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The Free Lands of Tavaluda

Kotavaluda Falesîtênlu̇ku̇
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თავისუფალი ხალხის სამშობლოები
Tavisupali Khalkhis Samshobloebi
National Coat of Arms
"Têwaska Vuz Sana"
"From Peace Comes Profits"
(tr.) "Zagos̄ulas Dasaka"
"Good Fortune to the King!"

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Location of  Tavaluda  (dark green) in Avalonia  (grey)
Location of  Tavaluda  (dark green)

in Avalonia  (grey)

Capital S̄ulasotêlas
Largest city Têlas yêk Das
Official languages Tavadal
Recognised national languages Glet
Recognised regional languages Badzevala
Ethnic groups
Tavafalek ##.#% (TEMP)
Badzevali 4.2%
Samot 1.9%
87.9% Zovatêle (Official)
##.#% Buddhism
~10-12% Non-religious (TEMP)
Demonym Tavaludan
Government Unitary parliamentary executively-directorial system under a semi-constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Sego I
• Servants of the People

Jean-Charles Beauvilliers (VZX/ZV)

Segovapas̄ yêk yêZ̄êlênîkwîlek (TV)
• Great Lawmakers

Dasek S̄ulasosamna (VS)

Luđ Z̄êlênîn (ZV)
Legislature R̊êkofr̊sîkeleke (Tricameral)
Assembly of Leaders (advisory)

Assembly of Provincial Representatives

Assembly of the People's Representatives
• Kingdom Unified
February 17, 1303
• Current Borders
September 1597
• First Parliamentary Elections
April 1893
• Current Constitution
19 February 1971
• Total
740,776 km2 (286,015 sq mi)
• 2021 estimate
• 2018 census
• Density
121.01/km2 (313.4/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$3.8 trillion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$3.4 trillion
• Per capita
Gini (2018) 26.8
HDI (2018) Increase 0.870
very high
Currency Tavaz̄ên (Ŧ) (TVN)
Time zone UTC-6 (Standard Tavaludan Time (STT))
Date format dd-mm-yyyy (HS̄)
Driving side right
Calling code +275
Internet TLD .td

Tavaluda (Tavadal: 𐐋𐐂𐐒𐐂𐐌𐐢𐐓𐐂, romanized: Tavaluda, pronounced [tɐvɐludɐ]), officially The Free Lands of Tavaluda (Tavadal: 𐐎𐐜𐐋𐐂𐐒𐐂𐐌𐐢𐐓𐐂 𐐀𐐂𐐌𐐉𐐗𐐡𐐋𐐦𐐔𐐌𐐛𐐎𐐛, romanized: Kotavaluda Falesîtênlu̇ku̇, pronounced [koʊtɐvɐludɐ fɐlisɪtɛnləkə]), is a sovereign nation located in northern Avalonia. Tavaluda's continental landmass covers an area of 609,006 square kilometers, while its island of Sîlîwaskak to the Northwest takes up the remaining area of 131,769 square kilometers, all of which lies almost entirely within the Northwest Avalonian Oceanic Climate Zone. The capital city is S̄ulasotêlas, while its largest city is known as Têlas yêk Das, which serves as the commercial center of the nation. Other notable cities in Tavaluda include Xlas̄înînek Paz̄, Kovênêlîk Vîlînenu̇, Z̄ênovês̄, and Sumokun.

The Tavaludan economy is a developed mixed export-oriented economy which is fronted by a strong service sector dominated by banking and finance services, as well as a strong industrial sector. Its major industries include electronics, telecommunications, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, software, food processing, and manufacturing. Tavaluda has a strong tradition of maritime trade, due to its historical position under the North Merchant's Pass, which, in the modern day, is a common shipping route for trade moving between the Tethys Ocean and the sea to the East of the nation, as well as trade between Western Avalonia and Northeastern Avalonia, serving as an important naval resupply point between the two halves of the continent. Smaller contributions to the Tavaludan economy mainly come from the agricultural sector and tourism.


Prehistory (Before the 6th century BCE)

The earliest evidence of human settlement in Tavaluda have been found to date back to as early as the Stone Age, when early humans were speculated to have settled in the area. Stone tools such as axes, knives, and spearheads have been found near Sumokun.

Avalonian Tribes (600s BCE - 400s CE)

Coastal Merchant Kingdoms (400s CE - early 900s)

Rise of Peninsular Kingdoms and Rivalries (early 900s - late 1200s)

  • Kxto the Conqueror consolidates large Kingdom in continental lands, called Skêlêlîkos̄ulas yêk Fêle (Anglic: Kingdom of the Forests); Eastern Merchant Kingdoms band together to attempt to stave Conqueror off, formed the S̄êl yêk Skêlêlîkos̄ulasesîvudusek (Anglic: Confederation of Eastern Kingdoms) [early-900s - early-mid-900s]
  • Rivalry between Western Island Kingdom (name to-be-changed), Confederation of Eastern Kingdoms, and Kingdom of the Forests [Western and Northern Continental Lands] (and Northern Island? {depends on who settles there}) [early-mid-900s - mid-1200s]

The 25-Year War (1106 - 1131)

  • Kingdom of the Forests fully absorbs Eastern Confederation after 25-year period of wars [1106 - 1131], renamed Skêlêlîkos̄ulasîz̄ênek (Anglic: Golden Kingdom), capital moved to current capital, S̄ulasotêlas.

