Friday, April 7, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #97

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #97 

April 7th, 2023 

  • Number: 97 

  • Name: The Fishers’ Net of Carasta 

  • Location: Branhurst 

  • Population (approx.): 120 (staff and resident Fishing Coop representatives) 

  • Brief: The Fishing Guild of Carasta has a long and storied history of serving the people of the region since the early days of the Ta’arnan Empire. As fish is an important food source of the region, the Guild survived the turmoil of Ta’arna’s fall relatively intact. The Guild Elders divided the Guild into four “Nets” being groups of fleets (groups of vessels with a single owner) and cooperatives (groups of vessels with many owners) that serve one of the City-States. The Net of Carasta is headquartered in the fishing village of Branhurst. Each year the leaders of the fleets and cooperatives gather at the Net to discuss dividing the waters of Staplefish Bay between the Fishers. They also negotiate fees and allocations of their catch with the Guild Collegium representative from Carasta. 

  • Geography: Centuries ago, the combined fishing fleets of the time gathered to hook, defeat and drag ashore some now-nameless leviathan of the deep. The creature’s huge and durable rib cage is now the barrel vault structure of the Fisher’s Net rising above Branhurst. The Guild Hall, and associated smaller adjoining buildings, dominate the northside of the village, against the docks and Staplefish Bay.  

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