Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #182
July 1st, 2023
Name: Deep Dive on a Site of Interest: Tawen of Noldrune Part 7
Location: Along the Tauoi River between Ma’amore Maug and Far Harbor (#36)
Population (approx.): 4,000 inhabitants spread over the 3 wards of the large town
Brief and notables:
The inhabitants of Outer Tawen are a mix, comprised of a minority of People who decided to move from the spire to the flatlands and a majority of Noldrune locals attracted to town over the years since the Viscounty was recognized . The People typically have a given name, usually used by their kin, and a nickname, usually used in public conversation. Some of the locals have adopted the People’s style of naming.
Local - Ricmod Chanda, is a middle-age Human male who is the Noldrune Scouting Service (NSS) agent in town running the Tawen Blind out of the back of a scriptoria in Outer Tawen.
Local - Vijaya “Nightblade” Nanda is a young Human female who appears to have no specific occupation other than being a sell-sword hanging out in Outer Tawen’s taverns. Unknown to most, she is a representative of the Baron’s Bastards (#123) in Tawen to consider working with Hartwin “Nightcurse” and his Lower Tawen gang.
Local - Agrippa Mezt, is an old Half-Elf female who is a long-standing member of the Arcane Guild formerly from Carasta. She is intrigued by the unique nature of the Peoples, their rumored abilities and spends her time prying into their secrets to the dismay of the Council.
Falcon – “Toixtex”; Khurshid “Skyhex” is a young High Man male Priest of the Skies. Khurshid is quite intrigued by the overlapping natures of the Peoples’ ancient Gods and the SIx Gods of the Narrows and spends much discussing philosophy, the nature of dieties and “masks” with local Noldrune priests at their Chapel in Outer Tawen.
Mouse – “Ketan”; Meztli “Snowmoon” is a middle-aged brusque Wildfolk male and an instinctual trader by profession. He owns a General Store in Outer Tawen, has established connections throughout the County and joined the Merchants Guild (informally representing them to the Council of Eight).
Rat – “Hewt”; Sushila “Wormgutter” is a middle-aged Halfling woman who serves as Chancellor to Vashnavi “Whitedrake” in her role as Viscount. She quite ably serves as a counter to the larger-than-life Captain, suspicious of most and a cunning dealmaker. Sushila keeps a careful eye on her People, the locals and others working in the margins (like Hartwin “Nightcurse”).
Ricmod, when not out and about, can usually be found via inquiry at Copiers Scriptoria.
Vijaya can usually be found at either the Slippery Ant or the Frozen Glass taverns. But she has been recently spotted in Lower Tawen.
Agrippa, when not poking about Upper or Lower Tawen observing the Peoples, can be found in the Tawen Chantry of the Arcane Guild in the library or her nearby apartment, once a meeting room coopted by the old magician.
Khurshid’s family lives in Upper Tawen, but he can be regularly found in the Chapel of the Noldrune Gods in Outer Tawen.
Meztli owns Snowbird’s Goods in Outer Tawen and when in town, lives in an apartment above the store with his wife and children.
Sushila, when not in her family’s den in Lower Tawen, frequently sleeps in her office in the Viscount’s portion of Outer Tawen Town Hall, the building serving as the gateway for official business between Noldrune and the Peoples.