Wrythe is the capital city of the Empire of Austenasia and seat of power of its Monarch, and is the joint (with Palasia and Porthbokon) most populated Town in the Empire. Wrythe is the historical and cultural centre of Austenasia, being the site of its foundation in 2008. The Town 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 ajoining land known as Commius Flats, which was de jure annexed the day afterwards.
During the Austenasian Civil War, the 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 preperations, 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 (and, to date, only) local-level adminstrative 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.
The current Representative of Wrythe is His Imperial Majesty the Emperor, elected on 19 November 2013. His sister, Crown Princess Caroline, is the Town's Baroness.
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 the joint most populated Town in the Empire, 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.
Lichtenstein was founded as the Territory of Emperorsland on 17 June 2013, and consisted of a garden in the British civil parish of Over, in Cambridgeshire. On 13 April 2014, Emperorsland expanded to annex the house which borders the garden, gaining three residents and becoming a Town, changing its name to Lichtenstein in the process. The current Acting Representative of Lichtenstein is Lord Hengest Crannis, who previously served as Governor of Emperorsland.
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 as a token piece of land 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 a population of 0, it did not have a Representative or Town Council, but did have Emperor Mother Margaret is 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 the Emperor has expressed wishes to do so sometime within the next few years.
Corinium Terentium was annexed on 4 May 2013 and consists of a large field by the British town of Tetbury, in Gloucestershire. Although it has no inhabitants, Austenasian law is enforced by its Governor, Lord Tribune Andrew Jones-Creed-Mortimer (a British citizen), 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 to name the land after 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 its founder, Queen Anna of the nearby nation of Zealandia, who held the position of Governor under Wessaxon rule and now rules as Governing Commissioner in the name of the Emperor. 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 Queen Anna, 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.
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. The territory is Austenasia's largest and most populous, measuring nine hectares with a population of seven, mostly Roman Catholic but with a Spiritualist minority. Although its population are counted as Austenasian residents, they do not hold the status of subjects.
New Richmond is a Crown Dependency of the Empire of Austenasia situated in North America. Established on 16 August 2013, the territory was formally annexed by an Imperial Decree.
New Richmond is governed by its founder Joseph Kennedy, who rules as Governing Commissioner in the name of the Emperor. On 1 January 2014, New Richmond annexed some adjacent land to increase its size by roughly 120%, gaining two residents in the process, one of whom governs the land on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Governing Commissioner.
Terentia is a Crown Dependency of the Empire of Austenasia situated in North America. Established on 16 November 2013, the territory was formally annexed by an Imperial Decree. Terentia is governed by its founder Tribune Jacob Lewis, who rules as Governing Commissioner in the name of the Emperor. The land was named after HIH Emperor Father Terry.