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Primary Languages: Sperethiel (official), English (unofficial)
Administrative Districts: Northern Coastal, Mid-Coastal, Southern Coastal, Willamette Valley, Southern, Eastern, Special Militarized Administrative Districts (disputed southern border and Crater Lake)
Government Type: Elected republic
Bordering Countries: Salish-Shidhe Council, California Free State, PCC
Geography: Varies considerably, from temperate rain forests in the west to arid high desert in the east; the Cascades are a range of active volcanoes
Notable Features: Crater Lake, Mt. Hood, Steens Mountains, Willamette Valley
In 2029, the Salish-Shidhe opened its borders to all metahumans, not just those of Native ancestry. The Sinsearach elven tribe formed shortly after that, claiming territory in the south. In 2035, a portion of the Sinsearach tribe calling itself the Cénesté declared their takeover of the southern portion of the Salish-Shidhe lands, renamed it Tír Tairngire, and immediately revoked their NAN affliation. For the most part, this was a peaceful split, although the forced relocation of non-elven Salish citizens ignited several small military con icts. A very high rate of UGE births in the former state of Oregon resulted in a high population of elves in the fledgling nation, and liberal immigration policies swelled the population further. The Tír was established with an autocratic monarchy and a rigid class-based system. Despite this, immigration continued at a high rate as elves flocked to the “Land of Promise.”
In 2036–2037, Tír forces invaded Northern California to Redding, but a high-casualty guerilla war forced them back to Yreka. A disputed zone was established and is maintained between the two countries to this day. In 2053, the Tír again attempted to take the
Further events, including the attempted invasion of Northern California and establishment of the Special Militarized Administrative Districts, the death of Dunkelzahn, the closure of Tír’s borders, trade limits, and a crackdown on political parties, caused the nation’s economy to begin to fail. In response to political oppression and economic decline, the Rinelle ke’Tesrae—loosely translated as Rebels of the Spire—formed in 2058.
While the economic situation worsened, the Rinelle anti-government faction gained more ground. The final straw was the second Crash, which wiped out much of the remaining communication systems and sent the Tír citizens into a panic. Wide spread chaos and riots sparked an emergency meeting of the Star Chamber, and the remaining Princes bowed to public demand, stepping down and making way for a fair and open election.
The new government consists of a representative elected council (the Star Chamber, or Se’Ranshae Elenva), with legislative powers, an elected High Prince with a five-year term (two-term limit), and a High Council of ten elected positions. The previous nobility retained their personal residences and their titles, but have no part in the government unless duly elected.
In the last ten years, the economy has gained strength, with new laws that favor corporate investment and a more open border policy that has increased tourism.