Blacksaddle was a kingdom filled with small hills and roughly triangular in shape, with the towns of Bloutar, Syrnt and Telcharn marking each corner of the triangular border. the southern border was marked by the Shaarwall, a strip of hills separating the Border Kingdoms and the Shaar. Blacksaddle Keep was located in central Blacksaddle.
The barony was ruled by the Blacksaddle family. The baron ruled with the assitance of three Lords. The Lord Marshal was in charge of the defenses of the kingdom, the Lord Wizard handled magical affairs, and the Lord Watchful acted as magister and ombudsman.
The main sources of revenue for the Barony was farming, stonecutting and crafted items. The barony was covered in small farms, providing enough agricultural product for domestic use as well as a trade good to be exported. Blue and red marble was quarried in the Shaarwall. Gems were often found in these quarries and were used by artisans to craft or decorate a range of items.
Raids and skirmishes are commonplace due to the location and prosperity of the barony along the northern edge of the Shaar. Stone watchtowers were constructed across the barony and the citizens are always armed while travelling. The Swords, heavily armed cavalry numbering just under 400 members, was the army of the kingdom.
And now they bring their blades down
Brigands scream and chargers reel
As a nomad crown comes crashing down
— The Ballad of Blacksaddle by Laetha the Wanderer
The barony has gained a far-reaching reputation for both their military skill and constant skirmishes. As a result, adventurers from as far away as the Vilhon Reach and Waterdeep travel to the barony to improve their skills in battle.
- Thaltor Blacksaddle, the baron and ruler of Blacksaddle.
- Aldrorn Raegrel, the Lord Marshal.
- Thaerarla Summercloak, the Lord Wizard.
- Haslan Faerndar, the Lord Watchful.
- Ed Greenwood (September 1995). “Elminster's Everwinking Eye: Black Saddle, Great Oak, and Bedorn, and then a break”. In Duane Maxwell ed. Polyhedron #111 (TSR, Inc.), p. 5–7.
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