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“Hurry up and live.” by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The Stoic

"If a man kneels before God, he can stand against any man."

“Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a man's ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company.” by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The Stoic

"Politics/Economics are merely tools for us to build a better society, and treating them like religions does everyone a disservice and muddies the water of what ought to, ideally, be a purely rational and data-based discussion." - Whatifalthist

Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.” So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.
Matthew 28:1‭-‬8

"I'm a Palestinian supporter too. But Hamas has gots to go." Ryan Mcbeth

Northh india wrote:Hi Raxulan

Salve. How are you doing?

Rusticus Damianus wrote:Salve. How are you doing?

I'm good , you?

Northh india wrote:I'm good , you?

Dealing with issues on Discord, but otherwise doing well and chilling atm.

When you judge our society positively compared to previous eras of history keep three things in mind:

1)You’re often judging societies at their worst, since we know how they fall. Feudalism was a functional social structure in the year 1200, but we judge it now for the bloated monster it devolved into in the 1300s.

2)You’re indoctrinated since the cradle with the myths of our society which exist to create loyalty to our time in history. These myths go deeper than you’d ever imagine where your ideas on government, work, religion are all based off your era of history. Other eras aren’t allowed to argue back either.

3)You don’t actually know how your societies work. Someone in 200 years will have a more objective comprehension of our societies than we do. I’ve been reading a bunch of books which talk about how modern society is “managerial or technofeudalism”, which is fascinating but no one thinks that today. Alternately I’ve read books which have examined the stranglehold bureaucracy has on our society, which we don’t think about or the secret things the CIA has been doing. All of these we’ll only know in retrospect. - Whatifalthist

Nova ferticampia

I am baaaaaaaack !

Nova ferticampia

Rusticus Damianus wrote:I might have something that could help you in someways. A long time ago I made a Faith for the Empire in Crusader Kings 3. If you want I could send what I made and you could look it over for possible inspiration.

It could interest me

Nova ferticampia wrote:I am baaaaaaaack !

How are you doing?

Nova ferticampia

Nova ferticampia

Rusticus Damianus wrote:How are you doing?

Great ! I’m ready to work on the holy apostolic Raxulanian Church

Nova ferticampia wrote:Great ! I’m ready to work on the holy apostolic Raxulanian Church

Alright. Will you want my help at all?

Nova ferticampia

Nova ferticampia

Rusticus Damianus wrote:Alright. Will you want my help at all?

Yes if you want also I will finish the list of the « popes »

Nova ferticampia wrote:It could interest me

Overview
  • Capital City: Panticapaeum

  • Motto: "Deus Noster Fortitudo" (God is our Strength)

  • Demonyn: Raxulan

  • Classification: Empire

  • Government Type: Absolute Monarchy

  • Primary Endorsed Religion: Christianity*

  • Predominant Denomination: The Holy and Apostolic Raxulan Church

  • Major Scondary Religions: Islam, Buddhism, & Judaism

  • Ideology: Libertarian-Monarchism

  • Economic System: Laissez-faire Capitalism

  • Primary Language(s): Latin (Universal), Greek (Government), & Esperanto (Economic)

  • Secondary Languages: Turkic, Slavic, Iranic, Caucasian, & Mongolic

  • Major Ethnic Groups: Turks, Slavs, Iranics, Hellenes, Italics, Caucasians, Mongols, Han, Germans, Kurds, & Jews

Adherence to the primary religion isn't mandatory, and no particular denomination is endorsed over any of the others.

Culture

  • Heritage: Byzantine


  • Culture: Raxulan


  • Ethos: Stoic - "This culture believes in standing strong like a mountain, taking any and all hardships that life may throw at them and enduring them all with grim determination and an indomitable spirit."


Traditions:



  • Culture Blending - "Members of this culture have often lived alongside people of other cultures. Through exposure, they have become adept at incorporating foreign languages, traditions and customs into their own lives."



  • Dryland Dwellers - "This culture is accustomed to living in dry climates, and know where to find water and how to work the lands."



  • Family Business - "This culture encourages businesses to develop along familial lines, each generation picking up the tools and techniques of their trade from the last, building a strong tradition of ancestral professionalism."



  • Garden Architects - "This culture has a long tradition of constructing and maintaining various types of gardens, building themselves a small paradise."



  • Hill Dwellers - This culture is at home in hills, and know how to work its lands effectively."



  • Legalistic - "This culture regards the rule of law and its codification as being the most important parameter of a civilized society."



  • Marital Ceremonies - "For this culture, the union of two people in marriage is considered a highly public and ritualistic affair."



  • Maritime Mercantilism - "The world may be ruled by armies, but this culture knows that it is truly controlled by whoever dominates the flow of gold across the seas."



