The Dramatis Personae
Olivier Achard / Evangeline Achard (Deceased)
Collette Achard / Mikhail Banner
Nicolas Lockmere / Maria Achard-Lockmere (1st Cousin to Leonhart)
Sarnia Bell Achard / James Je Haylard
Leonhart Almagest / Patrice Midorah (Deceased) / Bavaria Deacon
Daedalus Almagest (Deceased) / Harriet Nord (Deceased)
Catherine Sara Almagest
Agron Deacon / Belmonda Trudor (Deceased) / Odilie Markham
Sief Davos Frost
Elaine Adelle Waltier
Liana Claribel Prideux
Key Organizations (Anova)
Key Organizations (Anova)
Founded by Dawlish Almagest, estranged nephew to Leonhart Almagest, Icarus produces advanced weaponry and other alchemy-based technology for whoever is willing to pay for it.
In order to maintain secrecy Icarus is based in a remote complex, located on the desert which partially borders Anova and Czenovia. Although Icarus is not directly affiliated with any government, Dawlish is well-connected to the Anovan government and maintains an office in Le Monde.
House of Grimoire
Located in the art district of Le Monde, the House of Grimoire has defined fashion in the New Globe for decades. Founded by the reclusive Edith Grimoire, the talented designer has passed on most responsibilities of running her successful business to others. Boutiques and department stores sell House of Grimoire clothing throughout the world, although only the elite can maintain that they own an 'Edith Grimoire Original."
The Island Citadel
Off the coast of Cobalt Bay rests an enormous fortress constructed by the Church of the Phoenix. The Citadel serves as headquarters for the large organization, as well as playing home to the leader of the church, Sief Davos Frost, and her personal army, the Citadel Guards.
Although Anova and Czenovia are largely atheist, the church still wields enormous influence over its followers throughout the world. Given the political power of the church, the small island is considered an independent nation and does not answer to the sovereignty of Anova.
The Citadel Guard
Throughout Anova and Czenovia the Citadel Guard is recognized as the legion of the Church of the Phoenix. They are hand picked by the church’s Cardinals throughout the world for their dedication to their faith and skill in battle.
The Guard is useful in many other fields, including rescue and recovery, and the personal protection of High Priests and the Sief. Service in the Citadel Guard is always until old age, death or sickness prevents otherwise, the honor of service is too great to expect any less.
The Nord Centre
The Nord Centre is an enormous outdoor amphitheater which sits along the shoreline of Cobalt Bay overlooking the Sea of Sorrows. During the summer months it is home to concerts, sporting events, plays, and public speaking engagements. Outside of the amphitheater is an expansive outdoor mall, which is used year round by sailor merchants offering all types of goods and services.
Fort Blanc is the home of the Special Security Force (SSF), Anova's national military and policing organization. Since the Czenovian Revolution, Fort Blanc has modernized greatly, due to its purchases from Icarus. The Fort's principle responsibility today is to monitor potential overseas threats and to police the streets of Anova.
After the Czenovian Revolution, the East-West Airship Corridor was closed and Anova regained full control of its silver deposits from foreign business interests. These mines were amalgamated into a new corporation called Cobalt Silverworks (a merger between Achard & Co., and the Anovan Silver Mining Company.)
The silverworks now mines and processes silver within Anova, with much of it being sent back to Le Monde to be turned into a variety of products (mostly jewellery, machine parts and so on). These silver-based products are now exported worldwide. Some types of Anovan silver are said to contain magical properties.
Czenovian Chimaera trainer Berthold Black traveled the New Globe looking for a place to establish a new Chimaera racing and training school. He created the Chimaera Junction in the south-west region of Anova. The Junction (as it's known locally), sits among miles of rolling green hills. It has become an elite training school for Chimaera and it also runs successful Chimaera breeding and rider training programs.
Located in the southwestern district of Le Monde, Lumiere Academy (LA) is one of the oldest schools in the New Globe. LA was established initially as a foster home for orphans of the The Purge of 220 by Madame Angelique Laroche.
However, throughout the years as she began teaching the children art and history, it slowly transformed into a prestigious academy. Because of its old roots, LA's curriculum is centralized around the arts and is often credited as "The Light of Anova," as it ushered in a massive art movement across the country.
Key Organizations (Czenovia)
Key Organizations (Czenovia)
Founded by the House of Almagest, Magitech Corp. owns several massive factories in the Czenovian industrial town of New Czenoble, which were once used to produce weaponry.
Magitech has recently stopped producing weaponry and re focused their business towards the reconstruction of Czenovia following the devastating revolution. The President of the company is Leonhart Almagest, although in recent years he has passed on some responsibilities to his eldest son, Fauntleroy Almagest.
Artemis Air Transports
Although branches are scattered throughout the Globe, Artemis Air Transports are headquartered in New Czenoble. This company is responsible for manufacturing and running airships powered by alchemical science.
Artemis Air Transports is also in charge of the Old Globe’s Aerodromes (airship stations) and have many secret expansion projects in development. Lady Morphia Markham is president of the company, having inherited it from the late Meredyne Artemis following the Battle of High Czenoble.
