Facing the Faceless
Duke Syluri rules the duchy of Orduval. The relatively small duchy suffers from an inhospitable climate of mountains and badlands. Tandarei is its only significant barony. Major deities: Ioun, Melora, scattered Vecna shrines (abandoned, but well-maintained). Reckless arcane experimentation left much of Orduval barren and lifeless, and its towns are few and far between. It is far more prosperous than it ought to be, however, with a ready supply of gems to trade for arms and mercenaries. Further to the East lies the Middenmurk, a vast swampland between Thyatis and the Eastern Sea. Orduval has accused its neighbors of treachery and deceit hundreds of times over the years, and has occasionally threatened secession. Why its Consulate would submit to such insanity is unknown, but their gems still flow into Thyatis, and their threats remain strictly verbal.