Stories from the Comlathas
Stories from the Comlathas is a project of mine to comprehensively compile every short story and miscellaneous piece of information that I’ve ever written into an easy-to-access, and easy-to-read forum thread. Many things I’ve written will appear here, however, changed and tweaked to conform to recent changes in lore, especially orthography. In addition to this, I’ll continually write posts, and stories and place them here for easier access.
But to start, I’d like to provide an elaboration on the term “Comlathas”.
The Comlathas (Fefsen for ‘Commonwealth’) is shorthand for Comlathas na Sairna Bainteach (Commonwealth of Associated States), a political entity to supersede the colonial system originated from Alorist Mirhaime existing primarily in Novaris, Arcturia and Gondwana. These include that of Mirhaime, and Fefsen-speaking states that are member-states of the Comlathas as well as Mirhaimian Crown Possessions. This may also include territories that are not officially affiliated with the Comlathas, or directly controlled by it but have intrinsic political, and cultural ties.
In this forum thread, you can expect the usual content that I often post in the community Discord RP Server, as well as short stories that I feel do not warrant a forum thread in themselves. Sort of like a lore thread!
With that out of the way, enjoy :>
Kanar, in the consciousness of both the Thalorian and Mirhaimian people, always seemed ever so distant but yet so close to home. Though a united Grand Dominion under the Trinterian Commonwealth with a proud history and culture tracing back thousands of years, Kanar was cursed with a partition that had lasted for hundreds of years beginning since the establishment of the falling out of the Commonwealth beneath the banners of which it had thrived…and suffered.
Unlike the other regions whose population was decimated to give way for the Fefsen-speaking settlers to pour in, Kanar’s history of assimilation can be visibly seen through its elf-dominated demographics. Despite their forced conversion to the Abhailist faith and the imposing of the Fefsen tongue upon them, the Kanarite people retained their cultural heritage with many traditions dating to before their Fefsenization. Though such a heritage has fostered a sense of pride amongst its people, the cruelty of history came to them in the form of religious warfare that gave way to persecution on ethnic and religious grounds. The worst of these cruelties came to bear following the end of the War of Trinterian Succession, and the founding of the two Thalorian and Mirhaimian titans that flanked the ancient land to its east and west. Wars soon followed that eventually saw its six proud provinces divide; Eithneach, Caiseal, and Dáiríne to Mirhaime, and Cearnach and Eagros to Thalor.
Though such an arrangement fostered animosity throughout the centuries, the end came with the signing of the Kanarite Condominium Agreement, otherwise known as the Eithneach Arrangement between Mirhaime and Thalor on 9 July 1982 as the final solution to the “Kanarite Question”. Granted vast autonomies, and investments from both sides as the walls that once divided its people came toppling down, Kanar became more than just a dominion, but rather an experiment for a brighter future as it leave its past behind.
Image 1: Thalorians and Mirhaimians climb the dreaded Broin Wall that divided the six counties after the Condominium Agreement came into effect. July 9, 1982.
Image 2: Thalorian officers of the Cearnach Police Department chatting with Mirhaimian children as the wall came down. The officers, along with their Mirhaimian peers, were later placed into the service of the unified Unified Kanarite Department for Public Security (known locally as ‘kione’ or ‘hats’). July 10, 1982.
STRÁICE ABHAILED: THE ABHAILITE SPIRIT
“Residing over the Holy Mountains of Abhaile and the beginning of the venerable Taused Range, the Grand Dominion of Abhaile stands as a monument to the cultural and spiritual unity of the Fefsen people ever since its first settlement some three thousand years prior. Expressways packed with throngs of travelers anxious to enter the Holy Land and take in the splendor pass past ancient penegloses, towering in size, marking the picturesque scenery. This is the majesty that had forged a nation. This is the Abhailite Spirit, dauntless and true, ingrained in a legacy forged over hundreds of generations, flowing downstream with her rivers, and sweeping over her mountains and valleys to every hamlet and town.”
-“Stráice Abhailed” - 1942