The Witherward of Swith, or the Glorious Borderlands of Swith Witherward (GBSW), commonly called Swith, is located in the Thole System of the Trifid Nebula, a region of spaced shared with its sister witherwards, Straka and Tego. It is variously described as a colony, protectorate, or country but its designation is witherward, a Nifendaer term which encompasses all three labels. The witherward is populated by primarily humans and wreavers.
The Swithwardian Homeworld and seat of government are based on Nacarat, the third planet from its star. There is an estimated population of 29,378,000 living on Nacarat with an additional 37,322,000 occupying outposts, provinces, and research centers. These population figures do not include military personnel stationed at home or abroad. The witherward is a colony of the Greater Nifidium Convocation and is under their direct defense.
Swith Witherward has grown significantly since its inception. The initial growth came from bioengineering, which was the witherward's initial purpose. Biotechnology remains Swith Witherward's major industry. Many visitors come to the Witherward to seek medical treatment for rare disorders or for comprehensive genetic screening. The Nifidium Genome Research Project is headquartered in Swith Witherward as well.
Once the witherward was established enough to fund provinces, it experienced a significant increase in tourism, investment and business. Tourism remains Swith Witherward's second major industry. The nation's large, lush forests and pristine beaches, crystal clear rivers and snow-capped mountains, and numerous restorative and rejuvenate clinics make it a popular vacation destination. An extensive fact book is provided to tourists prior to leaving the customs offices - the indigenous flora and fauna are not at all tame, and the non-human inhabitants do not take kindly to being poked, prodded or treated like non-sentient beings.
Swith Witherward performs well in several metrics of national performance, including freedom of the press, economic freedom and civil liberties. Swith Witherward is a former member of the World Assembly. The nation is a founding member of the International Red Cross & Peace Corps of Nation States (IRCPC) through its province, Thési Érevnah, and is registered as a Human Rights Haven. It serves as a founding nation for the International Arbitration and Peace Association (IAPA) and is involved with the Multi-Species Union (MSU).
The Glorious Borderlands of
Scientia Vehiculo Veritas
"With Science as my vehicle, Truth
is revealed to me"
- Coreworld 29,378,000
- Other 37,322,000
Capital Planet: Nacarat, Thole System, Trifid Nebula
Capital City: Tulgivuld
Capital City Location: Ranath Prefecture, Zone 1,
Largest City: Hysperon
Convocation Language: Nifendaer
National Language: Nifendaer
Governmental Language: Nifendaer
Secondary Languages: English; Latin
Government: Cybersynaptic Noocracy
- Governing Body: Collective Chorus
- Head of State: Lord Drastus D’Prieg
Establishment: Greater Nifidium Convocation
Currency: Crown Tulgey
National Animal: Jade-throated Ipsedi
National Tree: Tulgi Tree