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Kingdom of the united tribes of Theyka

Te rangatiratanga o nga iwi kotahitanga o Theyka
Il regno delle tribù unite di Theyka
Flag of
Anthem: Ode ki a Tūmatauenga
(Ode to Tūmatauenga)
Location of  Theyka  (dark green) in Anterra  (grey)
Location of  Theyka  (dark green)

in Anterra  (grey)

Orohydrographic map of Theyka
Orohydrographic map of Theyka
and largest city
Official languages Theykan
Recognised regional languages Borgosesian
Demonym Theykan
Government Federal constitutional, elective monarchy
• Rangatira o nga iwi (Chief of tribes)
Rangimarie Hunia
• Prime Minister
Ngahuia te Awekotuku
Legislature Kaunihera o Theyka (Council of Theyka)
Kaunihera o iwi (Council of the tribes)
• Temporary truce between tribes due to Artemian colonizers
1561 - 1743
• Unification of the tribes and creation of the Theykan state
• Revolution of the Takiwas (federal system enstablished)
• Total Surface Area
92,525 km2 (35,724 sq mi)
• 2023 estimate
• 2020 census
• Density
387/km2 (1,002.3/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2020 estimate
• Total
$ 1,203.842 Billion
• Per capita
$ 33,613
GDP (nominal) 2020 estimate
• Total
$ 1,259,319 Billion
• Per capita
$ 35,162
Gini (2020) negative increase 33.5
HDI (2020) Increase 0.901
very high
Currency Theykan Taara (₸)
Time zone UTC-4 (GMT)
• Summer (DST)
Not Observed
Date format
Driving side right
Calling code +313
Internet TLD .ty

Theyka [ðeɪ-ka], officially known as the Kingdom of the united tribes of Theyka (Theykan: Te rangatiratanga o nga iwi kotahitanga o Theyka; Borgosesian: Il regno delle tribù unite di Theyka), is a country in central Avalonia. It is located on an archipelago, usually referred as the "Theykan Islands", and as such does not have any land borders. The archipelago borders the Ignonian Sea to the west, and the Theykan Trench, which extends in the Iapetus Ocean, to the east. It shares sea borders with Cervera and Albaterra to the south, the Confederate States of Northern Avalonia and the Prince Erling's Island (an overseas territory of Ringerike) to the north.

The modern Theykan people are descendants of the ten major tribes that have inhabited the islands since ancient times. The tribes were often fighting eachother for control of important natural resources, but they all shared similar culture, customs and language. The tribes often traded with neighbouring populations, such as the Zahavans, the various people of Cervera and the native peoples of K.N.A. The fighting between tribes mostly ended in the middle XVI century, with the arrival of Artemian explorers in the islands, as they were a forced stopping point for any ship that wanted to venture in the Ignonian Sea. The strategic position of the archipelago made it a very contested area for colonial powers to spread influence in. The external pressure put onto the tribes started a unification movement, as all tribes agreed that they had to unite to defend the islands from foreign interference. This sentiment was although not acted upon, as no tribe was willing to take over the endeavour of uniting all of the territories. This was however quickly made necessary: a string of colonization and invasion attempt, collectively known as the Theykan Colonial Wars, forced the tribes into an alliance, that very quickly turned into the creation of a united Theykan state in 1698.

With the united Theykan state declared, the following years were devoted to creating a working government that would properly represent the needs of all ten tribes. An elective monarchy system was enstablished, where the leader of one of the ten tribes would oversee a council made up of the elders of all the tribes. During the XVIII and the XIX century, Theykas main goal was to assert it's position as a regional power in Ingonian Sea, building friendly relations with countries who were inhabited by native Avalonians and newly independent colonies, while actively fighting against foreign control over Ingonian territories. During the late XIX century however, a string of major Borgosesian investments were seen as a sign of the growing Theykan position as a regional power, recognized by the world, rather then an attempt of influencing Ingonian affairs. During the Grand Campaigns, Theyka joined the Republican alliance to prevent growing influence of the Crown Alliance in Avalonia. The Avalonian front mostly ended up in stalemate, which was later finalized through a white peace. Following the Grand Campaigns, Theyka did not partecipate to the Great Kesh War, but intervened in many Ingonian conflicts, such as the Cerveran Revolution and the Arbenzan Revolution, among others.

