County of Crystalreach

County of Crystalreach
Pop: 46,000
Capital: Greatwall (pop. 3,900)
Standing Army: 5,950 plus 550 troops seconded from other provinces)
Tax Multiplier: 1.7
Tithe Multiplier: 1.5
Ruler: Count Artur Jakartai
Garrsion Strength:
Fendrelan: 200 LI, 200 ELI
Greatwall: 100 LI, 100 ELI, 200 MI, 100 HI, 100 Longbowmen, 100 MC, 50 HC, 50 EHC
Heldarn: 200 LI, 100 ELI, 120 U=, 80 ELC
Moatshield: 120 LI, 40 ELI, 40 MI, 50 Longbowmen, 50 LC
Morsten: 50 LI, 50 MI, 50 Longbowmen, 50 HI
Redstone: 40 LI, 50 MI, 10 HI
Other troops: 950 LI; 600 ELI; 600 MI; 400 EMI; 800 HI; 200 EHI; 200 LC; 200 MC; 100 HC; 100 Velunese EHC (King’s). Note: 550 troops here are seconded from other provinces.

Before the war, the capital of this county was Grabford, where the previous provincial ruler, Count Paulus Halpern, was lost, believed killed by Iuz’s forces. Since Halpern died without issue, Belvor moved to install a new ruler. His choice, the mighty Shield Land exile Artur Jakartai, was a daring one. Belvor knows Artur is an ally, and considered, rightly, that the other provincial rulers wouldn’t object too loudly. They agreed, for several good reasons. First, Halpern is not known with certainty to be dead, so Jakartai can be said to be a
“provisional” ruler. Belvor pleaded that putting an indigenous Furyondian in charge might result in major turmoil if Halpern were ever recovered. Second, the other provincial rulers didn’t like Halpern anyway, since he was an overbearing, cowardly, and very snobbish individual. They are not too sorry to see someone else in charge. Third, Jakartai is a genuine war hero who fought along the length and breadth of the Furyondian war front. The loyalty of those who fought with and for him is absolute. It would be hard for any noble to
oppose such a man. Fourth, Jakartai is known to despise the old leaders of the Shield Lands for their blinkered prejudices, which lost the Shield Lands. This counts in his favor. Jakartai is known to rely heavily on Furyondian advisers, especially Halpern’s Priest Jalquayne (of Pelor) who is his representative at Belvor’s Noble Council, as he was for Halpern. This is reassuring to the other provincial rulers. Jakartai also behaves in a modest and deferential way to the other rulers. His clumsiness and social naivete is actually endearing to them, disarming their usual snobbery. One exception to this is Countess Rhavelle, who considers him vulgar. All in all, this appointment has been a political
triumph for Belvor.

County of Crystalreach

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