Setting: Nations of Ariannath

Kingdom of Vinterglasôr

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: autocracy - theocracy
    • Strong Influence: guilds/syndicates
    • Popular Issue: personal freedoms
    • Stability: not bad
    • Personal Freedoms: good
    • Scandals: fairly common
    • Foreign Relations: decent
  • Economy
    • Main Export: trained animals
    • Main Import: food crops
    • Main Resource: mining - gems
    • Trade: slight surplus
    • Strength: weak and declining
    • Wealth: in the hands of a very few
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: arctic - mountainous
    • Frequent Trouble: earthquakes
    • Wilderness: 81%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: fair amount
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: creativity
    • Known For: cuisine
    • Popular Entertainment: art shows / museums
    • Respected Profession: engineer
    • Discrimination: religion-based
    • Major Taboo: physical contact
    • Major Social Ill: addiction
  • Military
    • Strength: very strong
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: archers
    • Soldiers: volunteers
    • Main Use: quenching rebellion
    • Rank: via family ties
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: in the hands of very few
    • Major Use: personal combat
    • Viewed: with reverence
    • Enchanted Items: nonexistant
  • Population
    • Urban: 25%
    • Rural: 75%
    • Literacy Rate: 65%
    • Gender Ratio: 1.08 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.2 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 43.7 years
Ruler

KL2

Vinterglasôr is ruled by King Urist VII, with a healthy number of priests below him. He's aged 20 and is unmarried.

KL3

He is an 'familiar' looking young Dwarf, and an ambitious and optimistic trader.

His eyes are green, and his hair blonde, and stands at about 4'3½ in height. He has several tattoos on his arms.

KL4

He's an ineffective leader, although that doesn't stop him from trying and learning. He is very devout.

His favoured weapon is are staffs. He finds quite enamoured with foriegn customs and accents, but is annoyed by flattery.

KL6

He is an avid linguist - Although hardly fluent, he is even capable of deciphering a couple of extinct languages. Despite his drive and ambition, he is not a morning person.

 

Blawsiden Republic

  • Political
    • Political Structure: republic
    • Strong Influence: military
    • Popular Issue: magic
    • Stability: fairly solid
    • Personal Freedoms: very good
    • Scandals: infrequent
    • Foreign Relations: failing rapidly
  • Economy
    • Main Export: semi-precious stones
    • Main Import: food animals
    • Main Resource: food - fish/meat
    • Trade: very little
    • Strength: weak, but improving
    • Wealth: concentrated in a small upper class
  • Ecology Main
    • Climate: arctic - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: firestorms
    • Wilderness: 80%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: very scarce
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: bravery
    • Known For: art
    • Popular Entertainment: drinking
    • Respected Profession: veterinarian
    • Discrimination: race-based
    • Major Taboo: displays of affection
    • Major Social Ill: crime
    • Language(s): Dvaergen
  • Military
    • Strength: very strong
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: siege weapons
    • Soldiers: volunteers
    • Main Use: conquest
    • Rank: earned through heroic actions
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: exceptionally rare
    • Major Use: religious purposes
    • Viewed: with suspicion
    • Enchanted Items: exceptionally rare
  • Population
    • Urban: 10%
    • Rural: 90%
    • Literacy Rate: 62%
    • Gender Ratio: 1.02 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 4.7 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 43.9 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by sjef Erling Salomon. He is aged 83 and is married.

KL3

He's a quite attractive dwarf, and a loyal former taylor. He is generally very amicable and friendly with all those he meets.

His eyes are brown, his hair brown, and stands at about 4'4 in height.

KL4

He is quite adept at ruling the nation thus far. He is very miserly with his own funds, greedy even.

His favoured weapons are daggers. He's annoyed with flattery, but has a keen eye for the ladies.

KL6

He's an avid traveller - frequently seen out-and-about in the nation he leads. He always keeps an eye out for ways to increase his wealth.

 

Grand Duchy of Godthuldsten

  • Political
    • Political Structure: autocracy - hereditary
    • Strong Influence: religion
    • Popular Issue: ethics
    • Stability: stable
    • Personal Freedoms: repressed
    • Scandals: very rare
    • Foreign Relations: good
  • Economy
    • Main Export: trained animals
    • Main Import: precious metals
    • Main Resource: timber/lumber
    • Trade: major deficeit
    • Strength: very strong, but declining
    • Wealth: fairly even, but with a wealth gap
  • Ecology Main
    • Climate: arctic - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: earthquakes
    • Wilderness: 88%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: abundant
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: athleticism
    • Known For: natural vistas
    • Popular Entertainment: theatre
    • Respected Profession: engineer
    • Discrimination: vs foreigners
    • Major Taboo: poor hygiene
    • Major Social Ill: mental illness
    • Language(s): Dvaergen
  • Military
    • Strength: weak
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: berserkers
    • Soldiers: hired mercenaries
    • Main Use: national defense
    • Rank: earned through time in service
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: exceptionally rare
    • Major Use: war
    • Viewed: with some suspicion and superstition
    • Enchanted Items: non-existent
  • Population
    • Urban: 16%
    • Rural: 84%
    • Literacy Rate: 57%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.9 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.9 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 39.2 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Archduke Trygve Stefan II. He is aged 66.

