Overview

Flag of Transia

Transia, officially the Republic of Transia (Republik Transien), is a country in south east Europe which has borders with Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. Its most famous landmark is the Wundagore Mountain. Its capital is East Transia.

History

Early Earth

In the Darque Hold, a chamber among the caverns inside the mountain that would later be known as Mount Wundagore, Chthon wrote the Darkhold, his book of black magic.[2]

Late Hyborian Age or Early History

In ancient times, the land that would became known as Transia was a grim and mountainous realm set south of the Borderlands (themselves south from the cold north that had been home of the immortal warrior Bloodstone). Within that realm lied the mountain Vanda-Gor, where a Skrull trapped on Earth lived and set up an altar to Sl'gur't. He terrorized the people living around the mountain and was known to be a "sorcerer-god from beyond the stars".

Taking the form of a merchant, he lured Bloodstone in his lair, intending to slay him, and take the Bloodgem for his own, in order to return to his world. And after the brutal destruction of the sorcerer's animated corpses, the Skrull revealed his plot, only to be beheaded moments later by Bloodstone.
That tale was recounted in "The Star-Spawned Sorcerer", 1928.[3]

6th century

In the 6th Century A.D., the sorceress Morgan le Fay and her cult of Darkholders, unable to control Chthon, whom they had summoned, imprisoned him within Wundagore Mountain, in Transia.[4][5][verification needed] Chthon's evil entered into the clay and wood of Wundagore, and could be used as a sort of sympathetic magic by forming images of people used to manipulate said people from a distance. Later, those clay and wood would be respectively used by the Puppet Master and by Django Maximoff.[6]

19th century

Transia was once part of Wallachia. However, when when that country merged with Moldavia and Romania in 1857, Transia broke off on its own.[1]

20th century

Wundagore Mountain became part of the estate owned by Gregor Russoff, the father of Jack Russell, who sold part of his estate, including Wundagore Mountain, to the High Evolutionary and his partner Jonathan Drew, the father of Jessica Drew. On the mountain Jonathan Drew and Wyndham discovered a rich deposit of uranium.[citation needed] In 1928, they used the wealth they obtained from it, as well as the slave labor of a population of Moloids, to build the Citadel of Science.

Since the 1930s,[1] Wyndham began to procure both domestic and wild animals and genetically accelerated them into "New Men," animals with humanoid posture and intelligence. Among the first of his New Men were Bova, a cow-woman; Porga, a pig-man; and Tagar, a tiger-man.[7][8]

The spirit of the sixth century sorcerer Magnus, a disciple of Morgan le Fay and among those who had imprisoned Chthon within Wundagore Mountain, took possession of the body of Jonathan Drew in order to warn the High Evolutionary of the demonic threat beneath his feet. Magnus and the High Evolutionary decided that the New Men should be trained to combat Chthon's impending attack, and Magnus suggested they be organized and trained along the lines of the highly disciplined soldiers of his day, the Arthurian Knights of the Round Table. Magnus supervised the training of the New Men who became the Knights of Wundagore and instilled in them a sense of chivalry. When Chthon finally attacked through his host, the Other, he was defeated by the combination of the High Evolutionary's advanced science, Magnus's sorcery, and the battle prowess of the Knight of Wundagore.[9] On the very night of this battle, a woman named Magda, who had sought refuge at the High Evolutionary's citadel, reportedly gave birth there to twins, who later became known as Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. Chthon imbued the newborn infant who would become the Scarlet Witch with latent potential for using magic.[4]

After their victory over Chthon, the Knights of Wundagore undertook the full-time task of patrolling and protecting Wundagore. The High Evolutionary had equipped the Knights before their battle with Chthon with suits of armor that are extraordinarily resistant to damage, advanced weaponry, and nuclear-powered one-man flying craft known as the "atomic steeds." (One of these "atomic steeds" is today utilized by the Black Knight.) The Knights of Wundagore have used such armor, weaponry, and means of transportation ever since.[10]

"Mount Wundagore"

Eventually, the High Evolutionary created a New Man who proved to be a menace, the Man-Beast, whom he had evolved from a wolf. After the Asgardian thunder god, Thor, aided in defeating the Man-Beast, the High Evolutionary decided that Earth was too confining an environment for his New Men. Having converted his Citadel into a starship, the High Evolutionary set forth within it, along with his New Men, for the stars to seek a planet for them to settle. The only New Men to remain behind on Earth were Bova and Tabur.[11]

Alerted by the Scarlet Witch, the Avengers and the Black Widow came here to look for Pietro Maximoff. There they discovered a huge U.F.O. holding inside a computer named Ixar, draining information from the village's burgomeister. Ixar's plan was to extract the powers from the Avengers and use it to make special Ultroids. They also discovered Scarlet Witch to be a fake Ultroid called Ultrana. Ultrana and the Ultroids attacked the Avengers, capturing them.[12]

Once they were released and the spacecraft took off, the Avengers returned to the village, without telling anyone that their burgomeister was actually Ixar himself.[13]

21th century

Chapel of the Single Shadow

After the I.D.I.C. severed its ties to A.I.M and became a splinter faction, the Chapel of the Single Shadow came to be the headquarters of the group's delving into cultist fanaticism.[14] After the religious movement had acquired their Nuhuman messiah, Adam Roderick, they immediately set out to bring their own plans into fruition using the boys talents to augment many of their followers though belief. When S.H.I.E.L.D. caught wind of their darknet site, both Field Director Coulson and Magister Karnak set out to their headquarters in Transia. When the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier entered the rural monastery's airspace, it was immediately beset by super-powered religious agents with sonokinetic abilities, but the Magister easily, and rather bloodily, dispatched their offensive capabilities by singing an opposing hypersonic tune at them through a speaker system onboard the vessel he was in, greatly thinning their ranks in the process.[15]

Transia Conflict

The Transia Conflict were tensions on the high between Transian rebels (using alien weapons supplied by the Zoo Family) and communist neighbors, with analysts' expectations of war imminent.[16]

Facts

Localization

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Transia's geographic local seems to have retconned over the years: One official map depicts the country landlocked in the southern Balkans and bordering Serbia/Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, Belgriun and Transylvania.[1] A later map depicts the country as located between Bulgaria, Romania, Transylvania, Symkaria, and Serbia. The two maps also offer up conflicting locations for other countries, such as Latveria.[17]

Languages

The predominant language in Transia is Romanian.[18] However, German, Hungarian and Symkarian are also commonly spoken.[1]

Politics and International Relations

The seat of government is located in the capital city. Transia is actively involved in global stage and is a member of the European Union, as well as the United Nations and World Trade Organization.[1]

Economy

Transia's monetary unit was the Trans.

The country possessed a number of natural resources including coal, iron ore, uranium, timber, petroleum, salt, and natural gas. It is also produced toys.[1]

Military

Transia has no formal military. The High Evolutuonary's Knight of Wundagore defended Mount Wundgore.[1]

Ethnic Groups

The country populace largely consists of humans of European descent, including a sizable Romani population. Since the early twentieth century, Mount Wundagore serves as the home of New Men as well as a population of Moloids which the High Evolutionary uses for slave labor.[1]

Cuisine

Limba cu masline is a Transian dish made from cow tongue.[18]

Points of Interest

Residents

Notes

  • Transia was first given a name in Avengers #36.
  • Transia is a fictional country.

Trivia

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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