Ixworth and Kindell
Jhanser’s Lands: Around 8,000 people live in these lands, half of them in the towns of Kindell and Ixworth. Their importance is that Lord Jhanser, slain by agents of Iuz early in the coup, was on the fringe of promotion to membership in the Hierarchs and these lands were steeped in wickedness and well-served by priests of Nerull. Some of the people have melted away into the Fellreev Forest and are in communication with the Hierarch Nezmajen (NE male human Priest of Nerull L13), the one fortunate survivor of Iuz’s coup. The local folk here know the truth about the “Hierarchs” in Molag these days and they resist Iuz’s forces. Sometimes local banditry will attack Iuz’s forces, but only if they outnumber their enemies. The local people blame such attacks on Fellreev bandits, not men from their own lands. Other times, sabotage, kidnapping, spying, and subtler seditions are used by the people here.
These lands are a real headache for Marynnek of Molag. He has tried the obvious approaches, with public executions as reprisals for attacks on his forces, but since he is trying to maintain the pretense that the Hierarchs still rule in Molag, he cannot overdo this. He has dispatched marauding fiends, but in choosing renegade and vicious fiends, he made a bad mistake. Those fiends have tended to act utterly chaotic, attacking almost anyone, including Marynnek’s own forces, in the lands here. Fiends sent in to infiltrate and spy have proved equally unreliable. Marynnek cannot face bringing the problem to Althea’s attention, since that would be an admission of failure for which he might pay a very high price.