Castrillis Organization in Saleh'Alire | World Anvil


Castrillis is less a single kingdom, and more a vague alliance between several clans- each of whom holds a portion of the overall territory; originally a series of warring kingdoms, they were forcefully united under a single banner by Cáin Avelson nic Dhána in 6084, who named the new territory Castrillis and implemented the Clan system of governance. He was later overthrown in 6082 by his own wife, Moirin ac Brádaigh nic Doirnín.   Under the later implemented Társén Alliance, there are 7 primary clans, each of which controls an autonomous region of Castrillis. The head of this "Alliance" is known as the High King (or Róal Càer), whereas the heads of the other 6 primary clans are each known as a Lesser King (or Cáer Rótarlach). Family heritage for each Clan is tracked matrilineally, since the women are the ones who give birth- with inheritance for Clan Heads operating on a first-born system, where the first born of the current Head of the Clan (regardless of gender) ascends after their death; this does not include the Bloodhunters, though they are included in the Alliance itself.   Unfortunately, despite being overthrown by his wife in 6082, Cáin Avelson nic Dhána had managed to survive and gain further power- becoming a Lich. Beginning in 6130, Castrillis became overrun by waves of undead coming from the far north, under the control of the former High King. Eventually the Bloodhunters are organized under High King Fína Avelson nic Dhána by 6148- becoming Castrillis' major defense against the Undead forces. And by 6155, the country finally sees a tentative end to the undead presence- though minor incursions still happen (especially in Catríona in the far north).
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Region Title Clan Current Head
Válmía Róal Cáer Clan Cáoráig Egdhán Dhána
Caile Cáer Rótarlach Clan Cananáin Ruadh Sabháin
Finola Cáer Rótarlach Clan Lulachláin Eiblin Coinnich
Talies Cáer Rótarlach Clan Síoráin Thamás Rushton
Adógan Cáer Rótarlach Clan Etanáin Benict Ruáidh
Anndrach Cáer Rótarlach Clan Airachláin Sorcha Matasan
Catríona Cáer Rótarlach Clan Cateláin Asha Máirc
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No, it's not actually meant to be Irish. No, it doesn't follow Irish grammatical or other rules. Just ignore the fada letters and pronounce it as it's spelt. Exceptions are double L's (pronounced as y's, as in spanish), g's (pronounced as a soft h, as in "where"), and ch's (pronounced like the ch in "loch", as in the Scotish Loch Ness Monster)

Character flag image: Castrillian Flag by Anna Boyett


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I absolutely love getting feedback on my setting and its worldbuilding. I love it even more when people poke and prod at it, and ask questions about the things I've built within it. I want both. I actively encourage both. And it makes me incredibly giddy whenever I get either. However, there's a time and a place for critique in particular- mostly when I've actually asked for it (which usually happens in World Anvil's discord server). And when I do ask for critique, there are two major things I politely request that you do not include in your commentary:   ➤ The first is any sort of critique on the way I've chosen to organize or format something; Saleh'Alire is not a narrative world written for reader enjoyment... It's is a living campaign setting for Dungeons and Dragons. To that end, it's written and organized for my players and I, specifically for ease of use during gameplay- and our organization needs are sometimes very different than others'. They are especially diferent, often-times, from how things "should be organized" for reader enjoyment.   ➤ Secondly, is any critique about sentence phrasing and structure, word choice, and so on; unless you've specifically found a typo, or you know for a provable fact I've blatantly misued a word, or something is legitimately unclear explicitly because I've worded it too strangely? Then respectfully: Don't comment on it; as a native English speaker of the SAE dialect, language critique in particular will almost always be unwelcome unless it's absolutely necessary. This is especially true if English is not you first language to begin with. My native dialect is criticized enough as it is for being "wrong", even by fellow native English speakers ... I really don't want to deal with the additional linguistic elitism of "formal english" from Second-Language speakers (no offense intended).   That being said: If you want to ask questions, speculate, or just ramble? Go for it! I love talking about my setting and I'm always happy to answer any questions you have, or entertain any thoughts about it. Praise, of course, is always welcome too (even if it's just a casual "this is great", it still means a lot to authors)- and if you love it, please don't forget to actually show that love by liking it and sharing it around. Because I genuinely do enjoy watching people explore and interact with my setting, and ask questions about it, and I'd definitely love to hear from you... Just be respectful about it, yeah?

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