Below is the (very rough) political map, showing the Ducal-level domains:
So first, let's look at the basic domain alignments and sizes:
- Royal Domain - Lawful - 20x 6-mile hexes. The King of Lyonesse rules this directly.
- The Forest Duchy - Lawful - 82x 6-mile hexes. Vassal domain to the King of Lyonesse.
- Treheim Duchy - Lawful - 112x 6-mile hexes. Vassal domain to the King of Lyonesse.
- Ironguard Duchy - Lawful - 85x 6-mile hexes. Vassal domain to the King of Lyonesse.
Thus, the King's actual kingdom (Principality in ACKS terms but is sovereign and thus its head is a King) - 299x 6-mile hexes.
Now for Chaotic realms:
- Tideborn Duchy - Chaotic - 19x 6-mile hexes in its current, reduced size (County in ACKS terms). Practically independent.
- Swine Kingdom (Orc equivalent) - Chaotic - 67x 6-mile hexes. (Duchy in ACKS terms but is sovereign and thus its ruler is the Swine King)
Population density is relatively low due to the recent Yellow Death epidemic; 40 people/square mile in Lawful lands, 250 families per 6-mile hex.
- Royal Domain - 5,000 families, comparable to a County.
- The Forest Duchy - 20,500 families, appropriate for a lightly populated Duchy.
- Treheim Duchy - 28,000 families, appropriate for a lightly populated Duchy.
- Ironguard Duchy - 21,250 families, appropriate for a lightly populated Duchy.
- The King of Lynoesse reigns over 74,750 families, which represent 373,750 subjects.
- Tideborn Duchy - 4,750 families, appropriate for a lightly populated county. The ruler is Blood Duchess Isabella, a Chaotic sorceress who transformed herself into a Grand Vampire.
- Swine Kingdom - a Chaotic domain per AXIOMS II. Population density is 125 Swine "families" per hex - a good population for beastmen, but Swine reproduce quickly. Total population 8,375 Swine "families". Note the Tribal warrior culture - this can field 8,375 Swine warriors at once if the Swine King calls a general muster!
As a side note, the Swine King uses the profits from raids on Civilization to arm and reinforce his forces. The Swine now have arquebusiers (this is an early-modern quasi-apocalyptic setting)! Their guns are crude matchlocks (humans have flintlocks) but they do strike fear into the hearts of their lizardmen opponents along the swamps and the Weald!
How big is Lyonesse?
- 1x 6-mile hex = 32 square miles.
- The landmass is about 700 or so 6-mile hexes.
- So the whole area is approx. ~22,400 square miles.
- About the size of Croatia or Togo! Or half of Greece or England.