The Kingdom of Worlorn

Worlorn is ruled by her Fach-Bandae, or King. The title was created by Surgorn, who was the first to use it and is the current ruler. He replaced the Tassotarn (Theocrat) who was the highest governmental authority under the theocratic state of Pallon.

See the map of the Kingdom of Worlorn

Division of Authority

1 Fach-Bandae (King)
2 Fach-Drath (Duke)
3 Boertaen (Prince)
4 Mortaen (Marchion)
5 Ardrie (Count)
6 Glanrie (Baron)

Tassotarn means "Judge for the Gods." Fach-Bandae means "Shield of the People." In the times of the Drue Lords, the Fach-Bandae were the heroes who protected the Saers whilst they resettled the land. The leader of these bands was often referred to as the Fach-Bandae.

1 Haertaen (Grand Master)
2 Gurtaen (Master)
3 Bathtaen (Kt Commander)
4 Pengar (Kt Banneret)
5 Brogar (Kt Companion)
6 Langar (Kt Bachelor)

The -taen ending indicates a military leader, with the prefix for rank, hence haertaen, gurtaen, bathtaen --- army leader, war leader, battle leader. The -gar ending means "hero" (or knight).

1 Fachtaen (Legate)
2 Brotaen (Minister)
3 Haesiar (Secr-General)
4 Trosiar (Counselor)
5 Haennar (1st Secretary)
6 Troennar (2nd Secretary)

1 (Gr. Hierophant)
2 (Magister)
3 (Prelector)
4 (Luminant)
5 (Reader)
6 (Scribe)

Political Divisions

Holding Population Seat Holder
Sollon 153 000 Bar-Ennichtor Surgorn, King
Aellbasta 46 000 Aelltor Crall, Count
Ardren 36 000 Arddon Oston, Baron
Brissenmor 69 000 Bristor Hastan, Duke
 Gaetheld 26 000 Gaetheld Langath, Baron
 Nesserheld 27 000 Nesserheld Cadron, Baron
 Riudsech 18 000 Riudsech Brosian, Baron
Caella 34 000 Caella Angoll, Baron
Cantiglan 37 000 Dunsiell Mondath, Baron
Gornanglae 52 000 Brachanglae Harlam, Count
Hidmor 82 000 Molich Eindred, Duke
 Aranglan 18 000 Troecara Chilgen, Baron
 Echilon 18 000 Glasrain Salgen, Baron
 Lornimpent 19 000 Lintorn Glaedon, Baron
 Rengurlech 25 000 Gurhalm Arlath, Baron
Immornell 39 000 Immornell Surgorn, King
Rethell 30 000 Rethellain Choda, Baron
Tembirdam 52 000 Ballennich Mengon, Marchion
 Palliglan 25 000 Soehalm Olmer, Baron
Temormacha 35 000 Neffilmiun Worgan, Baron

Kingdom-wide Administration

After the Siege of Mirsach and the death of Malladun, the priesthood of the Order of Rule gave up their power to rule. The powers of the Tassotarn were informally bestowed upon the highest ranking member of the Order of War who at the time was, since Haertaen Hueor had also died, the Gurtaen Surgorn Sollorin, Lord of Gornanglae. The charismatic nobleman had little difficulty establishing his authority, since his army was loyal to him and his leadership uncontested. The loyalty of his officers derived from the ritual oaths they had made as members of the Order of War. These officers Surgorn elevated to positions in the new Order of Rule.

The former members of the priestly Order of Rule went widely separate ways. Many of the highest ranking priests were killed in the Siege of Mirsach. Those who had the misfortune to live in Galfmor or Merglan were persecuted, hunted, and executed. In Worlorn, some became itinerant holy men, some joined the Order of Law or Aid. Others simply disappeared.

Today the Order of Rule takes on the nature of a superset of the military Order of War. King Surgorn is simultaneously the highest ranking military officer, and the highest ranking ruler of Worlorn. The actual effect of this is to put much more power into the hands of clan heads than they previously had, as the almost all authority rests in the hands of the Order of Rule (see the section on Pallonic Law.

