Greyhawk 4E: Cryllor
The Earldom of Sterich occupies the pleasant valley between the Stark Mounds to the north and the Jotens to the south. The Davish River flows down from the Crystalmist Mountains, and the land has often been a fine breadbasket for the rest of the Kingdom.
Querchard, the Earl of Sterich, is a in name a vassal of the King of Keoland, though he is treated more as a favored relative by King Kimbertos; the Earldom enjoyed certain unique privileges enshrined in custom and law that left it virtually independent of the Lion Throne. However, the two men were close friends from before Kimbertos’s rise to the throne, and it is undoubted that of all the many nobles of Keoland, the Earl of Sterich is perhaps one of the King’s most steadfast supporters.
The Earl maintains good relations, as well, with his cousin, the Grand Duke of Geoff; the Earldom has been one of the primary destinations for refugees from the devastation of that land, and the Earl has been mustering forces to contribute to the reclamation of that land, all the while worried that the giants may turn southwards across the Stark Mounds that separate the Earldom from Geoff.