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Regional Population: 147
King: His Most Kantrian Majesty Cerian Quilor II, Occupant of the Delphinium Throne, Gavel and Sword of the Realm
Heir Apparent: His Grace, Caldemar Leutria, The Prince of Whitecliff
All Other Offices Awaiting Election
On October 24th, 2012, I founded Kantrias.
When I first founded it, I had an idea for the region. A dream. I had plans, goals, objectives. I knew what I wanted the region to look like. But it wouldn’t have been anything without the people who came to the region, came onto the forums, applied for citizenship, and stayed. People who recruited right along with me, who ran for our Senate and wrote our laws, served in our Army and more. We all came to this region for our own reasons – fun, curiosity, ambition, whatever. We all had, implicit and explicit, our own ideas, hopes and dreams of what Kantrias would come to be… but together, we contributed to a single, shared vision that created something greater. We became more than a region, more than just a bunch of people posting on a forum.
We became, if you’ll forgive the sentimentality, a community. A home.
Like so many regions and communities in NationStates and online in general, Kantrias fell victim to inactivity - RL claimed some, new interests claimed others. As people left, the activity on the forums faded, and soon even the people still coming by found nothing to do... and so they stopped coming. And so, Kantrias died not with a bang but with a whimper. A sad state of affairs for a region that was once allied with a number of leading powers of the day, that was once a power worthy of respect in the Interregional community.
But Kantrias was never just a region, never just a forum. It was an idea. A shared vision. A community. The idea of the Kingdom of the Gavel and Sword, of the balance between passion and reason, the dual purposes of the state - order and protection, law and the army. The Shared Vision of a region that sought to host and foster a unique cultural identity, not bound to any single real life concept or country. The idea that something new could be created. And that is why I've brought Kantrias back. Why I and a few old hands have restarted the region. We've kept the core identities that have made us Kantrian, but as we began recruiting new nations and players, we also opened the door to new ideas. Rather than simply dusting off a past Constitution, we have begun a new Constitutional Convention, and already it has been an active debate on the future of our region. Kantrias will not belong to the Old Kantrians, but to all who call our community home.
In Kantrias, all citizens are nobles, - Lords, Viscounts, Marquesses (or the female-equivalent of those titles) from across the realm who have come to the Capital to govern the Kingdom with the King, who while still a powerful institution in the region, holds significantly less power than concieved of before. In time, distinguished service to the Realm will allow for higher titles, with greater prestige for the bearer. The Nobility Assembled are the ultimate sovreign, and even the abolition of the monarchy was an option in the Convention, and will be an option going forward for the region, should the electorate produce a Legislature able to pass and sustain such an Amendment.
The Constitutional Convention is still ongoing, though it is slowly winding down as we approach a final draft. Still, this is a chance to join the region as it begins its rise anew, to establish yourself early and make a claim to prominence. And even after that, there is the first election to come, where seats in our Legislature or for the Executive can be won by clever campaigns, wise policies and more.
Kantrias - The Gavel and Sword Await!