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Southmoor

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Southmoor
(Region)
Nation Lands of the Linnorm Kings
Alignment Chaotic neutral
Capital Jol
Ruler Linnorm King Opir Eightfingers
Languages Dwarf, Giant, Skald
Religions Gorum, Torag, Urxehl, giant deities

Source: Lands of the Linnorm Kings, pg(s). 26

Southmoor is one of the seven current Linnorm Kingdoms, located south of the region of the Grungir Forest.[1]

Description

Despite its relatively large size, Southmoor is the least important of the Linnorm Kingdoms, lacking organization, population, reputation, and resources. It is located south of the Grungir Forest in one of the least civilized regions of the Lands of the Linnorm Kings. The coastline is ragged, with few natural harbors and hundreds of miles of desolate moors and boglands. Only a small region around the kingdom's capital Jol in the central part of Southmoor, is cultivated and relatively safe. The city of Jol is the largest settlement in the kingdom but is a ramshackle and disorganized mess of a town run by a Linnorm King who is as much scavenger as warrior, named Opir Eightfingers.[1]

The bogs, hills and mountains are dangerous because of wild animals and monsters but the greatest danger comes from groups of giants in the region. There are marsh giants in the lowlands, hill giants on the Kodar Mountains and many ogres and trolls. Traveling Southmoor requires organized and well-armed groups and every settlement has strong walls to withstand an assault. Linnorms lair in the far reaches of the region, usually deep in the Kodar mountains and are rarely seen.[1]

The giants, trolls, linnorms and worse dwelling in the eastern part of Southmoor are incidentally responsible for guarding the southernmost border between the Linnorm Kingdoms and Irrisen.[1]

Settlements

The following are the main settlements in Southmoor:[1]

Locations

The following are the main locations in Southmoor:[1]

History

The region of Southmoor was once known as Old Cyrusian and it was ruled by the descendants of giants who survived the fall of Thassilon for many centuries. The giants were often targets of glory-seeking Ulfen warlords but under Queen Ledamaru's rule in -450 AR the giants marched north in what is recalled as the Giantkin War. The army of giants advanced and managed to reach and lay siege to Kalsgard. At this time the Ulfen Kingdoms decided to fight back. King Ulvass repelled the giants and drove them back into Old Cyrusian. When the Ulfen reached the capital city of the giants, Queen Ledamaru in desperation used an ancient Thassilonian weapon which destroyed the city of Torandey along with both armies. By -440 AR all major giant tribes had been driven out of the region, forced to find shelter in the Kodar Mountains or in the Ironbound Islands. For many generations the land was claimed by dozens of barbarian tribes. In 1102 AR King Eskir Honeytongue claimed the area and established the Ulfen kingdom of Southmoor. He founded the city of Jol on the ruins of Torandey to serve as the capital of the new kingdom.[1]

Rulers of Southmoor

Reign Title Name Remarks
1102 AR – ??? King, maybe Linnorm King Eskir Honeytongue Established Kingdom of Southmoor and founds Jol as its capital from the ruins of Torandey
Unknown Period
Around 2003 AR King, maybe Linnorm King Rolf Erickson
Unknown Period
Around 4100 AR King, maybe Linnorm King Jorri Hagris
After Jorri Hagris – 4694 AR Linnorm Kings Several Linnorm Kings named after odd deformities
4694 AR – Present Day Linnorm King Opir Eightfingers Current Ruler

References