Thrane is one of the original Five Nations that formed the Kingdom of Galifar before The Last War. It is the only nation out of the Five Nations that has replaced its monarchy with a theocracy. Unlike the other nations which largely worship the Sovereign Host religion, Thrane's state religion is the Church of the Silver Flame.
Thrane is located in central Khorvaire, sharing its western border with Aundair and its southern one by Breland. It also shares a small land border with The Mournland in the south-east though is largely separated by Scions Sound. Thrane occupies a rich territory of fertile farmland and large forests. With natural waterways demarcating most of its boundaries, Thrane was the only nation not to lose territory due to the Treaty of Thronehold. Thrane also shares the closest proximity to Thronehold.
Society & Culture Edit
The Thranish people are overwhelmingly honest and passionate about their state religion The Church of the Silver Flame. Thranish culture is conservative in that the Thranish are devoted to religion, family, work and puritanical ideals. Thranes are known to be hard working, once accepting a task they devote themselves to its completion. The Thranish tend to lead abstinent lives, gambling, carousing and similar hedonistic activities are frowned upon.
Despite common belief, the majority of Thranes are not zealots and tolerate other belief systems because most are aware that Tira Miron herself started as a paladin of Dol Arrah. The Thranish understand that The Silver Flame demands its followers only destroy evil incarnate in the forms of the undead, fiends and other abominations. If a paladin sensed the evil within a person they would council them back to the light and as a rule would not attempt to execute them. However on some extreme occasions this has been too hard a set of ideals to follow.
Thranish art embraces and expresses the tenets of the Silver Flame. The most popular style of art in Thrane is Kree-Flamic, a stylized form of rendering that uses cubes and triangles to create all shapes and images. A counterculture has emerged within Thrane's art world known as Pre-Kingdom style and though still small it is growing.
Most foreigners tend to think that the theocracy stifles secular life in Thrane however, Thranish cuisine is surprisingly good. During a diplomatic visit Princess Wroya of Breland once said "It is like a breath of fire in the cold of a dark winter's night" after partaking in the Feast of the Silver Flame.
Thranish cuisine utilizes thrakel spices cooked in thick sauces. Thrane cuisine tends to be heavy, filling and spicy. Renowned Thranish dishes are thrakel-seared beef in red sauce, three-thrakel fish stew and silvered vegetable skewers. Desserts are also popular and are used to counteract the spicy nature of the main meal. The desserts are often sweet and served cold the most famous of which is silverfruit pie topped with beesh-berry sorbet.
Power groups Edit
The Thranish national anthem is Light the Way the lyrics are as follow.
|“|| O Silver Flame, light the way
Through war and darkness and despair;
O Silver Flame, we shall not stray!
Spirit of Thrane, hear our prayer.
No foe can dim your argent glow
No child can live beyond your light
With swords in hand,
Your soldiers stand,
O Silver Flame, burn ever bright!
Politically Thrane is very distinct to that of the other Five Nations. The most notable deviation is that it is no longer a monarchy but the first and only theocracy of Khorvaire. After the death of King Thalin many were concerned about the weakness of the next in line, Prince Daslin. Since the country was at war it was relatively easy to convince the people to want to replace the prince. In 914YK reigning Prince Daslin acceded the throne to the Silver Flame church without opposition. Being a theocracy of a foreign religion to that of its neighbors, Thrane often feels isolated and had the most difficulty during the Last War making alliances.
Who should rule the country is probably the biggest political debate within Thrane. The majority are content with the status quo however, many believe that the monarchy should be restored. To this day the scions of the Thranish monarchy are simply figureheads without any temporal power. Ruling Queen Diani ir'Wynarn supports the return of the monarchy and many Thranes, especially nobles support her return. A third proposition to this problem exists within Thranish politics, one held by Captain Otherro of the Knights of Thrane is that the monarchy should be restored to rule alongside the church rather than replace them.
Supporting the side of restoring the monarchy however, are a group of extremists known as The Galifar Loyalists or Throneholders colloquially. This group criticizes the events in which the church seized control of the nation casting doubt on its legitimacy.
Thrane is still rebuilding from the results of the Last War and its treasury is low on coins. It is in debt to many dragonmarked houses, particularly House Kundarak and in return its citizens are overtaxed. Unable to afford large scale repairs many cities show signs of destruction wrought by invaders.
The dragonmarked houses find it very difficult to operate within Thrane due to the church's strict legislation.
Under Galifar Edit
The Last War Edit
Cities and settlements Edit
|Cities of Thrane|
| Aelyndar · Angwar Keep · Arolangard · Aruldusk · Arythawn Keep · Athandra · Auxylgard · Avaroth · Castle Rhonewatch · Danthaven|
Daskaran · Flamekeep · Fort Light · Harrowgard · Lessyk · Morningcrest · Nathyrr · Olath · Rellekor · Sentinel Keep · Shadukar
Sharavacion · Sigilstar · Silvercliff Castle · Siyar · Tellyn · Thaliost · Traclyn · Valiron
Other notable features Edit
- Brey River
- The Burnt Wood
- Chamber of the Flame
- The Face of Tira
- Scions Sound
- [[Thrane River|Thrane River
(Human Cleric of the Silver Flame, Was a member of The Five under Captain Landas)
- Keith Baker (11/15/2004). Church of the Silver Flame Part 1. Dragonshards. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2007-07-19.
- Keith Baker (11/22/2004). Church of the Silver Flame Part 2. Dragonshards. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2007-07-19.
|Regions & Nations of Khorvaire|
|Aundair | Breland | Darguun | The Demon Wastes | Droaam | The Eldeen Reaches | Karrnath | The Lhazaar Principalities | The Mournland | The Mror Holds | Q'Barra | The Shadow Marches | The Talenta Plains | Thrane | Valenar | Zilargo|