And Give to the Poor
Since the beginning of recorded history, the people of Albaeron have been known to have a strong local identity. This stems from the tribal age, which began before written history and ended in 670 when The Good King united the 7 tribal villages to create the Kingdom of Albaeron. The new kingdom was comprised of:
- Byzenium (Now known as Shardstown)
- Rath (Now known as Cahoots)
- Freegill (Now known as Pygmalion)
- Stonemarrow (Now known as Parlanthia)
- Steighn (Now known as Verdhaven)
- Lefton (Now known as Tillershow)
The Good King and the United Kingdom
The Good King, named so for his part in uniting the feuding tribes of Albaeron, was the first real “King” in its history. When The Good King (Who was, at the time, more commonly known by his real name, King Albert) chose to unite these villages, it was his own village of Stonemarrow that he named the capital city. In respect to the king’s legacy, relocation of the capital has never been discussed in a serious matter. As of now (the year 2459), six of the original seven cities have changed their names, some several times. Decapteron is the only city which has kept its name from the pre-united era. As the kingdom grew in population, smaller villages appeared across the continent. Those who wish to avoid the city life (or the high military presence) often move off to the villages, where life is simpler.
The Common Era
The civil disobedience that has erupted in Albaeron has made the need for increased military presence in the seven major cities very real. Talks of revolution have made the evil King Beauregard increasingly cautious. Especially in the city of Parlanthia, where the King resides, military line the streets, oppressing the poor and keeping a watchful eye out for bad apples. The most rebellious of the people of Albaeron typically reside in the smaller vilalges on the outskirts of the continent. There, they are safe to plot their revolution away from the eyes of the Albaeronian military, servants of King and county.