Terran's Ponderous Campaign
Ashland sits at the north eastern corner of the Mare Mercuria. It is bordered to the south by Kalifaa, the east and north by Saamlald (and a small portion of Delas), and to the west by Kunac. Unlike Kalifaa, the western coasts of Ashland are much less mountainous, and thus, were less prohibitive of early exploration. Therefore, Ashland has been settled for quite a bit longer than Kalifaa.
Ashland is timber country. The entire nation, with a few, small exceptions, is covered in thick, deep forests. Agriculture exists, but almost entirely for subsistence. There is also a small amount of mining and quarrying in the southeast, but the big lodes are to the south in Kalifaa and Argento. Logging is what Ashlanders do for trade. Communities spring up here and there, logging roads are cut into the forests, camps spring up, and all are widely spaced and entirely, or mostly self-sufficient. Ashland has a relatively small population, and even that is widely scattered. The biggest city, and only real port is the capital; Canbun. Canbun itself is only a bit larger than Riverhills, numbering between 13,000-14,000 persons. There is a central government, but in practice it wields almost no power outside of the city and port. Most of the other towns and communities are self-sufficient and self-governing, independent or company-towns. There is a very small, militia based military, but it is almost useless for anything beyond police type work.
The scattered nature of the populace, and the ineffectiveness of the militias has left Ashland vulnerable to the problems spilling in from Saamlald. This has led to the Government often turning a blind eye whenever Kalfaan forces enter their territory to deal with Saamladian “problems”.