Restov

Restov: Nowhere is the Rostlandic
spirit more alive than in the Free City
of Restov. The city owes its allegiance
to the Brevic crown, and Lord Mayor
Ioseph Sellemius must bend his knee
before the Dragonscale Throne like
any lord, but otherwise Restov belongs
to no house, making it a haven for the
lost glories of the Aldori swordlords and
those who look back to the old days before
the coming of the Conqueror. Restov
is a city of both refinement and roughand-
tumble manners, as only a colony can
be in fondly recalling and imitating its
motherland. The gentry of Restov consider
themselves sophisticates, although a Taldan
visitor would think their ways quaint and
touched with no small amount of northern
barbarism. Restov’s relative wealth supports no
small number of idle and titled lordlings and
merchants’ sons. They frequent the various
Aldori and Taldan dueling schools, as
well as the alehouses, and fight each other
in street corner challenges at dawn and
dusk. The schools, salons, and taprooms of Restov are also
hotbeds of rebellious talk against the reign of Regent Noleski
Surtova, with young firebrands in search of a leader to rally
them to the cause.

 

The Rostland Plains
The region of grassy plains and rolling hills to the east of
the Sellen and south of the Gronzi Forest are the heart of
Old Rostland, dotted with farming towns and villages with
a mixture of Issian and Taldan heritage and manners, but
with more of an emphasis on the Rostlandic descendants of
the original Taldan colonists. Although close to the capital
of New Stetven, the Rostland Plains harbor some simmering
dissent against the crown, the man who presently wears it,
and the very idea of Brevoy as a unified nation.

Restov

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