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  • Durance

    h1. Durance Durance is one of the oldest of the modern states of Estermarch, and the most populous of them. It is a semi-constitutional feudal monarchy, in which the royal family acts as the prime minister over a House of Lords that write most …

  • Capital City

    The City of Durance - known today by most locals as simply "Capital City" - was first founded by the original exiles of Fallcrest in 1052, and built from the start to serve as a royal capital. Its name means "We Endure" in the High Zayathine tongue, …

  • Dynehof

    h1. _Dynehof, Gateway to the North_ County seat of [[Carmitru County]]. Dynehof is one of the oldest cities in Durance, originally settled by Estermarii warbands prior to the establishment of the country. For all that history, however, very little …

  • Harzwald

    h1. _Harzwald, The Vigil City_ Harzwald is Durance's primary east coast harbor, and second-largest city in the country. Today, it additionally hosts a major fortress of the Confederate Navy, [[Fort Wardawn]]. Harzwald was founded in the late …

  • Port Easter

    h1. _Port Easter, The Old Grey City_ Port Easter, lying in Durance's new southern territories, stands unique among the southern cities in that it predates the 70-year-old resettlement bargain. Once, it was called Brother's Crossroads, one of the many …

  • Ryazan

    h1. _Ryazan, the Brewery_ Ryazan is an old, but not particularly populous, city built along the shores of the White Lake. The lake's beauty is well-known throughout Durance, making the city a popular stop for the well-to-do as a vacation spot (even …

  • Rivne

    h1. _Rivne, Gateway to the South_ Rivne was founded in approximately 2035 to help support the need of the Durance government to monitor trade coming across their southern border from the nations of Amberfeld, Ibermanse, and Ymirholme. It went from a …

  • Trsk

    h1. _Trsk, City of the Noblemaker_ Trsk was founded very recently in the year 2045 as part of the House of Lords' annual spring legislative session that saw what was then known as the Sudson Region formed into Durance's 13th proper county under the …

  • Stary Khaper

    h1. _Stary Khaper, The Paradise City_ Stary Khaper was one of the first major settlements founded by Durance after the conclusion of the Last War in the 1980s. It is the county seat of House Olomouc, and thanks in large part to the thousands of acres …

  • Dorostrita

    Near the northern edge of Durance, this region is owned by the remnants of House Solomos, an ancient and one-respected family as old as the nation itself. The region itself is uncooperative and infested with bandits. Once, the town of Dorostrita was …

  • Valentine Solomos

    Phase One: Early Days Valentine was raised by his loving (but fiscally incompetent) aunt and drunken, mean-spirited uncle. His father did not want to deal with the stresses of running a noble house, particularly one so fallen, so he stayed off at war, …

  • Jordan Worth

    Jordan Worth, 48, first of his name, has been the King of Durance since 2032 Z.R. Though not born the crown prince, Jordan inherited the throne from his uncle, Darko Worth, who passed away with no male heirs. Jordan is the child of King Wilhelm Worth' …

  • Riley Worth

    Riley is the 16 year old crown prince of the nation of Durance, and twin brother of Tereza Worth. He is the son of King Jordan and Queen Dianamh Worth. However, unlike his strong-willed father and sister, Riley seems to have inherited none of his …

  • Ivanhoe Voronkov

    Lord Ivanhoe is the middle-aged lord of Kavadarci, a large vineyard estate in Livno County in southern Durance. He is known to be a boisterous and generous man with a bit of a colorful history. He keeps Jerome Danev as his ward.

  • Barov Livno

    Barov Livno is the latest in a line of ill-fated Counts of Livno for the past 40 years or so -- all before him have died young, either by illness, accident, or other tragedy, and he himself seems, to the casual observer, likely to do the same. Only 32 …

  • Vladimir Carmitru

    The aging head of House Carmitru is known by his allies as important to please, and known by his enemies as nearly impossible to live with. Has only two sons, but nearly thirty nieces and nephews. Sworn enemy - privately - of House Solomos.

  • Jerome Danev

    Jerome's earliest years, until about the age of seven (roughly equivalent of 4-5), was spent in the capital city under the primary care of a Nanny. His father, however, was an active part of his life in those early years, even if it was kept secret from …

  • Tereza Worth

    Phase One: Early Days As a young girl, Tereza was given the best education that the royal coffers could buy. She had private tutors in every subject that a princess would require, and personal trainers in all of the pursuits that a noblewoman would be …

  • Franc Osana

    In his middle fifties, Franc is a retired colonel from the Durance Royal Navy, spending his later years in the peace and quiet of the countryside and teaching young Jerome Danev in exchange for a beautiful home in the countryside of Kavadarci. He is …

  • Winslow

    Coordinator for Phoenician activities in most of Durance - not just his own northern Fifth Order - Winslow is Duranian by birth, and may have once been a member of a noble house, though he has long since shed any claims even to a surname. Currently …

  • Martina

    The Musical/Academics Instructor to Jerome Danev. In her later thirties, she is unmarried and uninterested in marrying, and has served as Jerome's tutor since he first came to Kavadarci -indeed, she was the first of the three. She is straight-laced …

  • Sabine Sobieski

    Nobleborn in her own right, Sabine is the teenaged middle daughter of Sobieski, a well-to-do noble House of Trebinje County. She is a clever and passionate girl with some unladylike interests.

  • Virgil

    Very little is known about Virgil - even whether that is his real name is in some doubt. Most easily found in Stary Khaper, he is rumored to be a spy, a thief, and an assassin alternatively, but there is no hard proof of anything at all save for one …

  • Marko Vincek

    Something of a woman-hating bachelor, he's in his middle forties. Vincek once owned property in its own right, but has long since fallen on hard times, reliant on their cousins in Solomos. He now works as Valentine's spymaster, running messages for …

  • Hubert

    A peasant-born subject of House Solomos, Hubert learned his letters as part of Valentine's boyhood education, and has proven useful as a housekeeper who can relay messages since then. Is around 60, now, and has a club foot that he has difficulty …

  • Cvetko Milan

    A former nobleman from the northernmost reaches of Durance, House Milan was disbanded nearly four years ago in the face of bankruptcy. Cvetko, who was lord of the estate at the time, went before the House of Lords in their 2046 session to protest, and …

  • Old Denis

    Nearly 90 years old, Old Denis is a serf who has lived his entire life in Dorostrita. Though everyone tells him he ought retire and relax at his age, he continues to work managing Dorostrita's struggling farms. His skin is like old leather, and he …

  • Stefan

    In his thirties, Stefan is a serf born and raised a farmer in Dorostrita. After the departure of the village's last official freeman militia leader, Stefan, having some aptitude for arms, took up the mantle of seeing to the village's defense in addition …

  • Besnik Carmitru

    The eldest son of Lord Vladimir Carmitru, Besnik is currently considered a "lock" in some circles as the Confederate Council's upcoming pick to rule the nation of Brightcove. Besnik Carmitru recently retired from a long and prestigious career in the …

  • Renfield Solnce

    The middle-aged Steward of House Worth, Renfield serves also as the primary responder to petitioners to the throne of Durance. House Solnce is noble, but Renfield himself is a great uncle to the current lord. He's been with the Worth family for two …

  • Marina Livno

    The younger sister of Count Barov, Marina is in somewhat better health. Unfortunately, while she may have a stronger constitution than her brother, she does not seem to have picked up any of his cunning, and is seen by most as a dull and unremarkable …

  • Merryweather

    Not much of fact is known about Merryweather - ask five sources and you'll hear five different backstories for the man - but a few things are clear. He is a member of the Black Syndicate, with an accent that places him as coming from one of the countries …