Aleath Cropland

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Aleath Cropland

#1 Postby Shealladh » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:40 am

Been pondering the area surrounding Aleath and it's supporting cropland.

The city charter includes 8,000 acres of cropland, a legacy of the old Republic of Aleath.
This land is farmed by approximately 140 freeholders who pay taxes to the city.


Given the area size of 8,000 acres, which equates to 12.5 sq miles, would these croplands all be within Aleta or could they spill over into Kedisa, all the way to the Eryn River and South of Lyb & Ilune?

Using the Kanday Interactive maps in CC2, creating a boudary within Aleta alone gives and area reach along the Eryn River upto the border of Aleta/Kedisa (west bank of the Goran) and northward to Bilor (near the Toll gate), heading west just south of Maryael to the outskirts of Witney and looping around Nadar, Welur, Rabint back to Aleath.

Given the size of area, I've been pondering how this would not only look, but how would it be governed & farmed by the 140 freeholders. As the crow flies, a line of distance from Aleath to boundary of Witney is approx 4.5 miles. So with that, would there be small villages breaking up the freeholders, be an expansion/extension of Kurnil village (SW), Morien village (NW), Afael village (NE), and Arsone village (SE)?

If this acreage spilled over into Kedisa, this would be an extension of Afael and Arsone, whereas Kurnil and Morien villages would be the larger one to have the most area.

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Just trying to paint a picture of it's area, structure, and layout. Would love other peoples viewpoints on this.

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Re: Aleath Cropland

#2 Postby Shealladh » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:40 pm

Anyone also have the LQ, how many HD's aside from the 140 freeholders who farm the surrounding farmland acreage?

On Kanday 19 (Kingdom of Kandáy), the military resources listed as 1,160 Holds.
Looking at all the other entries, this does look like a total under their juristiction.

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Re: Aleath Cropland

#3 Postby Peter the skald » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:17 pm

My take is that no doubt some of the acreage would be taken up by the satellite villages to the city...but they would not be super sized farming communities; being as much urban spillover/laborer/fishing towns.

The rest in my minds eye would be held by super farming clans/lords/freeholders. Folk who have had time to consolidate the rare advantage of being next to a city and as such slightly bucking the rural trend of lords demesne mixed with distributed villager holdings...

So...larger than normal enterprises, perhaps specialising in fruits/hops/cattle/horses other city needs... With tight links to the market and considerable wealth making potential. Land worth committing crimes for. The Churches imho would covet this land too, if it does not already hold some.
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Re: Aleath Cropland

#4 Postby Peter the skald » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:22 pm

And these folk would live in small farms/hamlets dotted about the area. It would make a peculiar hinterland to the city, sorta depopulated compared to villagey vibe of the rest of the land. But clearly this is ny own take :)
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