Currently, Theyka is a federal, Constitutional elective monarchy, subdivided into Municipalities (Takiwa) and Metropolitan Cities (Taone nui). The archipelago is also divided in 14 regions (Rohe), that however aren't administrative units, though they are and have been used by the government for statistical and other purposes. Currently, the Islands are home to about 35 milion people, most of the original ten Theykan Tribes. The Lipari Islands (named after the first Borgosesian officially appointed as the governor of the islands) are home to a community of Borgosesians, as the Island was a safe heaven for the refugees escaping from Borgosesia after the communist takeover in 1925. The country is highly urbanized, as over 80% of the population lives in cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants, due to the tropical forests occupying much of the land area of the islands.

History[edit | edit source]

Prehistory (... - 4200 BCE)[edit | edit source]

Ancient Civilizations (4200 BCE - 1200 BCE)[edit | edit source]

First sedentary tribes[edit | edit source]

Coastal city-states[edit | edit source]

Coastal Empires and discovery by Artmemians (1200 BCE - 1500s)[edit | edit source]

Pre-Imperial Era[edit | edit source]

Fybam and Ahayka[edit | edit source]

Discovery and first colonial settlements[edit | edit source]

Colonia Era (1600s - 1700s / early 1800s)[edit | edit source]

Realm Viceroyalty of Theyka[edit | edit source]

Agranian Colony of Lejosia and the Ingonian Islands[edit | edit source]

Ingonian War[edit | edit source]

Modern History (early 1800s - ...)[edit | edit source]

The arrival of Moses Dudley[edit | edit source]

Independence War[edit | edit source]

Borgosesian Investment Spree[edit | edit source]

Grand Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Borgosesian Immigration[edit | edit source]

1927 Constitution[edit | edit source]

Post Grand Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Involvment in Maracatibe[edit | edit source]

Lunar Insurgency[edit | edit source]

Involvment in the Sorland War[edit | edit source]

Involvment in Arbenz[edit | edit source]

Creation of AVI[edit | edit source]

Contemporary History[edit | edit source]

Geography And Environment[edit | edit source]

Theyka consists of several island arcs and archipelagos -and over 300 smaller islands- situated between the Ingonian Sea and Iapetus Ocean, and enclosing a variety of lesser bodies of water such as the Nagaupouri Sea and Māhourahoura Sea. Hundreds of lesser islands are both inhabited and uninhabited, particularly densely along coastal plains and river valleys. The main island of Theyka contributes over 70% of the nation's landmass, with other major islands along the Southern Ingonian Arc like Motu Raki, Hongere Waeganui, the Lipari Islands and Arapōhue totalling over 90% of land area. Much of the distribution of land and larger islands in the country is along the Southern Ingonian Arc's major axis, with lesser secondary island chains cncentrated towards the shallow seas of the south. Theyka lies entirely within the continental shelf of Avalonia, formed by large areas of uplift along the Ingonian Subduction Zone. Thus, the local terrain is dominated by high mountain ranges and steep inclines: notable peaks include the Mount Rangi (of the Ramakoi Mountains), Maunga Koroke in the Tae range and Monte Cenere on South Lipari - at 4868 meters, 4634 meters and 4487 meters, respectively. In general, orogenic processes for mountain formation are more active towards north and 'outer coast' (Aotea) along the Iapetus Ocean, due to the subduction of the Iapetus Plate. Elsewhere in the islands, mountains and ridges may exist as a result of lesser geological faults and igneous intrusions- the latter due to extensive volcanic activity in Theyka's recent geological past. Most volcanoes in the region are now extinct, with some exceptions such as the 4188-meter-high Monte Sole, forming the core of North Lipari. The effects of this volcanism can still be experienced in the region, however, in the form of frequent tremors and rich volcanic soils able to support year-round agricultural usage.

Islands[edit | edit source]

Rivers and Lakes[edit | edit source]

Vegetation[edit | edit source]

Animals[edit | edit source]

Climate[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Population Pyramid of Theyka as of 2020.

