The Alienage
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Gathering Manor Data


Whether you are using the spreadsheet or using the rule book you need to gather the following information on the manor you will be building. If the manor is not an existing one, then you and the GM need to generate this information.

  • The kingdom in which the manor is located (In the spreadsheet, the names of the Hârnic kingdoms are listed on the right side of the sheet; when enter Melderyn be aware that you have to enter either Melderyn (Island) or Melderyn (Mainland)
  • The hundred in which the manor is located
  • The name of the manor
  • The name of the holder of the manor, if it is a bailiff, then enter bailiff
  • The name of the manor's liege lord
  • Enter the year this budget is being generated for, if it is the spring of 720 enter 719
  • What is the topography like where the manor will be situated, enter one of the following
  • Lowland
    Lowland manors tend to be found along major river valleys and well watered plains. The topsoil is rich and usually favors a balanced mix of pasture and crops. Most of these manors are found around areas of early settlement and held by long established clans.
    Highland manors are found in river valleys of hilly country or in the foothills of mountains and are usually delineate the limits of civilized lands. These manors favor pastoral economies over crops.
    Coastal manors lie by the sea, or upstream on a tidal river estuary. They often have poorer quality land due to salt spray and wind erosion of topsoil. Manors found beside large inland seas such as Lake Benath or Lake Arain are also considered coastal manors. A number of tenants on such manors also act as fishermen.

    There is a 50% chance that a tenant may also be a fisherman, with the exception of craftsmen.
    Forest manors are rich sources of furs, timber, and tribal goods. They exist on frontiers of civilized lands, especially in Orbaal. Like coastal manors and their associated fishermen, forest manors have a number of tenants that act as trappers or timbermen.

    There is a 50% chance that a tenant may also be a trappers with the exception of craftsmen.
  • Enter the gross acres assigned to this manor
  • Enter the manor's land quality
  • Determine how many leagues from the manor to the closest major settlement, this is not a linear measurement but one measured along the actual road
  • Using a 1 for yes and a 2 for no, answer the following questions

    • Is the manor on a major road or river
    • Is the manor on a minor road or river
    • Does the closest major settlement have a castle
    • Is the closest major settlement a city

You have now collected the necessary data. Click HERE to see a PDF of the completed sheet on a separate page.