The Northland March is a region along the northern border of the Peldrak Kingdom. It was chartered in 602 by King Eldrem II, and Brendle I of the Klunric family was appointed as the first Marquis. Although this title was not initially hereditary, sons of the prior marquis were continually appointed until 656 when Yrik II was given hereditary right to the title. The title has remained in Klunric hands since 602, except during the brief Civil War of 748-756 when the reigning monarch, Boenred the Ill, displaced the reigning marquis and gave the title to his younger brother. In 756, after Boenred’s execution, Yrik VI was restored to rulership of the march, but his title was elevated to duke as reward for unfailing loyalty to the crown.