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The Kingdom of the Isles (also known as the Kingdom of Rillanon, and usually shortened to 'the Kingdom') is one of the most powerful nations in the northern half of the continent of Triagia. The mainland territory of the Kingdom stretches from the shores of the Endless Sea and the Bitter Sea in the west to the Kingdom Sea (Sea of Kingdoms) in the east. Its northern reaches are bounded by the Teeth of the World and the Northern Guardians, beyond which lie the Northlands. To the south, it shares a border with the Empire of Great Kesh. Culturally and politically, the Kingdom is divided in half between the older and more populous Eastern Realm and the Western Realm, which is governed from Krondor.

History[]

Early Expansion[]

In ancient times, some 750 years prior to the Riftwar, the island of Rillanon was united under the rule of the first conDoin king, a tribal leader named Dannis conDoin. Under the conDoin kings, the kingdom's influence grew, as it engulfed its neighboring island kingdoms. During the following two centuries, Rillanon and the rival city-state of Bas-Tyra fought trade wars for control over the Kingdom Sea.

The conDoins progressively expanded the Kingdom of the Isles through a series of wars, conquests, and annexations. Two hundred years after Dannis, Delong (the only King to be known as 'the Great') planted the banner of Rillanon on the mainland by conquering Bas-Tyra.


Growth of the Western Realm[]

Several centuries later, conflict between the Empire of Great Kesh and its subsidiary, the Keshian Confederation, led to the withdrawal of Keshian troops from its northernmost territories.

Nicholas conDoin, youngest son of the King, brought the Kingdom armies westward to the Keshian province of Bosania and expanded the Western Realm.


The Riftwar[]

The Great Uprising[]

The Serpentwar[]

Geography[]

Eastern Realm[]

Rillanon
Rillanon is the capital of the Kingdom of the Isles and center of power in the eastern courts. The King rules the entire kingdom from here, though only broad policy in regards to the west. Rillanon and the surrounding area are ruled by the Duke of Rillanon.
Bas-Tyra
Salador
Rodez
Ran
Cheam
Sadara
Deep Taunton


Western Realm[]

Krondor is the capital of the western half of the Kingdom of the Isles. The Prince of Krondor is normally the heir to the throne in Rillanon while the city and surrounding area is ruled by the Duke of Krondor.

Duchy of Krondor[]

Barony of Sarth

Duchy of The Southern Marches[]

Earldom of Landreth

Barony of Durrony's Vale

Duchy of Yabon[]

Earldom of LaMut

Earldom of Loriel

Barony of Tyr-Sog

Barony of Zun

Barony of Ylith

Barony of Questor's View

Barony of Hawk's Hollow

Duchy of Crydee[]

Barony of Carse

Barony of Tulan

Barony of Jonril

Barony of Darkmoor[]
Shamata[]

Sunset Isles

Tilden

Benteen

Folson

Mondegreen

Morray

Verheyen

Bellcastle

Belmont

Forest Deep

Haverford

Ludland

Morgan River

Silverstown

Pemberton

Society[]

The Kingdom seldom practiced slavery, limited to convicted felons. Along the Far Coast, it was nonexistent.

Currency and Trade[]

The primary currency of the Kingdom is the golden sovereign. Smaller denominations are silver royals, and coppers. Trading in large amounts of currency (usually in the thousands of sovereigns) are conducted using counting houses as intermediaries, with merchants exchanging letters of credit that would allow them to withdraw that amount from their personal accounts. A less common form of currency is by using gemstones, as they often carry greater value for weight. Trading with gemstones became more popular after the first Riftwar, due to abundance of gemstones from Kelewan.

Foreign exchange with coins from different nations are usually resolved using touchstones to determine the differences in weight of the coins.

