The Coming of the Zioth

Maelbourg NPCs

By the DM. Some additional descriptions added to the townsmen by Brendan Bridgeland.

Major Players

Forgolon is a minstrel who seems to have a hand in everything.

Galgewe is an ajent of Balban who supplanted Ulan to prepare for Balban's arrival.

Guildmaster Gal Silnquost is the most powerful man in Maelbourgplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Maelbourg

[This map is obviously missing a lot. There aren't huge open spaces in Maelbourg.]

Maelbourg is a walled town in the Barony of Huerten, with a population of approximately six thousand. Its primary exports are textiles, wool and coal, the last of which it acquires from deposits in the nearby hills. The land on which the town sits was added to maelbourg index
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Sahlmanplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Sahlman El Musafir

Sahlman's hair is blue-black and graying. His skin is dark and weathered. A huge handle-bar mustache sweeps down to cover much of his lower face, and Sahl is always careful to keep it properly groomed. He is generally very particular about his clothing, equipment and appearance. Sahlman wears the desert robes of his homeland, with headgear that blocks out the sun and hangs over his neck. He wears light trousers and high hard boots, and when his robes are wet, the hard links o…
attacked Batarelplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Townsman Batarel

Description

Ol' butterball was a slightly chubby man in his sixties whose fleshy face made him look much fatter than he was. It didn't help that his overworked horse seemed to sink in its middle, or that his drooping eyes made every word and movement look slow and tired.
, which escalated the political conflict to violence.

Ziedonplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Ziedon

Ziedon stands a little under six feet tall and is relatively thin. He has a neatly trimmed black beard and mustache which stand out considerably against his pale skin. His hazel eyes seem to see everything around him. Ziedon's white hair is cut short in the traditional townsman's style. Ziedon's garb is of a well-to-do townsman. He normally wears a thin, off-white shirt with eleven pairs of wooden knobs and strings in the front with a brown and green band of cloth was laid across his sh…
is the evil sorcerer who stirred up so much trouble in Maelbourgplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Maelbourg

[This map is obviously missing a lot. There aren't huge open spaces in Maelbourg.]

Maelbourg is a walled town in the Barony of Huerten, with a population of approximately six thousand. Its primary exports are textiles, wool and coal, the last of which it acquires from deposits in the nearby hills. The land on which the town sits was added to maelbourg index
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Koriscaplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Korisca Valym

Korisca would be a beautiful woman if she bathed regularly. Most of the time, her face is soot-covered and her hands are grimy. Her blue eyes stand out as the only colorful feature of her face. Her blond hair is full of dirt and ragged, and is never combed neatly. Even after bathing, which never cleans her completely, she seems to draw the dirt back onto her skin within hours. Korisca is slim and light-footed. She wears a good cloak and breaches, soft boots and a vest. Two knife s…
, sometimes known as Leera, is being set up as a townslady by Forgolonplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Forgolon

Description

The minstrel was tall and well-built. He had a developed moustache, although not so developed as Sahlman's, and the beginnings of a beard. The man wore baggy pants, and a loose vest. There were numerous places where he could have been hiding a small dagger or knife, and
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Ziedon stands a little under six feet tall and is relatively thin. He has a neatly trimmed black beard and mustache which stand out considerably against his pale skin. His hazel eyes seem to see everything around him. Ziedon's white hair is cut short in the traditional townsman's style. Ziedon's garb is of a well-to-do townsman. He normally wears a thin, off-white shirt with eleven pairs of wooden knobs and strings in the front with a brown and green band of cloth was laid across his sh…
and Kreemon.

Waylad is a former member of Ulan's guard, who, with Ziedonplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Ziedon

Ziedon stands a little under six feet tall and is relatively thin. He has a neatly trimmed black beard and mustache which stand out considerably against his pale skin. His hazel eyes seem to see everything around him. Ziedon's white hair is cut short in the traditional townsman's style. Ziedon's garb is of a well-to-do townsman. He normally wears a thin, off-white shirt with eleven pairs of wooden knobs and strings in the front with a brown and green band of cloth was laid across his sh…
's help, sparked the conflict in Maelbourgplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Maelbourg

[This map is obviously missing a lot. There aren't huge open spaces in Maelbourg.]

Maelbourg is a walled town in the Barony of Huerten, with a population of approximately six thousand. Its primary exports are textiles, wool and coal, the last of which it acquires from deposits in the nearby hills. The land on which the town sits was added to maelbourg index
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Townsmen

Maelbourgplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Maelbourg

[This map is obviously missing a lot. There aren't huge open spaces in Maelbourg.]

