Empire of Loneyard
Empire of Loneyard
|Largest city||Karžrind, Tarfaw, Marhakar|
|Official languages||Latin, Ardlin, Russian|
• Emperor and Great King
|Raz-Tangizarnad I Këlzor|
• Argwaymaz of Empire
October 22, 2021 (as the Empire)
Empire of Loneyard (Latin: Imperium Loneiardum; Ardlin: Razard Loneyardlin; Russian: Лонеярдская империя) is a micronation located in the central Belarus, continuing the tradition of statehood of Loneyard, founded in February 2015 by Tangaz Këlzor (Daniil Krasnitsky). The Empire lay claim to heritage of Roman Empire and the empire of Charlemagne combined with the original Ardlin (Elhar) culture, created over the years of the existence of the state.
The capital of Empire is Karžrind. The official languages are Latin as the law language, Ardlin (Elharic) as the noble language and Russian as the common language.
The name of Loneyard means "State (Ard) of Lones", translating from the Ardlin language. Howewer, the name "Lones" is not used nowadays as the ethnonym: the civil society of imperial citizens is usually called Loneyardians, and the ethnonym of ruling ethnic group is now Elhars (meaning "human" on the Ardlin language).
The history of Loneyard is traditionally divided by the different regimes, which can be united into three or four periods: Ancient (2015), Old (2015-2018), New (2018-2021) and, probably, Newest (2021 to nowadays).
The Ancient Period was more a game, then a state. The flag was a green cross on a white background. The culture of Ancient Loneyard was syncretic and indefinite, combining many uncodified elements. In those years, Tangaz Kelzor developed the state alone, mainly creating regulations and laws. The period ended with the "national revolution" - a time when Loneyard set his sights on a more specific culture, at that time imitating Germany.
|Name||Time of existance||Description|
|Loneyard (Protho-Republic)||Spring 2015||The first statehood of Loneyard, ruled and developed by Tangaz Këlzor lonely. Closer to a kind of game.|
|First Kingdom||Summer 2015||The ancient period, not too different from the previous one. The emergence of the first laws and regulations.|
The Old Period, also called the black-white-blue period after the flag, was the time of Lonyard's active integration into the Russian micronational community. Loneyard reaches its peak within this community, leading to the fading of the Period and the events of the New Period.
|Name||Time of existance||Description|
|First Republic||August 2015||The state of National Revolution. Really no different from the previous ones, it was a colossal cultural leap forward, giving all the main installations of the Old Period - a black-white-blue flag, an orientation towards imitation of Germany and the first attempts to create a language.|
|Second Republic||Autumn 2015 - Winter 2016||In this era, Loneyard joins the Russian Micronational Community and actively integrates into it. The first citizens and state authorities appear, the Constitution and laws are approaching from the game versions of the Ancient period to the actual laws. The flag was a black Scandinavian cross on a blue background.|
|Third Republic||Spring 2016||The black-white-blue tricolor is returning, the state continues to interact with other members of the Russian Micronational Community.|
|Second Kingdom||Summer 2016||Established on the advice of monarchists among the authoritative patrons of Loneyard, the monarchy practically did not develop inside, but was able to gain authority among the community. Was overthrown with a break in relations with the above patrons.|
|Fourth Republic||August 2016 to June 2017||The first state that existed for a relatively long time. It was able to achieve success and recognition as an authoritative member of the community, in addition, it introduced some new elements into the traditional look and culture of the Old period.|
|Third Kingdom||June 2017 to February 2018||The peak of development and the golden age of the Old period. With the introduction of the monarchy in imitation of Kaiser Germany, Loneyard established total dominance both on the external arena and inside. The laws and culture of the era begin to retreat from imitation and copying to the creation of original designs.|
|The Emergency Dictatorship (State of Loneyard)||February to April 2018||The stagnation and self-importance of the era of the third kingdom led to the fact that the accumulated contradictions led to a major conflict in the community. The monarchy fell, and the former king led the country as a dictator. The dictatorship lasted until appeasement and was smoothly eliminated.|
|Fifth Republic||April to June 2018||Completion of the Old Period and transition to the New. The Fifth Republic is interesting for its active parliamentarianism and the desire to break with cultural borrowings. Then the Loneyard culture finally refuses to be likened to any other, which will be most fully expressed already in the New Period.|
The New Period began for two reasons: the left-wing fascination of the founder of Loneyard, and the desire to break with the old culture that imitated Germany and find its own way. In the process, Loneyard was virtually isolated from dealing with other micronations, preferring to interact with a narrow circle of neighbors. Self-isolation has led to the fact that Loneyard began to fade and almost cease to exist in 2021.
