Chithurst on the Trent

HELD IN TRUSTEESHIP BY ORDER OF THE TAX COURT OF AMBER FOR TAX DELIQUENCY. ADMINISTRATION ASSIGNED TO PRINCE ALEXTER FROM THE EARLDOM OF WELKSHAM.

 

 

Chithurst on the Trent, the Barony awarded to [[Tone]], located some 550 miles north east from Amber city on Trent River. It occupies 36 square miles on the River Trent. It is the first barony on the River beyond the Bay of Amber.

The land around the river itself, it is relatively flat with good, fertile soil helped by annual flooding. Further away from the river, the flood plain begins to give way to rolling hills and eventually the Start of the ancient Kolvir chain of mountains.

Due to an regional agreement reached with [[Gregor]], a chain of locks has been dug along the Trent to allow deep water traffic up to the Barony of the [[Liss Forest]]. Princess Jorrah with her engineering skills was instrumental in allowing the regional fishery in mudbelly fish to remain relatively unaffected, despite the scale of the project. This was a key concern to Tone, that delayed the construction, as Mudbelly is a regional staple.

Currently under construction at the stratgic first lock, is the Castle Trentguard. A functional fortress to secure the head waters of the Trent, and The Baronial capital Chithurst.

Chithurst on the Trent raises food stuffs primarily, with grains, fruit and vegetables being major crops.

It is also known for Prince Tone’s experimental apple farm, where work into developing new varieties of apples, maintaing existing varieties and apple related research contnues. It is a local belief that no other institution devotes the resources to Apple and Apple related research, and is it widely viewed as being the formost center of apple studies. As, a byproduct it produces a large variety of apple products and accessories, including several ciders and strumpies.

== ”’Statistics”’ ==
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| Population Total
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| 3859 – average age 26
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| Population Male
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| 1723 – average age 21
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| Population Female
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| 2136 – average age 30
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| Area
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| 36 square miles land grant
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| Land Use
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| Arable Land 25.5%
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| Elevation of the town of Chithurst
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| 324 ft (99 m)
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| Tallest Mountain
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| Scaleback mountains at 2,216 meters or 17,270 feet
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| Average Mountain Height
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| 1552 meters or 5092 feet
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| Average Temperature (High)
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| 14 Degrees C or 58 degrees F
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| Average Temperature (Low)
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| 4 Degrees C or 38 degrees F
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| Average Rainfall
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| 99.8 centimeters or 39.31 inches
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| Average Snowfall
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| 156.7 centimeters or 61.7inches
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| Deepest Lake
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| Lake Gurnezarn at 195 feet
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== ”’Officers of the Barony”’ ==
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| Tone
| The Baronage
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| Clementine Kzeb Dreadfang
| The Seneschallate

The Seneschal is the Barony’s administrative and legal arm. The seneschal signs all contracts and makes sure that the Barony is in complliance with laws and traditions. The
seneschal is second only to the baron.

This woman reminds you of a wise owl. She has large yellow eyes that are like two gold coins. Her silky, straight, ash-gray hair is worn in a style that reminds you of a pair of wings. She is very tall and has an angular build. Her skin is tanned. She has prominent cheekbones. Her wardrobe is attractive.

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| Pauldrons Roxadg Ironfinder
| The Marshallate

The Marshals are in charge of baronial forcers for Hand-to-Hand combat, Cavalry and Archery.

This serious gentleman has droopy red eyes that are like two drops of wine. His luxurious, curly, blue hair is worn in a style that reminds you of the aurora borealis. He is tall and has an elegant build. His skin is white. He has a crooked nose and stubby-fingered hands. His wardrobe is strange and businesslike, with a lot of green and gray.
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| Merkle Xesn Metalchain
| The Miester of Arts and Sciences

The Minister of Arts and Sciences is the go to person regarding all the things that relate to the scientific advancement, artistic achievement and education. Be it arranging for classes that teach a weaving, soapmaking or armoring or just encouraging individuals to do their thing, the MoAS is the person to see if you have a particular skill you want learn or teach.

This guy puts you in mind of an industrious beaver. He has slitted brown eyes that are like two bronze coins. His silky, straight, white hair is worn in a style that reminds you of a waterfall. He is short and has an angular build. His skin is cream-colored. He has wide feet. His wardrobe is tight.
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| Kasindra Dak Dussat
| The Chronicler

The Chronicler is in charge of deatiling and maintaining the chonological record.

This lady makes you think of an elegant piece of art.. She has slitted gray eyes that are like two pieces of steel. Her fine, straight, blue hair is worn in a style that reminds you of a pennant blowing in the wind. She is short and has a wide-hipped build. Her skin is ruddy. She has small hands. Her wardrobe is elaborate, with a lot of yellow.

 

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| Thall Tig Oncandy
| The Chirugeon

The chirurgeon administers appropriate medical aid at Baronial events and promotes first aid education.

