The Savage Baronies

The Savage Baronies

“I feel it only appropriate that I begin my description of the Savage Coast with the Savage Baronies, including my homeland of Saragón. In some ways, these small states are misnamed, for they are certainly less “savage” than other areas of the Savage Coast. Still, battle is common, and not all the states are as civilized as my own. While there exists great variety in the baronies, they also share a number of common traits. Thus, it seems appropriate to talk about all of them together before delving into details regarding them individually.”

The Chronicle of the Curse – by Don Luis de Manzanas

The Sea Powers

“The easternmost baronies of Vilaverde and Texeiras maintain strong navies. These are lands of seafarers, adventuresome souls who travel the length of the Savage Coast and visit other lands. The people of these lands tend to ignore the Red Curse, yet are just the types of people with enough daring and wanderlust to perhaps complete a quest to end it, could they be so motivated.”

The Chronicle of the Curse – by Don Luis de Manzanas

The Lands of Toil and Tyranny

“The dark lands of Torreón and Narvaez are plagued by the Red Curse, poverty, and persecution. These states produce the finest mercenaries on the coast. They view the Red Curse very much as a curse, a punishment sent from the Immortals; perhaps it is. I know one thing: The people of these nations, perhaps more than anywhere else, want to end the curse.”

The Chronicle of the Curse – by Don Luis de Manzanas

The Enlightened Lands

“Now I come to the piece which describes my nation of Saragón and her sister states, Gargoña and Almarrón. Collectively known as the Enlightened Lands, these baronies are the centres for art and wisdom on the Savage Coast. The Curse is studied here, and those affected by it are treated in an illuminated manner. If the knowledge to remove the curse exists in books and scrolls, those writings will be found in the Enlightened Lands or will eventually make their way here. It has been one of my quests to gather knowledge of the history of the Savage Coast, and to aid in that endeavour, I have commissioned several groups in these lands to search for artefacts of past civilizations. Perhaps they will provide some clue to the origins of the curse for its eventual removal.”

The Chronicle of the Curse – by Don Luis de Manzanas

  • Baronía de Gargoña – A peace loving nation who’s ruler has spend the last 50 years working to resolve the differences of the Savage Baronies.
  • Estado de Almarrón – A nation of merchants and farmers; recently underwent a major social upheaval, overthrowing a corrupt democracy in favour of a new charismatic baron.
  • Baronia de Saragon – A nation of scholars; home to influential Inheritors; the defends the Savage Baronies from the tribes of the Yazak Stepps.

The Baronies of the Saddle

“South and west of the Enlightened Lands are two states whose spirited people are known for their love of open expanses, horses, and pistols. I write, of course, of Cimmaron and Guadalante, two states whose main concerns lie with the land. These people are explorers at heart, interested in any exciting endeavour. They would make fine additions to any quest which could hold their interest, and the quest to end the Red Curse is certainly one which would do so. However, those most affected by the Red Curse, the Afflicted, tend to separate themselves from other people and from life in general.”

The Chronicle of the Curse – by Don Luis de Manzanas

The Savage Baronies

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