The Duchy of Tapanuo is a federal state of the Empire of Falleentium. Tapanuo borders Tarbanos, Balranico, Darpartryo, and Apari. The state is named after the Tapanuo River near Tarbanos on the Western border.
Tapanuo has a landscape largely defined by level, flat plains that cover roughly four-fifths of the area of the state. The remaining one-fifth of that land is on the Western border, where forests and rivers exist, as well as the sinuous and dangerous Vlaraz Mountains that form the border between Tapanuo and Tarbanos.
The most populous metroplitan region is centered around the capital city of Yttinnis. Most cities, including Yttinnis, are located inland, but coastal cities such as Venning and Islev serve as important ports.
Tapanuo's rural areas and small towns in the center of the state contrast sharply with the industrial nature of cities like Yttinnis and Islev. Many towns center around a green, or a town center. Near the green can be found historical meeting houses, taverns, and houses, establishing a scenic historic appearance maintained for both historic preservation and tourism.
As with other early states of Falleentium, Tapanuo was founded by colonists from Cantonos but separated approximately a year before the Earth Revolution. Uniquely, Tapanuo did not fight a war of independence but was rather abandoned by Cantonos. Unlike the surrounding Principality of Darpartryo and Apari, Tapanuo lacked a strong political structure or leadership and was merely a loose confederation of villages. For this reason, Tapanuo entered into an alliance with Darpartryo which developed into a political union.
|Colony of Cantonos||c. 60 BER — 1 BER|
|Independent State||1 BER|
|Political Union with Darpartryo||1 BER — 98 AER|
|State within Falleentium||98 AER —|
|Duchy of Tapanuo|
|Historical Ducal Families||
House Lecter of Tapanuo
|Current Ducal Family||House Rutland of Tapanuo|
Duchy of TapanuoEdit
The Duchy of Tapanuo is the noble holding of the territory of Tapanuo. Historically, the duchy belonged to House Guequierre and then to House Arrington. With the end of the Arrington dynasty, House Lecter inherited the duchy. The duke regnant was HRH Prince Alexander of Faraal, 5th Duke of Tapanuo, the former ruler of the cadet branch known as House Lecter of Tapanuo. Currently, the Emperor has control of the state.
Honours & Titles
|Reign||Family House|| Monarch|
|475AER||500AER||House Guequierre|| Vinther II|
| His Grace|
2nd Duke of Tapanuo
|524AER||526AER||House Arrington|| Frederick III|
|526AER||542AER||House Arrington|| Vinther III|
His Royal Highness
His Royal Highness
His Imperial Highness
Prince Vinther IV,
7th Duke of Tapanuo