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Map of Ehrenfest (Duchy)

Leisegang (ライゼガング, Raizegangu) is a province in the duchy of Ehrenfest in the kingdom of Yurgenschmidt.

Header.pngOverview

Leisegang is a province in the south of Ehrenfest. It is one of the largest in the duchy, and is under the governorship of the archnoble Leisegang family. The current giebe is Count Leisegang.

The Leisegang political faction is named for this province, and many prominent members of the faction are descended from the Previous Count Leisegang. The province of Leisegang is a very fertile region and produces the most food out of any of Ehrenfest's provinces, leading many to call it "Ehrenfest's Breadbasket"[1].

Borders

  • Ehrenfest Central District to the north.
  • Provinces of Haseney and Forst to the west.
  • Provinces of Buers, Garduhn, and Wiltord to the south.
  • Provinces of Joisontak, Bessel, and Gerlach to the east.

Header.pngEnviroment and Climate

Leisegang is a vast region with quite a lot of farmland, gentle hills and forests. Combined with the generally mild climate the province is well suited for agriculture and forestry[2].

Header.pngPeople and Leadership

Spoiler from Part 4 Volume 9
The people of Leisegang are very devoted to fulfilling their duty to Ehrenfest and care rather little about monetary profit. With the important role the food from Leisegang plays in the duchy this means they care for farming above all else[3].

Header.pngHuman Habitation

The giebe's summer mansion is located on a modest hill surrounded by forests near #Fluss[2].


Fluss

Part 4 Volume 9

Fluss is among the biggest and most populated towns of Leisegang and the closest settlement to the giebe's summer mansion, apparently serving a similar function to Groschel's lower city. In appearance it is very reminiscent to the Ehrenfest Central District's farming towns, albeit bigger, having it's own smithy and carpentry workshop and recently also being extended with a printing and paper-making workshop. The former of which is situated very close to the winter mansion.

The town is generally much cleaner than Groschel's lower city or how Ehrenfest's lower city used to be prior to it's recent remodeling and mostly free of foul smells. This is due to the lower population density, the agricultural nature of the town, which mean that waste is like gathered to be used as fertilizer like in Illgner and the lack of city-walls to confine the population inside the city. Only the winter mansion itself is surrounded by walls[2].

Header.pngHistory

In the distant past the giebes of Leisegang often changed the base of their operations as new farmland was established and cultivated. This along with a lack of written records of those times led to the current generation not even knowing where the original capital of their province was. Part of this lost knowledge is location of the old prayer stage and thus the current Giebe doesn't even know whether the stage was destroyed or still exists in a forgotten place. However thanks to the mild climate and early melting of the snow even in the natural change of the seasons, this has very little impact on the duchy and thus is of only minor concern to the locals[2].

Despite being one of the most profitable and powerful provinces in Ehrenfest, Leisegang has long been shut out from the center of political influence in the duchy.

The previous Count Leisegang's daughter was once married to the son of the Fourth Aub Ehrenfest, who was expected to become the next archduke. Despite having been wed as the first wife, the arrival of Gabriele of Ahrensbach led to her being demoted to the position of second wife. On top of that, her husband was eventually removed from his archduke candidacy for fear of causing political strife in the duchy, and became the first Count Groschel.

At the same time, the then-archduke had instructed the previous Count Leisegang to wed his youngest daughter to Bonifatius, hoping to appease the Leisegangs and bring order back to the duchy. However, Bonifatius renounced his claim to the seat of archduke and actively surrendered it to his younger brother, who became the Sixth Aub Ehrenfest.

Then, the Sixth Aub Ehrenfest married Veronica, the daughter of Gabriele. Not only did she have Ahrensbach blood, but she ended up mistreating the descendants of the previous count Leisegang and rallying her political faction against them. As a result, the Leisegang faction became vehemently opposed to those of Veronica's descent and determined to see an archduke of Leisegang descent in Ehrenfest[4].

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Following the imprisonment of Veronica and the subsequent Ivory Tower incident where nobles loyal to her and friendly with Ahrensbach tricked Wilfried into committing a crime, many members of the former Veronica faction have been ousted from their official position and replaced with nobles of the Leisegang faction. As a result the Leisegangs have seen a resurgence in their influence and power. While they do not appear to have fully regained the lofty position they held prior to Gabriele marrying into Ehrenfest, they have already returned to being among the top players of Ehrenfest politics.

Recently Leisegang supplemented it's thriving agriculture and logging industries with the addition of printing and paper-making workshops. Due to how invested Leisegang is in farming, Count Leisegang has decided to pursue printing only as winter handiwork and keep focusing on the established industries and paper-making during the rest of the year[2].

Spoiler from Part 4 Volume 9
By the time autumn cames around Leisegang has successfully managed to establish both paper-making and printing workshops in #Fluss. With their focus still staying on farming during the times of the year when paper can be made, it is possible they will not be able to produce enough paper to cover their own demands. Should this be the case Giebe Leisegang intends to buy paper from Illgner.

Leisegang contains several unique species of trees that may be suited for paper-making but isn't willing or able to devote the necessary time to research them, so they opted to sell samples of the woods to Illgner for the research to be done there. This was a bit frustrating for the merchants of the Plantin Company, since it's basically throwing away profits, but that is of little importance to the locals. While they acknowledge that printing is also a neat way to line their pockets with some extra money, they primarily see printing as a sort of entertainment to carry them through the dreary days of winter when they can't farm. As a result of this attitude the general atmosphere surrounding the new industry in the province is far more relaxed than anywhere else in Ehrenfest. This could further be seen by how their smiths quickly gave up on learning to make metal letter types and resigned themselves to buying them from other provinces, despite this cutting into their profits even further[3].

Header.pngEtymology

Name Japanese Romaji Assumed
Etymology
Assumed
Translation
Leisegang
  • quiet
  • walk/gait/corridor
Fluss
  • River

Header.pngReferences

  1. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 4. The Miracle of Haldenzel
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 8. Chapter 9: Giebe Leisegang
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 9. Chapter 2: The Harvest Festival and a Meeting
  4. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 4. Chapter 8: Disappearing Ink and Returning to the Castle

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