Fort Wiltun

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Fort Wiltun
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Region Ruathym
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Ruler Lord Wiltun
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Government Jarldom
Population Almost entirely human
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Exports Mercenaries, arms, metal ores
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General

Fort Wiltun is the seat of rulership of the Jarldom of Wiltun, which includes several small, rocky islands in the Trackless Sea. The Fort lies on one of the larger of these islands, a squarish block of rock jutting far up from the sea and dropping into sheer cliffs on all sides. It occupies nearly the isle’s entire surface, as well as a systems of caves and catacombs carved into its bowels. As of the spring of 1381 DR, the Jarldom also encompasses the large and verdant, but sparsely populated, island of Caraigh, including the island’s only sizable population center, the pastoral village of Ceyren's Mill.

The Jarldom is ruled by a Jarl, a hereditary position of absolute authority. The current Jarl is His Grace, Lord Arsant Wiltun the Fifth. Though the Jarl’s rule is absolute, he is advised by several close associates, including Master Parrico, the Seneschal of his Keep; Sir Avadon, the First Knight of Wiltun; Coris, the Jarl’s Umberlant priest; and Kapten Deitricht, the commander of the elite infantry known as the Iron Guard. His heir is his daughter, Oilanna, a young girl in her early teens.

Lord Wiltun has overseen the development of his Jarldom into one of the region’s preeminent naval powers; his fleet is a rival to the dominance of the fleet of Luskan, politically, commercially, and militarily, and the hostility between the Jarldom and Luskan has many years of precedent. More recent has been the establishment of a corps of Jarl-Wardens, commanded by Sir Avadon and tasked with the enforcement of the Jarl’s law in his keep and surrounding territory, a development which has done little to counter the Jarl’s reputation as a harsh, heavy-handed despot.