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Kursk, Barony of

by micky

Area: 392 square miles

Population: 805

Villages: Pereslavl-Zalessky (161) Located in the southern hills of the Barony. The town is a major caravan stop and the administrative center of the Barony and a major military output.

Noyabrsk (110) A new village founded since the formation of the barony. Located in the center of the barony in a valley between two mountains. It serves as the outpost for those who live and work in the mountains of the barony and also weaves through mountains to the north out of the barony to the village of Julinis in the Eastern Wendarian Free Province.

Ethnic groups: Boldavians 65%, Flaem 20%, Others 15%.

Languages: Various, mainly Boldavian.

Ruler: Baron Mikail Zirchevski

House: Igorov

Military: 25 F1 mounted bowmen (short bow, leather, short swords, riding horses)

The Baronal Guard is the force in charge of keeping order and supporting the local sheriffs and magistrates in their duties. Based in Noyabrsk, they often train and work in conjunction with army patrols out of Pereslavl-Zalessky

Food: sufficient

Trails: The main east-west caravan trail passes through the south of the Barony. It is like nearly all trails in Glantri is classified as a fair trail. A fair trail heads north out of Pereslavl-Zalessky through Noyabrsk into the Wendarian mountains to the village of Julinus.

Economics: Kursk for such a frontier dominion and a new one at that is remarkably stable economically. Subsidies are given to the Baron for construction of a fort to base the army patrols, which has given the people good steady work and ply. Then there is the economic boost that having army patrols stationed there that pump their pay into local products and services. As far as resources the area was settled well before the establishment of the barony, with the village of Pereslavl-Zalessky having been a caravan stop as well as being a center for the local free territory population for the last 35 years. The area is well known for it's hog farms which provide an excess above the needs of the local population and are often exported east and west. The region specializes in using pork in main dishes and several regional recipes have been picked up, and featured in some of the finest resturaunts in the capital and in New Averoigne. Since the foundation of the barony, the new Baron, like all the Boldavian nobles has invested in prospecting and exploration of the local mountains to find any mineral resources. There were some existing stone quarries in the mountains established well before the barony was founded. They provide stone preferred by local builders for permanent structures. It does bring some income into the new barony, but pork is king in these parts and this region serves as the source for the pork needs of the north-eastern region of Glantri.

History:
Barons of Kursk

Mikail Zirchevski 1009-

Much like the previously published entry for the Viscounty of Montruex. Kursk was formed near the very end of the Great War, created in the last round of dominion creation by the Council of Princes to help with managing the defenses, finances, and population of Glantri, as well as bringing the Parliment in line with all the Act of Enfiefment of the previous years in which 3 new Principalites were created. Kursk was a natural extension of a hundred and fifty years of expansion and consolidation of the far eastern reaches of Glantri. Much like Montruex, Kursk was a settled area previous to the barony being established and had economic and social framework already in place. As such the transition from Free Territory to Baronial holding was an easy one for the Baron who did not face carving a dominion out of nothing.

In the years since the establishment of the Barony things have been quiet and properous. Trade has increased with the Heldannic Territories as noted in other entries which has brought lots of goods into and through the barony. A fort in the south of the barony is near complete to provide a home base for extended deployments of Glantrian Army units who patrol the east of Glantri. Raids by Ethengarian horsemen were a daily threat but with the presence of of regular troops in the area the threat has decreased, though they still do occur. The Barony is ablely managed by a Flaemish seneshal who is a native of the area. The Baron himself does not interfere or really seem interested in events in the barony, preferring to reside with his family in Glantri City. The people themselves are happy with the situation since the Baron did have the good sense to put someone in charge who was one of them, and understands them.

Notable sites: Pereslavl-Zalessky was the seat of the (forthcoming) Free Province of the Eastern Czaikow Hills and for a frontier dominion is a thriving community with merchants from Daroken, the Heldannic Territories, Vestland, and even farher flung nations regularly passing through. Goods and services not readily available in many parts of Boldavia are regularly found here.
A new fort is being contructed outside of town which is to house Glantrian army detachments.

Personalities: Baron Mikail Zirchevski (15th Level Wizard, 3rd circle Dracologist, soon will be studying for the 4th circle)
Aalbert-Pieters Van Dijk; Seneshal of Kursk (7th level Wizard)

Coat of Arms: a Red Dragon's head over a black background

Useful links: GPD Sinaria Verlien by Ohad Shaham. (introduced Zirchevski)

Kursk, Barony of

by micky

Area: 392 square miles

Population: 805

Villages: Pereslavl-Zalessky (161) Located in the southern hills of the Barony. The town is a major caravan stop and the administrative center of the Barony and a major military output.