  • Monastic Communities - "This culture has a long history of sending noble progeny to serve the faith. Revered political thinkers often arise from the monastic orders."



  • Mountain Homes - "This culture knows how to live and thrive on plateaus near the harsh slopes of mountains."



  • Pastoralists - "This culture is at home in wide and open terrain, where they herd large groups of animals."



  • Coastal Warriors - "We have always been drawn to the shoreline. The sting of sea air, the crying gulls, the scent of smoked fish... what warrior would ever opt to live far from the water and its freedoms?"



  • Eastern Roman Legacy - "The military organization of the Roman Empire is still in living memory within this culture. A professional army is favored over levied troops."




  • Adaptive Skirmishers - "This culture knows how to effectively field skirmishers in any environment."



  • Formation Fighting Experts - "This culture knows how to create synergy between different types of units by use of efficient protective formations."



  • Highland Warriors - "Warriors of this culture fight well in the slopes and valleys of their hilly homes."



  • Hit-and-Run Tacticians - "This culture has mastered the use of lightly-armored units to hit the enemy hard, and then fall back."



  • Horse Breeders - "This culture has painstakingly accumulated knowledge and experience in the fine art and science of horse breeding. Whether destriers or coursers, the horses of these people are renowned for their superiority."



  • Mountaineers - "Soldiers of this culture carry all they need to traverse mountains."



  • Reverence for Veterans - "This culture doesn't look down upon those who can no longer fight due to injury, instead they are celebrated as heroes and used as teachers."



  • Swords for Hire - "This culture views mercenary work favorably and encourages warriors to seek glory as mercenaries in-between wars."



  • Warrior Priests - "This culture believes that if you choose to pursue theological studies, you must also be able to defend your faith."



  • Warriors of the Dry - "This culture has mastered the art of fighting in very dry climates."



  • Winter Warriors - "This culture is used to the reality that harsh winds and bitter cold brings."




  • Avid Falconers - "The art of breeding, training and hunting with raptors like falcons and hawks is one of the most prestigious past-times among this culture's elite.



  • Beacon of Learning - "A nexus of Greek, Indian, and Arabic scholarship, this culture prides itself on scientific advancement.



  • Expert Artisans - "Children in this culture often carry on the profession of their parents, accumulating extensive knowledge and skill for their trade across generations.



  • Forbearing - "In this culture being patient and restrained in the face of adversity is common."



  • Life is just a Joke - "This culture would chuckle on the chopping block with an axe above its head."



  • Martial Admiration - "Those who are willing to take up sword and fight for their culture are worthy of admiration. No matter the odds."



  • Philosopher Culture - "This culture promotes thought and self-reflection."



  • Seafarers - "For this culture, the call of the sea is too strong to resist, and they live to sail like a dream on a crystal clear ocean, or ride on the crest of a wild raging storm."



  • Strong Believers - "The people of this culture are particularly zealous and dedicated to their faith."



  • Xenophilic - "This culture embraces everyone and is genuinely fascinated by all cultures."




  • Medicinal Herbalists - "This culture long ago developed knowledge of the medicinal properties of the plants and trees; to them most ailments are treatable with the right poultice, salve or stew.



  • Monogamous - "In this culture one keeps a single spouse, regardless of faith."



  • Tabletop Warriors - "Any commander can gamble and get lucky on the day of battle. A real strategist keeps their mind honed through practice and pretend, so that they have no need of 'luck'.




  • Caravaneers - "This culture is well-integrated into the commercial practices of the region, and its people are strongly associated with the caravan trade.



  • Caucasian Wolves - "Having spent centuries making themselves a home around the Caucasian gates, this culture has grown well at home with everything that mountain warfare entails."



  • Desert Travelers - "This culture is no stranger to the harsh environment of the desert and has mastered the use of camels to aid them in travel, warfare, and everyday life."



  • Druzhina - "Varangian soldiers have long served as imposing bodyguards for our monarchs, but they can just as easily serve as dedicated heavy infantry in our armies."



  • Futuwaa - "Our youth have begun forming clubs that promote prowess, vigor, and moral behavior. By endorsing and supporting these clubs, we will ensure a supply of able-bodied soldiers we can rally to our cause."



  • Horse Lords - "This culture has mastered the horse and its use in warfare."



  • Irrigation Experts - "This culture are masters of water technology, and through inventiveness and communal effort, they can make even the harshest deserts bloom."



  • Steppe Tolerance - "Those who live on the Steppe will always have much in common with those who share their way of life. Strangers may worship differently, but they still live in the saddle."


