Sunday, December 19, 2010

New campaign ideas churning,..

Here is a village for some work I am doing on a late bronze age - early iron age campaign world. Taking notes from Jeff Rients, I think I will include some real world cultures (like Thrace, Illyria, Hyksos, even some Roman/Etruscan stuff).

ARIET

Population: 400

Ariet is a small village of fishermen located in the marshy bottom lands along the Sea of Reeds. Populated by the Elomite peoples, the village is famous for its local tavern and "sweet marsh beer". The village is composed of mostly mud-brick cottages surrounded by a wooden palisade. The local ruler is Zoxsu a Hyksos warrior of some renown. He took the village under his protection while scouring the ruins of an ancient city in the nearby wetlands. Zoxsu resides in a stone tower built with funds from his adventuring days, and he employs a bodyguard of 10 Elomite warriors. The village is able to muster a militia of 42 men in times of crisis who fight with short spears and clubs.

The villagers have a shrine to their goddess B’hrut (Ba-root) on the shores of the Sea of Reeds. B’hrut is the goddess of the bountiful catch. She appears with the body of a woman with the head of a giant fish. An elderly woman named Ulma the Tender is the caretaker and priestess. She is close to 70 years old and near, she is helped by a young (11 years old) male apprentice named Daso.

Zoxsu with leather armor and armed with a composite bow and short sword. (F7, AC 7/12, HP 24, D 1d6) He has a small coffer in his tower with 1,200 sp and a gold torque worth 500gp.

10 Elomite Warriors with shields and spears. (F1, AC 8/11, D 1d6)

42 Elomite Militia-men armed with spears and clubs. (F0, AC 9/10, D 1d6)

Ulma the Tender (F0, AC 9/10, HP 2, D 1d3). Ulma has some healing abilities thanks to her knowledge of local herbs. She can concoct a paste that will heal 1d4 hit points (can be used once per wound).

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