Perrenland

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Greyhawk Realm
Concatenated Cantons of Perrenland
Perrenland01.jpg
The arms of Perrenland, as depicted in Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (2000).
Motto/Nickname
Region
Ruler
Government Parliamentary republic
Established
Capital Schwartzenbruin
Major Towns Schwartzenbruin, Traft, Exag, Krestible.
Provinces
Resources
Coinage Grossmark (pp), mark (gp), kleinmark (sp), pfennig (cp).
Population 468,000 (591 CY)
Races
Languages Common, Flan, various Oeridian dialects, Stamtaal, Dwarven.
Alignments
Religions
Allies
Enemies

Perrenland, properly known as the Concatenated Cantons of Perrenland, is a political state of the Flanaess.

History

Geography

Modern Perrenland is generally located in the northwestern portion of the Flanaess. It is bordered by Lake Quag to the north (though Perrenlanders consider the lake to be within the boundaries of the country itself), by the Yatils to the west and south, and by the Clatspur Mountains and the Vesve Forest to the east.

As of 591 CY, the most populous towns are Schwartzenbruin (pop. 27,500), Traft (pop. 12,000), Exag (pop. 8,500), and Krestible (pop. 7,300).

People

Population

As of 591 CY, the population of Perrenland totaled 468,000 persons, the vast majority (almost 80%) being humans of mainly Oeridian and Flan descent. Dwarves make up the next largest group (8%), followed by halflings (6%), elves (3%), gnomes (2%), and finally half-elves, and half-orcs (1% each).

Religion

The most popular form of worship among Perrenland's citizens is the Old Faith -- the "Old Kerk" is the semi-official church of the state, and considers Allitur, Berei, Beory, Mayaheine, Nerull, Pelor, Rao, Vathris and Zodal as part of a single pantheon. Ulaa, Zilchus, and St. Cuthbert, though not as popular, are also worshipped with regularity.

Languages

The most widely-spoken languages in Perrenland include Common, Flan (in regions close to the Yatils), various Oeridian dialects, Stamtaal (creole of Common and Flan), and Dwarven.

Government

Perrenland is a parliamentary republic, and ruled by His Gravity, Karenin Weisspeer, Voormann of all Perrenland.

The national capital is Schwartzenbruin.

Heraldry

The state's coat of arms is blazoned thus: Per saltire, gules and argent.

Economy

Resources

Perrenland is noted for producing foodstuffs (mostly fish and dairy products) and copper ore. The country is also known for training and exporting a large number of mercenary groups.

Currency

Perrenland's standard coinage consists of the platinum grossmark (pp), gold mark (gp), silver kleinmark (sp), and copper pfennig (cp).

Transportation

Military

Creative origins

Perrenland is named for Jeff Perren, who co-wrote the Chainmail medieval miniatures wargame with Gary Gygax.

Bibliography

External link

Living Greyhawk: Perrenland.