KL3

He's a mildy attractive dwarf, and a compassionate antiques expert. He is generally very amicable and friendly with all those he meets.

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

KL4

He is a very clued up and switched on leader - one step ahead of his rivals at home and abroad. He does like to sleep in, and his timekeeping is notoriously terrible.

His favoured weapon is the longbow, and is well practiced with it. He's annoyed with flattery, but has a keen eye for the ladies.

KL6

He's an avid traveller - frequently seen out-and-about in the nation he leads. He always keeps an eye out for ways to increase his wealth.

 

Grand Duchy of Eotid

  • Political
    • Political Structure: autocracy - hereditary
    • Strong Influence: military
    • Popular Issue: ethics
    • Stability: stable
    • Personal Freedoms: good
    • Scandals: very common
    • Foreign Relations: failing rapidly
  • Economy
    • Main Export: lumber
    • Main Import: cash crops
    • Main Resource: mining - precious metals
    • Trade: slight surplus
    • Strength: very strong, but declining
    • Wealth: fairly even, but with a wealth gap
  • Ecology Main
    • Climate: arctic - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: firestorms
    • Wilderness: 70%
    • Wild Animals: ubiquitous
    • Natural Resources: fair amount
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: attractiveness
    • Known For: exotic wildlife
      Popular Entertainment: gossip
    • Respected Profession: artist
    • Discrimination: attractiveness-based
    • Major Taboo: death
    • Major Social Ill: homelessness
    • Language(s): Dvaergen
  • Military
    • Strength: average
    • Focus: sea
    • Main Unit: large, armored ships
    • Soldiers: volunteers
    • Main Use: quenching rebellion
    • Rank: granted by superiors
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: exceptionally rare
    • Major Use: communication
    • Viewed: with some suspicion and superstition
    • Enchanted Items: non-existent
  • Population
    • Urban: 22%
    • Rural: 78%
    • Literacy Rate: 58%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.9 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 4.3 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 43.5 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Archduke Bjoern. He is aged 66.

KL3

He's an unattractive dwarf, and an intensely loyal former mercenary commander. He speaks often in hopeful tones about himself and his nation.

His eyes are blue with golden flecks, his hair brown, and stands at about 4'5 in height.

KL4

He is a relatively competent leader, capable of leading his nation, and is very prideful of this fact.

His favoured weapon are staffs. He's annoyed with irony, and socialises readily with other males.

KL6

He's a knowledgeable collector of oddities. If it's 'odd', he'll want it.

 

Grand Duchy of Drecifjeoll

  • Political
    • Political Structure: Clans - peaceful, trading
    • Strong Influence: military
    • Popular Issue: personal freedoms
    • Stability: stable
    • Personal Freedoms: somewhat repressed
    • Scandals: infrequent
    • Foreign Relations: very bad
  • Economy
    • Main Export: trained animals
    • Main Import: cash crops
    • Main Resource: food - crops/fruits
    • Trade: slight surplus
    • Strength: strong, but declining
    • Wealth: concentrated in a small upper class
  • Ecology Main
    • Climate: mountanous - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: floods
    • Wilderness: 70%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: fair amount
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: independence
    • Known For: hospitality
    • Popular Entertainment: theatre
    • Respected Profession: soldier
    • Discrimination: sexuality-based
    • Major Taboo: certain religious rituals
    • Major Social Ill: alcoholism
    • Language(s): Dvaergen
  • Military
    • Strength: average
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: beserkers
    • Soldiers: volunteers
    • Main Use: national defence
    • Rank: bought
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: very rare
    • Major Use: communication
    • Viewed: with some suspicion and superstition
    • Enchanted Items: non-existent
  • Population
    • Urban: 36%
    • Rural: 64%
    • Literacy Rate: 59%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.93 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.2 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 47.2 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Archduke Bjoern. He is aged 66.

KL3

He's an unattractive dwarf, and an intensely loyal former mercenary commander. He speaks often in hopeful tones about himself and his nation.

His eyes are blue with golden flecks, his hair brown, and stands at about 4'5 in height.

KL4

He is a relatively competent leader, capable of leading his nation, and is very prideful of this fact.

His favoured weapon are staffs. He's annoyed with irony, and socialises readily with other males.

KL6

He's a knowledgeable collector of oddities. If it's 'odd', he'll want it.