Dragon King Rebellion (1258 - 1275)

  • Noble House of Vamosîsaskes̄îfasekîpas̄ek begins with the folk-hero Gl (Legend of the Dragon of Têlasîvamosîsaskes̄îfasekek). Is granted lands in the Midwest of the Kingdom of the Forests, in part of the modern-day division of Ludanesîz̄ênek. [1110s]
  • Daranopas̄ I Vamosîsaskes̄îfasekîpas̄ek leads a successful popular rebellion against the Kxtok Royal Family, instigated by royal maltreatment towards the priesthood and peasantry; gains support of Western Island Kingdom (name to-be-changed) in defeating the Kxtok Royalists. King of Western Island Kingdom (name to-be-changed) dies, less than twenty years later, leaving the Kingdom to his daughter, Queen Mrana III. [1258 - 1275]

Union of Roses

  • King Daranopas̄ I Vamosîsaskes̄îfasekîpas̄ek marries Queen Mrana III, unifying the Kingdoms under their child, Vwêsek I, after both perish. [Marriage, 1260; Unification, 1303]

Quiet Period?

  • There is 200 years of peaceful development or is there!? [1303 - 1500s]

Artemian Interactions

  • Meeting Artemians? [1500s - 1600s]

Tavalonian Empire

Golden Kingdom merges with Vefovadîse to curtail colonial expansion into Tavalonia; Tavaluda has pre-eminence in the union [1636]

Breakup of the Tavalonian Empire

Vefovadîse becomes independent once more [1890]


  • Democratization and First Conference of S̄ulasotêlas; renamed Kotavaluda Falesîtênlu̇ku̇ (Anglic: The Free Lands of Tavaluda) (lit. translation: "Homelands of the Free People") [1892 - 1893]

Modern Era

  • First Great Migration (1915 - 1920; ~800,000 GC Immigrants)
  • Second Great Migration (1926 - 1931; ~1 mil Badzevalan Artimijans & ~670,000 Dyna Immigrants)
  • Black Decade (1928 - 1942; Artimijan Insurgency)
  • Third Great Migration (1949 - 1955; ~1.2 mil GKW Immigrants)
  • Formation of the Tavic Accords (1970)
  • Long Sickness (1972 - 1977; Widespread epidemic sickness ~0.5 million dead)
  • Short Sickness (1985 -1986; Resurgence of epidemic)
  • Prion Epidemic (1991 - 1994; At least 700,000 dead)
  • Epidemic of 2001 (2001 - 2004/2005; At least 1 million dead; universal healthcare instituted)



Tavaluda is a unitary parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy. The current Constitution was drafted in the Second Conference of S̄ulasotêlas in 1971, and was adopted on February 17th of the same year.

It has a form of mixed constitution in which political power is shared by the monarch and a democratically elected parliament. In Tavadal, this form of government is called the Skêlêlîkos̄ulasofale (Rule of Monarch and People). Under the Skêlêlîkos̄ulasofale, the powers of government are divided into three branches:

Executive Branch

The executive branch of government in Tavaluda is called the R̊êkoguzîne (Law Enforcers).

Tavaluda has a S̄ulas (Monarch) as Head of State, and an elected parliament, called the R̊êkofr̊sîkeleke (Law Councils) that enacts the law. The Constitution of Tavaluda was adopted in February 1892. The 1892 constitution established Tavaluda as a constitutional monarchy headed by the reigning member of the Royal House of Vamosîsaskes̄îfasekîpas̄ek; a parliamentary system had been established, although the reigning Monarch retained substantial political authority; the first elections in this new parliamentary system were held in the April of 1893.

Executive authority is vested in a collegiate government called the Fr̊sîkelekîwo (High Council) comprising of two Samnasîfaleke (Servants of the People), two R̊êkotakelînale (Great Lawmakers), and six Falîkeleke (government councilors).


See also: List of monarchs of Tavaluda

The reigning S̄ulas is the head of state and represents Tavaluda in its international relations, and is a member of the High Council, heading the World Council, managing foreign affairs. The S̄ulas may veto laws adopted by the R̊êkofr̊sîkeleke. The S̄ulas can call referenda, propose new legislation, and dissolve the R̊êkofr̊sîkeleke, although dissolution of the R̊êkofr̊sîkeleke may be subject to a referendum.

The S̄ulas of Tavaluda has broad powers, which include the appointment of judges, the dismissal of ministers or government - although this in particular is subject to the R̊êkofr̊sîkeleke, and the dissolution of the R̊êkofr̊sîkeleke cannot take place at the same time as a dismissal of government, legislative veto power, and the calling of referendums.

