CURRENT RESIDENTS ➤
Ace: Domitius Aurio(Silvally) Grand Master of Knights
Kekala Mangal (Medicham) || Desert Guide
Kalama Agnimitra (Salazzle) || Shopkeeper || Potions Maker
Reiko Yazawa (Mienshao) || Shop Owner/Fortune Teller
Gwenda Cassia (Pichu) || Singer
Hadil (Gourgeist) || Bard/Witch
Seungwoo "Sin" Castro (Growlithe) || Singer [Gambler on the side]
Roshanak "Roshi" Merizadi (Krookodile) || Desert Bandit
Xiao Sun-xie (Delphox) || Oracle Sand/ FireWitch
Official Name: The Kingdom of Diamond
Nicknames: The Diamond of Solitaire, The Diamonds, Yellow Kingdom
Current Ruler: King Sekhmet Galileo
Captial City: Eureka
National Animal: Lion
National Flower: Lotus
Motto: Wealth & Enlightenment
“All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.” ―Aristotle
Out of the four kingdoms, The Diamond Kingdom is the wealthiest and best in its economy. The kingdom is known for having many mines such as gold, silver, copper, gems and especially diamonds which are used to create jewelry, produce gold coins called PokePounds, which is the currency of Solitaire, and used to decorate the castles. It's economy heavily relies on these mines to produce goods such as jewelry and the finest clothing is made by highly talented artisans using the finest fabrics with stunning and beautiful embroidery. Due to it being wealthy, there is little to no poverty nor sordid conditions within the kingdom thus the majority of the population are in the middle class meanwhile the capital city of The Diamond Kingdom, Eureka, is where the highest and wealthy classes reside in including the ruler(s).
The Diamond Kingdom is located on the west side of Solitaire which is the second biggest kingdom after The Spades Kingdom. The vast majority of the land is covered in deserts causing little plant and animal life due to the harsh weather conditions, however, the northeastern region where Eureka is located and near the south of the Hearts kingdom resides near a river named Nahr which it's starting point comes from the southern Gulf and ends at the northern part of Eureka. The crops are cultivated along the banks of the Nahr River on the rich black soil, or kemet which was left behind after the yearly floods. The fertile soil was ideal to grow a healthy harvest. Centuries ago, the rulers of that time thought the Nahr River was a gift from the gods.
The southern region of the kingdom has a huge canyon. The Kabir Canyon, which the Nahr river flows through. It is said that ancient tribes inhabited the canyon due to old homes and cave paintings have been discovered. The Kabir Canyon is the perfect place to mine for gold although there have been a few discoveries of other precious minerals.
(The Diamond Kingdom encompasses Egypt(The Greater Middle East) and Greece.)
The head of the legal system was officially the King or Queen, who was responsible for enacting laws, delivering justice, and maintaining law and order. The kingdom does have a court system. There was a lower court and a high court. The lower court was made up of a group of elders in each town while the supreme high court judge is the monarch, who assigned his Ace to this job, to hear the case and act as judge.
When a dispute was settled in lower court, both sides are heard, and a decision is made by the lower court based on the facts presented. However, if you did not like the decision of the lower court, you could come before the royal advisor on a first come, first served basis, and present your case again. Even though the advisor tries to be fair, it was not smart to come before the advisor unless your case is serious, and you have the evidence to show that the lower court's decision was in error because the royal advisor's decision was final. You could end up in more trouble than you were in already by demanding to have your case heard in the high court.
The monarch and aristocracies viewed men and women, including people from all social classes, as essentially equal under the law, and even the lowliest peasant, although there was very little in this class, is entitled to petition the royal advisor. Punishment for minor crimes involved either imposition of fines or imprisonment however serious crimes such as murder, for example, is punished by execution. Other serious crimes, treason or plotting against the monarchy, are punished by slavery or exile. If you are exiled but return and seen in the kingdom the punishment will be execution usually by impalement.
E U R E K A ➤
Theme Song Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: Route 111
Eureka is the only largest and wealthiest city in the Diamond Kingdom which is located above the torrid Set Desert and near the Nahr river. The majority of the population are either high or middle class citizens and dwell in Eureka unfortunately the city streets can become quite over crowded but each day the city continues to construct and further expand along side the gifted river. The ruler(s) and the castle, Ra, named long ago after the sun god, reside here. Rumors are said that the castle was built above the first discovered diamond mine in the kingdom.
