Thursday, March 2, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #61

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #61 

Mar 2nd 2023 

  • Number: 61 

  • Name: The Ironwall Territories 

  • Location: Along the Uam River and east into the Mountains of Gold 

  • Population (approx.):  30,000 over perhaps a half-dozen settlements and forts 

  • Brief: During its existence, the Ta’arnan Empire expanded northward in surges, the effective northern border moving with each campaign to claim more and more of Norgorfel. About 700 years ago, as the Empire turned inward and began its decline, the Uam River marked the Ta’arnan’s northernmost edge. The border, declared the Ironwall by the Emperor, was comprised of a port at the mouth of the Uam River and a string of border forts and walls stretching east up into the foothills for over a hundred miles. Years later some of the settlements and the port are the homes of the descendants of the Ta’arnan Border Legion. They are led by the Legate of the Legions, a soldier of skill and a bloodline tracing back through the Legion’s history. The Territories are aware of the Elves of the Feystone Woods (#26) and the Firbolg (#57) but do not trade or interact with either. To date they’ve shown no interest in expansion or exploration. 

  • Geography: The Legate of the Ironwall Territories claims about 3,000 square miles of land from the coast, along and south of the Uam River, and east over the hills and rough terrain until one reaches the steep flanks of the Spine of Norgorfel. The people of the Ironwall farm the lands close to the sea, fish in the ocean and maintain herds in the foothills. 

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