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10-23-1997, 08:45 AM #1DarkstarGuest
Adurian Empires #5 - Republic of Li
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Here is the fifth of my Adurian Kingdoms and empires. If I get the time
I will be posting another two by the end of the week, and possible also
the 4th chapter of my birthright story.
Home Page: http://www.box.net.au/~hoss/birth.html
>From the Darkness we came,
and to the Darkness we will return.
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Republic of Lindos
Alignment: Neutral Good
Province Law Temples Guilds Sources
Aras (0/5) OL (0) NTB (0) LT (0) -
Hajji (5/1) OL (3) NTB (5) LT (5) -
Mor -Kiran (1/4)* OL (1)* NTB (1) LT (1) -
Mor - Salmas (1/4)* OL (1)* NTB (0) LT (0) -
Darreh (3/2) OL (1) NTB (2) LT (2) -
Lindos (6/1)* OL (6)* NTB (4) LT (4) -
- KTV (2) UTC (2) -
Dalidag (3/2) OL (2) KTV (1) LT (1) -
- NTB (0) - -
Wavecrest (4/2) OL (3) KTV (3) LT (2) PK (2)
- NTB (1) UTC (2) -
* Fortified holding
Abbreviations: OL = Orenist Lindos (President of Lindos); NTB = Northern
Temple of Brenna (Malbork Koszalinski); LT = Lindos Trading (Harn Jantone);
KTV = Kiskum Temple of Vorynn (Terri the white); UTC = Udine Trading
Consortium (Clavius Grapintus); PK = Petra Koszalinski.
Province/Holdings: Lindos has for many years been ruled by a hereditary
king, but the civil war following the death of the last king led the
kingdom's rulers to instead allow the people to elect their ruler. The
current ruler, Orenist Lindos is the cousin of the last king. He has been
elected for life, and has ruled for the last thirty years.
* Law: The current president controls all the law in Lindos. No other
law holders are permitted.
* Temples: The official religion of Lindos is Brenna, although the
Kiskum temple of Vorynn also control some temple holdings in the
* Guilds: Harn Jantone, one of the richest men in northern Aduria
control most of the guilds, although the Udine trading consortium
holds two small holdings.
* Sources: Petra Koszalinski controls one small source in southern
Regency Generated/Accumulated: 11/19
Treasury: A fairly rich kingdom, thanks to high taxes on guilds and temples
inside its borders. Lindos currently has a treasury of 46 GB's and
generates between 20 and 25 GB's each turn.
Army: Lindos supports a small army of 3 units of spearmen, and two units of
Elite Infantry. They have no navy except for the ships involved in the
trade fleet, which currently consists of 3 large merchant ships, and 10
smaller vessels. These ships are hired to the Lindos Trading guild and
other merchants needing transport.
Regent: Orenist Lindos (MAd; F2; Unblooded; Age 72) is the current
president of Lindos. He came to power after the civil war following the
death of the last king, his cousin. Now an old man he is still well loved
by the people of Lindos and remains a popular ruler. The president of
Lindos is elected for life through popular vote by all the land owners of
Lindos. He is a very good politician and by only taxing the richer
merchants and temples in his kingdom he keeps the people happy.
Unfortunately at the moment there is no good replacement for him, so who
will be chosen as the president to replace him is unknown.
Lieutenants: Inis Lindos (MAd; F5; Unblooded; Age 41), the presidents son
is the only lieutenant. He serves as the general of the army, but is not
well liked by the people. He is a skilled soldier however and does a good
job as general. He is can usually be found in one of the eastern provinces
patrolling the border to protect against raids by the humanoids of the
Important NPCs: Malbork Koszalinski (MVo; Pr, Brenna, 12; Vo, minor, 13;
Age 48) is the descendant of one of the few good aligned Vos to survive the
battle at Deismaar. His ancestors travelled south to the old lands once
controlled by the Vos and have lived here every since. As one of the very
few blooded regents in Aduria he commands a lot of respect from others.
Since he founded the temple of Brenna ten years ago it has expanded to
become the major religion in Lindos.
Petra Koszalinski (FVo; W2; Vo, minor, 8; Age 17) is his young daughter.
Unlike her father she has chosen to become a wizard, a profession that is
unknown in Lindos or Aduria itself. Using books she discovered buried deep
in the city library which had been captured from the Skissshar she has
slowly developed some minor magical skills. Her father has yet to find out
about his daughters pastime, but is unlikely to approve.
Harn Jantone (MAd; T4; Unblooded; Age 56) is one of the richest men in
northern Aduria. His guilds ship large amounts of wine and other
agricultural goods south to the Adurian empire where they sell well. He
currently maintains five large trade routes to Aduria, including two to the
large northern cities of Udine and Bari. Lindos Trading is one of the
oldest guilds in northern Aduria and has been handed down through the
Jantone family since it was founded over five hundred years ago. The
Jantone family has a large mansion outside the city of Lindos and even
maintains its own small army of one unit of Mounted Scouts that is used to
carry messages across Lindos. The soldiers are also part of the main Lindos
army and can be used by the President should more soldiers be needed. Harn
has a large treasury of over 30 GBs at the moment.
