Alveron
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Capitol: Alenthas (population: 84,000)
Population: 1,875,000 (83% Aeryn, 9 % Vaas 5% Amari, 3% other)
Demi-humans: 83,000 (30% dwarves, 35% elves, 10% halflings, 25% gnomes)
Humanoids: few
Government: Monarchy (currently ruled by the Alomir Dynasty)
Current Leader: King Galadren IV
Coat of Arms: a red and yellow sunburst over a quartered blue and white field
Exports: stone, gold, grain, herbs, cloth


Alveron is the largest Rynnish nation and the strongest kingdom of the West; it is located in the Moors region.


Borders


Alveron's eastern border with the Borderlands is the River Cyr; its western border with Erindar is the Anglarand River. The Kingdoms's northern border with Ammarind is the Amari River; and its southern borders with Orel are the Trusk Mountains. Alveron constantly patrols its eastern border with the treacherous, orc-infested region known as the Borderlands. Luckily, Alveron's western, southern, and northern neighbors are all strong allies.

Politics


The current ruler of Alveron is King Galadren IV, who is the 44th ruler of the long and distinguished Alomir Dynasty. King Galadren rules the kingdom from the Raven Throne, located in the great hall of the enormous fortress of Castle Myrdon. The Castle is located in the center of Alveron's capitol; Alenthas. Politically, Alveron is a monarchy, but local and administrative rule is sub-divided into 24 Duchies and 187 Baronies, all of whom are ruled by powerful Vassal Lords, un-waveringly loyal to the throne.

Military


Alveron is a nation of great fortresses and fortified cities. It has to be, for along its eastern border is the most common invasion route known by the Dark Lord of the East. For millennia, the nation's enemies have constantly pushed west across the Saugreth-Muir Mountains and threatened its native peoples. This is why Alveron's cities are vertifible fortresses, and the reason the kingdom garrisons so many keeps and castles throughout its territory. For over a thousand years, Alveron has taken the mantle as 'Defender of the West." As a result of maintaining guard over the tyranny of the East, Alveron has a powerful army. For its protection, Alveron has a large standing army of 17,000 well-trained, heavily armed soldiers. But in times of war, the Kingdom can muster well over 80,000 troops, due to large noble contingents. As the first line of defense against an eastern invasion, so it has many fortifications including; Castle Cräe, Castle Dunhaven, Castle Kraag, Anderlyn Keep, Kelburn Keep, Tregard Keep, and Westgard Keep.

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Climate: Most of the realm is made up rolling hills, sharp valleys, and grassy, high, windswept plains. The climate of Alveronis usually damp and foggy, because of its location, and the chilly winds off the mountains, give a dampness that outsiders find distressing.

Life & Society


Most Rynnish folk are farmers or stonemasons. The economy is driven by the large stone quarries in the country, as well as her fertile farmlands. Other sources of wealth include rich gold mines, and a well-respected armor-making industry. Other sources of wealth include several large timberlands which yield a prosperous lumber trade.

Geography


Kingswood: large woodland region in central Alveron, the forest runs south slightly past the Kingsway road, near the city of Anderlyn. The forest is named for the kings of Alveron who originally owned the lands.

Moss Hills: small hilly region in northern Alveron, known for its rugged hills covered with heavy vines and mosses. The area is sparsely populated and barely traversable. The Traders Road passes through these hills on its route between the cities of Gresham and Atharavon.

Shady Forest: large woodland region in the realm of Alveron. This forest is not as large as the Kingswood, but is quite dense and overgrown.

Whisperwood: large forest patrolled by the Grey Watchers and thought to be sparsely inhabited; except for scattered settlements of Wood-Elves and fairy folk.

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Important Sites


Alathar: (population: 15,000) mixed elvish and human trading town on the east banks of the Anglarand River, near the northern edge of the Melinar Forest. The town sits on the border Alveron and Melinarë; so many humans and elves come here to trade.

Alenthas: (population: 84,000) capitol city of Alveron, built upon the site of the former city of Arynäe, the capitol of the Ravinian Empire. Alenthas is the largest city of the West, and its cultural center. Alenthas is currently governed by Duke Edrenn Avanti.

Anderlyn: (population: 27,000) important trading center and third largest city in Alveron, located in the central region of the kingdom. The city is currently governed by Duke Ectovar Morrë.

Baryn Valley: site of a brutal battle fought in 35/5 during the Unification Wars, between the forces of the kingdom of Alveron and a large army of orcs.

Border Road: Road that runs south from the Rynnish capitol of Alenthas to Westgard Keep, where it intersects with the Stoneway leading to Gwynne, and the Oramar Road to Orel.

Castle Kraag: large fortress located in the western region of the Kingdom of Alveron, on the Kingsway, halfway between the cities of Elsidar and Anderlyn. The castle was built by the Ravinian Empire in the Fifth Age, and serves Alveron as an important western garrison and supply post for allied armies moving east along the Kingsway in time of war.

Castle Myrdon: Located on a broad hill in the center of the city of Alenthas, this greatest of Corwyn’s western castles was once the Imperial Palace of Empress Ravinia.