↳ Khalili Market
Just a few meters north from Eureka is the famous street market, Khalili. It is known to be considered the largest market stretching approximately two miles(3kms) long. Its starting point begins to the west near the Nahr River and spreads out east. Khalili is quite popular for citizens and even visitors from the other kingdoms to purchase items and all sorts of goods can be found in the market including imported goods from such as fruits and vegetables from the Clubs Kingdom that are not able to grow due to the harsh hot climate. A variety amount of merchants and artisans gather in Khalili. Unfortunately, there have been reports of thieves wondering around and stealing, be cautious.
↳ S E T H E N A M O U S E I O N
Theme Song Pokemon Black & White: Route 10
Ἐὰν ᾖς φιλομαθής, ἔσει πολυμαθής
"If you are fond of learning, you will soon be full of learning"
- Isocrates To Demonicus
The Mouseion is an institution of intellectual pursuit, located on the far east side of Solitaire near the Nahr River, founded by Priestess Minerva in 975 but after her death in 980 she gave the ownership to her once orphaned yet soon to be genius student, Sophia Ptolemaic, a noctowl. During the Fall of Solitaire, Sophia’s plan to continue the construction was halted due to low funds but luck was soon to be on her side. The founding of a new kingdom in 1001, Diamonds, and it’s new ruler, King Erikur, promised the noctowl that the institution would soon be completed thanks to the kingdom’s Gold Era where it was considered to be the wealthiest among all of Solitaire. With the help of the kingdom, including Sophia’s two friends alakazam and metagross, Sethena Mouseion would at last be finished on the year of 1006.
The institution only accepted those born of noble blood but over the years it has changed to make it for those who truly wanted to learn no matter their rank but in order to become a student it is required to take an entrance exam for admission. If those who score with a passable grade then they are accepted. With many of the Diamonds citizens wanting to become scholars, the kingdom was soon ideally suited to be Solitaire’s new center of thought, culture and activity.
Scholars from across the other kingdoms were later invited to share their knowledge in many aspects such as literature, science and geography. The layout of the institution was designed so that its buildings and grounds would accommodate free thinking, debate and presentation. The building was filled with lecture areas, residential quarters, lecture halls, laboratories, observatories, small botanical gardens, a dining room and theaters, as well as the greatest library.
S E T H E N A L I B R A R Y One of the most famous of libraries in Solitaire, it has rooms for acquisitions and cataloguing, the library held between 400,000 and 700,000 scrolls and books all translated into various languages. It acquired high quality items including the best, most authoritative original works, some who’s origins may not be Solitaire. Over 100 scholars lived at the institution full time to perform research, write, lecture or translate and copy documents. The library was so large a "daughter" library was built at the royal castle of Eureka.
C O U N T R Y O F N A U C A T I S ➤
Theme song Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon OST - Sand Continent: Sahra Town
- The city is well known for its abundance of stray cats who are deemed as sacred among the citizens and many leave food for the animal. They were praised for controlling vermin and its ability to kill snakes, the cat became a symbol of grace and poise.
- During the year of 1033, the king and Count Qut both agreed to build a training camp named Castra in the country for future knights to train vigorously.
- Naucatis has an abundance in crops. Farmers grow such as wheat, barley, vegetables, figs, melons, pomegranates and vines. They also grow flax which is made into linen.
- Hygiene in Naucatis is important thus it provides the famous Roman baths for all classes.
S E T D E S E R T ➤
Theme Song Pokemon Sun & Moon: Haina Desert
Named after the god of desert, Set is located on the southern east portion of the Diamond Kingdom. Whilst the vast majority of Set is comprised of large sand expanses, there are is fact some mountain ranges and grasslands sparse though they may be. The plant life in this desert is sparse due to the scorching climate conditions, approximately 500 plant species are known to grown in the kingdom. The plants must be able to adapt to hot and dry conditions. Given the immensity of the desert, the biodiversity is remarkably low. Acacia trees, grasses, spiny shrubs, and palms, for example have adapted the desert's climate. Approximately 70 different animal species live in the Set Desert a few of them are mammal species who can survive an extended amount of time without water intake.
During the reigning years of the Pyroar Dynasty, the temperature of Set reached up to an astounding 136F (57.7C) while the average annual temperature is 86F (30C). Because the air contains very little humidity to hold the heat in, there is a great difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures. At night, the temperature regularly falls below freezing.
