Iserria City, located in the west-northern Headlands of Tiranus, built near the western bank of the Tylarian Sea, is the capital of Tiranus, and sometimes considered to be the first constructed capital city.
Many nobles often spend their lifetimes within Iserria City, rather then in their selective landholds. Iserria City is also known to be the largest and most grandeur city in Xroth, and it has at times even been the largest populated city.
Within Iserria City, the Iserrian Castle is located, a grand and magnificent castle that has been the home of the Tiranian bloodline of monarchs until the rise of the united Tiranian states in 1825 CT.
Rise of the AcariasEdit
Legends foretell the humans of a time when their land was colonized by hundreds of barbarian clans. Sometime during the end of the Shadow Age, the human individual named Cael Dragonblood assumed command of the Acarias Clan, and managed to wage a war to unify the human barbarians. After having conquered the Headlands, Cael halted the war and began constructing a unified home for humans near Lake Iser, which is where he believed the Acarias had originated from. Building a small city near the shores of Lake Iser, Cael decided to name the newfound home of humans as 'Iserria', which many believe is a combination of Lake Iser and the titan word, Serra, which is believed to mean 'Eternal'. Many have tried to figure out what the city's name actually means, and most have drawn the conclusion that Cael named it 'the Eternal City'.
Even after the unification of the humans in Tiranus by the end of Cael's lifetime, Iserria stood looming over Lake Iser, continously growing. After Cael's death, his son, Caladius is said to have constructed a magnificent garden to honor his father, which is assumed to be the Gardens of Cael, in the Southern District.
Iserria during the Precarium AgeEdit
The Carium Age had seen the birth of Iserria, and given it an expansive growth, but by the start of the Precarium Age, around 300 CT, Iserria's population barely counted 20,000. For a few hundred years in the Precarium Age, Iserria would only grow in size and population by a small amount until around 650 CT, when the current King, Xaradius II incorporated a new law; The City-Education Law. With Xaradius' new law, more and more humans rushed to find themselves a home in Iserria City, which would secure their progenies a firm and secure education. Unfortunately, history records show that this law was not always kept, and not everyone who inhabited Iserria were allowed a full education, if any at all. Usually those without education would later be moved to the Beggar's Borough, where they'd live amongst the poor, who were barely taken care of the Iserrian city-council (A council of lords and nobles that governed the city. Established approximately around 480 CT by King Valderian II). However, by 720 CT, Iserria's population counted almost over 600,000 inhabitants. Later however, under Caladius III's reign, Tiranus would reach it's "growth age", where almost countless new youngs were born. It was an explosive growth to the entire Kingdom, and Iserria reaped the rewards, as by the end of 820 CT, at the end of Caladius III's reign, the city's population counted over 1,4 million inhabitants, making it the largest populated city during the 800's.
Expansion of the CityEdit
During three prominent kings, Valerian II, Xaradius I and Caladius III, the City of Iserria grew imensely. From the small city around Lake Iser, Iserria under Valderian began to emcompass the hills of Lassaria, where the Royal District would later be built. Under Xaradius I, the Castle of Iserria was constructed on the hills of Lassaria, and the Royal District was created. Under Xaradius II, the Western District of Iserria was renamed to Xaradia District in honor of Xaradius I, and Caer Honaria was constructed to act as the Tiranian Army's primary headquarters (which were later abandoned for Caer Veradon, yet Caer Honaria was still used a military garrison afterwards). Even though the project that begun during the time of Augustius III in 572 CT, it was under King Caladius III that the Cathedral of Inoth was finished, and around it, the Temple District grew forth.
Iserria during the Iserilian AgeEdit
When King Caius II came to the throne around 815, and the beginning of the Iserilian Age, Caius had another section reinforced in Iserria. Although he had not been the first to build it, Caius certainly extended it and made it much more major; The Harbor District. It was under Caius that the Gate of Naradius was built, which was formerly known as the Towers of Naradius. Caius was also the one who established the Capital Checkpoint, the fortified defense structure between the three massive gates, known as the Gates of Glory. Later, under Caius' son, Rasadius II, the Capital Checkpoint would during peace be used as a "checkpoint" for those entering the City. If one sought refuge in Iserria from a crisis, or wanted to make a home inside the Eternal City, or just wanted to visit, one would have to be approved by the guards stationed at the Capital Checkpoint. Due to a deal Rasadius made with the mages of Rusallia, the guards at the checkpoint would often use minor inscription magics to determine if a person should be cleared to enter or not. Over time, this process became swifter, and more acceptable perimeters were set as well.
