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 is home to the Imperial Library and the Imperial Numismatic Museum, founded in 2015 and 2018 respectively.
Wrythe was founded on 20 September 2008 as the first piece of sovereign Austenasian territory. It was the only Austenasian land until 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.
The patron saint of Wrythe is St George the Great Martyr of Lydda, and the official city flower is the rose.
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 - the incumbent Prime Minister - as its Representative since its foundation, confirmed in his position by election since November 2013. The official town flower of Palasia is the hydrangea.
Blue Ridge is an Austenasian Town which is an enclave of the U.S. state of Florida, and is composed of a residential property with a population of five. It was initially founded as an uninhabited Territory on 20 July 2020 by the now Lady Addison Dillon, and claimed only an uninhabited area of the property. On 20 December 2020, Blue Ridge was expanded into a Town with the annexation of the entire property. Lady Dillon currently servers as the Town's Representative.
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.
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. 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.
Peach Ponds is an Austenasian Territory which consists of a park bordered by the U.S. state of Georgia, the main feature of which is a large pond. It was annexed on 4 April 2020 after being claimed for Austenasia by Casper von Navārdia, who already administered the park on behalf of the local U.S. city council. Von Navārdia continues to administer the park as its Austenasian Governor.
Florencium Carolina is an Austenasian Territory which is an enclave of the U.S. state of Texas, and is composed of a privately owned area of rural land. It was founded on 20 July 2020 by the now Lord Michael Simpson, who serves as its Governor. The Territory is named in honour of Crown Princess Caroline and of the nearby American city of Florence.
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.
In April 2020, Governing Commissioner McFarlane implemented a Constitution which allows interested non-residents to join New South Scotland as citizens and contribute to its government.