This cunning gentleman has almond-shaped rust-colored eyes. His luxurious, straight, orange hair is worn in a style that reminds you of a trailing ribbon. He has a boyish build. His skin is light-colored. He has a low forehead. His wardrobe is mysterious and tight, with a mostly black color scheme.

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| Josephine Kea Moll
| The Exchequer

The exchequer is the Barony’s treasurer. He or she keeps the ledgers and is responsible for all financial matters including taxation, and capital projects.

This angry lady has large lavender eyes. Her fine, straight, yellow hair is worn in a style that reminds you of a pennant blowing in the wind. She has an athletic build. Her skin is tan. She has hollow cheeks and large hands. Her wardrobe is revealing.

 

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| Stephan Alitarean Kyler
| The Herald Pursuivant

The Herald pursuivant is responsible for loging and knowing names and devices (coat of arms) appropriate to individuals station. He or she records the names and devices to the Heraldic College for approval. As the Barony’s herald, he or she calls gentles to the list field during tournaments and makes announcements during Baronial Courts.

This man reminds you of a hunting tiger. He has slanted yellow eyes that are like two chunks of agend ivory. His luxurious, wavy, tangerine-colored hair is medium-length and is worn in a severe, utilitarian style. He has a astletic build. His skin is pale. He has a strong chin and large hands. He wardrobe is elegant.

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| Wilemina Torras Dada
| The Chatelaine of Trentguard

The Chatelaine is responsible for day to day business of running Trentguard. He or she maintains, stocks and provisions, ensures proper upkeep and the hunderds of other deatils that make the Castle function correctely.

This lady reminds you of an industrious ant. She has deep-set lavender eyes. Her luxurious, curly, brown hair is neck-length and is worn in a precise style. She is very tall and has a curvy build. Her skin is ruddy. She has hollow cheeks and bushy eyebrows. Her wardrobe is professional, with a lot of yellow and black.
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| Justinian Phan Culumbus
| The Sheriff of Chithurst

The Sheriff is responsible for ingestigation and identification of malefactors and their aprehension.

This cunning gentleman has narrow red eyes that are like two flames. His luxurious, curly, orange hair is worn in a style that reminds you of a rocky outcropping. He has a graceful build. His skin is deeply-tanned. He has a domed forehead. His wardrobe is strange.

 

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| Elene Zbomr Greatboon
| The Chief Magistrate of Chithurst

The Chief Magistrate is responsible for the prosecution of malefactors and the exocution of justice. He or she maintains, updates and suggest revisions to the Barronial Legal code.

This woman reminds you of a clockwork mechanism. She has round eyes the color of burnished iron. Her fine, straight, brown hair is medium-length and is worn in a weird style. She is tall and has a narrow build. Her skin is white. She has a weak chin. Her wardrobe is bizarre and elegant, with a completely blue color scheme.

 

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There is a large well stocked coaching inn, at the captial to service travelers.

There is also a Large aviary to house and breen the Five Griffions that Tone received as a gift from The King of Gaiga.
== ”’Other Villages”’ ==

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| Longbay
| Is named after the deep and long bay on the southern side of the Basin at the forks of the Trent and it’s tributary the Mantru. In the present day that the area around the village is fertile and produces fruits, vegetable and grains. Flocks of sheep, and cattle graze the surrounding grasslands. The recent addition of a mill, allows the processing local flour. The elevation of the village is the lowest in Chithurst on the Trent. Buildings and structures are in good condition with upgrades and fortified stone walls, and stone jetties for barge traffic.
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| Grand Rapids
| Sits where the Mantru River at the most northery point accessable by river. River barges are incapable of passing the rapids rumbling the steep slopes to the north and east of the village. Due to it’s mild climate, it is also the site of Prince Tone’s experimental apple farm. So the village produces a wide variety of apples, pies, ciders and strumpies. Thick terraced slopes allow for  a surplus of fruits, vegetable and grains. Flocks of sheep, and cattle graze the surrounding hills.
Buildings and structures are in good condition with upgrades and fortified stone walls. Recently, the foundation has been laid for a mill.

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| Mora
| Was named after the family who first settled the area a few miles beyond the village. Buildings and structures are in fair condition with fortified stone and wood walls. Its major products are fish, cattle, pigs and sheep.

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|  Evengrad farms
| While not as village, but a region of farms on the lowalands between the Mantru River, the Trent River. The plains are the bread basket of Chithurst as the area relatively flat with good, fertile soil helped by annual flooding. Further away from the river, the flood plain begins to give way to rolling hills and eventually the Start of the ancient Kolvir chain of mountains.

Its major products are fish, cattle, sheep, pigs, fruits, vegetable and grains. Buildings and structures are in good condition with fortified stone and wood walls.
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| Scaleback Monestary
| Scaleback Monestary is the 5th century monastery in northern Chithurst on the Trent. The mountain is a steeply rising plateau of trapezoidal shape, about 1000 by 400 meters in dimension.  It sits at an elevation of 2216 meters above sea level. It is a steep sided, flat topped mountain, that is very defensible and ovirtually inaccessible plateau.

