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Absentia is currently a Barony in the Duchy of Yardistan ruled by Gilrean, but it has only recently re-appeared as a territorial entity.
The Empire of Absentia was located in the northwest of the mainland of Puritania, across the strait from New Puerto Rico.
Ruler: Jacobus II.
- - Captital - Corrigible
- - Major City - Jacob-La-Ville
The major achievement of Absentia was the construction of the Starship Improvise using DSSI technology. The Improvise was in deep space when Puritania fell, and still exists.
Absentia, according to Grand Duke Ryan and as confirmed by Emperor Jacobus had become part of the Grand Duchy of Lac Glacei. Lac Glacei and all dependant terrtories were annexed by the Federal Republic of Cyberia on May 30, 2007.
On the decolonization of the FRC, Absentia passed to the Imperial Republic of Shireroth.
In March 2008, Duke Jacobus found himself in a bit of a pickle. H4773r 3lfs0n, the historic Baron of Vorpmadal, had requested that his Barony be shipped to Brookshire post haste so it could be reunited with its historic Lunatic lands. The Baron at the time, Benkern, Jacobus himself and H4773r decided that this was agreeable, provided the County of Mar Sara, the sole County of Vorpmadal at the time, remained Yardistani. This left Jacobus with a problem - what to do with Mar Sara, and the former Baron of Vorpmadal, Benkern?
Absentia was the answer. Discussions were opened by the Duke about a new Barony for Yardistan. Many names were suggested, but eventually, Ari, supreme demi-hemi-semi-god of Forum Administration, decided that Absentia was the one he was going to create and the Barony of Absentia was born. The County of Western Absentia was created soon after a claim had been lodged with the MCS to give Absentia some lands. Benkern was the first Baron; when he became Duke, Count of Western Absentia Prodigy Almighty became Baron; when he became Duke, Countess of Eastern Absentia Gilrean Treebane became Baroness.
The Barony of Absentia currently has four counties, the Mar Sara, Western Absentia, Eastern Absentia and the direly-needing-a-name-change Northern Absentia.
Far to the South, Mar Sara's inclusion in this Barony might seem odd, but it makes perfect sense when you consider one of the two main reasons for this Barony's creation was a holding place for Mar Sara which at the time was a Floating County attached to no Barony.
Western & Eastern Absentia
Western Absentia has long been Prodigy's stomping ground, and is home to his Doom Arena of the Wastes, where all kinds of death-oriented games take place. Eastern Absentia hosted the marriage between its Countess, Gilrean, and Oroigawa Koreyasu. These two Counties are located on the mainland of the continent of Benacia.
Northern Absentia, also known as Forgotten Absentia or Oblivion, is an island off the coast of Benacia. It was completely forgotten by every Baron until Duke Benkern pointed it out and created the County officially (see here). It's still awaiting a real name and Count.