Language[edit | edit source]

Ethnicity[edit | edit source]

Religion[edit | edit source]

Religious distribution[edit | edit source]

Education[edit | edit source]

Education in Theyka is mandatory from age 6 to 16, in either public or private schools, and it's divided in four stages: kindergarten (not mandatory), elementary school (5 years), Middle School (3 years), and high school (4 years). Schools are administered by the individual Takiwas, although the government has set guidelines and standards that the Takiwas have to follow.

Kindergarten[edit | edit source]

The kindergardens (kura o mua) are attended by children from age of 3 to 5. Mostly staffed by young female college graduates, they teach children basic social, language and expression skills. Although they are not mandatory, about 60% of children aged 3 and 95% of children aged 4 attend preschool. A kindergarten is usually composed of a playroom, where the children play, sing and do all the educational activities, a restroom, where the children sleep during rest times, a garden, a bathroom, and some of them also have a cafeteria with a kitchen.

Elementary School[edit | edit source]

The elementary schools (kura tuatahi) are attended by children from age 6 to 10. The school provides students with fundamental skills in reading, writing and mathematics, but a variety of other classes are also taught, such as science, art, music, geography, history, and foreign languages. Mandatory classes are theykan language, a variable second language (borgosesian language for the Lipari Islands), mathematics, science and physical education, with geography and history becoming mandatory in year 4 and 5. Physical education as subject is getting revamped, as not only to encompass physical exercise in the schools gym, but also tackling nutrition and anatomy. Altough no grades are given throughout elementary school, children in their last year have to give a standardized exam on reading, writing and mathematics to get access to middle school. Also, if teachers asses that a child does not have the required behavorial qualities, they can keep the child from passing the grade.

Middle School[edit | edit source]

Middle schools (kura waenganui) provide lower secondary education to children aged 11 to 13. It builds in students knowledge and skills they will need in high school. Mandatory classes are: theykan language, a variable second language (borgosesian language for the Lipari Islands), mathematics, science, history, geography, and physical education. A number of elective classes are available, such as additional languages, arts and crafts, music, technical drawing, or additional lessons in any mandatory subject. Students are given marks from 0 to 10 (although only marks from 4 to 10 are used), with 10 being the highest and 6 being the minimum passing grade. Having one or more classes with an average grade lower than six might prompt the teachers to keep the student from passing the year. At the end of the last year, a final exam called Lower Secondary Qualification Exam takes place, the passing of which enables the student to join a high school.

High School[edit | edit source]

High schools (kura tuarua) provide upper secondary education to adolescents aged 14 to 18. High schools serve a double purpose of preparing the students for their entry into the job market or tertiary education. To accomplish this, high schools offer a wide variety of possible classes and activities to suit the future needs of every student. Only three classes are mandatory: theykan language, history and physical education. Elective classes are to be chosen by following a credit system, where to graduate you need a total of 6 science credits, 6 language credits, 6 humanistic credits and 6 other credits, but obtaining more credits is allowed and encouraged. A credit is obtained by following a class regarding the category for a schoolyear, and after the teacher of the class certifies the credit. Some after school activities also allow the students to obtain credits. The three mandatory classes do not give credits to the students. At the end of the 4th and last year, the students partake in the Upper Secondary Qualification Exam (commonly referred as the "Maturity Exam"), which consists in three parts:

  • A standardized test of theykan language;
  • The preparation of a thesis which will be presented orally to the commission;
  • An oral exam, where the commission might ask the student with a variety of questions, based on the classes and activities they followed in their high school carreer.

The passing of the exam allows the student to receive their high school diploma and to enroll in a variety of tertiary education institutes.

Cities[edit | edit source]

Politics[edit | edit source]

Theyka is a unicameral, parliamentary elective monarchy, and has been since the 12th of May 1927. The current monarch of Theyka is Rangimarie Hunia, who was appointed in 1999. Theyka has a written, democratic constitution, which dates back to the founding of the Theykan state in 1699, although the most recent major overhaul was in 1927, as a consequence of the revolution of the takiwas. Theyka is also a federation. It's federal entities are the takiwa (municipality) and taone nui (metropolitan city). There are 2371 takiwas and 15 taone nui.

metropolitan cities: yivanna, vernazza, muriwai, motuapa, ekataahuna, whareponga, whanganui-a-tara, Opotiki, wharo one-roa-a-tohe, whaingaroa, whangara, lucerna, okahukura, okawa, kororipo paa

Federal Government[edit | edit source]

Executive Power[edit | edit source]

The executive power is held by the prime minister and their cabinet. The prime minister is appointed by the monarch, must pass a vote of confidence in the parliament , and is usually the secretary of the majority party or of one of the parties of the majority coalition.