Czenoble High Academy of Sciences (CHAOS)
Located in High Czenoble, CHAOS is the most prestigious school in all Czenovia. The headmaster is noted historian, Lector Moebius. Students of CHAOS are known to take many exciting field trips throughout their education, visiting locations such as Brigit Town and portions of the Old Globe.
Located in High Czenoble and home to Dynast King Primas Generous, the Mirror Palace is now the official meeting place for Czenovia’s newly formed parliament. In addition, the Dynast King has expanded his nation’s diplomacy in recent years by appointing new ambassadors to Al-Ahmar, Anova, Moresang and other neighboring countries.
The most modern medical center in the New Globe, Eshe Rehema is a teaching hospital which experiments in the medical applications of magitechnology. It is located in New Czenoble.
Formerly the Royal Police Guard, the Czenovian Police are the militia responsible for keeping the law and order throughout Czenovia. They guard the gates and factories and aerodromes, patrol the streets and maintain the prisons. Alexander Edward Almagest is current head of the police force, and works to ensure that all citizens of Czenovia receive equal protection under the law.
A racing track in High Czenoble, where monstrous creatures are constructed from different animal species using alchemy that fiercely compete against each other to amuse the masses.
It’s also a popular hobby of reckless young aristocrats to become Chimaera Jockeys. The latest fashion is to combine machines with the beasts, aided by Magitechnology.
The Chimaera Circuit is kept up by the cunning Thames Dreadnaught. In recent years Dreadnaught has struggled to maintain the reputation of his track after many of his jockeys staged an attack against the Royal Police Guard during the Czenovian Revolution.
Located in Brigit Town, the Villette Mines were once subsidiary of Magitech Industries.
Following the Czenovian Revolution, Leonhart Almagest was forced to sell them off in order to help fund the extensive reconstruction projects of both High Czenoble and New Czenoble. Cole Dreadnaught, Anova's famed explorer and aristocrat, now maintains ownership and oversees daily operations.
Czenovia is one of the largest and most powerful nations in the New Globe. For centuries it has led the way in terms of industry, science and the arts, creating a kingdom the likes of which the world has never seen before. A major revolution swept the nation in recent times, replacing the Dynast rulers with a new Democratic Monarchy.
Anova is a nation covered in grassy plains and dense forests, save for a desert on its eastern border with Czenovia. Its economy is deeply rooted in agriculture, textiles and the silver trade. Unlike its neighbor, Anova does not have serious class distinctions and its population has a far better living standard per capita.
Al-Ahmar is primarily a desert region and is geographically the largest nation in the Globe. Ahmari society has existed for thousands of years with few influences from the New Globe. Its economy specializes in exotic spices, fur, precious minerals and magical products. Al-Ahmar is an independent emirate, having been ruled by the Mahid Dynasty for generations.
High Czenoble (Czenovia)
High Czenoble is the capital city of Czenovia. High Czenoble was carved into the side of Mount Grail centuries ago and it is home to the nation’s most powerful and influential families. It is a heavily secluded place and during times of war its thick stone walls can be used for defense. While security in Czenovia is relatively sparse, High Czenoble is constantly being monitored by the Czenovian Police (formerly Royal Police Guard).
New Czenoble (Czenovia)
At the base of Mount Grail is New Czenoble, the nation’s largest city. It is home to several of Czenovia’s most important businesses, including the Magitech Corporation, Prometheo Labs and Artemis Air Transports. A far cry from decadent High Czenoble, New Czenoble is populated with poor factory workers and immigrants. Pollution, crime and poverty run rampant, breeding hostility and planting the seeds of rebellion among the lower class.
Le Monde (Anova)
Le Monde is the oldest city in Anova and, prior to Czenovian occupation, it was the largest village in the region. Its name means "The World"; when the city was founded, its residents believed that the globe did not extend beyond what is now known as Mount Grail. Legends and myths spoke of horrible creatures in and around the eastern mountain, which no ancient Anovan dared to pass.
Cobalt Bay (Anova)
Cobalt Bay is Anova's second-largest city and is situated in the country's far north. Cobalt Bay refers both to the large bay as well as the city itself, which is situated on the bay's eastern coastline. The city is a major trading port and is home to the Globe's largest silver mines (including Cobalt Silverworks). Cobalt Bay is also home to the famous Nord Centre.
Brigit Town (Anova)
Brigit Town was forcibly annexed by Czenovia during the Mine War and it became a major hub for magitechnology development as well as expansive Czenovian mining operations. Today the city's mines are controlled by an Anovan, creating much nervousness in Czenovian circles.
Istanakh is the ancient Ahmari capital city. It lies in the northern desert region of Al-Ahmar. Partly due to its isolation from the rest of the Globe, Istanakh still looks much as it did thousands of years ago. The city can also be difficult to reach due to frequent sandstorms in the surrounding desert. Istanakh is known as a colorful city, populated by ancient structures and enormous magic markets.