The Daerdenfel March


The Daerdenfel March is a feudal state in the North of Sobrios, and the most prominent polity in the Marches. The majority demographic group of the Daerdenfel March is the Septem-Pontae culture, the fusion of the historical Septemtriones and Pontae peoples following the Pontae Invasions. The Saerdic Conquest brought Daerdenfel into the Paervlassid Empire as one of the Northern Marches in the year 231 of the Seniovlic Calendar, and the Paervlassid Saerds had a major cultural impact within its borders; the common language of the Daerdenfel March remains Imperial Saerdic, the Seniovlic Faith is the most commonly practiced religion, and Imperial institutions maintain a major presence within the March.


Even so, since the Marches threw off Imperial control in 688, the Praepositus and Undaevigenti have resisted Imperial diplomatic, political, and cultural influence within their borders vigorously. The relationship of the March to its neighbors, and the other Marches in general, ranges from polite indifference to the Faerlaen March to mounting concern regarding Kovir. Within the Daerdenfel March, the Sendrakar Praepositi have maintained the political unity of the Septem-Pontae for the past six centuries, even through the Occupation Period, though recent events have strained the relationship between the Houses Sendrakar and Barklay.


Raerdengeld’s status as the preeminent port city of the Marches and Daerdenfel’s status as one of the greatest centers of learning on the continent Sobrius have ensured that the Daerdenfel March is one of the most advanced cultures outside of the Paervlassid Empire. The population of the March is more than three-quarters literate in Daerdenfel and Raerdengeld, and nearly two-thirds literate in the countryside. This astoundingly high level of literacy has allowed the Septem-Pontae traditions to thrive, in spite of four centuries of Saerd domination, and the people of the Daerdenfel March have appropriated many aspects of Saerdic culture and made them their own.


Art in the Daerdenfel March is currently dominated by painting and tapestry, with the most common patrons being members of the nobility and the elite of the commerce and academic worlds. The art of the Seniovlic Church provides the most common elements of visual culture available outside of the nobility, in spite of the efforts of generations of Praepositi. Still, the common people of the Daerdenfel March approach what culture is available with an embracing attitude, and bards and minstrels are a popular form of entertainment for members of all social classes. Since the ouster of the Paervlassids, popular oration has exploded into a renaissance in literature, written and oral; Septem-Pontae novels are read across Sobrius, from Kesland to Vlassaedos. Academics and monks educated in Daerdenfel also have a reputation for producing especially intricate manuscripts


Though not so advanced as the Dwarves, the state of academia in Daerdenfel has also produced some of the most sophisticated academic minds in the world, rivaling those of the Saerdic colleges in the Empire’s heartland. The study of science is advanced well beyond that of Daerdenfel’s neighbors, and the beginnings of an academic tradition of social sciences are starting to flower at the Colegium of Philosophy. Similarly, the academic study of arcane and ecclesiastical magic flourishes in Daerdenfel, home to the Daerden, one of the most renowned magical academies in the current and former Saerdic holdings.

Prominent Figures of the Daerdenfel March

Prominent Groups of the Daerdenfel March

Cultural of the Daerdenfel March

Religious Practices of the Daerdenfel March

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