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Gerosch, son of Gorasch
A lot of people think the holberks are behind the orc uprising.
Ha! Of course they do! First they’re seen to deal with the orcs, because no one else wants to do it, then they’re branded traitors for it! — Apart from their blind fear of the blackpelts, the most significant trait of the townspeople is their sheer stupidity!
holberks
Grusam the Shipwright, Maren Aberdan, Rahjane, Rahjanja
A young Nivese girl got missing. Have you seen her?
I haven’t. And she’s not here. You are welcome to come inside and check for yourselves.
persons
Bosper Jarnug, Dorota Harzscharrer, Ingulf Joosten, Ondwina Gesse, Playhouse Joss Usher, Quendan Sandström, Rank Termoil, Tanit Keres
A young Nivese girl got missing. Have you seen one by any chance?
No. What a pity. Have you checked in the brothel yet?
persons
Eleana of Arivor, Gernot Toberen, Hane Timpski, Quenia Stardust, Rahjane
A young Nivese girl named Ikaju went missing. Her grandfather is looking for her.
And does she want to be found? Some young people leave their nomadic tribes in search of a brighter and richer future. It’s hard to blame them for this — after all, it is quite boring to breed kerens for the rest of your life.
persons
Ilke Ehrwald, Kalman Gerrich, Nurinai Gorbas, Susa Fredor, Tilsa Gulek, Wendeolf Gerber
A young Nivesian girl is missing. Have you heard of her?
Alas! Nowadays, young girls should be very careful with new acquaintances.
persons
Elimar Harder
And do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster?
I think you’d better ask the guards about that. That’s their territory, really.
persons
Gerosch, son of Gorasch
And have you heard about the monster living in the sewers?
The monster? There’s hundred down there, what am I saying, thousands! He might even be right, if you count all the rats, fleas and other insects … Just in the last few days, a vampire’s been sighted down there. First in the shape of an upright walking rat, then as an emaciated zombie. You know vampires change their appearance according to how much blood they’ve sucked, don’t you?!
persons
Eranion Shadowcourse
And have you heard something about the guild or the tradesmaster?
Oh, the rumors are flying thick and fast there. The gang is fairly popular these days. If you ask me, they’re down in the sewers with the other rats. But they’re rats of the sort the rat-catcher hasn’t been able to catch yet!
persons
Toryt son of Dutosch
And what about the dwarves?
Dwarves are an ancient and noble race, unlike other tall rabble. We are the mightiest on the battlefield and the wisest. We accumulate wisdom for centuries. And humans remain dumb and ignorant because their lifespan is like that of a moth. Choose your words carefully, lad. Even the mightiest dwarf cannot confront [heroes_count] enemies at once. The dwarf looks at you frowningly with contempt. However, he remains silent.
dwarves
Darina Schumilo, Fredo Bloodleaf, Hella Vandemor, Ingulf Joosten, Pawla Pschelawod, Raftsman, Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan, Rohel Gumbaldson
And what about the dwarves?
I forgot the last time I saw one. There are almost no dwarves here.
dwarves
Erolfone Lotusdust, Falkert Duberwin
And what about the dwarves?
Well, normally I don’t let any of them in here. Certainly not after what happened in Tjolmar.
dwarves
Elya Ords
And what about the talk about a monster down in the sewers?
Oh, it’s just one monster nowadays, is it? Excuse my cynicism, but people keep running their mouths off about it, and I’m just about sick to death of all that stupid garbage.
Riva
Gobert Boronward, Grimor Arados, Norat Soelken
And what can you tell us about the pirates?
Many of the uncouth scoundrels are amassing on Sorrek. I assume the corporation is waiting for an opportune time to deal with them!
pirates
Belona Huisdorn
And what do you know about the guild?
Look, love, after the tradesmaster had to go underground, he gathered all the outcasts of the city together and turned them into the guild. Not that they hadn’t been in contact before, but now, under Ui Chearghail, they’ve turned into a dangerous organization with contacts everywhere.
persons
Gerosch, son of Gorasch, Roelfu Neumasunden
And what do you know about the judge?
