Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #94

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #94 

April 4th, 2023 

  • Number: 94 

  • Name: Filumville 

  • Location: North (Carastan) bank of the Alavai River between Taosport and Canalhead 

  • Population (approx.): 340 

  • Brief: To most, Filumville is a small sleepy village along the Alavai River which history has left behind on its inexorable march forward. Filumville is still ruled by the Viscount of Filum, whose lineage extends back into the heyday of the Ta’arnan Empire. Despite the nature of the local master, the village is nominally aligned with the City-State of Carasta and features stores and businesses of numerous Guilds. This is because several generations ago, when Taodeas was eying a western expansion into the Narrows, Carasta dissuaded them from the attempt and thus the House of Filum owed the Guild Collegium. In return, similarly to the “blinds” of Noldrune, Filumville hosts a small group of Mercenary Guild spies acting as the current Viscount’s servants and advisors. The agents gather intelligence on activities to the west, among other Ta’arnans, and south, from Taodeas and further into the Wastelands. 

  • Geography: Filumville is a typical riverside village of businesses, shops, and residences surrounding a central Village Hall, where the Viscount conducts his daily business. The Filums live just outside of town in a three-story manor house surrounded by ivy-covered brick walls. The Viscount claims and his guards protect farms and ranches up to a half day’s walk from Filumville. 

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