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Rumia
Rumia flag.jpg
Member station Rhum Barbancourt
Appearances
Appearances 113
Debut NSC 55
Best result 1st
Worst result 25th (semi)

Rumia is a country in Galea, that has participated in NSC continuously since 55th edition.

Geography

Map of Rumia

Rumia is located in central Galea, a region in northwest of Norigin, known for vast woodlands, low urbanization and low year round temperatures. The country stretches from the Udralicis Bay in the west to the INK desert in the east. Most of it is a heavily forested lowland plain, from the sea to the Ilex Lake, which separates it from the dry eastern end of the country. To the southwest, a mountain range forms a natural border.

Cities are found mostly on the coast, but other than that, the population is evenly spread across the country. Small, isolated settlements dot the landscape of inland areas.

Climate

The climate is humid temperate in the west, but changes to extremely dry on the eastern side of the Ilex Lake (called "Lake of Fire" by the locals). The air temperature above the water is permanently warmer than above the land, which prevents the normal cycle of humid and dry air masses to occur. As a result, the warm humid air stays above water and precipitation doesn't extend east of the lake.

Volcanic activity under the surface of Ilex Lake moderates the overall climate of Rumia, making it warmer and its winters significantly milder than the harsh conditions found in northern Galea.

Regions and cities

Kameń

Kameń is Rumia's largest city, the capital and the first place most visitors see. It's located at the coast, where it serves as a major port and trading hub. If you're sailing there and from the distance you see something that looks like a giant pile of brushwood, it means you're close. Although Kameń's name comes from an old word for stone, the entire city is made of wood. Built in a typical Rumian fashion, it is a chaotic maze of tall wooden houses, narrow streets and thousands of footbridges that extend far above the street level. Many businesses are located along those footbridges, which greatly confuses newcomers. Maps prove useless when you stand directly under your destination but to get there you still need to get through a labyrinth of staircases and bridges. Kameń is also home to countless pubs and the most famous ones favor locations at the top floors, where, apart from excellent local drink, they offer scenic views on the city and its surroundings.

West Galean Forests

The forest is Rumia's heartland and covers most of the area from the sea to the Ilex lake It is home to majority of country's population and is a basis of its economy. It's an ancient mixed broadleaf/conifer forest, most recognizable by giant trees dating thousands of years. Nowadays, after centuries of human settlement, those iconic giant trees stand next to areas of younger trees, used extensively in Rumia's large lumber industry.

INK Desert

On the eastern edge of Rumia and extending further southeast, lies the infamous INK Desert. It's a mostly flat, rocky desert that was briefly populated en masse during a gold rush two centuries ago. Remaining inhabitants live in half-deserted shantytowns or travel in nomadic groups. Although the desert may seem empty at first glance, it offers distinct culture and entertainment. Deadly car races are a treat for adrenaline junkies. Battle royale fights are invariably popular and most places organize small fights at least once a week. The largest annual events can involve dozens of fighters, span over several days and many kilometers of battle area. Every year hosts invent new challenges for the combatants and incorporate elements from various shows, such as The Amazing Race.

History

Coastal port

First traces of human residence in Rumia date two centuries after settlement of northern Galea. However, it is speculated that maritime colonizers of today's Vylkuzeme, Blackmere and Trollheimr had set their foot on the coast of today's Rumia on their way north. But first permanent settlers are thought to be pirates, who'd set up colonies along the coast - the bay was outside the sea trade routes, but close enough to reach them quickly.

Increased demand for timber encouraged people to venture inland. By year 1000 bNSC (before NSC), they had reached west coast of Ilex Lake.

Ghost town in INK Desert

INK Desert remained uninhabited on Rumia's side (eastern and central parts of it were under control of a Papendink state of the same name) until a gold rush of year 180 bNSC. The gold supply, although sizeable, was drained over a few years by exceptionally large numbers of hopeful miners. They left behind numerous ghost towns and mining machinery. Today desert's shrinking population lives mostly on scavenging.

During 54th edition of NSC, a broadcaster and rum production company launched an initiative to join Nation Song Contest. Despite the fact there has never been country-wide political authority in Rumia, the application went smoothly. The broadcaster registered symbols commonly found in local traditions, including the yellow waves flag that is now easily recognizable around the world. One edition later, Rumia made their first appearance in NSC.

