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Avalar Proper - Map by AMCAlmaron Avalar Proper - Map by AMCAlmaron
And here's the most recent of the maps I've done for :iconddraigtanto: for his stories! This one came to be as a result of helping him flesh out the history of the Kingdom of Avalar...I ended up thinking it'd be handy if there was a topographical map of the area so that locations in the series could be mapped to it (or to even give some areas more detail), and so this was the result! Now, since these areas and cities aren't considered French in this history, that meant the names all had to change...so at present they've all got new spellings that are mixtures of the old names, and how the city names are spelt in other languages...so the names aren't misspelt, they're intentionally that way! Besides, we've sort of concluded that "Avalarian" is a mixture of old Draconic dialects and the human languages that are located nearby, so it's a weird language. 

I should really note more, but I strangely can't think of much to note at present. Any questions? I've got a timeline here which might answer most of them...it's still a work in progress; it one only focuses on Europe, and even then it's mostly about Avalar. There's also a draft image on Stash made using the CKII map which shows the early growth of Avalar and Maleforian Italy; sta.sh/029rn9ol0jkq

*c.400 - A large settlement of Dragons and other creatures calling themselves "Avalarians" settle in the Roman Province of Gallia Narbonensis.
*443 - Dragons in Gallia Narbonensis and "Burgundians" in neighbouring Gallia Lugdunensis revolt under the dragon Lucianus and proclaim the First Kingdom of Avalar.
*476 - Western Roman Empire collapses, replaced by the Kingdom of Italy under Flavius Odoacer. Malefor - a prominent Roman dragon - begins planning his rise to power; intending to build an independent state for dragonkind out of the ruins of the Roman Empire.
*494 - Malefor defeats Flavius Odoacer, and becomes Dragon King of Italy. Lucianius swears fealty to Malefor; becoming Duke of Avalar.
*535 to 554 - Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I begins the Reconquest of Italy; leading to two decades of war between human and dragonkind. Malefor ultimately loses Italy to Justinian, but continues to fight from Avalar; his methods becoming steadily more vicious and anti-human over time. This leads to a civil war when the dragoness Varinia - an Elder at a Relgimist shrine near Gratianopolis - rises up against him and his ways. Although Varinia dies in this conflict, her supporters eventually emerge victorious and banish Malefor from their realms, before renaming Gratianopolis to "Varinifanum" - Varinia's Temple - in honour of their fallen leader and making it the capital of their state. Malefor lingers around Avalar for a short period of time at the "Mountain of Malefor" - a fortress built during the wars - before ultimately heading east.
*554 - A weakened Avalar is annexed into the neighbouring Frankish Kingdom, and overlordship of the area repeatedly changes hands as the Kingdom constantly fractures and reforms. Varinifanum gradually becomes shortened to "Varifan", and later "Warfang", as a result of the evolution of the Avalarian vernacular. Varinia's Shrine is expanded and turned into a "Temple", and dragons following her teachings inhabit it and take up the title of "Guardians".
*c.800 - Dragons in the Sapmi region of the Fennoscandian Peninsula proclaim the Kingdom of Sekeolath, with the Abelburben Clan at their head.
*933 - Rudolph II of Transjurania proclaims the Kingdom of Arles after uniting the majority of the lands of the old Kingdom of Avalar, before creating the "Duchy of Avalar" - corresponding to roughly half of the present "Avalar Proper" region - and granting it to the dragoness (?) who claims descent from Lucianus. Despite this, she and her descendants - the dragons of Clan Lucien - refer to themselves as "Queens and Kings" of Avalar.
*1006 - Antigra I is born to Queen (?) I and Jedias of (?).
*1032 - Rudolph III dies without issue, and the Kingdom of Arles - and the Duchy of Avalar - becomes part of the Holy Roman Empire.
*1212 - Antigra I becomes Queen of Avalar while pregnant with the future Zephrya I. In the following years, her relationship with her mate Faron of Sekeolath breaks down completely as a result of disagreements over what direction to steer Avalar in, until the two can barely tolerate each other's presence.
*1237 - Malefor returns from the East - having prolonged his life using Dark Crystals - with the armies of the Mongol Empire, which he has allied himself with.
*1283 - The Principality of Wales is conquered by the Kingdom of England. Three Welsh "Munthrekiejir" dragon clans - the Ixeniejirs, the Hunters, and the (?)s - swear fealty to Edward I, and are made Dragon Dukes of Gwynedd, Deheubarth and Powys, respectively.
*c.1290 - Malefor's power begins to weaken, and in time he is captured in battle and trapped in convexity by the Guardians of the Warfang Temple.
*1459 - Gether I is born to the recently married Zephrya I and Arkebus of Brabant, although rumours spread that he was conceived out of wedlock.