The Tavaludan Constitutional Referendum of 1988 was a proposal put forth by Es̄ulas Xlas̄k II to revise parts of the Constitution of Tavaluda, on the one hand expanding the monarch's power with the authority to veto legislation, while on the other hand securing for the citizenry the option to abolish the monarchy or force the current monarch to abdicate the throne by vote at any time without being subject to royal veto.

A proposal to revoke the S̄ulas' veto powers was rejected by 74% of voters in a 2014 referendum.

High Council

The Fr̊sîkelekîwo of Tavaluda is based on the principle of collegiality; namely, of colleagues collaborating with each other. The Samnasîfaleke are elected individually by a national popular vote, being the candidates with the first and second highest amount of total votes. A Samnasîfalek is limited to a maximum of three five-year terms.

The R̊êkotakelînale and the Falîkeleke are appointed by the Monarch upon the proposal and concurrence of the Tavar̊êk, reflecting the partisan balance of the Tavar̊êk. The R̊êkotakelînale must be selected from members of the Assembly of Provincial Representatives, while the Falîkeleke must be selected from the Assembly of the People's Representatives. A R̊êkotakelînal is limited to one ten-year term, while a Falîkelek can serve up to three five-year terms.

The members of the government are collectively and individually responsible to the R̊êkofr̊sîkeleke; the R̊êkofr̊sîkeleke may ask the Monarch to remove an individual councilor, or the entire government.

Lower Councils

Several Lower Councils dedicated to specific aspects of executive government also exist, such as the Fr̊sîkelekoden (War Council), Fr̊sîkelekożud (National Council), or the Fr̊sîkelekonîk (World Council), and more. The administration of these councils are headed by the Fr̊sîkelekîwo, and overseen by the S̄ulasosamnasîwo (High Servant of the King) who serves as a non-partisan ombudsman, appointed by the Monarch, usually occupied by the heir apparent to the Crown.

Legislative Branch

The Tavaludan Parliament, called the R̊êkofr̊sîkeleke (Law Councils) is the tricameral legislature of the Free Lands of Tavaluda, consisting of the advisory Mêrasanas̄ yêk Mêlolîne (Assembly of Leaders, also called "Leaders' Asssembly"), the Mêrasanas̄ yêk Tus̄kêlevaxakîne (Assembly of Provincial Representatives, also called "Provincial Assembly") and the Mêrasanas̄ yêk Falevaxakîne (Assembly of the People's Representatives, also called "People's Assembly").

Each house has its own regulations and rules of procedure. However, the latter two may occasionally meet as a single house, the Mêrasanas̄ yêk Mavu̇s (Assembly of All), to revise and amend the Constitution of Tavaluda.

Assembly of the People's Representatives

The Mêrasanas̄ yêk Falevaxakîne is the larger of the two lower houses of the legislature of Tavaluda, and is where most bills are introduced. Since its first elections in 1893, all representatives have been directly elected under a 'most open' list proportional representative system. There is no formal electoral threshold, as the number of seats changes with the population. As of the 2018 election, the percentage of votes needed to gain 1 seat in this Assembly was 0.29% (200,064 votes). The term length for the Representatives is 5 years, and there is no limit to the number of terms one person can serve.

The total number of voting representatives is dependent on the population, and, by law, 1 seat is to represent at least 200,000 voters, and the seats are re-apportioned after every Census. Census-taking is begun 9 months before national elections in order to ensure that the proper amount of seats are available to represent evenly the voting population. If a full seat of 200,000 cannot be reached, then the remaining voters are spread out evenly between all seats in an effort to ensure an evenly proportional representation.

When parties reach a fraction of a seat, if the fraction is greater than 1/2 of a seat, they are awarded an extra seat.

The current number of seats in this Assembly is 341, with each seat representing ~200,063 people as of the 2018 general election.

Assembly of Provincial Representatives

The Mêrasanas̄ yêk Tus̄kêlevaxakîne is the smaller of the two lower houses of the legislature of Tavaluda, and is where most bills are revised, amended, and sometimes introduced. Since its inception in 1893, it has been tasked with revising bills presented to it by the People's Assembly, as well as representing the interests of their Tus̄kêl.

Since its first elections in 1893, each division has used the single non-transferable voting system in order to ensure minority representation within each of the Tus̄kêle; every Tus̄kêl elects 3 representatives; since there are 32 Tus̄kêle, the Provincial Assembly contains 96 seats.

