The Royal Republics of Kusin are a collection of wealthy united human states in western Bursa. Together they represent the wealthiest and most powerful of the human civilizations. They are ruled by a conference of the dukes and duchesses who are elected by the citizens within their republics. The conference is led by a national king who resides in Avignon who ultimately has final say at the conference, however he cannot propose any legislation. The king’s name is Marsan Appelle and his queen is Coteir Appelle. Four times throughout the year the dukes and duchesses from around Kusin meet in Avignon and discuss politics and where money needs to be funneled.
This tradition has gone on since the Kusin unification 100 years ago where remote states of Abyssinia and Belhearst met at the very first conference and decided they wanted to return to peace by expelling the warring Abyssinian and Belhearstian soldiers. They accomplished their goal within 3 months and subsequently decided to have another conference where the first king Appelle was elected by leaders of the war, and the first concepts of the Royal Republics of Kusin were first conceived and since then the republics have been meeting every 3 months to discuss how to better their nation.
In the northern reaches of Kusin is a tall and unforgiving mountain range that has it’s foothills in the hills north of the Great Lake. It stretches from the city of Caens to the northernmost city in the realm, Bordeaux, where the mountains dip down into the sea and the rise out again east of Bordeaux to span the whole northern face of the West Bursan Peninsula, and later roll out into the great plains of Abyssinia. The northern city, Bourdeax, is a trade port that deals primarily with the elves. A wide valley some fifty miles in width at some points rolls south east from Bordeaux along La Seine where it flows out into the Belkan Sea near the city port of Toulon(pop.24,000). North of Toulon, along the northern mountains, is the small city of Grenoble(pop.2000). In between Grenoble and La Seine Valle is a windswept line of low rolling mountains. East of Grenoble is the hostile Bimini Hollow, a swampy cold region fed by the great mountains in the north with substantial amounts of snow melt and rain that flow rapidly out into the flood plain of the hollows. South of Toulon is the Toulon forest which features a steep cliff that rolls out into a steep narrow valley. An unnamed river flows violently through the valley and out into a swamp along the Belkan coast. Once outside the forest is the fortress of Nimes(pop.8000). A massive fortress is the best description those that have seen Nimes can describe it as mostly because of it’s sheer size, some have speculated it was not made by humans but instead by elves. West of Nimes is a region dotted with small but rocky mountains that stretch to the base of the northern mountain range. Just west of this region is the city of Caens(pop.1200) which lies inbetween the scattered mountains and a rolling range of hills, which just beyond lies an untamed wilderness of hills and grasslands. Traveling north in this alpine valley will deposit you into the fishing city of Genevee(pop.2700). South of Caens, flowing out of the mountains is the South Neimask River which floods out onto a plain just before depositing into the Great Lake. Travelling east from the South Neimask River is the rolling farmlands of the inner Kusin Kingdoms. Lined with hedgerows of thick trees stretching to the east over an ancient range of grassy hills and down into the capitol city of Avignon(pop.145,700). Avignon is the largest and most magnificent city in all of the human domains. The city itself is nestled in a wide hollow stretching to the sea. The castle is largely unfinished with only the exterior wall and the foundations of the citadel completed. The old Avignon keep is nestled in the hills that overlook the city. South of Avignon is Grand Lac, the largest body of fresh water within the Kusin kingdoms. Just northwest of the lake is the trade city of Canal d’Ville(pop.10,000). It is named as such due to the ‘Great Locks’ or canal that borders the Kusin kingdoms and the forest north of Belhearst. East of Grand Lac is the welathy village of Marseilles(pop.3500). Around Marseilles are some of the finest and most famous vineyards of Tyto. Marseilles’ vineyards often compete with another infamous wine region which lies just over the hills east of the village, this region known as St.Etienne is dotted with lots of small but spread out hamlets which primarily have a church, an inn, and a trade-house for the local wares. Travelling south, the gentle hills turn into grassy, rocky valleys, lined with scattered deciduous forests, and gentle creeks. By continuing south the hills begin to rolls down towards the sea and there lies the city of Cotie Rotie(pop.6700). A mixed city with traders, fisherman, and small vineyards bordering it into the mountains. Because of how scenic the city is, and its location, it is home to quite a diversity of travellers and merchants of all different races and ethnicities. The coast to the north east of Cotie Rotie thickens with semi-tropical vegetation and is home to aspiring bands of pirates and bandits. To the the south and east of Cotie Rotie are two islands which also belong to the Kusin kingdoms, on the islands are the cities of Rhone and Ile du Lavant, respectively.