The Beselan government is run by a single Monarch. A King or Queen with absolute authority over the country and everything that happens through out it. This tradition is passed down only to those the current Monarch believes worthy. Anyone that has not shown their worth, and proven themselves to be up to the task are often shoved aside as the King or Queen chooses a new representative of their country. This representative need not be of full Elven blood, or indeed an Elf at all. Only that they show enough of their skill, knowledge, and drive to lead the Beselan citizens into the future that they deserve.
The only people that have any political might beneath the Monarch are those of Military prowess. Aged generals and tacticians that organize their borders. These men and woman do not take their roles lightly knowing that they not only control matters of military policy, but that of governing their fellow people as well. Although, this governing typically results in little more than keeping the peace or bring down judgement on whoever dare disrupt their peace.
It is rare to ever see the Beselan military out in full force. As no one has ever been able to see their full numbers as they were always hidden in foliage, trees, snow, or some other obstruction to their view. The Beselans often act in small squads of troops that act in accordance of their leader. These squads strike at key locations taking down the enemy quickly and without mercy.
Many believe that it is a death sentence to march on Beselan soil without a near perfect strategy against the troops. As few military leaders have lasted more than a few days assault against them. This tactical precision comes at a cost however. Beselans almost never leave their own soil. Instead, they strike down any intruders on their lands only to immediately return to their safety behind the trees.
While it is not required to serve in the Beselan military it is considered one of the greatest honors to serve. Many people will often serve in hopes to not only increase their own standing in society, but in hopes to serve their country and protect everything they hold dear.
The actual combat techniques that Besela uses are typically that of their archers. As even the strongest of armor will have a chink in the plates that a precise enough arrow can pass through. Behind these troops are typically the beast masters and druids sending forth the creatures that have learned to combat any intruders that dare trespass on their land.
Society and Culture
Besela believes themselves to be the sole protectors of the wilds in all its forms. To this end they will protect nature from anyone that should oppose it. Typically resulting in those poor souls that cross these people to have a swift and untimely end.This war for the wilds has caused a deep connection between the Beselans and nature. A reverence that no other country to date has ever been able to truly comprehend.
Long ago Besela cut themselves off from the outside world. Declaring their borders to be all but sacred ground and for any uninvited trespassers to be a punishable by death. Because of this, the Elves have become a harsh people. Treating any and all outsiders with disdain.
However, there is a sense of brotherhood among the Beselans. Each member of the country working together to keep their way of life strong and independent from the outside world. Helping nature continue to bloom and run rampant within their walls. They believe that only the slightest interference of nature to be allowed. This has caused their lives to be built around slowly and subtly changing it to suit their needs. An example of this would be to build a home. Instead of simply chopping down a tree and using it's lumber to craft their home, they would take the decades to slowly twist and turn these trees guiding them to form the shape of the homes they wish to live in. An agonizingly slow process, but simply another stepping stone for the Beselans.
Relations with Other Countries
|Airatia||Our brothers and sisters to the east. They spend their time trapped in their towers. One day they will see the importance of the world around them instead of the stars above.|
|Bajrak||Monsters who only care for spreading destruction in their wake. Their end will be swift.|
|Bas'Bere||They strip the earth of it's minerals, one day there will be nothing left for them to take.|
|Genilli||Their advancements only drive them further into frivolity.|
|Gijak||They do well to survive against the odds. But they are still little more than primitive beasts.|
|Grumdurkr||They carve the mountains to build their walls, when the cliffs already act as walls.|
|Hagedis||We are unsure how to think about them. They destroy, but the ones they destroy are those that spread chaos in the lands. Only the future will tell their true worth.|
|Kralhen||Their own people rose up against them. Only serves their greed justice.|
|Pedsheel||They offer little more than trinkets that any child could make. We've still yet to see their usefulness.|
|Troiclu||Their greed knows no bounds, one day the wilds will over take them.|
|Taria||They have crossed us once before. We will not let them make the same mistake.|
|Vorbat||As their numbers grow, people continue to fall. Will we need to make a stand against them?|
Mylyki [Emerald Wolf of the Void]
Hathas [Free Harp]
Jaith [Home Staff]
Kerrim [Spell Duty]
Koranna [Black Keeper]
Nu'hal [Pale Hope]
Raeribrar [Unicorn Craft]
Simire [Northern Dusk]
Siraee [Cat Beast]
Thorinal [Distant Truth]