Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #164
June 13th, 2023
Name: Guild Mayors of the City-State of Carasta: Town of Spiritminster
Location: Coastal highway 4 days travel west of Carasta
Population (approx.): 2,700
Brief: Spiritminster is unlike the other towns of Carasta, as it was founded centuries ago as a place where clerics and priests of the Six Gods minister to the faithful and troubled. The town’s Mayor is an appointed member (usually a notable priest or cleric) of one of the churches, each of the six taking a turn in order. The Guild Collegium, once the City-State was formed after the rebellion, established a business office, of sorts, with a local member of a Guild to serve as a liason between the Mayor, the Churches and the City-State. As of the current year, the Mayor is the Steadfast Chus Sonam Cassidy of the Church of Pala the Earth. The local Guild representative is Isobell Ralf, a bookkeeper who also serves as the town’s tax collector acknowledged by both Churches and Guilds alike.
Geography: Spiritminster is 2 days north and west along the coast from Arrowwick (#163) hence 4 days from Carasta (#162). It was established long before the Ta’arnan occupation at a site deemed to be holy by one or more of the Churches. In addition to Cathedrals of the Six surrounding the center of town, Spiritminster is home to several other notable artisans including a very successful horse breeder, a master jeweler, and a master herbalist and alchemist.
Notable persons of Spiritminster include:
Vaklan Balvin, Master Jeweler, owner of the Sapphire Splendor
Richardus Berengar, a unique secular healer of spirits and souls
Odolina Betin, Church Mother of Malam the Light
Nota Clerebald, Mistress Herbalist/Alchemist, owner of My Cup Overfloweth
Jesper Ernold, horse breeder, owner of Jesper’s Horse & Feedery
Emblyn Giradin, Priestess of Malam the Light and likely next Mayor of Spiritminster
Carle Kester, a Fortune Teller and Lay Priest of the Skies
Owyn Nicolin, disgraced Priest of Vai the Oceans