The Long Road
The actual land of Aquilar is the center of the greater Kingdom and consists of Ironbridge, the largest city and former provincial capital, and its surrounding towns and villages. It is the smallest political division of the Kingdom, but the most powerful as it is the home of the royal family and all court life.
Ironbridge is protected by Lancaster Castle, which guards Ironbridge Gorge – the only pass into the city and the highlands beyond it. Lancaster Castle is a ruined structure that is still only a memory of its former glory, but is still a fearsome symbol of royal power. The castle has never fallen in its history.
The Earl of Ironbridge is the traditional title for the Crown Prince and Heir to the Throne. When there is no heir, the King retains the title of Earl.