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Environment & Maps

Excerpts from a book found in the library in Mirabalpur: Lands and Peoples of The Razanian Coast - 3rd Edition (1405)

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Aryisa

Aryisa is a land created by a race called the Asagmari. The Asagmari hail from the land of Asagmar near the Tavar Mountains... They fled Asagmar during the Goblin Wars, eventually making their way to the Razanian Coast.

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Aryisa consists of the old kingdoms of Razan, Nostan, and Haran... The main city in Aryisa is also named Aryisa. It was once the city of Razan. In Aryisa, the main building are the Regent's castle and the meeting hall of the Grand Council...

Sout and Saragor

Sout and Saragor are the two southernmost kingdoms on the Razanian Coast. Both states are rich from trade with the rest of the Razanian states...

In Sout, King Herun I has absolute rule. Sout has traditionally been the most scholarly kingdom, being the only kingdom with a university. As such, Sout has the largest foreign population of any Razanian state...

In Saragor, the power of King Rasan II is checked by the House of Gold, a body in which seats are sold on the open market...

Non and Sayn

Non and Sayn are located to the southwest of Aryisa. They are weaker than the other kingdoms nearby, but manage to survive through skillful diplomacy. The only nation they have poor relations with is Aryisa...

Non is ruled by King Noen III...

Sayn is ruled by Lord Rivas I...

Minot, Karan, and Narton

Minot, Karan, and Narton are the westernmost kingdoms, nestled in the Mountains of the Rim.

Minot claims to be the oldest kingdom on the Razanian Coast, and calls its ruler the First King, currently King Baber...

Karan is the most military kingdom. Surrounded on three sides by volatile kingdoms, and on the fourth by a range in the mountains noted for its rich veins of ore and silver, it was the object of many kings' desire. The warriors of Karan led the offensive when the Draconians were driven back into the mountains. King Jengis rules Karan...

Narton contains the least fertile land of the Razanian kingdoms. Many years ago, this kingdom was led by the Church Empyrean, and is still the last kingdom whose king must be a priest in the Church. The ruler, (nominally) selected by the Church, is the King Empyrean, Timur VI...

Tesh and Canor

Tesh and Canor are located to the north of Aryisa.

Tesh is ruled by a hereditary king, King Albigens III...

Canor is ruled by King Huss II, but during his abysmal reign the power of the king has fallen away. The towns now enjoy a great deal of autonomy...

Taranta and Taran

Taranta and Taran are located north up the Razanian Coast, separated from Aryisa by at least one state. Originally, Taranta and Taran were one kingdom, called Taranta. In Q. 1254, The younger brother of the king became enough of a threat that rather than lose the entire kingdom, the king split the land, designating Taran for his brother and Taranta for himself. These two kingdoms have continuously entertained something of a sibling rivalry, always trying to better the other without doing too much damage...

Taran is ruled by Lord Jehan...

Taranta has the most fertile land of the Razanian kingdoms today (i.e., excluding Aryisa), well-farmed around the mouth of the Taranta River. The ruler of Taranta is Lord Chosoen...

Farnor and Bernar

Farnor and Bernar are the northernmost kingdoms on the Razanian Coast. Both are distant from Aryisa, and so least concerned about any imminent threat of attack.

Farnor is ruled by Prince Janis, who claims a direct descent from the king of Razan at the time of the Asagmari Arrival...

Bernar borders only Farnor, and so is one of the most stable kingdoms. It also has the most developed naval capabilities (which is not saying much), because the Mountains of the Rim are to the west and north, and the open sea is to the east. Before the Asagmari Arrival, merchants from Bernar traveled down the Razanian Coast and transported goods all the way up past the mountains to the northeastern coast of Qaiyore. Now they do not travel past Aryisa, but still travel past the mountains. The merchants remain a powerful faction in Bernar. The ruler of Bernar is the High King Prosep. No written record remains documenting the reasoning behind "High King"... some claim that Bernar once claimed dominion over all of the Razanian kingdoms, while others (keeping in mind the Bernaric love for jokes) think it has to do with Bernar being the "highest" (northernmost) kingdom...



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