  • Language: Latin


  • Martial Custom: Equal


  • Architecture: Mediterranean


  • Fashion: Byzantine


  • Military Equipment: Eastern European


  • Origin: Hybrid Sedentary (Byzantine, Slavic & Caucasian)/Nomadic (Turkic, Mongolic & Iranic)



Religion
  • Religious Family: Abrahamic


  • Religion: Christianity


  • Brave

  • Calm

  • Chaste

  • Content

  • Diligent

  • Forgiving

  • Generous

  • Honest

  • Humble

  • Just

  • Patient

  • Temperate

  • Trusting

  • Zealous

  • Compassionate


  • Wrathful

  • Lustful

  • Vengeful

  • Greedy

  • Deceitful

  • Arrogant

  • Arbitrary

  • Impatient

  • Gluttonous

  • Sadistic


  • Holy Order Man-at-Arms: Cataphract

  • High god name: God

  • Great holy war name: Crusade



Faith: Raxulan Imperial Church

  • Unrelenting Faith: - " Our convictions are strong, and we will gladly fight and die for our faith. No matter how badly the odds are stacked against us, we shall not surrender."



  • Religious Law: - " The border between theological and legal arguments is thin, and spiritual qualities can and should be considered in secular settlements."



  • Literalism: - "Our holy texts clearly state divine intent, and human interpretation is of limited value."


  • View on Gender:

    Equal - " It is foolish to deny skilled people a role in government purely because of their gender. We shall allow all who are able to govern our society."


  • Religious Attitude:

    Pluralist - "It is utter folly to say that there is only one right interpretation of divine will, and that all the others views are wrong. Each of us has our own way of worshiping God.


  • Clerical Tradition:

    Theocratic - "Only sanctioned priests can be entrusted with upholding our faith's doctrines and, by extension, with managing and caring for our sacred places."


  • Head of Faith:

    Spiritual - "The physical world and the spiritual world are not alike. We must ensure the spiritual world has it's own leader, to guide us and to protect our faith from being profaned by physical desires."


  • Pilgrimage Attitude:

    Encouraged - " This faith encourages its members to visit earthly locations deemed to be of spiritual significance as a means of demonstrating reverence for God."


  • Ecumenism - "Our religious leaders have historically been engaged in inter-faith dialogs to increase cooperation amongst the different Christian denominations."



  • Marriage Type:

    Monogamous - "Marriage is a sacred bond between two individuals. Attempting to form such a bond with multiple people at once is sacrilege."


  • Divorce:

    Disallowed - "The vows of marriage are final and binding. Only death may do us part."


  • Same-Sex Relations:

    Crime - "The sinful desires of sodomites are a danger to society itself, so they shall be punished and locked away for their transgressions."


  • Male Adultery:

    Crime - It is a crime for men to engage in intercourse outside of marriage, and they shall be punished accordingly.


  • Female Adultery

    Crime "It is a crime for women to engage in intercourse outside of marriage, and they shall be punished accordingly."


  • Deviancy:

    Crime - 'It is clear that there is only one proper way to love another. Any deviations from that form are sinful and should be punished."


  • Witchcraft:

    Crime - "Only the divine have the right to work miracles on this earth. Any who make profane attempts to do the same shall be punished for their hubris and arrogance."


  • Kin slaying:

    Dynastic is Criminal - "All kin are bound by blood, and to kill even a distant relative is a grievous crime against the entire dynasty. Such transgressions will not be forgotten."


  • Clerical Function:

    Alms and Pacification - "Our priests are entrusted with ensuring that the poor and downtrodden have sufficient food and shelter when they can not provide it for themselves."


  • Clerical Gender:

    Either - "Anyone who has felt the call of the divine should be able to serve as a priests, no matter their gender."


  • Clerical Marriage:

    Allowed - "Marriage is a holy institution, and priests should be able to take part in it just like any other faithful adherent."


  • Clerical Appointment:

    Spiritual, for Life - "Priests are servants of the divine, and as representative of the divine, the choice that the head of faith makes for the position is final and absolute."


  • Funerary Tradition:

    Stoic Burial - "The body has died, but the soul lives on. Death is not a time for grief and lamentation, but rather a funeral is to honor the dead by committing their body to the earth in a quiet, humble ceremony."


  • Teachings of Jesus - "There are those in the world who adhere to the teachings of Jesus without acknowledging his divinity. Though blasphemous, we should still show compassion to these misguided souls, as they may one day become converts to the true faith."


  • Jerusalem


  • Rome


  • Constantinople


  • Alexandria


  • Antioch



  • Monarch: Patriarcha


  • Governor: Episcopi


  • Minster:Sacredotes


Yes, this is unashamedly based off the CK3 model.