He’s providing law and order for the town. He’s been forced to give some harsh sentences lately, but that’s the only way to keep the peace around here.
persons
Alker Gulek, Susa Fredor
And what do you think about the judge?
I know him… not! But people talk a lot about Jarnug, he must be a hard man.
persons
Ishtan Hollerow
And what do you think of Bosper Jarnug?
Well, obviously we’re not exactly best pals with the judge. Since about two, three years ago, Jarnug’s developed an extreme lust for power, and he’s getting involved in a lot of things that are none of his business really.
persons
Dragoran, son of Denderan, Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha
And what’s going on with the orcs?
The blackpelts are besieging Lowangen. No one can leave the town. We are working to forge weapons for the populace, but so far we don’t know how to smuggle them into town.
orcs
Ardor Zitenau, Ishtan Hollerow, Leta Notjes, Quendan Sandström, Rank Termoil
And what’s going on with the orcs?
Nothing! You don’t notice the orcs much since their warriors went away south with the big armies. The Holberkians are carrying on a lively trade with the blackpelts, so we’re well informed about their intentions here in Riva.
orcs
Berman Helmisch, Thorescha
And where can we find the Ansvell?
The lizards don’t bother us, so why should we go bother them? The lizards? The Lizards living there don’t know any gods. I think they all worship that demon Hchr, Hchraa…, anyway, those swamps are a right spooky place!
swamps
Thorescha
And where would Ingramosch be found?
Ingramosch should be somewhere in town. I haven’t seen him for some time, but how could he have left? And where exactly have you seen him? I have no idea what the good fellow wants here in Lowangen - but I have seen him talking to an Elf.
persons
Brin Vaskendantz, Dorijke Basten
And where would this Ingramosch be found?
Go, ask at the temple of Ingerimm.
persons
And who are Swafnir’s children?
Swafnir’s children are our greatest warriors, promised to serve right at Swafnir’s side in the fight against Hranngar.
Swafnir
Any animals we should avoid?
Jaguars are attracted by the smell of meat cooking on a campfire. They evaluate human-sized prey carefully before deciding whether to attack.
animals
Katimäki, Riva Salmonhaul
Any animals we should avoid?
Giant stag beetles view human-sized creatures not as prey, but as a threat, and attack whenever they meet one.
animals
Any animals we should beware?
Vampire bats attack when somebody approaches within 21 feet. They do not like fire.
animals
Darina Schumilo, Mywara Alberg, Zerinka
Any dangerous animals around?
Bird spider venom is not very dangerous.
animals
Any dangerous animals around?
The manticore’s venom is extremely dangerous and can paralyze a human in moments.
animals
A powerfully good-looking priest, Umora Miral
Any dangerous animals around?
Ikanaria butterflies can mesmerize onlookers with their beauty.
animals
Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
Any dangerous beasts we should know about?
Manticores are dangerous chimeras, but sometimes it is possible to engage them in conversation. If their animalistic mind is in control, they are really dangerous. Despite its chimerological roots, the manticore is considered a holy animal of Kor.
animals
Charinje Elmsjen, Cyber Vorlopdan, Desmoda Truespring, Dimeloe Lutesong, Elimar Harder, Farfex Plotz, Feyaria, Gernot Toberen, Grimor Arados, Maren Aberdan, Movert Welzelin, Ondwina Gesse, Patras Ulfaran, Suschin Tranjung, Tanit Keres, Tarsinion, Tilsa Gulek, Wolfman Lustbader
Any idea where can we rent a ship?
No. Why don’t you ask at the harbor?
ship
Any interesting tips about animals?
Young giant stag beetles can be trained and led on a leash — this modern fashion was all the rage in Gareth for a time. Some people use them occasionally as guard animals.
animals
Arombolosch Ironarm, Endor Jorndal, Hella Vandemor, Katimäki, Marje von Thorwal, Rumhild Rohalsdottir, Thisdan Gerrich
Any news about the orc wars?