↳ V A L L E Y O F T H E R U L E R S
The "Gateway to the Afterlife"
Deep withing the Set Desert, lies the Valley of the Rulers is a massive monument which was built by the royal servants for every king or queen that ruled over the Diamond Kingdom but they also spent time and treasure creating hidden underground mausoleums. The Diamond people believed that the tombs evidence elaborate preparations for the next world, in which humans were promised continuing life. Mummification was used to preserve the body so that the deceased's eternal soul would be able to reanimate it in the afterlife. The underground tombs were also well stocked with all the material goods a ruler might need in the next world. Treasures—like diamonds, gold, silver, coins, and rare expensive items. Tombs were also well-provisioned with enough food and drink, including wine and beer, for royal feasting in the next world, as well as sacred objects meant to help the deceased achieve eternal life, even favored companions. The Valley of the Rulers' perimeter is heavily protected by strong guards due to tomb robbers. No one who is unworthy is permitted to enter.
There was once a poor mischievous sableye thief who heard of the great riches lying within the mausoleums. Some how he tricked the guards by using magic to transform himself into the king at that time. He was granted entrance and once reaching deeper in the mausoleum his eyes were met with shiny bright gold riches. His greediness got the better of him taking all that he could but he heard strange sounds. Feeling scared and paranoid he changed back to the king's appearance and took what ever he could but before he could actually leave a malevolent spirit appeared. It gave the foolish thief a long time curse for entering and stealing. The sableye did leave the valley but forever cursed. It is said anyone who enters and steals is, by the same spirit who saw the sableye, cursed. No one actually knows what the curse it is indeed a mystery.
A H S A O A S I S ➤
Theme song Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Northern Desert
A small town in the west residing by the only oasis in the entire kingdom and named after the founder Al Ahsa thus giving it's name Ahsa Oasis. Due to it's natural fresh-water springs it encouraged human habitation and agricultural efforts. Ahsa Oasis is famous for its palm trees.
↳ Renenutet Farm
Named after the goddess of nourishment and the harvest. Located just above Ahsa Oasis, this farm dedicates into growing grain, which is the first crop grown after inundation. used to make bread, porridge and beer. Cotton is also grown here which is then distributed throughout the Diamonds and sold off to the other kingdoms.
Jebel Shams ➤
Theme Song Pokemon Mystery Dungeon- Great Canyon
History of The Diamond Kingdom
After the empire of Solitaire had separated into four kingdoms, each of the king's four children ruled a kingdom one of them being The Diamonds. The first ruler, King Erikur, was the second oldest of the four siblings. He and his wife, Queen Diancie, had two children of their own. With his beloved family at his side, he became a totally different person no longer a shy man but a strong proud king just like his father. During his reign, the Diamond Kingdom went into its Golden Era. Mines and precious metals and gems were being discovered, the kingdom began to expand in lengths becoming the second biggest after The Spades Kingdom, lower classes began to form into the middle class which caused the lower classes to almost disappear, there was no poverty everyone lived wealthy happy lives, and the city of Eureka was founded after the king had heard news of a newly discovered river with lands perfect for agricultural use and the first diamond cave was discovered as well thus causing him to order every noble and high class to pack their belongings. Their new homes would now be in Eureka. The Kingdom of Diamonds would eventually be nicknamed “The Diamond of Solitaire”.
The death of the king, due to natural causes, had come. Every citizen of the kingdom came to pay the king's respect although they wept and felt depressed, the king's oldest son was next to take the throne, however, the Golden Era still continued with his reign. The new king wanted to be just like his father not wanting to become a failure and a disappointment to his people and kingdom. He became more focused on his kingly duties that he wasn't interested in finding love nor having someone along side him to run the kingdom. With his reign, the kingdom's economy increased and started its own military although there was no war at that time the king thought it would be wise to train new soldiers for the protection of the kingdom and it's people just in case if a war were to start. Sadly, the king fell with a serious illness that could not be cured. A few days later his queen had passed away due to a broken heart, with no children of their own, the king's younger brother would be next to take the throne.
The new young king like any other married, a purrloin, the two had only one daughter, named Antoine, which later would become queen but her reign would be the ending of The Golden Era of the kingdom.
