Monday, 15 June 2015
A Setting on a Page
My old laptop went to the great PC World in the sky a few months ago - literally about a day after uploading the PDF for Yoon-Suin to drive-thru RPG, as fate would have it - and I've just discovered an old flash drive on which (some) of the contents were stored. Here's something I was apparently working on back in around 2007: a page of notes which I can't even remember writing down and which never amounted to anything. It's almost, but not quite, a setting on a page. There's something refreshingly old fashioned about it, I think,
County of Leon
Ruled by: * * - Count of Leon (Liege: Duke of Brittany)
Vassals: Baron of Morlaix, Baron of Douarnenez, Baron of Plogonnec
Military: 15 Heavy Cavalry (Knights), 50 Light Cavalry, 50 Heavy Infantry, 100 Medium Infantry, 50 Archers.
Major Industries: Fishing, trade
Personages: Count of Leon and family. Ibn Al-Aziz - An Ogre Magi from the Sheikhdom of Catalyud, now a powerful merchant who owns five vessels, with lots of 'shady' contacts. A wizard living in a lighthouse on the edge of town - advisor to the Count and ambiguous ally. Juliette de Nevers, a dwarfess sage, researching in the old library - secretly a spy? Circle of druids - headquarters somewhere in the forest, occasionally come to Brest.
Wizards Tower - lighthouse, on the rocks on the outside of Brest
Ibn's Mansion - also on the outside of town, but on the inland side.
The Castle - where the Count calls home.
Old Monastery - housing a library
Smuggler's Caves - ancient cave system, now abandoned - except for monsters - and the smugglers' hoard?
Meriadoc's Tomb - burial place of the semi-mythic founder of Brittany, watched over by an order of clerics.
Conomor's Tomb - burial place of an ancient king, now haunted.
Tower of Erispoe - once owned by a now extinct noble line, reknowned for the eccentricity.
Giant's Cave - not apparently inhabited by a giant, but a clan of ogres.
Oessant - island, uninhabited but excellent shelter for raiders
Witch's Hovel - home of an enchantress.
Castle of Mauclerc - ruined castle, magic treasure inside?
· One of Ibn's ships has gone missing and he's certain it's the wreckers in Plogoff, who have caused him trouble before.
· Juliette de Fevers wants bodyguards to visit the witch with her.
· A band of gnolls are causing trouble around Morlaix.
· Pirates spotted around Oessant.
· Druids concerned about a troll.Skeleton warriors around Conomor's Tomb.