Viscounty of the March

Viscounty of the March
Pop: 90,000
Capital: Gorsend (pop. 6,200)
Standing Army: 3,500
Tax Multiplier: 1.2
Tithe Multiplier: 1.5
Ruler: Viscount Luther Derwent
Garrsion Strength:
Brancast: 60 EMI, 60 EHI, 30 EMC, 50 EHC
Eyeberen: 100 LI, 100 MI, 50 Longbowmen, 50 HI, 50 MC
Free Borough: 100 LI, 40 MI, 20 HI, 20 LC
Worlende: 50 LI, 50 MI, 40 HI, 30 LC
Other troops: 600 LI; 200 ELI; 600 Longbowmen (along the Veng); 400 MI; 100 EMI; 300 HI; 100 MC; 200 HC; 200 EHC. Note: 300 troops are seconded to northern provinces. The king can request 600, but leaves half stationed along the Veng.

The most populous of Furyondy’s provinces, the March is a bread basket for the rest of the kingdom. Its fields are lush and the land is productive. Traditionally, the March’s merchants have been the trading experts of Furyondy. People here know and trust the value of what they are buying. This reflects the preoccupations of the ruling house. Luther is a grim faced and unsmiling man with a very sharp mind. He has made his fortune through trade, and the Derwent family together with a handful of other powerful, intermarried families Own most of the land and wealth here. Luther is a pragmatist, a tight fisted man who is very adept at staving off Belvor’s demands for more money. Privately, he feels that if Iuz goes to war again it will be a protracted affair and the Crystal river forms a more defensible southern retreat than the Flareline. Luther truly believes that pumping all of Furyondy’s resources into the Flare Line defenses is a strategic blunder. Luther’s second wife, the nervous and much younger Alistacea, is not someone to oppose her husband, although his twin sons Petronian and Timarn tend to favor the King…but they are young yet. Luther is not at all liked by other nobles, but he is respected for his skill and coolness in argument. He loathes Baron Kalinstren and considers that a “foreigner” (Luther is not tolerant) should never have been given Crystalreach to rule. Luther’s representative at Noble Council is the scribe Telemmand, an expert procrastinator who refuses to make any decisions until he has discussed matters fully with his dour, pragmatic liege.

Viscounty of the March

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