Lies & Liability
For most of their history, the different regions of Remula were divided into city states. Although there was a great variance between the different states, there were still a certain kinship amongst as Remulans (which originally only meant speakers of the Remulan tongue, and nothing more), for their shared language and religion. In spite of this, in the Ancient Era, the city-states often warred with each other, and rivalry between Sophos and Bellicus is famous to this day. The culture and law of the Remulans varied by state, for example with Sophos being intellectual democracy and Bellicus being a militaristic dual-kingship.
The Republic of Remula began when the Sophites struck a truce with the Bellicians, and proposed they, as the most powerful states in Remula, unite in order to bring all Remulans under one Republic. The Bellucians agreed, and thus the Republic was formed. It’s governing structure being slightly modified copy of Sophos’ own democratic model. With a Bellucian army, one by one they conquered each city-state, from Chelys to Fimbria.
After almost 500 years since the start of the Republic, a Bellucian named Titus gained renown and fame as General of the Republic. It is said that Titus grew disillusioned and resentful of the Republic; he felt that the Senate was corrupt and heavily biased in the favour of a few Sophite intellectual elites, rather than the benefits of the average citizen. Titus was adored by his men, and with their unwavering loyalty he overthrew the Senate and became the First Emperor of Remula. In spite of the coup, Titus was received well by the plebeians, whom he was very popular with, although many patricians were less than thrilled.