Tronapt, the fen of Fels

Tronapt is huge. As one can see from the map, it covers most of the western hemisphere of Fels and stretches around to cover a goodly portion of the eastern.

Its total area is approximately 25 million km², making it by far the largest continent. Tronapt is bounded to the east by the Myrtna Sea, to the north by the cold Erianic Ocean, to the south and south east by the Equatic Ocean and the morass known as the Sea of Tronapt. To the south it is separated from arid Merhulneo by the eight hundred mile long Strait of New Corinth. The island Fernesce, and the archipelago known as the Barren Jewels are also in this vicinity. To the west it is bounded by vast Oceanicus.

The derivation of the name is lost in time, as are most things of this nature on Fels…historians of Chird believe it was an acronym invented on a whim by one of the early settlers.

The continent is geologically bland. Nowhere in its vast size does the elevation surpass 2000 metres. Most of the terrain is low-lying marshland, pools and sluggish rivers. The continent was chosen by the Monarchial Renaissance movement as their home and very little adjustment to the terrain was made. The huge, sprawling interior of Tronapt was never thoroughly explored. Only orbital observation charted the land to any great length.

The MR, as it will be convenient to refer the Movement as, settled primarily on the Gulf of Spance littoral, with further settlements on the shores of the Sea of Tronapt…the neck of land separating these two bodies of water is known as the Throat saw the most habitation of all the continent.

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In the eyes of many, the MR were a parody of the British Crown. Yet, up until the fateful Collision, they were the true power of Fels, having its largest standing army, greatest spaceport, at Panopolis, and participating in the greatest offworld trade. The MR were ruled by a King supported by a Council of Lords. Geo-politically, the continent was divided up into 5 provinces, further carved up into the so-called “marquates”.

Dukes and marquesses presided over these, respectively. The provinces were, in descending order of population, Spance, Novatannica, Yaverlandia, Magna Albion and Ollward. Spance was the province which incorporated the Throat and the eastern extremity facing the Erianic Ocean. One of the achievements of the MR was to construct the huge bridge to Merhulneo, a 35 mile long affair conveying humans and materials to the extensive prison settlements the MR had founded on this barren continent. Fernesce was used by the MR for their primary place of incarceration for malcontents, miscreants and general criminals.

At the arrival of the Collision, the majority of the population of Tronapt was destroyed as odylicism took control. The great cities and plazas of the MR were decimated, left to Nature, as it reasserted itself.

The continent has never recovered from this. The population, what there is of it, is barely above Neolithic in sophistication. Occasionally, exiles from the Three Rivers or Tamarudhe will land on its vast shores.

These folk are usually sorcerers and other practitioners of odylicism who have crossed paths with their betters and seek to hide. Tribes cross the huge expanses of swamp and savannah, migrating in accordance with the seasons and contact with exiles is rare.

Most of Fels' people are not even aware of Tronapt's existence; to the knowledge of the urbane Three Rivers folk, it is a land of legend and mythology. The expression “to far Tronapt itself” is a watchword for something very far away and out of reach. Very rare is the ship that sets sail from the Three Rivers bound for Tronapt's enormous, but generally empty, shores.


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