Motto: "May the Seas protect what we are"
Population: 88.775.000 (2021 est.)
Official Language: Daarish
National Language(s): Daarish
Regional Language(s): Wheardic, Heelseic, Asterish, Heveic
Demonym: Daarwyrther, Daarwyrthian
Government: Unitary parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy
Legislature: Royal Diet
- Upper House: Chamber of Councillors
- Lower House: Chamber of Representatives
Division of seats in the Upper House
Government: 129: DRU (55) + IC (41) + MDA (33)
Opposition: 121: SB (39), ULD (31), GD (27), TA (12), LPD (11), RoD (1)
Division of seats in the Lower House
Government: 255: IC (103) + DRU (94) + MDA (58)
Opposition: 245: SB (90), ULD (58), GD (54), TA (18), LPD (16), RoD (9)
Establishment: 928 CE as the Kingdom of Daarlund
Unification: 1678 CE as the United Monarchy of Daarwyrth
Reorganisation: 1848 CE as the Royal State of Daarwyrth
Land Area: 317.250 kmē
Water Area: 5.145 kmē
Water %: 1,60
GDP (nominal): Ꝃ671 trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita: Ꝃ186.790
Gini: 27,14 (low)
HDI: 0,956 (very high)
Currency: krulder (Ꝃ)
Time Zone: UTC+1
Summer (DST): UTC+2
Drives on the: right
Calling code: +149
Internet TLD: .daar
The Royal State of Daarwyrth, commonly referred to as Daarwyrth, is a unitary state spanning across the entirety of the Daarwyrthian Isles in the region known as Forest. The island nation is surrounded by what the Daarwyrthers call the Sventyn Sea on all sides, and is separated from the Forestian mainland by a narrow arm of that sea. The isles had been inhabited since the early 10th century CE, after they had been settled by seafarers from the Far North, who had abandoned their original homeland and travelled the oceans for decades before finding the lands that are known as Daarwyrth today. While sharing a common culture, religion and language, the islands had once been divided into a number of kingdoms, duchies and city-states, before the unification of the Daarwyrthian Isles by Queen Marysia VIII of the Kingdom of Daarlund, who later became Queen Maria I, the first monarch of a united Daarwyrth.
The name 'Daarwyrth' is composed of two separate words, namely 'daar' and 'wyrth'. In Daarish, the official language of the Royal State, 'daar' means 'sea' or 'ocean', while 'wyrth' means 'gift'. As such, the name 'Daarwyrth' can literally be translated as 'Sea Gift', or more appropriately 'Gift of the Sea'. This translation aligns with the origin story that stands at the core of Mareism, the official religion of Daarwyrth, which venerates the world's seas and oceans as the progenitors of life. According to the scriptures of Mareism, each of the world's seas and oceans is a physical manifestation of an individual divine entity, and the Sventyn Sea sacrificed a portion of its divinity by gifting the lands that make up present-day Daarwyrth, and forming the islands that the nation currently encompasses.
The standard way to refer to a citizen of Daarwyrth is as a 'Daarwyrther', and the proper adjective to use when referring to someone or something from Daarwyrth is 'Daarwyrthian'.
Metro area population
Currency: krulder (Ꝃ)
GDP (nominal) per capita:
Labor Force: 83,1%
The national sport of Daarwyrth is daarbol, which translated literally means 'sea ball'. The sport is highly comparable to regular water polo, except that it is played between two teams of nine players instead of seven, and should be traditionally played within sea water. In recent decades, the sport also started to be played within larger pools, albeit the preference still being for lakes and seas. Daarbol was formally established in 1681 CE, after various local versions of the sport were amalgamated into one set of rules and guidelines. Daarbol was eventually formally recognised as the national sport in 1852, with the Royal Daarbol Association being founded in 1853, as the governing body responsible for the organisation and regulation of the sport in Daarwyrth, and later also internationally.
A regular game of daarbol mainly consists of sixteen mixed-gender players divided between two teams, moving around a designated area of water (usually forty by thirty meters), treading water, passing the ball, and shooting at a goal that is three meters wide. A team traditionally is meant to consist of one goalkeeper, two defenders, three centre positions and three attackers in the front, who all work together to have the ball be shot into the opponents goal, as well as preventing the opposing team from doing the same to their goalpost. Physical contact between players is to be kept at a minimum, with severe cases of contact being penalised, yet there are no restrictions as to how a player can move around the body of water. In other words, players can swim across the surface, pass underwater, but not leave the water, except in the event of a change of players, or an emergency.
Due to the high popularity of daarbol in Daarwyrth, every major city in the nation has its own club, which all compete against one another in various national championships, as well as international competitions with teams from nations that have taken an interest in the sport. The latter are still in the early stages of gaining traction, as daarbol has yet to achieve the same level of popularity internationally, which it enjoys in Daarwyrth currently. Despite this, the national daarbol team was established in 1958 CE as the Crowned Whales, and consists of the nation's best and most popular daarbol players. However, the city teams are the ones that enjoy the most popularity, with citizens usually being fierce supporters of their city's club. Krulensted's team, named the Krulensted Tides, is Daarwyrth's most successful and beloved daarbol team at the moment, holding the current record for the most titles won in national championships.