name = Viscounty and Town of Verbobonc
motto = "Earth and stone, man and gnome"
region = Old
ruler = Viscount
government = Semi-independent nation owing fealty to
Veluna, but nearly autonomous in practice
capital = Verbobonc
major towns = Verbobonc
provinces = Fourteen freeholds and fiefs, all under 500 square miles; entire viscounty is a bishopric under Saint Cuthbert, divided into eight "guardianships"” overseen by abbots; some guardianships include more than one political fief.
resources = copper, gems, timber
coinage = [Modified
Furyondy] leaf (pp), wheatsheaf (gp), knight (ep), spire (sp), common (cp)
population = 177,800
races = Humans (Ofsr) 79%, Elves (sylvan) 9%, Gnomes 5%, Halflings 3%, Dwarves 2%, Half-elves 1%, Half-orc 1%
languages = Common
alignments = LG*, N, LN
religions = St Cuthbert*,
Ehlonna, Zilchus, Fharlanghn, Obad-Hai, Beory
Veluna, Furyondy(distrusted), Knights of the Hart(distrusted), Kron Hillsgnomes (distrusted, technically in rebellion currently), Dyvers, Greyhawk
Empire of Iuz, Pomarj, various evil cults (especially Iuz, Vecna, Zuggtmoy, Temple of Elemental Evil)In the " World of Greyhawk" campaign settingfor the " Dungeons & Dragons" role-playing game, Verbobonc, properly known as the Viscountyand Town of Verbobonc, is a semi-independent nation of the Flanaess. Though Verbobonc owes fealty to the Archclericy of Veluna, it is nearly autonomous in practice.
Geography and climate
The Viscounty of Verbobonc is bordered to the north by the
VelverdyvaRiver, and extends roughly 15 miles into the Kron Hillsto the south. Verbobonc is bordered to the east by the Gnarley Forestand the lands of Dyvers.
As of 591 CY, the population of Verbobonc totaled 177,800 persons, the vast majority being humans of chiefly
Oeridianstock. Elves, halflings, dwarves, and gnomes make up less than 20% of the total population.
Dyvers, Verbobonc is the second-largest port on the Velverdyva, and brings much wealth to the Viscounty.
Verbobonc does a brisk trade in gems and copper from its local mines, and also harvests timber from the nearby
Gnarley Forest. The town is renowned across the Flanaessfor its gnomish smiths.
The Verbobonc standard
coinageis a modified version of Furyondy's coinage, consisting of the platinumleaf (pp), goldwheatsheaf (gp), electrumknight (ep), silverspire (sp), and coppercommon (cp).
Verbobonc in the Living Greyhawk campaign
In the Living Greyhawk campaign, Verbobonc corresponds to the states of Illinois and Indiana. It pioneered a system for allowing
Living Greyhawkplayer characters to develop towns, open businesses, and establish strongholds, something previously beyond the scope of the Living Greyhawk campaign. Player-created towns include Cienega Valley, which is located in the Kron hills and is known for its fine wines and Irondelve, a subterranean Dwarven community beneath the Lortmill mountains.
*Gygax, Gary. "The World of Greyhawk" (TSR,
Gygax, Gary. " World of Greyhawk Fantasy Game Setting" (TSR, 1983).
Erik Mona, Sean K Reynolds, and Frederick Weining. " Living Greyhawk Gazetteer" ( Wizards of the Coast, 2000).
*LaMontagne, Chad, Michael Maenza, and Vernon L Vincent. "The Walker's Guide to Verbobonc." (Wizards of the Coast,
2006). Available online: [http://verbobonc.net/Downloads/p13_sectionid/7]
* [http://www.verbobonc.net/ Official Living Greyhawk site for the Verbobonc Region] .
* [http://www.wizards.com/lg Wizards of the Coast's Official Living Greyhawk site] .
* [http://www.wizards.com/rpga/downloads/LGCS_596.zip Living Greyhawk Campaign Sourcebook PDF file] .
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