The Realm of Bu'Zian
It is said that they came from the skies, riding on a beast or fire. It matters little where they came from though, just that they are here now. You would be wise not to cross them lad if you wish to see the day out, those green haired amazons sure know how to fight. I have seen one pick up a man and toss him clean across the street for nothing more than looking at her the wrong way. It is their mistresses that are the true power in this land now though, they wield the powers of the gods themselves and even Azari stays clear of their palaces. If you are wise you will too.
Spoken by Herslios Merjuis, Innkeeper, to a young Adventurer (2611 AR)
Status: NPC domain.
Provinces/Holdings: Much of this land is mountainous and uninhabited with only a few small villages clinging to life. The only large population center is the city of Voislovia, home to just under 24,000 occupants. The rest of the provinces are left to themselves, although the occasional army patrol or trading party does pass through. Bu'Zian is off the main trade route between the Adurian Empire and Subriya sitting in a minor pass to the south of the main road. This means that few traders venture into this isolated mountain kingdom, which suits it's rulers just fine.
|Bu'Zian (5/4)||SV (1)||-||BT (2)||AB (0)|
|Valsenio Heights (0/9)||-||-||-||-|
|The Great Lake (2/7)||LK (2)||-||BT (0)||-|
|Mount Valinerian (0/9)||-||-||-||-|
|Stargazer's Peaks (1/8)||LK (1)||-||-||AB (7)|
Abbreviations: SV = Sepheria Valinerian; BT = Bu'Zian Traders (Herslios Merjuis); LK = Lakshu; AB = Aranera Bu'Zian
The Reigar have somehow discovered a way to collect regency, much the same as a blooded regent does, despite not possessing a bloodline themselves. How they do this is unknown, but both seem to be able to draw on the regency pool, and use it. The Lakshu holdings do not generate regency.
Treasury: 59 GB.
Art treasures created by Sepheria and latter discarded make up much of this treasury. The city of Voislovia uses a different currency from other lands, using different sized gemstones instead of gold or silver coins. Anyone travelling to Voislovia must exchange their money if they wish to buy or sell anything in the city. Smaller settlements accept most forms of payment including barter.
Bu'Zian's Gemstone Currency:
|Malachite:||Available in 1 cp, 1 sp, 1 gp, and 10 gp. Sizes.|
|Greenstone:||Available in 1gp, and 10 gp. Sizes.|
|Onyx:||Available in 10 gp, 25 gp, and 50 gp. Sizes.|
|Amber:||Available in 50 gp, 75 gp, and 100 gp. Sizes.|
|Garnet:||Available in 100 gp, 200 gp, 250 gp, 300 gp, 400 gp, and 500 gp. Sizes.|
|Opal:||Available in 500 gp, and 1000 gp. Sizes.|
|Emerald:||Available in 2,500 gp, and 5000 gp. Sizes.|
Army/Navy: Bu'Zian has no real standing army as such a thing is measured in other realms. Instead there are the Lakshu, perhaps the finest fighting force in existence. There are maybe five hundred of these Amazon warriors now in Bu'Zian, although the exact numbers are not known. They act for the Reigar rulers to keep the people under control. In the early years of the conquest there was some fighting, but after seeing the power of the Lakshu and the shakti they possess most people have now submitted to Reigar rule. There are still a few who are attempting to retake the city, but this number grows smaller as each year passes.
Regent: The two Reigar currently
share control over this small realm, although neither takes much interest in the day to
day affairs of Bu'Zian. Instead they prefer to pursue their research into the nature of
Aebrynis, attempting to control the mebhaighl that flows strongly through these
Sepheria Valinerian lives in the city and has been dedicating her time to improving the architecture of the old Subriyan trade city. Over the past twenty years almost every part of the city has been replaced and improved, making it into one of the most beautiful cities in Aduria. Still not happy with the work Sepheria continues to improve on her artwork, lining the streets with coloured magical lights that glow only at night, and painting spectacular murals on the dull white walls of city buildings. She is only young as Reigar go and the city is her finest work of art so far, one that she hopes to improve on as time passes.
The second of the Reigar is Aranera Bu'Zian. It was she who masterminded the capture of the province that is now home to the city of Voislovia from the hundreds of Subriyan soldiers that held it. With her she had less than twenty Lakshu, and without losing a single warrior destroyed the Subriyan fortress and claimed the lands as her own. Since she discovered the existence of mebhaighl she has been working on controlling it for something spectacular. Aranera has spent many years working on this project and has gained some small control over the lands sources. She has yet to channel these sources into powerful realm magic though, but when she does look out.
Important NPC's: Herslios Merjuis (MAd; T5; Unblooded; Age 45) is the current head of the Bu'Zian traders. He has learned over the years that working within the law is the best way to advance in this land, and has become the most successful merchant in the province. He currently owns the Gap Inn, as well as several other profitable businesses. The Gap is the largest inn in the city, sitting on the very edge of the waterfalls that dominate the center of town. Spray from the falls means that the lower area of the inn is very damp, but Herslios has built up above the waterfall and now his inn has one of the most spectacular views available. The lower floors are sealed against the spray, but have windows that look out over the drop. The upper floors are turned over to a popular restaurant, and it is this feature that makes the inn so popular. Because Voislovia is off the main trade route it gets few visitors, although numbers are on the rise, so by building the restaurant Herslios gets twice the number of customers that he once did.
Sir Oeren Paestinie (MA; Pal12; An, tainted, 12; Age 53), an old paladin from Anuire has only recently arrived in Voislovia. So far he has not bought much attention to himself, dressing in old clothing and covering his armour. He has however assisted a few people who have been injured, healing them. It is unlikely that he will be welcomed by the Lakshu and their Reigar mistresses though, as they have made it clear in the past that priests and other followers of religious orders are not welcome. This could be why Oeren is keeping a low profile.
Sarius Nellios (MAd; 0-Level; Unblooded; Age 34) is the owner of the most profitable gemstone mine in Bu'Zian. Most of these mines are usually controlled by the Reigar, as is Sarius's mine, so little in the way of profit can be made. Sarius however has made an art of hiding part of the output of the mines and sending it in small packages into Subriya for sale. Although he only gets a few stones each month out he has been making a vast profit from this and is building up a empire of thieves and merchants, and soon may even begin to challenge the Bu'Zian traders for dominance in the city. So far these thefts have not been detected, but if they are it is not likely to be welcomed at all.
Description: The lands that make up Bu'Zian have long been fought over by the rulers of Aduria and Subriya in the many wars. That has all changed since the coming of the Reigar. Before their arrival Voislovia city was little more that a fortress clinging to the cliff face overlooking a huge waterfall at the end of the lake. This fortress no longer remains, having been torn down by the Reigar for the stone which they needed to rebuild the town on the lake shore below. In the years since then the population of the city has expanded, and most of it has been completely rebuilt. Several other nearby provinces have now also been claimed by the Reigar, although they were unclaimed before then, as most of the region is inhospitable, snow covered mountains.
Allies: Bu'Zian has little contact with either the Empire of Aduria to the west or the Republic of Subriya to the east. Both have in the past attempted to communicate with the Bu'Zian rulers but have received no response. As a result Bu'Zian has no allies, nor looks like gaining any in the future.
Enemies: When Aranera Bu'Zian took over this realm from Subriya many of the republics soldiers died in the fighting and Subriya has not looked kindly on the tiny nation since. They sent several military expeditions to retake the provinces in the first couple of years after the conquest, but after repeated losses called off the attack and left the people of Bu'Zian alone. The president of Subriya still wants the mineral and gemstone rich mountains back though, but sees no way to do so presently.
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