The Thardic Republic
The Thardic Republic is bordered to the south by the feudal Kingdom of Kanday and to the west by the Kingdom of Rethem. The Republic has won a war with Kanday within the last decade, and relations with Rethem are tense, but the present state of affairs is a watchful peace. Two tribal nations also border the Republic; wary and often violent Gozyda, and the ruthless Tulwyn. [Tharda 1]
Founded only three months after the death of Aglir. Since then the real history of the Republic has been largely a matter of the ins and outs of power politics, most of which are unknown or obscure to the general public. However two events stand out. [Tharda 3]
Most of the Rebublics problems are domestic. The Tulwyn and Gozda and the Hefiosa brigands pose some threat to security. There is a trend towards lessening of the traditional religious tolerances in Tharda, particularly in the settlements near the Rethem and Kanday borders. Primary targets of such persecution are followers of Larani or Agrik, who some folk see as anti-republican, or as consorts of the enemy. The most serious trend din Thardic politics is the Senates increasing inability to compromise on important issues. The intrigue over the appointment of a new Warden for Coranan is reaching a crisis point. The city has been without a Warden for three months, and the Red Guard can presently be described as capriciously surly. The Senate has managed to reduce the field of candidates to two. Both of whom are supporters of the Consolidations faction. Unfortunately, both candidates are supported by half the senators, and nether can gain the two thirds vote necessary for appointment. It is possible that a compromise candidate will be proposed in the near future. There are also several persons who desire that the number of Senators to be expanded beyond 68 to allow themselves to be elected. So far, none of them has managed to influence enough Senators to get such a matter passed. Observers fear that the Senate will still be deadlocked by the time that the next tri-annual appointments must be made in 722. [Tharda 4]
- The City of Coranan
Established 301 TR Location: Thardic Republic Status Capital Government Senate/Prefect/Judge Advocates (civil)Senate/Warden/Red Guard (military) Population 12,500 (approx.)
- Coranan is Hârn's largest city and capital of the Thardic Republic.
With the exception of Cherafir, Coranan is the most cosmopolitan settlement
on Hârn. Hârnians note the city for its profusion of palaces
and major buildings, legacies of the once powerful Corani Empire. It is
also a city of several distinct enclaves, segregated by inner walls and
patrolled by semi-autonomous bodies of armed guards.
- Coranan is the largest city on the island of Hârn, and the capital of the Thardic Republic. There's lots to be detailed in this city, and I've only just begun.
- The Legion Fortification of Fobin
Established 345 TR Location Geshtei District, Gerium Province, Thardic Republic Status Seat of the District Legar of Geshtei, home of 4 Cohorts of the Gerium Legion Population 625 + legionnaires
- The Village of Rusna
Location Gerium Province, Thardic Republic Holder: Clan Molorn Liege: Sir Larrius Molorn Population Village X, Manor Y
- The Legion Outpost of Ritzen
Location Imrum District, Gerium Province, Thardic Republic Status: Legion Outpost Liege: Sir Larrius Molorn Population: 96 people
- The Legion Outpost of Sitarny
Location: Geishtei District, Gerium Province, Thardic Republic Status: Legion Outpost Population: 29 families
A relatively new outpost, Sitarny sits on the Rethem border along the High Coranan Road. As the first defense against bandits and raiders, they are slightly over manned. Locals are all either retired legionnaires, or family of retirees. Sitarny has an inn and one very small temple, but neither would hold visitors' interest for long. Ruins in the area only add to the ghost tales that are, no doubt, used by raiders to hide their real activities.
- Subfeudation Tables (incomplete)
The following tables were comprised by Nic Germain from available Thardic data. The Legar (Manor Lord or Magistrate) and Triberties (Marshal) are titles used in my version of Tharda only. The names provided for Triberties Primus (those listed in a row with a Place name in Capitals) and the Statistics come from Jonathan Davidson's Alternate Army article. Everything else was tailored for my campaign.
- Goune (Small Town)
Location: Geishtei District, Gerium Province, Thardic Republic Status: Small Manor Population: 29 families
- Comming Soon!