288 The Fancy Lynx

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE There is an old saying that says that everybody has their own poison. In big cities, people are prone to vice and corruption; Glaham is not the exception. It is a cosmopolitan city, harboring people from various different races. This is a city that has a lively nightlife, from 24-hour inns to brothels and taverns, Glaham always has something to offer regardless of the time of the day. The Fancy Lynx is one of those establishments. It opens every day. Its owner, Gal Vadriz, is a business mastermind. He is a human who is not afraid of making big investments. The Fancy Lynx building was not popular at all a few years ago. Even though the building is huge and big enough to serve more than a hundred guests, its foundations hold a very uncomfortable secret. Many years past, there was…

287 Chapel of the Bountiful Harvest

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE Background Lore A city, surrounded by rolling hills and farmlands, depends on the work of peasant workers and farmers to subsist through the winter. The closest large settlement is two weeks down the northern road. Too far to depend on them for supplies during the harsh winter. The city is “one ruined harvest” away from a catastrophe every year. It is also something that looms over the minds of many as the prospect of winter with food shortage is always close. It has happened before. Many times. Twice in recent memory, the lack of food has caused the death of scores of peasants. Starving in the cold season indoors is a frugal way to go. To remedy the situation, the cityfolk turned to faith in an attempt to balance the odds in their favor. The local church humored them. The priest,…

286 Mal Capital

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE Background Lore Mal is a metropolis-size settlement by the Greenhue River. It has a population of twenty-five thousand people. Most of them of human heritage but a variety of other races are also represented in smaller proportions. The walls that surround the city are 30-feet-tall. the white bricks have earned the place several nicknames over generations but the city is widely known as Mal, the Capital. The walls form a geometric layout. Two concentric circles behind which layers of social strata hide from the outside world. A third wall-circle on the northwest end of the city houses the richest cityfolk in Jollyfen District. This is where Mal Palace is located; the home of Queen Galiana, the ruler of Mal. Queen Galiana d’Averus comes from an affluent family of royals which has ruled over Mal for the past eight generations. Before then,…

285 The Sage from Beyond

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE Background Lore Saint Huber’s Island is a rather small patch of land in the middle of the open sea. In fact, it does not appear in most maps and most seafaring folks ignore its existence. Looking for this location in the sea is a herculean labor with terrible odds for finding it. A scholar or someone versed in the use of libraries and research will have an easier time finding references to this location. There are even old leather maps from earlier civilizations in the largest libraries. Only accessible to those willing to dive into the oldest tomes for days and days until the elusive references make themselves available. The name of the island has nothing to do with its past use. The original name is not known. The new name only follows a naming convention for small islands in the…