Icyke

CategoryEmpires
WorldBal-Kriav
RegionIce Cap
GovernmentSyndicate
CapitalBlackjammer
Population
Races
Dromite40%
Githirmil20%
Khazarkar20%
Turkûn-Khâl10%
Goliath5%
other5%
Alignmentchaotic
DeitiesAres, Neld-Rac, Poseidon
EnemiesKhazarkar Empire
Established21 Temporal 1814
MapAettein

Icyke initially started out as a group of whaling families of Blackjammer, collectively called the Whaling Union. The wealth collected from trading whale oil, furs, and iron to foreign nations made these merchant families very wealthy. Later, vast deposits of rich black oil were found by a Dromite merchant named Icyke. He used the wealth plundered from the Ukgam oil to buy-out other companies and assassinate the leaders of the others. In 1814, after a five year civil war, he gained such power that he broke-up the Whaling Union and created the nation of Icyke. Blackjammer became the empire's capital.

With abundant riches, the Icyke merchants created strong "protective" armies that enforce their interests. These "Enforcers" grew in size, assuming the name, Mercantile Enforcers. They became the standing army of the people. This army stabilized the state, and stamped out graft and corruption, and led to the formation of a respectable empire ruled by merchant houses, yet answerable to the head merchant house of Icyke.

When not in dispute or war with them, Icyke trades with the states of Tamlêrran, the Khazarkar Empire, and others on the Core Sea and along the river Jhernarth.

The Khazarkar Empire frequently raids the coastal towns of Icyke. Their shipping is also attacked on sight by the Rûnê navy. Its because of the Khazarkar aggression that in the Year 1828, the Icyke allied with the Neeth-Theen in the Cinazan Front.

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