In the World of Greyhawk campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, Perrenland, properly known as the Concatenated Cantons of Perrenland, is a political state of the Flanaess.
Modern Perrenland is generally located in the northwestern portion of the Flanaess. It is bordered by Lake Quag
to the north (though Perrenlanders consider the lake to be within the boundaries of the country itself), by the Yatils
to the west and south, and by the Clatspur Mountains
and the Vesve Forest
to the east.
As of 591 CY, the most populous towns are Schwartzenbruin (pop. 27,500), Traft (pop. 12,000), Exag (pop. 8,500), and Krestible (pop. 7,300).
As of 591 CY, the population of Perrenland totaled 468,000 persons, the vast majority (almost 80%) being humans of mainly Oeridian
make up the next largest group (8%), followed by halflings
(2%), and finally half-elves, and half-orcs
The most popular form of worship among Perrenland's citizens is the Old Faith
-- the "Old Kerk" is the semi-official church of the state, and considers Allitur
as part of a single pantheon
, and St. Cuthbert
, though not as popular, are also worshipped with regularity.
The most widely-spoken languages in Perrenland include Common, Flan (in regions close to the Yatils
), various Oeridian
dialects, Stamtaal (creole of Common and Flan), and Dwarven.
Perrenland is a parliamentary republic
, and ruled by His Gravity, Karenin Weisspeer, Voormann of all Perrenland.
The national capital is Schwartzenbruin.
The state's coat of arms
is blazoned thus: Per saltire, gules and argent
Perrenland is noted for producing foodstuffs (mostly fish and dairy products) and copper ore. The country is also known for training and exporting a large number of mercenary groups.
Perrenland's standard coinage
consists of the platinum
grossmark (pp), gold
mark (gp), silver
kleinmark (sp), and copper
Perrenland is named for Jeff Perren, who co-wrote the Chainmail medieval miniatures wargame
with Gary Gygax
Living Greyhawk: Perrenland