Post Greyhawk Wars: 585 CY
Ulek, County of
Ruler: His Noble Mercy, Lewenn, Count Palatine of Ulek
Capital: Jurnre (pop. 12,000)
The County of Ulek has a predominantly Sue1 racial mix. It is very cosmopolitan, with many demihumans, and no few war refugees from Bissel, the Principality of Ulek, and the western lands within its borders. Its troops aided Keoland with some ambivalence during the Wars, given Keoland’s former ambitions on the Ulek states, but Ulek suffered relatively few casualties. Since the Lortmils were culled of humanoids in the socalled Hateful Wars at the start of the century, the County has been peaceful. It remains richly resourced.
The County’s wealth is used to fortify its southern cities, notably the citadel and walled city of Jurnre, given the menace of the Pomarj humanoids. Aid is channeled to Furyondy. There are rumors that the Ulek and Urnst states are forming a diplomatic alliance, both being concerned that their relative wealth should be used to support impoverished neighbors effectively.
War has affected the people of the County little in terms of quality of life, but their general outlook has been changed by the loss of so much of the Principality. Ulek folk tend to be serious and watchful, with a strong sense of social responsibility and justice. There is a powerful sense of community within this land, and no few of the people here favor a war against the Pomarj to recapture lost Principality territory.