Note that this text is intentionally not quite clear, but became even more unclear due to the translation. I can't explain the full story, since one of my D&D players is a member here, and I don't want to spoil anything for him.
Map of the County 'Oostangelt' and the 'Verboden Pas' (Forbidden Pass).
- City / Village
- National Border
- County Border
- Barony Border
The following labels are examples. The labels are not always on the same scale as on the map.
- Rivers and lakes
- Country names
- County names
- Barony names
- County capital (names)
Scale of 20 miles.
Oostangelt is a sparcely populated and troubled county. Oostangelt (Oost = East) has long been ruled together with Zuidangelt (Zuid = South) as a separate country. When this ended, Angelt was absorbed into the large kingdom/empire of Bern, and rapidly depopulated.
The old (original) count was killed a few decades ago by a robber baron (literally: robber knight). This tyrant ruled Angelt until 3 years ago, when the tyrant attacked two adventurers for fun. The adventurers emerged victorious and killed the count (tyrant). However, since the King (of Bern) had tolerated the tyrant, he was forced to punish the two adventurers for killing one of his counts.
The King separated Angelt into two counties, and made the adventurers counts of Oostangelt and Zuidangelt. Their mission (punishment) is to bring piece and prosperity in this part of Bern.
The 'Verboden Pas' (Forbidden Pass)
The Verboden Pas earned it's name due to it's inhospitabilty and impassability.
Moreover, the rumour goes that besides the many dangerous animals and dark creatures who roam here, there is a greater threat. It is said that at least two dragons would live in the pass.