Rumia in NSC

Entries

Edition Artist Song Semi Final
Place Score Place Score
55 Lyriel Memoria 14 64
56 Korpiklaani Vodka 10 64 19 86
57 Estatic Fear Chapter IV 9 73 16 102
58 The Moon and the Nightspirit Regő Rejtem 22 35 9 115
59 Czesław Śpiewa W Sam Raz 6 81 16 102
60 Sonata Arctica The Truth Is out There 9 74 24 76
61 Stary Olsa U Karchme 21 42
62 Björk Alarm Call 25 34
63 Ben Houge Arcanum 20 43
64 Sonata Arctica Don't Say a Word 9 76 6 148
65 Irish Rovers Drunken Sailor 28 42
66 Żywiołak Mój Miły Rolniku 14 61
67 Caprice Enter Laoris 10 70 22 104
68 Equilibrium Blut im Auge 15 60
69 Abney Park Airship Pirate 10 70 25 77
70 Yuki Kajiura Vanity 13 57
71 Monty Python Always Look on the Bright Side of Life 6 90 22 88
72 Stuart Chatwood The Tower of Dawn 6 80 27 52
73 Feuerschwanz Ich Will Tanzen 20 49
74 Caprice Fae Fae Fae Fae Fae Fae Fae 7 72 11 130
75 Nightwish Storytime 2 116 7 159
76 Two Steps From Hell To Glory 12 61
77 Rasputina Holocaust of Giants 5 102 14 118
78 The Decemberists The Mariner's Revenge Song 11 72
79 Malukah The Dragonborn Comes 7 80 5 139
80 Hans Zimmer Drink up me Hearties 22 87
81 Light your Fire 15 52
82 Princess Chelsea Cigarette Duet 1 114 4 160
83 Men Without Hats The Safety Dance 10 125
84 Lucenzo Vem Dançar Kuduro 3 85 13 116
85 The Decemberists Rox in the Box 5 84 9 129
86 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Mr. Pinstripe Suit 16 57
87 Haggard Per Aspera ad Astra 13 67
88 Fiddler's Green Yindy 2 127 1 260
89 Marty Robbins Big Iron 28 44
90 Luar na Lubre Chove en Santiago 13 55
91 Avantasia The Seven Angels 14 51
92 Eisenfunk Pong 25 34
93 Adriana Figueroa The Hanging Tree 12 72 2 197
94 Turisas Stand up and Fight 14 120
95 Fiddler's Green Victor and his Demons 2 97 5 148
96 R.I.O. Shine On 26 64
97 Mythos Icarus 12 58
98 Diablo Swing Orchestra Balrog Boogie 15 58 24 84
99 Perfect World Lost City 6 70 22 81
100 Howard Shore Song of the Lonely Mountain 20 48
101 Piersi Bałkanica 5 88 8 136
102 Ghoultown Drink with the Living Dead 18 52
103 Bad Religion You 12 60
104 The Hillbilly Moon Explosion My Love for Evermore 1 104 1 190
105 Idina Menzel Let it Go 5 143
106 Howard Shore Concerning Hobbits 25 78
107 Schelmish Chaos 21 43 13 118
108 Magda Przychodzka Południca 7 77 18 88
109 Beats Antique Revival 17 55
110 Rapalje Zeven Dagen Lang 19 46
111 Steam Powered Giraffe Honeybee 14 63
112 Theocracy I Am 16 61
113 Orden Ogan The Things We Believe In 3 80 13 117
114 Mela Koteluk Fastrygi 21 43
115 Mela Koteluk Melodia Ulotna 6 72 19 99
116 Osimira Kupia 16 61 16 116
117 The Red Army Choir National Anthem of the USSR 20 37
118 Epica Tides of Time 1 116 9 129
119 Gipsy.cz Desperado 17 56
120 Dordeduh Dojana 8 74 14 113
121 Van Canto Badaboom 21 44
122 Eluveitie The Call of the Mountains 3 107 1 177
123 Kirill Pokrovsky Broken Valley Wakes 27 46
124 Leo Rojas Celeste 17 54
125 Adrian von Ziegler Wolf Blood 15 54
126 Van Canto Last Night of the Kings 19 44
127 Kalevala Nagryanuli 12 71
128 Foxy Shazam Oh Lord 4 88 9 112
129 FGFC820 Perfect War 13 63 14 115
130 Factory of Dreams Back to Sleep 14 62
131 Percival Lazare 10 71 17 119
132 Septem Voices Skazki Krasok 5 83 12 131
133 Bill Conti Gonna Fly Now 25 25
134 Kana Vesnianka 5 92 14 135
