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Much of the population of Perdan Mines are immigrants, new to the lands after a genocide perpetrated by Northern troops. Many live in small villages scattered throughout the mountains, usually strategically located in the aftermath of the Northern devastation, though the ruins of old towns have been rebuilt with North Haven, Aurocastrum, and Pelasgia almost returned to what they were due to their strategic location on the peninsula.
 
Much of the population of Perdan Mines are immigrants, new to the lands after a genocide perpetrated by Northern troops. Many live in small villages scattered throughout the mountains, usually strategically located in the aftermath of the Northern devastation, though the ruins of old towns have been rebuilt with North Haven, Aurocastrum, and Pelasgia almost returned to what they were due to their strategic location on the peninsula.
 
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==Notable Locations==
 
==Notable Locations==

Latest revision as of 10:38, 2 December 2019

Perdan Mines
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Allegiance
Island
Realm
Duchy
Lord
Located on::East Continent
Part of::Perdan
Part of::Perdan
Joreb deLacy
Statistics
Type
Weather
Economy
Population
is regiontype::Badlands
South Highlands
Fishing, Mining
population::8514


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History

Being so closely located to the territory of Perdan and historically linked to the development of early industry, the region was named Perdan Mines quite early in its history. Quarries and deep mines dot the landscape of most of Perdan Mines, many historic locations in and of themselves. With the sudden manifestation of what was then known as the Volcano Islands, Perdan Mines saw an explosion in population and business as vessels from the south used the nearby port of what was known as Chaosia to resupply and transport goods to the rest of the continent.

Government

Perdan Mines falls under the authority of the Royal Crown of Perdan from time immemorial. Currently it is administered by Earl Joreb deLacy, who has parcelled out estates to Ser Derrik Myrkwood, and Ser Rogos V'Orlan. Ser Derrik Myrkwood also holds the title of Steward of Perdan Mines.

Law and Order

Much of the petty justice of the kingdom is resolved by Ser Derrik and Ser Rogos at the behest of Earl Joreb. More serious or complicated matters make their way to Earl Joreb's court in the southern hills region of the mines. Of crimes committed by nobles of Perdan or foreign realms, the right and responsibility of judgement returns to the Crown and his appointed representative.

Geography

The peninsula of Perdan Mines has historically been the chief reference to the region, though only half of the region itself is geologically suitable for mines. From North Haven down to Aurocastrum, and West of the Perdanian Spine the Perdan Mines are weathered dolomite and limestone badlands rich with silver deposits, but where only thin scrub and wiry trees grow well enough to feed a population of goats but little else. The East coast of the peninsula is more fortunate, the mountains catching much of the rainfall that is generated from the Kalmar Bay. This has given the Perdanese coast a Mediterranean climate with fairly rich soils, conducive to vineyards, orchards, and even flocks of livestock.

Economy

The Perdanian Spine is rich in silver veins, and a well known quarry for limestone and dolomite. Aurocastrum originally sprung up as a village dedicated to supporting mines in the mountains, but quickly turned into an administrative and industrial hub for the mining industry. Other nameless villages support quarrying operations up and down the peninsula which are mostly supplemental to the construction industry in the nearby regions. Surrounded by the shallow warm waters of the Kalmar Bay to the East and the deep, cold Great Sea to the West, fishing and whaling are large parts of the Mines economy and a huge part of local life, with catches being shipped to the City of Perdan and inland regions.

Other incomes can be found working the Obsidian Isles for scholars, intrepid merchants, and even mercenaries, though success is never assured.

Demography

Much of the population of Perdan Mines are immigrants, new to the lands after a genocide perpetrated by Northern troops. Many live in small villages scattered throughout the mountains, usually strategically located in the aftermath of the Northern devastation, though the ruins of old towns have been rebuilt with North Haven, Aurocastrum, and Pelasgia almost returned to what they were due to their strategic location on the peninsula.

Notable Locations

Perdan Mines is a rich region immediately west of the great city of Perdan. Scholars classify it as a badlands, although it can be more accurately divided into three distinct areas.
The eastern part, closest to Perdan, is constituted of fertile, rolling hills speckled with vineyards and other fruit orchards, and it boasts some of the finest wines in the Kingdom of Perdan. There are two small towns, equally peaceful is a little sleepy in their contentedness: Leonia, more inland, and Pelasgia, on the East coast. People in this part of Perdan Mines are generally quite rich, or perhaps it is the rich who make their home here.
In the middle of the peninsula the terrain gets rougher as the hills turn to sharp mountains and sheer cliff-faces, and shafts can be spotted marking the hills. This is the area from which the region derives its namesake, and for many the rugged countryside is not particularly pretty. The mining town of Aurocastrum is the main community here. It is also the home of the Amputated Albatross, a inn infamous throughout the region. People living in and around Aurocastrum are invariably miners or somehow connected to the mining business. They are noted for their extremely bad temper.

The westernmost part of the Perdan Mines is notable for its desolation. Rumours abound that strange things unearthed by the miners have made their abode in the rocky landscape. Marble columns and pieces of majestic statues speak of a great past which none remember. It was also the location of a former Baronial manor, now occupied by a wealthy merchant. The Western coast boasts a small harbour as well as a sizeable fishing and commercial fleet, some dedicated to the exploitation of the riches of the Volcano Islands.

The Northern tip of the peninsula has historically been known as an isolated outland, far from the city of Perdan. A small fishing community existed in the area known as Chaosia, but since the eruption of the Volcano Islands it was renamed to North Haven. Much of North Haven's industry revolves around the Volcano Islands.