Legends of the Middle Ages
Wroxham is the capitol of Hampshire County, and is where Lord Eric of Hampshire and his wife, Lady Margaret rule from. Wroxham is a walled city, with its walls built from the strongest stone from Barlo. The city sits just north of Wroxham Broad, which is fed from the River Bure. The rest of Wroxham is surrounded by fertile fields that are well tended by the farmers of Wroxham. Miles of farmland can be seen from the city. Beyond the fields lies woods that hold a good amount of deer and rabbit to hunt. Nearly half of the structures in Wroxham are stone, but most are of wood with thatched roofs. Lord Eric and Lady Margaret reside outside of the city in Suffolk Manor, near the banks of Wroxham Broad. The population of Wroxham is about 1000.
Geography and Climate
Being in a slight valley, the city of Wroxham avoids much of the winds and resulting harsh winters the rest of Hampshire suffers from, giving the city excellent fields to grow crops from. Wroxham Broad is a large body of water. Its waters are generally calm, and its depths unknown. The amount of rain that Wroxham receives is about the same as the rest of Hampshire. Due to being in a valley, Wroxham is known for getting a great amount of fog during the fall.
Wroxham has a large amount of fields, as well as livestock so basic provisions are readily provided for. Wroxham’s wheat fields are the largest and best in Suffolk, and provides much of Wroxham’s export in flours, breads, straw and fodder. The Wroxham Broad has excellent fishing, providing bream, perch and pike. Wroxham is known for trading its foodstuffs for timber and stone from nearby townships. The city is also well known for its honey and mead made by the beekeepers of Wroxham Cathedral. A watermill grinds grains, as well as pepper and pulp used to make parchment paper.
Like Southampton, Wroxham has many celebrations and holidays which bring travelers from all over Hampshire County and beyond. The most famous is the Hampshire Tournament.
The city of Wroxham was chosen as the capitol of Suffolk County due to its central local, having the best fields in the county, breathtaking view of the Wroxham Broad, and the ability to defend Suffolk Manor well. Lord Eric changed this from Winchester when his reign of Hampshire began 1304.
Wroxhams yearly payment to Lord Eric is 100 gold coins, 100 pounds vegetables, 150 pounds of meat and poultry, 5 pounds pepper, 25 pounds parchment, 100 pounds of flour and 10 barrels of mead.
Traveler’s Road leads north which forks off to the northwest and northeast. Northwest is Huntington Road, and northeast it continues on as Traveler’s Road which leads to Ledbury and Southampton. Brahms Road leads in southeasterly direction that ends in village of Brahmsbury. One more road leads to Suffolk Manor, where the Lord resides. The Wroxham Broad is fed by the River Bure, which comes from the northeast. This leads directly to Southampton, which is a faster route than by the Traveler’s Road.
Notable Structures and Places of Interest
The Brewmaster’s Tap
The Guilded Goose
Trader’s Market Square