The Kalistani Province of Ananto is divided into 64 administrative districts known as counties. There is some variation in these district's governing form, and they can be grouped into Counties, Regional Counties, Munisipal Counties, and Historical Counties. In addition, the capital city of Kaliburg and its neighbor Port Davon are not technically in Ananto, as they are governed by the autonomous Kaliburg-Port Davon Federal District.

The Counties of Ananto date back to 1420, when Jorge I the Magnificent, Emperor of Ananto, divided his island into strictly drawn fiefs, each of which was given to a Count on the Council of Nobles (which served as a largely powerless legislature until 1907). These borders have changed a great deal, as have their ruling houses, but survive to this day as the chief administrative units of Ananto.

Administrative Counties Edit

Encompass multiple munisipalities, and have full county authority over taxation, transportation, trade, law enforcement, justice, land usage, etc. Each county has a single representative in the Anantonese Hoomooroon, or state legislature.

1. Haalise-Haale, House of Love

2. Isle of Dunlock- Dunlock, House of Fletcher-Ananto (formerly:Anti-Dulnerstaad, House of Dulnar-Hohenzollern )

3. Terminal-Termi, House of Klaus

4. Lisol-Lisol, House of Wax

5. Beggorise-Beggora, House of Faith

6. Beuloid-Port Beulah, House of Yorn

7. Beulise-Beulah New Town, House of Ananto-Jorgone

8. Constapae-Listor, House of Jackals

9. Conise-Con, House of Con

10. Vestise-Westerburg, House of Oppie

11. Ons-Eleva, House of Unone

12. Borone-Boray, House of Borktu

13. Gnormo-Gnorum, House of Pointy-Hat

14. Itascise-Itasca, House of Caputis

15. Viggelise-Wiggleswort, House of Wigglesworth

16. Suise-Sua, House of Su

17. Kalix-Kalix, House of Fonzarelli

18. Shmise-Shmia, House of Shmu

19. Jethrone-Jethro City, House of Jethro

20. Vallone-Centralia, House of Ote

21. Boss Kublise-Pertobim, House of Kubla-Ananto

22. Ote Kublise-Kubla, House of Norris

23. Noova-Mattoon, House of Blagoisis

24. Alphise-Alcastra, House of Matac

25. Xanadise-Xanadu, House of Hapablap

26. Snipise-Sudra, House of Nant

27. Sidis-Setabal, House of Aracha

28. Algar-Faro, House of Prasanavi

29. Tenshan-Caroon, House of Yersi*

30. Kordon-Plaedon, House of Many Voices (House of Delamore)

31. Ordorsk-Wontonlan, House of Badurian-Ananto

32. Thale-Sainte Bernardo, House of Cass-Ananto

33. Raevoor-Morrock, House of The Water-Bearer (House of Rapasky-Ananto)

34. Thangor-Iroro, House of Saenz

35. Weddensvaal-Leswa, House of Kalirai

36. Vesten-Orrok, House of Manelli

42. Pointone-Ash Valley, House of Morton

43. Hexaflerf-Adcastra, House of Adlar

53. Vulcan-St. Vulcan, Abbot of St. Vulcan (spiritual) House of Roussimoff (symbolic)

54. Bosone-Pancastor, House of Huduin

55. Vuvale-Blade River, House of Crowns (House of Bhaskar)

56. Thareeve-Enice, House of Nordhagan-Ananto

57. Stekt-Croix-Kerewl, House of Daggers (House of Loquinaire-Ananto)

58. Lobhatun-Shangri-La, House of Luna-Ananto

59. Laras-Rose City, House of Bebaruu-Langvardt

60. Castilla-Kenril, House of Radini

61. Stellion-Mastrach, House of Verhaast-Ananto

62. Willmarch-Wilsonville, House of Wen

63. Alsken-Marbess, House of Dagastino-Ananto

64. Fallshire-Estrex, House of Wadjadubakowski-Smythe

Regional Counties Edit

These counties are located on the historically sparsely populated east coast, but were subdivided into buroughs in 1913 because their populations had grown too large for many of the governments. The historical counties survive for formal purposes, but all the duties of the county are carried out by the smaller buroughs, which are given letters. Buroughs do not have counts or houses. Each borough sends a representative to the state legislature, like a county.

37. Indralan-Indralan, House of Montagu

  • 37A. East Indralan-Prido
  • 37B. South Indralan-Indralan

38. Snarkise-Snarkoburg, House of Dodge

  • 38A. Upper Snarkise-Fort Dodge
  • 38B. Lower Snarkise-Snarkoburg

39. Indianise-Indopy, House of Jarrole

  • 39A. North Delta-Delta City
  • 39B. South Delta-Algiers
  • 39C. Indiana-Indopy

40. Dahise-Dahriel, House of Uriah

  • 40A. Dahriel-Dahriel (Munisipal Borough, combined county-city responsibilities, further divided into metropolitan districts)
  • 40B. Trichrome-Dolomite City
  • 40C. South Pass-Sindaro
  • 40D. Pickles-Picklestown
  • 40E. East Central Littoral-Port Uriah
  • 40F. Central Dahise-Uriopy
  • 40G. Sol-Pine Slope

41. Nedone-Nedo, House of Ananto-Camillone

  • 41A. Upper Nedone-Nedo
  • 41B. North Flubistan-Nordano
  • 41C. Teith-Toothy Bay
  • 41D. Lower Flub-Flubboo
  • 41E. South Flubistan-Cippo

Munisipal Counties Edit

Encompass only one munisipality, and have combined city and county duties. Representatives are taken from metropolitan districts, borough-like subdivisions based on population.