Maelbourg is a walled town in the Barony of Huerten, with a population of approximately six thousand. Its primary exports are textiles, wool and coal, the last of which it acquires from deposits in the nearby hills. The land on which the town sits was added to maelbourg index
is collectively ruled by forty or so townsmen. These include guildmasters, the extremely wealthy, and others who wield power for one reason or another. The townsmen meet annually to discuss matters of common interest. Meetings can also be called by any group of three townsmen or thirty journeymen, but the townsmen don't particularly like to gather.144plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Appeared or occurred in:

Turn 144: Gathering Support

The day got worse and worse for Ziedon. The volume of the chant became louder, until at times it was almost impossible to concentrate. It would then soften, but never as much as the last time. Ziedon felt he was running out of time to deal with this problem, and given how the last fight with the priests went, he would probably need help, and a good plan. He had just decided that, when the chanting reached a crescendo more powerful than any before it.

The top six

Six townsmen have the greatest influence by far. Rather than voting independently, most minor townsmen side with one of these six.

Guildmaster Gal Silnquost of the textiles guild is the most powerful man in Maelbourgplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Maelbourg

[This map is obviously missing a lot. There aren't huge open spaces in Maelbourg.]

Maelbourg is a walled town in the Barony of Huerten, with a population of approximately six thousand. Its primary exports are textiles, wool and coal, the last of which it acquires from deposits in the nearby hills. The land on which the town sits was added to maelbourg index
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Townsman Reden Orfort

Townsman Raiborder

Townsman Jorran Kal

Townsman Ulan. He was supplanted by Galgewe in turn 29plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Turn 29: The Message

Kreemon left Korisca at the bathhouse and took a short walk back to the marketplace. The market was not crowded, but it was not empty either. There were many people about, entering and leaving shops, examining the few booths that lined the main road, or just standing and talking to friends. A group of children was playing a game Kreemon did not recognize. Every time a horseman, those few that there were, came by, the children grabbed a few dozen trinkets from the road and ran to the side.
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Townsman Jackol Worsen

The top ten

The top thirty

This is obviously not a complete list.

Guildmaster Hewlard

Guildmistress Velirra Dufowl

Townsman Batarel

Townsman Leve Herelg

Guildmaster Age Luben

Another of the top thirty was imprisoned for blasphemy during the conflict between Galgeweplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Galgewe

Last updated 2012-10-26

This could afford to be a little longer, for such an important NPC...

Description

A short, stocky man with a balding head of curly, fiery red hair entered the room. His dull blue robes matched his eyes, and the sheath of a short sword hung from his waist.
and Silnquostplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Guildmaster Gal Silnquost

Description

A man in his forties, tall, at least while seated, who had a full head of graying hair. He was of unspectacular appearance, but his voice made up for it. Townsman Silnquost was as tall as Ziedon, an unusual thing in Huerten. Like most townsmen, he was equipped with an ornate dagger that bore the insignia of his guild on its hilt. He also wore a sword, and, though it was difficult to tell through the elaborate clothing, there might have been a little extra …
. Fillien, Per and Vumeshel were imprisoned for various nonsensical reasons by Silnquostplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Guildmaster Gal Silnquost

Description

A man in his forties, tall, at least while seated, who had a full head of graying hair. He was of unspectacular appearance, but his voice made up for it. Townsman Silnquost was as tall as Ziedon, an unusual thing in Huerten. Like most townsmen, he was equipped with an ornate dagger that bore the insignia of his guild on its hilt. He also wore a sword, and, though it was difficult to tell through the elaborate clothing, there might have been a little extra …
's men.116plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Appeared or occurred in:

Turn 116: The State of Maelbourg

An hour or so after the tailor left, a messenger arrived with an unsigned letter from Galgewe: I will not be able to visit you myself tonight due to prior engagements, so I will answer some of your questions here. Please destroy this message when you have comitted it to memory. If you forget, its ink is designed to fade within a day or two.

You asked for descriptions of the major players in town, so here they are. The number following each name is an indication of power and influence. There a…

More minor townsmen

jerrakken

Calen Finterher

Townsman Ulfendol

Captain Duddan is the head of the town guard, paid collectively by the townsmen.

Temple of Andritha

Preceptor Halarenplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Preceptor Halaren

Halaren stands wide and heavy, large feet and hands offsetting a comparably small head. He looks in his late twenties. His skin is pale and a little blubberous, tugging his facial features downwards to give him a slightly sad and dim-witted appearance. His face is well shaved, and hair medium in length, though so thin and wispy his head is clearly visible underneath. Further adding to his girth are the heavy robes he wears, well worn and covered in smudges. A long, deliberate …
is the current priest of the templeplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Andrithan Temple

The Andrithan temple in Maelbourg was established when the town was first absorbed into Rang. While it is illegal for Morenthians to build the temple grounds or damage the temple in any way, that has not stopped less permanent assaults, such as vandalism of the temple and the trampling of the garden. There have also been times when zealous
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House of Morenth

The Houseplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The House of Morenth

As the primary place of worship for a population of six thousand, the House of Morenth is an enormous structure, perhaps five or six hundred feet across at the longest, but it's not just one big rectangular building. It looks like it's been added to many times over hundreds of years. Whether the building is bigger or smaller underground is impossible to tell. It is known that a library exists under the House, to which access is severely restricted. Expensive glass windows d…
is the most powerful entity in Maelbourgplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Maelbourg

[This map is obviously missing a lot. There aren't huge open spaces in Maelbourg.]

