A Kaldoric Succession Crisis Article

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Re: A Kaldoric Succession Crisis Article

#126 Post by Leitchy » Fri May 12, 2017 11:25 am

Wow. That's a fairly comprehensive makeover of the entire island!
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Re: A Kaldoric Succession Crisis Article

#127 Post by MDMann » Fri May 12, 2017 5:10 pm

Thanks. One of my aims. All in a Harnic year. There's Melderyn and parts of Lythia to go. Lythia is relatively small, unlike Melderyn. Then I need to clean it all up, format it and open it for review/submission.
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Re: A Kaldoric Succession Crisis Article

#128 Post by MDMann » Sun May 14, 2017 7:41 am

Menglana is conquered by the Dagen of Ibaanvaal. Only Hilm holds out, which Dagen currently finds useful to send unruly subjects to seize as he consolidates his hold on his new dominions. Bits of the realm were carved off by Seldenbaal and Rogna which claimed the island of Hutheng. The Companions of Roving Doom and Pillar of Fire are wiped out, the Rognans being fierce Sarajinians. Their temples outside Hutheng are taken by the Crimson Dancer or other Agrikans. Most Menglanan refugees have joined their kin in Orbaal with much transportable wealth, where they outnumber the native Ivinians five to two.

Emelrene. Closely allied to Melderyn and with links to Chelemby, Shorkyne and Palithane. The taking of Menglana was inevitable and they follow Melderyni policy in Harn with Orbaal. Content to meddle subtly, they have increased their naval presence by enlarging the Royal fleet, mostly with armed merchantmen.

Harbaal. Clan Pelanby have expanded their realms, taking the much coveted town of Ketania, following the assassination of their king. The Pelanbys throughout western Lythia are greatly empowered, stronger than most nations. Many Harbaaleese have ventured to Hurisea where they oppose Shorkyni hegemony, but are being pushed steadily back. The Wolf of Harbaal lost a minor expedition to Keron island, blaming the witchery of Melderyn, though there's no evidence or claim of such. He casts his eye to Orbaal, still vulnerable despite its growing unity or east to the lands of

Chelemby. The Pelanbys have and their allies have set up additional Kantehausen in Orbaal and Alagon, expanding their trade. Their trader's face increasing piracy to the east of Harn, apparently well informed on their activities, probably by their Chelembian rivals. Nevertheless, they strengthen their grip on trade in the region. Chelemby itself is booming, with much immigration by Menglanan, Shorkyni and Harbaaleese refugees, many with little wealth. This has increased the Crowns revenues which is expanding its military garrisons and selling more concessions (increasing the available Navy). With population's rocketing additional fortifications are under construction across from the Cheler passage from Harbaal. Trade with Orbaal is ever growing despite increasing piracy.

Shorkyne. The Duke of Alagon is triumphant. His second son has been named Earl of Sherwyn in Orbaal (a relatively weak earldom) and married the niece of the Duke of Marby. Trade is increasing. He's conquered the neighbouring county of , increasing his votes in parliament at the expense of his rival faction the Ensels and the overstretch of his resources. This has come at considerable financial cost, mostly bribes to the King's faction in parliament. The Duchy of Ensel and Malniran of Shaplane have invaded Hurisea with the backing of the king and parliament where they compete against each other as they conquer the region for Shorkyne. With a royal army joining them, they make strong progress despite opposition from other regional powers. The king has doubled the size of royal guard and added a new cohort to the army from the increased taxes he's pushed through parliament with aids now set at eight per year and increased the size of the beaurocracy. However, his relative influence in parliament has decreased compared to Alagon and Ensel with no extra votes such as they have gained.

Hurisea. The major towns of Hurisea have unified and allied with each other to fight off Shorkyni domination. Even importing numerous mercenaries and accepting significant foreign aid it seems unlikely to succeed as they are pushed steadily back. Their only hope appears to be increased tension with Trierzon drawing off significant Shorkyni troops. Even then their chances seem bleak.

Palithane. Increased pirate activity off the gulf of Palithane is leading to increasing tension with Trierzon, who rightly blame Skagian and Batanan pirates. The Pelanbys have improved their trading position despite being less involved in the activities of their extended clan. They've promised aid where needed for the coming year but were slow to react this year.

Trierzon. Disputes between the Count of Halmo and his heir over preserving racial purity have led the Counts brother who supprts his son to accept a Barony in Kaldor. This has led to an increase in interest in this backwater realm and several settlers journeying there from Halmo.
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