While fun, it's not really needed. House is a genuine surname.
That'll work. Caesar Randall I of the House Dynasty. The family that ruled the city for centuries before the civil war, the collapse of the dam, and a major cave-in in the city caused the mighty empire to fall. Most of the House family at the time was killed except for the bastard son of one of the House cousins at the time. He was living in a small home on the outskirts of the city as the cousin hadn't wanted his bastard in the public eye. Ironically that allowed him to survive and help lead the remnants of the city rebuild as best they could. His capable leadership was the only reason why the Vegan survivors didn't collapse into total anarchy.I actually was thinking that "Caesar" would be the title, Hosue would be the family name.
What about Randall House?
I love this post but didn't you say that Joono was going to be the one lead by a Governor? I thought Ankrage was going to have a President.The Laskan Republic
-System of Government: Feudalism
-Head of State: Governor, the eldest male next-of-kin from the ruling Holt family
-Population: 100,000 swearing some degree of fealty, only 30,000 directly controlled by Ankrage
-Religion: Laskan Orthodoxy
-Totemic Symbol: Kodiak Bear
There was a time when Ankrage got the short end of the stick in Alaskan politics. Denied capital status despite being by far the largest and most metropolitan of the Alaskan cities, Ankrage was denied the influence over state affairs that were its god-given right. But the fall of civilization would grant it its place in the sun.
An excellent port, not divided into hundreds of tiny islands that would prove impossible to be managed, and with access to Laska's greatest farmland, it quickly established itself as a true power when nearly every other city in Laska was either starving to death or devolved to the status of minor city-state.
When the Great Coldspell of the Year 300 struck, it was Laskan warriors that took initiative- one warrior in particular, a half-Eskimo named Alan Holt. Converting their fishing fleets for the purposes of war, the sailed from village to village, compelling people to either join the great War-Fleet, or be looted themselves. The Lasan Raiders nearly exterminated the people of coastal British Columbia, and sailed into the Puget Sound, putting the coastal cities to the torch. The ships made it as far south as San Francisco, where they siezed all the gold in the Federal Reserve Bank. Planting the Alaskan flag, their ships loaded with food, booty and thralls, they returned home.
While it looked as if Laska was sure to dominated the entire region at that point, it was not to be. Laska is too large and disjointed to be centrally administered. Most local towns and communities declared independence when old Alan Holt died, including Joono which proclaimed the "State of Alaska", with the blessing of the Orthodox church. Most of the Alzandar Archipelago came under their grasp, making them a strong bulwark against Ankrage.
Ankrage declared the Republic of Laska, focusing more heavily on colonization than control of pre-existing communities. It was Ankragemen that settled the coasts of British Columbia and Graham Island, that settled Kodiak and the Alaskan Peninsula, even establishing a few outpost on Kamatchka.
With the rise of the Buddhist merchants in the Alzandar Arhcipelago, the fates of Joono have turned significantly south, with Ankrage swooping in to pick up the slack, getting many communities under its wing.
Feels likes more of a Northeastern thing.You're a pretty good writer if only changing one word makes your post fit in without issue. With Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus given such prominence in Laska it's only natural that his elves come along with him. Plus having the Easter Bunny practically revert to its former status as a religious icon in its own right works too. I wonder if A Christmas Carol has been religicized in some way. It'd been around for 160 years so I think it'd have staying power. It's a story of a corrupt man being given three chances to repent his sins. It'd fit right in with a medieval Christian theology.