Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #73

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #73 

Mar 14th, 2023 

  • Number: 73 

  • Name: The Narrows Blind at Riverbridge 

  • Location: On the Noldrune River north of Riverbourne (#3) 

  • Population (approx.): 850 

  • Brief: Riverbridge is one of the few settlements on the Noldrune River that might be considered to be equally part of both the City-States of Carasta and Noldune due to an ancient bridge spanning the waterway. With unfettered transit across the river, the NSS saw Riverbridge as the perfect home for a Blind focused upon the Narrows. Their cover is that of a trading house with strong ties with the Dwarven Clans to the south (see #4) and the Dwarven Mining Guild with concerns in the Narrows (see #23). The work is complex as the number of groups scattered throughout the land to the west, especially those with ties to the fallen Ta’arnan Empire, are numerous and diverse requiring a variety of approaches and surveillance techniques. 

  • Geography: Riverbridge is a small town ruled by Lady-Mayoress, the head of a small noble House of Noldrune. She has managed to keep the town somewhat independent from both City-States (the NSS supports this stance to keep their Blind operating freely). Riverbridge is divided into roughly equal halves by the Noldrune River, joined by the River Bridge constructed centuries ago by the local Dwarven Clans to support trading with the coast to the north. The Narrows Blind maintain their Merchant House offices on the Noldrune side and a manor house on the Carasta side. 

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