Noyabrsk (110) A new village founded since the formation of the barony. Located in the center of the barony in a valley between two mountains. It serves as the outpost for those who live and work in the mountains of the barony and also weaves through mountains to the north out of the barony to the village of Julinis in the Three Fires Free Province.

Ethnic groups: Boldavians 65%, Flaem 20%, Others 15%.

Languages: Various, mainly Boldavian.

Ruler: Baron Mikail Zirchevski

House: Igorov

Military: 25 F1 mounted bowmen (short bow, leather, short swords, riding horses)

The Baronal Guard is the force in charge of keeping order and supporting the local sheriffs and magistrates in their duties. Based in Noyabrsk, they often train and work in conjunction with army patrols out of Pereslavl-Zalessky

Food: sufficient

Trails: The main east-west caravan trail passes through the south of the Barony. It is like nearly all trails in Glantri is classified as a fair trail. A fair trail heads north out of Pereslavl-Zalessky through Noyabrsk into the Wendarian mountains to the village of Julinus.

Economics: Kursk for such a frontier dominion and a new one at that is remarkably stable economically. Subsidies are given to the Baron for construction of a fort to base the army patrols, which has given the people good steady work and ply. Then there is the economic boost that having army patrols stationed there that pump their pay into local products and services. As far as resources the area was settled well before the establishment of the barony, with the village of Pereslavl-Zalessky having been a caravan stop as well as being a center for the local free territory population for the last 35 years. The area is well known for it's hog farms which provide an excess above the needs of the local population and are often exported east and west. The region specializes in using pork in main dishes and several regional recipes have been picked up, and featured in some of the finest resturaunts in the capital and in New Averoigne. Since the foundation of the barony, the new Baron, like all the Boldavian nobles has invested in prospecting and exploration of the local mountains to find any mineral resources. There were some existing stone quarries in the mountains established well before the barony was founded. They provide stone preferred by local builders for permanent structures. It does bring some income into the new barony, but pork is king in these parts and this region serves as the source for the pork needs of the north-eastern region of Glantri.

History:
Barons of Kursk

Mikail Zirchevski 1009-

Much like the previously published entry for the Viscounty of Montruex. Kursk was formed near the very end of the Great War, created in the last round of dominion creation by the Council of Princes to help with managing the defenses, finances, and population of Glantri, as well as bringing the Parliment in line with all the Act of Enfiefment of the previous years in which 3 new Principalites were created. Kursk was a natural extension of a hundred and fifty years of expansion and consolidation of the far eastern reaches of Glantri. Much like Montruex, Kursk was a settled area previous to the barony being established and had economic and social framework already in place. As such the transition from Free Territory to Baronial holding was an easy one for the Baron who did not face carving a dominion out of nothing.

In the years since the establishment of the Barony things have been quiet and properous. Trade has increased with the Heldannic Territories as noted in other entries which has brought lots of goods into and through the barony. A fort in the south of the barony is near completion to provide a home base for extended deployments of Glantrian Army units who patrol the east of Glantri. Raids by Ethengarian horsemen were a daily threat but with the presence of of regular troops in the area the threat has decreased, though they still do occur. The Barony is ablely managed by a Flaemish seneshal who is a native of the area. The Baron himself does not interfere or really seem interested in events in the barony, preferring to reside with his family in Glantri City. The people themselves are happy with the situation since the Baron did have the good sense to put someone in charge who was one of them, and understands them.

Notable sites: Pereslavl-Zalessky was the seat of the Free Province of the Eastern Czaikow Hills and for a frontier dominion is a thriving community with merchants from Darokin, the Heldannic Territories, Vestland, and even further flung nations regularly passing through. Goods and services not readily available in many parts of Boldavia are regularly found here.
A new fort is being contructed outside of town which is to house Glantrian army detachments.

Personalities: Baron Mikail Zirchevski (15th Level Wizard, 3rd circle Dracologist, soon will be studying for the 4th circle)
Aalbert-Pieters Van Dijk; Seneshal of Kursk (7th level Wizard)

Coat of Arms: A Red Dragon's head over a black background

Useful links: GPD Sinaria Verlien by Ohad Shaham. (introduced Zirchevski)
Mikail Zirchevski - Micky at the Piazza