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The Free State of the Fold

Saorstát Síreann

Conventional short name:
 Local: Síre
 Ingallish: The Fold
Data codes: STH
Sth-flag
Languages:  
 Official: Fyldish (Síreannais) (official)

Somerish (2nd official)

 Others: None
Cities:  
 Capital: Móinéar (Sutherlea/Moonyear)
 Other: Láthair Sheabhaic (Ledgwick/Lushwick)

Dún na hAbhla (Holbury/Doonahowla) Raghd (Rithe) Cairn ar Bháin (Sweighmond/Carnavoyne) Trúiris (Trurish) Séad Léige (Shedley) Suí na Dála (Swindawe)

Government type: Republic ("Free State")
Ríbh na Síreann: Labhrás Ó Dónaill
Legislature: Tionól na Seanóirí (The Assembly of Elders)
Area: 61,620 sq kms
Population: ca 2,500,000 Fyldes
Established: 312 AP (306 AP)
Currency: Róisín

The Free State of the Fold (Saorstát Síreann) or simply The Fold (Síre) is a republic or 'free state' in the northwestern part of the Eras continent, consisting of the two former Somerish shires of Suthershire and Ledgwickshire (consisting of the historical lathes of Sutherfold and Suther Troyd). The region was for a short period of time (January 1st 306 - July 7th 307) a fully independent state but was reunited with the Shires of Somery again as the shires of Suthershire and Ledgwickshire in the wake of local economic hardship. A small part of the formerly uncharted area of 'Bootchill Deane' was also included the territory of the then Free State. Sutherfold became independent on January 1, 306, following a referendum. The possible crisis or enmity between the government of Somery and that of the Free State was skilfully avoided by the Reeve of Somery, Annideigh Lynne. Following the independence, the local majority language Fyldish (Síreannais) became the official language. Since the sentiment of the population of the two shires has not changed since the 306 referendum, as shown by recent public opinion polls and despite the failure of the region's 18 months of independence, talks are currently (312) in an advanced stage between the authorities of Somery and those of the two shires to reestablish far-reaching autonomy to the region as a first step towards full independence. Given the recent strong local economic recovery it is very likely that the second time around will prove successful. In 313 The Fold became fully independent.

GeographyEdit

The Fold is divided into three distinct regions, The Fold Proper (Síre Féin), The Troydian Uplands (Tailte Airde na Tróighe) and The Angel Mountains (Sléibhte an Ailigh). The Fold Proper consists of the river plain of the river Fuair (Blake), known as Mánna na hAbhla (Holbury Plain), the coastal plan and the lower valley of the river Díle (Dill). This is the most densely populated part of the region. The Troydian Uplands in the northeast are the foothills of the Angel Mountains. The Angel Mountains is the most mountainous part of the region. A map of the country can be found here.

GovernmentEdit

The executive branch of the government is the Ríbh (Reeve), while the legislative assembly of the Free State is the Tionól na Seanóirí (The Assembly of Elders). The judicial branch is the Ardchúirt (The High Court).

Local governmentEdit

Ceantair
The Fold is divided into three traditional provinces or treana, Trian an Mhóinéir, Trian na hAbhla and Trian na Tróighe. The first two make up the old Somerish lathe of Sutherfold and the third is more or less identical to the lathe of Suther Troyd. Each province consists of a number of canters (districs) or ceantair, 25 in total. Each canter has a name that is associated with its canter seat, often an abbreviation, and usually the Somericised version is used. All towns have a Fyldish version and a Somerish equivalent. Some even have two Somerish versions, one based on age-old traditions, and one that is simply a Somericised version of the Fyldish name - e.g. Tighín na bhFuinseog that is traditionally named Ashot in Somerish, but which also goes under the name of Teenawinshock which is close to the pronunciation of the Fyldish name. The canter of which Teenawinshock is the seat has been officially abbreviated to Teene (Tighín). The provinces no longer fill any political purpose, although they retain some ceremonial significance; the local government is nowadays maintained at the level of the canters. The "capitals" of the provinces are Móinéar (Trian an Mhóinéir), Dún na hAbhla (Trian na hAbhla) and Suí na Dála (Trian na Tróighe).


Canter Ceantar Seat Ceantarbhaile
Ardwanta Ardbhánta Ardwanta Ardbhánta
Arglen Ardghleann Arglennaclee Ardghleann na tSlaoid
Bail Béal Dilmouth Béal na Díleann
Ballanora Béal an Fhuaire Ballanora Béal an Fhuaire
Bawnta Bánta Craydawe Bánta Préacháin
Boyntee Báintigh Boyntee Báintigh
Breen Bruíon Breen Bruíon
Canarda Cairn Airde Canarda Cairn Airde
Carnavoyne Cairn ar Bháin Carnavoyne Cairn ar Bháin
Carnlee Cairn Liath Carnlee Cairn Liath
Cownee Ceannuidhe Cownee Ceannuidhe
Doone Dún Dilbury Dún Díleann
Kellslea Caoirslighe Kellslea Caoirslighe
Lassa Leasa Lassington Dún Leasa
Lushwick Láthair Sheabhaic Lushwick Láthair Sheabhaic
Moonyear Móinéar Moonyear Baile Mhónéir
Owla Abhla Holbury Dún na hAbhla
Owlord Abhlord Doltham Baile Abhloird
Rithe Raghd Rithe Raghd
Shedley Séad Léige Shedley Séad Léige
Sleed Slaod Ballaclee Béal an tSlaoid
Swindawe Suí an Dála Swindawe Suí an Dála
Teene Tighín Ashot Tighín na Fhuinseog
Trulock Tríuilleach Trulock Baile Tríuilligh
Trurish Trúiris Trurish Trúiris

Amhrán Náisiúnta (National Anthem)Edit

Nuair a bhíonn mé ag siúil ar Mhánna na hAbhla
Ón bhfarraige mór go dtí Gleann Shuí an Dála
Nuair a bhíonn mé ag breathnú ar Shléibhte an Ailigh
Ansin atá fhios 'am go bhfuil mé sa bhaile.

Má tá mé ar fuaidreamh sa domhan mór seo
Tá a fhios agam cá bhfuil mo bhaile go deo
Is tusa mo thaibhreamh, is tusa, a Shíre
Óir tusa mo thír féin, 'sea, tusa mo thír!

When I am wandering on the Holbury Plains
From the great sea to the Swindawe Valley
When I am looking at the Angel Mountains
Then I know that I am at home.

If I go astray in this big world
I know where my home is forever
You are my dream, it is you, O Fold
For you are my own country,
yes, you are my country.

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