Queendom of Hladmor

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Realm of the Eastern Reaches
Ąlar Hlaðmesk


Capital Bjéaler
Languages Old Hladden
Government Kinship Electoral Monarchy
 •  911 - 971 Ąrímar
 •  1099 - 1118 Ónsatvet
Historical era Ancient Atsiq
 •  Migration of the Hladden into Eastern Atsiq c. 3rd century
 •  Arętes Térb 911
 •  The Sámǫtesk 909
 •  Defeat of Béntar Ónsatvet at the battle of Suispetermorlem 1118
 •  Conquered by the Grand Atsiq Empire 1118
 •  1000 est. est. 250,000 
Warning: Value not specified for "continent"

The Queendom of Hladmor was a sovereign state on the continent of Atsiq from 911 with the establishment of the Arętes Térb, where the dynasty was established by Ąrímar during a blood honor duel known as the Sámǫtesk where Ąrímar is said to have challenged Melbas, a neighboring duchess, in a battle to the death over ownership of her realm. The queendom existed until 1118 where it was conquered by the Grand Atsiq Empire following Queen Ónsatvet was killed in battle during the battle of Suispetermorlem marking the end of the queendom and the first dynasty of Hladmor.

There is some scholarly debate as to the extent the ruling dynasty ruled the region as the queendom was in part a confederation unified by a singular ruling dynasty where the queen, known as a béntar, was elected from the ruling dynasty upon her death.


The name Hladmor comes from a variation of hladem, a word referring to a sub-region of Eastern Atsiq in the Hladmor language. The name specifically refers to the region of today's southern half of Hladmor-Batler.


Like many other cultures on Atsiq, the Hladen culture was strictly matriarchal in nature, though the Hladen were noted for their distinctive hairknots used as a mark of one's status in society, in tandem with their militaristic culture were placed an emphasis on a concept of honor and a blood-law known as vrǫ́rór (Modern vróarer). This blood-law was a common law where one would have to respond to a social crime with either payment or providing a slave or animal for slaughter. Slavery was a significant part of Hladen society as agriculture grew more prominent following the 8th and 9th centuries with kiwifruit and rice were their main cultivars, as many other choices of agricultural resources.


In the 3rd century, the first organized queendoms began to develop in the lower regions of Hladmor. While written records don't exist, oral history and mythological tales speak of various realms. These realms' names, however, are lost to time as authors and characters from this period cannot be confirmed. The most notable of these legendary figures is Vrabedasir who is first mentioned in writing in 1240. She is noted for having been a valiant warrior of a tribe known as the Vǫððelą́. This tribe was claimed to have been led as a personal retinue of Vrabedasir's, where she and her warriors claimed to have slain many foes, not limited to sea beasts, enemy tribes, and other boasted victories. This tale is said to be a glimpse into Hladen culture, as these were originally sung in poetic form. The original song has been lost to time, but some villages were reported to be participating in celebrations using the original's methods of poetry and song making, known as Góððaftar.

While the Vǫððelą́ failed to conquer all of Hladen, per the tale, they inspired other would-be warriors to seek the glory of battle. This would eventually culminate in Ąrímar's conquest of the south, creating the first true Queendom of Hladmor. The means in which she conquered the land was claimed to have been bloody, but that the sacrifices made, both literally and figuratively, allowed for the stability of the realm she had created.