Rosæ Crux is a hybrid alternative history and modern fantasy conworld by Jörg Rhiemeier. The world is in most aspects similar to our world, though magic remarkably exists (but is more limited than in most fantasy worlds) in Rosæ Crux.
The name Rosæ Crux is derived from the Rosicrucian religion that originated with the Elves and has influenced the history of the world profoundly.
The point of divergence lies in the Dark Ages of Britain, and much of it is unclear (less unclear from the viewpoint of Rosæ Crux than from our viewpoint). Apparently, it involved King Arthur not campaigning against the Elves of Avalon; the result was that the Battle of Camlann never occured, but Arthur became the founder of a royal dynasty that united the Britons against the Anglo-Saxons. Nevertheless, the Kingdom of Cambria suffered losses at the English in later centuries, though it fared better than Wales in our timeline. Eventually, through a series of dynastic marriages, the Pendragon dynasty would acquire the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland, which were united in the United Kingdom of the Westlands in 1701.
Countries in Rosæ Crux
This list is of course incomplete.
- Commonwealth of North America
- Hanseatic League
- United Kingdom of the Northlands
- United Kingdom of the Westlands