Setting: Nations of Veridias

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Kingdom of Belwald

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: hereditary monarchy
    • Strong Influence: merchants/corporations
    • Popular Issue: technology
    • Stability: extremely stable
    • Personal Freedoms: very good
    • Scandals: common
    • Foreign Relations: somewhat bad
  • Economy
    • Main Export: food crops
    • Main Import: food animals
    • Main Resource: mining - gems
    • Trade: major deficit
    • Strength: very strong and improving
    • Wealth: spread throughout upper and middle classes
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: temperate - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: wildfires
    • Wilderness: 75%
    • Farmland: 20%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: scarce
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: wisdom
    • Known For: sculpture
    • Popular Entertainment: athletics
    • Respected Profession: politician
    • Discrimination: class-based
    • Major Taboo: strong emotions
    • Major Social Ill: organized crime
    • Primary Language: Anglic
  • Military
    • Strength: very strong
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: horsemen and cavalry
    • Soldiers: draftees
    • Main Use: quenching rebellion
    • Rank: via political ties
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: uncommon
    • Major Use: entertainment
    • Viewed: with respect
    • Enchanted Items: very rare
  • Population
    • Urban: 19%
    • Rural: 81%
    • Literacy Rate: 49%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.95 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.3 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 64.3 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Queen Wynnfrith, currently aged 45.

KL3

She is an almost blindingly beautiful human. She's a curious ex-adventurer, and is very cynical. She is known to be envious of many things, and can be consumed by jealousy.

Her eyes are green, and her hair brown, and stands at about average height. She has some elven tattoos on her arms.

KL4

She is reasonably competant as a leader, and is an avid reader. Her private library (often open in part to public use) is one of the biggest in existence.

Her favoured weapons are pikes. She hates fancy parties, and all of the pomp that she was previously expected to undertake.

KL5

She is currently suffering from a deep malaise. Her husband recently died, and she is deeply unhappy with herself and her life.

KL6

Her malaise and unhappiness has led to some major rifts between her and her ruling lords. They are unhappy that their figurehead of beauty is showing such public signs of weakness.

KL8

She is a firmly aetheistic. Should this fact ever be released to the wider public, it would cause a major rift between the ruling class and the churches of Belwald

Republic of Bleackhlaewe

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: democratic republic
    • Strong Influence: popular support
    • Popular Issue: military
    • Stability: stable
    • Personal Freedoms: good
    • Scandals: rare
    • Foreign Relations: at war (no clear winner)
  • Economy
    • Main Export: raw ore
    • Main Import: cash crops
    • Main Resource: timber/lumber
    • Trade: slight deficit
    • Strength: strong and improving
    • Wealth: spread throughout upper and middle classes
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: temperate
    • Frequent Trouble: atrocious weather
    • Wilderness: 90%
    • Wild Animals: ubiquitous
    • Natural Resources: very scarce
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: obedience
    • Known For: poetry
    • Popular Entertainment: drinking
    • Respected Profession: politician
    • Discrimination: gender-based
    • Major Taboo: bodily functions
    • Major Social Ill: drugs
    • Primary Language: Anglic
  • Military
    • Strength: average
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: riflemen
    • Soldiers: hired mercenaries
    • Main Use: national defence
    • Rank: earned through heroic actions
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: uncommon
    • Major Use: weather control
    • Viewed: with respect
    • Enchanted Items: rare
  • Population
    • Urban: 19%
    • Rural: 81%
    • Literacy Rate: 45%
    • Gender Ratio: 1.01 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.1 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 48.5 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Governor Aelour, currently aged 39. He is a devout man.

KL3

He is a handsome human, with a gift for public speaking. He's an ambitious career politician, and is often willing to help his nation's subjects.

His eyes are brown, and his hair brown, and stands at about 6'4 in height.

KL4

He is quite ineffective as a leader, but is an avid linguist. He can speak 5 languages fluently.

His favoured weapons are rapiers. He hates wild animals, and often shivers at the thought of leaving the safe confines of a settlement.

KL5

He is very lazy, no doubt the source of his inability to rule well.

KL6

He has been on the recieving end of 2 assassination attempts. As yet, the perpetrators have not been found. He is extremely paranoid as a result of this.

Holy State of Aystbrunnan

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: oligarchy - theocracy
    • Strong Influence: popular support
    • Popular Issue: religion
    • Stability: fairly solid
    • Personal Freedoms: poor
    • Scandals: almost constant
    • Foreign Relations: at war (no clear winner)
  • Economy
    • Main Export: gadgets
    • Main Import: lumber
    • Main Resource: mining - precious metals
    • Trade: imports and exports equal
    • Strength: very strong, but declining
    • Wealth: fairly even, but with a wealth gap
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: temperate - plains
    • Frequent Trouble: atrocious weather
    • Wilderness: 75%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: very scarce
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: intelligence
    • Known For: history
    • Popular Entertainment: athletics
    • Respected Profession: physician/healer
    • Discrimination: class-based
    • Major Taboo: displays of affection
    • Major Social Ill: infidelity
    • Primary Language: Anglic
  • Military
    • Strength: average
    • Focus: sea
    • Main Unit: infantry
    • Soldiers: draftees
    • Main Use: national defence
    • Rank: earned through time in service
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: in the hands of an epic few
    • Major Use: war
    • Viewed: with reverence
    • Enchanted Items: rare
  • Population
    • Urban: 30%
    • Rural: 70%
    • Literacy Rate: 55%
    • Gender Ratio: 1.01 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 5.4 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 44.3 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Legate Christopher. He is a devout man, aged 59.

KL3

He is an unattractive human, noted for his dour world view and his exceptionally proud stance. He's a compassionate theologian, and is worried about the state of his religion in his lands.

His eyes are green, and his hair brown, and stands at about 6' in height.

KL4

He is slightly ineffective as a both a leader for his church and his nation. He takes a passing interest in Archeology.

His favoured weapons are morning stars. He hates bugs and other such creepy things, and often has his palace ordered scrubbed from top to bottom to erridicate them. He is a total sucker for valuable gems and metals.

KL5

He is very prideful, and will often let it consume him. Dent his pride at your peril.

KL9

The Legate's interest in Archeology isn't just a passing interest. He actively makes sure that anything that seems to contradict his religion is destroyed or spirited away.