D&D 3.0: Tales from Mystara
Population: 92.500 (Rural: 83.000)
Capitol: Chungkiang Li (Pop: 9.000)
Villages: Ying Li (Pop: 500)
One of the major provinces, Kiang is densely populated, especially along the banks of the Chungkiang and along the coast. The border region are more sparsely populated, with many small Pardasta clans living in the Forest of Li. Water Genasi (River Spirit Folk) are particularly common in this province.
This province originated as a place where independent-minded Cypri pioneers settled, driving away the native Ogre Magi, and keeping far from the power of the rising Ochalean kingdom during the Wang dynasty. These pioneers evolved into a strong aristocracy of wealthy landowners, and Kiang remained a semi-independent vassal of the Wang kings until the Alphatian Empire took control of Ochalea. The Fields of Yi still are the stronghold of Ochalean aristocracy, and the town of Chungkiang Li is politically aligned with the Thyatian pro-senatorial faction, the Gens Aemilia.
As one of the key provinces, Kiang enjoys a greater degree of protection, and the native Kiang regiment is supported by two cohorts of the XXV Legion and three centuries of Lupins. The Lupin guards are in charge of protecting the road to Beitung from their base in the village of Wu Li, keeping the dangers of the forest of Li (marauding Ogre Magi and Pardasta bandits, mostly) at bay.
Rice growing and fishing are the staple of Kiang economy, but the large aristocracy supports also a significant craftsmen class, and some jade mines are also found in this region. The artisans of Kiang are reputed to produce more durable goods than those of Beitung, but the latter are better regarded (and better paid) for the artistic value of their goods.