44. Luxise-Luxon, House of Carmichael

45. Dulnar-Dulnarstaad, House of Dulnar-Freiheit

46. Evearia-Eveari, House of Cacarito

Semi-Relevant Counties Edit

These counties are independent, but contain areas that are within the Kaliburg-Port Davon Federal District, over which they exercise no power. These each send one representative to the legislature.

47. Wilsone-Wilson, House of Wilson

48. Zappise-Jethro, House of Zappa

49. Elise-Elyssia, House of Pook

50. Phthinise-Phthinsten, House of Pfphthschnortwistle

Historical Duchies Edit

While these counties still exist officially, they have no officials, offices, counts, or powers, because they were absorbed by the Kaliburg-Port Davon Federal District. Therefore they are also completely unrepresentated in the hoomooroon. These two counties are also different in that they are in fact Duchies, not Counties.

51. Davon-Port Davon (Old Davon Dist.), House of Freiheit-Siebenburg

52. Kaliburg-Kaliburg (Tunnel Dist.), House of Hanseatic Ananto

Blazons and Coats of ArmsEdit

The Houses of the Counts of Ananto (as well as the Duchies of Davon and Kaliburg) are Kalistani High Houses, and thus have certain restrictions and priviledges in Kalistani Heraldry.  Firstly, they are restricted to certain traditional symbols, rather than the more modern symbols allowed to Low Houses and Minor Houses.  Secondly, they are allowed only the following tinctures and furs on their blazons:  For tinctures: Or, Argent, Azure, Gules, Purpure, Vert, Sable, Murrey, Sanguine, and Tenne.  Note that Kalistani Heraldry does not follow the rule of tinctures, thus the separation between metals, tinctures and stains is not important.  The following furs are allowed to high houses: Ermine, Ermines, Erminois, Paen, Vair, Counter-Vair, Potent, and Counter-Potent, all of which must be in their traditional colors.  Finally, High Houses may not show any charge proper.  For example, when the House of Fletcher-Ananto was elevated to the status of a High House, their blazon, which originally included three anchors proper was changed to Three Anchors Tenne.

However, the High Houses, and specifically, the  are allowed to use the following:  Supporters may be shown with the arms outside of the House's home territory, though like all Kalistani Heraldry, Supporters are only used in the Fancy, rather than Common Form.  Additionally, the Fancy form may use a Crest.  For the House of the current Emperor, the crest is an Ippogoggy proper, crowned Or, Rampant battling a Serpent cendree.  For all other Counts of Ananto, it is an Ippogoggy Rampant Proper.   This is despite the fact that cendree and proper are not normally allowed in High House blazons.

When the House of House of Dulnar-Hohenzollern was demoted to a Minor House and removed from the Damask Rose Throne of  Isle of Dunlock due to their treasonous actions in the Third Crisis, they were originally supposed to lose both the countercharging (normally a mark of honor) from their arms, and to accept a mark of Abatement.  However, a deal was made in which three of their mainland holdings would be overseen by House Labanca (The Counts of Noella) and those houses were marked with a mullet celeste and the main charge of House Labanca (a pelican in her peity) instead.  Due to their demotion, however, they could not use Supporters outside of their home territory, and were stripped of thier Crest.

The following blazons are in the House's Common Form:

Blabbaroon Edit

From 1432 until 1907, the 64 Counts of Ananto met in the Blabaroon (literally Council of Nobles, a term often used because it is more easily taken seriously) to act as the legislature of Kalistan. The council was originally formed as a feudal legislature meant to appoint a new king upon the death of the previous monarch, and levy troops. Starting in the 16th century the powers of the council began to increase dramatically. In 1813 two representatives from Vintalli joined the blabaroon (the Dukes of Vintalli). In 1907, the blabaroon was abolished and replaced with the hoomooroon (Council of Men), wherein each county/borough/metropolitan district elected a representative. With the foundation of the Federal Republic of Kalistan in 1924, the legislature of the island of Ananto ceased to rule the entire land of Kalistan, a duty which fell to the federal parliament (translated into Anantonese as, of course, blabaroon). The hoomooroon remained as the local provincial (later state) legislature of Ananto, a purpose which it still serves today. Notable reforms are that the Federal District does not send any representatives, and that the boroughs and metropolitan districts of Luxise, Evearia, and Dulnar send their own. The counties retain their historical borders, first set out in the 1400's, for ceremonial purposes, largely to keep historians, monarchists, and noblemen happy.

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