I do not have the foggiest.
orcs
Dorota Harzscharrer, Eranion Shadowcourse, Hane Timpski, Urja Naloth
Any news about the orc wars?
No, nothing. The orc scum is moving south. Fortunately, Riva doesn’t seem to interest them.
orcs
Boromil Bjalthorn, Ondwina Gesse, Pryshia Lutan, Rhiana Clouddancer
Any news about the orc wars?
You know, Riva is the Svellt League’s only sea port. Once the city falls, the entire Svellt valley will be orc territory! It’s strange they haven’t attacked us long ago. Instead, you hear about them moving against Gryphon’s Ford. Well - if they do change their minds, I’m packed and ready.
orcs
Nurinai Gorbas, Roßwid
Any news about the orcs?
Orcs attacked my home village near Hilgerds Heim, killed half our men, burned all the houses, barns and fields. We managed to slip out of their clutches and float away on a punt across Brack. The damned orcs can’t reach us here.
orcs
Darina Schumilo, Eldariel Raindreamer, Heralja Olafsen, Peraidelen Parigon
Any news about the orcs?
The Elven king will come to our aid. But will even his power be sufficient against these Orcs?
orcs
Jasgard Elsingor, Taschanna Tardor
Any news about the orcs?
Fortunately, the Orc scum passed our village by.
orcs
Cyber Vorlopdan, Idra Kormin, Susa Fredor
Any news about the orcs?
The orcs will pocket Riva any day now. Just look around you — the holberks are everywhere, seeing everything, spying on everything! Why should the blackpelts attack, when they can have us in their grasp anytime they want to?!
orcs
Dergam, son of Duglim, Eida Matjus, Farfex Plotz, Ingulf Joosten
Any news about the orcs?
The surrounding tribes are low on warriors. It’s said they’re amassing somewhere in the vicinity for a full-scale assault!
orcs
Farfex Plotz
Any news about the trademaster?
A cut-throat if ever there was one. He had to come clean when they’d finally caught up with him. - No-one could have built an organization as large as the guild from nothing. He must have been the leader of those murdering thugs from the start!
persons
Dergam, son of Duglim
Any news from Lowangen?
There are some good smiths there. Roglima the Great is a close friend of mine.
Lowangen
Jisila Bardenberg
Any news from the country?
Everything’s just as it’s always been around here. The roads are either flooded or snowed under, depending on the season. The old magician is still conducting experiments in his tower, the dwarves continue digging into the ground, and the Stoerrebrandt College is churning out guard escorts for trading caravans, although they like to pretend differently…
Riva
Baron of Hjalthorn, Halina Druffin, Heralja Olafsen, Ingolf Kanborn, Korima of Attica, Swantew Chadjeff, Thisdan Gerrich
Any news from the Dwarvish front?
I do not have the foggiest.
dwarves
Blackbeard, Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
Any news from the Dwarvish front?
Ever since some traitors helped the orcs, our whole people are looked at suspiciously. Believe me, we dwarves consider the orcs our enemies, too.
dwarves
Ariona Silverdew, Boronar, Taschanna Tardor
Any news from the Dwarvish front?
There are no dwarves in the Rorwhed.
dwarves
Boronje Tiszauer, Lanja Ponder, Peltjo from Kumo and Lappila clan
Any news from the Dwarvish front?
I haven’t seen any dwarves for a long time. There are only humans in our humble village.
dwarves
Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Rahjada
Any news from the Dwarvish front?
The mood is very tense here. It’d be better if you didn’t ask any further.
dwarves
Gaybern Weidenjoch, Rahjane Elvefield
Any news from the Dwarvish front?
That is a difficult subject here. The atmosphere is quite loaded. You better not talk about it so much.
dwarves
Gerosch, son of Gorasch, Rhiana Clouddancer, Rowina Deepwater
Any news from the Dwarvish front?
The Dwarvish influence up north here is very low.
dwarves
A Female Hermit, Helna Kwaßzek, Herbalist, Lynissel Mistcarver
Any news from the Dwarvish front?