Provincial Bill-Creation Process

Although it is permitted for bills to be introduced in this house, it is uncommon; when a bill is introduced here, it typically is related to issues within a certain region of the country, and the bill goes through the following process:

  1. The bill is voted on by the Provincial Assembly in order to determine whether or not it needs be amended. A majority vote (>50%) decides the outcome.
    1. If so, then the Provincial Assembly creates an amendment and then votes once more on whether or not to accept this amendment.
      1. If it is accepted, it is passed to the People's Assembly, with the amendment (Step 2).
      2. If it is not accepted, then return to step 1.1. If the votes on the amendments are rejected three times, then the unaltered version of the bill is sent to the People's Assembly (Step 2).
      3. If the bill has been sent back to the Provincial Assembly by the People's Assembly, then the bill is allowed to be amended one extra time and voted upon by the Provincial Assembly.
        1. If the vote succeeds, then the newly-amended bill is sent back to the People's Assembly for a final vote (Step 2).
        2. If the vote fails, then the bill is dead.
  2. The bill is voted on by the People's Assembly in order to determine whether or not it will be written into law. A majority vote (>50%) decides the outcome.
    1. If it passes, then the bill is written into law.
    2. If it fails, the bill is returned to the Provincial Assembly for revision (Step 1.1.3).
      1. If the bill fails on its second run through the People's Assembly, the bill is dead.

Assembly of Leaders

The Mêrasanas̄ yêk Mêlolîne is made up of the leaders of some of the political parties of Tavaluda, as well as the S̄ulas. This Assembly is the highest Assembly, and is, under normal circumstances, not involved in day-to-day policy-making. This Assembly is typically only used to review and revise bills related to especially controversial issues, or bills concerning national security, such as war declaration. In such a case where this Assembly is called, the Monarch decrees that the bill in question must pass through the Assembly of Leaders for revision before it can be written into law.

All seats get 1 vote, and a bill is only passed through this chamber once it acquires 70% of the vote in its favor. This is to ensure that a bill is not passed by a slim majority, and to protect minority views, while promoting compromise and due discourse of a bill, and providing public accountability to a party leader's vote either in favor, in opposition, or in abstention to the bill.

If, after 3 rounds of voting, this Assembly cannot come to a consensus on an amendment to the bill, the unchanged bill is returned to the Assembly of the People's Representatives for the final vote.

There are restrictions on which parties are allowed into the Assembly, in order to prevent a fracturing of larger parties into numerous "puppet parties", which could unbalance the Assembly come the time to vote on a controversial bill.

In order to qualify to apply for admission to the Assembly of Leaders, a party must:

  • Gain at least 1% of the vote (685,567 votes as of 2018) in the most recent elections for the Assembly of the People's Representatives.
  • Have existed for at least 5 years.

After these conditions are met, the Assembly will hold a vote on whether the party should be admitted; notably, the Monarch is also a part of this vote, and holds the sway of 2 Parties in his vote. In order to be admitted, the applicant must garner 40% of the vote in favor of their entry.

An alternative form of admission to the Assembly is the Royal Admission; the Monarch has the power to instantly approve any party's application to join the Assembly. The Assembly can veto this decision, with one of two percentages of the vote, depending on whether or not the applicant party does or does not meet the qualifications stated above:

  • If the applicant does meet both of the qualifications, the threshold for veto is a 70% vote in favor of veto to overturn the Royal Admission.
  • If the applicant does not meet both of the qualifications, the threshold for veto drops to a 40% vote in favor of veto to overturn the Royal Admission.


Administrative Divisions

File:Tavaluda Provinces Unlabelled.png
Map of Tavaluda showing the 32 Tus̄kêle

The 32 tus̄kêle (divisions) are the top-level administrative divisions in Tavaluda. These are subdivided into ludalune ("little-lands") or ludalune equivalents, and further divided into municipalities, whose individual nomenclature varies based on size, area, and/or historical classifications.

In 2006, a law was made that required that in the statistical categorization of third-tier municipalities, the term ludasîtak, meaning "domestic land", would be added to their name, in order to clarify the equivalency of administrative level for the many variantly-titled municipalities. As a result, this has come into common usage as a general classification for the third-level tier of administrative division, although national nomenclature codes have not been updated to reflect this.

Political Parties


80% of voting-age citizens are affiliated with 1 of the top 14 parties

Logo Party Name Abbr. Membership
Ideology Political
Leader MF
New Path Party
11,616,255 Social democracy
58 / 341
0 / 96
Party for Reason
Vêrên yîn Saso
7,020,210 Radical centrism
35 / 341
0 / 96
Home Party
6,756,953 Social conservatism
34 / 341
0 / 96
Party of the Gods
Vêrên yêk Têle
6,674,685 Zovatêlek Conservatism
Paternalistic conservatism
33 / 341
0 / 96
Power to the People!
Skês Zafaleka
4,979,962 Right-libertarianism
Classical liberalism
25 / 341
0 / 96
Anterra Party
4,958,024 Environmentalism
Green politics
25 / 341
0 / 96
Popular Workers' Party
Kovêrênîfalek Vånînenu̇
3,109,734 Syndicalism
Democratic socialism
15 / 341
0 / 96
Party for a Tavaludan Federation
Vêrên yîn Tavadêsasåkîtavaludak
1,848,290 Federalism
Crowned republicanism
9 / 341
0 / 96
Party for the Representation of Immigrants
Vêrên yîn Zavehêlînevaxakêlîk
1,815,383 Multiculturalism
Minority rights
9 / 341
0 / 96
People's Voice
1,700,208 Right-wing populism
Ethnic nationalism
8 / 341
0 / 96
Party for Gletian Autonomy
Vêrên yîn Skêlêlîkoluzîpålekîgletek
1,201,113 Gletian Autonomy
6 / 341
0 / 96
King's Party
S̄ulasu̇ Kovêrên
1,135,300 Monarchism
6 / 341
0 / 96
Tavaludan League of Industrialists
S̄êlîtavaludak yêk Falîkug̊uleke
1,096,907 Industrialization
Social progressivism
5 / 341
0 / 96
Buddhist Party
ბუდისტური პარტია
Budist’uri P’art’ia
932,372 Conservatism
Buddhist socialism
5 / 341
0 / 96
68 / 341
0 / 96
Total 68,556,745
341 / 341
96 / 96