|Name||Time of existance||Description|
|The Revolution||June to August 2018||Loneyard was divided into several small states, united by the Revolutionary Military Council. In the process, several languages were created (which later became the basis for Ardlin), approved, as a sign of a break with the old, new colors - white, green and gold. The country was undergoing military intervention from neighboring Skuliya.|
|Sixth Republic (Socialist/People`s Republic)||From August 2018 to 2020, late border blurred||Loneyard was a socialist dictatorship. All contacts with other countries, except neighboring ones, were eliminated, development took place entirely within. However, during this period the language and culture developed significantly, in fact, the current culture of Loneyard and the Ardlin language developed. The first part of the Sixth Republic was Stalinist in spirit, then the order became much more democratic, in addition, contacts began with other micronations.|
|Spring Crisis 2020||Spring 2020||The disillusionment of the leader of the state in socialism and the expansion of contacts led to the desire to reform the country. However, some external conflicts and uncertainty led to several quickly succeeding regimes, transformed into the First Empire.|
|First Empire||Spring to Summer 2020||An attempt to create something new and interesting led to the creation of the "Loneyard National Monarchy", free from imitation of other states. The idea was good in its own way, but the lack of enthusiasm led to the extinction of Loneyard. In the summer of 2020, the empire was already de facto dead.|
|The Late Monarchy||August 2020 to May 2021||After the demise of the First Empire, a monarchy was proclaimed. Loneyard again withdrew into himself, developing insignificantly culturally and dying out legislatively. The monarchy slowly maintained its existence until, in May 2021, Tangaz Kelzor made the decision to leave the micronations.|
The return of Tangaz Kelzor in August 2021 led to a resurgence of Loneyard with unexpected enthusiasm. By combining sincere impulse and the culture of the New Period, which now permeated Launeyard entirely, the state was able to recover and quickly reach unprecedented heights.
|Name||Time of existance||Description|
|Seventh Republic||August to October 2021||In this form, Loneyard was revived in August. The enthusiasm of the government and the help of old associates led to the fact that the Republic has achieved unexpectedly high results, developing in all directions and taking its rightful place in the community. However, the search for new forms and ideas for the most aesthetic form of government led to the development of the Republic into the Second Empire.|
|Second Empire||From October 22, 2021||After the proclamation of the Second Empire, Loneyard rapidly entered a new golden age. Authority in the external arena, the development of national law and the rejection of borrowings from outside, the rapid growth of national culture and the desire for aestheticism in everything were accompanied by the full support of the people and the expansion of the boundaries of Loneyard, for example, the subordination of the deceased neighboring Skulia, who previously disposed of Loneyard as a colony.|
The Empire does not have a constitution: it is replaced by a set of Great Charters, decrees, imperial edicts and memorandums. According to the Charters, Loneyard is a limited monarchy. The Emperor and the Great King is the supreme ruler, but he must take into account the opinion of the people's representation - the Mayd Ardlin (State Accembly). The code of criminal law divides the Empire into three parts: the Emperor, the nobility, and the people.
According to the law, the Emperor is the supreme ruler. The power of the Emperor is sacred, and he embodies the Empire in facio. The official title of the Emperor is as follows:
- In English translation: By the Grace of God, the Greatest, Emperor and the Great King of Loneyard, King of Skulia, King on Nara, Eolarta, Perat and Sula rivers, High King of Elhars and Slavs, Peasekeeper, State Protector, High Judge.
- In Latin language: Dei gratia Maiestatissimus, Caesar et Rex Magnus Loneiardae, Rex Sculii, Rex in fluminibus Nara, Eolarta, Perat et Sula, Rex Summum nam Aelhari et Slavi, Custos Ordinis, Defensor Civitatis et Iudex Summus.
- In Ardlin language: Tangara ilačir Cirliste, Kaysar läg Razgændaz Loneyardra, gændaz Skuliära, gændaz Narakom, Eolartakom, Peraþakom läg Sulakom, elhariara läg slavriara argændaz, Moyrroybad, Ardagonvad, Argzarnad.