135 Foxy Shazam Killin' It 3 98 2 166
136 Marcin Przybyłowicz The Fields of Ard Skellig 26 67
137 Paddy and the Rats My Sharona 4 98 1 183
138 Good Charlotte The River 21 95
139 Myrath Believer 11 72
140 Faun Federkleid 11 65
141 Whispered Sakura Omen 22 42
142 Valkeat Aallot 10 76 12 120
143 Jonathan Morali Golden Hour 19 45
144 Koniec Świata Oranżada 8 76 25 87
145 Myrath Nobody's Lives 8 84 17 103
146 Miracle of Sound Force of Nature 16 59
147 Patty Gurdy The Longing 18 48 8 144
148 Therion Lemuria 21 29
149 Light in Babylon Istanbul 20 46
150 Pentakill Mortal Reminder 25 30
151 Peter Crowley A Tavern for the Night 10 67 11 128
152 Anna RF Moving On 20 53
153 Waggaki Band Tengaku 9 69 13 107
154 Rumian Philharmonic Orchestra Galean Forest 19 53
155 Almora Güneşin Ozanları 17 50 16 119
156 Miracle of Sound Stay by my Side 9 79 9 128
157 Erutan Jabberwocky 5 82 11 128
158 Me And That Man Cross my Heart and Hope to Die 9 72 19 97
159 Metallica St. Anger 24 27
160 Within Temptation It's the Fear 8 77 5 149
161 Jeremy Soule Far Horizons 21 95
162 Jar Kupalnocka 14 59
163 Blind Guardian Bard's Song 11 71
164 Blackbriar I'd Rather Burn 1 104 8 137
165 The Flight Odyssey 17 62
166 Jeremy Soule Njór 11 76
167 Aviators Red Water Dreams 12 67 21 101
168 Piotr Musiał The Slopes of the Blessure 8 75 18 87
169 Dzivia Dzikaje Palavańnie 2 99 8 133
170 Lindsey Stirling The Arena 3 89 21 77
171 Sowulo Ginnungagap 10 75 23 92
172 Bloodywood Jee Veerey 6 84 3 151
173 HIM Wings of a Butterfly 25 72
174 Hang Massive The Secret Kissing of the Sun and Moon 18 46
175 Xandria The Undiscovered Land 8 78 10 127
176 Xandria Voyage of the Fallen 16 61
177 Eurielle City of the Dead 19 55
178 Brothers of Metal Yggdrasil 12 65 17 93
179 Woods of Ypres I Was Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery 25 24
180 Tardigrade Inferno We Are Number One 4 84 5 164
181 Leningrad Ju-Ju 4 157
182 Delain Burning Bridges 26 73
183 Message to Bears Mountains 6 84 8 133
184 Danit Cuatro Vientos 7 83 11 125
185 Linked Horizon Guren no Yumiya 24 18
186 Delain Suckerpunch 16 54
187 Hell Boulevard Satan in Wonderland 14 65
188 Bjarla Obryad (Seid) 11 69
189 Samurai Never Fade Away 25 26
190 The Last Bison Setting Our Tables 8 66 14 117
191 Nightwish The Poet and the Pendulum 5 80 11 122
192 Lustre The First Snow 10 79 6 147
193 GreenWood Elegia o Latach Minionych

Voting

Most points given (finals) Most points received (finals)
1 Trollheimr 315 1 Trollheimr 424
2 Noizeland 312 2 Vylkuzeme 336
3 Vylkuzeme 287 3 Zombira 335
4 Ujedinjeni Gvozd 262 4 Waiting Iist 316
5 Kordavian Islands 262 5 Noizeland 311
6 Yaponesia 226 6 Ugaly 296
7 Waiting Iist 223 7 Tir an Abhainn 289
8 Ugaly 209 8 Kordavian Islands 274
9 Kamandé 191 9 Kamandé 264
10 Zombira 172 10 Balearica Island 213
11 10 Regions of Mobius 157 11 Waiting List 203
12 Doire 133 12 Zechonia 203
13 Papendink 129 13 Viola Per Sempre 181
14 Reym-L-Dneurb 125 14 Halito 177
15 QuiénDQ 123 15 Ujedinjeni Gvozd 171
16 Zoidiac 122 16 Yaponesia 167
17 Viola Per Sempre 118 17 Bigicia 156
18 Balearica Island 117 18 Dal Riata 156
19 New Acadia 116 19 Kadis 138
20 Anselmsmumonia 113 20 New Acadia 137
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