The Shade Isle Campaign
Free States of Corscony
The southlands which were once part of the great Connaian Empire figure little in the Shade Isle campaign, but some background notes are worth jotting down. Corscony is a great peninsula, situated south of Rûne, that pushes out into the Auradeep Sea. The Corscon language, like Sariidish and Jeroise, is descended from a local dialect of the Old Connaian. Corscony is not a unified kingdom, but rather a loose confederation of republics, duchies, and princedoms: running from north to south down the Highwater Channel are Noïe, Pellum, and Connaia; Ryill on the southeasternmost point of the peninsula; and up the east coast from south to north, Venné and Kinos; with one province, Narsca, landlocked and touching the southern border of Rûne.
The Corscon folk have been sailing the Auradeep for centuries and trading with everyone they meet: Corscon silver and gold ducats are by far the commonest currencies found in the south. (Less common are silver denarii and gold aurei, coins dating back to Imperial times, which are occasionally found by adventurers and injected back into the modern economy.)