Talanor, the Bright Tower
Realms - Alarid
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.
Angaidh Dùghlasach greatest political achievement was securing a peace between Alarid, Pyrae and Parthis. The sometimes shakey alliance promises that each city will defend the other in case of attack from a 3rd party. The armada between the cities is formidable and easily controls the northern Rynin Sea. He has also forged minor treaties with Derncape and Basgeil. While he doesn’t trust either of those Dukes, he knows that they would align with him against Quonos, should that city threaten the sovereignty of either of the three. Lord Dùghlasach is unconcerned with either Axteil or Wynstil. He considers the boy-duke of Wynstil to immature to trust and the elderly duke of Axteil as a short-term ruler. He suspects that both of those dukedoms are in jeopardy of losing control of their lands in the next several years.
Lord Dùghlasach has regular contact with Haemil, but no formal treaties. The duke believes that the isolationist view of Haemil makes them less of a threat against his dukedom or as a vulnerable target. He has respect for the Stratocracy of Avenell, and has recently sent envoys to Avendale to negotiate with the Hobgoblins. He knows that Leyrtis is an enemy, but their quiet military over the previous millineum has him less fearful. The elves of Greyton are a neutral political body to him. He would like to make an alliance with them as the other dukedoms are nestled between him and Greyton, but the elves have not permitted his diplomats entry as of yet.