The Lanvernite Succession
The smallest of the Twelve Nations is Shroptonshire. Sandwiched between the Sawtooth Range and the Inner Sea, its capital Shropton is a center of maritime trade, navigation, shipbuilding and engineering. Goods from all over the Realm pour into Shropton daily, where they are sold in wholesale markets before being reloaded onto other ships bound for distant consumers. Meats, grains, spices, textiles, gold, lumber, steel and stone—all of the Realm’s goods flow through Shropton. Shropton’s maritime academies train the Realm’s finest naval officers, and its shipyards build the largest, fastest ships in the Twelve Nations. Engineering colleges train bridgebuilders and castlewrights, and its artillery works builds siege engines large and small. However, Shropton’s focus on science, trade and engineering have come at the expense of any advanced interest in magic.