Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #93
April 3rd, 2023
Name: Driftwood Cove
Location: A day’s journey north of the Caravansary on the Coastal Highway
Population (approx.): 340
Brief: Despite healthy trade with the other three City-States of the region, Carasta has always turned its eyes northward to the great States like Amthor. Over the past four hundred years they’ve worked to establish both land and sea routes between the Narrows and the north. The coastal highway is maintained by the Traveller’s Guild, supported by the Builders and Innkeepers guild, protected by Mercenaries plus assisted by Fishers, Loggers and Miners Guilds depending on the nearby terrain. Driftwood Cove is a small Guild-supported settlement several days north of Obermarsh. The currents of Staplefish Bay constantly deposit debris and wrecks along the shores of the cover, making a harbor difficult and fishing for staplefish tricky. But the village is a haven for scroungers, artists and crafters making wonders from driftwood, shells and bone. The Guilds have managed to capitalize on the activities making Driftwood Cove a stable and viable settlement on the highway.
Geography: Driftwood Cove is a village spread out across the slopes between the coast highway upslope to the west and the shores of the Staplefish Bay downslope to the east. It has two, occasionally competing inns of good quality, the Guild (village) Hall, shops, a tavern, two general stores and residences. A single church features shrines to all six of the Gods, but the local priest is of the Seas.