Imperial Documents
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, the maker of heaven and earth, of things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the begotten of God the Father, the Only-begotten, that is of the substance of the Father.
God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten and not made; of the very same nature of the Father, by Whom all things came into being, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible.
Who for us humanity and for our salvation came down from heaven, was incarnate, became human, was born perfectly of the holy virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit.
By whom He took body, soul, and mind, and everything that is in man, truly and not in semblance.
He suffered, was crucified, was buried, rose again on the third day, ascended into heaven with the same body, [and] sat at the right hand of the Father.
He is to come with the same body and with the glory of the Father, to judge the living and the dead; of His kingdom there is no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the uncreate and the perfect; Who spoke through the Law, the prophets, and the Gospels; Who came down upon the Jordan, preached through the apostles, and lived in the saints.
We believe also in only One, Universal, Apostolic, and [Holy] Church; in one baptism with repentance for the remission and forgiveness of sins; and in the resurrection of the dead, in the everlasting judgement of souls and bodies, in the Kingdom of Heaven and in the everlasting life.



𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐥𝐚𝐠



𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐲



𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥



𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐭



𝐍𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧



𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐨𝐧



𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐥



𝐂𝐨𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐫𝐦𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐝𝐨𝐦



𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐄𝐚𝐠𝐥𝐞



𝐂𝐡𝐢 𝐑𝐡𝐨



𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭: 𝐆𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐮𝐬 𝐋𝐲𝐝𝐝𝐚



𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫: 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫



𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭: 𝐎𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬



𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐞: 𝐋𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐥



𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐥: 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐩𝐞 𝐄𝐚𝐠𝐥𝐞



𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐥: 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐖𝐨𝐥𝐟



𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞: 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞



𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤: 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭



𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥: 𝐏𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐞𝐮𝐦



𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐆𝐞𝐦𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞: 𝐄𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐝





Belated Founding Declaration of the Raxulan Empire
In the progression of time and the unfolding of history, it becomes necessary for a people to affirm their identity, their values, and their aspirations, to draw from the strength of their past and chart a course for their future. We, the people of Raxula, gather under the beneficence of Providence and the banner of Christian principles, to do just this.
We declare the establishment of the Raxulan Empire, an embodiment of our shared history, a testament to our collective spirit, and a beacon of our hopes for the future. From the fertile plains of Ukraine to the vast expanses of Kazakhstan, from the ancient city of Panticapaeum to the shores of the Caspian Sea, we embrace our diversity as our strength, pledging to build an empire that reflects the richness of our lands and the resilience of our people.

We, the Raxulans, inheritors of the proud traditions of the Bosporan Kingdom, successors to the legacy of the Roman Empire, and descendants of the indomitable Scythians, affirm our commitment to the values that bind us - love, justice, humility, peace, respect for all life, and the pursuit of righteousness. Our identity, shaped by the varied cultures, religions, and languages that thrive within our borders, is anchored in these unchanging principles.

We acknowledge our Christian roots and the significant influence of the Muslim community, celebrating our religious diversity as a testament to our commitment to freedom and respect for all. We believe in the sanctity of life, the inherent dignity of the individual, and the importance of the family. We uphold the values of courage, honor, and exploration, drawing inspiration from the adventurous spirit of the Norse.

The Raxulan Empire, as we envision it, is an Absolute Christian Libertarian Monarchy, with the Emperor as the embodiment of executive power, symbolizing our unity and our shared commitment to the principles that guide us. We pledge to uphold individual liberty, promote the rule of law, and strive for justice, fairness and prosperity under the watchful gaze of God.

Our Empire, our homeland, is a living mosaic of cultures, a melting pot of influences that range from the Romans to the Greeks, from the Scythians to the many ethnic groups that have enriched our lands with their unique contributions. We celebrate this diversity, fostering a sense of belonging and pride among all Raxulans, whether they reside within the borders of the Empire or beyond.

Our commitment extends beyond our borders. As Raxulans, we carry our values, our culture, and our spirit of exploration with us wherever we go, creating bridges of understanding and cooperation with the wider world. We are ambassadors of our Empire, carrying the torch of our principles and sharing the richness of our heritage.

In the spirit of unity and shared purpose, we, the people of Raxula, affirm this declaration, pledging our unwavering commitment to the Raxulan Empire, our shared values, and our collective destiny. We stand as one people, under God, with liberty and justice guiding our path forward. Together, we embark on this journey, embracing our past, cherishing our present, and looking ahead to a future filled with promise.


Government
Autocracy - The nation does not hold Democratic elections.

Monarchy - The special status of a royal family is enshrined in law.

Feudalism - The nation practices a feudal system of lords and serfs.

Devolution - Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.
Society
Heterosexualality - Same-sex relationships are illegal.

No Abortion - Abortion is illegal.

Prudism - Strict modesty laws govern how citizens may dress.
Law & Order
Capital Punishment - Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Corporal Punishment - Criminals may be ordered to undergo physical punishment.

Conscription - A period of military service is compulsory for all citizens.

Gun Ownership - All citizens are required to own a firearm.
Economy
Capitalism - Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Child Labor - Children may be legally employed as workers and contractors.

