Setting: Nations of the Altelands

Kingdom of Glen Oiar

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: monarchy with guild oligarchy
    • Strong Influence: merchants/corporations
    • Popular Issue: military
    • Stability: unstable
    • Personal Freedoms: below average
    • Scandals: infrequent
    • Foreign Relations: failing rapidly
  • Economy
    • Main Export: food crops
    • Main Import: cash crops
    • Main Resource: mining - metals
    • Trade: imports and exports equal
    • Strength: strong and improving
    • Wealth: in the hands of the elite
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: maritime mountainous
    • Frequent Trouble: firestorms
    • Wilderness: 82%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: good amount
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: attractiveness
    • Known For: history
    • Popular Entertainment: drinking
    • Respected Profession: merchant
    • Discrimination: age-based
    • Major Taboo: money
    • Major Social Ill: drugs
    • Primary Language: Dweommer
  • Military
    • Strength: very weak
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: horsemen and light cavalry
    • Soldiers: mix of draftees and volunteers
    • Main Use: quenching rebellion
    • Rank: elected by subordinates
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: in the hands of very few
    • Major Use: weather control
    • Viewed: as exotic
    • Enchanted Items: uncommon
  • Population
    • Urban: 10%
    • Rural: 90%
    • Literacy Rate: 45%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.93 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 4.3 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 49.1 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by King Neain of Craywaggar (Bronzecut), and the watchful eyes of the Guild Lords. He is aged 48.

KL3

He is a handsome dwarf with some human blood - handsome even by human standards. He's a compassionate mage, but is prone to bouts of severe nervousnesss.

His eyes are blue, and his hair golden, and stands at about 4'5 in height. He has traditional dwarven tattoos all up his arms.

KL4

His nearest human relative is his grandmother.

He is an extremely adept ruler. He always seems to be one step ahead of his rivals both at home and abroad.

His good looks and talented rule have earned him the adoration of the masses, but he is very uncomfortable with the celebrity that is now his.

His favoured weapons are daggers. He's a sucker for soppy romantic endings, but is annoyed by autograph hunters and those that seem to worship him.

KL6

He studies his arcane craft extensively, but is not by any means a 'master' at the craft. He is unmarried, and is also very lustful. If a pretty girl catches his eye, and doesn't annoy him too much with her admiration for him, he will try to have his way with her.

He is a firm believer in fate.

 

Kingdom of Baellawan

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: monarchy
    • Strong Influence: popular support
    • Popular Issue: technology
    • Stability: very stable
    • Personal Freedoms: tolerable
    • Scandals: very rare
    • Foreign Relations: very bad
  • Economy
    • Main Export: food animals
    • Main Import: cash crops
    • Main Resource: mining - gems
    • Trade: major surplus
    • Strength: stable, but declining
    • Wealth: concentrated in a small upper class
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: maritime mountainous
    • Frequent Trouble: ice storms
    • Wilderness: 75%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: good amount
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: trade skills
    • Known For: architecture
    • Popular Entertainment: drinking
    • Respected Profession: scientist
    • Discrimination: class-based
    • Major Taboo: physical contact
    • Major Social Ill: mental illness
  • Military
    • Strength: somewhat weak
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: infantrymen
    • Soldiers: hired mercenaries
    • Main Use: national defense
    • Rank: via family ties
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: in the hands of very few
    • Major Use: weather control
    • Viewed: as exotic
    • Enchanted Items: uncommon
  • Population
    • Urban: 25%
    • Rural: 75%
    • Literacy Rate: 52%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.95 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.9 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 54.6 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by King Farquhar II of Toamaggarthar (Vaultcutter). He is aged 93.

KL3

He is a rather unbecoming Dwarf, renowned much more for his good humour than his looks. He's an ambitious woodsman, but can be rather grouchy, especially in the morning.

His eyes are emerald green, and his hair a greying brown, and stands at about 5'2 in height. He has many scars from his forrestry work and combattive training.

