Stuff Every PC Knows
I’m adding what I’ve come up with so far, and have indicated places where I see holes that need to be filled. Fill them!
- The elves are very powerful for two main reasons: they wield spell magic, and therefore control the best “technology,” the most advanced cities, the best trade, and so on. They can also bring down a storm of fury on those who defy them to a certain extent. They are long-lived and long-viewed, and therefore their tolerance for what might seem like lawlessness or flexibility allows for the young races to get away with a decent degree of self-government in Ahris, but if you push it…you get smooshed, burned, or otherwise made a very public example of.
- Renlen is 3 weeks by horse from the coast, over increasingly primitive roads. The river that divides Lineon into east and west is about a week from the coast by horse. Thus, Renlen is like Syracuse, Buffalo, or Rochester, New York, as compared to NYC, which would be Marstabashan. I had not given any thought to piracy or coastal happenings, since the story is so far from the coast and pointed westward, but if you want to create something for that, cool.
- I don’t have a set vibe for Renlen – is it that town from the Patriot, or more like Tombstone? I think it’s more like the Patriot town, but with a wilderness of danger around it. Indoschan is more like Tombstone, albeit minus the Earp brothers.
- Hadn’t thought about town criers, but I like it, and so they exist. The crier for Renlen is named Doyle Mishka, a portly fellow with a booming baritone and a quick smile. He comes out twice each day to bark out the news outside of town hall. There are also kiosks where major news is posted. The same goes for most other towns.
- Each of you please create one thing that all PCs would know…I’ve included suggestions as to scope below.
- I was once asked the best way to describe the Elves as leaders, and how they run the law. Imagine if you will, a clock, not the rudimentary time pieces found in every Kingdom Office, and even a lowly Noble’s keep, rather the clock housed in the Palace of the Cloudwell Ascendancy. This clock, gifted by Keeper Clagan Clocca was the first time piece ever minted, and proudly displayed as a work of art like many Elven pieces are. The intricacy, the number of parts, the time for assembly, all of these need to be considered. From observers and on-lookers, the Elves as leaders are beautiful to look at, intricate in motive and thought, and yet you know that no matter what it will take time, a lot of time.
- What would Kit know about Renlen?
- What would Morgren know about the military, war, and maybe some piece of history?