Description/History: Lindos is built on what was once the lands belonging
to the Vos tribe. When the Vos and the other tribes fled north the Adurian
empire took control of their lands and Lindos was one of the kingdoms that
they founded. For the first thousand years or so the people of Lindos lived
peacefully farming that fertile land of the east coast of Aduria. Then came
the Skissshar invasion and many of the people of Lindos fled. Unlike
Bir-Warqu to the north the people of Lindos were closer to Aduria and were
warned of the coming attack and able to flee back to the empire before the
invasion came. Once the Skissshar were defeat many who had lived here
returned. Among them was Falamius Lindos, who became the first king of
Lindos. With the land now separate from the Adurian empire it developed
slower than the empire, and even today supports a population not much more
than what existed before the Skissshar invasion.
Fifty years ago following the death of the last king at the hands of an
assassin a civil war broke out between Orenist Lindos and the government
advisors who supported the baby son of the dead king. The Advisors had been
responsible for the death of the king and were attempting to take control
through young prince. Orenist gained the support of the people of Lindos
though and had soon taken control. He did not proclaim himself king however
and instead held an election for the leadership of Lindos which he one.
Since that day the kingdom became the republic of Lindos with a president
instead of a King. To bring it more in line with the Adurian Empire the new
president created a senate to act as his advisors. Unlike the position of
the president with senate is elected every five years, and hold the power
to remove the president from office should it choose to do so.
With the new political system, which is basically a copy of the Adurian
government, the republic has been very peaceful and so far no-one has
Lindos is mainly a trading and farming nation. Made up of large stretches
of grassland and barren plains it is good for herding animals, although not
as good for growing crops. Vineyards also make up a large amount of the
landscape. With the Adurian Empire lying only a short sail to the south
Lindos always has a hungry market for all of its goods. The Adurian empire
imports vast amounts of food and other resources from other nations to
maintains its high population so Lindos has a permanent market for its
food. Because of this the relationship between Lindos and Aduria has become
strong over the years and any invader may also find themselves up against
the Adurian 5th Legion which is based in Solontara to the south.
Grains such as wheat and barley are common in eastern provinces of Lindos,
and sheep and cattle are common in the more barren western provinces.
Provinces: Lindos is another of the coastal provinces that lie along the
east coast of Aduria. To the north lie the larger kingdom of Bir-Warqu, and
to the south is Kiskum.
* Aras (0/5) is the in the far north-west of the republic. It is the
most barren of Lindos's eight provinces actually little more than
desert. Some farmers live in the south of the province, but only a
* Hajji (5/1) lies on Lindos's northern border. It is a heavily
populated farming province and holds the most vineyards in all of
Lindos. A road travels north through Hajji to Bir-Warqu and south to
the city of Lindos.
* Mor-Kiran (1/4) is on the western border of Lindos, south of Aras. It
is also a barren province, although it has proven good for raising
animals and many cattle and sheep farmers live in the province. There
are no major towns here though, and farmers must go to Darreh to the
east to sell their produce.
* Darreh (3/2) to the east of Mor-Kiran is the centre of the sheep farms
of western Lindos. A large town in the middle of the province is the
heart of the farming district and a road to Lindos in the east carry
the produce to the city for transport to Aduria.
* Lindos (6/1) is the capital province of Lindos. A large city of the
same name sits above one of the best harbours in northern Aduria.
Lindos receives the most rain in the whole republic and small rivers
and streams flow across the land. Farming is common in the east of the
province, while the west is covered with the estates of the Lindos
merchants. Roads travelling in all directions carry goods to the city
for transport to the south.
* Mor-Salmas (1/4) is similar to its twin province of Mor-Kiran. It lies
in the south-western corner of Lindos.
* Dalidag (3/2) lies in the south of Lindos. It is mainly covered with
large grain farms, producing food for export to the Adurian empire. A
road travels north to Darreh, and east to Wavecrest. There was also
once a road to the south, but this has since been abandoned after
Kiskum closed its borders.
* Wavecrest (4/2) is in the south-east of the republic. It, like
Dalidag, is mainly a grain farming province. It has a high population
however, like all three of Lindos's coastal provinces and many people
live along the coast.
Allies: Lindos is allied with Aduria, Kiskum, and even Bir-Warqu in the
north, and remains on good relations with almost every other nearby land,
except the Adurian Wastes to the west.
Enemies: By forming an alliance with Aduria, Lindos has positioned itself
as an enemy of Nehalim the large empire to the west. Nehalim however is
more concerned with destroying Aduria at the moment to try to invade
Lindos. Relations with the old Solontara government is also poor, but good
with the newly chosen Adurian Governor of Solontara.
By Ian Hoskins
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