Autarky - The nation pursues a policy of economic self-sufficiency.

Nuclear Power - The nation is nuclear powered.

Space Program - The nation runs a space program.
International
Weapons of Mass Destruction - The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.
Additional Policies
  • Secondary Education:
    The government is not responsible for helping or aiding college students in any way.

  • Prohibition:
    The possession, consumption, distribution, and sale of alcohol is legal for adults in this country.

  • Energy:
    The nation strongly supports alternative energy sources, and seeks to mitigate pollution.

  • Assisted Suicide:
    Any and all forms of assisted suicide are illegal in this country.

  • Unions:
    Employers are allowed to fire workers attempting to organize unions.

  • Hard Drugs:
    Recreational use of "hard" drugs is not against the law.

  • Spending:
    The government is not allowed to borrow money, and must always maintain a balanced budget.

  • Immigration:
    The government will accept immigrants, but sets hard quotas on how many can enter the country.

  • Gun Rights:
    Citizens are allowed to own and possess any and all weapons.

  • Religion:
    The government endorses a specific religion, but does not require citizens to practice it.

  • Healthcare:
    The government does not regulate or interfere with the healthcare industry.

  • Polygamist Marriage:
    Marriage can only be between two people. Polygamy is illegal.

  • Taxes:
    There are no income taxes in this country. Revenue is generated through other methods.

  • Welfare:
    Impoverished persons must rely on the charity of others, as the government will not provide welfare programs.


The Rise and Legacy of the Roxolani Empire
In the 300s BC, the Roxolani tribe, a Sarmatian people, migrated into the Bosporan Kingdom, an ancient state located on the northern shores of the Black Sea. Over time, the ruling dynasty of the Bosporan Kingdom was replaced by a family from the Roxolani tribe, and the nation was renamed Roxolania. Under their rule, the Roxolani Empire expanded its territory, conquering modern-day Ukraine and southern Russia.

In the 1st century BC, the Roxolani Empire voluntarily became a client state and ally of the Roman Empire. This allowed them to benefit from Roman technology, military prowess, and trade networks. As their relationship with Rome deepened, the Roxolani Empire eventually merged with the Roman Empire but retained its ruling family as governors.

In the 4th century AD, the Roman Empire split into East and West, and the Roxolani lands became part of the Eastern Roman Empire, also known as the Byzantine Empire. However, the Roxolani territory, now known as the Raxulan Empire, soon broke off from the Byzantine Empire, forming a separate North Roman Empire.

Throughout its history, the Raxulan Empire faced numerous challenges and adapted to the changing world around it. Here are some key moments:

- Rise of Christianity: The Raxulan Empire embraced Christianity in the early 4th century, following the example of the Roman Empire. This helped to strengthen their ties with the Byzantine Empire and other Christian states.

- Hunnic invasions: In the 5th century, the Raxulan Empire was threatened by the Huns but managed to maintain its independence by allying with the Byzantine Empire and other neighboring states.

- Fall of the Western Roman Empire: As the Western Roman Empire crumbled in the late 5th century, the Raxulan Empire managed to survive by maintaining strong ties with the Byzantine Empire.

- Migrations of the Slavs: The Slavic migrations of the 6th and 7th centuries led to cultural and demographic changes within the Raxulan Empire. The Roxolani ruling class adapted to the new reality by incorporating Slavic elites and customs into their own culture.

- Rise of Islam and the Muslim Empires: The Raxulan Empire faced increased pressure from Muslim forces in the 7th and 8th centuries. They managed to maintain their independence and even expand into Central Asia during the age of colonialism, seizing territory from weakened Muslim states.

- Viking Age and Crusades: The Raxulan Empire had to defend its borders against Viking raids and participated in the Crusades along with its Byzantine allies.

- Mongol and Russian expansion: The Raxulan Empire was threatened by the Mongol invasions in the 13th century but managed to maintain its independence through diplomacy and military strength. The rise of Russia and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the late medieval period led to a new balance of power in Eastern Europe, with the Raxulan Empire as a key player.

- Decline of the Byzantine Empire and rise of the Ottoman Empire: After the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453, the Raxulan Empire became a fierce rival of the Ottoman Empire. The Raxulan rulers made it their mission to destroy the Ottomans, liberate the peoples under their rule, and help reestablish Byzantium in one form or another. They formed alliances with the Greeks, Romanians, Armenians, Kurds, and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth to counter Ottoman expansion.

- The era of the French Revolution and Napoleon: The Raxulan Empire remained staunchly pro-monarchist during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, lending support to European coalitions against Napoleon.

- The Victorian Era: Throughout the 19th century, the Raxulan Empire continued to expand its influence in Central Asia and maintain its territorial integrity. It modernized its economy and military, embracing industrialization and the ideals of capitalism.

