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Ersenbal (County of)

Location: Continent of Brun, Walrus Island, about 200 miles east and slightly north of Oceansend. NW

Area: Approximately 7,000 sq. mi. (18,130 sq. km.); there has been no official mapping of the island or county as of yet.

Population: 5,200.

Languages: Alphatian, Heldannic, Thyatian.

Coinage: Alphatian Standard: crown (gp), mirror (sp), judge (cp); other currencies can be found as well.

Taxes: 15% income tax.

Government Type: County.

Industries: Fishing and logging.

Important Figures: Martigan Ersenbal (Count, currently missing), Bethany Ersenbal (Countess), Lord Gerwen (Mayor and Seneschal), Laurida Tremlaine (Captain).

Flora and Fauna: Standard for its northern climate. The county is also home to a large population of walrus, from which the island takes its name.

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

Last Year's Events: When they discovered the presence of Thyatians on the nearby Isle of the Dogs, many veterans from Ersenbal attacked the budding colony. Ersenbal's battered navy was badly beaten at sea, and the Thyatians mounted a counter-offensive that put Ersenbal under naval blockade until Alpha recognised the new Thyatian dominion. The military failure greatly destabilised Ersenbal.