Legislative Power[edit | edit source]

Judiciary Power[edit | edit source]

Administrative divisions[edit | edit source]

Traditional Regions[edit | edit source]

Map depicting the provinces of the kingdom, with capital cities indicated.
Province Name Percentage of Population (%) Population
Motu raki 13.01 4,661,091
Hongere waenganui 1.29 461,226
Matua o te ao - Raki 17.18 6,153,391
Whenua o te roto o Ametihita 11.14 3,898,174
Whangamomona 18.20 6,516,967
Matua o te ao - Tonga 24.26 8,687,207
Puia nui 0.27 98,107
Mekameka roa 0.87 311,754
Isole Lipari 9.52 3,409,836
Arapōhue 1.15 411,564
Motu hau 0.59 210,331
Motu o te tarakona 1.14 409,122
Mano rori motu 0.89 320,114
Kirikiri koura 0.49 174,901

Cities[edit | edit source]

Metropolitan Cities[edit | edit source]

International Relations[edit | edit source]

Country Status Current state of relations Mutual Embassies Visa Requirement
 Aloea Neutral Yes No
 Aftarestan Neutral Yes Yes
 Agrana y Griegro Neutral Yes No
 Airgialla Neutral Yes Yes
 Akiteiwa Neutral Yes No
Template:Country data Albaterra Neutral Yes Yes
 Albel Neutral Yes Yes
 Alva Neutral Yes No
 Argata Neutral Yes No
 Arum Republic Friendly Member of ECOSEAS. Yes No
 Asharistan Neutral Yes Yes
 Atargistan Neutral Yes Yes
 Austrasia Neutral Yes Yes
 Badzevalari Neutral Yes No
 Baileneu Ma Friendly Member of ECOSEAS. Baileneu Ma and Theyka enjoy good bilateral foreign relations, and often collaborate in projects through the Central Avalonian Ecological Institute and the Anterran Pharmaceuticals and Health Organisation. Yes No
 Bakfong Neutral Yes No
 Boaga Neutral Yes Yes
 Brigantica Neutral Yes No
 Cagayan Neutral Yes Yes
 Cervera Neutral Yes No
 Chezzetcook Friendly Member of ECOSEAS. Yes No
 Confederate States of Northern Avalonia Neutral K.N.A and Theyka share a long and complex history, with a quantity of positive and negative moments in the two countries history. As of recently, relations are cordial. Yes No
 Destland Neutral Yes Yes
 Encarnação Friendly Yes No
 Gardarike Neutral Yes No
 Goetia Neutral Yes Yes
 Heiban Neutral Yes Yes
 Hydar State Neutral Yes Yes
 Jinhang Friendly Member of ECOSEAS. Yes No
 Jungastia Neutral Yes No
 Kaya Neutral Yes Yes
File:Kironia flag.png Kironia Neutral Yes No
 Kitoko Friendly Theyka and Kitoko enjoy friendly relations, due to major business ties, as Kitoko acts as the main hub for Theykan shipping to Kesh. The two countries also partecipate in semi-regular military exercises together. Yes No
 Kodeshia Friendly Kodeshia and Theyka enjoy friendly relations, dating back to the Great Kesh War, with the involvment Theykan Volounteers Legion led by Gabriele de Nunzi, who then remained as an ambassador in Kodeshia, promoting business and cultural ties between the two countries. Yes No
 Lestykhol Neutral Yes Yes
 Lusjki Neutral Yes Yes
 Mero-Curgovina Neutral Yes No
Template:Country data Maressaly Neutral Yes Yes
 Mursland Neutral Yes No
 Nanwen Neutral Yes Yes
 Nasiria Neutral Yes Yes
 New Valentina Neutral Yes No
 Veikaia Neutral Yes Yes
 Nyland Neutral Yes Yes
 Osorra Neutral Yes Yes
 Ostboland Neutral Yes No
 Paseiwa Neutral Yes Yes
 Pozrika Neutral Yes Yes
Prabhat Neutral Yes Yes
 Propyrgia Neutral Yes Yes
 Pukara Friendly Member of ECOSEAS. Yes No
 Qingcheng Neutral Yes Yes
 Qurac Neutral Yes Yes
 Ramay Neutral Yes Yes
 Ringerike Friendly Ringerike and Theyka have a history of collaboration ever since the signing of the Treaty of Santo André. Currently, the country share significant business ties, that include defence and other major industries. Yes No
 Rovsnoska Neutral Yes Yes
 Samotkhe Neutral Yes No
 Santa Magdalena Neutral Yes Yes
 Selengeria Neutral Yes Yes
 Seratof Neutral Yes No
 SiWallqanqa Friendly Member of ECOSEAS. Yes No
 Sinaya Friendly Member of ECOSEAS. Yes No
 South Kesh Neutral Although Theyka criticizes the South Kesh government due to the human rights issues, the countries maintain cordial diplomatic relations. Yes Yes
 Tavaluda Neutral Yes No
 Verissi Neutral Yes Yes
 Thuyiquakliq Neutral Yes Yes
 Tilenno Neutral Yes No
 Tiperyn Neutral Yes Yes
 Yarova Neutral Yes Yes
 Yeosan Islands Neutral Yes No
 Zahava Friendly Member of ECOSEAS. Zahava has been a costant presence in Theykan history, that introduced a quantity of technologies through trade and commerce. The two countries also were among the driving powers against colonialism in Avalonia since the XV century. Zahava has supported Theyka during the Theykan Colonial Wars, further cementing the bond between the two entities. Currently, the two countries enjoy friendly bilateral relations, and share an important economic connection. Yes No
 Zaporizhia Neutral Yes Yes