Foreign Relations

Intergovernmental Organizations

Tavaluda is a founding member of the Treaty of Tavalonian Nations, also known as the Tavic Accords or TAVAC

Tavaluda has been a member of WIPO since 1974

Relations with other governments

Country (Feel free to add your own country here) Status Recognition Diplomatic Relations Free-Trade Agreement Mutual Embassies Visa Requirement Notes
 Tilenno Friendly Yes Yes Yes/No Yes Yes Cultural ally and important trade partner.
Flag Image Relationship Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Example Text.




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According to the Constitution of Tavaluda, the native religion of Zovatêle is its official state religion:

Têlokacêlîkîżudeket yêZovatêle⸣ nelo, kês någrs̄åkîput yêk nåżud mavu̇s zåkovêmone zagêlacnu̇ sana.
("Zovatêle is the national religion, and every one of its temples shall profit from the full protection of the State.")
— Constitution of Tavaluda, Pt.2, Ch.III, § 29-2

Tavluada offers protection to adherents of all religions, and considers the "religious interests of the people" a priority of the government. In Tavaludan schools, although exceptions are allowed, religious education in Zovatêle is legally required for at least two years, including the fundamentals of Tavaludan mythology, cosmology, and the differences between the major and regional sects within particular areas of the nation. Religious studies of other religions are allowed, and students in secondary schools are required to take at least two years in multicultural studies classes. Students at public secondary schools (typically ages 13-17) learn the basics of the Zovatêle faith using the official curriculum, as well as the basics of other world religions such as Christianity (Catholicism and larger Protestant sects), Buddhism, Islam, and others, with priority towards those religions which are most present in the populace of the nation and its neighbors. Tax exemption is granted by the government to recognized and registered religious organizations. According to the [Equivalent of Pew Research Center], social conflict caused by religious hostilities is low in Tavaluda, and so is government restriction on the practice of religion.

Universities (which are mostly public) generally don't have any religious content unless it's related to the student's studies.




The economy of Tavaluda is a developed mixed economy with state-ownership in strategic areas. Although sensitive to global business cycles, the economy of Tavaluda has shown robust growth since the start of the industrial era. The country has a very high standard of living compared with other Avalonian countries, and a strongly integrated welfare system. Like many other developed countries, the Tavaludan economy is dominated by the service industry, which employs about half of the country's workforce. The nation is also rich in a number of natural resources including coal, petroleum, natural gas, tin, limestone, iron ore, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, lead, silica and an abundance of arable land.

The egalitarian values of Tavaludan society have kept the wage difference between the lowest paid worker and the CEO of most companies as much less than in comparable western economies. This is also evident in Tavaluda's low Gini coefficient.

Tavaluda's economy has a per capita output greater than that of most other Northern Avalonian economies such as those of Country#1, Country#2, Country#3, or Country#4, and is the #st/nd/rd/th biggest economy in the Western Hemisphere, behind Brigantica and Zahava. The largest sector of the economy is the service sector at 64.2% of GDP, followed by the industrial sector at 33.9%, and the agricultural and mining sectors at 1.9%. With respect to foreign trade, the key economic sectors are manufacturing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, telecommunications, software, and food processing.

Tavaludan brands such as LA Electronics [Meta self-reminder(formerly LuđîsAno; "NewStar")] and Dwell [Meta self-reminder(formerly Dwêlîz̄ênek; "Golden Million")] are internationally famous and garnered Tavaluda's reputation for its quality electronics and other manufactured goods.


Gender and sexuality

Gender identity

Unlike most of the world, traditional Tavaludan views on gender and sexuality exist within an alternative, non-binary gender system, which has been widely documented for over one thousand years.

In this system, people are traditionally seen as either being male (ofal), female (efal), or as a third gender (żêfal) which is neither male, nor female. This distinction extends into the Tavaludan language, where there exist four separate third-person pronouns: the masculine animate "ożêla", the feminine animate "eżêla", the neutral animate "żêla", and the inanimate "êla". Through this structure, people of the third-gender are described with the same pronouns as are used to describe plants, animals, and people whose genders are either indeterminate or not specifically relevant within a given conversation. In modern usage, this third gender is used to describe all people who do not identify as either male or female exclusively.