Iserria during the Ironblood CoupEdit
During the Coup of the Ironblood in 1008 CT, Iserria was put into lockdown by Taralius Ironblood, having secured control over the Capital Checkpoint (the soldiers there were loyalists and were killed). After the initial week of the Coup, the city was once again opened, but under the Ironblood-regime, heavy military presenece could be seen throughout the city, and very few were able to even enter Iserria until 1015 CT.
Iserria during the Tiranian WarEdit
When the Tiranian War began in 1010 CT, Iserria was far away from being threatened, and as such, King Taralius II himself did not even bother reinforcing the city, nor participating in the war himself [Note: Many historians believe Taralius' overconfidence came from this factum, and was one of the major reasons for a Tiranian defeat in the War, alongside the revolution of the Legionary Formation]. For most of the War's lifetime, Iserrians felt relatively safe from the war's effect, only barely noticing some slight dents in marketing and food supplies. However, when Exardius Dragonblood invaded the Headlands, Iserria felt the changes almost immediately. Having control over the Kaldeon Pass, Exardius had directly cut Iserria off from it's main landline of supplies, and much panic began to spread in the Capital City. There were even rumors of citizen rebellions being formed, but fortunately, they never got the chance to appear as Exardius quickly managed to defeat Taralius at Wosworth, and as he turned to Iserria, it was almost entirely defenseless. Those few who remained behind to defend it quickly surrendered at the sight of Exardius' victorious legions.
The Gates of GloryEdit
The Gates of Glory are the massive gates that guard the entrance into the fortified capital of Iserria. They are believed to have been built around 350 CT, around the reign of King Valderian I.
The Capital Checkpoint was first constructed by King Caius II as a defensive structure for Iserria during sieges, and with Caius' son, King Rasadius II, the Checkpoint became a station in which people were cleared to enter the City. Over the course of its existance, it has stopped several major incidents from occuring, such as rebel leaders being denied access to the city, thereby halting rebellions within the city walls.
The Market District was believed to be the first district ever created, and the original location of Iserria City, when first built by Cael the Great.
National Sphere of TradeEdit
The National Sphere of Trade is the largest marketing building in Tiranus, and serves as a "center" for trade and marketing for Tiranus. Under the Iserrian Empire, the National Sphere was the building in where most of the Empire's trade-routes were decided, and the Imperial Treasury kept it's vaults.
The Southern District is believed to be the second district formed from the original Iserria. It eventually became the largest district in all of Iserria, and houses most of Iserria's inhabitants, who are normal citizens.
Gardens of CaelEdit
The Gardens of Cael are said to have been built by his son, Caladius the First, in honor of his father's memory. If this rumor is true can't be confirmed, but at least one can bask in the grace of the public park.
Tower of ArcaniEdit
Sometime after the forging of the Rusallia nation, the mages were allowed by the Kings of Tiranus to establish a few sanctums in Tiranus. The Tower of Arcani serves as the greatest mage sanctuary in Tiranus, and any Rusallia-Tiranus relations are dealt with inside the Tower.
The Boroughs date back to the very forging of Iserria itself. Boroughs are believed to first have been constructed as small villages built in circles, and then later developed into an area within a city where citizens built their communities. The Boroughs in the Southern District are named after their founders, the first to settle there.
The Iserria Harbor is an important element to the city. Since the dawn of the city, Lake Iser was used as a point to gain trade and supplies. From it, important supply lines and trade routes were established until it was formally constructed into a harbor. Later, once the harbor was finished, it became one of the most important harbors in Tiranus, only barely surpassed by Royalia Harbor.
The Harbor Headquarters is the building in which the Iserrian government are able to control the overflow and oversight of the Harbor itself. It was built alongside with the Harbor.
Avenue of LionsEdit
The Royal Halls/The Halls of DemocracyEdit
Cathedral of InothEdit
Sanctum of RevenantsEdit
The Remembrance Park was made long ago, presumed around 500 CT, and ever since has housed a beautiful garden with statues of former kings and heroes. In the centre stands the monument built in honor of Tiranus' founder, King Cael the Great.
The Royal GardensEdit