Military[edit | edit source]

A Ngāti Tūmatauenga soldier patrolling during deployment in Arbenz.

The military forces of Theyka are the Theykan Armed Forces, with the Rangatira o nga iwi (monarch) as the commander-in-chief. They are controlled by the Ministry of Defence and the Joint Defence Staff. They are an all-volounteer force divided into 4 branches: the Ngāti Tūmatauenga (army), the Te Taua Moana o Theyka (navy), the Te Tauaarangi o Theyka (airforce) and the Kaitiaki mo te motu o Theyka (gendarmerie), which also acts as a support entity to the national police force. The Theykan Armed Forces are geared for national defence, enforcing the national EEZ, and defending the national airspace. The armed forces are also capable of power projection in the region, thanks to the numerous and modern amphibious assault assets, and the capability to sustain aircraft over longer distances. Other tasks include counter-terrorism, peacekeeping, humanitarian aid and emergency management.

Law enforcement and emergency services[edit | edit source]

Economy[edit | edit source]

The Theykan economy is a mixed economy, with a thriving private sector that is driven by a number of key industries and businesses. Theyka is a developed country, with a high average income, resulting in a high quality of life. The Governement is involved in the economy, through state-owned enterprises and investments in public companies.

Agriculture[edit | edit source]

Various type of crops are grown in the various islands, that serve both national and international markets. Cash crops such as tobacco, cocoa, oranges and citrus represent the main agricoltural exports of the federation . Other crops such as rice, sugar cane and other fruits and vegetables are mostly grown for local markets.

Tourism[edit | edit source]

A beach establishment in the island of Motu Raki.

Tourism is one of the major businesses in Theyka. As a warm, tropical archipelago with developed infrastructure, Theyka attracts millions of tourists every year, both on Matua o te ao, and in the smaller outlying islands all around the archipelago. Visiting tourists come from all around the world and are from all age groups, with the smaller islands appealing more for young couples looking for a romantic getaway or a dream Honeymoon destination, while the metropolises on the Matua o te ao may attract tourists that are interested in sightseeing, as well as families, as the larger cities host a vast array family-friendly facilities and activities. Theyka is also a common destination for cruise ships lovers, as a variety of different of cruising companies offer cruise ship trips that encompass the whole arcipelago, with two of the biggest agencies being Marui Cruises and Zarrara Crociere, both of them native to Theyka. Theyka is also a popular destination of theme park enthusiasts, as the archipelago is host to 21 theme parks, with 11 of them being operated by the biggest theme park company on a global level, Hararei Entertainment. Jungle safaris are also becoming popular, as zoos are becoming unpopular due to them being seen as cruel by the general public. Environmental activist are expressing concern over the safaris, claiming that they disrupt the ecosystem, although the safari organizers have to follow very strict regulations set by the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Energy[edit | edit source]

