I recently started a campaign in Kaldor. I bought the supplement, I have the Asolade Hundred, and also Jedes. I'm feeling a bit swamped with all the detail. I've read a goodly part of them all. I've not read the more out of the way settlements in Asolade and Kaldor for example, but I'm still a bit overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information.
You get used to it.
Would I be better off running 'The Warrior's Grave' in Chybisa? Am I right in thinking Chybisa is a much smaller setting?
Not necessarily so.
Yes, Chybisa as a kingdom
is smaller, approximately the size of an kaldoric earldom.
Chybisa as a setting
? It all depends on your effort and your campaign style.
In example, if you compare Jedes with the Lerenil article, the volume of information and detail is nearly the same. Jedes has the big advantage to provide you with an introduction adventure and six well-rounded sample PCs.
Don't forget, you don't have to use all information and adventure hooks. If you play "A Shower of Silver" with the sample PCs as a start for a campaign, you only need Jedes first (as campaign base) and later the characters home villages (to let them relate their great deeds to their families). Then graduately expand the horizont to other villages. Later if the PCs made the right friends and contacts let them travel to other towns in the shire or to Tashal and beyond.
This expanding of 'operation range' could also be done with Chybisa (or any other place) but as a GM you have to prepare more. On the other hand this offers you more freedom.
The one advantage of Chybisa is: It's easiler to get access to top officials and nobles as the whole level of sheriffs and earls is missing. A goodpoint of departure for political intrigues, international diplomacy and spy games.
BTW, if you skip the Shenadun connection, "The Warrior's Grave" could also be located south of the Osel river.
Michael - visit Tales of Chybisa.com
Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.