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Arcadia (Barony of)

Location: Continent of Brun, west of Oceansend, in the Icereach Mountains, bordering Lake Gunaald. NW

Area: Approx. 500 sq. mi. (1,295 sq. km.).

Population: 300, including 250 dwarves and 50 humans.

Languages: Alphatian, Heldannic, Dwarvish.

Coinage: Alphatian Standard: crown (gp), mirror (sp), judge (cp); gold nuggets or barter commonly used.

Taxes: None, inhabitants sometimes give goods to their baron to gain his protection from dragon attacks.

Government Type: Barony in name, no real government, independent but loosely allied with the Kingdom of Alpha, member of the Norwold Confederacy.

Industries: Fishing, mining (gold), crafts (goldsmithing, weaponsmithing).

Important Figures: Arcadius (Baron), Sandryth (Draconic Envoy), Tark Takkras (Clanlord).

Flora and Fauna: Arcadia consists mostly of high mountain, overlooking western Lake Gunaald. The cold freshwater lake is rich in fish, which constitute all the animal life that can be found in the area. A few evergreen trees grow in the small valley bordering the lake, soon replaced by small shrubs, then bare rocks on the towering mountainsides. Some rare chimerae and wyverns make their lairs in caverns high in the mountains, while dragons from the Wyrmsteeth to the east occasionally swoop by.

Further Reading: CM1 Test of the Warlords, previous almanacs.

Last Year's Events: None to report.