Monday, March 6, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #65

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #65 

Mar 6th 2023 

  • Number: 65 

  • Name: Stormwatch 

  • Location: Easternmost point of the Wastelands 

  • Population (approx.): 1,500 (station and settlement) 

  • Brief: In the collapse and turmoil of the fall of Ta’arna, most of the Guilds retreated north to friendlier lands. But the Sailor’s Guild, assisted by the Astrologers, determined that oceans east of coast may have been Corrupted in some fashion during the battles. (One rumor suggests some sort of giant aberration escaped its bonding and hides in the depths.) Volunteers took over one of the remaining Decree Lighthouses, restored the harbor and occupied an adjacent village, renaming both as Stormwatch. Marines and Mercenaries protect the site, Seers keep a wary eye seaward while Sailors patrol north and south. Stormwatch’s remote location has insulated it from most raids originating in the Wastelands. Seeing the success of the complex, other Guilds have begun using the village as a starting point for sending agents on scouting expeditions into the Wastelands. 

  • Geography: Stormwatch is about 50 miles east of the Silent Colossus (#33), on a long slope descending to a triangular shaped natural harbor. The lighthouse was built on a stone outcropping on the north point of the triangle with the village across the water to the south and a small stream entering the ocean at the point of the harbor. Naval ships dock to the north and merchanters and fishing boats by the village. A low wall encircles the entire site with several towers and a main gate next to the culvert over the stream. 

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