The Fate of Arderoth
The Duchy of Arderoth
The Duchy of Arderoth is an autonomous vassal state north of The Kingdom of Nelson. Formerly a poor territory on the northern frontier of Nelson, the settlers of Arderoth won their independence by rallying to repel The Corsairs of Urso and mercenaries from New Mossburg thus preventing an invasion of Nelson from the north.
Physically the Dutchy of Arderoth is a fertile plateau with a cool temperate climate and well defined seasons. It is bordered on the west by the desolate Northern Coastal Hills and the coastal town of Dulane. To the north the Arderoth plateau drops precipitously to the mysterious forrest K’Raellia. To the east lay the Western Spur of the Guardspine Mountains and the abandoned fortress of Kharglewaithe. The southern border consists of the majestic but impassable Shawash Canyon the equally impassible Shawash Fens and the [[Arderoth-Nelson Road]].
The City of Arderoth and surrounding area are the center of government and political power. Duke Orech and his wife, Duchess Annaliz, are well liked by the people and rule in relative peace and prosperity. Cattle, pigs, poultry, wheat, barley, iron and coal pass through the city headed south to Nelson while finished goods and settlers enter from the south. The City of Arderoth is the crossroads for the Arderoth Khargkewaithe Trail, the Ardreoth Dulane Road and the Arderoth Nelson Road.