Taelurn's March

A land left largely untouched by the Bal-Shanaar during their northward expansion, the March was first truly settled in force nearly three hundred years after the collapse of the Empire, when a minor lord named Taelurn led a host from Eastmire against the dreaded gnoll warchief Gryznik Blackfang, crushing the fiend’s horde and fragmenting the gnolls into numerous small packs that would never again unite in common purpose, much to the relief of all good folk for hundreds of miles around.

After the campaign, Lord Taelurn became King Taelurn, and the folk who settled the hilly grasslands christened the region in his honor. Within two centuries, the kingdom had fractured into numerous quarreling fiefdoms lorded over by petty barons and dukes who squabble and skirmish over seemingly insignificant border disputes and personal slights to this day. Disparagingly referred to as “Marcher Lords” by folk elsewhere, these minor nobles and their effete politics are ridiculed by common folk and travelers who must endure an endless barrage of increasingly ridiculous taxes and levies for every imaginable thing; famously, a revolt once took root in the town of Argat over the so-called “Button Tax,” whereby citizens were taxed based on the number of buttons sported on their doublets or coats.

Taelurn's March

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