Gran March

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Ruler: His Most Resolute Magnitude, Magnus Vrianian, Commandant
Capital: Hookhill (pop. 7,000)
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The Gran March was originally established as a vassal state of Keoland, based on a military religious Order of Knighthood: the Knights of the March. It has always been a militaristic land, with conscription mandatory for fit males for a period of up to seven years. Its independence came almost as a side-effect of the Small War between Veluna and Furyondy, as did a change of rulership; the Commandant is now elected by the people from the noble houses, rather than being imposed by Keoland.

The Gran March is almost wholly independent of Keoland now, and has been a surprising winner in the post-war days. Its own troops, among which mailed cavalry is of exceptional quality, suffered little in the way of casualties. It has also received the cream of exiles from Bissel, Geoff (who fled there because it was nearest), and Sterich (who fled there rather than to distrusted Keoland). This well-resourced land is now powerful despite its small size, and the words of its ambassador are carefully listened to in Keoland, Veluna, and Furyondy. If the Gran March has a lingering anger, it is concern over the fate of Bissel, with which it historically had warm relations.

Gran March

Post Greyhawk Wars: 585 CY Juan