Archpatriarchy of Ambrasia
The Archpatriarchy of Ambrasia honors the king of the Isxinthions, Amrulon. The high priest of Ambrasia resides in a palatial temple in Amyrn, the capital of the realm. The principle language of Ambrasia is Gonfalese which it shares with the Principality of Gonfaloy, Medibgóëse Gonfaloy, the Duchy of Flamander, the Duchy of Ygdafyl, and the March of Amosgire. The Archpatriarchy of Ambrasia rests between Asbardy, Gonfaloy, and the Ithrads.
Ambrasia has resisted invitations to become a principality of the Empire of Magdala nor has she petitioned to join the Union of Pytharnia. Ambrasia enjoys special trade status with the Commonwealth of the Ithrads.
The language of Ambrasia is the Gonfalese Language. In ancient times, the Durrhaunvish Language was spoken in Ambrasia. The Durrhaunvish Language was a member of the Moigthe Language Family which includes the Pytharnian, Dúrandworese, Erechórebese, and Asbardian Languages. After the Fall of the Yophenthean Empire, Classical Yophenthean changed into the Ambrasian Language which subsequently was displaced by the Gonfalese Language. Today, the Durrhaunvish Language and Ambrasian Language are extinct and known only to scholars and heliophants. The local language of the Uryala Gnomes is spoken on the strip of forested land along the shore of Lake Lisgoria.
Gods and Religion
The historic, pre-Arathracian cults of the Durrhaunve included the worship of the sun god (called Ari by the Moigthe) since Kemerite times, centered in Amyrn, the worship of the divinity of the Rhaunve River, the god Rhaunfo, and the Durrhaunvian Triad or three goddesses, Dáunau, (Uki), Dáwan, Devahlia, and Dasironessa. Other important divinities include Itlume god of the waters under the earth, Smidgurt, a solar war divinity, Mamuhan, the undersea god-smith, and Rhion, god of wine and transformation. Ugina (Dáunau) and Luvas are also of great importance as the parents of the Durrhaunvian Triad. Chaos divinities, such as Gwona, Graäenevoihigh, and Lygdamion were worshiped before being stamped out by the Arathracians. Other minor divinities include Ambrin, goddess of the hunt and sacred groves, Aigchu, god of pilgrims and wanderers, Glambsa, goddess of the harvest, Nagcha, goddess of the spring harvest, Rhaunfo, Rhaunvoig, a goddess of the Rhaunve River, and Shechwbrin, god of lanterns and lost persons. Xankatsul and minor divinities surviving from the time of the Neptultchi continued to be worshiped by peasant farmers. The dragonmount riders continued to worship Neptultchi divinities, such as Q'aaskicha'a, the dragonmother.
Chronology of Ambrasia
- 1100's Ambrasian Reformation begins the religion of Ambrasianism.
- ca 1280 Settlement of Gonfaloy, Ybawvrach the Sharp
- Ambrasian Reformation
- Gonfalese Language
- Great Earthquake of Amyrn (2207)
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