Lyonar

Hailed by many as “the Golden Realm,” Lyonar
is considered to be one of the safest, happiest,
and most luxurious realms in all of Castlemourn.
This vast kingdom is bordered to the aerho by the
Yarhoon and the Summerstar Hills to the luthsurl
and stretches from the shores of Glamryn Bay to
the sekhovynd edge of the Winter Wood. Having
crossed Mournra many times, I have been to Lyonar
and, on the surface, what they say is true. But, just
as calm waters can hide vicious monsters, dangers
also lurk beneath Lyonar’s placid surface. It is good
to watch well, hear much, and speak little.
Lyonar is divided into six dukedoms
surrounding the central “Throne Lands,” sometimes
referred to as the “seventh dukedom”—for this same
reason, Lyonar’s king is known as the Sevencrown
Lord. Thirty-seventh in his line, the current
Sevencrown Lord is the much beloved Alsandyr
Lyonar VI, who rules from mighty castle Sharlaunce
in Stormgate. The six duchies are Greatbellow,
Larancel, Marlstag, Norntree, Palandmar, and
Raumarl. While the dukes of Greatbellow and
Raumarl are devotedly loyal to King Alsandyr, the
same cannot be said for the other dukes. The duke
of Larancel is an ambitious, dangerous schemer,
while Palandmar is torn with throne-strife as rival
nephews position themselves to seize the throne on
the death of their aging uncle (once a strong ruler,
now languishing in the twilight of his days). It’s
duke having died recently in a hunting accident,
Norntree is ruled by his beautiful daughter, whom
Alsandyr is courting (oh, the potential for trouble
there). And finally we come to Marlstag, who’s
hunt-loving duke is rumored to dabble in fell
sorceries. Suffice it to say that all is not well beneath
Lyonar’s gleaming façade.
Despite these troubles, Lyonar is a prosperous,
populous kingdom of rich farms, verdant forests,
and good roads, all patrolled and kept safe by
splendidly armored knights. It has much to offer the
traveler and merchant, as well as profitable avenues
to offer adventurers who know an opportunity
when they see one.

Lyonar

Castlemourn JimWayne