“Friendship is Victory”
|Category: Civil Rights Lovefest|
Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
Location: Angels of Derp
A Brief History of CeffyltirHundreds of years ago, shortly after Equestria was first founded, a fleet of seven ships was sent to discover new lands. This fleet crossed through great oceans, where it was hit by an incredibly powerful storm. Legends say it was sea monsters that tore the ships apart. Nonetheless, the entire fleet was destroyed.
The survivors of the incident found themselves on the shores of a wide, forested land. Knowing that they could never find a way back to their home, for the journey was too far for a pegasus to fly or a unicorn to teleport, they decided to build a town called New Mareais; named after the lead ship of the fleet: The Mareais.
One particularly wealthy and militant family, the Hurricanes, quickly took control of this new community and established a monarchy. Some ponies were against this, but after the passing of the New Mareais Constitution, they complied. The constitution ensured that all of the ponies' freedoms and rights would remain intact.
The ponies soon expanded, mainly staying along the land's rivers. They built a second city, Hurricana, which became the capital of the small nation. This was soon changed, however, when a more suitable place for the capital was found in the mountains to the southeast. The present day capital is the enormous city of Glidewing. It was originally a floating fortress for pegasi, but has since expanded to the ground below for other ponies' convenience.
Ceffyltir grew and grew, establishing massive supercities such as Fetlock and Marbury. Numerous towns dotted the land, and Ceffyltir stretched far into the present-day continent of Alsaria.
Over the years, there were many rulers of the nation, including King Cirrus the Wise, Queen Stratus the Benevolent, King Nimbus the Brave, and King Arcus the Grey. While they were all astounding rulers for the most part, the ponies of Ceffyltir grew tired of not being able to govern themselves. One fateful day, an increasingly powerful group of ponies struck. Chairman Forge, the leader of Ponies for a New Ceffyltir challenged Arcus. After long debates and even a few riots among the normally peaceful populace, the ponies overthrew the monarchy and set up a new government. Chairman Forge was named Prime Minister for a short time, but chose to step down and allow a new leader to take his place: Paperclip.
Chairman Forge is currently the Minister of Law, and acts as the behind-the-curtain leader of the nation, along with the Ministry.