The Kingdom of Belleville

The Kingdom of Belleville

A trading partner of the URA, King Bryan Patrick II runs his state with an iron fist, though with just and fair judgment. He holds court out of the old Belleville city square, looking over a large open-air market. The kingdom controls large swaths of reclaimed farmland, and has a respectable military. While they could never hope to stand up to the URA in an extended conflict, the King has agreed to an otherwise unfavorable trade agreement which keeps his lands more productive to them under his rule rather than they would be conquered by the long-distance bureaucracy of the URA.

Belleville benefits from several thousand acres of reclaimed and relatively well-patrolled farmland, giving them enough of an abundance of food that none of the official subjects ever starve, plus enough left over for significant exports to the surrounding area, including Alton, Granite City, and the URA Garrison in St. Louis. In addition, King Bryan’s primary vassal, Duke Bryce, owns and runs the largest manufacturer of small-caliber ammunition in Illinois, producing as much as a few hundred rounds of ammo a day when in operation, importing salt peter, sulfur, and recycled shell casings and combining them into ammunition known for its stability. Supply issues normally mean the factory may only be in operation a few days out of the month; the Duke is working on improving this significantly.

The Kingdom of Belleville

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