The Kingdom of Al-Khezam is a land blessed by lush lands, mighty rivers and natural defenses in the form of mountain. Its capital is Dilmunia, where it has always been since the day our ancestors left the nomadic life behind, brought here by the light of the Constellation of Tulip. We are a land populated by many peoples now, yet we live in peace and harmony. It is not our intent to suffer division of any form, brought by differing beliefs or cultures and you will discover the only way to rise our ire is through insisting all follow your beliefs and eschewing the rest. Why do I not tolerate such fervor? It is very simple: look upon our symbol the Tulip. There are the petals, stamen, stem and roots. Each has a part to play, as does the soil, rain, wind and sun. Remove one element and the flower dies. This is the guiding principle of Al-Khezam:
As with the Tulip, so shall AL-Khezam be built. We shall be known for the beauty of our kingdom (not unlike the petals), the open pathways by land or sea to enable swift defense and unlimited trade, and our strength, which comes from the many roots of commerce, temples, arms, and crops which all work together to nourish our people.
I am pledged to grow our beloved Duchy into a mighty kingdom and I will work unceasingly to make it ever stronger, richer and bountiful. I shall concentrate my efforts and will into the perfection of our civil and military institutions, our men at arms and defenders of the realm shall be paid well, with a healthy stipend at the end of their career. Should they fall in battle, their widows and orphans will be provided for. Temples and schools will be founded and maintained, with all thoughts and philosophies welcomed and encouraged to participate in healthy discourse. Public edifices shall be raised throughout the land, attesting to our piety and Al-Khezam’s magnificence. With such abundance, my greatest wish is that we all are able to live our lives with love for our fellow countrymen, an eagerness to make our borders strong and our willingness to endure troubles together, as my little companion did.