Jurgenmark

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Jurgenmark This county is the North-western most of the Aquilan counties and is thus the most NW'ly location in the Western Kingdom (to date - as at 818wk)

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Jurgenmark
Vassal of Aquila in the Western Kingdom
Status County
Location NW corner of Aquila.
Area 15,000 sq miles
Geographical area type Mountain, highland plains and Woods
Population 525,000 citizens @ 800wk, 320,000 citizens @ 815wk
Urbanisation
13%
Languages

Reichspiel
Common
Folksprach
–Others

–Literacy


90%
40%
15%
10%

6% (mostly urban)

Exports
Imports

Overview

Jurgenmark is a County bordered by the vast Dragonspine Mountains along the northern border and has a lot of lessor mountain ranges throughout the area. There are several tracts of woodlands along with several lakes. The people of the county live mostly in the Southeast and Southwest of the realm.

History

This county has a dark and checkered past, perhaps to do with being in the Dragonspine mountains and rarely seeing sunlight.

Since 810wk the Count of Jurgenmark has been conspicuously absent from the court (his court functionaries are still at court and working for the kingdom) but the taxes have still flowed, albeit severely reduced ones due to the reported incursions of trolls, drow, bandits and assorted other monsters.


Events

The Great Plague of 810's

The area has suffered a pestilence/plague since 810wk of an other worldly origin.
The Count has imposed severe travel restrictions since 816wk when around 25% of the population died from this plague. Reports are that the Count was forced to burn entire villages (along with crops and livestock) to keep the plague at bay.

  • This is known to still be a threat and anyone travelling up north to Jurgenmark must declare themselves before doing do.

Quarantine 811wk

King Ulric imposed a quarantine of the county in 811wk with royal guards stopping inward and outward travel in regards to the county. He has declared the area March of Sanitaire under the Margrave Alfred de Camus.

Towns

  • Helmsfort
  • Yorgenhausen
  • Zietershiem
  • Drendfeld
  • Crisanya
  • Zalissya
  • Meremure
  • Chaney
  • Radu
  • Ardeal
  • Langella
  • Darnub


Geography

The County has two main passes which usually enable regular entry (except when extremely bad weather) to the realm and these are Yorgen's Pass to the west and Alryn's Gap to the south into County of Graunzeger. To the East is the Mythrin Plain which when weather allows is a pass (Mythrin Pass) into County of Fesenheim

Economics

Places of Interest

  • Astrigan Abbey in Helmsfort

People

  • Sir Nokter De Cyvin of Drendfeld

Rulers of the realm

  • Count Cyrus De Vire of Jurgenmark (b768, d)