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Sonnenfeld (Barony of)
Location: Continent of Brun, northeast of Oceansend, on the western shore of the New Alphatian Sea. NW
Area: 499 sq. mi. (1,290 sq. km.).
Coinage: Oceansend Standard: heart (gp), blade (sp), wall (cp).
Taxes: 25% income tax, collected yearly.
Government Type: Independent barony.
Industries: Horses, birds of prey, hunting, craft (fletchers & bowyers).
Important Figures: Fergus (Baron).
Flora and Fauna: Sonnenfeld comprises a few bogs along the southern border with the Tranquil Swamp, but for the rest it consists of rolling hills, which are great pastures for the horses tended here. Near the southern and eastern borders with the swamp many birches and willow trees grow, and many flocks of birds also live in Sonnenfeld's territory. This game, the horses and the birds of prey (like hawks and sparrow hawks) raised and trained here are the main resources of the country, since the farmlands to the north produce barely enough food to support the needs of the populace. Wild monsters living in the swamp (like crocodiles, serpents, giant fish and carnivorous plants) prey on the hunters who venture there to catch ducks, hens, coots and such.
Coats of Arms: Baron Fergus: A golden thistle on a field of crimson; Barony of Sonnenfeld: A golden horse's head in profile (facing right) on a green background.
Further Reading: CM1 Test of the Warlords, previous almanacs.
Last Year's Events: Fergus withdrew his support to Dikhoff when he learned of its alliance with the Heldannic Knights, but when the involvement of Thyatis was uncovered in the conflict Sonnenfeld reinstated its support, probably too late to stop a Thyatian takeover of all the baronies were it not for the infighting that spread within the short-lived Thyatian-backed coalition.