Growth of the Moran Duchy
Years before the founding of the duchy that are important enough to be remembered still today
Counting from the foundation of the Duchy
Cadric unites the centre of the growing Moran settlements of northern Tarusia to form the Duchy
Cadric establishes control over the territories of the Duchy, uniting a range of smaller settlements and feudal lordships (similar in organisation of the Little Kingdoms). The main intent was to destroy, drive out or assimilate the remaining Taru - Cadric was ambivalent about which, he just wanted to be able to get on with settling the lands he had.
The elder son of Cadric, Carbase's rule was short lived due to campaigning to drive the Taru into the mountains.
Though ridiculed in his first years as Duke for having been knocked out by his sister, Caddock managed by luck and judgement to secure the Duchy and the heritable nature of the Dukedom.
The upland area joins the Duchy in it’s first territorial expansion since forming.
Concerned by increasingly militaristic and expansionist tendencies in the Kingdom of Mor, the independent lands of Durranby joint the Duchy
After 15 years as Duke, he abdicates, becoming a hermit.
The Tithing of Morsby joins the Duchy. Why? I don’t know - maybe they liked the colour of its flag!
A tetrapartite treaty between the Moran Duchy, the Kingdom of Mor, the Freeport of Durranmouth and the Fiefdom of Hough aspects of use of the river for trade, power and fisheries were agreed and some boundary adjustments made. Marks the end of the Kingdom’s attempts at expansion beyond the Duran.
Following Cadric II's decision to abdicate, his younger brother...
Transfer of a land parcel to the Duchy on Carric's marriage to Carra Hango
This marriage brought the Dowerland into the Duchy as a marriage portion further stabilising the improved political relationships along the Durran in the wake of the Treaty of Durranmouth.
Overby Tithing split out form Morton as estate for the heir apparent to the Duchy and Durranston Tithing created.
Under the Alliance of Fenton, the Duchy and the Kingdom suppress the Taru and gain lands to on the far side of the Great range. Ends with 3 new tithings created in the Duchy's new lands.
Construction of the Second Wall of Morton, following the line now traced by Newall Street.
Duke Caddock the Second accedes to demands for independence.
The extinction of the founding familty of Valton brings this Tithing under the Duke's direct control, as the closest living relative (excluding illegitimates and other non-entities).
Cadu the Second reforms the feudal structures.
Proper waste management introduced at Morton. The current organisations and infrastructer put in place and operational.
The final territorial expansion of the Duchy to include the whole western coast of Cor Bay