Romula is the capital and largest city of Istalia. It is located in the otherwise rural Mezzodiurno region, on the shores of the river Sala, in the middle of the great Sala's river valley at the foot of the northern foothills of the Southern Plateau. It host the highest istalians institutions and its the most important economic center of the Country together with Milona.
Romula is the modern-day city occupying the sites of the ancient city of Qolshamih, according to the mythical tradition founded in 1832 BCE (we invite to go to the Qolshamih page for a more detailed history of the city during the ancient history).
After it was definitively abandoned in the first century CE, the site fallen in ruin, used only as burial place for majatran leaders and it remained uninhabited until the appearance of the threat posed by the Emirate of Kanzar: the southernmost of the three estalians kingdoms on the continent built a fortress just outside the ancient site and then appeared a fortified city which took its name from the first Duke of the Duchy that arose around, Giuliano Barbato Romul, famous great general of the souther kingdom. During the years of the clashes with the Emirate of Kanzar, the city become a symbol of the resistence and was one of the last city to fall at the end of the Quanzarian invasion. It become the most important istalian center on the continent given also the establishment of the local seat of the Holy Apostolic Hosian Church of Terra during the Ahmadite domination under the Emirate: in fact, during the conquest of the Kingdom of Istalia (located on Alaria), Romula rise up against the quanzarian led by the local bishop but at least the fall of the Kingodom marked the end of the rebellion, hardly crushed by the Emirate. The Emirate impose to the Arci-bishop of Istalia, local representative of the Patriarch of Istalia and Solentia, to settle in Romula to be well controled and influenced by the Emirate (later the quanzarian agreed with the Holy Apostolic Church to recognize to the Patriarch the religion authority also on the quanzarian hosianist).
Modern and recent historyEdit
After the fall of the Emirate caused by the revolution of 2110, the new state, the Union of Quanzari Soviets, decided to move the capital from the political center of the Emirate. Romula was chosen because was the most powerful city of the ancient time and because represented an important center either for the istalian and the quedarite majatran. Romula become during the Republic the largest and most populed city and it has always been the seat of the highest istalians institutions.