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Zchted
Map - Zhcted
Kanji

ジス夕ート

Rōmaji

Jisutāto

Kingdom Profile
Ruler

Black Dragon King (Founder)
King Viktor of Zhcted (Deceased)
King Ruslan (Current)

Capital

Silesia

Notable Figures

Vanadis


Limlisha
Rurick
Tigrevurmud Vorn (Semi-Resident)
Titta (Semi-Resident)
Eugene Shevarin
Ilda Kurtis

Status

Active

Territories

Leitmeritz
Olmutz
Polesia
Legnica
Lebus
Osterode
Brest


Zhcted is the one of five major kingdoms in Madan no Ou to Vanadis series. This kingdom also a home to the legendary Black Dragon King and seven renowned Vanadis as it's protectors.

OverviewEdit

  • Zhcted's insginia
  • Zhcted's Flag

Zhcted is one of the largest and strongest kingdom in the light novel's version of Europe. The country's strength comes from its formidable military power, lead by the seven legendary Vanadis, female warriors who wielding the power of the Dragonic Tools. Their original role is to protect and fight for the mysterious Black Dragon King, who united the tribes of Zhcted into the country that is known today. In present times however, these Vanadis act as governors and generals of their own respective territories. It has been 300 years since the Black Dragon King declared himself ruler of the land.

The country's national flag is the Zirnitra (lit. "Black Dragon Flag"), which is designed with the image of a black dragon, adorned with seven swords (representing the Vanadis). Depending on the location, each territory has its own climate and environment, such as Olmutz, which is often snowy all the time.

Since winter is much colder and longer than in Brune, the people of Zhcted celebrate the so-called "Solar Festival (Maslenitsa)" which is held once spring comes around after winter. Also, they believe that Dragons are the ultimate mysterious beings in the kingdom and thus are worshiped. The country even has a law against killing the black dragons, which are related to the Zhcted's Founding King, aside from their extreme rarity.

HistoryEdit

The Legends of the Black Dragon King and VanadisEdit

Black dragon king

The Black Knight, possibly the founder of Zhcted

Zhcted's legends began from a chaotic times where conflicts plagued the entire continent. In these turbulent times, the war was so devastating that took it's toll, famine and depression were prevalent and the people became the victims of the prolonged outbreak of wars. A mysterious knight appeared and claimed himself as a incarnation of the Black Dragon, who promised a great victory and prosperity for those who fight along side with him to end the war's outbreak. His declaration however was largely ignored by nobility and aristocrats across all kingdoms who believed him to be a fraud. However, certain seven tribes instead allied themselves to the knight as they believed he would be unlikely savior of the continent. To prove their loyalty to him, each tribe elders sent their daughters, who were also trained in martial arts during their youth, as the knight's concubines. Impressed over their beauty and bravery, the knight then presented each of these princesses their own Viralt (Dragonic Weapon), a sacred weapon rumored to be possessed with the power of the dragons and their materials were even made from dragons. With that has done, the knight would promoted his brave concubines as the Vanadis, a group of powerful Valkyrie whose role to protect the knight from any danger while fight for his reputation across the land.

With the Vanadis and the seven tribes as his primary support, the knight led his army to the Great War and emerged victorious just as he had promised. This victory would later established a proud Kingdom of Zhcted. After the kingdom's establishment, the knight, now proclaimed himself as Zhcted's first king, separated his seven territories to his beautiful Vanadis and elected them as these territories prime protectors, with each govern a territory. In order to control the Vanadis authority powers, he declared himself that only the Zhcted king ruled over Vanadis and they will fight for him to maintain the kingdom's long-living prosperity. With this, the Kingdom of Zhcted would rule for three centuries to come and it's legends became the renowned lore for generations.

Subjugation of BrestEdit

In another century ago, Zhcted also fought against Horse Rider's tribe for Brest which resulted Zhcted's victory by subjugating the tribe in battle. As the result, Brest was annexed under Zhcted's control. The kingdom also gave the Horse Riders a pastoral land for their agriculture, and charged them to pay a certain amount of sheep and silks annually as a tax. Olga was noted as the only Vanadis that originally come from Horse Rider's tribe in current story.

