Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #293
October 21st, 2023
Name: Deep Dive on a Site of Interest: Harroe Peoples Palace – Part 6
Location: Capital of County Harroe on the slopes of the Tuton Maug Spur in northeastern Ceannar
Population (approx.): 1,100
Brief: Several months ago, as part of his continued exploration of potential allies and resources, Count Harroe undertook a secret trip, facilitated by Zinmae, to the Buccaneer’s Arc (#12 and #183). She brought him to a beach east of Surecliff (#46) where he and his Steward Azure boarded the Night Doubloon, a fast pirate schooner captained by Spirin Abbaen. The Count travelled to Rumport (#189) and, in likely an extraordinary first for a Noble of Ceannar, met with the Council of Captains. Little is known of that meeting except to those present, but on the journey, Count Harroe was captivated by Captain Abbaen’s hospitality and the skills of his ship’s cook, Sendor Vrinn. Upon their return to Ceannar, the Count insisted that the cook return with him to the Palace, “if but for a little while.” Captain Abbaen, curious and cautious, accompanied his friend.
Sendor Vrinn, 63, male Drow (Night Elf) is the ship's cook aboard the Night Doubloon, a pirate ship in Buccaneer's Arc. He is shorter than an average Elf. His dark skin brings out the purple in his violet eyes. Sendor's black hair has a buzz cut mostly to keep fleas out of it. His favorite clothes are forest green leggings and dark tops that don't show stains. He constantly wears an apron that starts fresh each voyage and gets dirtier as the days pass. Sendor is excellent with many knives and uses them as weapons and chef tools.
Sendor learned how to cook from the chef on his voyage to sea when he was eight. His parents abandoned him on market day, and Larona Ivis, 97, female Elf, found him and brought him aboard the ship she was working on. That was five ships ago, and Sendor has learned many skills and tricks to create exquisite dishes with exotic ingredients.
Sendor has no family, so he has made his own. His best friend is the current captain of the Night Doubloon, Spirin Abbaen, 130, female Drow. The two of them will often have a pint of ale at the end of a day at sea. They also fight over the same women when they are at a port. Sendor also enjoys playing cards with Gunar Zanon, 23, male Human, and Gilkis Sendsong, 78, female Halfling. Sendor suspects that Gilkis is cheating at cards but doesn't want to cause arguments aboard.
Geography: Although the Harroe Peoples Palace has a large kitchen in the lower levels just below the main dining hall, Count Harroe has installed Sendor in his private kitchen (location 7 see below) on the level just below his own quarters at the top of the citadel. In the dead of night, when no one is awake, Sendor, Spirin and Zinmae (when in town) have been known to meet in the quiet kitchen and share a drink.
For the duration of their stay, Spirin and Sendor share an apartment in the Spire of Fire (location 6 see below) deliberately directly opposite of the apartments of the Ambassador from Noldrune. As far as the servants and bulk of the staff know, the two Night Elves are visitors from afar with potential business interests in Ceannar.