Corrensyr: Site of a battle in 610/5, between the Ravinian Empire and a large army of orcs sent by Sorimmar.

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East Road: (Sorcerer’s Road) this road of paved black cinders runs east from the City of Alenthas through the Borderlands, past Vanguard Keep, to the mountain fortress of the Salkröth.

Holt: (population: 36,000) second largest city in the realm of Alveron, located in the western-most region of the kingdom along the eastern banks of the Anglarand River. Elsidar is governed by Duke Harwin Kofaro.

Kelburn: (population: 21,000) the fourth largest city in Alveron, located along a western branch of the River Cyr, northwest of Alenthas. Kelburn is governed by Duke Calen Northorn.

Kelburn Keep: Large fortress guarding the entrance to the city of Kelburn, built in the late Sixth Age by the kingdom of Alveron. The keep is located on a hill south of the city and guards the Cyr River crossing and the Amar Road to the Ammarindi city of Atharavon.

Kelburn Road: road that runs southwest from the Rynnish city of Kelburn to the city of Anderlyn, where it intersects the Kingsway.

Krell: Site of a critical battle in 674/6, during the War of Crows.

Marigold: (pop:17,300) Fifth largest city of Alveron, located on the kingdom's western border with Erindar.

Ralansyr: Site of an important battle during the Unification Wars

Raven Throne: the name of the royal seat of the kingdom of Alveron and the Ravinian Empire. The Raven Throne is located under the Imperial Dome, within the fortress of Castle Myrdon.

Thürdrum: site of an crucial battle during the War of the Melanthir; where Alokkair was captured.

Westburg: (population: 6,000) large town located in a small mountain valley of the Trusk Mountains.

Westgard Keep: crucial southern border outpost of Alveron, located at the important junction of the Stoneway, the Rin Falar Road, and the Border Road. The keep is commanded by Baron Zoren Kildare.

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Local History


The first united Aeryn nation and the first of seven western kingdom founded by the seven Champions. The Kingdom of Alveron was founded in 7/4 by King Eradan Myrnäe after the First Alliance’s victory over Alokkair during the War of the Melanthir. The kingdom is centrally located in the Moors, west of the Saugreth-Muir.

The major cities of Alveron are: Alathar, Anderlyn, Elsidar, Holt, Kelburn, and Marigold. The coat of arms of Alveron consists of a red and yellow sunburst over a quartered blue and white field. For 1,915 years, Alveron was ruled by the Myrnäe Dynasty, and sixty-three kings sat upon the royal throne in Castle Myrdon. King Elgor Myrnäe II of Alveron was father to the Immortal Empress Ravinia, and later died during the Unification Wars to ensure her place on the Raven Throne.

Alveron was a vital province of the Ravinian Empire during the Imperial period. In fact Castle Myrdon was expanded and rebuilt under the Empire and became the Imperial Palace and home to the imperial Raven Throne for over 600 years. The kingdom collapsed, along with the Ravinian Empire during the Cataclysm in 625/5, but was rebuilt by King Myonen Alomir, whose descendants still rule the kingdom of Alveron today. Throughout the entire Sixth Age, Alveron has kept the evil of the East at bay, and, even today, the kingdom is the mightiest military power and stalwart defender of freedom in the West.

The realm of Alveron was rebuilt in the early Sixth Age by Lord Myonen Alomir; a hero of the War of the Cataclysm and the senior surviving Rynnish noble at its conclusion. Under King Myonen and his descendants, the Alomir Dynasty has ruled the kingdom up through the present day. Alenthas; the capitol city of Alveron was once the Imperial Ravinian capitol city of Arynäe, which was destroyed during the war as well. The Alomir Dynasty slowly rebuilt the realm into a great power over the Sixth Age, and had always upheld Myonen’s dying decree that his kingdom would be the ‘Defender of the West.’ The lands of Alveron are so strongly associated with the King Myonen that they are sometimes called Myodeth; meaning ‘Lands of Myonen’ in the Rynnish tongue. Because of Myonen’s mandate, the Rynnish kings have always kept a strong military at their disposal, and have strongly garrisoned the eastern outposts in the Borderlands for the same reason.

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For the first few centuries of the Sixth Age, the Rynnish held to their ideals and fortified their outposts and kept vigil on the East, but as time went on, their level of attention slackened. By 652/6, the Salkröth battlement guarding the main passage through the Saugreth-Muir fell into disrepair, and by 665/6 Sorimmar’s orcs had captured it, killing King Thelodren and his son Koradren in the process. Between 670-674/6, Alveron was a key player in the War of Crows, and her armies drove Sorimmar’s orcs from the West in the Battle of Krell. Alveron again went to war in 952/6, entering the War of the Forgotten King on the side of Ammarind against both Erindar and Elyria. Alveron came to the aid of her ally Valdor in 1089/6, during the War of Three Kings, and defeated the Janäedrans. Alveron again defeated the Janäedrans in 1237/6, for the same reason. Most recently, Alveron has entered the Morgoth War on a bad note. At the Battle of Orso last year, her southern army was nearly annihilated and now another eastern invasion by Sorimmar’s orc legions seems certain.