|Ruler||Prime Minister Samuel Dalrymple|
Inhabitants of Barlovia
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Barlovia is one of the world's most powerful colonial empires. The heartland of Barlovia consists of a large island in the far south and several small island chains surrounding it, but the Barlovian Empire extends worldwide, including Saldonia and several colonies in Tashakda and the Veldt.
Barlovia is a constitutional monarchy. The beloved head of state is Queen Helen, but the monarchy holds little power in modern politics. The main legislative body is the Senate, which consists of 375 representatives elected by the nobility and 101 representatives elected by the common men. The Senate is chaired by the Prime Minister, Samuel Dalrymple. A small but vocal minority of Barlovians are attempting to abolish the Senate and return power to the monarchy.
Due to large investments in education, including numerous government-funded universities and scientific societies, Barlovia is one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world. A network of railroads connects most of Barlovia's cities, and the naval fleet includes 85 iron-hulled steamships and 12 submersibles. Barlovia is yet to launch any airships, but the navy has commissioned numerous explorers to discover new sources of lift gasses so that an airship fleet can be constructed. Computational Engines are common, as are steam-powered gurneys and pneumatic postal tubes.
Barlovia is also the first country to unlock the secrets of spaceflight. Seven manned rockets of various vintages are possessed by the society scientists and the navy alike. In these rockets, explorers have visited the moon and the two nearest planets.
The island of Barlovia is dotted with small forests, marshes, lakes, and hill country, and nearly all of it is well settled. The northern peninsula features chalky limestone bluffs and downs, oak and beech woodlands, and lush farm country. This is the warmest part of Barlovia, and many of Norrilund's richest families own estates here. Further south is a rolling land of hill country and larger forests, which is broken by numerous streams, marshes, and wild moors. The southern end of the island features large lakes and a few low mountain ranges. This region has cold winters and is significantly less populated than the rest of Barlovia.
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