Romalia (Japanese: ロマリア Romaria), or the Holy Romalian Empire, is an empire located to the south of Gallia. It occupies the Ausonian Peninsula; a landmass similar to the Italian, or Apennine, peninsula. The first Emperor was the Gravekeeper of Founder Brimir, Saint Forsythe. Over the years the peninsula and half of Gallia were united under King Julio Cesare but after his assassination the Gallian lands were reconquered and Romalia fell into civil war. By the current time period Romalia still controls the peninsula but it's military is still weak so it ensures it's independence by falling back on it's status as center of the Brimiric faith.
Romalia is also the only country in Halkeginia to have a secret cache of weapons from Earth which are collected from the deserts of the Holy Land every few years. The Empire, by Saito's time, had acquired various weapons from modern firearms, to tanks, and even foreign-made swords. The vast majority of the weapons though are still buried in the Sahara as a result of previous battles near the Holy Land during previous crusades. Search parties go into the Sahara to retrieve these weapons at times, though new weapons also drop into Halkeginia occasionally as Brimir had cast a Void Spell that brought weapons continuously throughout the ages from Earth, such as the soldier who wielded the "Staff of Destruction". The weapons are all preserved with magic and are solely for the use of Gandalfr whenever he/she may rise again.
In season four, Romalia and it's capital city are shown. Large buildings and bustling streets show a lively city with a huge church in the middle designed to look like a pentagon. Inside the chapel, the building resembles Roman Catholic churches with a large atrium filled with pews, windows covered in stain glass representing murals, and an impressive centerpiece for worships and prayers. Romalia resembles modern day Rome and Vatican city because of its beautiful Churches and waterways.
The Papacy of Romalia was founded by a disciple of Brimir named Saint Forsythe who then became the keeper of his grave. All successive Popes have chosen by election. Cardinal Mazarin of Tristain was once chosen as pope but he declined in order to serve as Regent of Tristain; after that, then-17-year-old Vittorio was elected.
|Saint Forsythe||Self Proclaimed|
St. Aegis 32nd
Shield of the Founder
|Killed in battle against the Ancient Dragon(anime only)||Election|