Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Lands of Light: Southern Leonais.

The Leonais of sophisticated cities, high culture, and great old families--or so it likes to imagine itself.  The truth, as always, is more complicated.  Southern Leonais boasts of its ancient heritage, of being the old home of the Holy Emperors, and so it is--but it also a land of blood feuds, of schemes, and of a dozen petty kingdoms that had to be forcefully united under the Pescheours' rule, by force, by marriage, and by trickery.  A land of wealth and trade, yes--but also a land that has seen invasion from the Free Cities, the Easter King and the Lands of Night. And above all a land where loyalty to the Pescheours is perhaps not so great as the Oaken Throne would imagine...

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