THE BORDER KINGDOM
BORDER KINGDOM (Small Kingdom)
-- On the fringes of the
great Salt Marsh
within the Border Kingdom, a new power is quickly developing.
Strengthened by a surprising volume of trade (which travels northward
avoid high Nemedian Tariffs) and by a harsh but brilliant leadership
composed mostly of exiled Aquilonian and Nemedian families, the
young border Kingdom lies poised on the brink of empire ... IF only the
fledgling Kingdom can stave off the early territorial appetites of its
Know, my Lord, that thy Border Kingdom, while new in the eyes of
others, is an ancient land, long settled by the pure blooded Hybori
tribes who are thy people. All of the Hyborian kingdoms speak a legend
of the past, when the tribes left the curel Northland wastes to skirt a
vast swamp as they migrated south.
Five hundred years ago, the last Hyborian tribes were driven from the
north by the wild giants of the Nordheim hordes. They in turn drove the
tribes before them southward and took this land to be their own. The
Hyborian Tribes which originally settled our land were soon united
under renegade nobles from both Nemedia and Aquilonia who, with pride,
first called this land the Border kingdom.
Honed by over two thousand years of warfare with the Nordheimer reavers
and arcane Hyperborea, thy people of the Border Kingdom have become a
hardy and warlike race. For centuries, the Border Kingdom has thrived
in its bleak land, with hale mountain men of Virunian, excellent marsh
warriors available from the hunters and farmers of the Great Salt
Marsh, strong farmers of the Lowland Fiefs, and all under the
protection of the mounted Noble Warriors.
But history is a mist which has passed. Today all this falls under thy
single command. Upon thy shoulders rests our destiny. Heed well now my
words, Great one, as I report to thee of the length and the breadth of