The monastery, accessible only by rope up a sheer cliff, is known for its collection of manuscripts and for having the earliest existing church building in the area still in its original style. Tradition claims the monastery was founded in the fifth century by Rhein, a warrior poet and ancestor of Lord Rein.

Tone using his architectural knowledge assisted in the restoration of the building, which included the rebuilding of one of its lime and granite walls. The exterior walls of the church were built of alternating courses of chinked limestone and granite blocks, then the work of inscribing unicorn, after unicorn into the restored walls began. This ‘redidication’ is ongoing and expected to take several decades.

Furthur archelogical investigation discovered records a tradition that Scaleback Monestary had also once been a royal prison for heretics, and had once been occupeid by the seventh century fire mystics.

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| Boargate
| Located on the North road from Trentguard on the edge of Boar Wood. It is a recently founded to open up more of the lowalands to cultivation. There are five communal buildings with seven private homes and farms built. Other buildings and farms under construction. Walls are presently a wood palisaide. Major products are furs, lumber, and truffles.
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| Northwood
| Sitting in the heart Boarwoood in the North of the Chithurst on the north road from Boargate, is Northwood.

The village is walled and has a small keep.
There are six communal buildings, two private homes and farms constructed with local woods and stone. Defensive Walls are presently a local wood stockade. Founded two months after Tone became baron of Chithurst on the Trent.
Major products are lumber, charcoal and furs.

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| Notch
| West of Chithurst on the Trent, Constructed to secure the pass to Hawkley. It is litteraly back by tall mountains on each side, the villages primary industies are agriculture, foresty and mining. It positioned is considered strategic to control the pass and take advantage of newly discovered mineral deposits.
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| Camp Mantru
| In the Northeast east of Chithurst on the Trent
, this is Chithurst on the Trent newest and last ‘settlement’. Constructed on banks of a lake Mantru and back by tall mountains to the south west, it is not a conventional village but a was founded as a military encampment. As the soldiers of the Red apple Free company stayed, a settlement developed to cater to thier needs. Laundry services, Foodstuffs, Drink and women are all availabel in this oddly diciplined frontier town.

After the expulsion of Random from the Amber Islands, Tone has brough the Green Apple Free company to Camp Mantru. The Two Freecompanies, has an ackward but generally friendly rivalry. They have begun combined exercies as Apple Battalion. Construction has begun on a third baracks, for Yellow Apple Free company.

This settlement primary ‘industry’ is the military trainin and upkeep of the apple battlion. Other village industies are fishing, agriculture, foresty and mining.

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| Gurnezarnbay
| Sits on the east shore of the Gurnezarn Lake it is lake’s transportation hub. Supplies bound to villages of Deepbay and Southfen, are loaded onto barges and shipped out. Buildings and structures are in good condition with upgrades and fortified stone walls. The road to Trentguard has been rebuilt.The Jetties and warves have been expanded to service outlake settlements.

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| Deepbay
| On the Southeast shore of Lake Gurnezarn, this villages primary industies are fishing, agriculture, foresty and mining.

It als serves as the major staging area for expeditions to Karak Kadrin.
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| Karak Kadrin
| High in the mountains South west of Deepbay, is ruined stone remant of a stone tower, fragements of battlements and a collapsed shell keep.

The ruins now consist of the southern stone façade, carved with sceens of the founding of Amber. The façade sits on a small mountain, with stone steps leading up to it. The carvings include images with Oriental themes, such as a woman stepping on a seven-headed hydra. A few of the other carvings are the founders of the Church of the Unicorn, the conquest of Amber by Dworkin and Oberon, and at the very top, a unicorn rampant with hoofes outstretched.

Currently there is a small archiologyical team statned there cataloguing artifacts.

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| Southfen
| South shore of Lake Gurnezarn, this villages primary industies are fishing, agriculture, foresty, mining clay and pottery. The clay is praticularily good for creamics due to a mix of local muds and trace metals.
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| Midlock
| This settlement is the site of one of four locks on the Trent canal to bypass the rapids at Gurnezarn Lake. This villages primary industies are fishing, agriculture, maintenance of the canal and the husbandry of large draft horses. The Horses are used to tow barges and river craft through the locks on the canal.
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| Highlock
|This third settlement is the series of four locks on the Trent canal to bypass the rapids at Gurnezarn Lake. This villages primary industies are fishing, agriculture, maintenance of the canal and the husbandry of large draft horses. The Horses are used to tow barges and river craft through the locks on the canal.

There is dregging in the canal near this settlement, so stadnardise the size of the canal allowing for consistent vessles sizes to pass.
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| Endlock
|This fourth and final settlement is the series of four locks on the Trent canal to bypass the rapids at Gurnezarn Lake. This villages primary industies are fishing, agriculture, maintenance of the canal and the husbandry of large draft horses. The Horses are used to tow barges and river craft through the locks on the canal.

There is a momument and grave yard dedicated to the 158 workers, who lost their lives during the construction of the canal.
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