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Town of Austenasia
Flag of Palasia
Official seal of Palasia
Animo non Astutia
(Middle Scots: "By Courage not by craft")
Anthem: Cock O' The North
Country Empire of Austenasia
Founded12 July 2013
 • RepresentativeLord John Gordon, Viscount of Thetford
 • BaronLord John Gordon, Viscount of Thetford
 • Police InspectorA. Bloomfield
 • Total0 km2 (0 sq mi)
 • Total4
Time zoneUTC
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)

Palasia is a Town of the Empire of Austenasia which consists of a house near the British town of Thetford.


On 14 December 2010, John Gordon declared what would become Palasia independent from the United Kingdom as a micronation known as Preissland. This changed its name to Herculeum and then to Firdanor before being renamed again to Palasia in July 2012.

Gordon opened negotiations on 1 July 2013 with Emperor Jonathan I on the prospect of joining Austenasia. After discussions on the form of administrative division Palasia would be, it was annexed as a Town by an Imperial Decree on 12 July 2013, with the now Lord John Gordon appointed its Acting Representative. On 8 October 2013, Parliament passed the Merryweather Security Act 2013, giving employees of Merryweather Security (a Palasian company) permission to defend Palasia and to engage in law enforcement duties in coordination with the Austenasian Police.

On 3 December 2014, Lord John arranged for the home of his grandparents to be annexed as the first Austenasian March with the name of Caldari. As a March of Palasia, Caldari is represented by Lord John in Parliament but is governed by its residents independently of Palasia Town Council.

On 10 November 2020, Palasia became home to the Empire's second national monument with the designation as such of Palasia Pet Cemetery.

Palasia reached its tenth anniversary as an Austenasian Town - the only inhabited Austenasian land claim to have reached this milestone apart from Wrythe itself - in July 2023. A visit from the Emperor was planned to mark the occasion, but had to be postponed, and eventually took place on 18 November later that year, when Jonathan I visited the Town, meeting Lord John and his parents and viewing Palasia's sites of interest.


Palasia is currently represented by Lord John Gordon in Parliament as its Representative.

List of Representatives

Number Picture Name Political party Took office Left office Notes
1 Lord John Gordon, Viscount of Thetford Austenasian People's Party 12 July 2013 Incumbent Appointed Acting Representative of Palasia by Imperial Decree, and elected as Representative proper on 19 November 2013. Re-elected in October 2014, August 2015, May 2016, and February 2020.