Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #166
June 15th, 2023
Name: Guild Mayors of the City-State of Carasta: Town of Lakeside
Location: Western shore of Lake Loloto Pogisa
Population (approx.): 500 (year-round) plus an additional 300-1000 (resort off and on season)
Brief: Lakeside is the local name of the village surrounding The Palace of Light and Water (#60), the well-known resort on the shores of Lake Loloto Pogisa. Although the Churches of Vai and Malam run the resort, the Guilds of the City-State support their efforts and run the surrounding village. The Courtesans, Harpers, Innkeepers and Mercenaries Guilds hold a financial stake in the Palace, their local Guild leaders forming a village Council years ago. That council elects a Mayor, currently veteran warrior Major Adair Duru of the Mercenaries Guild, to manage the village and interface with the Churches. Major Duru would prefer to manage with a heavy hand, but his second-in-command, Specialist Captain Eun-Wood, provides the velvet glove over his ironfist.
Geography: Lakeside surrounds the Palace of Light and Water on the northwest shore of Lake Loloto Pogisa between Riverbourne (#3) and Canalhead (#16). Lakeview Avenue connects all three settlements. The village is skewed to the service industry over artisan-centric businesses, importing most goods from surrounding settlements and elsewhere in Carasta.
Notable guild members of Lakeside include:
Adair Duru, Major and Mayor, of the Mercenaries Guild
Tshepo Eun-Woo, Captain and scout (spymistress), of the Mercenaries Guild
Chimwemwe Adeola, head housekeeper at the Palace, of the Innkeepers Guild
Eun-Jung Pittiulaaq, stablemaster, of the Innkeepers Guild
Otobong Hosni, healer specializing in recovering from “over doing it,” of the Healers Guild
Olusola Ofir, master craftsman at the Palace, of the Builders Guild
Happy Pua, master clown and performance artist, of the Harpers Guild