The arldom borders Bonnyfield to the north-east, Kingswood to the south-east, Stronghold to the south, and the Antagonese ducdom of Bordoor to the north-west. [One] major river flows through the arldom: the Easie; though the Antagonese border is marked by the Pale. The middle of the arldom is dominated by the Arborwood Forest, with lowland plains to the south of the Easie River Valley, and hilly country to the north, beginning the long upward slope toward the White Mountains.
- The Capital is a couple of days walk to the SW
- King's Road from Huntsley to Lordbury passes through
- Old Imperial road, in ruin
Origin and History
The post-Imperial settlers of the region that would be known as Banner Hall were, ethnically, closely related to northern raiders. They were "barbarians" feared and respected for their cavalry and horsemanship. Culturally, they greatly resembled Tolkien's "Rohirrim." By the time the region was absorbed into the Generic kingdom, Bannerish horse-lords were highly sought after as trainers of cavaliers, eventually becoming known as the "seat of Generic chivalry." The region has changed hands between the Generics and Antagonese several times over the following centuries. These days, the population is more "civilized" than its forebears, but retains a certain independent spirit. It continues to be known for its horse-breeders, and an exceptional local breed of destrier, the Valemont.
Banner Hall is a de jure "county" consisting of 4 holdings (17 hundreds). See also: Vassalage in Generica.
Barony of Valemont
City of Herdeford
- Ruled by Mayor Toff Pendigree
- Important Horse-Breeders' Guild
Vicarage of Prieston
- Ruled by Vicar Tidas Bookburne
- St. Paius' Cathedral at Prieston
Barony of Warsby
- Ruled by Baron Graige Hautblood
- Warsby Castle
Rumor Has It…
- An Antagonese chevauchée could come at any moment…
- The well-to-do Bannerish folk tend to favor a "bycocket"-styled hat with a horsehair-based ornamentation.