The New Imperium (also simply referred to as The Imperium or the Imperium of Darion) was the first human nation to rise to power on the Avanor continent. It reigned over the majority of the continent for many centuries until the events of the Divine Rebellion, of which brought the inevitable end of the Old Imperium much because of the war with Samarauch, encroaching eastern barbarians, empire-wide starvation and the armies of the Divine faithful. Following centuries would allow the Imperium to rise again to the point where it would once more become one of the most powerful nations in Avanor.
The Imperium consists of three major provinces: Avinter, Darion, and Danthivia; of which Darion is the true imperial homeland, and Avinter and Danthivia were previous kingdoms that fell into the possession of the Imperium during its expansive conquests near the end of the Age of Seas. The two major provinces are now ruled by vassal lords who serve the Darion Emperor. Avinter is well known for its strong ships and thus powerful fleets and skilled sailors, whilst Danthivia is a wealthy province of trade and agriculture, and it holds a strong reputation for its cunning and often-enough deadly politics.
The Imperium also controls several major colonies on the other continents, and its influence holds much power in matters of international politics. Additionally, the Imperium is home of the Imperial Sacellum; one of the two major religious groups concerning the Divine Faith. As it is the most accepting group when it comes to the study and practices of magic, the Imperium is one of the few human nations where mages may freely hold power in matters of imperial importance without the intervention of Divine worshipers.
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