*1470 - Antigra I makes an alliance with Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, who plans to restore the ancient Kingdom of Lotharingia.
*1477 - Antigra I dies in battle along with Charles the Bold, whose domains are divided between the King of France and the Holy Roman Emperor. Zephrya I succeeds her as Queen.
*1543 - A ragtag group of dragons led by the dragoness Jennu swear fealty to Emperor Charles V, offering military support in return for protection. At war with the Ottoman Empire, he accepts, and promises them the devastated southern areas of the Kingdom of Hungary - occupied by the Ottoman Turks - as a future homeland. News of this deal quickly spreads, resulting in Dragon clans across Europe being similarly integrated into human armies.
*1643 - Arkebus of Brabant dies while leading Avalarian forces against the Kingdom of France for the Holy Roman Empire, and Zephrya I falls into a decline, resulting in Crown Prince Gether assuming some of her Royal Duties.
*1648 - Emperor Ferdinand III grants the County of Provence - Revoked in 1481, upon the death of the last Duke - to the Duchy of Avalar, in return for their aid during the Wars of Religion, and also to create a buffer state between France and Italy.
*1650 - Future Empress Ddraigtanto I is born to Schakri Ixeniejir and Selena Caesin.
*1699 - Hungary is reclaimed from the Ottoman Empire, and the Duchy of Darastrix'Okarthel is proclaimed in the southern lands, as promised by Charles V. Jennu's daughter () becomes the first Duchess, and founds the city of "Jennustadt" - Jennu's City - which she also changes her clan name to.
*1798 - The Revolutionary armies of the French Republic invade the Duchy of Avalar; overthrowing Clan Lucien and proclaiming the "Rhodanic Republic".
*1802 - The Rhodanic Republic is annexed to France.
*1806 - Zephrya I dies of depression. The Holy Roman Empire is disbanded.
*1812 - Crown Prince Gether begins leading the resistance efforts against the French in Avalar. Following the disastrous campaign in Russia, Gether's forces begin to overwhelm the French, and soon take control of the former French Provinces of Lyonnais, Burgundy, Franche-Comte and Nevers, and also Corsica, the Comtat Venaissin and East Languedoc.
*1815 - At the Congress of Vienna, Avalarian diplomats manage to get Avalar's land gains confirmed, and also have Avalar raised to a Kingdom. Gether begins a lengthy process of reforming Avalar, beginning with the military. While doing this, he discharges many dragonesses from the army; as part of a series of controversial policies secretly designed to get dragonesses to stay at home and breed, thus bringing up Avalar's dragon population.
*1817 - Crown Prince Taxid is born to Gether I and Lacia of (?).
*1830 - Avalar intervenes in the Belgian Revolution, successfully putting it down. General Galen Rifer is killed in this battle, and his estate in Warfang ends up going to his ward; Future Empress Ddraigtanto I.
*1860 - Avalar gains Savoy and the County of Nice via the Treaty of Turin with the Kingdom of Sardinia.
*1866 - Avalar annexes the Swiss Confederacy.
*1870 - Avalar joins the Franco-Prussian War, and annexes the Lorraine and Champagne regions of France.
*1876 - Avalar begins colonising the Congo.
*1881 - Avalar annexes the Beylik of Tunis from the Ottoman Empire.
*1911 - Avalar and Italy invade Ottoman Tripolitania; Avalar annexes Tripolitania Proper, while Italy annexes Cyrenaica and Fezzan.
*1918 - Darastrix'Okarthel becomes independent as the Kingdom of Okarthel.
*1919 - In the aftermath of WWI, Avalar annexes the Alsace-Lorraine region of Germany, as well as the Saarland.
*193? - Avalar invades the Netherlands and sets up a client state, before outright annexing it.
*1940 - Avalar is invaded by German and Italian forces. Gether I and his family flee to Tunis.
*1943 - Avalarian forces fight back, reclaiming Avalar Proper, and capturing North Italy, which they annex, before moving on to liberate the states of the Balkans and set up pro-dragon governments.
*1945 - Avalarian diplomats successfully manage to negotiate the transfer of North Croatia to Okarthel, as a result of the large dragon population living there. To compensate Yugoslavia, Avalar helps them annex Bulgaria and Albania.
*1950 to 1960 - Avalar annexes West Germany in a probably-rigged referendum. Dragon-inhabited areas in the United Kingdom (Wales), France (Picardy , Artois, and Upper Normandy), Canada (Newfoundland and New Brunswick) and the United States (New England) and break away from their parent states, before joining with Avalar.
*198? - Spyro Silios born in Avalar. Gether I makes plans to have him made Duke of Ravenna - the old capital of Maleforian Italy - but this fails to occur as his egg is lost following an attack by Malefor's forces. Maleforian agents stage a coup in Sekeolath, and oust the ruling Abelburben Clan, who flee to Wergul - the island fief traditionally assigned to the Heir Apparent - before setting up one of their number - Nightshade I Charirschakri - as the new Queen.
*2007 - Gether I killed in the Battle for Warfang, along with Crown Prince Taxid. Ddraigtanto I ascends to throne after defending Warfang.
*2013 - Ddraigtanto I reforms Avalar into an Empire, and creates a number of lesser Kingdoms out of Avalar's old administrative divisions.