In ancient times long forgotten, there was a mighty compact of dwarves and elves, who together fought against the orc scum.
dwarves
Captain, Nikifor Wartenberg, Playhouse Joss Usher, Tinker
Any news from the Dwarvish front?
For gold and diamonds, a Dwarf would readily betray even his closest friend.
dwarves
‘Grommet’, Dietgel Fridgard
Any news from the Dwarvish front?
A lot of shady characters crouching in their caves where they are up to who knows what.
dwarves
Gerbald Nordern, Master Yendrion, Red Livia, Ugo Plotz
Any news from the dwarvish front?
Don’t mention the traitorous scum.
dwarves
Haka Gorening, Jandor Ungert
Any news from the dwarvish front?
Do you want to buy something or did you come to chat?
dwarves
Thorin Bromkop
Any news from the dwarvish front?
You better ask my colleague Roglima. And how can we find her? Roglima has her shop on Old Gashok Road right next to the town wall.
dwarves
Demion Vask, Eolanda Sinzig, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Wonderland
Any news from the dwarvish front?
You’ll have to ask around in Eydal for that.
dwarves
Guard at North Gate, Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir, Jandor, Ulfried Gundahl
Any news from the dwarvish front?
Traitors! Tjolmar, that’s all I’ll say! Tjolmar!
dwarves
Dorijke Basten, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Thousand Desires
Any news from the dwarvish front?
There's a lot of ridiculous talk about the dwarves. I mean, who knows what really happened in Tjolmar?!
dwarves
The Rod and the Mare, Vitus Gullits
Any news from the dwarvish front?
Why don’t you ask at the temple of Ingerimm?
dwarves
Master Deringorn, Umya Tjolgarn
Any news from the dwarvish front?
They’re in cahoots with those blasted orcs!
dwarves
Alvinia Zuliban, Mora Elbersen, Permine Agtstein, Rahjada
Any news from the dwarvish front?
You’re asking the wrong person.
dwarves
Angroscha, Guard at South Gate, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea
Any news from the dwarvish front?
There isn’t a whit of truth about those rumors of us throwing in with the orcs.
dwarves
Hesindian
Any news from the dwarvish front?
Hesinde’s wisdom cannot hold sway everywhere, and the pact made by the dwarves of Tjolmar shows how they have disregarded her advice. But never fear. The little folk will pay the price for it.
dwarves
Ilke Ehrwald, Wulf Larenson
Any news from the orcish front then?
The orc tribes around here are peaceful enough, now! Ye won’t find a trace of the war in Riva, except fer those idiots that see death and destruction everywhere, yer health!
orcs
Black Jandora, Brin Vaskendantz, Hjalka Oddosdotter
Any news from the orcish front then?
Most of those what complain the loudest are rubbing their hands in private — that siege has turned out to be great for business.
orcs
Boronian Stonemason, Rhiana Clouddancer
Any news in Riva?
The guild and the pirates! Since the town is basically on its own because of the orc wars, the riff-raff is having a field day.
Riva
Caya Sennscheid, Desmoda Truespring, Feyaria, Jisila Bardenberg, Tarsinion, Zyla Horger
Any news in the Ariana case?
No, the guards seem to be way out of their depth.
persons
Hella Vandemor
Any news on situation in Lowangen?
Since that siege we didn’t get any news from the temple there.
Lowangen
Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha
Any news on situation in Lowangen?
There is an orc siege around Lowangen, so nobody can leave the town. We are hard at work forging them weapons, but we don’t know how to get them in through the siege lines.
Lowangen
Ardor Zitenau
Any news?
There’s talk about a new haunting in the old watchtower at the harbour. But that needn’t mean anything, somebody’s always seeing ghosts there.
Riva
Andra Solvasdotter, Tarsinion
Any news?
Well, there isn’t much happening in Riva at the moment! I know a lot about you, but I guess you know best what you’ve been up to lately.
