Cantrefi of Arfon

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Petty Kingdom of Gwynedd

One of the lesser cantrefs of the Kingdom of Gwynedd, Arfon has been the site of many recent battles with the Irish. The capital of this region is currently Caer Segeint and is an actual military fort, originally known as Segontium, that was the main Roman fort in the north of Roman Wales and was designed to hold about a thousand auxiliary infantry. By the 4th century, when it was effectively abandoned by the Romans, Segontium's main role was the defense of the north Wales coast against Irish raiders and pirates; in recent years, the fort has returned to prominence under Chief Cedwyn ap Ysfael as he attempts to re-establish the region as a bulwark against the Irish.

Like most of Wales in the 5th Century, the Cantrefi of Rhos utilizes Agnatic Elective Gavelkind as its succession law: The titles of the ruler are divided among his children and the primary heir, who is elected from among the members of the ruling dynasty. The law defaults to Primogeniture. You get no Prestige penalty for having unlanded sons and can have a 30% larger demesne. Destruction of titles unader any form of Gavelkind succession is not allowed. On succession in kingdoms and empires, new kingdoms might be created for younger sons if possible. Junior heirs always get the choice to declare independence without a war. Only males can inherit.