Belgrit is an archipelagic nation to the southwest of the continent of Delun known for its maritime history and dominant culture and language, which is spoken throughout the world even more so than Araxian. Belgrit's de facto capital city, Domren, is the second largest city in the world after Araxia.
The government of Belgrit is a representative democracy whose nine "kingdoms" each elect by popular vote a number of representatives proportionate to their populations to fill the 512 seats of the lower "Aft" house of parliament. The upper "Forward" house of parliament consists of 128 noble peers: 14 each appointed by the reigning monarchs of the nine kingdoms, plus two more who are representatives of the Church of the Divine Construction.
The Forward and Aft houses of Parliament are named for their respective locations on the Belgritian Parliament Ship. The names of the dominant political parties (Port and Starboard) likewise come from the seating arrangements within the Aft House.
Peers of the Forward House
|Peter Mulford||Ivy Day||Ian Nelville||Austin Bailey||Ruth Treadway|
|Roland Penna||Lois Martin||Zachary Ruxton||Celia Cooper||Emmeline Cooper|
|Leopold Carter||Veronica Paulson||Eslpeth Dawnheart||Jack Woodmore||Ruben Whitemore|
|Gwendolyn Chapman||Marguerite Wilkinson||Violet Applegard||Harold Stevenson||Gertrude Cox|
|Brinley Minear||Bryn Dimmick||Euphemia Maltrice||Morgan Cavalier||May Marriott|
|Alexina Dupree||Laura Snellgrove||Edmund Brightstone||Marion James||Phyllis Breedon|
|Amy Thompson||Susan Gatrell||Lionel Shoalwold||Lottie Dimmick||Harold Wood|
|David Levene||Anne Course||Harvey Farncomb||Christiana Lawrence||Cornelius Olney|
|Rachel Costen||Evan Flitter||Adelia Sawsend||George Carter||Samuel Mulford|
|Acacia Lawrence||Joyce Harrison||Sibylline Lambrook||Rees Argall||Lucilla Titchener|
|Bertram Eastes||Doris Course||Daisy Bridgefield||Alexandrina Turney||Edgar Buckett|
|Eric Levene||John Hooper||Adelaide Chalkstone||Cordelia Hayes||Doroth Marriott|
|Henriette Lampshire||Percy Liddiard||Theresa Chambers||Alma Ricken||Roderick Barker|
|Gladys Freemantle||Albert Hibben||Ronald Bellguard||Maggie Hancock||Linda Andrews|
|Eric Curnow||Lavender Pinnick||Owen Starks||Cordelia Bird||Russel Chesterman|
|Bryn Engel||Alexandrina Minear||Briallen Angrove||Rose Andrews||Mary Wellard|
|Louise Leal||Ethel Linger||Harold Starks||Eileen Wheeler|
|Annabella Keep||Julia Posner||Ben Booth||Percy Quelch|
|Johanna Ellingham||Ella Turner||Jane Taylor||Willie Prior|
|Davina Lobb||Grace Tomlinson||Irene Pearce||Ruth Briarhollow|
|Alice Robinson||Rachel Ashwell||Douglas Giles||Malcolm Lale|
|Lewis Wilson||Hector Lobb||Malcolm Baker||Percy Fuchs|
|Lillian Aldworth||Murdo Leal||Harris Trevorrow||Adam Brading|
|George Morley||Millicent Whitecrest||Flossie Bouchard||Simon Lale|
|Celia Snellgrove||Emma Spray||Rosie Hills||Edwin Harston|
|Jeanie Privett||Gavin Hollow||Timothy Hitchens||Archibald Northway|
|Valentine Durling||Mary Hillsdale||Elizabeth Reis||Lawrence Klein|
|Leonard Leal||Lydia Barkstone||Anthony Angrove||Trevor Lambourne|
Allocation of Representatives of the Aft House
|Island||Representatives||Port Party||Starboard Party|
|Arthan||262||118 (45%)||144 (55%)|
|Brynlee||124||50 (40%)||74 (60%)|
|Norrin||64||36 (56%)||28 (44%)|
|Myrth||27||16 (60%)||11 (40%)|
|Tannick||18||8 (44%)||10 (55%)|
|Vaylee||9||5 (56%)||4 (44%)|
|Yimmit||4||2 (50%)||2 (50%)|
|Brazen||2||1 (50%)||1 (50%)|
|Brine||2||1 (50%)||1 (50%)|
|Total||512||237 (46%)||275 (54%)|
Elections take place at least once every 8 years, or whenever a snap election is called for. Each party produces a list of candidates for each county, and those representatives are elected in order proportionate to the number of seats won by the party. Each citizen casts one vote in their district of residence for the party of their choice.
Citizens abroad at the time of an election receive a ceramic tile glazed in yellow on one side and blue on the other, representing the two major parties. They can cast a vote for one or the other by placing a drop of their blood on the side of the tile representing their preference, causing their vote to be magically conveyed to the election office in the district in which they are registered.
Main article: Religion
The dominant religion in Belgrit is the Church of the Divine Construction, a religious conception of the world as a perfect system in which each individual plays their part in contributing to a larger whole. That said, it is not uncommon to find followers of other faiths in Belgrit. The cults of Yona and Vexa are particularly well established.