Theyka imports fossil fuels used for energy, with the biggest provider being XXX, making fossil fuels the major energy source, although major leaps towards sustainable energy are being made, with the federal government offering subsidies to both private citizens and businesses, to encourage and promote the installation of sustainable energy sources. As of 2020, about 32% of the energy is produced by sustainable energy sources (peaking at 100% in some islands in the Kirikiri koura, Mano rori motu and Motu hau regions), with solar power, solar water heating and wind power being the biggest sources. Hotels and other type of tourist facilities near the sea are also investing in sea water air conditioning, as to save a substantial amount of energy used to power AC systems. Plans on building large installations for the harnessing of tidal power are in the works, but studies on the ripercussions of these installations on the environment are still being made.

A Messoz MXS-05 mixing station.

Transportation[edit | edit source]

Theykas transportation is relatively advanced, with highways, railways, air routes and ferries handling the bulk of transportation. Due to the harsh jungles, building roads and railways has always been an expensive task that private transportation companies were not willing to perform. The government intervened, as the development of a modern and capable infrastructure network was needed for the economy of the nation to grow, resulting in a modern and relatively extensive rail- and highway network still being present on Matua o te ao. The only other island having a rail network is Motu Raki. In the past, ferries were the favourite method of transportation between islands, but they have been supplanted by low cost air travel, due to the shorter travel times and the cheaper price, although ferries are still extensively used in smaller island groups, where distance between the single islands is short and air travel is not profitable.

Major cities have multiple transportation services available, such as metros, buses and monorails. Middle sized towns in the Lipari islands often present extensive cable car systems, that although modernized, still give the cities an antique atmosphere, making them tourist destination. Although metro, monorail and cable car networks are generally reviewed positevely by residents, buses in major cities are disliked by locals, as deemed unreliable due to the low number of vehicles compared to the population.

Science and Technology[edit | edit source]

Theyka is active in the scientifical research department, with university and business-owned laboratories and reserch centres being the most numerous research institutions. The research of biology is the most common, which is often coupled with medical research focused on tropical diseases.
In the technology department, Theyka is globally renouned for it's production of audio/music production, recording and playback equipment, such as microphones, mixing consoles, drum machines and loudspeakers, among others. Other noteworthy Theykan products are action cameras.

Automotive Industry[edit | edit source]

A Vittoria-Amoeaa "Endurance" touring motorcycle.

The Theykan automotive industry has carved itself an important position in the design, manufacturing and distribution of light vehicles, such as all-terrain vehicles and motorbikes. As ATVs are street legal, even without registration or a license, ATV rentals have become popular as tourist rentals, increasing their popularity outside of Theyka. Currently, ATVs account for 22% of the automotive exports of Theyka. Theykan motorbikes are popular both locally and internationally for their distinguished off-road performance, with touring motorcycles, dual-sport motorcycles and motocross bikes being the most produced variants of bikes. The motorcycle industry is mostly active in the Lipari Islands, as motorsports are widely popular within the population of Borgosesian descent. In addition to the production of light vehicles, Theyka is home to a number of manufacturing plants of automotive parts owned by foreign brands.

Sex Industry[edit | edit source]