KL4

He is a relatively poor ruler, but has the wide ranging support of his most traditional supporters, and is well liked because of his good humour. He often defers to others for the running of the country.

His favoured weapon is a mace ("Ya' can fix anything wi' a clobber, ken?"), although is pretty skilled with a bow and rifle. He's a sucker for the status quo, but is annoyed by apparent innocence.

KL6

He is an accomplished gambler, quite rightly revered as a talented but mostly honest card and dice game player.

He is a firm believer in fate.

 

Duchy of Glenfewer

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: clans - peaceful, trading
    • Strong Influence: religion
    • Popular Issue: personal freedoms
    • Stability: extremely stable
    • Personal Freedoms: very good
    • Scandals: very common
    • Foreign Relations: very good
  • Economy
    • Main Export: lumber
    • Main Import: metalworking
    • Main Resource: mining - precious metals
    • Trade: major surplus
    • Strength: stable, but declining
    • Wealth: concentrated in a small upper class
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: arctic mountainous
    • Frequent Trouble: floods
    • Wilderness: 75%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: good amount
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: physical strength
    • Known For: art
    • Popular Entertainment: gossip
    • Respected Profession: artist
    • Discrimination: sexuality-based
    • Major Taboo: death
    • Major Social Ill: homelessness
  • Military
    • Strength: average
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: riflemen
    • Soldiers: volunteers
    • Main Use: internal peacekeeping
    • Rank: granted by superiors
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: in the hands of very few
    • Major Use: protection
    • Viewed: as slightly exotic
    • Enchanted Items: uncommon
  • Population
    • Urban: 15%
    • Rural: 85%
    • Literacy Rate: 54%
    • Gender Ratio: 1.01 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.7 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 47.3 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Grand Duke Donald of Bain, and the watchful eyes of the clan cheiftans. He is aged 53 and unmarried.

KL3

He is a rather unattractive Dwarf, and an ambitious knight. He does suffer somewhat from narcallepsy.

His eyes are jade green, and his hair a blonde, and stands at about 4'9 in height. He freckles very readily in sunlight.

KL4

He superb leader, taking a very keen interest the the happenings of his nation and its state.

His favoured weapon is are staffs, although is pretty skilled with a sword and rifle. He finds irony to be endlessly entertaining, but is annoyed by causes he thinks lost.

KL6

He is a very keen ghost hunter - and a fan of the supernatural and legend thereabouts generally.

He is a firm believer in fate.

 

Earldom of Glentanny

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: clans - peaceful, trading
    • Strong Influence: religion
    • Popular Issue: personal freedoms
    • Stability: extremely stable
    • Personal Freedoms: very good
    • Scandals: very common
    • Foreign Relations: very good
  • Economy
    • Main Export: lumber
    • Main Import: metalworking
    • Main Resource: mining - precious metals
    • Trade: major surplus
    • Strength: stable, but declining
    • Wealth: concentrated in a small upper class
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: arctic mountainous
    • Frequent Trouble: storms
    • Wilderness: 90%
    • Wild Animals: sparse and dangerous
    • Natural Resources: good amount
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: athleticism
    • Known For: a particular kind of magic
    • Popular Entertainment: gossip
    • Respected Profession: entertainer
    • Discrimination: virtually none
    • Major Taboo: certain clothing
    • Major Social Ill: drugs
  • Military
    • Strength: strong
    • Focus: air
    • Main Unit: airships
    • Soldiers: volunteers
    • Main Use: domestic peacekeeping
    • Rank: earned through heroic actions
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: in the hands of very few
    • Major Use: weather control
    • Viewed: with respect
    • Enchanted Items: uncommon
  • Population
    • Urban: 25%
    • Rural: 75%
    • Literacy Rate: 51%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.95 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.9 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 54.6 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Grand Earl Ruary of An'Ceartar (The Forge). He is aged 35 and married with children.

