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Chevas (Baronie de)

Location: Continent of Brun, west of Oceansend, in the Icereach Mountains, on the south-eastern shores of Lake Alinor. NW

Area: 498 sq. mi. (1,290 sq. km.).

Population: 500.

Languages: Heldannic, Averoignian.

Coinage: Adik (gp), glyph (sp), florin (cp); gems or barter commonly used.

Taxes: None. The baron and the aristocrats own the land and they give it to serfs to work. Serfs must keep only the minimum required to survive, the rest is given to the ruler.

Government Type: Barony, independent but loosely allied to the Kingdom of Alpha, member of the Norwold Confederacy.

Industries: Fishing, agriculture, mining.

Important Figures: Adik de Chevas (Baron), Gilbert de Fausseflammes (Aristocrat), Roger Dumas (Seneschal).

Flora and Fauna: Chevas consists mostly of cultivated plains and rolling hills bordering the sandy beaches of Lake Alinor. 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 on the hills and on the foothills of the Icereach, soon replaced by small shrubs then bare rocks on the towering mountains. Some wyverns and griffons make lair in caverns high in the mountains, while dragons to the east occasionally swoop by.

Further Reading: M2 Vengeance of Alphaks, previous almanacs.

Last Year's Events: None to report.