MotF 122: And the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth


And the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

The Challenge
Make a map showing a nation of long oppressed people who have achieved independence in their own nationstate.

The Restrictions
There are no restrictions on when your PoD or map may be set. Fantasy, sci-fi, and future maps are allowed, but blatantly implausible (ASB) maps are not.

The people in question do not have to have been oppressed for any set time period (in other words they don't have to be long oppressed). They merely need to have been denied rights or status for a significant period of time.

If you're not sure whether your idea meets the criteria of this challenge, please feel free to PM me.


The entry period for this round shall end when the voting thread is posted on Sunday the 9th of August.



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Republic of Occitania

After the emancipation of Goblins by the Patrician Vetinari, the whole Disc was dragged kicking and screaming into a new age.

Some did not agree completely. Believing the goblins to be sub-sapient, various areas, such as Uberwald, determined to set as much a precedent of being like Ankh-Morpork as being rid of the Goblins, decided to set up reservations where they could live away from anyone "decent".

These efforts were aided by the Ankh-Morpork Hygienic Corporation, which formerly was solely focused on the railroad; it decided that the reservations allowed them a steady supply of workers. The Goblin reservations themselves have assigned themselves jobs, such as helping maintain the peace, being messengers for the Dwarfs, or simply keeping order in the Maquis. It's a symbiotic relationship that works for everyone.


(before anyone calls me out on it I'll call MYSELF out :D - I did copy the design for the title of the map from the Raising Steam map, for reasons ranging from "it's ridiculously pretty" to "I don't want to have to draw under that".

This is an Alternate History where in Sulu Unites Visayas.

Major Tausug Dialects
-Pinanay(OTL Cuyonon, Kinaray-A and Aklanon)
-Binisaya(OTL Baybayanon, Ilonggo and Waray)
-Sug(OTL Butuanon, Sugbuanon and Surigaonon) aka Standard Tausug
-Palawan Tausug(New Tausug Dialects that are mixed in Palawan)

Minor Tausug Dialects
This one is COMPLETLY inspired by Njordr's map, but I couldn't resist.

I present to you the land of Madrghamp


In the year 120 of fourth age, King Elessar Telcontar passed on and was laid to rest. Interred at his side were his friends of old Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck, but this is not their story. King Eldarion, Son of Aragon Elessar, was a wise king, and he bore his father's crown and sword proudly. Under his reign, the Unified kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor grew in number and strength, until the decline of the line of the stewards was forgotten. No enemies rumbled in the distance, as orcs had vanished from all but the farthest reach of the Misty Mountains, their great and terrible strongholds empty and silent, echoing only with the memories of torment, and the Men of Umbar and Harad sent envoys of peace to Gondor.

And so, the People of Gondor looked to new farmlands, and though the lands of Mordor were still spoken of only in fearful whispers, none who lived remembered the wars against the dark lord. Many grew to wonder why what was undoubtedly rich lands were left fallow. And so, Eldarion, First of his name, sent forth into the land of Mordor many of his captains, bearing old maps drawn from the archives.

Past the great steaming pits that were once Barrows of Udun and the plateau of Gorgoroth, this brave company delved, until, stalwart, they set eyes upon the plains of Nurn, and the shining waters of the sea. The corruption of the fall of Mordor, it seemed, had left these lands untouched.

Plunging forward, the Men of Gondor soon found a village, inhabited by Westron speaking Sallow and yellow skinned men, though a westron with many unrecognizable words, reminiscent of elvish. Though initially distrustful, as their legends spoke of being abandoned by Gondor centuries past, they held a great feast and spoke about a great Kingdom on the shores of the sea, under who's protection they were.

When they were asked the name of the King, the villagers answered "There is no king, only the first amongst equal. His name, this year, is Lugdush Grimborg."

Asking questions, the Captains of Gondor soon determined that this was a kingdom of Orcs and Men, where each was equal, and all provided their work to help those who could not work. The Men of Gondor were confused, all the stories spoke of Orcs enslaving men and turning on each other.

As the Men of Gondor set out to continue their mission, they were wary, but open, and soon met a Mixed caravan of Orcs and Men, merchants plying their wares along the shores of the Sea of Nurn. Though they had never seen men from outside Mordor, the merchants were quick to recognize a trade opportunity, and struck up friendly conversation.

It was in this way that the Gondorians learned of the history of Madrghamp. Centuries ago, back when all the land was enslaved by the Dark Lord and orc was set upon man, an orc found some papers, and, instead of burning them, was intrigued. Reading them, he learned, and started to write. Observing the conditions around him, he wrote many treatises on the Condition of Orc and man, and came to the conclusion that they were being used, tricked, exploited by the Dark Lord. Assuredly not the first orc to have these ideas, Gromorg set out to teach his followers, of which there were many, both Orc and Men.

Luck was on Krank Gromorg's side, as the Dark Lord fell before this spiritual rebellion was detected. As the Gorgoroth sank into a deep pit, Gromorg led his people out to Nurn, presenting the only organized force in the former mordor. He established the land of Madrghamp, literally "Free Earth" where no one, Orc or man would be slave, ever again, not to a Dark Lord, not to a King, not to each other. Instead all would work and produce goods, and help those who needed them, and every year, one member of each village would be elected to the Moot, and of the moot, a first among equals would be elected. This, the merchants affirmed, was the best form of government, as all had opportunity and none could be exploited by another.
A map of an earlier colonization of the Americas, with a Cherokee state established out of the remains of a Byzantine colony. :D:p