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  • Alba

    h1. Kingdom of Alba h2. History of Alba In the summer of 839, Orcish raiders killed the Mountain Dwarf Kings Eogan mac Aonghaisa of Fortriu, and Aed mac Boanta of Dal Riata. A dwarven fighter, Cinaed Mac Alpin spent the next eight years uniting the …

  • Clan Marr

    h2. Heraldry The colours of Clan Marr are Blue and Yellow. The symbol is a stag. h2. Holdings The holdings of Clan Marr follow the Dee and Don river valleys in southern [[Alba | Alba]], between the Grampian and Cairngorn Mountains. The seat of …

  • Obar Dheathain

    h1. Obar Dheathain h2. Geography A busy harbour city dug in to a craggy hillock where the Dee and Don rivers meet the Eastern Sea. A poorly used road leads north to [[Clan Marr | Clan Marr]] lands. Another road follows the coast east through …

  • The Ythan Moors

    The Ythan Moors lie between Clan Buchan and the city of [[Obar Dheathain | Obar Dheathain]] along the coast of the Eastern Sea. The moors are drained by the river Ythan, which is a swift and rocky river, reliably crossable in three places: * The …

  • Coins in Brythonia

    No kingdom in Brythonia has a functional enough economy to mint coins and maintain standard value. Most trade is conducted through barter. Clans for the dwarves, and other family and fealty systems for other races provide for their own. This is not to …

  • Economy in Brythonia

    Two centuries of invasion by the Orcs have reduced Brythonia, and [[Alba | Alba]] in particular to relying on barter instead of coins to run the economy. There is simply no sustainable industry, or merchant guilds that have survived the onslaught. …

  • Clans of Alba

    The chief unit of dwarven society is the clan, and dwarves highly value social standing. Even dwarves who live far from their own kingdoms cherish their clan identities and affiliations. Dwarves cherish their clan identities and affiliations, recognize …

  • Cities in and near Alba

    * *Breichin*: _(in the south)_ Seat of Clan Aonghais. A Bishop’s seat; site of the Lodge of Conjuration. Majority Mountain Dwarf. * *Cathair Luail*: _(in the west, Mercia)_ Former seat of (ancient) Human Kingdom of Rheged (last existed in the 8th century …

  • The Old Faith

    The Old Faith believes in a multitude of Gods, Spirits and Fairies. The Old Faith was practiced in ancient Odygia, and was the faith of the Elves and Dwarves prior to the arrival of Aedonite proselytes from the west. The Old Faith does not recognize …

  • Bishops of Alba

    The Bishops are the organizational heart and leadership of the [[Aedonism | Aedonite]] faith. In [[Alba | Alba]], each bishop serves as a local ruler as far as the clergy are concerned. They determine orthodoxy of prayer and ritual, implement policy, and …

  • Birness Monastery

    Birness Monastery is a well fortified monastic community in the east of Clan Buchan. The [[The Ythan Moors | Ythan Moors]] lie between Birness and [[Obar Dheathain | Obar Dheathain]]. It was well known for its wool and fabric production, but has also been …

  • Clan Buchan

    h2. Heraldry The colours of Clan Buchan are black and green. The symbol of Clan Buchan is the sun, and a sunflower. h2. Holdings The holdings of Clan Buchan are the southernmost in Alba, being largely the lands east of the Ythan River and South …

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