Theyka has a revelant sex industry. The country is Anterras largest producer and exporter of sex toys, while it also among the largest producers and exporters of other sex related products, such as condoms, lubes, and other devices and products.
The production of pornography is legal and regulated both for private individuals and professional production companies, with regulation being especially strict in regards of protection from STDs and exploitation of the actors and personnel. The prominent market attracts actors from all over the world, making Theyka a global hub for porn production. One of the most popular pornographic websites, FIERY was created in Yivanna in 1997.
Prostitution is legal and heavily regulated. Individual prostitutes need a license and a registration to be able to perform the profession, same thing goes for brothels, which are legal and regulated. It is illegal for a person or a company to own more than two brothels (although the practice is uncommon to begin with). Owners of the enstablishment need to follow strict regulation regarding health and safety and work conditions. Harsh measures are also in place to counter human trafficking. It is mandatory for all sex workers to get tested monthly for STDs. This relatively liberal and safe environment for sex workers has lead Theyka to become a somewhat notorious destination for sex tourism. This is especially true for sex tourists part of the LGBTQ+ community, as Theyka is a country historically open towards civil rights towards said community. It is the individual sex workers right to decide to perform homosexual practices or not. Authorities try to keep sex tourism a reality contained to certain areas of cities, as to not disturb tourists in more family friendly situations.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Family, Relationships and sex[edit | edit source]

The theykan view of family, sex and relationships was substantially different from the traditional Artemian view of these matters (although in the last two centuries globalization did change the theykan culture towards a more artemian view).

Theykan family have traditionally been built around the concept of Roopu Whanau (family group). A family group is led by a Whaea Nui (great mother), and is assited by two Whaea Pakeke and two Papa Maatua (elder mother and elder father respectively). The great mother can't have any children younger than 17 (the age of adulthood in theykan society) and may have a partner or not. The elder fathers and mothers may or may not have a partner, and have an average of 3 to 6 children, and their household also features a baby sitter, usually a teenager or a young woman from the same family group. The family group also features a Kaitohutohu (religious advisor) which may be of any gender. The population of the family group is made up of an average of six to sixteen families, which feature a household leader (usually a woman), a partner and/or former partner, the children of the household leader, and in some cases the grandchildren of the household leader. The household may feature other adult relatives, such as the elderly parents of the household leader. The population is then rounded up by young adults which still live with the family group but not in their families household.

Structure of a traditional theykan family group (Roopu Whanau).

Unlike in the rest of Anterra, the concept of marriage doesn't exist in theykan society. Relationships are bonds which are free to be broken at any time by the two parties. Theykan relationships do although follow some cultural norms:

  • When in a relationship, the man usually joins the woman's family group
  • After ending a relationship, the two can remain in the same family group, and in the case they had children, even stay in the same household
  • In the case of a separation, the children usually remain with their mother
  • The mother and the father must keep close ties and the father must interact with the children often.

Many more norms exist and have existed, some localized to certain towns and villages, but none of these are laws in the Theykan legislature, but with globalization most of these norms are now ignored or are considered obsolete.

Art[edit | edit source]

Traditional stuff, photos, then idk

Architecture[edit | edit source]

Traditional oldy architecture, demographic boom needs big cities, Iere wave 60s and 70s, own wave in the 80s didn't go well. Tried to fix in the late 2000s and 2010s, still going on.

Cuisine[edit | edit source]

Typical poke bowl.

The contemporary theykan cuisine is a mixture of traditional theykan and imported pan-Avalonian, colonial-Artemian and Kesh culinary practices. As an island nation, fish has always been the staple protein of theykan cuisine, with meat only seeing limited consumption before modern times. Fruit and vegetables have also been a staple of theykan cuisine. Theykan cuisine notoriously lacks widespread use of cereals, as the islanders never implented widespread rice farming.

Typical theykan dishes include poke (raw fish served with various sides/condiments), olea (leaf sandwich with grilled fish and other ingredients) and the popular moara, which are a collection of bite sized compositions typically featuring a piece of raw or cooked fish, a fruit and some sort of cream (typically a fruit cream or a spice). Moara have become increasingly popular abroad starting from the 1970s, with many restaurants dedicated to the dish opening all across the globe. Moaranai is a high-end restaurant chain which is famous for it's very intricate moara compositions.

Although originally theykan cuisine didn't feature significantly spicy elements, in the last decades theykan cuisine has implemented more spicy elements, importing many spices from Kesh. Local spice farms have gained increased popularity, and spices are becoming an ever more popular part in the contemporary theykan cuisine.

Sport[edit | edit source]

Soleil Wikiriwhi, a Theykan pole vaulter, during the 2018 Athletics World Championship.