Maelbourg is a walled town in the Barony of Huerten, with a population of approximately six thousand. Its primary exports are textiles, wool and coal, the last of which it acquires from deposits in the nearby hills. The land on which the town sits was added to maelbourg index
, though it has no official political power.

NPC list to come…

  • A Morenthianplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Morenth

    Morenth's theology revolves around the simple idea that the entire universe belongs to him, and humanity is barely worthy to bask in his radiant presence. Those who refuse to acknowledge this simple, self-evident fact heretics, and deserve punishment or death. There is no repentance for heretics
    Healer, and Anso and Ferro, two acolytes 116plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Appeared or occurred in:

    Turn 116: The State of Maelbourg

    An hour or so after the tailor left, a messenger arrived with an unsigned letter from Galgewe: I will not be able to visit you myself tonight due to prior engagements, so I will answer some of your questions here. Please destroy this message when you have comitted it to memory. If you forget, its ink is designed to fade within a day or two.

    You asked for descriptions of the major players in town, so here they are. The number following each name is an indication of power and influence. There a…

Minor NPCs

(just turn 101-116 so far)

  • The Knights of Peace: A vigilante group which tries to keep anyone from gaining too much power.
  • Ilyar: The soldier who took Ziedonplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Ziedon

    Ziedon stands a little under six feet tall and is relatively thin. He has a neatly trimmed black beard and mustache which stand out considerably against his pale skin. His hazel eyes seem to see everything around him. Ziedon's white hair is cut short in the traditional townsman's style. Ziedon's garb is of a well-to-do townsman. He normally wears a thin, off-white shirt with eleven pairs of wooden knobs and strings in the front with a brown and green band of cloth was laid across his sh…
    's spellbook114plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Appeared or occurred in:

    Turn 114: Townsman Galgewe

    “So Ziedon, I see you caused Townsman Ulfendol quite a bit of trouble.” When Ziedon opened his eyes, he saw Galgewe, standing tall, hands clasped behind his back. It was a bit hard to make out his features. When Ziedon opened his eyes wider and shook out the blur of sleep, he saw the reason. He was in a jail cell, securely locked, with metal bars reaching to the ceiling, and attached at their base to a half-wall of stone.
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  • Seen on the road from Dunweigplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Yunim / Dunweig

    by Arnell, edited by the DM

    Yunim

    Yunim is (in the year 577) a cosmopolitan trade center in the region of Meheiral, run by the Orithoran religion, led centrally from the great Temple of Justice. It is on the edge of Yunim Lake, making fishing one of its principal industries. The
    to Maelbourgplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Maelbourg

    [This map is obviously missing a lot. There aren't huge open spaces in Maelbourg.]

    Maelbourg is a walled town in the Barony of Huerten, with a population of approximately six thousand. Its primary exports are textiles, wool and coal, the last of which it acquires from deposits in the nearby hills. The land on which the town sits was added to maelbourg index
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    • A merchant, his wife, and two families in a wagon train113plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Appeared or occurred in:

      Turn 113: Dragged into Maelbourg

      Ziedon made his journey a casual one. He did not want to arrive in Maelbourg saddle sore, tired and dirty, or with a crippled horse. Soon after setting out, he found a moving stream and unloaded his bloody clothing. There was no need to risk being caught with that.
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    • A horesman with a covered cart113plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Appeared or occurred in:

      Turn 113: Dragged into Maelbourg

      Ziedon made his journey a casual one. He did not want to arrive in Maelbourg saddle sore, tired and dirty, or with a crippled horse. Soon after setting out, he found a moving stream and unloaded his bloody clothing. There was no need to risk being caught with that.
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    • Two wagon-drivers with six bodyguards113plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Appeared or occurred in:

      Turn 113: Dragged into Maelbourg

      Ziedon made his journey a casual one. He did not want to arrive in Maelbourg saddle sore, tired and dirty, or with a crippled horse. Soon after setting out, he found a moving stream and unloaded his bloody clothing. There was no need to risk being caught with that.
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  • Four scribes in a scribing hall115plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Appeared or occurred in:

