The people of Nyrond have long dwelt in the wide plains of Old Aerdy West between the Franz River to the west and Harp River in the east. Most of the humans of Nyrond are of Oeridian heritage. But, there is also a strong Suel influence in the south and a mix Flan from the region’s original inhabitants. High elves dwell on the fringes of the Gamboge Forest, with their wood elf cousins abiding in the deeper reaches of the woods and in the Celadon Forest to the southeast. Gnomes and dwarves populate the warrens and caverns of the Flinty Hills, lending mineral wealth to the kingdom’s economy. The modern day kingdom stretches from the waters of Relmor Bay to the open fields east of the Gamboge. The Kingdom of Nyrond is a vast land with much potential.
The kingdom is a feudal monarchy, ruled by King Lynwerd since 586 CY after his father, King Archbold abdicated. He, with his wife, Queen Xenia, who married in 594, governs a troubled land from the capital city of Rel Mord. Recent history has seen military clashes with the Great Kingdom in the late 570s nearly bankrupting the nation, the Greyhawk Wars decimating the country’s armies, and in 595 CY, the king’s younger brother, the evil Prince Sewarndt, seized control of Rel Mord and other key cities in a short, yet frightening and rapid coup.
With the Black Prince deposed and Lynwerd back on the throne, Nyrond faces yet another period of rebuilding as it strengthens its borders to secure its interior. Whispers of the Black Prince’s brief rule still echo through the kingdom’s thorps and manors. Religious tensions with an aggressor nation still loom in the north. A tyrant broods in the east, while an army of monstrous marauders and an angry green dragon press against the Flinty Hills. And pirates continue to vex the waters of Relmor Bay, more active than ever.
Despite these tribulations, the Kingdom of Nyrond cleaves to its old traditions of good and honor. It is still a place of adventure, a land of heroes, and a bastion of good in a world of dark threats.
The provinces of Nyrond, and the capital of each province, are:
- Justcrown Province – Rel Mord (also the capital of the kingdom)
- County of Gamboge – Borneven
- County of Brackenmoor – Beetu
- County of Eventide – Shantadern
- County of Mowbrenn – Mowbrenn
- Duchy of Flinthill – Arndulanth
- Duchy of Womtham – Womtham
- Duchy of Oberend – Hendrenn Halgood
- Duchy of Woodwych – Woodwych
- Duchy of Korenflass – Oldred
- Duchy of Almor – Mithat
- Woodverge Province – Midmeadow