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Clickable map of The Spine of Ursum
Khemit Rodinia Lucarcia Luxore City Ahnk Buto Rosetta The Nylle River The Lower Kingdom The Middle Kingdom The Upper Kingdom Lucar City Cansae Tunis Vacheron Providentia Selkie Frostgard The Head of Ursum The Spine of Ursum The Tail of Ursum Pontes Vacheron Lucar (Capital) Condate Providentia Sarnia Molesworth Petuaria Bannaventa Lemanae The Barrow Downs The Crags Coates Wood The Deadwood The Goblin Wood The Greenwood Wyre Forest Darkmoor Mere Marsh The Wildflow River Brakspear Castle Ravenspear The Sunken Fort Cansae Mamucium Tunis Manabas Ursum Ibini Granita Antissa Paradin Grunal Barusi The Verdant Palace Northern Ibini Southern Ibini Spilk Hillsend Epiedes Barusi Grunal Paradin Carmelo Aeer Eli Zaneth The Verdant Palace The River Ardeth The Church of the Light The Shack The Torrent The Manor House The Warehouses The Market Fisherman's Rest Church of the Light Warehouses The Cabin The Verdant Palace Selkie Frostgard Derketo Kelp Darken's Folly The Sahagu Inn The Frosthold Mountains Darken Downs Darken Woods Mithlond (Sanctuary) The Old Coast Road Iceflow River Littlebrook City Eastward Thistledelve Waymeet Ashtar Holytree Castle Fortuna Khazagrim Mount Macarack Abbey Dragon's Perch Sapporo Akihabara The Jagged Peaks The Furrowed Hills The Bandit Wood Deepwood Eldaran Southern Swamplands The Black Swamp The Barren Scrub Sylvandale Monastery of the East Winds Monastery of the North Winds Monastery of the West Winds Eastward Abbey Waymeet Abbey Newkeep The Empire of Rodinia The Empire of Honshu Marlek Nargastan The Jungles of Maya Athena Kiltland The Kingdom of Albion Mochica Tapirit The Wildlands The Great Desert Hishan Hawkmoon Ager Rodin City Rodinia Nubia Kurgan Weissland Dardania Elam Nung Semang Tana Toradja Ogre Province Naga Province Dragon Province Gryphon Province Sphinx Province Phantom Province Kirin Province Elsir Vale Venusia Hommlet Frusina Herculaneum Savo Rodin City Messana Derona Londinium Tuscany Hills Lizard Marsh Devon's Holding Daggerfish Laughing Hollow Stormhaven Logazors Mine Jawa Silver Mines Sibu Jukai Kupang Otyugh Swamp Jawa Endau Marudi Roundwood Hills Roundwood Hills Worlds Edge Worlds Edge


Location:The Spine of Ursum
Ruler:Lord Caer Ferrand
Predominant Race:Human
People of Note:Lord Caer Ferrand, Maynard Ferrand

Places of Interest

Strongholds:The Iron Fortress

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Providentia is a small town which straddles the Old Gore River as it flows down out of the Vacheron hills. The town lays at the back of a large,wide bay and is nicely sheltered from most of the bad weather that the Southern Ocean has a tendency to throw at this coast. The bay is a little craggy in places, like most of this coastline, but also boasts some stunning sandy stretches which make for wonderful places to spend lazy summer days.

The town flows up the small hillside on which it had grown, developing over hundreds of years since the first settlers to this region had decided this would make a good place to live. Providentia grew organically, never really planned, and had expanded as needed with no real direction. But in recent times the Earl had modified and organised the settlement. Lord Caer Ferrand, has added fortifications to the town since he had become Earl of Providentia some thirty years previously.

The fortifications are only simple wooden walls which surround the town. They are wide enough to support a thin battlement on which watchmen could patrol. Every few hundred yards the Earl has added a small wooden tower, where more guards could be stationed and weapons and provisions stored in times of need. He has also built dividing walls through parts of the town, again only wooden and this time just large fences really, but they have the effect of channeling traffic from one part of town into another through the wooden gates which have been placed strategically in various locations. This is a source of minor inconvenience to the population but the Earl saw the benefits should Providentia ever come under attack.

At the top of the hill overlooking the town is the Iron Fortress, home of the Ferrand family, the Iron House. Made of grey local granite the fortress is an imposing building. It was not built for show but for defence and is a dour and dreary looking structure, but an impressive one none the less. A high stone wall surrounds a courtyard which contains many wooden buildings and the keep. The keep, three stories high, is dominated on one side by a huge stained-glass window depicting a smith at work on a great forge the symbol of the Iron House. The window is a masterpiece and is one of the most beautiful pieces of art anywhere in Lucarcia. The builder of the Iron Fortress, the founder of the Iron House, Lord Hiberus Ferrand, the first Earl of Providentia, commissioned it. That was over three hundred years ago.

Places of Interest

The Iron Fortress

The Iron Keep is the ancestral home of the Iron House. Built by Lord Hiberus Ferrand over three hundred years ago, it is a dreary and dull building, built for function, not show. All apart from the three story high stained glass window which dominate the fortress on one side. This was also commissioned by Lord Hiberus and depicts a blacksmith at work at his forge - the symbol of the house. This window is in the process of being repaired after Captain Nikolai Kester dove head-first through it whilst escaping from Reynard Ferrand recently.