Trentish ShieldTrent: The Heartland of the West

TRENT is the largest of the five Western (or "modern") provinces.  It bears a certain relation to the 1930s in Telluria. It is considered the most sophisticated, urbane and civilised (even over-civilised) of provinces; though Trent is a big country, and much of it is rural. Trintitia is the Eastern name for Trent and is also the Western name of its capital city. Many people consider Ladyton to be the capital of Trent, though in fact Ladyton is not even in Trent. It lies on the intersection of Trent, Vintesse and Novaria. In some ways, however, Ladyton epitomises what many people feel to be the Trentish spirit. In other ways the Imperial City is much more Eastern in flavour.

  Trent is acknowledged to be the Fashion Capital of the  Western Empire. While each Nation has its own manner of dress and style, that of Trent is generally acknowledged to be the most stylish and beautiful. Quirinelle, which is famous for its lively popular music, especially its jinky "Rock and Roll", nevertheless spends much of its time listening to gentle, orchestral versions of the Trentish Repertoire in lilting Quirinelle arrangements, which, while they are charming, lack the beauty and subtlety of the Trentish originals, while the lyrics of many Trentish songs have never been matched for intelligence and wit by those of any other Western province.

  Trent is ruled by the blonde Queen Eleanor, a cousin of the Empress and said to be very much under her influence, another thing which helps to associate Trent in the popular mind with the capital of the Empire itself.

  The ruling Divinity or Angel of Trent is Sai ThamŽ who corresponds to your planet Jupiter. Thame, whose colours are blue and gold (sometimes purple) governs the qualities of order, harmony and rulership. She is Angel of Music and Dance, and also of Law and Justice. The two things are indeed, closely associated in Aristasian philosophy, where indecorous behaviour is a public offence and to be good is to be in harmony.

    And indeed, Trentish dancing is the most harmonious found outside the East, contrasting greatly with the jives and "rug-cutting" of Kadoria and Quirinelle to the West and the Charlestons and Black Bottoms of Vintesse to the East. Trentish dancing is adopted by the more sophisticated in all Western provinces.

   The number of Trent is three, its tree the Oak, its symbol the fleur-de-lys.

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