The Open Field System

The open-field system was the prevalent agricultural system in much of Europe during the Middle Ages and lasted into the 20th century in parts of western Europe, Russia, Iran and Turkey. Under the open-field system, each manor or village had two or three large fields, usually several hundred acres each, which were divided into many narrow strips of land. The strips or selions were cultivated by individuals or peasant families, often called tenants or serfs. The holdings of a manor also included … Continue reading The Open Field System

Settlement Alignment

While cities and imperial towns are inherently Of Law (civilization requires a ruling class, a religious class, and some sort of trade membership), not all of the towns, villages, and hamlets in Lyonesse are likewise aligned. Some are Unaligned, and a few are Of the Balance (the Druids usually give these away). There are no settlements larger than camps, dungeons, or forts that are Of … Continue reading Settlement Alignment

Imperial fortified towns and forts in Lyonesse

Abergavenny Brecon Brithdir Bryn-y-Gefeiliau Caer Gai Caergybi Caerhun Caerleon Caerphilly Cardiff Carmarthen Deva Gellygaer Llandovery Llanfor Llanio Loughor Neath Pen Llystyn Pen y Coed Penllwyn Pennal Penydarren Plas Adda Prestatyn Pumpsaint Segontium Tomen-y-Mur Trawscoed Usk These are the village, towns, and cities in which the Church (and the forces of Law) remains the strongest. There are independent (Unaligned) hamlets and villages that pay a varying … Continue reading Imperial fortified towns and forts in Lyonesse