THE FOUR DUCHIES : MORANON
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4-a/THE DUCHY OF MORANON
South And West of the Enclave, the Duchy of MORANON is generally considered the most powerful and rich, because the Gate of ARGYL is located on its Land and because it is the Duchy that has the most commercial contacts with lands outside of the Enclave.
The borders are the ARAD LUNON on north. This is the biggest mountain range inside the Enclave, with the highest peak of the basin, the LUNON. The border follows the river ARIOS up to the ASYR lake.
The eastern border follows the river TAIN and crosses south through the southern part of the ELKANDE forest. The southern Border is the uncrossable mountain range of EMIN DUATH.
The Main features of the Duchy are the ASYR lake, a quiet body of water where navigation is common as the easiest trade route between the Duchies, and fishing provides for a great income to the border cities. The river LYROS comes south from the ASYR, to the mountains, disappearing underground at the Gate of ARGYL.
The forest of FOLESDRON is the biggest forest in the Enclave, a perfect reserve of wild game for hunting, but accounting also for many disappearances in its many thickets.
South of the ARAD LUNON lie the hills of ERMIN DELAS, famous for their cattle.
The three main cities of the Duchy are:
DOLVIR. The capital of MORANON is located at the mouth of the LYROS when it comes out of the ASYR lake. It is famous for its Cathedral, SAINT TARPEION. It is home of the Duke's palace. The current Duke is ALTOR II. Dolvir has a population of 50000 people. It is a city that thrives on being a model for other cities in the Enclave. Therefore it is a display of maginificent buildings and stern and impressive public constructions. its inhabitants are reputed all over the Enclave as snobs, considering themselves as part as the only true advanced city of the Enclave. They also benefit from all the trade coming from outside of the Enclave. Therefore they meet more foreigners and have more cultural exchanges than the rest of the Enclave. This adds to their feeling of elitism. Dolvir is also famous for its banks. One of the greatest developments of Jesuanism is a banking system conducted by the order of the Church Knights. Originating in Etorsas, it has found quick development in areas where Jesuanism is strong and thus mainly in Galvir and in the Enclave. They have developped a system of credit letters that allow people to travel without having to carry huge sum of moneys and use special paper to get money from different banks all along their way. Such banks are present all over the Enclave but the min branches are all present in Dolvir, displaying their efficiency through offices located in magnificent palaces.
BREMON is a major commercial city on the plain of Moranon. Center for the trade coming from the different areas, the skins and game from Folesdron, Cattle from Ermin Delas and the farm products from the plains.
ARGYL is the most famous city in the Enclave. It is the home of the Gate, the only location where it is possible to exit the enclave It houses the castle of the high Warden and fortress of ARGYL. It is peculiar for being split, two fortresses watching each other: the high warden fortress belonging to Ardun empire and the fortress of the guard belonging to the duke of Moranon.
ARGYL is a city where merchant caravans stop and most of the traders entering the enclave do not travel further, that is why the markets at Argyl are the biggest in the enclave, accounting for 80% of the trade between the outside countries and the Enclave. It is also a city famous for its leisure, from gambling to prostitution and taverns, in a way that is most of the time disapproved of in the rest of the Enclave. It thus makes for a great travel destination for citizen of the Enclave who wish to experience some thrills and wild distractions.
The Ermin Delas has several villages and a small city called TEBILAS.
A border city located on the south bank of the ARIOS is CONDEIX.
Other cities are
PANARON near the Folesdron forest.
TROLAM on the Tain river, with a major castle protecting the border
KARDELLE, housing one of the main fortresses on the duchy, and watching the border with Gorvanon.
Productions of MORANON are : Iron, copper silver and Gold in the mountains, Cheese, milk, meat (Cow, Sheep, Goats, pigs), Wheat, Corn, Oats, Apples and Cider, Beer, Wild game, Furs, Vegetables, Timber.
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