The Brosian Citystates are a confederation between four independent city-states on the south-eastern coast of Nuredor. Nominally ruled from the citystate of Brosium, the four cities are largely self-governed, but share foreign policy. The Citystates are allied with the Lantian Republic.
Life and SocietyEdit
The city-states largely governs themselves, but are nominally ruled by the Prince of Brosium, Cnaeus Codius Sextus. The rulers of the cities or their representatives meet with Prince Sextus in Brosium every summer to make decisions that influence all the cities, such as taxes or punitive expeditions. In times of crisis or war, the rulers submit to the Prince of Brosium.
There are three classes in the Citystates; Patricians, rich and politically powerful nobles; Freemen, which include city dwellers, self-owning farmers and freed slaves; and Slaves, who has little to no rights. There are no laws barring citizens of the Citystates from becoming slaves, and every year hundreds of men, women and children are forced into slavery due to unpaid bills or taxes.
Alentia (Small City, 9,000): The smallest of the citystates, Alentia lies to the north. It is ruled by Prince Caius Nominus Andrecus, a cruel ruler who owns hundreds of slaves.
Brosium (Large City, 22,000): Nominally the capital of the Citystates, Brosium is the southern-most citystate. It is ruled by Prince Cnaeus Codius Sextus, the nominal leader of the Citystates. Prince Sextus is a relatively kind ruler, and loved by his people.
Nicomessa (Small City, 12,000):
Vennium (Large City, 17,000):