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March 3, 2008, 5:04 pm

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Red Tiles


The city has clay tiles on its roofs. This is the bane of sneaky thieves in the city. So where do these tiles come from? And why does anyone think there might be an adventure related to this.

The three buildings that make up Red Tiles are very different from the surrounding buildings. They have bright red tile roofs.  They also have dozens of colored tiles stuck randomly around the walls.

Red Tiles makes roof tiles, paving tiles, floor tiles, bath tiles, and simple decorative tiles of clay.  They are the biggest tile operation in the city. They employ 90% of the ClaySmith’s guild. They have a contract with the City to provide city buildings, streets, and sidewalks, with tiles.  They also sell slate tiles which are another popular roofing material in the city. (They also sell cheaper clay tiles that look like slate).

The courtyard between the buildings is their drying area and their bulk storage.  The other buildings hold the glazing and firing areas, as well as the small office run by Jeffius ClaySmith.

Most of the workers here are one step up from dock workers. They have little skill in clay or glazing. Mostly they just shlep clay, smash it flat, grade it, cut it, and shlep tiles to and from the kiln.  In fact most of them used to work the docks until they could not find work).  They are an rough and rowdy bunch.  There are two actual journeymen who do the real skilled claysmith work.

The workers here still hang around the docks. They drink and fight with them all. They also get caught up in less savory activities.  The kiln fires are a great way to destroy evidence and bodies.  All of this is unknown by Jeffius.

Note: While designed for Antioch, it can easily be planted anywhere

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Voted Strolen
November 7, 2005, 12:44
Gives yet another idea to help add personality to "yet another city."

The environment of the business and those they employ leads itself to roleplaying fodder. Destroying evidence. Could be a whole racket for dumping bodies in there. Maybe the idea for the place started with a need to get rid of evidence of different sorts.

The proximity to the harbor and the traffic that probably moves between there, not to mention who works there, the business could be a central location to an underground trade network.
Voted axlerowes
October 12, 2006, 17:23
Every once in a while a plot just needs a big oven to push it forward.
January 11, 2008, 16:14
...or push into. :D

You never know what is baked into your Red Tile... which could make another plot hook.
Voted Wulfhere
October 12, 2006, 17:33
"I have a rather demanding commission for your firm. I have several styles of floor tiles that I would like to see produced, with quite specific patterns stamped upon them. As you can see from my specifications, I also require that a few unusual pigments be used to glaze the tiles."

"I know that it will entail some extra expense, but I am prepared to compensate your firm accordingly. Each tile must be made EXACTLY to our specifications, after all, these will be placed in the homes of some of the city's most prominent families"

Thus, the Mage Varenius began his scheme to place an arcane septahedron of summoning in several mansions belonging to the land's most powerful nobles....
October 12, 2006, 18:08
Oh that is wicked. I love it. Consider that plot endorsed.
January 11, 2008, 11:55
I love that one too!
Voted Cheka Man
January 11, 2008, 12:33
One of those places that would fit in any world.
Voted MysticMoon
May 12, 2011, 23:47

That last paragraph completely changes the whole tone. Without it this would be an interesting, but not highly useful, sub. With it, there are so many possible plots that could be explored.

Voted valadaar
May 31, 2013, 11:02
I could see this being used. Somewhat psychotic tradesmen fit in anywhere :)


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