Ducal Administration

Pallon was subdivided into ecclesiastical dominions governed by high-ranking priests. Surgorn the major divisions and gave them to his highest-ranking officers to govern. The title given to them is transliterated in these documents as Duke.

The major divisions (duchies) of Worlorn during the reign of Surgorn are, in order of size:

  • Sollon (towns: Sollum, Glan)
  • Brissenmor (town: Staed)
  • Hidmor (town: Moell)
  • Tembirdam (town: Glum)

Local Administration

The nobility of Worlorn did not change with the government. Lands are mostly clan-owned, but the clanheads (i.e., the owners) are almost always sworn under religious vows of loyalty to some Ruler. Some lands and towns are government-owned, which is to say that no clan claims them as property.

Under the duchies, subdivisions of government often occur. Members of the Order of Rule who govern these provinces are entitled to the use of government lands and castles.


Name Mkt Pop Def G/W Area Location
Baelnan C 1500 C0/W3 6/15 19 ha Brissenmor
Caranmell C 3500 C1/W4 14/35 26 ha Aellbasta
Dillad C 1500 C0/W3 6/15 19 ha Temormacha
Dillriud C 1500 C0/W3 6/15 19 ha Sollon
Enthragon C 2000 C0/W3 8/20 20 ha Aranglan
Filtgesell C 1000 C0/W3 4/10 14 ha Tembirdam
Gaeren C 1500 C0/W3 6/15 19 ha Hidmor
Gaetheld C 1500 C0/W3 6/15 19 ha Gaetheld
Glan C 4000 C1/W4 16/40 28 ha Gornanglae
Gleffen C 3000 C1/W4 12/30 25 ha Cantiglan
Gloerham C 2000 C0/W3 8/20 20 ha Lornimpent
Glum C 5000 C1/W4 20/50 29 ha Tembirdam
Gurlecham C 1000 C0/W3 4/10 14 ha Sollon
Mellador C 3000 C1/W4 12/30 25 ha Rethell
Mertiun C 2000 C0/W3 8/20 20 ha Rengurlech
Mirclan C 3000 C1/W4 12/30 25 ha Immornell
Moell C 10 000 C3/W4 40/100 35 ha Hidmor
Raelfid C 1000 C0/W3 4/10 14 ha Hidmor
Raenmor C 2000 C0/W3 8/20 20 ha Ardren
Rentmall C 3000 C1/W4 12/30 25 ha Caella
Riudanis C 3500 C1/W4 14/25 27 ha Sollon
Riudsech C 1000 C0/W3 4/10 14 ha Riudsech
Sollum B 23 000 C4/W4 90/225 63 ha Sollon
Staed C 9000 C2/W4 36/90 33 ha Brissenmor
Taenodel C 1500 C0/W3 6/15 19 ha Nesserheld
Wathlon C 1500 C0/W3 6/15 19 ha Palliglan
Wellenglan C 1500 C0/W3 6/15 19 ha Echilon

Hidmor: The farmland at the upper end of the Somberflow begins to diminish in fertility starting here. The people of Hidmor subsist more on herding orgs and fishing in streams than do peasants downstream. They still grow mostly grop, but geith supplements some farms in the outskirts. The Hidmorings breed high quality hueglachs.

Sollon: The heartland of Worlorn, with Merglan, Sollon's history extends back to the time of Angorlon, when it was the western half of the ancient theocratic state.

The best gardells are bred in Glan. There are famous seedworm farms just upriver from Sollum.

Staed: Occupying a large islet where the Verentian Highway crosses the confluence of the Somberflow and the Wede, Staed is the hub of activity between Worlorn, Tredaen, and Ralubia. Frequent traffic brings goods down the Wede or by road from Tharam, or down the Somberflow from Moell, Glum, and Dis. From Staed these goods are taken down the Somberflow to Sollum.

Tembirdam: A hilly march inhabited by loggers and miners and down-to-earth folk. There are famous deaberry orchards outside Glum.