Bellona is a di Chimici principality, and is ruled by Prince Jacopo the Younger. His son, Filippo di Chimici, will be the future Prince of Bellona[1].

The city is the Talian equivalent of Bologna, and is known as the "City of Dreams" and also "Bellona the Fat"[2]. The city of Bellona is largely arcaded[2] and contains many tall towers. The University of Bellona is the oldest university in Talia[1].


Bellona is known for its scientific industries, particularly alchemy; in Talia, what is perceived as magic is considered science. The Bellona Stone is known throughout Talia as a powerful alchemical device. Other industries are food and drink, the interpretation of dreams, the production of Corteo cards, and predicting the future.[2]

Bellona is home to the famous alchemist, Federico Bruno. In 1552, Bruno's laboratory was the site where Elizabethan scientist William Dethridge arrived during his accidental first stravagation to Talia[3]; Dr. Dethridge gradually gathered a number of trustworthy students and followers to found a new secret order based on his discovery of interworld traveling. The Bellona branch of the Order of the Stravaganti is known to be particularly strong[4].

Notable PeopleEdit

Notes and ReferencesEdit

  • For information on Bologna see here
  1. 1.0 1.1 City of Secrets
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 A Guide to Talia
  3. Stravaganza official site, "Map of Talia - Bellona"
  4. City of Masks
    "You are right," said Rodolfo, suddenly decisive. "I am sure he is not in Bellona. There is a strong cell of our brotherhood there and news would have reached me. It is vital we find him. He can help us against the Chimici.".

Locations in Talia
Independent City-States
Bellezza · Padavia · Classe · Montemurato · Romula · Cittanuova
Di Chimici City-States
Giglia · Remora · Fortezza · Bellona · Volana · Moresco
Other Locations
Burlesca · Torrone · Merlino · Santa Fina · Belle Vigne · Saint-Mary-among-the-Vines

Di Chimici
Grand Duke Fabrizio di Chimici · Grand Duchessa Caterina di Chimici · Pope Lenient VI · Lucia di Chimici, Princess of Fortezza · Alfonso di Chimici, Duke of Volana · Duchessa Bianca di Chimici · Prince Jacopo the Younger · Princess Clarice di Chimici · Prince Ferdinando di Chimici · Princess Francesca di Chimici
Other Living di Chimici
Falco Niccolo Carlo di Chimici · Gaetano di Chimici · Francesca di Chimici · Rinaldo di Chimici · Isabella di Chimici · Filippo di Chimici · Carolina di Chimici, Dowager Princess of Fortezza · Eleanora di Chimici · Beatrice di Chimici · Ferrando di Chimici · Bianca di Chimici
Deceased di Chimici
Falco di Chimici · Niccolo di Chimici · Carlo di Chimici · Caterina di Chimici · Jacopo the Elder · Fabrizio di Chimici · Duke Fabrizio di Chimici · Benedetta di Chimici · Alfonso di Chimici
Disowned di Chimici
Beatrice Nucci
di Chimici City-States
Giglia · Remora · Bellona · Volana · Moresco · Fortezza