- World War I: The Raxulan Empire joined the Allies during WWI, fighting against the Central Powers. After the war, it gained additional territories at the expense of defeated nations.

- Interwar era: During the interwar period, the Raxulan Empire focused on internal development and maintaining a balance of power in Eastern Europe.

- World War II: The Raxulan Empire opposed both Nazism and fascism, joining the Allies once again in WWII. Its military played a crucial role in defeating Axis forces on the Eastern Front.

- The Cold War: The Raxulan Empire remained anti-communist during the Cold War, aligning itself with the United States and other Western countries against the Soviet Union and its satellite states.

- Modern day: In the 21st century, the Raxulan Empire has emerged as a major regional power, maintaining its commitment to monarchy, capitalism, and Christianity. It continues to support the independence and development of former Ottoman territories and has played a significant role in international diplomacy and conflict resolution.

Throughout its long history, the Raxulan Empire has managed to adapt to the changing world and maintain its core values and territorial integrity. As a constant loyal ally of the Byzantine Empire and later, the modern Greek state, it has contributed to the shaping of European history and proven itself a resilient and enduring nation. - The Pax Raxulana: During the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD, the Raxulan Empire experienced a period of peace and prosperity known as the Pax Raxulana. This era was characterized by extensive trade, cultural exchange, and the construction of monumental architecture, including grand palaces and temples.

- The Great Library of Panticapaeum: The Raxulan Empire was known for its scholarly pursuits, and its capital, Panticapaeum, housed the Great Library, which was a center for learning and research. Scholars from around the known world flocked to the library, contributing to an intellectual golden age.

- Raxulan art and architecture: Raxulan art and architecture combined elements from various cultures, including Greek, Roman, Sarmatian, and later, Slavic influences. This unique style can be seen in their intricately decorated palaces, temples, and public buildings.

- The Raxulan Code: In the 6th century, the Raxulan Empire developed a comprehensive legal code called the Raxulan Code, which was influenced by Roman and Byzantine law. This code served as the foundation for the empire's legal system and was widely respected for its fairness and clarity.

- The Hundred Years' War with Venice: Throughout the late medieval period, the Raxulan Empire and the Republic of Venice fought a series of wars over control of trade routes in the Black Sea and the eastern Mediterranean. Despite the long-lasting conflict, both sides managed to maintain diplomatic relations and even collaborated in the Crusades against the Muslim powers.

- The Raxulan Renaissance: In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Raxulan Empire experienced a cultural renaissance, marked by a resurgence in the arts, literature, and science. This period was heavily influenced by the Italian Renaissance and led to the development of a distinct Raxulan humanism and artistic style.

- The 18th-century Enlightenment: As the Enlightenment swept through Europe in the 18th century, the Raxulan Empire embraced the ideals of reason, liberty, and progress. Raxulan philosophers contributed to the development of modern political and social thought, and the empire underwent significant reforms in areas such as education, administration, and the military.

- The Industrial Revolution: The Raxulan Empire was quick to adopt innovations from the Industrial Revolution, allowing it to maintain its economic and military competitiveness. It became a leading producer of textiles, steel, and machinery, and its cities grew rapidly as people flocked to urban centers for work.

- Women's rights in the Raxulan Empire: Raxulan society was relatively progressive in terms of gender equality, with women playing important roles in politics, the arts, and the military. The empire boasted several influential female rulers and military commanders throughout its history.

- The Raxulan Empire and the Age of Exploration: As European powers embarked on voyages of discovery and colonization, the Raxulan Empire focused on consolidating its influence in Central Asia and the Black Sea region. However, it maintained diplomatic and trade relations with emerging colonial powers, such as Spain, Portugal, and later, the Dutch Republic and England.

The military of the Raxulan Empire developed and evolved over centuries, adapting to new threats, technologies, and tactics. Here is an overview of the development of the Raxulan military, including its unit types, tactics, doctrines, and unique aspects:

- Early period (Sarmatian influence): In its early stages, the Raxulan military was heavily influenced by the Sarmatian tribe's traditions. The primary fighting force consisted of heavy cavalry, known as cataphracts, armed with long lances, bows, and scale armor. These units were known for their speed, mobility, and devastating charge tactics.

- Roman and Byzantine influence: As the Raxulan Empire became a client state and ally of the Roman Empire, its military adopted Roman tactics, organization, and technology. The Raxulan legions were organized similarly to Roman legions, with heavy infantry armed with short swords, large rectangular shields, and throwing spears (pilum). In addition, the Raxulan military expanded its cavalry units, incorporating the Roman concept of equites, or light cavalry.

