Capitale Impériale Lucrécy
|Empire of Castaire|
Le Grand Lucrécy
(1750 - present)
Facts and Figures
|Population (Dec. 1760)||256.720|
Lucrécy is the capital of the Empire de Castaire and also its most populous city. Located at the western coast of the castairian terrioty, it lies within the constituent state Chastain, which is an incorporated kingdom and the personal country of the Empereur. Its position near the mouth of the river Violaine predestinated it as an important hub for both land and ship traffic. Furthermore, Lucrécy accommodates the Imperial Government as well as the Empereurs Palace, Palais Castaire.
Soon after the establishment of the Empire of Castaire, there was an urgent need for a new capital to represent the absolute power of the monarchy. Empereur Castorian I ordered a corps of architects to develops blueprints for a planned city at the coast of Mare Miraculum, near the mouth of the major river Violaine. The architects started planning in 1453 and the construction of the first streets was envisaged for November 1455. This, however, wasn't achieved, as the cold winter made any building tasks nearly impossible, so construction finally started in spring 1456. The city got the name of Castorians beloved wife, Empress Lucrécia in a slightly adapted version, "Lucrécy".
In the following years, Lucrécy developed into a prosperous city. Prince Célestin I started with the actual planning of representative buildings in the capital, while the actual Imperial Palace was located in Mallais, a town near the old residence in the mountain castle of the Sacrecouronnes. At his will, the cathedral in the center of Lucrécy was built, and furthermore, he ordered to plain the fields at the western side of the Violaine, where, after several more centuries, finally Palais Castaire will be situated.