Exactly a month after moving to the area, the Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola has established a new province as the seat of the Sandum government around the area in which það attends university as a graduate student. The new province’s name, Quercus Candida, was chosen by a popular decision of Sandum citizens in the Council.
The name, which is Latin for “Glistening-White Oak,” is based off of the Algonquin name, Giwitatigweiasibi, for the Huron River which flows near the province. The river was named after a burnt oak tree, presumably in the area, but this name was considered to be too dark for the name of Sandus’s new capital. Instead, to reflect traditional Sandum notions of rebirth and hope, the decision was made to name the province “White Oak” after the national colour.
Following the Sandum Sovereign Gradient Condominium theory, there is a central focus of sovereignty, while the periphery extends to encompass a bounded territory as sovereignty diminishes further away from the focus. The focus is centred on the Sôgmô’s residence and office, and emphasises as well the immediate locality of þess livelihood in the province including þess new Tibetan Buddhist temple.
The new province replaces Kremlum Sandus Province as the capital of the State of Sandus, which ceased to be the capital when the Sôgmô moved in August. It is centred around Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.