Government[]

Monarchs of the Kingdom of the Isles (Kings of Rillanon and Kings of the Isles) []

(in approximate chronological order)
House of conDoin
  • Dannis, k. of Rillanon (r. approximately seven hundred fifty years before the Riftwar)
  • Delong 'the Great' (r. approximately five hundred years before the Riftwar)
  • Borric I (r. approximately two hundred fifty years before the Riftwar)
    • Jon 'the Pretender', half-brother of Borric I
  • Henry III (exact time of r. unknown)
  • Rodric III
  • Rodric IV 'the Mad King', fourth and only surviving s. of King Rodric III

House of conDoin, Crydee stem

  • Lyam I, eldest leg. s. of Duke Borric of Crydee (cous. of Rodric IV)
  • Borric, eldest s. of Prince Arutha of Krondor and neph. of K. Lyam
  • Patrick, eldest s. of King Borric
  • Ryan, s. of King Patrick
  • Gregory, s. of King Patrick
  • Henry V (Hal), descendent of Duke Martin of Crydee (half brother of Lyam I)

Princes of Krondor[]

(in approximate chronological order)
House of conDoin
  • Erland, younger br. of King Rodric III

House of conDoin, Crydee stem

  • Arutha, younger br. of King Lyam
  • Erland, younger br. of King Borric and s. of Prince Arutha
  • Nicholas, youngest s. of Prince Arutha
  • Patrick, eldest s. of King Borric and grandson of Prince Arutha

unnamed Princes of Krondor

  • Matthew, s. of King Ryan, heir to the throne

unnamed Princes of Krondor

  • Robert, cousin of King Ryan
  • Edmund, cousin of King Ryan
  • Edward, cousin of King Ryan

Ministers of the King's Court in Rillanon[]

Duke of Rillanon - Royal Chancellor and First Adviser to the King

King's Chancellor of Finance and Exchequer

  • Williamson Howell

Knight-Marshal of the Armies of the East

  • Sir Lawrence Malcolm

Admiral of the King's Fleet in the East

  • Karole Vykor
  • unnamed individuals
  • Daniel Marks

Ministers of the Princes's Court in Krondor[]

Duke of Krondor - Chancellor of the Western Realm

  • Dulanic
  • Guy du Bas-Tyra (ruled as Viceroy, having been appointed by King Rodric IV, but was never Prince or Duke of Krondor)
  • Volney of Landreth (Earl of Landreth, served as acting Duke after Dulanic's resignation before his official appointment)
  • Gardan of Crydee
  • Geoffery of Ravenswood
  • unnamed Dukes of Krondor
  • James of Krondor
  • Arutha Jamison, s. of Duke James
  • Brian of Silden (acting Duke)
  • Rufio of Rodez
  • unnamed Dukes of Krondor
  • James Jamison (Jameson) (also Regent of the West)
  • Erik von Darkmoor
  • John deVres of Bas-Tyra

Knight-Marshal (or Lord-Marshal) of the Western Realm

Knight-Marshal of Krondor

Admiral of the King's Fleet in the West

Military and Navy[]

The military was divided into the Armies of the East and the Armies of the West. They were commanded by their rulers, who had the rank of Knight-General during war.

The Armies of the East were commanded by the King and his second in command the Duke of Rillanon

The Armies of the West were mustered by the Prince of Krondor who was also the King's Knight Marshal; the only ruler besides the King who may muster the Knight-Generals.

A Lord-Admiral commanded the Krondorian fleet

The Current Ranks of the armies

  • Lord Marshal (The Monarch)
  • Knight Marshal (The Prince of Krondor)
  • Knight General (The Dukes of the Kingdom or Provincial rulers)
  • Knight Commander
  • Knight Captain
  • Knight Lieutenant
  • Sergeant Major
  • Drill Sergeant / Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Soldier

Arms and Heraldric Devices[]

  • conDoin Kings: a golden lion rampant holding a sword aloft, with a crown hovering over its head, upon a field of purple (or crimson)
  • Princes of Krondor: an eagle soaring above a mountain peak, silver upon the royal purple (ALSO - the yellow outline of an eagle soaring above a peak, contained in a circle of dark blue OR an eagle flying above a mountain peak, upon a circle of light blue)
  • Bas-Tyra: a golden eagle upon a field of black
  • Crydee: a golden gull emblazoned upon a field brown (formerly with a small golden crown above the gull)
  • LaMut: a grey wolf's head on a circle of blue (upon a field of deep green?)
  • Highcastle: red stone tor on white
  • Carse: a field of scarlet quartered by a gold cross, a golden griffin rampant in the upper right quarter
  • Darkmoor: a black raven clutching a holly branch in its beak, upon a red heater shield
  • de Sevigny: a shield bend dexter, with a crouching red dragon chief on a field gold, and an upraised lion's claw in gold upon a field red
  • Sethanon: golden chevrons upon a field of white and green
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