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Lydes is a large city State located in southern Thedas where it is semi-independant despite its proximity to many large kingdoms. Lydes holds a massive level of control over the massive Kingdom of Anderfells of which they give economic aid to in return for protection militarily and a level of political control over the Anderfells direction. The City State of Lydes is dominated by the Salians of whom fled their original home of Noveria for Lydes after there was a conflict between the leadership of the Lydes sect of the Salians. Lydes is controlled by a group called the Six of whom are made up of the Six most powerful Merchant families in lydes, and have historically been dominted by House Griggs the richest of the Six.

Lydes is famous somewhat for the city having invented the Deck of Cards of which has become a popular game throughout Europe, and the designs were made after the six powerful merchant Lords of Lydes.

Lydes was first founded as a trading center by the Empire of Numeron and during this time it was a small town meant to act as a middleground between the main population of the plains of Westros, and the popultion of Tevinter. Following the collapse of the Empire of Numeron the area would remain loyal to Arnor, but this loyalty ended when the town was sacked by Salians from the northwest of whom put the Atlantians to the sword, or sent them away leaving none behind.

History

Early History

Lydes was first founded as a trading center by the Empire of Numeron and during this time it was a small town meant to act as a middleground between the main population of the plains of Westros, and the popultion of Tevinter. Following the collapse of the Empire of Numeron the area would remain loyal to Arnor, but this loyalty ended when the town was sacked by Salians from the northwest of whom put the Atlantians to the sword, or sent them away leaving none behind.

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Goverment

Lydes is controlled by a group called the Six of whom are made up of the Six most powerful Merchant families in lydes, and have historically been dominted by House Griggs the richest of the Six. Each of the six have historically taken a color with the black of House Griggs signifying there dominance at the top while the other colors signifying how close to the top of the power you had reached, with duels being fought and much death to gain control of a color.

Name Lord Heir Color
House Griggs Tylor Griggs Bylor Griggs Black
House Yelleria Red
House Yartensia Blue

Demographics

Ethnicity

The City State of Lydes is dominated by the Salians of whom fled their original home of Noveria for Lydes after there was a conflict between the leadership of the Lydes sect of the Salians.

Ethnicity Share of Population
Salians 96%
Other 4%

Religion

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