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Ravka is a nation bordered by Fjerda to the north, Shu Han to the south, and the True Sea to the west.

History

The territory that would later become Ravka was once several feudal provinces, led by kings, which were constantly in conflict with one another. Yaromir the Determined unified the provinces and became the first King of Ravka, founding the Lantsov royal line. However, the young kingdom remained war torn as it faced invasions from the north and south.

Geography

  • The Unsea
  • Tula Valley - Location of the Shadow Fold
  • Dva Stolba - Valley
  • Sikurzoi - Mountain range south and east of Ravka
  • Petrazoi - Mountain range northwest of Ryevost and Os Alta
  • Tsibeya
  • Alkhem Bay - Location of Os Kervo
  • Sokol River - Major river for commerce. Its water comes from glaciers in the Petrazoi
  • Obol River

Climate

Ravka's climate is cold as it usually snows in winter. Its summers are warm and there is a thick layer of permafrost at its northern border.

Demographics

Many Suli people live in Ravka, mainly in the northwest.

Settlements

Cities

Towns

Villages

Undetermined

  • Poliznaya
  • Sikursk
  • Chernast
  • Caryeva
  • Ivets
  • Adena
  • Arkesk
  • Grevyakin[1]
  • Kelink[1]
  • Ulensk
  • Tsemna
  • Valchenko[2]

Language

Main article: Ravkan Language
Main article: Suli Language

Religion

Main article: Ravkan religion

Military

Ravka is protected by two armies: the First Army, comprised of Otkazat'sya soldiers, and the Second Army, comprised of trained Grisha.

For more about the armies, see First Army and Second Army.

Coat of arms

Ravka Coat of Arms

The Coat of arms of the Lantsov family is the Ravkan crowned double eagle, grasping in the dexter claw a scepter and in the sinister claw a cluster of black arrows bound by red, blue and purple ribbons.[3]

Government

Ravka is a monarchy formerly led by the royal Lantsov family. Currently, it is led by the Nazyalensky dynasty.

Known rulers

* According to Alina Starkov, Aleksander was a name used by kings. Since Alexander is a variation of the same name, it's possible that the Lantsov dynasty used the name Aleksander and eventually changed it to Alexander.

Trivia

  • Ravka is heavily influenced and inspired by Tsarist Russia of the early 1800s.[5]

References