The Kingdom of Enkel (Kinrick o Enkel) was a state in southern Aels traditionally said to have founded in the Middle Human Age at the 2391 a.a.H. Its territories expanded and shrank, but it came to occupy the lands on the shadow of the Unholy Mountain of Hortann, including Rosian, Alkoti, the lowlands of Hebonnor. Hattak, the highlands of Nortunk, above the dwarven mine, Weizenia and Faunnekash. While largelly having a human majority, it wasn't a human state, but as well there where Kanov, elves, dwarves, and Galaw orcs.
Description[edit | edit source]
Geography[edit | edit source]
The territory of the Kingdom of Enkel was bounded by Purpurian to the northeast, Nutk lands to the northwest, to the west the desert of death of Ze-Berra, to the south the Unholy mountain and to the east the sea of Tok.
Enkel was divided in two by the Nohalion Mountain Range, existing three distinctive regions: the eastern Tok shores, the Nohalion mountains and highlands, and the western plains.
Law[edit | edit source]
Enkish law developed into a distinctive system in the Second Dark Age and was reformed and codified in the XXVII century.
Coinage[edit | edit source]
Georg I is the first Enkish king known to have produced his own coinage. Early Enkish coins were virtually identical in silver content to Purpurian ones, but later the silver content began to depreciate more rapidly than Purpurian.
Military[edit | edit source]
The Enkish crown developed naval forces at various points in its history, but often relied on privateers and fought a guerre de cpourse. Land forces centred around the common army, which gathered the armies of the clans of the prairies, the king army and the forces of the burghs, along with some mercenaries.
History[edit | edit source]
Origins[edit | edit source]
From the 1700 a.a.H, the region was dividided into a series of petty kingdoms of Humans, Kanovs, Elves, Dwarves and Orcs. This situation was transformed when began raids of the Dark Legion from the Unholy Mountain of Hortann, creating fear and confussion across the kingdoms of the southern prairies. While Alkoti fell to the Dark Legion, these threats may have speeded a long process of the development of the idea of an Enkish cultural identity. This culminated of the rise of the "King of the Enkish" in the 2040's, following the tradition of mixed kingdoms similar to the Galaw Orc-Hebonnor elf union.
However, the Kingdom of the Enkish clans and tribes will be under pression of both the Purpurian and the Dark Legion, with confronted expansion of christianism and the cult of demons, so by the First War of the Power, most of the christian enkish clans will fight along Purpurian against the Dark Legion -which joined many of the Enkish clans-, ending the rule of the King of the Enkish.
As a result of the First War of the Power, Purpurian will annex all of the Purpurian Prairies, and extended their influence, while the Hebonnor Kingdom did the same on the Nohalion mountain, and while the Tok shores petty kingdoms remained independent, they where increasingly influenced by Purpurian, Hebonnor and the Empire of Uslen.
However, it wouldn't be too easy Purpurian to hold the warrying clans, and they will face several rebellions, which where swiftly crushed.
But with the decline of Purpurian and the rise of the newly independent Zannas -2380-, the Vanolosé traders wanted both to expel the traders of Uslen from the Tok shores, and to have markets free from the Purpurian taxation, so they will began to fund Enkish rebels.
These zannas-funded rebels will be able to achieve independence under the self claimed King of the Enkish Joorgo I, who will proclaim the Kingdom of Enkel at the 2391 a.a.H.
Expansion[edit | edit source]
- Creation of Burghs
- 2.396 Enkels try to conquest the islands of Tok-Thoria, but they are defeated by the savage Tokerí
- 2.412 Beginning of the Enkel-Hattak war.
- 2.417 Enkel involvement in the Sargonic Wars. (2407 - 2419)
- 2.421 End of the Enkel-Hattak war. Enkelt kingdom occupate the lands of the Hattak.
- 2.423 Nutks of Anutkhook loot Enkel.
Consolidation and the Holy Sargonic Empire[edit | edit source]
Early Modern Period[edit | edit source]
annexed by the Calintropian Empire
Government[edit | edit source]
The crown was the most important element of government. The Enkish monarchy in the Middle Human Age and Second Darg Age was a largely itinerant institution, before Joorburgh developed as a capital in the second half of the XVI century. The court remained at the centre of political life and in the XVII century emerged as a major centre of display and artistic patronage, until the Cataclysm, when the organized government of Enkel was effectively dissolved, and later during the Early Modern Period will become part of the Calintropian Empire. The Enkish crown adopted the conventional offices of northwestern Aelian courts, and developed a Privy Council and great offices of state. Parliament also emerged as a major legal institution, gaining an oversight of taxation and policy, but never achieved the centrality to the national life.
In the early period the kings of the Enkels depended on the great lords, but from the reign of Georg I sheriffdoms were introduced, which allowed more direct control and gradually limited the power of the major lordships.