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Thistledelve

Statistics

Category:Town
Location:Albion
Ruler:Duke George
Government:Local Lord
Size:775 ft. east to west by 1000 ft. north to south
Population:10,000 souls
Predominant Race:Human
People of Note:Archbishop Hanley, Duke George, Lath, Mrs Ludd, Sensei Osaka, Shidoshi Sir Kai
Historical Figures:Sir Zandrill
Organizations:The Albion Royal Family, The Dwarven Trade Missions, The Monasteries of the Way

Overview

Not far south of the Furrowed Hills, in the north-eastern corner of the kingdom, rolling farmlands and a few picturesque copses of ash and oak surround this town. It was a corner stone of the Old Faith and the ways of nature are still revered in this area today.

Places of Interest

The Palace

Heavy security guards this place.

The Dying Soldier

Frequently inhabited by soldiers and adventurers. Mrs Ludd, mother of the famous Lady Fortuna, is a bard who entertains here.

The Palace Inn

Lovely inn with expensive prices.

The Rat and Parrot

Spit and sawdust sort of place.

The Silent Shadow

Said to be the home of a new guild of thieves.

The Warehouseman's Rest

Frequented by workers from the warehouse district.

Western Arms

A modest tavern which struggles to survive with the popular Dying Soldier nearby.

Thistledelve Grove

The Initiate of Obad Hai, Zandrill, has his grove and cottage on the outskirts of the town.

Description

Not far south of the Furrowed Hills, in the north-eastern corner of the kingdom, rolling farmlands and a few picturesque copses of ash and oak surround this town. It was a corner stone of the Old Faith and the nature god is still revered in this area today.

Nearby are the stronghold of Castle Fortuna, and the Monastery of the North Winds. The King’s Road North runs from this town to the village of Waymeet in the centre of the kingdom. Due to the continued protection of Eastward and the distance from the Jagged Peaks, this is a pretty safe and secure town.

The soldiers based here wear the sky blue of Thistledelve and their standard is a green thistle on a sky blue background.

Background

Thistledelve has been here as long as the history of Albion, in one form or another. It has spent most of its time as a village but in recent centuries has grown to be a town.

Development

Thistledelve was the home of the current King, Jarrad I, during the Chaos Wars, when he was Prince Jarrad. It was as far south as the hordes of the mountains managed to push during the wars and Thistledelve was hard pushed by the end. But it just held out due to some amazing warcraft by the now King and his advisors and generals.

The Duke of Thistledelve, Duke George, the twenty one year old cousin of the King is now ruler over Thistledelve and all the lands of the north.

News and Rumour

A strange half-man, half-horse creature apparently called a centaur now resides at the druid's grove.