Reign of Hazards
Realms - Baerney
The Kingdom of Bærney
Baerney was the first Broanin settlement in the lowlands of Esteparon by Críodan and his wife, Aíbell upon reaching the lowlands of Esteparon. This seaside town started as a fishing and trade village, eventually growing to a thriving city over the next several centuries.
The land is coveted as a small, fertile land between rugged hills to the south and west, dense forests to the north, and a series of deep, wide rivers. All of these natural barriers make the small Kingdom adept in preventing invading armies to taking their lands. The Rich soil is claimed to have been awash with the ichor of Teysura during the Godling Wars.
Legends say that the protective cliffs and rocky outcroppings were made by the anguish of Korlez following the injuries to Teysura.
Like many of the duchies of Esteparon, the fiefdoms Bærney are ruled by the nobleman, . For thousands of years, they have feuded with each other over land rights. The contested, fertile lands of the northeast hold the greatest wealth.
King Arzhel reclaimed all the lands of the old kingdom of Bærney, naming himself king 17 years ago. He has been building alliances with the Lords of Alaredél and looks to continue growing his power.
The backbone of the kingdom’s wealth is the resurgence of growth of Täsheran grapes. Many of the ancient vines withered and died of disease thousands of years ago. Without explanation, the vines strength was renewed and the yields have been abundant, allowing King Arzhel to raise funds to build his armies. The grape seeds are the source of the alchemical, Oil of Vralithe.
The eastern plains produce an abundance of grains and other agricultural products. These lands more than enough food for the kingdom and allow for exportation of some
The Düns are the kingdoms other notable feature with their golden, ochre, and orange-hued, deeply eroded sandstone cliffs and outcrops. The western düns produce several large salt mines, as well as, an abundance of iron, manganese, copper, lead and tin. Most of the hard metals can be found in the Harfœrt Dūns between the mighty Emsmōr and Lanholm rivers. Moderate amounts of silver and trace amounts of gold have been mined in the Körghezh Dūns.
Keepers of the Sacred Flame
A religion dedicated to the searing light of Vra’lithe whose followers revere the power of the god of fire.
Points of Interest
The capital and oldest city in the region. It’s commerce and religious structures center on the banks of the Emsmōr River and along the King’s Bridge. Rising hills to the north house the great halls of noblemen of Bærney while the southern stretches of the city house the lower classes.
North of Kingswood in the hills near the rivers’ fork, this city is a full day’s journey north from the capital. Serving mainly as a trading post and waypont for travellers, Æbhentúr has grown ever larger and seedier population. The local lord must rule with intolerance to keep the fragile peace within the city.
The large city guarding the southern timber lands of Kragenwood from the Emsmōr River to the west and the Wütsor River to the east. The barony also controls much of the Brāsgh Plains and the food production of these grasslands. The barony fell to the Thoraval’s within the first year of the King’s War when the Oil of Vra’lithe consumed the keep and much of the structures in the inner bailey. While the Baron of the re-established Burnt Keep is pledged King Arzel, everyone in the kingdom knows that his fear of the king’s son, the Baron of Nalfürgh, keeps the loyalty of Bellhar secure.
This town sits on the eastern banks Emsmōr River in the southern Brāsgh Dūns. The young, popular lord is rumored to have wealth beyond the station of the remote town.
This ancient fortress guards the western entrance into the kingdom. The rugged warriors of these lands patrol the dūns with leave to serve justice as they see fit.
The king’s castle built upon the western shores of the Emsmōr River.
Another city that grew as a trading post for the
Baron Carhal Phádraig is head one of the eldest family in Bærney whose lineage can be traced to Críodan. His youngest daughter, Teafa Ní Phádraig, is married to Lord Gildwen Thoraval, Baron of Harfœrt. This arranged marriage helped solidfy King Thoraval’s grip on the throne. The Baron is wise and a seasoned battle strategist. He has held the eastern marches of Bærney safe from the northern clans for thirty years.
The barony was the original estate of the King. Having gathered vast wealth from the sale of the much sought after wines of this region, he raised an army to consolidate power and to take the throne. Having been crowned King of Bærney in 7978 E.C., he named his eldest son, Gildwen Thoraval, the Baron of Harfœrt. The Baron is charged with protecting the dūns and the grapes that grow in the fertile lands. His castle guards the upper Lanholm River upon which he ferries the mash made from the täsheran grapes. Gildwen is married to Teafa Ní Phádraig, the daughter of the Baron of Féthnaton.
The keep at Heghktür is marshalled by Count Ayamonn Donnagáin, a loyal vassal of the Baron of Féthnaton.
This keep on the northern borderlands of Bærney is commanded by the king’s youngest son, Baron Kiertgin Thoraval. The Grafsard Forest has been historically been infested with the goblinkin, although lately a fey presence has caused the goblins to venture into the northern Harfœrt Dūns. This disruption of the trade routes between Bellhar and the northern barons’ lands has become a nuisance for the young Baron of Nalfürgh.
A small village in the south of the Harfœrt Dūns.
Seaside city guarding the shores of the Rynin Sea southwest of Bærney.
Arzhel Thoraval, King of Bærney
Cirtgal Thoraval, second son of King Arzhel
Gildwen Thoraval, the son of King Arzhel
Katell Uí Briosáin, the eldest daughter of King Arzhel; married to Count Senán Ó Briosáin of Düarñyirt
Olwen Thoraval, the youngest daughter of King Arzhel; betrothed to Marquis Bláthmac Ó Cuinn of Êmídhar