Nation Song Contest takes place on a planet called Natia which bears a striking resemblance to Earth. Natia consists of 5 continents. NSC is held on the continent Norigin and only nations that geographically and politically belong to this continent are eligible to enter.
Norigin is divided into eight different regions which are further divided into numerous different nations, all with their unique cultural, political and social marks.
In total there are currently 60 nations on Norigin.
Highwind is the easternmost province. It is characterized by constant strong winds. Due to such weather conditions, nations in this province get most of their power from wind turbines. There exist more wind turbines in Highwind than in all other provinces of Norigin combined. Nations of Highwind are fairly advanced and have strong economies. Highwind is also one of the least polluted regions due to its way of producing power, second only to Galea.
Sarpovia is a large desert traversed by tall mountain ranges. It is a harsh, dry area that sees record high temperatures in the valleys and record lows in the mountaintops. However, this doesn't discourage tourists from coming to marvel at its unique sceneries. The cities of Sarpovia make a stark contrast to the deserts—huge, bustling with life, and full of lights and entertainment.
Dasideal is by far the most technologically advanced province and economic leader. Technology in Dasideal is roughly thirty years ahead of all other provinces'. However, it is the province that suffered the most during the 1950 disaster, with entire parts of it sinking in the ocean and separating Highwind from the mainland. It is home to the longest river and largest mountain range.
Galea is both the westernmost and northernmost province of Norigin. Upon entering, strangers may be forgiven for thinking they have stepped through time, into the past. Galea is a home of castles, legends, hardy warriors and old traditions. Visitors from other provinces may experience culture shock if they stay for too long. The land is wild and the seas notorious for piracy. Galea’s climate varies from temperate in the south to polar in northern archipelagos.
Glasollimbrier is the largest province of Norigin. It is neutral and docile, filled with vast plains. It has larger variety of nations and societies than other regions. It is often considered an ideal province as it is neither very advanced nor too stuck in the past. However, even this province has its crazy parts: past nation Paperland’s cities were said to be made of paper.
- Kalos Metropolis
- New Bander State
Rievs du SoleilEdit
Rievs du Soleil is a tropical paradise at the southernmost edge of the continent. Its long coast is characterised by sandy beaches and the cities are known for vibrant nightlife. These, along with the hot tropical climate, make Rievs du Soleil a popular tourist destination. Venturing inland, there is a mixture of tropical rainforests, savannas and deserts.
Chiara is Norigin’s smallest province. Chiara is largely known as the home of the namesake legendary sea monster said to dwell in the deeps and cause earthquakes when it roars. Parents often scare their children into obedience by warning them that Chiara will eat them if they misbehave. The province has a distinct culture full of colour, festivals and exotic cuisine. Its influence has reached further than the island of Chiara and today the region includes some of the mainland, from green temperate forests in the north to the hot, dry south.
Sharing its name with the continent, Norigin is the cradle of civilization and birthplace of NSC. It is home to the founding members and many of the world's oldest countries, most of them no longer participating in the contest. Remains of once great nations can be found throughout the region. Geographically it is a large plain in the far west with a warm temperate climate.
|Highwind - Sarpovia - Dasideal - Galea - Glasollimbrier - Rievs du Soleil - Chiara - Norigin|