Monday, April 28, 2014

A to Z Challenge: V is for Vikar, the West Quarter

Jarlsburg is a medieval fantasy city of my creation that is the location of the Pathfinder and DnD Next games I have run in the past.  This A to Z is my effort to better introduce others to the locale and continue to flesh it out while the game is on hiatus.

The sprawling metropolis of Jarlsburg is split into four quarters with Vikar being the western most.
Vikar is dominated by many of the temples and churches in the city providing worship to St. Cuthbert, Hextor, Heironeous, Boccob, Istus and many others.

Oleander Hall, the meeting place of the Council of Oleander and government's offices are located in the neighborhood of Bunker.  Less than two blocks from the Hall, is the Watch Academy where new recruits are processed.

Helm stands adjacent to Bunker, it is the home of city's most wealthy and prominent and has it's own security force, the Diamondcloaks.  While the Diamondcloaks technically fall under the auspices of the Watch, in truth they report directly to the Prime Minister.

Willow Hill has the best view of the Lieber River in the city and is also the site of the Nerium Yacht Club, whose membership boasts rulers and leaders from all over the Twin Rivers.  The Club leases a permanent garrison of Diamondcloaks for it's disposal.

One will not see the homeless or poor on the streets of Vikar for long, the area is patrolled by the Chamber of Hope who provide assistance to those in moving them to a different part of the City.

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