Vassals of the Vlandian kingdom
Hildeoc Vermundingi, Dux of Pravend
Cousin of Rex Amalareiks the Dux of Praven serves the king as steward and he is often far from his domains, collecting taxes or enforcing the King’s laws in all the corners of the Kingdom. His duchy is not the richest, nor the strongest, as the capital of the kingdom, Praven, is quite detached from the rest of the lands of the duchy.
Hardwin Oggeri, Dux of Harthar
After Ataulf the Dux of Harthar died in battle against the Empire, he left as an heir a six year old boy. As his father’s envious brothers circle him as vultures, his council has their work cut out for them in avoiding a civil war. That is, if they’re not in it as well.
Lintard Gausi, Dux of Sunor
The older cousin, Lintard lays claim to Uxhal. He is known as a fair and stern ruler, having held the duchy for three decades his name is well established as a leader. As tensions between Sunor and Uxhal rise, he readies his men for a conflict that seems increasingly impossible to solve with talks.
Landulf Gausi, Dux of Uxhal
The younger cousin, Landulf also lays claim to owning Sunor. Only a recent adult, Landulf had a lot to prove of his capabilities but nevertheless he impressed his bannermen with his skill. His next challenge, however, is much dangerous: claiming his cousin’s land and defending his own. A superb orator, Landulf is ready to prove that he is familiar with the sword as well.
Beleos Oddi, Dux of Tihr
Dux Beleos’ still inspires surprise in his demesne. It’s not because of a particularly successful rule, but rather that he still lives. Nearing his seventies despite a life beset by many illnesses and complications, his grandsons live on the edge if a cough means they shall battle for inheritance today or not. The Dux led a mediocre and uneventful life, though some may say that is an achievement. He traded and kept contact with his neighbours the Sturgians and the Battanians, maintaining good relations. A known man of peace, his vassals wonder if things will remain so after his passing.
Regino Gregoras, Dux of Galend
The Duchy of Galend, vassalized under Vlandia for many generations, is still ruled by the Gregoras family. This feat is made possible by their seemingly inhumane passivity. A court filled with Imperial nationalists would no doubt be outraged, but Galend in truth is a boiling pot of Imperials, Highlander Battanians and Vlandians, and the honourable Dux Regino is no exception in his family legacy. A known hedonist, he frequently hosts parties and banquets for his diverse court, and perhaps behind the fun-loving, bastard-siring and seemingly apolitical Dux there is a genius that keeps Galend stable.
Atenulf Farussi, Dux of Jaculan
Rex Amalareiks divided the lands of Jaculan among his greatest warriors, and so the greatest prize went to the man who brought down the walls of the city. A few moons later, the Dux Atenulf stands over a newly-repaired wall and overlooks a mixed court of newly installed Vlandians and old Imperials. His position is a slippery one as there are many Imperial aristocrats and commoners who saw their fields burn and their families slaughtered by the invaders and Vlandians who feel they should be Dux. As a war criminal and unpopular general, finding enemies at every turn will not make it easy to complete the Rex’s task of pacifying Jaculan. As conflict seems inevitable when all sides hide weapons and banners under the floorboards, the real question may soon be with how much blood Atenulf wishes to end it.
Written by Borrisnator & Wlodowiec