— TN: I’m not translating the Japanese in the map since that will require me to open PS, and they’re quite small even for me… but will name some places… the maps should give you a general idea of the geography…
Note: Bolded text is the Heavenly Mountains, the big landmass to the left is the Bungdalto Empire and on the right is Teiwa.
The fiefs that the Empire ceded to the Rocourt Kingdom (under Bungdalto on the right next to the Heavenly Mountain) and the Aplada Kingdom (under Bungdalto on the left) was quite vast, but most of the land ceded to the Rocourt Kingdom was close to the Heavenly Mountains and most of the land is mountainous. The land ceded to the Aplada Kingdom is also home to many former Aquicurl aristocrats, and they are constantly rebelling against the Aplada Kingdom.
Blue: Direct fief of Duke Carl du van Raul (Chancellor) – minus the fief under his direct control.
Orange: Direct fief of Duke Philipe de Gade Aquicurl (the Chief of the Ministry of Ceremonies) – minus the fief under his direct control.
Purple: Aristocrats from Chancellor’s faction.
Light yellow: Aristocrats from the Regent faction.
Red: Fief under the direct control of the Emperor (supposedly)
Green: Neutral Aristocrats.
Lord Raul’s fief was vast mostly because when his father, Jean (not the Crown Prince), was appointed as Lord Raul, he went to war with Ghafur Republic and due to the short sightedness of the 6th Emperor, Edward III, the eastern part of his fief was mountainous and didn’t have many open fields.
『Area around the Empire』
Red from right to left: Aplada Kingdom, Venima Kingdom, Rocourt Kingdom.
Green: Belbe Kingdom, Tomis Ashinaqui, Eri Kingdom, Gayuhi Kingdom
Purple Line: Ghafur Republic
A simplified map of the Empire. The Belbe Kingdom has had its borders pushed back quite a bit.
1. Lower Duke Raul 22. Count Newnbal
2. Marquis Etrusal 23. Marquis Lathario
3. Marquis Lufini 24. Count Zelfin
4. Marquis Arndal 25. Count Mayomlal
5. Count Vadpo 26. Count Etaek
6. Count Beria 27. Count Odameyom
7. Count Voddi 28. Count Copardwall
8. Marquis L’Mitedeau 29. Count Vigne
9. Count Bunra 30. Marquis Aquicurl Diederich
10. Duke Aphora 31. Count Aquicurl Sei
11. Count Pecsar 32. Count Kalkus
12. Count Dinka 33. Marquis Sagon
13. Count Nummecht 34. Count Chamneaux
14. Count Pildy 35. Marquis Aquicurl Nove
15. Marquis Emassache 36. Marquis Aquicurl Torre
16. Marquis Dzran 37. Duke Adkal
17. Duke Warung 38. Marquis Haido Nove
18. Count Bailer Torre 39. Marquis Haido Terre
19. Marquis Maldorsa 40. Count Point
20. Count Bailer Nove 41. Self-governing Gotilova
21. Count Kushad
I’m sorry if it’s difficult to look at the map. The status goes: Duke > Marquis > Count.
Please note that 36-40 currently don’t belong to the Empire and parts of 15 and 16 are now part of the Aplada Kingdom.
The Chancellor’s official name is ‘Carl du van Raul, Lord Raul, Marquis Lufini, Marquis Etrusal’.
The official title of the Chief of the Ministry of Ceremonies is ‘Phillip du Garde Aquicurl, Lord Aquicurl, Marquis Sagon, Count Vigne.”
Marquis Lufini fief and Marquis Etrusal fief have combined to become Lower Duke Raul fief. This was where the name ‘Both Lord Raul’ came from.
The smaller fiefs with higher titles were those with mineral resources and great grain-production. On the other hand, the larger fiefs with lower titles are relatively undeveloped.
The fiefs are still developing differently and need reorganisation.
『Bungdalto Family Tree』
Siblings are listed from right to left in order of the earliest birth, but the birth order is different for Charles II and Edward IV’s children.
Charles II’s children are Edward III > Charles Petre > Jean > Phillip.
Edward IV’s children are Jean > Ys > Maria.
Edward IV’s daughter Ys renounced her right to succession when she married.
Incidentally, Lord Aquicurl can take the name ‘Gade’ (or not if he chose not to) because he was the son of the 5th Emperor. His children would have the name van Aquicurl. Lord Aquicurl is quite old at this point. He was born In 389, so (if the author’s calculations are correct), he will be 79 years old at the time of the coronation ceremony.
『Relationship between the Royal Family』
I’m sorry if it’s difficult to see.
People with red crosses on their names have been murdered. Blue circled means they are imprisoned.
Lothar and Bungdalto law states that Lord Aquicurl has a higher chance of inheriting.
So, Lord Raul tried to bend the laws and nominated Marquis Aquicurl Diederich’s wife, Eleanor, for the position of Emperor (with the promise that her position would be temporary and that her son would immediately inherit the throne.
It was impossible to claim that Lord Phillip Aquicurl had no claim to the throne at all since he was a son born by a concubine and was the half-brother of the traitor Charles Petre.
Lord Aquicurl also followed suit and nominated Marguerite, the wife of Marquis L’Mitedeau and that was the beginning of the ‘Three Families Rebellion’.