KL3

He is an unassuming Dwarf, and a a fiercly loyal trader with a penchant for integrity.

His eyes are blue, and his hair blonde, and stands at about 5'0 in height.

KL4

He a relatively poor leader, concerning himself primarily with his trading than leading the nation.

His favoured weapon is are crossbows. He finds quite enamoured with total honesty, but is annoyed often with dwarven nobles and vassals who serve under him.

KL6

His inability to rule and general attitude towards his vassals are pretty much directly related to his laziness.

 

Draethbannuldir

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: clans - peaceful, trading
    • Strong Influence: religion
    • Popular Issue: ethics
    • Stability: very shaky
    • Personal Freedoms: tolerable
    • Scandals: very common
    • Foreign Relations: at war (losing)
  • Economy
    • Main Export: semi-precious stones
    • Main Import: gadgets
    • Main Resource: mining - metals
    • Trade: major surplus
    • Strength: stable, but declining
    • Wealth: evenly distributed
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: temperate continental
    • Frequent Trouble: plagues
    • Wilderness: 90%
    • Wild Animals: ubiquitous
    • Natural Resources: scarce
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: creativity
    • Known For: cuisine
    • Popular Entertainment: theatre
    • Respected Profession: musician
    • Discrimination: age-based
    • Major Taboo: poor hygiene
    • Major Social Ill: crime
    • Primary Language: Fae
  • Military
    • Strength: very weak
    • Focus: air
    • Main Unit: airships
    • Soldiers: hired mercenaries
    • Main Use: national defence
    • Rank: earned through heroic actions
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: uncommon
    • Major Use: medicine
    • Viewed: as normal
    • Enchanted Items: rare
  • Population
    • Urban: 33%
    • Rural: 67%
    • Literacy Rate: 50%
    • Gender Ratio: 1.03 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.3 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 57.3 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Benaig Glyn Meurig, currently aged 62.

KL3

He is an unassuming fey, a compassionate entertainer, and has some anger issues.

His eyes are golden, and his hair black, and stands at about 5' in height.

KL4

He is quite useless as a leader, concentrating on the state of his people rather the state of his country.

His favoured weapons are swords. He hates flattery, and is a sicker for lost causes.

KL6

He is very prideful, and is most proud about his (somewhat weak) magical capability.

Crisialdir

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: oligarchy - guild/syndicate
    • Strong Influence: political factions
    • Popular Issue: magic
    • Stability: not bad
    • Personal Freedoms: decent
    • Scandals: infrequent
    • Foreign Relations: somewhat bad
  • Economy
    • Main Export: textiles
    • Main Import: precious metals
    • Main Resource: timber/lumber
    • Trade: slight surplus
    • Strength: very weak and declining
    • Wealth: in the hands of a very few
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: cold continental
    • Frequent Trouble: ice storms
    • Wilderness: 85%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: very scarce
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: charisma
    • Known For: hospitality
    • Popular Entertainment: gambling
    • Respected Profession: scientist
    • Discrimination: race-based
    • Major Taboo: certain religious rituals
    • Major Social Ill: alcoholism
    • Primary Language: Fae
  • Military
    • Strength: strong
    • Focus: sea
    • Main Unit: large, armored ships
    • Soldiers: hired mercenaries
    • Main Use: conquest
    • Rank: earned through aptitude tests
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: uncommon
    • Major Use: war
    • Viewed: with respect
    • Enchanted Items: uncommon
  • Population
    • Urban: 33%
    • Rural: 67%
    • Literacy Rate: 50%
    • Gender Ratio: 1.03 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.3 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 57.3 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Benaig Deass Beynon, currently aged 43 and married.

KL3

She is an unassuming fey, a curious and charming rogue who rarely takes anything seriously.

Her eyes are hazel, her hair a greying red, and stands at about 4'9 in height.

KL4

She is competent as a leader, taking a heavy interest in the collection and pursuit of obcure lore.