What gender any given person is considered is typically determined by their social role, behaviors, and self-identification, rather than necessarily by biological sex, although this still commonly plays a role in the development of most Tavaludans' gender and social identities. Infants and young children are typically referred to using neutral pronouns until they are considered mature enough to explore any singular gender role, and from a young age are encouraged to take part in activities that are associated with different gender roles. The age at which children are allowed to decide their gender role varies from household to household, with some families opting to allow the child to explore a certain identity upon their first expressing a desire to do so. However, most children are allowed to express their individual identities between the ages of six to eight years of age, with instances occurring as late as the onset of puberty amongst the most traditionalist populations.

The Tavaludan system of gender is thought to have emerged and co-evolved with the indigenous Tavaludan religion, Zovatêle. In this religion, the names of gods and mythological figures are prefixed by an honorific which expresses both their position within the hierarchy of gods, and their gender, including prefixes for male, female, and hermaphroditic or gender-fluid beings, as well as one for beings who either have no gender, or whose genders are inherently indeterminate or unclear. Notably, this system of affixation extends to the names of people, places, and animals as well, but do not convey any gender information in these cases. Numerous gods in the Tavaludan pantheon are known to be hermaphroditic and gender-fluid. An example of this exists in one of the Zovatêle creation myths, in which nearly all living things are stated to be the children of the deity of life, Kus̄-Nus, who is referred to as "the First Mother and the Second Father", and the deity of death, Kus̄-Fus, who is called "the First Father and the Second Mother".

Beginning in the early 90s, a movement emerged among third-gender activists to promote the creation and use of a new pronoun, "xêla", to specifically describe third gender people, rather than using the neutral animate pronoun, arguing that the use of the same pronoun for third-gender people as would be used to describe non-human creatures created an unconscious bias towards seeing them as "lesser" than males or females, especially within the southern regions of the country, where large parts of the population are not ethnically Tavafalek, such as the Artimijan Samots and Artemian-influenced Badzevalans, who commonly do not share the ethnic Tavaludans' system of gender norms.

Throughout the 90s and early 2000s, the movement was largely only successful in the southwestern regions of the country, where the population of Artimijan Samots was the greatest, but even within these regions the neologism saw only limited usage. However, with the advent of large-scale social media in the country in the late 2000s, the neopronoun experienced wider adoption within dedicated online communities, enjoying a moderate amount of popularity by the mid-to-late 2010s, which it has largely maintained. Notably, the neologism sees little use amongst agender communities, who continue to default to the neutral pronoun. When asked, many within the community express that the neo-pronoun represented another, distinct gender, that, as agender individuals, they do not identify with.

Critics of the movement noted that it marked a separation of the younger generations from the traditional Zovatêle view of humanity as simply being another part of nature. One notable critic, a Zovatêle religious leader by the name of Ftl. Vamosîsaskes̄u Gêkîn, stated "by separating themselves from the natural system of which we are all a part, these young people are treading the line towards a dangerously Artemian manner of thinking. Yes, a simple word is no threat to the world around, but the ideas that may prosper with it may be. First we separate ourselves from nature; then, we seek to dominate it; finally, we end up destroying it, and ourselves with it. The young who inherit this world must be careful with it, that their young may inherit it from them."

Despite the growing popularity of the movement, it has seen limited official recognition by the Tavaludan government, with some exceptions within the southern regions of the countries and some larger, progressive-leaning cities where local and regional authorities have adapted to their use.


Role in society


Tavaluda, for much of its history, has been a naval-focused power, due to its strategic position on the Northern Route between Western and Eastern Avalonia, and its desire to patrol its waters to protect the nearby straits between the mainland and its Northwestern islands from piracy. 150k in the army (120k active, 30k reserve, 30k in the airforce (25k active, 5k reserve, 300k in the navy (240k active, 60k reserve).



Enlisted & NCOs

Falîsano = "New Man" = FA-0 = Recruit
Dezatîn = "Soldier" = D-1 = Private
Dezatînogod = "Black Soldier" = DG-2 = Private 1st class

Dezatîn ye̊k Fr̊sîđêkożêkek = "Soldier of the Second Type" = DĐŻ-3 = Corporal (Junior NCO)
Dezatîn yêk Fr̊sîđêkopêdek = "Soldier of the First Type" = DĐP-4 = First corporal (Junior NCO)
Dezatînîwo = "High Soldier" = DW-5 = Under-sergeant (Junior NCO)

