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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 - Also called the Shadow Fold, or just The Fold.
  • Tula Valley - Location of the Shadow Fold.
  • Dva Stolba - Valley in the Sikurzoi Mountains, on the southern border. It has occasionally been part of Shu Han.
  • Sikurzoi - Mountain range south and east of Ravka.
  • Petrazoi - Ice-covered mountain range northwest of Ryevost and Os Alta.
  • Tsibeya - Vast area of wilderness, just south of the permafrost.
  • Alkhem Bay - Location of Os Kervo, a major trading port.
  • 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 of the nomadic Suli people live in Ravka, mainly in the northwest. They have a history of being mistreated by the Ravkan majority government.[1]

Settlements[]

Cities[]

Towns[]

Villages[]

Undetermined[]

  • Poliznaya[2] - Location of the military base where Alina Starkov and Malyen Oretsev trained.
  • Sikursk[12] - Small settlement near the Sikurzoi mountains.
  • Chernast[13] - Settlement in the northern Tsibeya.
  • Caryeva[12] - Settlement near the southern border of Ravka, known for its horse races and horse auctions.
  • Ivets[14] - A town on the Obol River and site of a miracle. A bridge across the Obol collapsed while people were parading across it, but a new bridge made of bone appeared in its place.
  • Arkesk[5] - Settlement on the northern road, north of the ruins of Velisyana.
  • Grevyakin[7] - Settlement once visited by King Nikolai Lantsov.
  • Kelink[7]
  • Nezkii[15]
  • Ulensk[12]
  • Tsemna[16] - Settlement that was entirely consumed by the Fold.
  • Valchenko[17]

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[]

Lantsov 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.[18]

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.[22]

References[]

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