The former Crown Dependency of Leamsbury was yesterday annexed by Lytera as the Town of Leamsburg. It comes as part of a process to incorporate crown dependencies (Areas inhabited by the Royal Family but not in Lytera properly) which began in 2019 as part of the First Five Year Plan of the Rising Sun Initiative.
Planned to be ready in May, Countess Bernie’s speed at preparing Leamsbury meant that it was ready far sooner then planned, and it was fully annexed on the 15th, with her losing the title of Lady, as it was to only be used for non-heirs with a seat representing a crown dependency, and being given the title of Countess, which is a higher peerage title in Lytera then Lady.
The Crown Dependency had existed since 2015. While not directly involved in Lytera during the beginning, Princess Siobhan, who at time time lived there, found the idea of micronationalism interesting and had the crown dependency founded. It’s status was vague until it was included in the Act of Annexation and Territory Status 2019, where it was officially made a Crown Dependency.
Due to it’s low population and connection to the royal family, the Town was granted an exemption from the usual election rules. It is also, at the time of writing, the only part of Lytera without it’s own distinct flag, due to the nature of the Flag Poll to happen later this week.
As of 2020, it is now the coldest part of Lytera.