Resplendent and civilized, Dunador is the largest kingdom in the western hemisphere. Much of the landscape of this pious nation is unremarkable, though beautiful. Few earth motes dot its skies and even fewer mana vortices exist within its borders. Perhaps the largest blessing is its complete lack open rifts to the Shadowfell. You won't find a safer place to be a farmer on all of Atroa; Dunador is seldom threatened by the likes of orc hordes or marauding monsters thanks to its elite patrols of griffon-riding scouts. Any sighting of an aberration undead beast or what-have-you is relayed magically to the nearest military station and countermeasures are deployed (usually a high level spellcaster able to cast the teleport ritual and an appropriate number of accompanying soldiers).


Dunador has perhaps the best army in the western hemisphere. There is constant debate on the issue as the Sprohm-Knights are almost equally as skilled, if not as large a force, and comprised almost completely of warforged. Dunador stands in stark opposition to Gardusk and its allies. The undead armies of that fell nation have met Dunador's Gold Lions on the field of battle on more than one occasion. King Halfred, ruler of Dunador, is a just and wise man, well-loved by his subjects. He is careful not to let the influence of the churches bleed too much into his decisions, though he is a pious man, devoted to Erathis. Many of the benevolent gods can claim followers in Dunador, but Erathis and Bahamut are the nations most commonly worshipped deities. Evil gods find no home within Dunadors borders, if a cult is discovered it is quickly expunged and with little mercy.

Dunthrane- Dunthrane, the capitol city, is perched on the northern shore of the Lion's Head Sea. It is a major metropolis and trading hub, all other nations (with the exceptions of Gardusk Ckalle and Minz) trade with Dunador at Dunthrane. The Spire (see photo- right) is a towering feat of nature mixed with architecture. It sits in the Dunthrane harobor, overlooking the many ships therein. The quays spread out from the base of the Spire into the harbor, allowing boats to dock and unload their goods. Airships make use of the many "skybridges" (a combination of a bridge and flying-buttress) to porter-in. All races and alignments trade within its walls with little fear of being robbed or harmed. Though businesses and trades of ill-repute are never welcome.


Dunador shares its borders with Andevar (a northern province), Thakas and Sentitent to the west, the sea to the south, and the Veronian Mountains hedge it in on the east. Dejai, the elven city-state within the Veronians, is severely isolationist. They have never traded with Dunador, nor sent representatives on any political sojourn, ambassadorial or otherwise. Dunador is on good terms with Sprohm and trades with them often, especially to obtain many of the magnificent airships that nation is famous for.

Andevar is on shaky ground with Dunador, though Duke Aimar is a noble of Dunthrite blood. King Halfred has had to step in on several occasions to overturn unjust decisions made by Aimar, much to the Duke's displeasure. Another unfriendly neighbor bordering Dunador is its southern province; Gilder, a small cluster of islands in the Lion's Head Sea, just south of Dunthrane. The King's brother, Edrin, was more or less 'exiled' there after his attempted coup on the crown. During the Lion's War, 10 years ago, Halfred was away fighting in the east. Edrin tried to seize the throne. The coup failed and the quaking younger sibling was forced to throw himself at Halfred's feet upon the sovereign's return. Despite his compassionate heart, the king was obliged to punish his scheming brother. Stripped of most of his titles and land, Edrin was sent south, there to reside in a modest castle as a minor lord of the small and poor principality of Gilder. Wether or not Edrin has learned his lesson and mended his scheming ways has yet to be seen, but the cuckolded lord grouses at the mention of his older brother, King Halfred.

The population of Dunador is overwhelmingly human, though representatives from nearly every race claim homes within its borders. Halflings are the next most frequent followed closely by dwarves and half-elves. Many dragonborn live within the city limits of Dunthrane and almost outweigh the number of halflings within the metropolis, but are seldom seen outside the city. Eladrin, Genasi, Warforged, and Tieflings are all rather rare in Dunador but certainly not absent. Drow are only a whispered ghost story, used to scare children. Little do they know; drow actually exist. Though, the stories may exaggerate from time to time. There are few known routes to the underdark in Dunador. Drow have not been seen within its borders in over a decade.


Fairhaven- Sitting astride the southern reach of the Nentir River is the shinning city of Fairhaven. One of the more populous cities in Dunador, second only to that of Dunthrane, Fairhaven is, in its own way, an intellectual and spiritual center of Dunador. Its people are earthy, idealistic, patriotic, and hungry for knowledge. Respect for arcane magic runs deep in them, and their universities produce some of the finest arcanists in the nation. Though, said arcanists must still submit to the Registry, and bend to the wills of the church of Erathis and her templars.

The city was originally founded as a military installation and became a trade port. The military leaders at the time planned it from the beginning and controlled its growth. To this day, Fairhaven has an ordered, geometric feel to its streets. A stark difference to the burgeoned chaos of older cities' streets. It boasts three of the finest arcane universities on the northern continent; the School of the White Lotus, the University of the Blue Star, and the Library of St. Liraiah. All three are closely monitored by the church of Erathis, scrutinized for any sign of Pact or Blood Magic.

Duchess Aurala Wynarn rules her city under the laws of King Halfred in Dunthrane. She is the first to support him in his decisions and quickest to send her militia to the aid of the country. Lady Aurala has exchanged harsh words with Duke Aimar of Andevar on many occasions, and is convinced he is up to no good. She also holds a close relationship with Duke Fernol of Thakas, in the Borderlands. Lady Aurala has sent soldiers to his aid against the machinations of Duke Terbov and Sentitent. Trade often comes down the Nentir from Fallcrest, and Lord Markelhay and Duchess Aurala have maintained a regular, friendly correspondence over the past fifteen years.

The population of Fairhaven is slightly different than the rest of Dunador, in that it is one of the few places one would find full-blood elves living within a metropolis. Humans are the most common, followed closely by half-elves, gnomes, and elves. Most of the other races exist within the city, however tieflings aren't looked upon very favorably, and changelings are killed on sight by the church of Erathis.

Three major temples exist within the walls of Fairhaven; The Temple of The Urbane (Erathis), The House of Platinum (Bahamut), and The Dome of Light (Pelor). Hidden amidst the alleys of the Dock Ward lies a shrine to the Traveler.




Capitol: Dunthrane

Backgrounds: Parentage- Noble, Birth- Among Another Race
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