Northerners are those people who inhabit the Principality of the Northern Forests near the Arctic Circle of North America and hold citizenship of the Principality. They may be Basic or Honouary Citizens, Non-Resident Citizens or Resident Citizens. Northerners regard themselves as a Nationality and most are descendants from the various Scandinavian Kingdoms and Anglo-Saxon peoples. We are heavily loyal to our Princely Family and the system of Monarchy. We believe in loyalty, honour, humility, integrity, and honesty under all circumstances. Liars lie, dishonest people are not honourable, and our word means something, unlike that of the modern world.
Northernness (Nordboerehed) is the concept on which contemporary Northerner national and ethnic identity is based. It is a set of values formed through the historic trajectory of the formation of the Scandinavian Kingdoms. The ideology of Nordboerehed emphasizes the notion of historical connection between the population and the territory of the Northern Forests and the relation between the Northern Monarchy, the 19th-century national romantic idea of "the people" (folk), a view of Northerner society as homogeneous and socially egalitarian as well as strong cultural ties to Scandinavian Kingdoms such as Denmark.
The Principality of the Northern Forest is a mix between ancient Norse culture from around 800 C.E. to about 1100 C.E. as well as ancient Celtic, and Brittonic cultures up to the 14th century. In the Principality of the Northern Forests we follow the old Pagan Goddesses and Gods and culturally its reminiscent of a trading center from around the 12th century due to the amalgamation of various cultures such as what it was like in Hedeby. The city of Hedeby was a blend of Norse, Brittonic, Celtic and Eastern European cultures that lived together quite harmoniously for about 300 years which is quite impressive for its time. It was mainly ruled by Danish Kings for most of its existence until it was destroyed by Slavic Armies. The ruins sit in modern day Germany. The main difference is the concept of equality between females and males. Unlike most ancient societies, in the Principality of the Northern Forests females are equal to males in all areas of life.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Opinions
Social equality, including sexual equality, is extremely high in the Principality of the Northern Forests. Northerners are absolutely tolerant towards sexual minorities. Public displays of affection between gay partners do not provoke disapproval like in other countries. As such, the Northern Village is a great place for LGBT medievalist to visit in the Summer. All same-sex couples have all the same rights as heterosexual couples. Lesbian couples are equal to heterosexual couples, transsexual women are woman, women are equal to men.
The Northern Village
The primary village in the Principality of the Northern Forests uses aspects from pre-14th century civilizations in Scandinavia and the British Isles, but is heavily associated with culture known to history as the "Viking Age."