Theykan culture encourages and promotes physical activity and sports. As early as elementary school, students are required to attend physical education and nutrition classes, which include playing team sports. The most popular sports played in Theyka (at both school/ameteur level and professional level) are gridiron football, basketball, and soccer. An extensive network of lower leagues allows the athletes to be well taken care of from a young age.
Theykan athletes are also featured in all major sporting events (e.g., Olympics, world/avalonian championships of various disciplines), achieving remarkable results in athletics and martial arts disciplines, but having notorious deficiencies in winter sports, and disciplines such as synchronized swimming.
Physical fitness is an essential element of Theykan culture, thus making Theyka one of the developed countries with the lowest degree of obesity and/or related disorders. At the same time, however, this leads Theyka to be the developed country with the highest degree of population with an eating disorder. In recent years, the Ministry of Health has secured funds for a new task force to combat this phenomenon that was largely ignored in recent decades.

Music[edit | edit source]

A picture of the annual Al-Muri Festival in Motuoapa.

Unlike Anterra as a whole, the music industry in Theyka is significant enough to compete with the other major entertainment industries, such as the TV, movie and gaming industries. Currently, the Theykan music scene is extremely varied, although some genres have been in the spotlight for almost three decades: genres included in the urban music macrotype (such as rap, dancehall, R&B and soul) have been the dominant genres since the 90s, also considering that some of these genres originated in Theyka itself. Meanwhile, raggaeton, punk, funk and deep-house are among the most popular imported genres.

Theyka also has a vibrant live music scene: it is amongst the countries which hosts the most concerts and festival, due to being one of the worlds major tourist destination and having a major pool of local music enthusiasts. Theyka is often one of the destination of world tours by world famous bands and acts, and hosts a number of globally recognized festivals. Live music is also one of the most notable elements of the Theykan Beach Culture and of the so-called "Theykan Summer".

Music in Theyka also serves an important cultural role: for example, the haka is one of the ceremonial dances in Theykan culture It is often performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted or chanted accompaniment. Although popularly associated with the traditional battle preparations of male warriors, haka have been traditionally performed by both men and women and for a variety of social functions within Theykan culture. Haka are performed to welcome distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements, occasions, or funerals. Traditional music during celebrations and events is also very present in schools, universities, the military and other institutions.
Further reading: Keuthe, Atua, Avalo-Vision, VIBE, VIBES WORLDWIDE, Enduro, MUV, ÁTREBIL.

Theykan Summer and Theykan Beach Culture[edit | edit source]

The 'Theykan Summer' is a term that references the youth lifestyle of Theykan and Ingonian teens and young adults experience in Theyka during the months of December, January and February (which in Theyka are hot and dry). Elements commonly attributed to the Theykan Summer are travelling with friends, usually for long periods of time to seaside destinations, heavy use of motorcicles, camping, live music and partecipation in the night-life of the destination. The Theykan Summer also refers to the lifestyle of the teen and young adults who live in these seaside destinations, which is remarkably similar to the one of the tourists but devoid of the travel element. The people who experience the Theykan Summer are usually teens or young adults (aged 17-23) from Theyka or nearby countries (Shenewa, Encarnação, New Valentina...), travelling in groups usually sized 4-8, equally split between males and females.

The Theykan Summer is an element of the Theykan Beach Culture, which also includes all elements of the seaside experience which are not exclusively targeted at young tourists, or tourists in general.

Cinema and Media[edit | edit source]

The archipelago doesn't possess a significant cinema culture, with indigenous movies only reaching local audiences and not reaching the foreign markets. Despite of that Theyka is often used as location for many foreign productions, thanks to it's unique geographical features, lush and colorful jungles and paradisiac beaches. This phenomenon contributes to the significant tourism industry, as cinephiles travel through Theyka to visit locations of famous productions.

Theyka has historically been one of the earliest countries to implement public television broadcasts, with the first channel, TY1, launching in 1943. Despite that, Theykan television has notorisouly been dominated by private corporations, such as Ocea Media and Molae BC. Television would only gain significant popularity in the late 1960's and 70s, when color TV would become more widely adopted. Theykan TV programs are mostly targeted towards the national audience and other Theykan populations groups in nearby KNA and Cervera. The most popular genres of broadcasts have notoriously been documentaries and reality TV, although with the advent of internet streaming fiction television series have become increasingly popular in the 2010s and 2020s.