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Shelis

Having lost much territory over the last three great years (40 year periods), Shelis now only stretches from the Miran Forest in the South West to Dadefr at the mouth of the disputed Pass of Penitence in the North West and across to Arthen Haven on the River Langle in the East. Shelis has been central to the religious and political turmoil in the Sheliran continent since the end of the Empire Wars.


Having lost much territory over the last three great years (40 year periods), Shelis now only stretches from the Miran Forest in the South West to Dadefr at the mouth of the disputed Pass of Penitence in the North West and across to Arthen Haven on the River Langle in the East. Shelis has been central to the religious and political turmoil in the continent of Shelir since the end of the Empire wars.


Principal City: Parlin, population 27,000. Parlin was founded by the Bardic order and heavily fortified over successive crusades. The Bardic order gifted Parlin  to the Sheliran king in 39,27 after he was ousted from the old capital at Mirchas, during the Panis revolt.


Monarch: The current monarch is Aldralian III grandson of the defeated Michlion IV . At present there are no official plans to re-take Hestr although there are ongoing negotiations concerning certain Annuathar in Panis and Mexota who are still loyal to the Shelirian Monarchy and wish to be part of that state.


Produce: The principal exports are wine from the South Lannacks and the Carlin Lakes area and ores from the mountain mines.


Transportation: The only properly maintained road is called the Holy Way and runs from Darvis to the Pass of Penitence. It was built to allow pilgrims easy passage to the Root and enable the Bardic armies to mobilise swiftly during the crusades.


Political: A great many of the towns and estates in modern Shelis are beholden to Bardic Lords (Annuath), particularly those situated near the Holy Way. Thus should the Bardic order choose to mount another crusade to Kaar the King of Shelis would have little say in the matter.


The City of Darvis: The famed seat of the Holy Bardic Council run as an independent city state. The city has ten courts set in concentric rings said to represent the ripples of wisdom flowing from the council at it’s centre. Each court is surrounded by a ring of trees, a different type for each court. Thus one may always tell which court one is in. The central court which encloses the Balt –the fortress of Darvis– and it’s defensive walls is surrounded by meris trees. The meris is a species native to Kaar, legend has is that the meris was a scion of the original Tree of Life and that one might see in it’s form a pale glimpse of the original. They are said to be a holy tree and ward away evil.

 

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