Thursday, May 18, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #138

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #138 

May 18th, 2023 

  • Number: 138 

  • Name: Firewatch 

  • Location:  Eastern fringe of the Mu Onno desert, west of Stormwatch 

  • Population (approx.): 330 

  • Brief: Firewatch is an expansion of the Guild activities in the Wastelands started years ago at the port of Stormwatch (#65). The small village, on habitable land near the edge of the desert, hosts a small chantry of the Arcane Guild. The magicians, with their companions and guards, undertake expeditions to the unusual phenomena of the region. The first site of interest being the Drifts of the Flame Serpent (#35) in the center of the Mu Onno, hence the name of the village. Other recently catalogued points include the Inviolate Spring (#31) and keeping an eye on the Joiner activity west of Sauville (#100 and #137). The protective presence of the spellusers has attracted locals, who’ve built farms and small businesses in and about Firewatch. The chantry pays them no heed unless they appear to be interfering with Guild business. (For example, two Joiner spies were sent packing several years ago.) 

  • Geography: Firewatch is a small village in the verdant lands east of the Mu Onno desert. The Traveller’s Guild broke the trail to the site and maintain a road east to Stormwatch. Firewatch is centered about the Guild Chantry which is comprised of a seven-story tower, surrounded by out buildings and residences, enclosed in a magicked stone wall. The Chantry is supplied by a well dug by the magicians, who grudgingly created a second one, outside the Chantry walls, in the center of the growing village. A member of the Innkeeper’s Guild has established an Inn next door, then a Merchant’s Guild general store opened opposite the inn. The square about the public well hosts a market almost every day.  

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