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Free Plains (County of)

Location: Continent of Brun, southwest of Alpha, on the western foothills of the Wyrmsteeth Range. NW

Area: 1,496 sq. mi. (3,875 sq. km.).

Population: 2,800.

Languages: Alphatian, Heldannic.

Coinage: Alphatian Standard: crown (gp), mirror (sp), judge (cp); barter common.

Taxes: 20% income tax, collected yearly.

Government Type: County, member of the Kingdom of Alpha, member of the Norwold Confederacy.

Industries: Fishing, agriculture, herding (horse and cattle).

Important Figures: Allisa Patrician (Countess).

Flora and Fauna: The Free Plains, as the name implies, consist of grasslands, steppe and farmlands. The cold freshwater Dragon River, which cuts through the southern area of the dominion, is rich in fish, which is one of the main resources of the barony's economy. Game (both avians and mammals) is abundant in the plains, and the main problems come from the dragons and wyrm-like beasts living in the nearby Wyrmsteeth Mountains, and from the occasional otherworldly monstrosity coming out of Redhorn Barony to the north.

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

Last Year's Events: None to report.