Rest Is For The Wicked
A.K.A. The Gold Coast
The western half of the Tegyn Peninsula is mostly farmland, the interior pastures for livestock, the mountains for mining, while the east coast sports the largest vineyards and citrus orchards in the east. The soil, far too sandy to support grains, is perfect for growing oranges, grapefruit and a particular variety of sweet grape. Not surprisingly, the towns that have grown up here are dependent on exporting their fruit and wine. A few estates, notably the wealthy Groff Estates, also have oyster beds from which to harvest pearls. Meanwhile, deep-sea fishing and whaling are a huge industry for towns along the coast. Sea trade is the life’s blood along the coast, and the best sailors of the Territory are found along the eastern seaboard.
The undisputed paradise of the Gold Coast is the independent and wealthy Groff Estates. Even the name is a misnomer as the land bears little resemblance to the other “noble estates” and is a kingdom independent of the Penington Estates/kingdom that surrounds it. Absent are the slave conditions of the feudal system and the parasitic nobility. The people own land, run their own businesses, taxation is low and fair, and the people have a voice in government. The per capita income is roughly three times that of most other kingdoms, including the Peningtons.