Saturday, January 28, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #28

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #28 

Jan 28th 2023 

  • Number: 28 

  • Name: The Gatherer 

  • Location: Among the manors in the hills north of Taop Bay. 

  • Population (approx.):  1,200 and growing 

  • Brief:  In the hills and meadows of the southern Narrows, remnants of the Ta’arnan Empire cling to old forms and traditions. One such person is a young self-styled Baron, Antus Peregrine, who now rules a cluster of manors and settlements having deposed or conquered prior rulers including his own father. Nicknamed “the Gatherer” for he is slowly attracting and collecting all manner of Ta’arnan faithful to his side via fiery speeches harkening to a return to the glory of the Empire for all who follow him. As numbers grow, Antus and his comrades must expand to feed and clothe his new faithful and hence are eyeing raiding the border of Taodeas especially the west coast of Lake Loloto Pogisa. The gathering numbers have been noted by the Dwarves at Deep Mining Station 3A, who’ve relayed the intelligence to Carasta. 

  • Geography:  The west and north coast of Taop Bay is full of rolling hills covered with small woods, old and new farmsteads and a dozen or more small settlements, usually a half-day to day’s travel apart, centered about manor houses once ruled by landed Knights and lesser Nobles of old. Over the centuries the population has ebbed and flowed with events of the area both environmental (disease, monsters, storms and the like) and Kinmade (raids and consolidation). 

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