The Realm of Zerata
The Fascist Unitary State of Miryzeen
Population and Statistics
Miryzeen consists of 101 districts as defined by the Miryzeen IBI Sub-bureau.
Miryzeen was founded by a small group consisting of many different races in the year 1056 5E. The group travelled west from Halea looking to build a new community that focused on the needs of the people and was more racially tolerant. Upon finding a seemingly empty land, Miryzeen was created. It was agreed that the pioneer group’s leader would rule as supreme leader while the rest of the group would form the new government. Over the next two decades, word spread throughout Halea and Shiran and many flocked to Miryzeen. The largest percentage of immigrants consisted of drow and other denizens of the underdark as the newly-founded Miryzeen was the only realm that did not kill or torture drow for sport.
A large portion of the initial immigrants were engineers, architects, builders, and other intellectuals. As such, city plans and buildings are not only extremely efficient but also able to withstand most disasters (both natural and magical). The builders who settled in the capital district were the first to build buildings with more than 5 floors high, and soon after districts were competing to build the tallest and sturdiest buildings. Roads were another main focus for Miryzeen’s new inhabitants. All roads were carefully paved with the help of various magic users. Roads were made from the best quality stone and enchanted to repair and upkeep themselves. Within half an era of its inception, Miryzeen boasted a population of almost 40 million, including almost three million denizens living underground.
For a little over two eras Miryzeen grew peacefully. But as the population grew, racial tensions grew as well. Many immigrants carried with them the racial prejudices of their home regions. The most common of these prejudices were against the drow. Initially, surface dwellers began verbally harassing drow visiting the surface, but this quickly declined into the same physical abuses practiced elsewhere in the world. In retaliation, drow ceased all trade between the surface and the underdark. As things got worse, drow began executing any surface dwellers found in the underdark. Drow began to create raiding parties to visit the surface for random killings, and all drow were expected to participate. Those who refused were executed. Some drow fled to other realms to avoid execution. Small groups of surface dwellers fled to the southern tip of the realm where there was little conflict.
On 1568 7E L1-9 the entire realm was decimated by Naïlo and other leaders in the Drow War. See preceding link for more information. Currently, the surface is completely uninhabitable. There are still small communities of drow living in what is left of Miryzeen’s underdark, but their total population is estimated to be under 3,000.