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Hjolvar
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Capital
Government
Monarchy

Imports
Cloth, spices, foodstuffs, tools and clothing
Exports
Timber, fish and pelts
GB Income
2 GB
RP Income
12 RP
GB Expenses
? GB (Army GB; Fortifications GB; Court GB; Ports and Shipyards GB)
Treasury
3 GB
Acc. Regency
10 RP
Kopingdal ( )

[top]Introduction

Status: Recommended
The settlement at Kopingdal is the only truly populated region of this forested realm so far from the homelands of the Rjurik people. Founded only recently, Hjolvar has yet to grow into a truly modern Rjurik state.

[top]Life and Society

[top]The Land

[top]Belik

Belik is

[top]Djurik

Djurik is

[top]Freikstaad

[top]Hruthjik

[top]Junfjor

[top]Kopingdal

[top]Svinoy Island

[top]Tarlhaas

[top]Vaaltrand

[top]History

Rjurik mariners searching for the freedom to explore, hunt and live without the trappings of civilization have spread their culture far beyond the Taelshore - to places like Thaele, Hjorig and Hjolvar. The settlement of Kopingdal at the north end of the Spearmarches was one such settlement. For generations, Rjurik (and some Brecht) traders and fishermen have lived in small settlements in this sheltered bay. Many were refugees fleeing Anuirean domination and looking for a truly Rjurik land. Over time it developed into a prosperous settlment, a stop-over between the Great Bay and the Anuirean Empire. This wealth, as well cash generated by gathering pelts and timber for export (and also raided Brechtur occasionally), making it a continually target for the goblins of Urga-Zai who controlled the surrounding forests and mountains. Despite growing defenses, Kopingdal has been destroyed by the Urga-Zai goblins on numerous occasions, usually the inhabitants would flee to temporary camps on Svinoy Island to return to the mainland the next season.

[top]Political

The clans of Hjolvar have always elected a Jarl from amongst them to be their spokesperson and leader in times of war. About 20 years ago, a charismatic young Jarl, Uldviik, proclaimed himself King of Hjolvar and set about to transform the settlement into a true Rjurik kingdom. The King has encouraged settlement of the surrounding provinces and has begun to set up jarldoms and outposts throughout the realm. He has had great success so far, but many in Kopingdal fear that a major invasion by Urga-Zai could destroy all of that in a single swoop. Pessimists say that the coming of that invasion is only a matter of time.
Most of the jarldoms remain directly controlled by the king. Djurik and Hruthjik have had jarls appointed, but they have only made the first tentative moves to develop their provinces.

[top]Important Figures

[top]Plots and Rumours

[top]Domain Holding Table


Domain Table: Hjolvar
ProvinceLawTempleGuildSource
Belik (0/7)Ul (0)ES (0)
Djurik (1/6)Ul (1)Ul (1)
Freikstaad (0/7)Ul (0)ES (0)
Hruthjik (1/6)Ul (1)ES (1)Gu (1)
Junfjor (0/7)
Kopingdal(4/3)Ul (2)ES (2)Ul (2)
Svinoy Island (1/6)Ul (1)Ul (1)
Dj (0)
Tarlhaas (0/7)
Vaaltrand (0/7)ES (0)
Abbreviations: Ul = Uldviik Varrigsson (Hjolvar); Gu = Guthvar Gunnersson; ES = Emerald Spiral (Gretta Seligsdotter); Dj = Djarik Olafsson

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