Coglelund

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  • Population: 39,431 (71% Anari, 25% Saxa, 4% engro)
  • Ruler: Merchant Prince Leon Cogle IV
  • Religion: Var
  • Imports: Cloth, gems, iron, luxury goods, timber
  • Exports: Clothing, jewelry, pottery

Background

Halfway grew to prominence after the Blizzard War thanks to an enterprising local merchant family called the Cogles, who constructed a series of fortified warehouses near a small village. Rather than making the perilous trip north to find buyers, merchants from the Magocracy or Vestmark could deliver their goods to Halfway. In return for keeping the goods safe and finding a buyer, Cogle charged a percentage of the cargoes’ value. Halfway’s economy quickly boomed.

Coglelund is a small, independent realm. Although it began as a single town has seen the borders expand. Today, much of its borders are defined by geographic markers even the great wealth of the town cannot move. Leon Cogle has recently claimed part of the northern Hearth Range, though he has made no attempts to build settlements there. Were he to do so, the High Cyning may take issue with the merchant.

Cogle is trying to persuade the ruler of Royalmark to fund an expansion to the Moot Road, which would provide a direct overland route to Bridgewater, and from there, the great river trade of the Crystalflow. With Vestmark in turmoil, trade from Drakeport has slowed dramatically, and Cogle is keen to open a new route as quickly as possible. To date, Cogle has not mentioned how much funding Halfway will provide, though many who know him suspect the answer is none.

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