Talanor, the Bright Tower
Realms - Dukedoms
The Dukedoms of Esteparon
Following the downfall of the Kingdom of Esteparon and the subsequent wars, the Braonins and the Quints formed a loose alliance, establishing six dukedoms.
A majestic and ancient city built upon the ruins of many cultures. The ruling family is from an ancient line of druids that once roamed the Krebem Woodlands from Alarid to the Stronghold of Vryost along the Northern Sea. The current ruler is Duke Angaidh Dùghlasach. This stoic ruler is quietly feared by many of the other Dukes of Esteparon. He has built few alliances among the dukedoms, but his warriors are fearless and savage in battle.
The glorious southern stronghold is built from the blood marble of the Shadow Mountains along the Alterian Sea. The elderly ruler of this Dukedom is Duke Leodegar Theutgaud. His strongest allies are Duke Tygard II of Wynstil and the Stratocracy of Avenell. The walls of this city have withstood all assailants since its founding over 3,000 years ago.
Derdarian Kagurkh is the 19th Hazard of Axteil. A hobgoblin of noble stature, his cousin is the Marshall of the Stratocracy of Avenell.
Originally built as a naval stronghold, this city has patrolled the central Rynin Sea being ever vigilant of the rising threat of Leyrtisian Empire. The current Duke of Basgeil is Theodrekr Kritikou, who succeeded his aunt, Kassia Kritikou, who died without an heir. For three years, Basgeil was ruled by a senate of the elite families of the city. Finally, Theodrekr returned to Basgeil having sailed for five years in the Rynin Sea defending the city from the Leyrtisians.
The newest Dukedom, Derncape is still finding itself and its voice among the nobles of Esteparon. Derncape is an industrial port city located on the border between the human and elvish kingdoms and is ruled by the just hand of Lord Fanelwen. Securing the trade routes between his city and the nearest trading partners is his greatest concern.
Once the seat of the Kingdom of Esteparon, this city is in ruins but still sits upon the necropolis used to bury the high nobles of the Dukedoms.
Duke Eignach Ó Daimhín is the current ruler of Quonos. A good and fair ruler, he seeks to bring prosperity to his people and protect them from the growing, dark threat of the necropolis under Firsthaven.
Zylstra is 77th Hazard of Evocation in the Quonos line of Hazards, the heir to the seat of the Evokers following the sacking of Firsthaven.
The City of the Night, Wynstil, is led by the young Duke Tygard II. On the edge of the Alterian Wastelands, the city was home to hardened noble houses bred to defend Esteparon against the aggression of the tribal barbarians to the west of the Shadow Mountains.