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Some geography and culture
Last night I finished reading The Age of Arthur and making notes. It took
me several months but it has been worth it. The book explores British
history between 600-800 so it gives a foundation to what Kemrese history
The king of Kemr is not just a rhui, he is ill Terruin. As an adjective
terruin means 'of the land'. King Gereint XIII is not just a lord, but he
is the overlord of the land. The Chomro use this title exclusively for
The aristocracy still exists, an exhausted force in modern democratic
Kemr. Many lords are still addressed as _illystr_, most honourable. The
traditional extended family, once the basis of Kemrese social law, has
taken a beating in the last two hundred years. But in some areas the
selection of a _cabient_, the chief of the kindred, still endures. The
right of representation to the _centref_, the hundred-town assembly, has
been lost, but the cabient still has ceremonial and social prestige.
Some placenames that can be identified:
Castreleon: the capital, the city of legions.
Gwent: the home province, where Castreleon is.
Termorgan and Defed: the provinces west of Gwent.
Dunein: the great southern province, home of the Kernu. It stretches from
Land's End to Bournemouth and north to Bristol. Both the Avon Rivers form
its landlocked borders. Glastein, the home of the Church of Kemr is in
Brechelch: the Limestone Hills, the Sefren valley province between
Dunein and Gwent. Important cities include Glew and Dorgorn.
Ill Paes: the Country, inland mountainous province divided from Gwent and
Termorgan by the Brogaen Hills.
Gwenedd: northwest province of Kemr. Mont llo hEghil is in Gwenedd.
Aberddui: second largest city in Kemr, on the northern river Dui.
Gwrigon: largest town in the eastern border marches on the headwaters of
Each of the provinces has an elected governor, the Rheithur.
Hope you found that interesting.
Andrew Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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