|Terrain||Some farmland, desertland|
|Bodies of water|
|Head of State||Empress Berenene|
|Circle Universe place|
Location and climate
The empire is extremely vast and extends from Yanjing to the Western Sea. Being in the north, it has incredibly cold and snowy winters. The mountain passes also become unsafe during the winter months, thus making travel to the south almost impossible. During the summer, it gets mildly warm, but they still get an occasional chill wind from the Syth.
Landforms and bodies of water
Their main body of water is the huge treacherous lake called the Syth, named for the trickster god Sythuthan because of its unexpected storminess. Near the Olart border, there is Lake Glaise, a large body of water that is less stormy than the Syth. Near Lake Glaise, there is a mountain range known as the Carakathy Mountains. It has quite a few other mountain ranges, rivers, and bodies of water.
Head of state and councils
Namorn is ruled by an emperor or empress. In 1043 KF and before then, Namorn is ruled by Berenene dor Ocmore. It is unknown for how long House Ocmore ruled Namorn, but it is assumed to be quite a long time. There is a council of nobles, a large assembly, and other such councils to help run Namorn. The Mages' Society of Namorn is also quite powerful, as it is headed by very popular and powerful academic and ambient mages.
Aristocracy and feudal lords
As Namorn is a feudal monarchy, aristocrats have tremendous power in the realm, depending on their title, money, and lands.
Noble titles are as follows:
- Bidis/Bidisa — literally means "dagger", the 1st rank of nobility, baron/baroness
- Saghad/Saghada — literally means "arrow", the 2nd rank of nobility, lord/lady
- Cleham/Clehame — literally means "sword", the 3rd rank of nobility, count/countess
- Giath/Giatha — literally means "shield", the highest rank of nobility, duke/duchess
The nobles of the realm have a history of being hotblooded and sometimes violent. They would fight with each other, extending their lands, titles, and terrain, and occasionally they are known to turn against the Crown. Empress Berenene prevented this in her realm by beggaring the great nobles through taxation and loopholes in noble privileges. She also uses her beauty and sexuality to entrance the masses, knowing that if men's time is spent in getting her to fall in love with them, and to look upon them favorably, they would have less time to fight against her.
Fiefs in Namorn include:
The rights of women and peasants
Women are considered second-class citizens, and it is very difficult for a woman to wield power in the empire. Even though Namorn is ruled by a woman, there have been very few improvements for women in the empire. For example, the bride kidnapping custom that ran rampant in Western Namorn still exists under Berenene. The custom dictates that a man may kidnap a woman and somehow break her will for her to sign a marriage contract. Once the contract is signed by the woman, she has no rights, and she essentially belongs to her husband. The custom technically only applies to women who are taken out in the open, and when they are not under the protection of their liege lords. While women may go to their liege lords and ask for the marriage to be severed, not all liege lords or ladies are sympathetic. This includes Empress Berenene, who believes that a woman who is silly enough to be taken is a caged bird by nature and deserves and needs a keeper.
The custom applies to every unmarried woman in Namorn, even those who are related to or are members of the Imperial Family, including Berenene before she became all powerful. Noblewomen, of course, are considered more desirable victims due to their wealth, but the station of their noble birth keeps kidnappers from physically harming them. Berenene was kidnapped a couple of times as a princess, and the men who took her were a lot more careful with her than say Halmar Iarun was with Gudruny.
The empress also uses the custom to her advantage, especially involving Sandrilene fa Toren, whom she wanted to keep in Namorn. The bride kidnapping custom would have forced Sandry to stay with her husband and to have no rights under Namornese law, unless given by her liege lord, which in this case would be the empress. Even Dymytur fer Holm and Yeskoy fer Haugh recognized that they would not incur much imperial wrath from the empress if they succeeded in forcing Sandry into a marriage contract, as the empress did want Sandry to remain in Namorn.
Peasants live on the lands of the nobles and work the lands. Some liege lords are more sympathetic to the rights of peasants, others are not. Peasants are also almost treated as property of their noble liege lord.
Empress Berenene has a tremendous amount of political pull. To force Duke Vedris IV to urge Sandrilene fa Toren to come to Namorn, Berenene threatened monetary repercussions on Emelan. She said that Namorn and Emelan have been allies in the past, but the empire's smile may fade away from Emelan.
- Dancruan, the capital of Namorn and the location of the Imperial Palace
- Kugisko, the archipelagic city on the Syth
Western Namorn also has its own gods, separate from those of the Living Circle.
Gods of Namorn
- Qunoc - Goddess of Crops 
- Vrohain - God of Justice 
- Sythuthan — trickster god of the Syth.
- Yorgiry — merciful goddess of healing and death.
