Salviene

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Salviene

Post by CIC - Duke Cicero » Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:45 am

[+] The Land
The coastal province of Salviene consists of rugged hills gradually getting steeper as one travels from the shore to the foothills of the Iron Peaks. Iron is the lifeblood of the land, and its miners drink deeply.
[+] The People
Anuireans comprise the largest ethnic group in Salviene, though all are welcome.
[+] The Economy
In the countryside, most folk work in the iron mines, a dark, damp, and thankless existence. Still, it is the preferred profession of the more honest and upright segment of the population.

In small villages along the coast and in the city, those who long to feel the sea-breeze on their skin make a little life on fishing.

In Salviene city, vice is the major employer. The lawmen who protect and serve (and work over) the outlying mining towns and fishing villages come to the city to spend their hard-earned coin. There is also a small but consistent stream of tourists who visit by boat from Coeranys, where joy is frowned upon and called sin.
[+] Religion
Temples in Salviene are split between The Fortress and Water's Blessing, neither commanding a majority.
[+] Duke Cicero
Duke Cicero recently succeeded Duke Chandol as mayor of Salviene, though depending on who you ask he has had the power all along. Whereas Duke Chandol claimed to be a scion of some Anuirean Ducal family or other, The Duke is a nickname bestowed upon Cicero by his henchmen.

Cicero has been a part of Salviene for as long as any of its human residents can remember. Though his features barely reflect it, he is said to have some elven blood.

In person, Cicero is magnanimous and charming. Though he may lack a certain conventional aesthetic appeal, he makes up for it with an animal magnetism. Witty and wise, he knows just what to say in every occasion. He is an impeccable dresser, favoring darker colors over flamboyantly bright ones. He walks with a limp, leaning on his jeweled cane - a cut black opal is inset on top of it.
[+] The Court
Duke Cicero reigns from the Old Dun Cow tavern in the province's namesake city, Salviene. It isn't the biggest court, but it may be the most fun! Wine, women, gambling - all this and more can be enjoyed on a diplomat's dime.

Duke Cicero is not known to have any living family.

Several capable lieutenants are known to serve the realm:

An unassuming Brecht man, Henrik was not particularly blessed by the gods, but he has fashioned himself into a warrior of no small skill to spite them. It is said he can shave your beard with an arrow from his longbow and not spill a drop of blood. If you're looking to spill some blood though, he's your man for that too. Need a beast or man hunted? Inquire within.

Orgatt the Great and Powerful is intentionally opaque about his origins - to cultivate his mystique - though his appearance suggests a Brecht heritage. Being a master of the Arcane Arts, he has nothing to prove and squabbling over the sources of the land is simply beneath him. Parlor tricks and snake oil, that's where the real money is. Leave the hustle and grind to the Hamam brothers and our benevolent leader the Chimaera. The only literate member of the court, he is fluent in Brecht, Anuirean, Khinasi, and Karamhul.

TBD LT 3
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Duke Cicero
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Re: Salviene

Post by CIC - Duke Cicero » Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:48 am

Anyone with holdings in Salviene, please feel free to add as appropriate. If you do not have holdings in Salviene but want to roleplay an interaction publicly on this thread, please email first or post it in a separate thread.
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Re: Salviene

Post by CIC - Duke Cicero » Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:23 am

While Cicero is thoroughly uninterested in marriage, he is quite willing to provide heirs to any interested female parties. Anyone hoping for a wise or charismatic spawn could do no better, and those dreaming of dexterous and smart spawn could do far worse. Inquiries should be made in person, indiscreetly.
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Re: Salviene

Post by CIC - Duke Cicero » Thu Oct 13, 2022 11:40 am

Turn 2

The indefatigable miners of Salviene have added sulphur to the list of the realm’s exports. While one unit of sulphur every season is reserved for the use of our Lady Danica Kusor, the Duke is entertaining offers for the other.

A new lieutenant has also been recruited from the Brecht Academy, one Lars von Ulrich. He is said to be a highly capable guilder.

The realm thanks the Temple of Water’s Blessing for bringing the blessings of Nesirie to the land this Winter.
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Re: Salviene

Post by CIC - Duke Cicero » Wed Oct 26, 2022 6:30 am

The spring sees little change in Salviene; the smallfolk continue their sad little lives, enriching the city and its purveyors of entertainment. Again, the Duke and his many lieutenants are off in foreign lands most of the season, though they turn their attention to local concerns by the end.

The Duke was surely motivated by the opportunity to fight the undead in Baruk-Azhik, but the journey was quite fruitful aa well. Word is spread that a treasure-finding ring (+1) and a book ok Weaponsmithing are now for sale to the highest reasonable bidder.

Tasha, the speaker of Nesirie who serves the court, has not been seen publicly in the last few weeks and rumor has it she suffered a blow from some sort of magical beast.
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Re: Salviene

Post by CIC - Duke Cicero » Wed Oct 26, 2022 12:51 pm

Through Nesirie’s grace it seems Tasha has pulled through her injury and emerged all the stronger! Truly, the land and its people continue to be blessed by Lady Nesirie!
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Re: Salviene

Post by CIC - Duke Cicero » Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:10 am

Summer passes without incident in Salviene, local issues being addressed by both the court and outside adventurers.

Cicero is now at risk of his men calling him Librarian rather than Duke - in addition to the tome on weaponsmithing, he’s now said to possess one on hunting as well, with little intention of reading it.
Duke Cicero
Mayor of Salviene

A man so deep, he's almost unfathomable!
A man so quick, he's even fast asleep!

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