加雷马帝国
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信条

Nos sum us manus, Nos sumus deus.
(We are the Hand, We are the God)

我们的双手能够创造神迹
元首 皇帝瓦厉斯·佐斯·加尔乌斯
管理机构 加雷马的中央政府是一个庞大的官僚机构,它由皇帝直接指名的官员领导。
种族分布

加雷马人:70%
其他:30%

注意:这些数字仅仅代表加雷马首都,以及其他拥有完整公民权城市的情况。如果将其他的地区也一起统计进来,那么纯血加雷马人的比例将会大幅下降。

加雷马帝国大约占据三大陆的四分之三,剩下的地区归属阿尔迪纳德大陆,然而它也完全处于帝国的统治之下。大约50年前,加雷马只是一个偏僻,人口稀少的共和国,国土也只有伊尔萨巴德北面的一小块。但是因为科技黄金时代的到来,同时还出现了一位年轻有为的军团长,加雷马距离统治全海德林仅有一步之遥。

概述

    国旗

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加雷马国旗上的符号是一个抽象的锁链,它代表着加雷马本国人珍视的品质:团结在一起。中间的深红色锁链代表着所有为加雷马人民而死的人。

    政体

加雷马曾经是一个共和国,直到索鲁斯·加尔乌斯将整个伊尔萨巴德纳入麾下,并且自立为帝,以“佐斯”作为皇帝的称号。从那以后,就产生了帝国,一个能够管理新加雷马的庞大领土的强大政权。议会仍然存在,并将会议权交给了皇帝。然而它已经名存实亡,因为建立军权国家的呼声格外高涨。

    信仰

帝国禁止宗教,因为宗教被认为是野蛮人的传统,并且最终会召唤出蛮神。加雷马的许多居民都是彻头彻尾的无神论者,这是由于他们的身体和精神都无法承受和使用基于以太的魔法。神学家认为宗教是建立在魔法的基础上,这也就可以解释为什么加雷马人没有任何信仰。

    产业

魔导制造业:青磷引擎的发明为加雷马打开了黄金时代的大门。科技进步的同时,社会也在发生变化,加雷马的工业迅速魔导化,使机器能够生产出大量商品。

航空业:加雷马人很早就学会了将青磷水点燃后产生的比空气轻的气体放在气球里,从而飞行。但是在伊尔萨巴德北部的天空中,这些交通工具能否运作取决于风雪。真正的飞行器在青磷推进器和以太处理的机翼发明后出现,同时这也是现代飞艇的起源。目前,帝国生产了大量飞行器,一些是私用,另外的是军用。

纺织业:通过使用从青磷水中提纯出来的一种粘性树脂,加雷马人成功纺出了高强度碳纤维——这是纺织业的一次革命性的进步。

    思想

随着魔导技术的发明,加雷马人高度重视效率,同时,帝国的建立也预示着严格的阶级制度的出现。一个人能否拥有进步成为了衡量人的价值的极端标准,那些渴望向上爬的人推动了加雷马前进。但与此同时,这个标准也出现了瞧不起附属地人民的趋势,这一点引发了众多争议。

    饮食

加雷马冬季苦寒,耕种时节也很短,因此能够长期保存的食物是很必要的。简单而富有能量的食物是很常见的,比如由风干的,腌过的,甚至发酵的肉和鱼炖成的汤。但是在最近几年,得益于帝国的优势,各个行省的不同食物在餐桌上出现的越来越多。

历史

Portrait of People

要了解加雷马的历史,首先就要了解加雷马人。以身材强壮著称的加雷马人,最醒目的特征就是额头中心的第三只“眼睛”。这颗眼睛外形犹如一颗珍珠,并且赋予了纯血加雷马人优秀的空间感。然而,加雷马人生来就缺乏对于以太的控制能力,也因此很少有加雷马人学会使用魔法。和那些天生拥有魔法能力的种族比起来,这一直都是加雷马人的一个短板。

This imbalance of power has greatly informed the territorial feuds of Ilsabard. In ages past, the Garleans were expelled from the relative warmth of lands to the south of the realm-dividing central mountain range. After crossing the treacherous peaks, they had no choice but to settle in the bleak northern reaches of the continent.

