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  • Sarum

    THE CITY OF SARUM Sarum is your home base, sitting upon a steep, wind swept mound amidst the rolling Salisbury Plain. Educate Latin-speaking persons call this city Sorbiodunum. Its o Cymric name is Caer Caradduc. Sarum was first settled …

  • Salisbury Castle

    Salisbury Castle, also called Sarum, is a modern (i.e., in the Arthurian era) stone castle. It sits upon a great motte in the center of the city, and is the main seat for your lord, the Earl of Salisbury. Curtain walls 8 feet thick and 20 feet …

  • Warminster

    This is a fortified city, which serves as the local market for the farms of the upper [[Wylye River]]. It is surrounded by the [[Modron Forest]], and defends the country from incur- sions from [[Somerset]]. It is two days’ ride from [[Sarum]]. …

  • Modron Forest

    MODRON’S FOREST This dense forest which lies to the west of the county is named after an ancient goddess of the Britons. It is rumored to be inhabited by many wicked faeries and beasts.

  • Amesbury

    Aurelius Ambrosius established this monastery, which is still supported by royal funds. It is a double-abbey, having facilities for both men and women. Although this is within the county, it is actually a fief of the Church and contrib- utes no …

  • Ebble Castle

    This is an old motte-and-bailey castle made mostly of wood, but still serviceable in defense. It is the most south- ern settlement of the county.

  • Silchester

    Duchy Silchester is the dukedom that commands most of the lands east of Salisbury. SILCHESTER CITY This is one of the Roman cities of the past, now much diminished in size and importance, but still great nonethe- less. It is about two days’ ride …

  • Avon River

    This river is one of several of the same name in Brit- ain. It is the main drainage of the Salisbury Plain, and con- tinues to flow southward through the [[Camelot]] Forest and [[Dorset]] to the British Sea. It is navigable by coastal ships that …

  • Mildenhall

    This unwalled city is the local market for the farms along the Kennet River, and is held by the castellan from [[Marlborough]].

  • Marlborough

    This is a fine castle. It is built atop a large ancient mound, believed by many to be the burial mound of an ancient wizard. It is about two days’ leisurely ride from Sa- rum.

  • Savernake Forest

    This border forest is within either or both of the lands of the Earl of Salisbury and the Baron of [[Marlborough]], and has been the cause of considerable dispute between those lords. No faeries have been reported here, though [[Ellen Countess of …

  • Upavon

    This is a large, unwalled town that serves as the local market for farmers of the Upper [[Avon River]]. It is about one day’s ride from Sarum. This town has been promised as the dowry of Earl Roderick’s daughter [[Lady Jenna of Salisbury|Jenna]].

  • Salisbury Plain

    The Salisbury Plain is a gently undulating plain whose rivers are populated by many villages of farmers. It has also held many ancient bronze- and early iron-age settlements, mostly long abandoned but occasionally resettled, as at [[Sarum]]. Only …

  • Ock River

    This is the main river that flows through White Horse Vale. Its farmers visit [[Uffingham]] for their local market. It is a tributary of the [[Thames River]].

  • Stonehenge

    This monumental structure was built by giants in an- cient times and dedicated to the sun, stars, and ancestors. In consists of five concentric rings and horseshoes of stand- ing stones and a few outlying stones, all surrounded by a mounded ditch …

  • Logres

    Logres is the lowland region of Britain previously ruled by the Romans, who established many great cities. Your character’s county, Salisbury, is located here. Logres is the largest and most powerful kingdom of Britain and the home of …

  • Cambria

    Cambria is the western region of Britain. It is some- times called Wales or, in the French fashion, Gales. Cam- bria, however, extends eastward beyond modern Wales to include a much larger region. Two strong kings contend for power in Cambria. …

  • Cumbria

    The people of Cumbria are often called the “northern British.” Cumbria includes all the lands north of the [[Humber River]] and south of the [[Pict|Pictish mountains]]. Much of this region is of moor-covered mountains or dense, unexplored forest …

  • Cornwall

    Cornwall includes the entire southwestern peninsula of the British Isle (an area much larger than the Cornwall of modern times). It is famous for its rich tin mines and its close political con- nections with [[Brittany]], whose settlers have been …

  • Brittany

    Brittany was once a Roman province, but it was severe- ly depopulated by barbarians and disease, and has recently been settled by emigrants from Britain. Its coastal lands are rich and thriving, although the interior is a wild and en- chanted …

  • Ireland

    Ireland is a barbarous island populated by many clans of notorious wildness, all divided into five great kingdoms. It has a High King, but he rules more in name than in fact. The savage tribesmen of the region regularly raid across the Irish Sea to …