- Slavic migrations and integration: With the influx of Slavic peoples into the Raxulan Empire, the military absorbed Slavic warriors and their tactics. This led to the development of heavily armored infantry, known as the Druzhina, who served as the personal retinue of Raxulan nobility and were armed with long axes, swords, and kite-shaped shields. The Slavic influence also introduced the use of large, mobile wooden fortresses known as gulyay-gorod, which could be disassembled and transported to provide a defensive advantage in the field.

- The Raxulan Renaissance: During the Raxulan Renaissance, the empire sought to modernize and expand its military capabilities. This period saw the introduction of gunpowder weapons, such as early arquebuses and cannons, as well as the development of advanced siege techniques and engineering. The military also began to utilize mercenaries and professional soldiers, allowing for greater flexibility and adaptability on the battlefield.

- Naval forces: The Raxulan Empire's strategic location along the Black Sea and its various rivers necessitated the development of a strong navy. Raxulan naval forces included a mix of war galleys, sailing ships, and later, steam-powered vessels. The navy played a crucial role in protecting the empire's trade routes and projecting power throughout the region.

- The Industrial Revolution and modernization: As the Raxulan Empire embraced the Industrial Revolution, its military underwent a significant transformation. New technologies, such as breech-loading rifles, machine guns, and ironclad warships, were introduced, and the military's organization and tactics were updated to keep pace with these innovations. The empire also established military academies to train officers in modern warfare and foster a professional officer corps.

- Unique units and tactics: The Raxulan military developed several unique units and tactics throughout its history. One such unit was the Sarmatian Guard, an elite heavy cavalry unit that served as the personal bodyguards of the Raxulan monarch. Another unique unit was the Raxulan Falconers, a specialized corps of falconry experts who used trained birds of prey for reconnaissance and communication on the battlefield.

- Military doctrines: The Raxulan Empire's military doctrines emphasized mobility, combined arms, and the effective use of terrain. Raxulan commanders were known for their ability to adapt to the changing circumstances of battle and deploy their forces in innovative ways. The Raxulan military also valued discipline, training, and a strong chain of command, which contributed to its overall effectiveness on the battlefield.

- The Raxulan Air Force: With the advent of aviation in the early 20th century, the Raxulan Empire established an air force to maintain air superiority and support ground and naval operations. The Raxulan Air Force developed a mix of fighter, bomber, and reconnaissance aircraft, and its pilots were trained in advanced aerial tactics and dogfighting techniques.

- World War I and World War II: During the two World Wars, the Raxulan military further modernized and expanded its capabilities. New technologies, such as tanks, artillery, and submarines, were introduced, and the military's tactics and strategies were adapted to the realities of trench warfare and large-scale armored battles.

- The Cold War: In the post-WWII era, the Raxulan Empire continued to modernize its military, developing nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and advanced fighter jets in response to the escalating arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union. The Raxulan military also focused on developing asymmetric warfare capabilities, such as special forces units and cyber warfare, to counter potential threats from rival powers.

- Modern Raxulan military: In the 21st century, the Raxulan military has continued to adapt to new challenges and technologies. It maintains a modern, professional, and highly trained force, capable of deploying a wide range of capabilities, from conventional warfare to counter-terrorism and peacekeeping operations. The Raxulan military places a strong emphasis on joint operations, integrating its various branches and working closely with allied forces to achieve strategic objectives.

Throughout its history, the Raxulan Empire's military has evolved and adapted to the changing world, incorporating new technologies, tactics, and strategies to maintain its strength and effectiveness. This constant adaptation has allowed the Raxulan Empire to remain a formidable power in the region and a significant player on the global stage.


The Steppe's Call
I am a Raxulan, bound by duty and faith,
Embracing the legacy of noble warriors,
With a heart aflame, unyielding and unafraid.

I stand firm, guided by Christian virtue,
In the service of God, Emperor, and Empire,
A shield of righteousness, a sword of justice.

Courage is my armor, forged in the fires of conviction,
Fear shall not conquer my spirit, nor weaken my resolve,
For I am a warrior, steadfast and bold.

With each step, I march upon the path of honor,
Defending the weak, upholding the righteous,
A beacon of hope amidst the shadows of strife.

In the face of adversity, I rise unbroken,
With valor as my banner and faith as my shield,
I fight for truth, for freedom, for what is right.

I am disciplined, trained in the art of war,
Mastering the skills of the ancient warriors,
With the strength of mind, body, and spirit combined.

From the Roman Legionaries, I acquire discipline,
A cohesive force, unbreakable in unity,
With unwavering loyalty to my comrades and Emperor.

From the Spartan Hoplites, I draw unyielding determination,
To withstand the enemy's onslaught,
Fighting as one, an indomitable phalanx.

From the Crusader Knights, I embrace the quest,
To defend the faith, to protect the innocent,
With chivalry as my creed, I march forth valiantly.