Mêlolînîzo = "Low Leader" = MZ-1 = Sergeant (Senior NCO)
Mêlolîn yêk Fr̊sîđêkożêkek = "Leader of the Second Type" = MĐŻ-2 = Staff Sergeant (Senior NCO)
Mêlolîn yêk Fr̊sîđêkopêdek = "Leader of the First Type" = MĐP-3 = Sergeant First-class (Senior NCO)
Mêlolînomêlolîne = "Leaders-leader" = MM-4 = Master Sergeant (Senior NCO)
Mêlolînîwo = "High Leader" = MW-5 = First Sergeant (Senior NCO)
Sun-Dezatomêlolîn = "Under-officer" = SDM-1 = Sergeant Major (Senior NCO)


Dezatomêlolînîzokano = "Junior Low Fight-Leader" (Tier 1 Ground Officer) = ZA-1 = Second Lieutenant
Dezatomêlolînîzokêkr̊a = "Senior Low Fight-Leader" (Tier 2 Ground Officer) = ZK-2 = First Lieutenant
Dezatomêlolînîwokano = "Junior High Fight-Leader" (Tier 3 Ground Officer) = WA-3 = Captain
Dezatomêlolînîwokêkr̊a = "Senior High Fight-Leader" (Tier 4 Ground Officer) = WK-4 = Major

Dezatalomêlolînîzokano = "Junior Low Battle-Leader" (Tier 1 Elite Ground Officer) = LZA-1 = Lieutenant Colonel
Dezatalomêlolînîzokêkr̊a = "Senior Low Battle-Leader" (Tier 2 Elite Ground Officer) = LZK-2 = Colonel
Dezatalomêlolînîwokano = "Junior High Battle-Leader" (Tier 3 Elite Ground Officer) = LWA-3 = above Colonel, below US Brigadier General
Dezatalomêlolînîwokêkr̊a = "Senior High Battle-Leader" (Tier 4 Elite Ground Officer) = LWK-4 = above previous rank, below Brigadier General

Denomêlolînîzokano = "Junior Low War-Leader" (Tier 1 General) = NZA-1 = Brigadier General
Denomêlolînîzokêkr̊a = "Senior Low War-Leader" (Tier 2 General) = NZK-2 = Major General
Denomêlolînîwokano = "Junior High War-Leader" (Tier 3 General) = NWA-3 = Lieutenant General
Denomêlolînîwokêkr̊a = "Senior High War-Leader" (Tier 4 General) = NWK-4 = General

Denovamosîsaskes̄îfasek = "War Dragon (Fire Drake)" (Tier 5 General; Highest Rank) = V-5 = General of the Army

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Tavaludan Ground Officers' Uniforms
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Tavaludan Elite Ground Officers' Uniforms


Enlisted & NCOs

Vwêsofal = "Seaman/Sailor" = VF-0 = Seaman recruit
Vwêsodezatîn = "Sea Soldier/Naval Sailor" = VD-1 = Seaman apprencice
Vwêsodezatînîvun = "Red Sea Soldier/Red Naval Sailor" = VDV-2 = Seaman

Vwêsodezatîn ye̊k Fr̊sîđêkożêkek = "Sea Soldier of the Second Type" = VĐŻ-3 = Petty officer third class (Junior NCO)
Vwêsodezatîn yêk Fr̊sîđêkopêdek = "Sea Soldier of the First Type" = VĐP-4 = Petty officer second class (Junior NCO)
Vwêsodezatînîwo = "High Sea Soldier" = VW-5 = Petty officer first class (Junior NCO)

Mêlolînîzo = "Low Leader" = MZ-1 = Chief petty officer (Senior NCO)
Mêlolîn yêk Fr̊sîđêkożêkek = "Leader of the Second Type" = MĐŻ-2 = Senior petty chief officer (Senior NCO)
Mêlolîn yêk Fr̊sîđêkopêdek = "Leader of the First Type" = MĐP-3 = Command senior petty chief officer (Senior NCO)
Mêlolînomêlolîne = "Leaders-leader" = MM-4 = Master chief petty officer (Senior NCO)
Mêlolînîwo = "High Leader" = MW-5 = Senior master chief petty officer (Senior NCO)
Sun-Vwêsodezatomêlolîn = "Under Sea Officer" = SVM-1 = Command master chief petty officer (Senior NCO)


Vwêsodezatomêlolînîzokano = "Junior Low Fight-Leader of the Sea" (Tier 1 Ground Officer) = VZA-1 = Second Lieutenant
Vwêsodezatomêlolînîzokêkr̊a = "Senior Low Fight-Leader of the Sea" (Tier 2 Ground Officer) = VZK-2 = First Lieutenant
Vwêsodezatomêlolînîwokano = "Junior High Fight-Leader of the Sea" (Tier 3 Ground Officer) = VWA-3 = Captain
Vwêsodezatomêlolînîwokêkr̊a = "Senior High Fight-Leader of the Sea" (Tier 4 Ground Officer) = VWK-4 = Major

