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Leeha (Shire of)

Location: Continent of Brun, on the western coast of the Great Bay. NW

Area: 998 sq. mi. (2,585 sq. km.).

Population: 6,900.

Languages: Lalor, Alphatian (Alphan dialect).

Coinage: Barter mostly, otherwise Alphatian Standard: crown (gp), mirror (sp), judge (cp).

Taxes: 20% collected twice a year.

Government Type: Democracy; elected clan representatives (clanmasters) advise an elected sheriff (count).

Industries: Agriculture, fishing.

Important Figures: Shaedrik Divotfoot (Sheriff).

Flora and Fauna: Leeha's rolling hills are forested with a mixture of evergreens, oak, maple, hickory, elm and ash in the southeast. Thickets, brambles and ferns are common beneath the taller evergreens. The forested areas abound with wildlife and wild animals can be encountered away from the settlements. The forests give way to gentle rolling fields and meadows filled with wildflowers and fruit trees, as well as crops. Streams are smaller and gentler in the fields that make up the heart of the shire. There's also an inland swamp near the Gulf of Leeha; quicksand is a deadly peril found amongst the peat bogs here. Twisted and stunted trees give shelter to all types of swamp denizens, monsters included.

Further Reading: CM1 Test of the Warlords, Dawn of the Emperors boxed set, previous almanacs.

Last Year's Events: A hin expedition from Leehashire toured the Fives Shires, sparking the Five Shires' interest in Leeha and the world at large.