Blue Gold

Winters in the Garleans' new home were harsh. The northern seas were bound in ice fur most of the year, and the resources of the waters were available for only a slim window. Likewise, farming and rearing animals were possible only at certain times. The land, in other words, could not support a large populace. The Garleans multiplied slowly, and over time were forced to accept being few in number.

There was but one benefit to the frigid land-its vast deposits of ceruleum. This deep-blue liquid burned as well as oil, and kept the hearth warm during the long, dark times of year. Indeed, had it not been for this natural resource, the Garleans would not have survived the severe winter cold. Yet, it was to be a long time befure the Garleans realized just what a boon this ceruleum was.

The Early Republic

The Garlean people officially banded together in 922 of the Sixth Astral Era. Many small villages existed before then, but none developed overmuch due to occasional raids by other more-established tnbes of northern llsabard. To raise themselves from this base existence, one town named itself the center, and the others were brought into the fold through negotiation and furce. This, the Garlemald Republic, had but one goal: to unite its people in order to stave off foreign aggression.

Survival was no small task. In desperation, the Garleans began to employ Roegadyn magi from the central mountains to bolster its own army where it was weakest. They also waged war from the shadows, sending spies to incite conflict betwixt the surrounding nations. For centuries, Garlemald prevailed, using every tactic at its disposal.

Starting in the early 16th century, however, a new age was to dawn on the nation. In 1513, a man named Solus Galvus attained the rank of legatus. The twenty-four year old Garlean learned of the newly-invented ceruleum engine, and saw great potential in it. His was the hand that guided the development of magitek weapons, and his the mind that devised tactics for these warmachina. Galvus also saw them integrated into the army, and so imbued the military with mechanical might.

Unifying The North

At first, Galvus's innovations were viewed with a skeptical eye. However, as neighboring nations began falling to Garlemald's warmachina, the people realized the wisdom in his decision. As if to avenge every wrong ever done to them, the Garleans invaded the countries of northern llsabard and annexed their lands. To expand its small al'lllf, Garlemald recruited the subjugated peoples, promising to better their lives with magitek technology in exchange for service. This cunning carrot-and-stick strategy made the republic greater and more powerfitl with every victory.

As triumph fullowed triumph, the Garleans' respect fur Galvus grew, eventually transfurming into worship. In 1517, he was granted control of Garlemald as dictator by overwhelming popular snpport. The same year, the republic awcked Dalmasca, a small country nestled in the central mountains, and rained down fire upon it with their new airships. Thus, the Garlean army turned to conquer the south of llsabard. In 1522, this campaign ended in victory. Having unified the continent through force fur the first time in history, Galvus proclaimed himself Emperor, and thus created the Garlean Empire.

Assimilation

Though he had already accomplished the impossible, Galvus was not content with llsabard alone. Six years after becoming Emperor, he set his gaze upon the eastern continent of Othard, and marched upon it with a great host With their warmachina at the fore, the imperial forces toppled all who dared stand before them.

It was during this campaign that Galvus first laid eyes upon the ruin wrought by primals - an entire land utterly drained of lire. Scholars believe this temble sight ultimately led the Emperor to issue an imperial mandate for the annihilation of the dread beings the Garleans dubbed "eikons," refusing to believe them of divine origin.

After a long and hard-fought resistance, the nation of Doma fell to Garlemald in 1552, With this, Galvus had conquered the east. Now, he turned his armies towards the west, plotted the invasion of Aldenard, and captured Ala Mhigo in 1557. However, this was to be the last victory fur some time. In Eorzea, the Garleans suffered a crippling and unexpected defeat over Silvertear Lake, faced the emergence of eikons, and watched its Meteor project end in stunning failure. In Garlemald, a war of succession broke out. The unrelenting march of the imperial army- and its territorial acquisitions - ground to a halt

参考资料

  1. 《艾欧泽亚百科全书》(Encyclopaedia Eorzea ~The World of FINAL FANTASY XIV~)。
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