Unlike most countries around the Pebbled Sea, Namorn has its own language called Namornese.
- argib - currency of the Empire
- amdain - fool(s)
- bidis, bidisa - Baron or Baroness, first level of nobility
- bidisat - baron or baroness's estate
- cleham, clehame - Count or Countess, third level of nobility
- clehamat - a count's or countess's estate
- giath, giatha - Duke or Duchess, fourth level of nobility
- giathat - a duke or duchess's estate
- naliz - piece of dung
- Ravvi - Mrs.
- Ravvikki - Miss.
- Ravvot -Mr.
- Ravvotki - Master (as in title, not position)
- saghad, saghada - Lord or Lady, second level of nobility
- saghadat a lord's or lady's estate
- Viynain, Viymese - mage or wizard
Fashion and dress
Wealthy Namornese women wear a visible undercoat and an overcoat that adds to the splendor of the outfit. For example, in the Imperial Palace where Empress Berenene first officially met Sandrilene fa Toren, the empress wore a dusty-rose colored open robe over a cream undergown, with a veil of sheer, cream-tinted silk.
Berenene wore wide-legged breeches and a very formfitting jacket.
Sandry, knowing that Trisana Chandler does not like gaudy clothing, always makes sure that everything is sensible, even for Namornese court dress. For one party, Tris wore a sensible blue overgown and a white undergown. This reflects Tris's less opulent style.
The country's nobles have the money and the lands to build castles made of stone. The castles are done in the classic manner, but range in size, fashion, and comfort. The old Haidheltac castle Dragonstone, the old imperial castle, was built in a way that would suggest it was attacked quite a few times. The Imperial Palace and Sablaliz Palace, both of which were built after the Empress came to power, reflect the relatively peaceful times of the empire.
In Kugisko, it is the fashion for the wealthy bourgeoisie and the poorer classes to build their homes in wood, to set themselves apart from the Kugiskan and general Namornese nobility.
While in power, Empress Berenene made efforts to build and repair bridges, roads, build hospitals and schools, and other such things that benefit the empire.
Before the Namornese empire, the land originally belonged to the Haidheltac Empire, an ancient realm. It is unknown whether the Haidheltac Empire stood during the time of the Kurchal Empire, the realm that gave the countries south of Namorn their language, their calendar, and their borders. Dragonstone was an old Haidheltac castle that was the main imperial residence until Empress Berenene took power. The custom of bride kidnapping was also popular during Haidheltac times, and was mostly rampant in the west but then spread to the east.
The rule of Empress Berenene
When Berenene's father died when she was sixteen, she, as the only living heir, was crowned Empress of Namorn. There were many challenges to her rule, and several assassination attempts on her life. Sometime after she took power, there was a peasant uprising that took thousands of soldiers to put down.
A list of all the named Namornese who appear or are mentioned in the books.
The Imperial Court
- Berenene dor Ocmore
- Maedryan dor Ocmore, heiress apparent of Namorn
- Amiliane fa Landreg (deceased), Clehame fa Landreg until her death
- Ambros fer Landreg
- Ealaga fa Landreg
- Sandrilene fa Toren, Namornese through her mother, Emelanese through her father and through naturalization
- The Duke of Eileag
- Saghad Gurkoy, nobleman beggared by the empress
- Yeskoy fer Haugh
- Dymytur fer Holm
- Notalos fer Hurich, head of the Mages' Society of Namorn
- Master Northice, head of the Mages' Society of Kugisko
- Olennika Potcracker, great mage, cook-mage
- Camoc Oakborn, Kugiskan carpentry mage
- Heluda Salt, magistrate's mage
- Niamara and Jorality Bancanor, twin Kugiskan mages
- Breechbranch, Kugiskan carpenter mage
- Valerian, Kugiskan cook-mage
- Kethlun Warder, Imperial Glassmaker by 1043 KF, was Trisana Chandler's first student
- Zhegorz Fiavrus
- Arnen, Oakborn's apprentice
- Inagru, Kugiskan cook-mage
- Pawel Godsforge
Merchants, bourgeoisie, and guildsmen
- Kolborn Bancanor, head of the Goldsmith's Guild of Kugisko and Namorn
- Morrachane Ladradun, and her son Bennat (both deceased)
- Domanus Moykep, wealthy shipbuilder
- Teraud Voskajo, head of the smith's guild
- Nushenya Voskajo
- Romachko Skuretty
- Chiora Jossaryk
Landreg tenants and servants
- Gudruny Iarun, wife of Halmar then lady's maid to Sandry
- Halmar Iarun, miller on Landreg
- Wenoura, head cook of Landreg townhouse
- Maghen, young girl in Pofkim