Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #233

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #233 

August 22nd, 2023 

  • Number: 233 

  • Name:  Deep Dive on a Site of Interest: Feystone: The Last Source – Part 2 

  • Location: Deep in Feystone Woods west of the City-State of Carasta 

  • Population (approx.): 150-200 

  • Brief: Beyond the watch tower, the path through the village about the Last Source curves around the deep blue waters of the central pond. The Halls of Crafting, four buildings of similar size and style, but different purposes, are next encountered. Many crafters reside in the village; herbalists, potters, alchemists, woodworkers, smiths and coopers to name but a few. Each are a master of their craft working in ancient and sometimes archaic styles as befits the nature of this site. 

  • Strim, 35, male Satyr is a wood crafter specializing in making everyday objects beautiful. He is short, has a handsome but bestial face, and deep brown eyes. His fur is chestnut-colored and kept short. Strim wears cloth pants but goes topless. He wears a tool belt with his woodworking tools but does not need weapons. 

  • Strim has a small house across from the Halls of Crafting. He takes great delight in his work and creates nothing plain unless specifically required. Most homes in the village have many items that he has made or repaired. Strim takes great delight in creating items for new babies. 

  • Strim lives in his house with his father, Reav, 60, a Satyr male and Strim’s wife, Eda, 30, a Human woman. They have two children, a girl Lacey, 8, and a boy Tarik, 5. Strim and Reav don't get along and bicker constantly. Eda keeps herself busy with the children and is also a seamstress. Tarik has shown signs of having magical powers and has accidentally blown-up pieces of the house in the last couple of weeks. Some whisper he is perhaps Vybrant, but he shows none of the usual indicators 

  • Geography: The Halls of Crafting (location 3 see #232) are four single-story buildings in an arc each about 20 foot wide and 80 feet deep. Their designs vary with the crafters resident at any one time. Strim works in the first of the four buildings, nearest to the entryway watch tower. Stacks of fresh timber and treated lumber rest against the outer walls. On a small rise, near the woods sits a huge bronze caldron (location 4), blackened by years of use. In the center of the arc rises a wide stone circle (location 5), the flat surface marked ritual, tool and use. 

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