    Turn 115: Working for a Townsman

    Ziedon was escorted out of the jail, to be taken to the nearby Purple Raven. His damaged clothes were brought elsewhere to be mended. Two of the three men who walked with Ziedon were common thugs, hired for strength rather than agility. They wore standard uniforms, consisting of leather armor, longsword, light crossbow and dagger, along with narrow-rimmed hats and a short black ribbon. The third man, doubtless the leader, was lighter than the others, but certainly looked like he could hold his o…
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  • The Ritual Minister sells valuable, spell-quality ink. He has a servant115plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Appeared or occurred in:

    Turn 115: Working for a Townsman

    Ziedon was escorted out of the jail, to be taken to the nearby Purple Raven. His damaged clothes were brought elsewhere to be mended. Two of the three men who walked with Ziedon were common thugs, hired for strength rather than agility. They wore standard uniforms, consisting of leather armor, longsword, light crossbow and dagger, along with narrow-rimmed hats and a short black ribbon. The third man, doubtless the leader, was lighter than the others, but certainly looked like he could hold his o…
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  • A tailor115plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Appeared or occurred in:

    Turn 115: Working for a Townsman

    Ziedon was escorted out of the jail, to be taken to the nearby Purple Raven. His damaged clothes were brought elsewhere to be mended. Two of the three men who walked with Ziedon were common thugs, hired for strength rather than agility. They wore standard uniforms, consisting of leather armor, longsword, light crossbow and dagger, along with narrow-rimmed hats and a short black ribbon. The third man, doubtless the leader, was lighter than the others, but certainly looked like he could hold his o…
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  • The Purple Raven: Galgeweplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Galgewe

    Last updated 2012-10-26

    This could afford to be a little longer, for such an important NPC...

    Description

    A short, stocky man with a balding head of curly, fiery red hair entered the room. His dull blue robes matched his eyes, and the sheath of a short sword hung from his waist.
    put Ziedonplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Ziedon

    Ziedon stands a little under six feet tall and is relatively thin. He has a neatly trimmed black beard and mustache which stand out considerably against his pale skin. His hazel eyes seem to see everything around him. Ziedon's white hair is cut short in the traditional townsman's style. Ziedon's garb is of a well-to-do townsman. He normally wears a thin, off-white shirt with eleven pairs of wooden knobs and strings in the front with a brown and green band of cloth was laid across his sh…
    up in this upper-class inn115plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Appeared or occurred in:

    Turn 115: Working for a Townsman

    Ziedon was escorted out of the jail, to be taken to the nearby Purple Raven. His damaged clothes were brought elsewhere to be mended. Two of the three men who walked with Ziedon were common thugs, hired for strength rather than agility. They wore standard uniforms, consisting of leather armor, longsword, light crossbow and dagger, along with narrow-rimmed hats and a short black ribbon. The third man, doubtless the leader, was lighter than the others, but certainly looked like he could hold his o…
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    • An innkeeper115plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Appeared or occurred in:

      Turn 115: Working for a Townsman

      Ziedon was escorted out of the jail, to be taken to the nearby Purple Raven. His damaged clothes were brought elsewhere to be mended. Two of the three men who walked with Ziedon were common thugs, hired for strength rather than agility. They wore standard uniforms, consisting of leather armor, longsword, light crossbow and dagger, along with narrow-rimmed hats and a short black ribbon. The third man, doubtless the leader, was lighter than the others, but certainly looked like he could hold his o…
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  • A Tailor 116plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Appeared or occurred in:

    Turn 116: The State of Maelbourg

    An hour or so after the tailor left, a messenger arrived with an unsigned letter from Galgewe: I will not be able to visit you myself tonight due to prior engagements, so I will answer some of your questions here. Please destroy this message when you have comitted it to memory. If you forget, its ink is designed to fade within a day or two.

    You asked for descriptions of the major players in town, so here they are. The number following each name is an indication of power and influence. There a…
  • Two of the top 30 townsmen on Silnquostplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Guildmaster Gal Silnquost

    Description

    A man in his forties, tall, at least while seated, who had a full head of graying hair. He was of unspectacular appearance, but his voice made up for it. Townsman Silnquost was as tall as Ziedon, an unusual thing in Huerten. Like most townsmen, he was equipped with an ornate dagger that bore the insignia of his guild on its hilt. He also wore a sword, and, though it was difficult to tell through the elaborate clothing, there might have been a little extra …
    's side 116plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Referenced in:

    Turn 116: The State of Maelbourg

    An hour or so after the tailor left, a messenger arrived with an unsigned letter from Galgewe: I will not be able to visit you myself tonight due to prior engagements, so I will answer some of your questions here. Please destroy this message when you have comitted it to memory. If you forget, its ink is designed to fade within a day or two.

    You asked for descriptions of the major players in town, so here they are. The number following each name is an indication of power and influence. There a…