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Nordalfheim (Elven Kingdom of)

Location: Continent of Brun, southeast of Alpha, facing the New Alphatian Sea. NW

Area: 3,486 sq. mi. (9,030 sq. km.).

Population: 4,800, roughly 77% elves, 18% humans and 4% other demihumans (in Laran only), 1% intelligent woodland creatures.

Languages: Elvish (Callarii, Shiye, Alfheim and Vyalia dialects), Thyatian, Alphatian, Fairy Tongue.

Coinage: Golden leaf (gp), silver acorn (sp); barter common.

Taxes: Gifts of the trees (special: see under Land).

Government Type: Monarchy (independent elven dominion: the king is advised by the clanmasters).

Industries: Hunting, Crafts (woodworking, leatherworking, goldcraft).

Important Figures: Elarianthas Blackblade (King), Thyandros (Blackblade Clanmaster), Taragin Oakbranch (Lightseeker Clanmaster), Renshiye (Shalidye Clanmaster), Sythandria (Mythuinn Clanmistress), Shelingar (Lightseeker Clanholder).

Flora and Fauna: The elven Kingdom of Nordalfheim (formerly known as the Barony of Ironwood) consists mostly of a large evergreen ancient forest and also comprises a narrow area of plains near the coast of the New Alphatian Sea. The elves don't cultivate the land extensively, but rely on the fruits and the products of the forest and on the game that lives inside it; small kitchen gardens can be found near the coastline. The animals commonly encountered in Ironwood are bears, deer, elk, moose, wild boars and wolves. The land is a haven for sylvan races and has been totally purged of the humanoid tribes that once lived here (though they continue to live in the nearby mountains and hills in the north). A clan of treants and centaurs also live here in a special protected zone of the forest, as well as some unicorns, fairy folk, hsiao and metamorphs. Creatures such as basilisks, gorgons, chimerae, decapuses and monstrous plants have been spotted throughout the dominion.

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

Last Year's Events: None to report.