|Free State of Anvard|
Flag of Anvard
Anvard, officially the Free State of Anvard, was a country located in the southernmost region of the continent. Anvard also held a colony in the western mesa. Anvard borders Eslenti, Miletos, Otonabee, and Bobanga.
The origins of the settlers of Anvard begin within the Varathian Empire before its decline. In mid-November of 2019, a group of Varathian settlers led by VolutionFs migrated into the seemingly empty jungles of Tenochtitlan to found the City of Anvard under the Varathian flag, but not too long after the settlers founded Anvard, the city of Alexandria declared its independence from Varathia. On December 2nd of 2019, after some talks between the settlers of Anvard, the settlers declared their independence from Varathia very shortly after Alexandria declared its independence, forming the Free State of Anvard.
The beginnings of the Anvardian economy was mostly agrarian, farming beetroot, wheat, and cocoa, Anvardians sold large quantities of crops to civcorp and to many other through private deals. Although Anvardians were just a group of newfriends just wanting to carve out a peaceful place in the world for themselves they knew that industrial advancement would put it ahead of its neighbors in the southern hemisphere, within the first two months of Anvard's founding, Anvardians produced and exported boats, bastions, enchanted tools, prot mithril armour, and various other goods; being the first nation of the jungle to produce and export such industrial goods.
The First Anvardian-Bobangan War (The One Day Siege)
With the arrival of the Bobangan people approximately two weeks after the founding of Anvard, Tenochtitlan was dissolved and Bobanga became the new state that disputed Anvardian territory. About two weeks later, the First Scholar of Bobanga, DarkyDu, constructed a fort within Anvardian claim with the intention of reclaiming Tenochtitlan's losses. The Anvardian militia, with superior weaponry and armour, quickly responded to the threat to Anvard's sovereignty by besieging the fort and demanded that the government in Dar-al-Vexler recognizes Anvardian claim. Upon receiving a refusal to recognize Anvard, a short siege ensued, and DarkyDu was pearled but was shortly released after Bobanga had recognized the Free State of Anvard.
Colonization of Calormen
The Anvardian demand for a source of beetroot originally inspired the colonization of Calormen, the agrarian town is settled along a beautiful oasis and has access to its own aqua nether. The territory is primarily administrated by FantasyWorm.
The Second Anvardian-Bobangan War (Ez2Crew War)
After Bobanga was conquered by the Ez2Crew Empire, Anvardian sovereignty was once again threatened and rose to arms with the coalition that was rising around the world to beat back the Ez2Crew-Bobangan threat. After the Bobangans had been conquered, the Bobangans remained unhappy with losses to the Ez2Crew empire but had eventually began to consistently and willingly worked with Ez2Crew forces once the war began and didn't try to take the opportunity to achieve their own independence by working with coalition forces. Anvard saw this as an opportunity to be able to acquire some much needed farmland as the hills on the island of Anvard couldn't sustain agriculture and many Anvardians still held a deep grudge from the previous Bobangan invasion. As a result of the war, Anvard took the territory it had occupied during the weeks long war. This war had also saw the expansion of territory into Bobangan territory from Alexandria, Cantina, and Miletos. Eslenti had also been founded as a result of the war.
Third Anvardian-Bobangan War
Main Article: Bobangan-IWW War
Anvardian coalition forces initially had a significant chance to fight back against the federation after two days of arming the citizen militias of all allied forces. Though upon the third day, after the Bobangan Federation probably realized that they were vastly outnumbered and had most likely pulled some strings with Savaguard, and the Anvardian alliance had now been informed by Savaguard that they were going to join the war if any Eslentians were pearled. Essentially this had created a scenario where it became impossible to defend Anvard and win the war without bringing in one of the server's largest powers thus preventing any momentum that the alliance had over the Federation. With Savaguard's full involvement, the alliance would be fighting a losing war and so Anvardian leadership had decided that we must capitulate.
Prelude to the War
Since Eslenti's founding and knowing of their past behavior on the server and in other iterations of the civ-genre, Anvard was not particularly trusting of Eslenti but Anvard was willing to cooperate on friendly terms with Eslenti. In the beginning, Anvard had offered to help aid the construction of the Eslentian capitol, discussed buildings roads between our countries, a defensive alliance and Anvard was willing to sell land off to Eslenti to give them more room for development. Though we still remained suspicious, but we had hoped that Eslenti would truly be the peaceful nation that they had promised to be since their founding and it had started to look like that they were true to their word. Later a Eslentian oligarch had approached Anvard explaining that it was rumoured that Bobanga was planning on attacking both Anvard and Eslenti soon to reclaim lost territory. Anvard, along with other member states of the IWW (International Workers of the World), prepared for a war with Bobanga, and we were in full confidence of a victory against Bobanga. A few days later, the President of Anvard had caught wind of a secret Eslentian-Bobangan alliance and Anvard started to suspect that its "ally" Eslenti may have not really been on Anvard's side since the start.
Late-April Eslenti approached Anvard asking if Anvard was willing to confederate, though at the same time as Eslenti conducted raids as they asked Anvard to join the confederation, this betrayal and poorly conducted diplomacy was deeply insulting to Anvardians and immediately rejected offers to confederate and prepared for a possible war with both Eslenti and Bobanga. Anvard reached out to Alexandria and Varathia following the raids, hoping that they would at least condemn the actions of Eslenti and Bobanga if they didn't want to join the conflict directly. Alexandria had offered a safe haven for Anvardians to flee to for safety, but had refused to actually enforce the safety and had let Eslentians raid any property that any Anvardians resided in within the city of Alexandria. At the same time, Varathia decided to abandon Anvard after both nations had talked of reunification of our two nations. Though the Emperor of Varathia ignored and didn't respond to any pleas for help.
Intergration into Blackwater
After Blackwater retaliated against Eslentian treachery, Blackwater had extended an invitation for Anvard's integration into Blackwater in exchange for protection allowing Anvardians to freely roam and farm in the jungles and other Blackwater territories as Anvardians were once able to long ago. Anvard had already suffered greatly from constant war and major depopulation due to unfortunate server policy changes in regards to alts and vpning. Many Anvardians were banned randomly due to suspected "vpning" and modmail appeals were ignored. Other Anvardians had friends/family that played on the server using the same wifi and even after separating accounts, people's accounts would reconnect back together causing individuals to be counted as alts and many people couldn't play at the same time as their friends and family. Joining Blackwater would ensure the safety of Anvard's history and infrastructure.
Anvardian Architecture (WIP)
The first castle of Anvard was built with inspiration from Byzantine architecture and was commissioned to be built by the President of Anvard. The castle is incomplete because of the disappearance of the builder, Space. But it continues to stand proudly as one of Anvard's most beautiful structures.
As a part of trying to restore the hearts of the Anvardian people, the Anvardian president had commissioned a builder to construct a new city center and it is being built upon Anvard's largest mountain later its planned to build large amounts town housing upon the lower plateaus of the mountain itself to assure high quality guaranteed housing for all Anvardian citizens.