From the Scythian Horse Archers, I inherit precision,
A swift arrow unleashed upon the battlefield,
With lethal precision, my aim true and relentless.

From the Mongolian Mangudai, I harness the winds,
Swift as the galloping steppes, my arrows rain,
Unleashing chaos upon the enemy's domain.

From the Cossacks, I embrace the wild,
A nomad at heart, free and untamed,
Guided by the spirit of the Eurasian plains.

In the face of darkness, I am a beacon of light,
In a world of chaos, I am a bastion of order,
For I am a Raxulan, a warrior of courage and honor.

As a Raxulan, I pledge my heart and soul,
To Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior, to the Empire, to its people, to the Christian cause,
With unwavering fervor, I answer the Steppe's call.


January 10: Morrighan Memorial Day
January 17: Founding of the West Roman Empire

February 3: Founding of Greece

March 1: Start of the Roman Year
March 19: Founding of Raxulan Empire
March 25: Greek Independence Day

April 21: Founding of Rome
April 29: Morrighan's Birthday

May 5: Napoleon's Death
May 8: VE Day
May 11: Founding of the East Roman Empire
May 29: Fall of Constantinople

June 1-30: Heroes Month

August 15: Napoleon's Birthday

September 2: Battle of Actium
September 2: End of WW2

October 19: Battle of Zama

November 11: End of WW1

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Hello, Raxulan! I need help translating something as im not entirely sure its correct, so im asking you. It might be a mix of ancient and modern Latin, as I cannot tell the difference and I want it in ancient not modern Latin.

Here's what I would like translated:

Roma, Roma, O Roma,

Legio, aeterna, aeterna, vitrix!

A ferventi aestousa Libya

A ferventi aestousa Libya

Volat aquila legionum

Volat aquila legionum

Super Illyricos terras

Super Illyricos terras

Volat aquila legionum

Volat aquila legionum

Roma, Roma, O Roma,

Legio, aeterna, aeterna, vitrix!

Sit Italica sua vis

Sit Italica sua vis

Officium nostrum est ad Patrem Deum

Officium nostrum est ad Patrem Deum

Roma, Roma, O Roma,

Legio, aeterna, aeterna, vitrix!

Legio, aeterna, aeterna, vitrix!

I need it for my anthem so any help would be apprieciated

Etwepe wrote:Hello, Raxulan! I need help translating something as im not entirely sure its correct, so im asking you. It might be a mix of ancient and modern Latin, as I cannot tell the difference and I want it in ancient not modern Latin.

Here's what I would like translated:

Roma, Roma, O Roma,

Legio, aeterna, aeterna, vitrix!

A ferventi aestousa Libya

A ferventi aestousa Libya

Volat aquila legionum

Volat aquila legionum

Super Illyricos terras

Super Illyricos terras

Volat aquila legionum

Volat aquila legionum

Roma, Roma, O Roma,

Legio, aeterna, aeterna, vitrix!

Sit Italica sua vis

Sit Italica sua vis

Officium nostrum est ad Patrem Deum

Officium nostrum est ad Patrem Deum

Roma, Roma, O Roma,

Legio, aeterna, aeterna, vitrix!

Legio, aeterna, aeterna, vitrix!

I need it for my anthem so any help would be apprieciated

"Rome, Rome, O Rome,

Legion, eternal, eternal, victorious!

From the scorching heat of Libya

From the scorching heat of Libya

The eagle of the legions flies

The eagle of the legions flies

Over the lands of Illyria

Over the lands of Illyria

The eagle of the legions flies

The eagle of the legions flies

Rome, Rome, O Rome,

Legion, eternal, eternal, victorious!

Let the force be with Italy

Let the force be with Italy

Our duty is to the Father God

Our duty is to the Father God

Rome, Rome, O Rome,

Legion, eternal, eternal, victorious!

Legion, eternal, eternal, victorious!"

Rusticus Damianus wrote:"Rome, Rome, O Rome,

Legion, eternal, eternal, victorious!

From the scorching heat of Libya

From the scorching heat of Libya

The eagle of the legions flies

The eagle of the legions flies

Over the lands of Illyria

Over the lands of Illyria

The eagle of the legions flies

The eagle of the legions flies

Rome, Rome, O Rome,

Legion, eternal, eternal, victorious!

Let the force be with Italy

Let the force be with Italy

Our duty is to the Father God

Our duty is to the Father God

Rome, Rome, O Rome,

Legion, eternal, eternal, victorious!

Legion, eternal, eternal, victorious!"

This will help, but i was talking about changing it to ancient Latin, not modern Latin as I had to change a few things

Nova ferticampia

I’m learning Latin

Nova ferticampia wrote:I’m learning Latin

Do you think that knowing French would assist you with that?

Nova ferticampia

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