Feud with BruneEdit

For over 20 years, Brune and Zhcted have fought each other for dominance. Their recent conflict was due to a flooding river that caused by a heavy rain. As the result, flood victims instead blaming each kingdoms for their "inefficiency". Despite both kingdoms petitions to solve the problem, rumors about the flood control's flaw has brought hostility to both kingdoms and finally resulting an imminent war.[1]

Brune's crisis began when King Faron diagnosed a strange illness that crippled his health, causing Brune suffered it's civil turbulence. To make matter worse, infamous Brune's dukes, Felix Aaron Thenardier and Maximilian Benzer Ganelon were feuding for domination after Faron, but nobody stood up against them due to their notorious reputation. In order to secure Brune's fragile stability, Prince Regnas became Faron's heir and the crown dispute between Thenardier and Ganelon was temporarily suppressed. Besides Zhcted, other kingdoms also saw Brune's turbulence as their opportunity to invade Brune.

Ally with Brune Edit

Prior the end of Brune Civil War, Brune and Zhcted exchanged the pacts after the victory of Silver Meteor Army on Mereville and Zhcted gained financial and Agnes as reward. Tigre was served on Zhcted as Guest General and later King Viktor deploys Tigre to Asvarre on a secret mission without informing Brune and the pact about Tigre on three years on Zhcted was abolished as compensation. Due to Tigre's relationship with Vanadis, Brune become Zhcted's official Ally by entrusting two Vanadis, Eleonora Viltaria and Valentina Glinka Estes to assist Tigre in order to repel Sachstein Invasion from Brune.

Prominent FigureEdit

Current FiguresEdit

Former FiguresEdit

Other FiguresEdit

  • Tigrevurmud Vorn (Earl of Alsace, Guest General of Zhcted)
    • Urs (Tigre's amnesiac moniker)
  • Titta (Maid of Earl Tigrevurmud Vorn)

Crown and AristocracyEdit

CrownEdit

Figures Crown Title Succeed by
Black Dragon King King of Zhcted Unknown Heir
Viktor King of Zhcted Ruslan*
Ruslan** King of Zhcted Incumbent***
  • (*) Eugene was originally declared as the next successor under King Viktor's original decree despite his humble origins. Although this declaration was officially announced during the Sun Festival, it is later revoked when Ruslan resurfaces to Silesia after his recovery from his "illness", only to suffer his returning disease again.
  • (**)It is a last minute change under King Viktor's decree before his passing.
  • (***)Due to the current turmoil that is caused by Tina and Fine, adding to Ruslan's returning illness the and Elen's plot, supporters from both factions of Eugene and Ruslan are antagonizing against each other despite the remaining Vanadises (Elen, Mila, Sofy, Olga and Liza) tend to keep both Eugene and Ruslan from harm; what's make situation worst is Tigre is now involved in Zhcted Civil War due to his position as Brune Hero however if the legend about Black Bow are confirmed to be the Heirloom of Zhcted then Tigre will be officially selected as the Heir of the Zhcted Throne through the Black Bow itself.

AristocratsEdit

Figures Aristocrat Titles Territory Notable Events/Accomplishments
Eugene Shevarin Earl of Pardu Pardu Brune-Zhcted Non-Aggression Treaty (formed 10-20 years before)
Ilda Kurtis Duke of Bydgauche Bydgauche Vanadis-Bydgauche War
Bandit Subjugation in Northern Zhcted
Orgelt Kazakov Earl of Polus Polus Battle of Birche Lake
  • Characters in bold are the current lords of their respective territories.
  • Characters in italic are the former lords of their respective territories, they are either deceased or have resigned.

VanadisEdit

Main article: Vanadis

Primary as the protectors of the proud kingdom, are in rank next only to the King of Zhcted and with their Viralt (Dragonic Weapon) are a match for a thousand soldiers.

