The World is Not Enough
Cormyr is ruled by His Royal Highness King Foril Obarskyr keeps his residence in the Palace. Edwin Morahan, a male human paladin, is Lord Magister of the City, and commander of the city’s garrison of Purple Dragons. Edwin’s herald is Lady Eleanor Thond.
Crown Prince Irvel Obarskyr is well respected among both commoners and the nobility. With his wife Ospra Goldfeather he has two children: son Baerovus born in 1454 DR and daughter Raedra born in 1460 DR. Former crown prince Emvar (dead) fathered a bastard son, Erzoured, with a merchant’s daughter named Solatha. Solatha was named Countess of Dhedluk.
At the top of the nobility hierarchy is the King. Beneath him in an honorary position is the Crown Prince. The Prince holds no lands of his own and no official power but being the future king the nobility is best to honor him. Next in line are the dukes. They control large areas that can include several baronies. Only Barons that prove their loyalty worth are promoted and granted the title of a duke. Beneath the dukes are the barons making up the majority of the upper tiers of nobility. They control several large cities and keeps in their domains. Both dukes and barons hold the title of von between their first and sir names. Next are the Counts ruling over a single city. At the bottom of the nobility structure are the Lords and Ladies. They rule over villages and answer to the Counts. The Counts’ and Lords’ title is van.
Duke Gastian von Dauntinghorn of Arabel (Largest city in the north) Duke Gastian von Dauntinghorn rules over the northern reaches and is in charge of its safety. Luckily for House Dauntinghorn, the Dales and the Elves of Myth Drannor lie to the north. Still there are plenty of battles against humanoids and other threats. With the expansions to the west and south, Duke von Dauntinghorn is starting to feel that his realm is being neglected by the King.
Duke Agrarius von Hawklin of Marsember (second largest city and main trading port) Directing trade at the mouth of the Starwater River, Marsember sits at the very deep channeled mouth of the river. House Hawklin has known peaceful rule for decades what with the majority of activity in the borderlands of the empire. Argarius is known for respectfully disagreeing with the King’s expansionist policies but always doing his duty and following orders.
Baron Kesin von Cormaeril of Espar and region (northwestern King’s Forest + High Horn Keep) High Horn Keep guards the northwest regions from any Netheril incursions. House Cormaeril was a former dukedom but stripped of power during Abraxus affair where several nobles rebelled. Some of House Cormaeril sided with rebels. The end result was a loss in power for the house from Barony to Dukedom. Since then the king has forgiven and reinstated the loyalists including Baron von Cormaeril.
Baron von Crownsilver of Dawngleam and region (southeast most city) House Crownsilver has grown rich from the trade from Dawngleam, one of the eastern most trade cities on the sea. A large garrison of Purple Dragons and knights are stationed here to protect against any attacks or raids from Sembia. House Crownsilver has had several Sembian dignitaries visit to try to work out local peace arrangements, much to the disappointment of the King.
Baron Menoceus von Emmarask of Proskar (newly acquired city of thieves) Former Count van Emmarask was the leader of the forces that captured the previously free city of Proskar. It was a rather quick campaign as the city’s government was a known puppet of the city’s various thieves guilds. Now House Emmarask’s main duty is to subdue the unruly town and establish a new southwestern border of the empire. The thieves guilds have put their differences aside for the time being to work against Cormyr.
Baron Calidos von Hackett of Elversult (newly acquired trade city to the south) Like House Emmarask, Hackett has been newly promoted to rank of Baron. While Proskar was a rather disorganized conquest, Elversult was more difficult. The nobles of Elversult and the surrounding villages put up a good fight but could not stand against the armies of Cormyr. Now Baron von Hackett must balance the needs and wants King’s court with those of the local nobles trying to hold on to some sort of power.
Count Heinrich van Alsevir of Thunderstone (large city on the Thunderstone river) An average noble house of unimportance. Trade flows through their domain from both the Thunderflow River and Thunderway road. House Alsevir has fallen upon difficulties recently with less trade revenue coming in and humanoid problems in the forest to fight.
Lady Katrina van Garian (Small noble north of Thunderstone) A new and ambitious noble. She recently married into and came into power of the van Garian household. She has frequent guests from other nobles and rich merchants throwing them lavish parties. Many wonder how much more the van Garian coffers can afford the expenses.