Barony of Verde Campagna

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Commonly referred to, at least within the Duchy, as the Wild East of Tuscana, the Barony of Verde Campagna is one wide open space covering the steppe of northern Sea of Grass.


The barony lies on flat open steppe, bounded on the eastern side by the Eastern Alps. To the west lie the forested hills of Altura and Centrale Campagna. To the north are the fens of eastern Haute Loire. To the south are the steppes of the Sea of Grass.

The Eastern Alps

The range of mountains defining the north eastern edge of the Duchy of Tuscana create a very sharp border, with almost no foothills. The mountains rise rapidly from the plains below, creating a near vertical escarpment for over one hundred miles in length.

There are three major peaks of importance. The southern most peak is Mount Thimblelon, the peak on the north eastern border of Verde Campagna is the Frostcrag and the north western most peak is Mont Caladim.

There is a keep on the south western side of Thimblelon with a switch back horse trail leading up from the plains to it.

The Citadel of Valencia

The City of Valencia is built on the sides on a volcanic mound. The mound is almost perfectly circular and about a mile in circumference, rising above the plain in a vertigo inducing climb to reach almost one thousand feet at the pinnacle.


In 157 FY the long running tension between House Benetini, ruled by Baron Verdin del Benetini, and the High Lords of Magdeburg was resolved with House Benetini vacating the city and its surroundings and relocating to the then unoccupied eastern Campagna.

The citadel of Valencia, started in 159 FY, was the first and still only major center of habitation on the plains. At the time the real eastern border of the County of Tuscana was the Great Northern Road, completed around 135 FY, which runs south to north from Konenburg, though Breslau, Granada, Osnabruck, Danzig to Stralsund. In what is still considered a contraversial move, House Benetini decided not to relocate almost any of the bound populace under its control, instead picking skilled people from the free cities.

In 162 FY several major land exchanges happened simultanously in central Tuscana, with the defunct County of Capri ceeding its eastern holdings to the County of Campagna. The County of Campagna itself was divided into the Barony of Centrale Campagna and the Barony of Verde Campagna.