Morkam village is on the coast, with twenty-two houses and the local pub, which also serves as the meeting hall and if need be, the local court.The whole village is on stilts out at sea, and people get to and from it by rowing there.Each family has their own boat and their main occupations are fishing and pearl-gathering. They are friendly to strangers but a gallows in the village acts as a warning to lawbreakers. In practice it has not been used for over a century-everyone in the village knows each other well,and strangers who come are rare,and normally cause no trouble when they to arrive. Go to Comment
By day, this community is eerily quiet. The doors are locked, shutters latched, and aside from the mournful howls of an old dog it seems empty. But the atmosphere changes at night when the fungus farmers prowl the fields for a strange mushroom that grows only by the light of the moons. Go to Comment
This odd community is empty. All of the buildings are blood-soaked, and bones litter the ground. Crude signs of warning adorn the doors, warning travllers to be on their way. In truth this place is a decoy. The locals all live in caves in the nearby hills. Go to Comment
107) Hat Town
Everyone wears hats in this town, and there are lots of hat shops. Either wearing hats is some local custom, or the trend has something to do with a nearby albatross colony and the thick covering of bird droppings on everything here. Go to Comment
At the foot of The Cyllerean mountain range is the village of Valdenoor, nested between two towering mountains that steal much of the sunlight. Only in the late afternoon can the sun be seen, leaving the rest of the day in perpetual shadows.
The village is unremarkable; a few longhouses and some huts for slaughtered meat. The villagers are primarily hunters and gatherers, with a few sheperds and some dairy production. A stream is trickling through the village and is the main source of cold and fresh mountain water.
The villagers bury their dead in the "ancestral caves" to the north of town, within the mountain known as "Shadowspring" to the villagers and "Mithiel" to others. The "Ancestral Caves" are rumoured to be guarded by the spirits of the deceased village shamans and does indeed seem dark and foreboding to those who come near. Go to Comment
Tyka is a small village at the base of tall, snowy mountains. It's cold here all year round, and the villagers are mostly turnip farmers or suppliers to those who scale the mountains. Though there are several inns to house travellers, there's apparently not much to the town. There's an old storyteller, though, that regales the local children with tales of adventure and magic. Most adults dismiss him as a vagrant and hack poet, but the children love him. As it turns out, the old man is actually a warrior whose glory days are past, but he has a plethora of knowledge that adventurers might find useful if they bothered to ask. Go to Comment
This stockaded hamlet is built on small islands of dry land in the midst of a substantial floodplain. When the spring rains come, the surrounding land is flooded for weeks, with narrow raised footpaths the only ways into or out of the village. While it would seem that they should have plenty of water, they keep hundreds of barrels of drinking water stored away in large barns, for the floodwaters often carry a form of typhus. The local water is only potable before the floods come. Go to Comment
I can see the area having regular festivals, not entirely unlike my own hometown which closes off the downtown area for Pumpkin Fest, Halloween night, and pretty much any other holiday they feel like. It had a very homey feel to it. Well done. Go to Comment
The place, it is typical. It almost earned a yawn.
It is all the little details that you added. The Master Performer who the area is named after, all the street performers looking for patronage, the events, and the parade. That is what makes it special. Go to Comment
Actually, we were remembered of this nice little submission by a member of the Barbarian Horde, that complained about the name being copyrighted (Huh?). Since the person didn't leave any trace of his identity besides a little swearing, we are sadly in no position to verify the story. The offending comment has been deleted, please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.