CurrentEdit

Vanadis Territory Notable Events/Accomplishments
Eleonora Viltaria Leitmeritz Battle of Dinant
Brune Civil War
Vanadis-Bydgauche War
Baba Yaga Incident
Battle of Birche Lake
Sachstein Invasion
Vorn-Greast Conflict
Second Muozinel Invasion
Zhcted Civil War
Ludmila Lourie Olmutz Brune Civil War
Muozinel Invasion
Vorn-Greast Conflict
Second Muozinel Invasion
Zhcted Civil War
Sofya Obertas Polesia Silver Meteor Army-Navarre Knight Conflict
Asvarre Civil War
Second Muozinel Invasion
Zhcted Civil War
Elizaveta Fomina Lebus Battle of Boroszlo
Battle of Olsina Sea
Vanadis-Bydgauche War
Baba Yaga Incident
Battle of Birche Lake
Zhcted Civil War
Valentina Glinka Estes Osterode Sachstein Invasion
Vorn-Greast Conflict
Zhcted Civil War
Olga Tamm Brest Asvarre Civil War
Zhcted Civil War
Figneria Alshavin Legnica Zhcted Civil War

FormerEdit

Vanadis Territory Notable Events/Accomplishments
Alexandra Alshavin Legnica Battle of Olsina Sea

Neighboring KingdomEdit

Kingdom Location Description
Brune
West
Zhcted once has a hostile rivalry against Brune due to the neighboring floods that caused by a heavy rain; even worst, rumor about the flood control failure further escalated both kingdoms' animosity and a war was imminent. As Brune's western rival kingdom, Zhcted has been targeting Brune due to its civil turmoil. Despite the hostility between two kingdoms however, Thenardier and Ganelon would ally with Zhcted's Vanadis to take out Tigre, the "traitor" who was infamous for allying Zhcted Army to rescue Alsace. It is through the Silver Meteor Army victory that once ended the Civil War in Brune that led to a diplomatic truce between Zhcted and Brune. Although both kingdoms has different culture in festivities, they shared a similar faith in gods and deities.
Muozinel
South East
South east within both Brune and Zhcted, Muozinel is the land where slavery played a crucial role as the kingdom's core economy. While Zhcted isn't much of Muozinel's concern nor threat even with it's massive army, it's Zhcted's southern provinces that often to be described as Muozinel's prime target because of its flourish landscape and fertilize soil.
Asvarre
North-West
Asvarre temporary with Brune and Sachstein to combat the Silver Meteor Army through Thenadier's ceased fire letter. When Brunish Civil War is finally over after Thenadier's defeat, Assavre suffered it's own civil war when both princes Germaine and Eliot fought for Asvarre Crown. The Civil War is then suppressed by Tallard's coup and Tigre's involvement in the war.
Sachstein
West
Once a kingdom who attempted invade Brune, Sachstein also temporary allied with both Brune to combat the Silver Meteor Army through Thenardier's letter of cease fire in order to combat the Silver Meteor Army. Prior Sachstein's latest invasion towards Brune, Zhcted helped Brune to repel the invading army when King Viktor dispatched Elen and Valentina to assist Tigre.

TriviaEdit

  • According to the author, Zhcted is based on Russia,or to be more specific, a combination of all Slavic culture region which the territory was similar to before disassemble of Soviet Union. [2]
  • Throughout the novel story, Zhcted was the only kingdom that survived the chaos within the continent until Viktor's illness, as well Valentina's plot to be Zhcted's new ruler through conspiracies.
  • Throughout the story, the Vanadis trusted Tigre as their mediator despite King Viktor doesn't know about it because of their trust towards Tigre.
  • Zchted's primary Navy Unit are mainly stationed at Lebus and Legnica due to their direct access to Brune, Sachstein and Asvarre through Olsina Sea, making both Lebus and Legnica serve as a Main headquarters for Navy.
  • Unlike Brune who possess Heirloom that resembles power of Brune which is Durandal. On Zhcted there are no Heirloom yet and if the Black Bow was turned out to be the Heirloom of Zhcted after full revelation then Tigre will be officially selected as the Heir of Zhcted Throne.

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