Wrythe is the capital city of the Empire of Austenasia and seat of power of its Monarch, and is the historical and cultural centre of Austenasia, having been the site of its foundation in 2008. The City consists of the Imperial Residence, 2 Imperial Road, Wrythe Public Park, Commius Flats, and East Wrythe, and is bordered on all sides by the British town of Carshalton.
Wrythe was founded on 20 September 2008 as the first piece of sovereign Austenasian territory. It was the only Austenasian land until 21 February 2009, when Glencrannog was annexed by the Empire. On 28 August 2009, the Austenasian Army invaded and occupied a small piece of adjoining land known as Commius Flats, which was de jure annexed the day afterwards.
During the Austenasian Civil War, the then town of Wrythe was loyal to Emperor Esmond III. The then Princess Caroline was placed under low-security house arrest in the Imperial Residence, which was fortified against possible Carolinian incursions. The Imperial Regalia were stored in the Imperial Residence for safe-keeping, and Rose and Edd were used as guard dogs, patrolling Wrythe Public Park and the British alleyway near Commius Flats. Despite extensive preparations, Wrythe was never attacked during the entirety of the war.
During the War of the Orlian Reunification, Wrythe was surrendered to the Midget Army by the then Crown Prince Jonathan, ending the orchestrated war and resulting in King Declan of Wilcsland and Copan being appointed co-Emperor. On 14 April 2014, Wrythe became the first local-level administrative division of the Empire to have an exclave by annexing East Wrythe, a small territory currently used as a Copanese embassy which is separated from the main town by roughly a third of a mile of the United Kingdom.
Wrythe was granted city status on 8 January 2017. The current Representative of Wrythe is His Imperial Majesty the Emperor, elected on 19 November 2013. His sister, Crown Princess Caroline, is the city's Baroness, and their father, HIH Emperor Father Terry, is Mayor of Wrythe.
New Richmond is a City of the Empire of Austenasia situated in North America. Originally established as a Crown Dependency on 16 August 2013, the territory was formally annexed by an Imperial Decree, transitioned into a Town on 7 September 2014, and granted city status on 9 January 2017.
New Richmond is the largest City and most highly populated local administrative division of the Empire, with thirteen residents living in five different houses, one of which contains a shop which sells home appliances to the citizens of the neighbouring United States. The original Crown Dependency of New Richmond - which expanded by roughly 120% on 1 January 2014 by annexing neighbouring land - is now known as North New Richmond, having been joined by the former Ashukov city of Saint Josephsburg the day before New Richmond became a Town. Saint Josephsburg and North New Richmond are separated by just over fourteen miles of the United States of America, and were joined by a third exclave, West Richmond, in September 2014, and a fourth, New Saint Josephsburg, in April 2015. In December 2016, North New Richmond was ceded back to the United States of America, but replaced by two new land claims, yet to be formally named by New Richmond City Council.
HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Duke of Bohemia is the current Representative of New Richmond, having held said office since the transition into a Town. His romantic partner, Countess Victoria, is Mayor of the city.
The Town of Zephyria joined the Empire on 25 April 2009 after Sir William, a friend of the now Emperor Jonathan I, expressed his wishes for his house to become Austenasian. A Treaty of Annexation was signed between the then Crown Prince Jonathan, Sir William, and the latter's mother (owner of the house) on UK soil about a month before the official annexation. Soon afterwards, Sir William became Duke of Royton and thus became a Lord. After becoming General of the 1st Inner Austenasian Division, he became Lord General William Kingsnorth, but lost that title after declaring the Austenasian Civil War.
During the war, the town was used as a base for the Carolinian rebels and placed under ineffective martial law. After the war was won by the lawful government, South Kilttown (as Zephryia was then known) once again came under legitimate Austenasian authority, and Lord John relinquished his title of Baron of South Kilttown, passing it to his son William.
Zephyria was renamed from South Kilttown on 10 September 2010. Zephyria is the second largest Town in Austenasia, after the capital Wrythe. About half of Zephyria is comprised of Kingsnorth Manor, residence of Lord Marshal William, built sometime in the late 19th century. Lord Marshal William has been the elected Representative of Zephyria since 1 January 2011.
