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 +The [[countries]] in Norden have a long history of annexing each other, and **Sønheim** has currently absorbed most of its formerly-independent neighbors, incorporating their noble families into its own aristocracy.
  
 +Because it's in the polar region, the seasons are different. "​Summer"​ is the part of the year when it’s never fully dark outside, and "​winter"​ is the rest of it — subdivided into parts that are usually translated as Early Winter, Darkest Winter (when it's never fully //light// outside), and Still Winter.
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 +Has a system of indentured servitude for debtors, including [[Leif]].
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 +Traditional food is flavorful but not spicy, including moose jerky and lingonberry tea.
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 +  * Region: Norden
 +  * Currency: marks
 +  * Epithet: Sønska, Sønheic (Ceannis), Sønhai (Getsun)
 +  * Official language: [[languages#​Sønska]]
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 +=====Government=====
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 +<​html><​img src="​https://​leifandthorn.com/​wiki/​images/​flag-sonheim.png"​ width="​160px"​ height="​108px"​ alt="​Flag of Sønheim"​ class="​alignright"></​html>​
 +The Sønska government includes a President and a three-house legislature.
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 +The House of the Sun is made up of hereditary nobility; the House of Commons is elected by the people; and the House of the Moon is made up of [[vampires]].
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 +=====Notable places=====
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 +**Hammer Falls**: Town where Leif was born. Near the iceward end of the Brightwater River.
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 +**Månborg**:​ Former independent nation, relatively recently annexed into being a region of Sønheim.
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 +**River Deep**: River on whose banks Imri grew up. He attended Mountain High.
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 +**Skagendal**:​ Former independent nation, annexed into being a region of Månborg about 180 years ago.
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 +=====Holidays=====
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 +**Szélanyanatt**:​ Winter solstice festival, celebrating the young Queen Szélanya.
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 +**Dísablót**:​ First-day-of-summer festival, traditionally honoring warriors. Literally translates as "​[[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​saturday-sketchbook-spring-festival-ribbons/​|Ribbon Day]]",​ but often translated as "the day of spring"​ to languages that recognize "​spring"​ as a season. (When trying to translate that word //into// Sønska, it's either transliterated,​ or called "​Ribbon Season."​)
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 +**World Idol**: Annual nationwide music contest. No other countries are involved. All other countries raise their eyebrows at the name.
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