ORIGIN OF NAME:
'Lykos" is latin for "wolf."
FULL NAME OF NATION:
SHORT NAME: Lykosha
TYPE OF GOVERNMENT: Elective monarchy; all have the right to "veto" decrees (see
HEAD OF STATE: Pack-Leader / "Jarl". Jarl rules as well as reigns (see above).."
CURRENT HEAD OF STATE: Yngvaar Ulfsen (pro tem)
HOW SUCCESSOR CHOSEN: By Challenge. "The Pack-Leader rules by consent." Any citizen may come forward and Challenge, and the Pack chooses by voting for him or for the old Leader. If at least 75% of the citizen base does NOT vote for the Challenger, the current Leader keeps his or her position (No restriction to Jarl's children becoming the next Jarl.
LAND CLAIMS: In dual sovereignty, everywhere that the wolf, dingo, coyote, and African hunting dog calls home, this we claim as our "homeland." Like these four-footed hunters, we can live on it without owning it. Only those places we have "marked" as our own property do we claim as ours alone: by purchase, by conquest (in times of chaos only), or by it being ceded to us.
NATIONAL COLOURS: Black; white; grey; silver
NATIONAL LAND ANIMAL: The wolf (all-inclusive: dingo, coyote, African hunting dog, canis lupus familiaris)
NATIONAL MARINE ANIMAL: orca ("wolf" of the sea)
NATIONAL FISH: Dogfish
NATIONAL FLOWER: lupin
NATIONAL TREE: Dogwood
NATIONAL BIRD: Burrowing owl (called the coyote owl by some Apache, because it lives in dens and hunts in bonded pairs)
NATIONAL FRUIT: Wolf-berry
NATIONAL FOSSIL: Dire Wolf
NATIONAL PASTIME: "King of the Hill" or "Top Dog"
NATIONAL SPORT (Outdoor): Jousting; fencing; combat archery; "war" (like football without the ball)
NATIONAL SPORT (Indoor): RPG & other strategy games (Othello, chess, checkers, etc.)
NATIONAL "ROLE MODELS": The Norse/Vikings
NATIONAL LANGUAGE: (External) English
NATIONAL LANGUAGE: (Internal) Litaja
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NATIONAL HOLIDAYS: Spring Equinox (varies); Summer Solstice (varies); Fall Equinox (varies); Winter Solstice (varies); Leif Ericson Day (October 9th).(
NATIONAL MODE OF DRESS: Norse/medieval (ethnic)
NATIONAL FAITH / RELIGION: None: The state is secular.