Vwêsodezatalomêlolînîzokano = "Junior Low Battle-Leader of the Sea" (Tier 1 Elite Ground Officer) = VLZA-1 = Lieutenant Colonel
Vwêsodezatalomêlolînîzokêkr̊a = "Senior Low Battle-Leader of the Sea" (Tier 2 Elite Ground Officer) = VLZK-2 = Colonel
Vwêsodezatalomêlolînîwokano = "Junior High Battle-Leader of the Sea" (Tier 3 Elite Ground Officer) = VLWA-3 = above Colonel, below US Brigadier General
Vwêsodezatalomêlolînîwokêkr̊a = "Senior High Battle-Leader of the Sea" (Tier 4 Elite Ground Officer) = VLWK-4 = above previous rank, below Brigadier General

Vwêsodenomêlolînîzokano = "Junior Low War-Leader of the Sea" (Tier 1 General) = VNZA-1 = Brigadier General
Vwêsodenomêlolînîzokêkr̊a = "Senior Low War-Leader of the Sea" (Tier 2 General) = VNZK-2 = Major General
Vwêsodenomêlolînîwokano = "Junior High War-Leader of the Sea" (Tier 3 General) = VNWA-3 = Lieutenant General
Vwêsodenomêlolînîwokêkr̊a = "Senior High War-Leader of the Sea" (Tier 4 General) = VNWK-4 = General

Denovamosîsaskes̄îxlas̄ek = "War Dragon (Water Drake)" (Tier 5 General; Highest Rank) = V-5 = General of the Navy

Air Force

Enlisted & NCOs

Fwêvafal = "Airman" = FF-0 = Airman basic
Fwêvadezatîn = "Air-Soldier" = FD-1 = Airman
Segolodezatîn = "Sun-Soldier" = SD-2 = Airman first-class
Fwêvadezatîn ye̊k Fr̊sîđêkożêkek = "Air Soldier of the Second Type" = FĐŻ-3 = Staff sergeant (Junior NCO)
Fwêvadezatîn yêk Fr̊sîđêkopêdek = "Air Soldier of the First Type" = FĐP-4 = Technical sergeant (Junior NCO)
Fwêvadezatînîwo = "High Air Soldier" = FW-5 = Master sergeant (Junior NCO)

Mêlolînîzo = "Low Leader" = MZ-1 = First sergeant I (Senior NCO)
Mêlolîn yêk Fr̊sîđêkożêkek = "Leader of the Second Type" = MĐŻ-2 = Senior master sergeant (Senior NCO)
Mêlolîn yêk Fr̊sîđêkopêdek = "Leader of the First Type" = MĐP-3 = First sergeant II (Senior NCO)
Mêlolînomêlolîne = "Leaders-leader" = MM-4 = Chief master sergeant (Senior NCO)
Mêlolînîwo = "High Leader" = MW-5 = First Sergeant III (Senior NCO)
Sun-Fwêvadezatomêlolîn = "Under-air-officer" = SFM-1 = Command chief master sergeant (Senior NCO)


Fwêvadezatomêlolînîzokano = "Junior Low Fight-Leader of the Air" (Tier 1 Ground Officer) = FZA-1 = Second Lieutenant
Fwêvadezatomêlolînîzokêkr̊a = "Senior Low Fight-Leader of the Air" (Tier 2 Ground Officer) = FZK-2 = First Lieutenant
Fwêvadezatomêlolînîwokano = "Junior High Fight-Leader of the Air" (Tier 3 Ground Officer) = FWA-3 = Captain
Fwêvadezatomêlolînîwokêkr̊a = "Senior High Fight-Leader of the Air" (Tier 4 Ground Officer) = FWK-4 = Major

Fwêvadezatalomêlolînîzokano = "Junior Low Battle-Leader of the Air" (Tier 1 Elite Ground Officer) = FLZA-1 = Lieutenant Colonel
Fwêvadezatalomêlolînîzokêkr̊a = "Senior Low Battle-Leader of the Air" (Tier 2 Elite Ground Officer) = FLZK-2 = Colonel
Fwêvadezatalomêlolînîwokano = "Junior High Battle-Leader of the Air" (Tier 3 Elite Ground Officer) = FLWA-3 = above Colonel, below US Brigadier General
Fwêvadezatalomêlolînîwokêkr̊a = "Senior High Battle-Leader of the Air" (Tier 4 Elite Ground Officer) = FLWK-4 = above previous rank, below Brigadier General

Fwêvadenomêlolînîzokano = "Junior Low War-Leader of the Air" (Tier 1 General) = FNZA-1 = Brigadier General
Fwêvadenomêlolînîzokêkr̊a = "Senior Low War-Leader of the Air" (Tier 2 General) = FNZK-2 = Major General
Fwêvadenomêlolînîwokano = "Junior High War-Leader of the Air" (Tier 3 General) = FNWA-3 = Lieutenant General
Fwêvadenomêlolînîwokêkr̊a = "Senior High War-Leader of the Air" (Tier 4 General) = FNWK-4 = General

Denovamosîsaskes̄îfêk = "War Dragon (Wind Drake)" (Tier 5 General; Highest Rank) = V-5 = General of the Air Force