Her favoured weapons are swords. She hates lost causes, and is a sicker for her hobbies around mythology.

KL6

She is very prideful, and is most proud about her ability to pickpocket folk and to second guess any would-be criminals and assassins.

Chasgoddir

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: clans - often warring
    • Strong Influence: magical power
    • Popular Issue: foreign relations
    • Stability: stable
    • Personal Freedoms: very good
    • Scandals: very rare
    • Foreign Relations: bad
  • Economy
    • Main Export: laborers
    • Main Import: gadgets
    • Main Resource: mining - gems
    • Trade: major surplus
    • Strength: weak and declining
    • Wealth: in the hands of the elite
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: cold continental
    • Frequent Trouble: ice storms
    • Frequent Trouble: wildfires
    • Wilderness: 90%
    • Wild Animals: ubiquitous
    • Natural Resources: good amount
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: sense of humour
    • Known For: science
    • Popular Entertainment: athletics
    • Respected Profession: religious leader
    • Discrimination: religion-based
    • Major Taboo: lack of hygiene
    • Major Social Ill: black magic addiction
    • Primary Language: Fae
  • Military
    • Strength: average
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: cavalry
    • Soldiers: volunteers
    • Main Use: exploration
    • Rank: earned through aptitude tests
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: uncommon
    • Major Use: law enforcement
    • Viewed: with respect
    • Enchanted Items: uncommon
  • Population
    • Urban: 13%
    • Rural: 87%
    • Literacy Rate: 55%
    • Gender Ratio: 1.04 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.4 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 40.7 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Benaig Delyth Tudur, currently aged 16.

KL3

She is an attractive fey, a compassionate seamstress, but is rather grouchy.

Her eyes and hair are brown, and she stands at about 4'5 in height.

KL4

She is quite an adept leader, but finds time to pursue her passion for Archeology. She's currently struggling to control the clans in her nation.

Her favourite weapons are white guns. She hates creepy crawly things and bugs, and is loves total innocence.

KL6

She is very prideful, and is most proud at her abilities in marksmanship.

Farmorachdir

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: oligarchy - family
    • Strong Influence: religion
    • Popular Issue: foreign relations
    • Stability: shaky
    • Personal Freedoms: decent
    • Scandals: common
    • Foreign Relations: extremely good
  • Economy
    • Main Export: textiles
    • Main Import: semi-precious stones
    • Main Resource: mining - gems
    • Trade: slight deficeit
    • Strength: very strong, but declining
    • Wealth: concentrated in a small upper class
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: cold continental
    • Frequent Trouble: droughts
    • Wilderness: 90%
    • Wild Animals: ubiquitous
    • Natural Resources: scarce
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: charisma
    • Known For: a particular kind of magic
    • Popular Entertainment: art shows / museums
    • Respected Profession: artist
    • Discrimination: gender-based
    • Major Taboo: sex
    • Major Social Ill: addiction
    • Primary Language: Fae
  • Military
    • Strength: very weak
    • Focus: sea
    • Main Unit: large, armored ships
    • Soldiers: mix of draftees, volunteers
    • Main Use: quenching rebellion
    • Rank: via political ties
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: uncommon
    • Major Use: prophecy/divination
    • Viewed: with reverence
    • Enchanted Items: rare
  • Population
    • Urban: 10%
    • Rural: 90%
    • Literacy Rate: 45%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.6 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 4.2 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 43.8 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Benaig Thar Danas, currently aged 46.

KL3

She is an unassuming fey, a loyal and cynical former knight.

Her eyes and hair are brown, and she stands at about 4'10 in height.

KL4

She is a reasonably competent leader, and something of a beverage expert. She keeps several hundred different beverages of all sorts.

Her favourite weapons are infact her own hands and legs - and rather adept she is with them too. She hates unnecessarily expensive things, and admires foolish bravery greatly.

KL6

She is can get quite wrathful, and has no compunctions in following someone to the ends of Echelon if they have wronged her.