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 +Countries of [[planets#​The World]].
  
 +They can be grouped into three general regions:
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 +**Norden/​Katoptric Circle:** The northern polar region, sometimes called after the constellation (the Mirror, Katoptris) that contains the pole star. 
 +
 +Isolated by a nearly-impassable mountain range to the south, a nearly-impassable icy ocean to the south, and a nearly-impassable arid superdesert to the south.
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 +**Kolpos/​the Gulf States:** Former sphere of influence of the historical Gulf Empire, plus all the islands to the southwest. ​
 +
 +Many major languages in Ceannis and the surrounding countries can be traced back to proto-Gulf. Almost all regularly participate in the [[Kolpovision]] Song Contest.
 +
 +**Kasirga/​the East Coast:** The southeastern chunk of the continent. Sometimes includes the large landlocked interior, which is mainly impassable superdesert. Other times it's only used to mean "as far inland as anyone lives,"​ with The Desert treated as a separate region. ​
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 +The Hurricane Coast takes the brunt of the continent'​s hurricanes. Many nations extend their borders into The Desert, although nobody wants it enough to fight over the specifics, or even visit long enough to do proper surveying.
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 +<​html><​img src="​https://​leifandthorn.com/​wiki/​images/​map-world-small.png"​ alt="​Countries of the world" class="​aligncenter"></​html>​
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 +===== Beal =====
 +<​html><​img src="​https://​leifandthorn.com/​wiki/​images/​flag-beal.png"​ alt="​Flag of Beal" width="​160px"​ height="​108px"​ class="​alignright"></​html>​
 +Has a lot of superstition around Bealtic numerology, which has become popular across Kolpos.
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 +A Ceannic expression for something confusing or jargon-heavy is "​It'​s all Bealtic to me."
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 +  * Region: Kolpos/​Kasirga
 +  * Biome: temperate rainforest
 +  * Currency: ducats
 +  * Epithet: Bealtic (Ceannis), Bealska (Sønheim)
 +
 +===== Ceannis =====
 +<​html><​img src="​https://​leifandthorn.com/​wiki/​images/​flag-ceannis.png"​ alt="​Flag of Ceannis"​ width="​160px"​ height="​108px"​ class="​alignright"></​html>​
 +Superpower in the Gulf region, Thorn'​s native country.
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 +Main article: **[[Ceannis]]**.
 +
 +  * Region: Kolpos
 +  * Biome: mostly temperate forest and grassland/​steppes;​ mountains to the north
 +  * Currency: Ceannic crowns
 +  * Epithet: Ceannic, Ceanska (Sønheim), Ceannai (Getsun)
 +  * Major language: Northern Ceannic
 +
 +===== Doyon =====
 +<​html><​img src="​https://​leifandthorn.com/​wiki/​images/​flag-doyon.png"​ alt="​Flag of Doyon" width="​160px"​ height="​108px"​ class="​alignright"></​html>​
 +Country immediately to the north of Getsun. ​
 +
 +The two have closely-related languages and a lot of cultural crossover. As the smaller of the countries, Doyon has a bit of a national complex about not being known for anything that isn't also well-done in Getsun.
 +
 +  * Region: Kolpos
 +  * Biome: grassland, temperate rainforest on the coast, mountains
 +  * Epithet: Doyonai, Doyonese (Ceannis)
 +
 +===== Ei Missään =====
 +
 +Cold and isolated island, significantly off the coast of the main polar ice cap.
 +
 +Never annexed by Sønheim. It’s not clear if anyone else claims the place either. So where did it get the name...?
 +
 +  * Region: Norden
 +  * Biome: ice, tundra
 +  * Currency: ???
 +  * Epithet: ???
 +
 +===== Getsun =====
 +<​html><​img src="​https://​leifandthorn.com/​wiki/​images/​flag-getsun.png"​ alt="​Flag of Getsun"​ width="​160px"​ height="​108px"​ class="​alignright"></​html>​
 +Country on the western coast, including a peninsula and the large adjacent island of Suiyun.
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 +[[reincarnation|Long-runners]] are revered in Getsun. Children aren't named until they turn five years old, in case they remember a previous name in the meantime. Before that they are given a cutesy pet name as a placeholder,​ such as "​Boopsie",​ "​Scooter"​ or "​Five"​. They also use a special babies-only pronoun. Descendants of a long-runner'​s previous incarnation and the parents of their current incarnation are considered family, similar to becoming family by marriage.
 +
 +Suiyun was a sovereign state within the past 400 years, until too many royal intermarriages led to the two governments consolidating into one. It still has a distinct culture and legal system from mainland Getsun, and now that the country is a democracy, there are occasional referendums on Suiyunese independence. (So far, all defeated with solid majorities.)
