Bone March

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Bone March
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The arms of the Bone March, as depicted in the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (2000).
Motto/Nickname Unknown
Region Old Aerdy East
Ruler Marquis Clement (presumed dead)
Government Formerly feudal marchland of the (former) Great Kingdom, now controlled by a conclave of nonhuman chiefs
Established 109 CY
Capital Spinecastle
Major Towns Knurl, Spinecastle, Johnsport
Provinces (Formerly) three town-countires, nine outland-baronies and other minor fiefs; (now) a shifting patchwork of nonhuman territories
Resources Silver, gems
Coinage [Modified Aerdy] orb (pp), ivid (gp), noble (ep), penny (sp), common (cp)
Population 310,000
Races 37% Human (Oeridian, Flan, and some Suel), 20% Orc, 18% Halfling, 10% Gnome, 7% Elf, 4% Half-Orc, 3% Half-Elf, 1% Dwarf, uncounted Gnolls and Goblins
Languages Common, Old Oeridian, Orc, Halfling, Gnomish, Elven, Goblin, Gnoll
Alignments
Religions Hextor, the Oeridian agricultural gods, Erythnul, Kord, the orc pantheon, Beltar
Allies North Kingdom
Enemies Nyrond, Ratik, Frost/Ice/Snow Barbarians

The Bone March is a political state of the Flanaess.

History

Geography

The Bone March is located in the eastern portion of the Flanaess. It rests in the narrow strip of land bounded by the Rakers in the west and the Teesar Torrent in the east, and curving around to encompass Johnsport on the coast of the Solnor Ocean.

The cool, rocky farmland of the Bone March is relatively poor and never supported a dense population or large cities. Its farmlands are now desolate wilderness.

People

Population

As of 591 CY, the population of Bone March totaled 310,000 persons, though only a large minority are human (mainly Oeridian stock, but some Suel and Flan as well). About 20% of the population are orcs, and nearly the same number are halflings. Gnomes, Elves, half-orcs, half-elves, and dwarves make up decreasing numbers of the remaining citizens.

As of 591 CY, the most populous towns are Knurl (13,500), Spinecastle (pop. 6,300(?)), and Johnsport (pop. 3,500(?)).

The numbers above do not take into account the large number of other uncounted goblins, gnolls, etc.

Religion

The most popular deities among Bone March's inhabitants are Hextor, the Oeridian agricultural gods, Erythnul, Kord, the orc pantheon, and Beltar.

Languages

The most widely-spoken languages in Bone March include Common, Old Oeridian, Orcish, Halfling, Gnomish, and Elvish. Goblin, Gnoll, and other nonhuman languages are spoken as well, due to the large numbers of those races present in the land.

Government

The Bone March was formerly a feudal marchland of the Great Kingdom, and ruled by His Nobility, Clement, the Marquis of Bone March; since 563 CY, it has been controlled by a conclave of nonhuman chiefs. A fief in the Bone March is currently ruled by the death knight Monduiz Dephaar.

The national capital is Spinecastle.

Heraldry

Bone March's coat of arms is blazoned thus: Gules, three shin-bones, two in saltire, surmounted by one in pale, argent.

Economy

Resources

Bone March is noted for producing silver and low- to average-quality gems..

Currency

Bone March's coinage is based on Aerdy's standard, and consists of the platinum orb (pp), gold ivid (gp), electrum noble (ep), silver penny (sp), and copper common (cp).

Transportation

Military

See also

Bibliography

  • Holian, Gary. "Demogorgon's Champions: The Death Knights of Oerth, part 2." Dragon #291. Bellevue, WA: Paizo Publishing, 2002.