Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #165

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #165 

June 14th, 2023 

  • Number: 165 

  • Name: Guild Mayors of the City-State of Carasta: Town of Obermarsh 

  • Location: Coastal highway 6 days travel west and north of Carasta 

  • Population (approx.): 1,500 

  • Brief: In some ways Obermarsh is the northern frontier of the City-State of Carasta, being the last large settlement on the North Coast Highway. Beyond is a mixed bag of caravansaries, small thorps and villages, and barely maintained camping sites. Obermarsh features a lively guild structure for a small town, population of guild members roughly evenly divided between Artisan and Services Guilds. The Obermarsh Town Council, consisting mostly of Guild Elders along with other notables such as local Church representatives, gather to elect or re-elect the Mayor every 3 years. However, the candidates (and any other major decisions) are rarely made without the approval of a “silent council member,” a local semi-retired mistress of assassins. The current approved and elected Mayor is Carlos Jarin, a skilled and successful merchant and outfitter. 

  • Geography: Obermarsh is 2 days north along the coast from Spiritminster (#164) hence 6 days from Carasta (#162). Somewhat younger than Spiritminster, the town is roughly circular, the outer wall pierced by 3 gates, with the Ober Stream passing nearby. The Market Square in the center is surrounded by the Town Hall, the Guildhouses and an unusual Clocktower. Outside the walls are 3 caravan fields, several businesses and surrounding farms. 

  • Notable guild members of Obermarsh include: 

  • Carlos Jarin, Mayor and master merchant/outfitter, owner of Carlos Capes and Cowls Outfitters 

  • Kelvin Farman, master brewer, Chair of the Artisan Guild and town councilor  

  • Owun Frostmail, master blacksmith, owner of Bronze Anvil Smithy 

  • Jonet Hemin, stonemason, owner of Watching Wall Stonery  

  • Reinfred Lanolin, master lamplighter, Chair of the Services Guild and town councilor  

  • Alias Malot, healer, works out of Floral and Honey Medicines  

  • Cedany Salamon and Ralf Vasey, master bakers, owners of Loving Cake 

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