Freehold of Arkadia
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Capitols: Falken and Larken (populations; 9,000\7,000).
Human Population: 96,000 (86% Vaas, 11% Iskari, 3% other)
Demi-humans: 7,000 (30% dwarves, 25% elves, 25% halflings, 20% gnomes)
Humanoids: few
Government: Freehold
Current Leader: Viscount Innis Dragonsbane
Coat of Arms: a black ram on a purple and ermine field
Imports: vegetables, grain, crafts
Exports: gold, iron, stone, livestock

The freehold of Arkadia is a small, independant settlement, located in the Irondale region, near the northern shores of the Almyron Sea.


Arkadia is one of two freeholds in Irondale, a fiercely-contested region lodcated between the nations of Derianor and Elyria. For many years, Arkadia has been in a state of allmost constant hostilities with her neighbor; theFreehold of Gr├╝enwald.

There are two major villages in the freehold; Falken and Larken, which are named for the two sons of the original Lord who was granted the freehold by the king of Elyria.

The freehold of Arkadia, like her eastern sister state, is much more autonomous and powerful than other freeholds located elsewhere. In fact, the leaders of the freehold sit on royal council meetings, voice their interests on policy to the monarch of Elyria, and wield heavy influence there.

The Viscount of Arkadia can wield nearly 2,000 troops in time of war.

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HISTORY


Arkadia was founded 800 years ago by a Vaas Noble Lord named Falken Arkad. After his death, his son Larken took over the freehold, and the House of Arkad ruled the region for many years thereafter.

During the Tunston Uprising, the House of Arkad was destroyed and the Freehold was taken over by the House of Dragonsbane.