPC under Domizio I
February 1441
• Succession of House of Fiorentini
19th November 1813
• Coronation of King Enzo I
1st October 2014
• 2020 estimate
1.63 million
• 2017 census
1.6 million
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$16.2 billion (USD)
• Per capita
$10,125 (USD)
CurrencyDominion Crowns (Ͼ)
Time zoneUTC+11 (Urth)
Date formatDD/MMM/YYYY (CE)
Mains electricity230 V–50 Hz
Driving sideright
Calling code+040
Internet TLD.petra

Petra Cauda, officially known as the Crown Dominion of Petra Cauda (CDPC; Petrovian: Dominio della Dorona di Petra Cauda), is a nation consisting of a number of islands in the Pacific Ocean. The nation in its earliest form was founded in 279 by ex-Salovian minor royals. Since 2014, the CDPC has been ruled by King Enzo I of Fiorentini. Petra Cauda is an absolute monarchist nation in a state of racial apartheid. The ruling minority race are the Sal (Salis), oppressing the Pepe (Pepilis) under sovereign-enforced legislation. This racial segregation has been in place since the two populations have existed on the same island and has widely been accepted as a legitimate social class system, however over the past few decades there has been rising pressure from various Pepili civil-rights groups.

The island nation's name means "rocky tail" in Latin, referring to the tail-shaped formation of the twenty small islands. The largest island of Petra Cauda, Isola Grande, is home to three cities and has served as the hub of the nation for centuries. A Mediterranean climate blankets the islands with average temperatures of 38°c in summer and 14°c in winter.


Pre-Bregvadze (pre-279)

Bregvadze Settlement (279)

In 279, one year after Grand Monarchy of Salovia came under the rule of the Elven King Ærik I, the House of Bregvadze along with a group of loyal subjects set sail to the land now known as Petra Cauda. Lead by Vano Bregvadze (Vano I), they established a rule over the native population, the Pepilis. Initially, the humanist ex-Salovians established an oppressive serfdom to bring the Pepe population under their control and establish an effective agricultural system.

Plantations were formed in various locations across the newly founded territory, each led by a different close relative to Vano I.

Norvian Influence (300-500)

Throughout the 4th and 5th century, there is indications of foreign visitors, the Norvians. The Norvians left a lasting cultural impression on the Petrovians, the latin-influenced language being clear evidence of this.

Feudalism (450)

After nearly two hundred years of the island nation existing, the various plantations struggled to contribute to the Petrovian economy efficiently. As a result, the King Spartak I sought to establish a feudal system. This saw the non-royal descendants of the ex-Salovians be classified as Salis of various feudal levels. The Pepili population was subject to slavery, where obedience was rewarded with arbitrary titles and supervisory positions.

First Pepili Revolt (461)

The conditions for the oppressed Pepilis worsened significantly under the new Petrovian Feudal system. Through years of organisation, the Pepilis staged the First Pepili Revolt, the first recorded act of mass defiance against the Sali system.

The Duchies of Petrovia (1027)

As Petra Cauda expanded, it again faced issues surrounding the management of its subjects, especially that of the oppressed Pepilis. As a result, the various territories were dissolved into a number of Duchies, all united by a single blood line.

A number of Duchies still exist, but are often assigned to close relatives of the monarch and are for mostly ceremonial purposes.

Unification of the Petrovian Isles (1441)

As Urth began to enter early modernity, the various Duchies eventually came together to form the Crown Dominion of Petra Cauda in 1441, and it has held this form since. The Crown Dominion was initially ruled by Imperator Domizio I. Domizio succeeded to the throne from position as High-Cardinal of the Holy Deus Church, the predominant religion of the incorporated nations. Cardinals of the Deus Church are thought to be direct descendants of the Amici of Filius Dei (Son of God). From this, the divine right of the modern Petrovian monarchy is legitimised.

The Royal Civil Service was formed to effectively carry out the will of the monarchy across its newly united territories, rather than rely on the Dukes and Duchesses.

Solitario Commune (1887-1904)

A communist commune formed in Porto Solitario and consuming its island. Existing for some time in contention with the Crown, until the island was secured by the Petrovian Naval Service in 1904.


Monarchist Rule

Absolute monarchy, salic law, instructs Royal Civil Service to execute his will

Royal Civil Service

For actual administration etc

Military and Police

Royal Military Commission

Introduction to commission

Royal Judiciary Commission

Introduction to commission

Climate and Geography