Palasia is a Town with four residents, and was annexed on 12 July 2013. Comprised of a house surrounded by the British county of Norfolk, Palasia has had Lord John Gordon as its Representative since its foundation, confirmed in his position by election since November 2013.
Terentia is a Town of the Empire of Austenasia situated in North America. Established on 16 November 2013 as a Crown Dependency, the territory was formally annexed by an Imperial Decree. The founder of Terentia, Lord Admiral Eren Lewis, currently serves as Representative and Baron of Terentia, which transitioned into a Town on 3 December 2014. The land was named after HIH Emperor Father Terry, and has a population of six.
The Territory of Glencrannog is a square foot of land, and is the Empire's smallest piece of land. Plot number 872 of the Glencrannog Estate in Argyll was bought by Emperor Jonathan I (then still Crown Prince) in October 2008, and ceded to the Austenasian Government on 21 February 2009, being officially annexed as part of the Empire. Act 60 (Annexation of Glencrannog) gave the then Crown Prince the title Laird of Glencrannog as a ceremonial position.
Glencrannog was initially a Town; as it is only a square foot in size and has no population, it did not have a Representative or Town Council, but did have Emperor Mother Margaret as its Baroness. It was transitioned into a Territory on 4 May 2013 with the creation of that status. Glencrannog has never been visited by any Austenasian, but on 7 March 2016, Sir James von Puchow was appointed its Governor, with the hope that he will visit the territory at some point in the near future.
Corinium Terentium was annexed on 4 May 2013, originally consisting of a large field by the British town of Tetbury, in Gloucestershire. On 30 January 2016, Austenasia annexed to Corinium Terentium the uninhabited land of the nearby Principality of Sabovia upon the dissolution of said country, leading to Corinium Terentium becoming the largest single land claim of the Empire. Although it has no inhabitants, Austenasian law is enforced by its Governor, Lord Tribune Andrew Creed, and the Territory is protected by the Austenasian Army unit Centuria I Gloucestria, based nearby. The name of Corinium Terentium is derived from "Corinium Dobunnorum", the Roman name for the nearby British town of Cirencester, with "Terentium" added in honour of Emperor Father Terry.
New South Scotland is a Crown Dependency of the Empire of Austenasia situated in Australasia. Established on 19 November 2012 as a colony of New Wessex, the colony was ceded to Austenasia on 20 January 2013 by Declan I upon the ascension of Jonathan I to the Austenasian Throne. New South Scotland was formally made a Crown Dependency of Austenasia on 25 January by the First Imperial Decree of HIM Emperor Jonathan I, the first Austenasian land of its sort.
New South Scotland is governed by The Rt Hon. Sir Hugh McFarlane, KCA, a friend of the Emperor who lives nearby and who also serves as a Privy Counsellor and the Empire's Consul-General at Sydney. The founder of New South Scotland - Charlotte Lindstrom of the nearby nation of Zealandia - held the position of Governor under Wessaxon rule, and ruled as the first Governing Commissioner before the appointment of Sir Hugh to the office. The territory was formerly part of a university campus in Sydney before being annexed by New Wessex.
After tensions arose in early June 2014 over New South Scotland between Austenasia and a rebellious faction of the Zealandian military which had threatened to depose Lindstrom (who then reigned as Queen Astrid), a compromise was reached whereby the effective administration of the crown dependency was given wholly over to the Zealandian government, while Austenasia retained legal sovereignty over the land. This arrangement was maintained until 10 September 2016, when a treaty was signed between the Empire and Zealandia restoring full and exclusive Austenasian governance to the crown dependency.
Axvalley is a Crown Dependency of the Empire of Austenasia situated in South America. Established on 20 February 2013, the territory was formally annexed by an Imperial Decree.
Axvalley is governed by its founder Rubens Machado, who rules as Governing Commissioner in the name of the Emperor. Axvalley is Austenasia's second-largest and second-most populous land claim, measuring nine hectares with a population of seven, mostly Roman Catholic but with a Spiritualist minority.