|Kingdom of Furyondy|
|The arms of the Kingdom of Furyondy, as depicted in the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (2000).|
|Ruler||King Belvor IV|
|Major Towns||Chendl, Willip, Littleberg, Crystalreach, Reach, Gold, March|
|Races||Humans(79%), Elves(9%), Halflings(5%), Dwarves (3%), Gnomes (2%), Others (2%)|
|Languages||Common, Velondi, Elvish and Halfling|
|Religions||Heironeous, Rao, Saint Cuthbert, Mayaheine, Zilchus, Trithereon, Fharlanghn, Beory|
|Allies||Veluna, Shield Lands, Highfolk, Verbobonc, Dyvers, Ulek|
|Enemies||Iuz, Scarlet Brotherhood|
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 People
- 4 Government
- 5 Economy
- 6 Transportation
- 7 Military
- 8 Furyondy in the Living Greyhawk campaign
- 9 Maps
- 10 Bibliography
Originally part of the Viceroyalty of Ferrond known as Furyon, Furyondy claimed independence from the Great Kingdom of Aerdy in 254 CY. The nation's first king, Thrommel I, was crowned that same year. In 288, the Furyondyian capitol was moved from Dyvers to Chendl. Dyvers would eventually secede from Furyondy in 526 CY.
The people of Furyondy have a couple of festivals that are unique to their nation. The Growfest Eel Run is a festival held in Furyondy every year, mainly in the town of Caronis. The festival marks the migration of a large number of Lake Quag elvers (young eels), which swim down the Velverdyva River to the Nyr Dyv.
The Goose Fair is an annual market fair that is held in the city of Willip. It takes its name from a local breed of geese and features many diverse entertainments, with traders arriving from many lands. The festival has also given its name to Willip's market district, its called "Goose Yards."
As of 591 CY, the population of Furyondy totaled 1,481,800 persons, the vast majority being humans of chiefly Oeridian stock. Elves, halflings, dwarves, and gnomes make up less than 20% of the total population.
The most widely-spoken languages in Furyondy include Common, Velondi, Elvish, and Halfling.
The Kingdom of Furyondy is a hereditary feudal monarchy. The power of the kingship is limited by the Noble Council. Since 288 CY, the nation's capitol has been Chendl.
Furyondy is made up of eight provinces ruled by hereditary nobility, one of which is governed directly by the monarch (Fairwain Province). The other seven noble families are collectively known as the "Seven Families." These noble fiefdoms are: the Duchy of the Reach, the County of Crystalreach, the Gold County, the Viscounty of the March, the Barony of Kalinstren, the Barony of Littleberg, and the Barony of Willip.
Furyondy's chief of state is King Belvor IV, who has ruled since 537 CY. His only son and heir, Prince Thrommel, was lost and declared dead in 592 CY. Since then he has produced no other heirs.
The king's lesser nobles, the Seven Families, are represented by the Noble Council, which keeps the king's power in check. All important royal decrees must be garner the support of the Noble council before being executed.
Below the Noble Council is the Knightly Conclave, a parliamentary group of minor nobles which considers any issue desired, then offers its opinions to the king.
Furyondy's coat of arms is blazoned thus: Party per bend gules and azure, dexter three crowns in bend or, sinister a decrescent argent.
Furyondy is noted for its foodstuffs, cloth, gold, wines, fish, and shipbuilding supplies.
The Furyondy standard coinage consists of the platinum paladin (pp), gold wheatsheaf (gp), electrum knight (ep), silver sheridan (sp), and copper common (cp).
Furyondy's nationwide road system was at one time one of the best in the Flanaess. Much of it lies in shambles, however, due to the nation's coffers being drained by the Greyhawk Wars of 582-584 and the Great Northern Crusade of 586-588.
Much waterborne traffic takes place along Furyondy's rivers and across the Nyr Dyv. Whyestill Lake and the Veng are rarely used, however, due to the ever-present threat from the Empire of Iuz to the north.
Furyondy has one of the most impressive armies in the Flanaess. Augmented by adventurers and mercenary bands, the full might of Furyondy's national infantry and cavalry forces stands at roughly twenty thousand soldiers, with roughly the same amount raised by local lords.
The Furyondian Royal Navy patrols the Nyr Dyv, protecting the coasts from dangerous monsters and pirates. The navy is based in Willip at the largest dockyard in the Flanaess, the Willip Arsenal.
Furyondy in the Living Greyhawk campaign
In the Living Greyhawk campaign, Furyondy corresponds to the state of Michigan.
- Gygax, Gary. The World of Greyhawk. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1980.
- -----. World of Greyhawk Fantasy Game Setting. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1983.
- Holian, Gary, Erik Mona, Sean K Reynolds, and Frederick Weining. Living Greyhawk Gazetteer. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2000.