Spyro, Cynder and Malefor copyright whoever owns the rights to Spyro.
All other characters mentioned here copyright :iconddraigtanto:
Avalar Flag and map made using images from the Wikimedia Commons.
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting indeed!
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AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, thanks!
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
My pleasure!
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KeizerHarm Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
I wonder, why did Avalar intervene in the Belgian revolt? Did the Netherlands become an Avalarian vassal immediately afterwards, or did they continue to be ruled by themselves (with irl kings and queens) until the 1930's?
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AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...not sure. I might need to go over the history again; it's been a LONG time since I figured out how Avalar expanded. I remember it was partly because I wanted the Netherlands to be united so that it was easier for Avalar to annex them somewhere down the line (rather than having to invade three different states). I think it might have been part plotting on King Gether's part in the hopes of one day taking over the Netherlands or perhaps gaining an ally (although his father was a Dutch dragon from the Duchy of Brabant, so he might have wanted to keep his father's homeland intact), but it could also have just been loyalty after the Napoleonic Wars...both Avalar and the Netherlands were set up as buffer states, so they may have had a vague alliance. I remember reading that one of the reasons the Belgian Revolt succeeded was because all the states allied with the Netherlands were too busy with their own problems to send troops, so the idea was that Avalar wasn't troubled, and so was able to send a large army quickly. 

Thinking about it again, perhaps this led to a stronger relationship and alliance with the Netherlands (which could have been an incentive for Avalar to join the allies in WWI; before then, they had closer ties with Germany), which could be linked to how they invaded and annexed the state in the 1930s...
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KeizerHarm Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
What could also be a reason is that the Belgian revolt did not stand on its own. There were revolts everywhere by people unhappy with post-Napoleon Europe (Poles against Russians, Italians against Austrians), and against the authoritarian regimes. Perhaps Avalar had suppressed a minor one in the 1820's with Dutch help, and Gether returned the favour.
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AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes sense, really; the French in Burgundy might have tried to break away, so the Dutch could have aided them to keep the French weak...
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KeizerHarm Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
And the French supported the Belgians in the Belgian revolt! If both Avalar and NL were both still pissed at France, it all fits!
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AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent! I know I've tagged you a lot, :iconddraigtanto:, but you need to see all this...it's good for the backstories!
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student Writer
This all sounds very good. It might be necessary to compile all this into a singular file sometime. It'll be good to update our world history to make it more fitting.
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AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good call...not sure just what we could put it into just yet, but we should do some sort of grand history for the characters. Perhaps you could make it a short? Alexander talking about his family history with Ddraig? Or perhaps we could just pepper hints into some stories...could make for some nice fluff; Ddraig and Alex lying together on a couch, and Ddraig asking about Alex's history.
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student Writer
Yeah, this must be how you feel when I name drop you constantly. Oh, I'm gonna be here all night. :XD:
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Writer
Christ on a bike. That history is quite the read, even if I do have a massive bias.

Quality work as always, of which I thank you greatly for! :+fav:
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AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to be of service, as always. This stuff's fun to do!
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Writer
Awesome.
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AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps we should look at doing one of these for Okarthel and Sekeolath? Shouldn't be too hard...
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Writer
Maybe, but I fear Sekeolath may be a bit barren.
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AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno, surely there'd have been a few prominent dragon cities there in its heyday?
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Writer
Hmmm, perhaps. I did make a number of 'bad guy cities' to populate my token 'enemy nation' through my incarnations of stories; I suppose I can just recycle them:
- Korwin (as mentioned before)
- Ironhyde (was the capital of my pre-this-story 'evil empire')
- Stormfall
- Capricorn City
I didn't really come up with a lot, or I've forgotten the others. Hmmm, let me try to come up with some others on the fly...
- Svarthavn (Black Harbour)
- Abelburben (perhaps just named after them, but not having much more significance than that).
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Hvitpunkt (White Point, most northerly city, also a s**thole)
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AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...I was going over this again, and perhaps we could add some of these names to the Sekeolath map, now that one exists? Hvitpunkt could replace Vardo...not sure about where Stormfall, Capricorn City or Svarthavn could go, but it shouldn't be too hard to find places for them.
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AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Since Sekeolath settles the Sapmi region before any of the Scandinavian states can, we can probably just take any modern cities that fall within the area and change the names! And then add a few here and there to show what changed under Nightshade's rule. Hmm...would there be a Duchy of Dante, or would that be a modern state?

Abelburben as a city...guess it was the ancestral area of the family, and then they shifted to a better capital after becoming Queens. That does happen; the Habsburgs got their name from Habsburg Castle in Switzerland, but they stopped living there in 1276 and moved to Austria, and they eventually lost control of it in 1415. 

Any reason why Hvitpunkt's so terrible?
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