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 +  * Region: Kolpos
 +  * Biome: temperate forest, grassland
 +  * Currency: Getsunese crowns
 +  * Epithet: Getsunai, Getsunese (Ceannis), Getsuska (Sønheim)
 +
 +
 +===== Homu =====
 +<​html><​img src="​https://​leifandthorn.com/​wiki/​images/​flag-homu.png"​ alt="​Flag of Homu" width="​160px"​ height="​108px"​ class="​alignright"></​html>​
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 +Small country on the southwestern coast of Kasirga, not extending inland enough to reach The Desert. Famously pacifist, but with [[https://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​plus-ones-26-38/​|surprisingly aggressive music]].
 +
 +The symbol on their flag is the national crest, also found on the decorations in [[https://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​performance-review-1118/​|Thorn'​s therapist'​s office]].
 +
 +  * Region: Kasirga
 +  * Biome: tropical rainforest
 +  * Epithet: Homurun (Ceannis), Homska (Sønheim)
 +
 +
 +===== Isle of Marta =====
 +<​html><​img src="​https://​leifandthorn.com/​wiki/​images/​flag-isleofmarta.png"​ alt="​Flag of the Isle of Marta" width="​160px"​ height="​108px"​ class="​alignright"></​html>​
 +Island off the southeastern coast of Ceannis.
 +
 +Marta for short.
 +
 +  * Region: Kolpos
 +  * Biome: temperate rainforest
 +  * Epithet: Martan (Ceannis), Marska (Sønheim)
 +
 +===== Kinyon =====
 +<​html><​img src="​https://​leifandthorn.com/​wiki/​images/​flag-kinyon.png"​ alt="​Flag of Kinyon"​ width="​160px"​ height="​108px"​ class="​alignright"></​html>​
 +
 +Small coastal country to the north of Getsun, just northwest of Doyon. ​
 +
 +  * Region: Kolpos
 +  * Biome: temperate rainforest
 +  * Epithet: Kinyonai, Kinyonese (Ceannis)
 +
 +Country ​
 +
 +===== Sønheim =====
 +<​html><​img src="​https://​leifandthorn.com/​wiki/​images/​flag-sonheim.png"​ alt="​Flag of Sønheim"​ width="​160px"​ height="​108px"​ class="​alignright"></​html>​
 +Superpower in the polar region, Leif's native country.
 +
 +Main article: **[[Sønheim]]**.
 +
 +  * Region: Norden
 +  * Biome: taiga (subpolar forest), tundra
 +  * Currency: marks
 +  * Epithet: Sønska, Sønheic (Ceannis), Sønhai (Getsun)
 +  * Official language: Sønska
 +
 +===== Tamapoa =====
 +<​html><​img src="​https://​leifandthorn.com/​wiki/​images/​flag-tamapoa.png"​ alt="​Flag of Tamapoa"​ width="​160px"​ height="​108px"​ class="​alignright"></​html>​
 +Tiny archipelago of tiny islands full of tiny things. Populated by [[Tamaputians]].
 +
 +They have a treaty with the United Islands that the UI will come to Tamapoa'​s defense if any human-size armies attack. Since an invasion force would have to sail through UI territory to reach them, it's good protection.
 +
 +Their magical defenses are also very good: the ocean likes them.
 +
 +Any Tamaputian over 21 years old is likely to have an animal tattoo on the upper back, applied as a traditional part of the coming-of-age celebration.
 +
 +Surnames here are highly modular, because when two people in Tamapoa get married, they pick a new last name that's a portmanteau of their original last names.
 +
 +  * Region: Kolpos
 +  * Biome: tropical rainoforest
 +  * Currency: sequins
 +  * Epithet: Tamaputian (Ceannis)
 +
 +===== United Islands =====
 +<​html><​img src="​https://​leifandthorn.com/​wiki/​images/​flag-ui.png"​ alt="​Flag of  the United Islands"​ width="​160px"​ height="​108px"​ class="​alignright"></​html>​
 +Federation including most of the islands along the southern edge of the Gulf, with the notable exception of Tamapoa. The four stars on the flag represent the four major islands.
 +
 +The largest and easternmost island, Maimakteros,​ is prone to hurricanes on its east coast, but provides a sheltering effect for the western islands. The next three in size are Boedros, Elaphebos, and Gamelios. All are popular destinations for tropical vacations.
 +
 +The primary language of Maimakteros is simply called [[Languages#​Islander]],​ and it's used on all official documents throughout the UI. Several other languages from the Islander and Gulf families are common. One coast of Gamelios faces Tamapoa, and features a language related to Tamaputian.
 +
 +  * Region: Kolpos
 +  * Biome: primarily tropical rainforest, plus savannah and desert on Maimakteros
 +  * Currency: islets
 +  * Epithet: Islander
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