20 Questions

Q: Where can we go to buy standard equipment?
A: Stilt Town has a white market trading post, Alavans, for adventuring gear along with arms and armor, there is an armorer, a leather worker, and a bustling black market
Low Fort, to the north, is a major trade center, so you can find pretty much anything you want.

Q:Where can we go to get platemail custom fitted for this monster I just befriended?
A: In Stilt Town – Jericho, the metalsmith, is a veteran who makes custom arms and armor for 25% above list price There’s a leatherworker in town as well. The enchanter has left town since his place was burnt down though

Q: Who is the mightiest wizard in the land?
A: The Vampire Lord, Balen Slith, Blood Magus and one of the Warlords of the Wrath. Commands legions of vampiric thralls and demons., The Archmagi were the undisputed wizard supremes, but no one has seen them since before tthe fall of the Empire

Q:Who is the greatest warrior in the land?
A: Ghurtag The One Tusked is the Lord of the orc tribes in the Low Fort. Rumored to be half-ogre -possessed of incredible strength and unparalled prowess in battle. Has a bodyguard of fanatical berserker gnolls and a “Boar that walks like a man.” Gnasha’s father used to battle the Orcs from time to time, and in a famous battle, her father took the Orc Lord’s right eye and right arm, which earned him a grudging respect and his own clan rights.

Q: Who is the richest person in the land?
A’Oddly enough, it’s not a person, but a living mummy, King Smektt, who owns shares in Alavan’s Trading company. In life, he was filthy rich. In undeath, he finances entire kingdoms with loans.

Q: Where can we go to get some magical healing?
A: Barnabas the Raven Queen Cleric or Ookla, the Orc Shaman can deal with everyday wounds, and often do. Stilt-town has more than its fair share of calamity on a daily basis

Q: Where can we go to get cures for the following conditions: poison, disease, curse, lycanthropy, polymorph, death, undeath?
A: Barnabas can cure poison and disease with Lesser Restoration. Everything else is untreatable unless you head to one of the larger cities. There are rumors of witches who live in the feywood and bogs, who can cure any ailment, but the price could be your soul. Finally, outside of town is a small chapel. practically falling apart. There’s an albino who lives there, Dimitri, who can work miracles, but people find him a little creepy.

Q: Is there a magic guild my wizard belongs to or that I can join in order to get more spells?
A: There was a group in stilt-town, but the head wizard, Maestro Mors, recently died. So not in the sump. in Lowfort, Orcs (and fists) run the rules, but if a curious wizard would find three minor groups:
Bonebound (associated with the Barrows and the foul undead things found there)
Underbound (associated with the Drow and the strange workings of the civiilizations of the underdark
Scrollbound (associated the with strange race known as Incubula, the secret hunters)

Q:Where can I find an alchemist, sage or other expert NPC?
A: In town there’s a chance of anything. Ookla for divination. Mors keeps a library. there’s a rumor, in the sump, that there’s a single follower of Ioun, the god of magic, roughing it out. He’s been seen near the ice caves, but no one knows where he lives
There’s the Vecna Shrine in the ice caves, but you only get one question and there’s a bunch of lethal trials to get to it.

Q:Where can I hire mercenaries?
A:There are a few adventures and sell swords lingering about town, but business is good enough that most of them already have contracts with the locals. Every few months, when the next ship arrives, there’s an influx of new blood.:

Q:Is there any place on the map where swords are illegal, magic is outlawed or any other notable hassles from Johnny Law?
A:Gnasha IS the law, which is pretty lax. It’s a frontier town, you could probably get away with a quite a bit if you know the right people or have the correct intentions. However, if you’re caught doing something you shouldn’t, you could simply be escorted to the gates and kicked out into the swamp without your gear, which is a VERY BAD THING. Also known as “Sump Justice.”

Q: Which way to the nearest tavern?
A: There are two major taverns and several smaller ones. “The Hole”, is where the locals hang out. The other “Mug and Cauldron” is where you’ll find the more shady side of Stilt (and a lot of news and quests) “The Rust Monster” is the “Inn for the aspiring adventurer” – actually a comfortable place with a lot of perks

Q: What monsters are terrorizing the countryside sufficiently that if I kill them I will become famous?
A: Everything in the Sump is dangerous. Tripping up the forces of Wrath would earn you a high five from every one. The immediate, direct threats to Stilt itself is probably a giant named Icaro, followed by a band of shape changing Yuan Ti. – there’s the Froghemoth, but that’s just an old wive’s tale.. or is it?

Q: Are there any wars brewing I could go fight?
A: Not locally. Things are pretty tense to the West, in Illium, now that King Aceriak is missing. In the East, Magaat is soundly holding the line against Bael Slith, there’s definitely money and fame there,. South is the sea, and the Fallen Empire. It’s generally seen as a smoking ruin, and no one goes there if they have a choice

Q: How about gladiatorial arenas complete with hard-won glory and fabulous cash prizes?
A: In Stilit, every month or so there’s a competition and mock combat tourney – the orcs, locals, and adventurers all field champions who compete. Sometimes outland monsters or barbarians show up and compete as well. These games are respected as neutral ground, breaking the peace is punishable by Sump Justice
In lowfort, there is well established tournament system and several arenas of various sizes. Orcs love a fight, and the Orc Lord sorts out the strong from the week with his arena battles.

Q: Are there any secret societies with sinister agendas I could join and/or fight?:
A: Yes. Do you know who they are? no. THIS IS WHY THEY ARE SECRET. There’s definitely a Theive’s guild, and a Feywild “handler”

A: Any legendary lost treasures I could be looking for?
Q:The Cabiri were cyclops men who built temples and structures all through this area. In the centuries since they’ve gone, the sump has flooded in their ruins, but adventurers still come back with tales of their magical prowess, clever traps, riddles, and highly advanced Magitech.

A:Where is the nearest dragon?
Q: Black dragon in the swamp, to the east, past the Storm Dross. Maintains an tenuous alliance with Gnasha.

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