Lands of Warlderia

County of Aeden

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Formal Name: County Palaltine of Aden
Ruler:  Council of Sages
Government:  Oligrachy within Divine Empire
Capital: Wyrmsford
Major Settlements: Ulsand
Resources: Agriculture
Population: 65,000 ~ 60% human, 20% elf, 20% other,    
Languages: Common, Elven, Dwarven & Draconic
Common Alignment: Any
Major Religions: Boccob (N)
Allies:  None
Enemies None
 

The County of Aedan is very unusual in this time of chaos and war, sleepy villages surround the central city and even though it is on the border with the Elves it has not seen war in over two hundred years. The reason for this is the city itself, set up by the Elves to educate their half-breed and human population it has the largest collection of books in the whole continent. Neither Kaegor or the Elder Races wanted this knowledge lost so it was designated a protected city and the surrounding lands came under that protection. The countryside outside the city is fertile and well farmed producing enough food to supply the city even with its aesthetic population. The council itself tends to treat the people outside of the walls as a necessary evil and is sometimes unpopular in a small way, mainly because anyone of sufficient potential from the County is allowed to study in the city for free for up to six years. The only other settlements of any note are that of Panstead, Bocough & Ulsand.

Wyrmford

Wyrmford (Small City): Alignment N, Population 8000 Mixed (40% Human, 30% Elven, 10% Dwarven, 20% mixed. Authority Figure Wizard Hunder of Panstead. (Half--Elven wizard)

Originally set up by the Elves the city educated the most promising humans and half-elves in the Elven Empire, but as time went on the city became the main seat of learning for the whole Empire. When Kaegors revolt started it was agreed by both sides that the area should be protected and a minor Elven noble Ellasir Darkoon designated as its protector. When the war finally finished and the treaty was signed Aedan was in Kaegors realm, he kept the status as a seat of learning available to all and made Ellasir a Count. However the status of the University in the city has made it impossible for a Count to rule them so they have gradually taken over the running of the city. The city itself is split into five areas, the Arcane, Divine, Art and Science quarters inside the city walls and the outer city beyond the walls. Each of the quarters inside the walls has libraries, temples and colleges dedicated to the study of that discipline where students of any race may learn and gather information. At the centre of the city is the Great Temple of Boccob towering over the rest of the city, before its gates is the central square where the council meets with Count Calrin Darkmoon once a month to rule a city which hardly needs it. The council is formed from the head of each library and college and the major of the outer city, but due to its composition hardly ever changes anything, it is rumoured that the Divine Emperor had taken the thrown by the time that the council had decided to back him rather than the Kaegorian regime, the Count is nominally head of the Council but holds little real power inside the city.

Bocough

Bocough (Small town): Alignment LN, Population 1300, Mixed (90% human, 10% Elven). Authority Figure: Count Calrin Darkmoon (Half-elven, male, fighter). 

Bocough has always been the seat of the Darkmoon family, once petty lords in the Elven Empire but now Counts of the Divine Empire. The town serves as a market for the goods of the farmers around it but never really gets very busy except on market day. The only feature of note is Darkmoon manor, an elegant manor house surrounded by orchards and pastures; it also serves as the command post for the County. To the south west of the province it is hardly a strategic location but the Counts tend to stay out of Wyrmford as much as they can.

Panstead 

Panstead (Small Town): Alignment N. Population 1050, Mixed 80% Human, 20 Elven). Authority Figure Major Salista. (Human) 

Panstead is a sleepy town in the centre of the farming community, it is said that nothing ever happened in Panstead and nothing ever will. The people of the town are happy and settled in their existence, keeping out of the affairs of the city and rest of the County.

Ulsand 

Ulsand (Large Town): Alignment CN. Population 4200, mixed (60& Human, 25% Dwarven, 5 % Gnome, 10% mixed. Authority Figure Baroness Heldura Elfbane (human female fighter)

The town of Ulsand is the complete opposite or Wyrmford a bustling mining community producing iron and copper in large mounts. It is sited at the entrance of a small Dwarven hall which has largely been abandoned, but a small number of dwarves still inhabit the echoing halls. These dwarves theoretically come under the rule of the County but in practice they are left to their own device, which means that they trade and cooperate with the people of Ulsand. The Baroness is the last of the Elfbane line, she is still only twenty six and everyone hopes that she will marry and have children to continue the line. Heldura is an intelligent young woman who is uncomfortable with the attention of the long line of young men who visit in the hope of becoming her husband. The Elfbane line fought valiantly for Kaegor against the Elves, even securing the help of a small Dwarven hall against the enemy, so when the war ended they were granted the Barony and ownership of Ulsand.    

The County of Aedan is very unusual in this time of chaos and war, sleepy villages surround the central city and even though it is on the border with the elves it has not seen war in over 200 years. The reason for this is the city itself, set up by the elves to educate their half-breed and human population it has the largest collection of books in the whole continent. Neither Kaegor or the Elder Races wanted this knowledge lost so it was designated a protected city and the surrounding lands came under that protection.

The city itself is split into 5 areas, the Arcane, Divine, Art and Science quarters inside the city walls and the outer city beyond the walls. Each of the quarters has libraries, temples and colleges dedicated to the study of that discipline where students of any race may learn and gather information. At the centre of the city is the Great Temple of Boccob towering over the rest of the city, before its gates is the central square where the council meets once a month to rule a city which hardly needs it. The council is formed from the head of each library and college and the major of the outer city, but due to its composition hardly ever changes anything, it is rumoured that the Divine Emperor had taken the thrown by the time that the council had decided to back him rather than the Kaegorian regime. The countryside outside the city is fertile and well farmed producing enough food to supply the city even with its aesthetic population. The council itself tends to tread the people outside of the walls as a necessary evil and is sometimes unpopular in a small way, mainly because anyone of sufficient potential from the County is allowed to study in the city for free for up to six years.

The only other settlement of any note is that of Ulsand, the complete opposite or Wyrmford a bustling mining community producing iron and copper in large mounts. It is sited at the entrance of a small Dwarven hall which has largely been abandoned, but a small number of dwarves still inhabit the echoing halls. These dwarves theoretically come under the rule of the County but in practice they are left to their own devices, which means that they trade and cooperate with the people of Ulsand.    

 

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