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  • Empire of Altan

    A nation that emerged from the ruins of the elven kingdom and the old republic *Fiefdoms:* [[Duchy of Dread]], [[County of Numera]], [[Barony of Bucol]], [[Barony of Gallows]], [[Barony of Silverfang]], etc. *Population Centers:* [[Lindberg]] (the …

  • Barony of Gallows

    A small fiefdom of the [[Empire of Altan]] that was overrun by [[orcs]] and unclaimed until recently, when a group of adventurers explored the haunted Gallows Keep and were awarded the title. It is currently being prepared for a battle between the …

  • Lindberg

    Imperial City, capital of the [[Empire of Altan]]. City quarters include *the Triangle Palace*, imperial capitol; and *Scarborough*, the district for relatively peaceful [[orcs]] and half-orcs …

  • Duchy of Dread

    This area of the [[Empire of Altan]] has been plagued by seismic activity. Many other fiefdoms have fallen and been absorbed by the Duchy, leaving [[:81789|Duke Dan]] carrying a variety of titles in addition to his relation to the imperial family. It now …

  • County of Numera

    A fiefdom of the [[Empire of Altan]] with a significant minority of [[gnomes]], ruled by [[:81790|a woman]] known only as "the Countess of Numera." Numera absorbed much of the holdings of the [[Barony of Gallows]] after the latter was overrun by orcs.

  • Barony of Bucol

    A fiefdom in the west of the [[Empire of Altan]], near the [[Fallen Kingdom]] territory. After *Bucol Keep* was sacked by the [[Bared Blades]] and the surrounding lands pillaged by the [[Renders]], the Baron withdrew his people to reinforce the defense in …

  • Trolldock

    A port on the upper [[Slayer River]], southeast of [[Forktown]], named for a participant in the battle that destroyed the great [[Elves|elven]] bridge that formerly stood here. No one was so ambitious as to repeat such a great feat of engineering so far …

  • Slayer River

    One of the two main waterways running through the [[Empire of Altan]]. Fed by numerous tributaries flowing down from the [[Teeth]], it is already a broad river by [[Trolldock]]. After [[Lake Stragg]], it is checked by *Albert's Locks* to control its flow …

  • Barony of Silverfang

    A fiefdom of the western [[Empire of Altan]], in the foothills of the [[Teeth]]. *Silverfang Keep* was an ancient [[elves|elven]] tower, colonized by [[humans]] during the time of [[:12741|Emperor Alan]]'s predecessor (as depicted in _

    Sahuagin's Cove

    A port on the southern coast of the [[Empire of Altan]]. Although there is currently little land traffic due to the [[orcs]] of the [[Plain of Battles]], the cove is protected by rocky cliffs and serves as a safe stopping point for sea trade between ..., …

  • Plain of Battles

    A territory of the [[Empire of Altan]] plagued by war between the humans (of places such as the [[County of Numera]] and [[Barony of Bucol]]) and the [[orcs]] (notably the [[Applewyrms]] and [[Snapped Rib]]). It is bordered on the north and east by the [[ …

  • Towhead Island

    **Towhead Island**, in the [[Sea of Empires]], is an isolated chunk of land first settled by [[humans]] from the Isle of Berserkers, but later annexed as a territory of the [[Empire of Altan]].

  • Lake Stragg

    The [[Slayer River]] widens somewhat as **Stragg Falls** pour onto the flatter land of the [[Plain of Battles]]. The lake and falls are named after a legendary [[Orcs|orc]] chieftain who was the chief obstacle to [[Humans|humans]] settling the area. No …

  • Forktown

    An [[Empire of Altan|Altanian]] trading town at the foot of the [[Teeth]] between the [[Slayer River]] and [[Mithral Current]], *Forktown* has avoided much of the devastation of the [[North Bank]]. Although the [[Bleeding Liver]] often rushes the palisade …

  • North Bank

    **The North Bank** is the name for the region of the [[Empire of Altan]] north of the [[Slayer River]] and west of [[Lindberg]]. Some years ago, a sudden spike in volcanic activity in the area caused the destruction of many fiefdoms. As it is now a very …

  • Dire Marches

    **The Dire Marches** are the frontier region claimed by the [[Empire of Altan]] ranging far to the east of the [[River Imperious]], including the [[Frontier Forest]] and [[No Man's Land]]. Those leaders who have carved out settlements are given the title …

  • River Imperious

    **The River Imperious** is a massive waterway flowing south through the [[Empire of Altan]], cutting from the [[Frontier Forest]] through [[Lindberg]] and finally into the [[Sea of Empires]]. Its source in the far northeast has yet to be explored.

  • Jade Crown

    *The Jade Crown* is the forested area surrounding [[Lindberg]], named for the appointment of the human governor appointed by the [[Elves|elves]] to oversee the lands that would eventually become the center of the [[Empire of Altan]]. The few bands of …

  • Albert's Locks

    **Albert's Locks** are a recent solution to the problems of the swamp capital of [[Lindberg]]. To put an end to the continuous rebuilding on top of the construction that sinks into the marshes, Emperor Albert Altanan hired [[Dwarves|dwarven]] engineers …

  • Numera

    *The Countess of Numera* values privacy even more than most of the masked lieges of the [[Empire of Altan]], her given name not even known widely in her own county. Although her physical appearance is not open to observation, she has ruled for several …