- In Russian language: Божиею милостью Величайший, Император и великий король Лонеярда, король Скулии, король на Наре, Эоларте, Перате и Суле, верховный король эльхаров и славян, хранитель мира, защитник государства, верховный судья.
By the Charters, the Emperor must constantly consult with the people's representation: nevertheless, in fact, over time, the expansion of the Assembly of "elected ambassadors of the people of the Empire" and its weak effectiveness led to the fact that many decisions are made by the Emperor alone, using loopholes in the laws.
In the Late Monarchy, with the "loneyardization" of culture in mind, a sign of the monarch's special disposition was the refusal to use a native name for a person, and naming him in the Ardlin language. This is how the "aristocracy of names" appeared. Loneyard has traditionally created the armed forces: some conflicts in the Russian micronational community of 2021, more reminiscent of gang warfare, led to the Empire's aversion to armies. However, to preserve the tradition, an imperial chivalry was created, which is more of a brotherhood, not an army. So, with the unification of the old and the new, the nobility appeared.
The aristocracy of the Empire consists of the most trusted and oldest associates of the Emperor and is united in the Serene Knighthood (Ardlin: Beyliste Saynaht). The aristocracy has two types of titles: lord (Ardlin: Tarz, literally "ruler") and knight (Ardlin: Sayneš). Lords are superior to knights, and the titles of lords are held by the Emperor's oldest and most loyal companions from the Old Period. The aristocracy actually has a huge influence on the Emperor and has its leader argwaymaz (Ardlin: Argwaymaz, literally "High Vassal")- practically the prime minister of the empire. There is also the argwaymaz of the Kingdom of Skulia (of the four southern provinces of the Empire), the Grand Hetman (Ardlin: Karfarzold Razlin) and four lower hetmans as the military leader of the chivalry, and the Tarz-master of law enforcement, the leader of Officio Legica (the Law Office).
The people of the Empire are made up of privileged citizens assembled in a State Assembly (adopted full name - State Assembly of the elected ambassadors of the people of the Empire). The rights of citizens to freedom, protection from the arbitrariness of the authorities and representation before the Emperor are enshrined in two of the Great Charters - the Charter of Sacred Liberties and the Charter of the Representation of the People. In addition to them, all other members of the micronational community by the Empire, which declares itself to be universal, are called peregrines (from a similar concept in Roman law), but, unlike the original source, they are endowed with the right to vote in elections to the Assembly.
With the proclamation of the Second Empire, the traditional legal system based on copying European forms was abolished. Instead, a rather intricate system grows up, being in the process of constant improvement, consisting of many different types of acts and laws, the main of which are the Great Charters - several documents that determine the foundations of the state order. All Charters, edicts, laws and decrees are written in a deliberately archaic language in Russian with abundant Latin inclusions.
The pinnacle of the legislative creativity of the Empire was the Code of Laws on Crimes Against the Empire (Latin: Summa Lege de Crimina Contra Imperii). Instead of creating a Criminal Code divided into articles, it was preferred to define the logical categories of possible crimes based on the study of previous experience in lawmaking in this area; thus, the Sum became a codification of customary law.
The empire is divided into fourteen provinces (Ardlin: glan). Ten of them belong to the royal crown of Loneyard, four more to the Kingdom of Skulia (created in memory of the micronation located on those lands, which had previously ceased to exist). Both parts of the Empire constitute a single body and are inseparable. The provinces are governed by governors (Ardlin: Glantarz, or Sad-Leygad) appointed by the Emperor.
For Loneyard, national culture has always been important, and language has always been at the heart of this culture. Created in 2018-2019, it has become mostly free from similarities with other existing languages and has become the embodiment and soul of Loneyard. The emperor and the aristocracy are named in the Ardlin (from Ard - state, realm) language. In the Ardlin language, the main government positions are called, and the law fixes it as lingua nobilite et lingua regna (the language of nobility and kingdom). There is also literature and other forms of creativity, mostly in Russian, but created in the spirit of the Ardlin culture. Previously, there was an attempt to create a pagan religion, like Esgeldian, but with the growth of Christian influence in the country, this was ended in December 2021; former deities turned into "rhetorical figures" and mythical characters.