A Turning Wheel
County of the Proud City
One of the largest and most important counties in the Kingdom of Apples, the Proud City covers all of Greater Boston. This county has one of the highest concentrations of kithain and is located in one of the most prominent mortal cities in the northeastern US, so it is populous and well-off compared to many other locations in the kingdom. The county is politically important because of these factors as well as being the ducal seat for Gulping Bay.
Feudally the county owes fealty to the Duchy of Gulping Bay and the count acts as overlord for the baronies of Beacon Hill, the Fens, Scholar’s Walk, Bywater and the baronial burghs of the Bookends, Rocky Crossing and Spy Pond. Although not technically under the jurisdiction of the the county, the Knights of the Bridges are very active in the area and will often extend at least some courtesy or notice of their activities to the current count’s household.
The county is currently in a period of regency, as Mamp Cordwainer helps the childling viscountess Ailith Trueheart lin Dougal until her wilderhood. The previous countess, Rianna Fearclas ap Eiluned, has been missing since last Samhain with no clue as to her fate or whereabouts. Although ably administered so far, the county is under great strain from ongoing outbreaks of nervosa attacks and recent turnover among the governing nobles for several baronies.