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Royal Road
Description Royal Roads cross Baranur, linking ducal seats together. The crown has mandated that every duchy maintain at least one Royal Road connecting their own ducal seat to one other, which means that the roads do not lead directly from every seat to every other, and that using the Royal Roads to travel from one ducal seat to a far distant one is likely to be a much longer trip that traveling directly there. The Royal Roads are paved with stones, and any vegetation is kept cleared for at least ten paces on either side. The upkeep of the Royal Roads is costly, but the fines for letting them fall into disrepair are more costly, which leads most duchies to only support one within their territories. At least some of the Royal Roads have names, such as the Kings' Road that runs from Monrodya through Magnus, and the Duke's Highway in Dargon.