Vymarch
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Major Settlements: Valamere.

Geography


Physical Geography

The most northerly of the nations of the Fringe, Vymarch is also the wildest. Blanketed in dense, evergreen forest, it may be rich with life but to the average traveller it might just as well be as barren as the Blasted Land to the east.

Political Geography

Being the youngest, and least influential of the nations of the Fringe has ironically been a saving grace for Vymarch, because the Cult's assets are still limited, and they have seen little need for much more than a token presence in the wilds of Vymarch. Some say this is because of Archal Deadeye's fear of the vymbird, the native bird of prey that legend says took his eye, but while this gives the common folk heart, most realize that it is only a matter of time before the yolk of the cult hangs heavy upon even Vymarch's scattered populace.

When the Cult broke the armies of the north Vymarch was left unable to defend itself, but the subjugation of Dalasoere took time, and this gave the peoples of Vymarch valuable reprieve. Many townships had time to vanish into the endless forests of Vymarch, or even cross the straits into Hardt, while others buried their valuables in secret where they could not be siezed, and built secret chambers in their homes to hide fray. Much of the wealth of the Jaronites was smuggled out of the nation or hidden, and Tristessa had time to solidify her control of the realm in the wake of her father's death, and turn over the realm to the Cult when they arrived, with a minimum of bloodshed.

For their compliance, the folk of Vymarch have - so far - been granted an unprecedented freedom to govern themselves, under the watchful eye of Sanak Madigus. Tristessa remains a figurehead ruler, and those in positions of power remain largely in place, though the military and faith have been supplanted by the Cult. While she must run all major decisions past the Sanak, he has left the day to day rule of Vymarch untouched. Perhaps this complacency on the part of the Cult is down to thin assets, or perhaps Madagus is lulling the population of Vymarch into a sense of complacency. Still, more than a handful are still dragged screaming to the black altars, and all must still offer thanks and supplication to the Dark King, and succour to his agents.

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Flora and Fauna

Popular legend has it that Archal Deadeye lost his famous eye to a vymbird, a small bird of prey native to the Vymarch area. The creatures are known for attacking the eyes - many say that they are so territorial that even the sight of their own reflection in a human eye drives them into a rage - so the tale is not entirely impossible, though if it's true Deadeye will certainly be distancing himself from so inglorious a truth.

Notable Individuals

Tristessa, Lady of Vymarch
The Lady Tristessa has inherited her once noble and proud land in what is perhaps it’s direst hour

Madagus, Sanak of Vymarch
Few people doubt the power of Sanak Madagus, and he is one of the most cunning and ruthless of all the Sanak of the Fringe, but he remains only a power in Vymarch, and not the power as he would dearly like. Despite his treachery, his brutality and his cunning he has not been able to crush the resistance or the people of Vymarch’s spirit beneath his boot and this infuriates him.

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The Nations of the Fringe
The Blasted Land, Helvar, The Bricetaine Isles, Maldare, Dalasoere, Vymarch, Illthendor, Hardt
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