She was seen as cruel, heartless and especially greedy. To make it even worse, a horrible drought came which caused the Nahr river to slowly dry up, the crops died out and it was difficult to grow thus leading to a slight famine. Antoine spent heavily on fashion, luxuries, traveling and gambling that became an addiction. All the mines belonged to her now including all the precious metals that were found turning it into jewelry only meant for her to wear such as a highly expensive diamond necklace made especially for her. She no longer cared about the kingdom's financial crisis nor her people. With the drought becoming harsher, a few of the population decreased due to famine, dehydration, and hyperthermia. Until one day, a nobleman pyroar, having a strong hatred for Antoine, rebelled against the Queen. Even though it may have cost him his life, he was determined to remove Antoine from the throne and help the kingdom and its people. He was an intelligent man with the trait of a great leader. His speeches began to be heard by all the people now siding with him. The entire population rioted against Antoine, throwing items such as torches, rocks etc at the castle. Antoine cowardly fled from the kingdom to hide but unfortunately for her she was found in hidden within the Club Kingdom. Due to fleeing, she was accused of treason and severely punished.
The entire Kingdom praised for the brave pyroar to become the next king which he accepted thus it would be the of the original dynasty now starting a new one named Pyroar Dynasty, however, it would be the shortest dynasty to have reign The Diamond Kingdom only lasting four generations. Although with a new monarch in power, the Kingdom's economy was still in crisis until one day the king from The Spades Kingdom, a luxray, offered financial support without hesitation the pyroar king gladly accepted his offer. For several years, The Diamond Kingdom's economy began to increase little by little. Some consider this to be a miracle that the Nahr river would soon replenish with water after it was drying up during Antoin's reign. The crops would shortly be grown and with the help of The Spades Kingdom sending their own food supplies the famine crisis would disappear. The pyroar king could not show his thankfulness to the luxray king so he gifted him with a gold mine a few miles away from the city of Eureka. All was good for The Diamond Kingdom until there was suspicion claimed by the pyroar king's noble and trusted Jack, solgaleo, about the true intention of the luxray king. He knew about the mines with its precious metals and gems, therefore, he wanted to control the entire Diamond Kingdom and make it part of his kingdom to become powerful. The Ace had warned of his king's about the luxray but he did not believe a word his Ace said. It would be the deadliest mistake he would make. The pyroar king had asked the luxray to meet him privately to discuss on how the relationship between the Diamonds and Spades may improved and become allies. The luxray accepted yet he took this as a chance to finally get rid of him. The pyroar had only one son, a litleo, he was told not to disturb his father while he was speaking to the luxray. Ignoring what he had been told, the young mischievous litleo quietly and in secret followed both kings to where they would hold a private meeting. The door had been shut but it did have a keyhole where the litleo peeked through. Only a few minutes had passed that the litleo witnessed his father being stabbed with a dagger by the luxray while saying "Long Live The King" in the most ominous voice. Footsteps approached the door causing the litleo to quickly run away but unfortunately caught by the luxray. The luxray announced that the pyroar king was assassinated and his son was kidnapped and killed. With no one to take the throne, the luxray declared himself as king of both his kingdom and now the Diamonds.
Many years passed, the litleo now grown up and evolved into a pyroar escaped from where he was being held captive. He traveled across the deserts to return to Eureka but luck was not on his side. He fainted knowing that he would never get his revenge against the luxray until two travelers saved him from the dreaded heat. The two travelers lived in a canyon that was not yet discovered. The pyroar wanted to create his own army and declare war to take his rightful place as king. Years passed, his planned had worked he gathered many new people to join his side and they all went to Eureka. The luxray was shocked that the king's son has escaped and still alive yet he still accepted to have a war knowing it was a foolish mistake. The war would be known as "The Diamond's Independence" and it would be considered the bloodiest war ever. The pyroar and luxray had a one-on-one battle against each other meanwhile everyone else would be fighting. With vigorious trainging, the pyroar stabbed the luxray killing him in an instant. After that the Spades declared defeat and the Diamonds would take a small portion of their land now becoming a part of the Diamond Kingdom. A new city was founded given the name of Durak. The Pyroar Dynasty lasted approximately two centuries due to the last king resigning, therefore, giving the throne to his Jack(A generation of solgaleo's as Ace since the beginning of the Pyroar Dynasty) thus the Solgaleo Dynasty would begin.
Two generations of solgaleo's have reigned now the second female ruler would take throne, the daughter of the previous king, Sekhmet Galileo. During her reign, there have been rumors about another war being planned between the Diamonds and Spades.