Thursday, April 20, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #110

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #110 

April 20th, 2023 

  • Number: 110 

  • Name: Lumberton 

  • Location: Where the Fanlau River empties into Lake Loloto Pogisa 

  • Population (approx.): 940 

  • Brief: Lumberton is the center of southwest Noldrune’s lumber industry. Trees are raised and cut on both sides of the Fanlau river (see #40 regarding somewhat illegal cross-border tree cutting) then floated to catch pools on the south side of the town. From there factories separate the wood types, cut and dress the logs, shipping some via the docks on the lake and passing others to woodworkers, carvers, crafters and carpenters in town. Lumberton celebrates all things wood throughout the year. So far, the various lumber companies have policed themselves with respect to preventing over-cutting and working with local clerics of nature and druids to restore the environment. The major local concern, voiced frequently about the Woodworker’s Guildhall, is whether Taodeas will ever take aggressive action with respect to “south of the river” lumbering. Rumor suggests the Baron is exploring an enhanced relationship with the Dwarves of the Lanu Maug range (see #4 and #53) to prevent such an occurrence. Dwarves of Vaitaus recently visiting Lumberton gives credence to the rumors. 

  • Geography: Lumberton was founded on the South-east corner of Lake Loloto Pogisa where the Fanlau River empties into the lake. The woodworking businesses cover the south half of town against the river. West-side is the docks on the lake proper. The center of Lumberton features the Town Hall (the Lord Mayor is a distance relation of House Claid), Guild Halls and a Church to nature (Water, Earth and Light aspects of the Six). On the east side are the great Caber Fields where the yearly Forest Games are held, featuring all manner of wood and tree related contests of skill, speed and strength. 

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