Kingdom of Middle
Also known as Midrealm, the Kingdom of the Middle is the third oldest Kingdom in the Known World. Geographically it consists of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and a nip of Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Manitoba, and a bit of Ontario. Midrealm contains the Principality of Northshield.
Currently, the King and Queen are Felix of Rams'ey and Madelina de LaMans. Their successors are Brannos o'Iongardail and Rebekah MacTiernan.
History of the Midrealm
The Middle Kingdom was originally a principality of the East called The Principality Under the Mountain. In 1969, the legendary Cariadoc of the Bow won the first Crown Tourney of the Middle and was subsequently crowned the first king.
The Capital Provence (that being its proper name for some time) became Treegirtsea, located in Chicago. Soon afterwards, the barony of North Woods, located in Michigan, joined. These two form the basis of Middle Kingdom politics. A third group in Ohio, The Middle Marches, joined and membership soon spread out into Canada, Kentucky, and the rest of the Midwest.
On October 16th, 2004, the Principality of Northshield will gain Kingdom status. In early September 2004, a poll across the Middle began. It debates whether or not the Oaken Region (Ohio and Kentucky) should gain Principality status. As of September 2nd, 2004, the leading opinion is "As soon as possible" with 3 votes.