In the World of Greyhawk campaign setting
for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game
, the Duchy of Urnst
, properly known as the Duchy Palatine of Urnst
, is a political state of the Flanaess
As of 591 CY, the most populous towns are Leukish
(pop. 22,300), Nellix
(pop. 13,400), Seltaren
(pop. 9,800), Nyrstran
(pop. 8,600), Pontyrel
(pop. 7,550), and Goldplain
As of 591 CY, the population of the Duchy of Urnst totaled 751,850 persons, the vast majority (almost 80%) being humans of mainly Suel
, half-elves, and half-orcs
make up the remainder of the population.
The most popular deities among the Duchy's citizens are Saint Cuthbert
(mainly among residents of rural regions), Pelor
, the halfling pantheon
, and Lydia
The most widely-spoken languages in the Duchy of Urnst include Common, Halfling, and Elven.
The Duchy of Urnst is an independent feudal monarchy
(theoretically owing fealty
to the old Great Kingdom
) with hereditary
rulership currently held by His Most Lordly Grace Karll Lorinar, the Duke of Urnst, Warden of the Abbor-Alz. The Honorable Chamber is a contingent of noble and high-born Suel that serves as the Duke's advisors.
The national capital is Leukish.
The Duchy of Urnst's coat of arms
is blazoned thus: Vert, a brown bear rampant proper
The Duchy of Urnst is noted for producing a variety of foodstuffs, and mining operations produce silver, electrum, gold, platinum, and gemstones of all qualities.
The Duchy's standard coinage
is based on Aerdy's
system and consists of the platinum
sterling duke (pp), gold
gold duke (gp), electrum
bright (ep), silver
shield (sp), and copper