Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #63
Mar 4th 2023
Name: A Southwatch Keep at Loch’arbor.
Location: Northernmost point of Loch Pitoloal (#59)
Population (approx.): 1,300
Brief: Loch’arbor is one of several small towns and settlements considered to be the southern border of the City-State of Carasta. Each features a Southwatch Keep, of standard Builders’ Guild design, with a permanent garrison of the Mercenaries’ Guild and mechanisms or methods to send urgent messages to Carasta in time of danger. In conjunction with the border guards; outriders, spies and scouts are frequently dispatched south into the wilds to observe and report on activities of Ta’arnan leaning groups and other potentially dangerous entities. In addition, the nature of Loch Pitoloal has encouraged numerous visits from various members of the Arcane Guild, leading to the establishing of a small Chanty and some higher-class inns and eateries.
Geography: Loch’arbor is a small old fishing village on the north edge of Loch Pitoloal with a harbor and a fleet of a dozen fishing boats. When Carasta established itself as the Guild City-State, a Southwatch keep was built a short distance away on a hill overlooking the settlement and loch. The locals accepted the change in nationality with their usual indifference but privately most appreciate the presence of organized protection given the threat of raids by disenfranchised remnants of the once-feared Ta’arnan Legions (see #28 for example).