Riva
Peltjo from Kumo and Lappila clan
Anything interesting about elves?
Where? Here? Nah…
elves
‘Treasure’, Lanja Ponder, Lynissel Mistcarver, Mother Whitchild
Anything interesting about Goblins?
Goblins use wild boars as their mounts. I’ve always wondered — why do these animals let goblins ride them?
goblins
Eleana of Arivor, Haldara Alberg, Xerinn
Anything interesting about orcs?
People act foolishly, trying to outrun orcs on the battlefield. It is much easier to sow discord between the orcish clans, and they will kill each other themselves.
orcs
Idra Kormin, Jandor Ungert, Zaskia Angrond
Anything interesting about orcs?
May the bread stick in their blackpelt throats till they suffocate.
orcs
Guard at North Gate, Thorescha
Anything interesting about orcs?
Stinking cowards! They are starving us to death because they are afraid to face us in battle.
orcs
Alvinia Zuliban, Gaybern Weidenjoch, Parinor Vormtann
Anything interesting about orcs?
Hopefully, the orcs will soon get acquainted with a problem they haven’t reckoned with at all. Once battlefield fever starts scouring their encampments, we Lowangers will get our chance to hit back.
orcs
Eolanda Sinzig, Mistress Usdiane, The Rod and the Mare
Anything interesting about orcs?
Now the diligence in building the town wall really pays off. Is there a town wall? Since we got the wall, our town has become unconquerable. There used to be an escape tunnel as well, but unfortunately it collapsed. Please tell us about this escape tunnel! There might be records about it at the town archives. The tunnel must have run to Svelltstone Castle — that’s a good 10 miles to the east.
orcs
Salkya Zumdick, Zaskia Angrond
Anything interesting about orcs?
The orcs have robbed Peraine’s gifts and sat down at the Goddess’ table uninvited — a blasphemy that will not remain unpunished.
orcs
Bridge Guard, Dorijke Basten
Anything interesting about orcs?
If those orcs think they can just starve us to death, they have another thing coming!
orcs
Sister Druffin, Umora Miral
Anything interesting about orcs?
Against the destructive powers of the orcs we shall pit the renewing might of our young Goddess. Once the Orcs are beaten, we shall erect new towns on the ruins they will leave behind.
orcs
Old Shepherd
Anything interesting about orcs?
Oh, they leave me alone, though every now and then they bother my sheep.
orcs
Boronar
Anything interesting about orcs?
They will come, too.
orcs
Meldavia Gosht, Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst
Anything interesting about orcs?
All you can do about them is wait, I guess. If Lowangen can hold out, we’ll get rid of them someday.
orcs
Elliane Sevenstones, Rowena Pauspiarken
Anything interesting about the town?
It’s a bore. Anything else? So — go pester someone else!
town
Caya Sennscheid
Anything interesting about this town you can tell us?
There’s a magician in a tower south of town who's conducting black magic studies, people say.
Riva
Hjalka Oddosdotter
Anything interesting going down in this burg?
Sure! Whatever you want. - Brothel or Public Baths, there’s something for everyone.
Riva
Maruscha Surjeloff, Ondwina Gesse
Anything interesting going down in this town, is there?
Well, just about any trading house worthy of the name has an office here in Riva, and the Riva Trades Fair takes place in the market halls on the Tsa moon. Then there’s the public baths, the schoolhouse, and the Stoerrebrandt academy in a manor outside of town…, of course, I have no idea which of those would be of interest to you.
Riva
Alvinia Zuliban, Darina Schumilo, Gerbald Nordern, Rahjane, Thousand Desires
Anything new about orcs?
We don’t serve blackpelts here.
orcs
Storanio Vardari
Anything new in town?
I wouldn’t know. I haven’t been out much lately.
Riva
Elimar Harder
Anything of interest about Riva you could tell us?
There’s the old watchtower at the harbor. Quite a number of exorcists have tried their luck there without any success. There are regular reports of it being haunted.
Riva
Elimar Harder
Anything of interest about Riva you could tell us?
You need look out for your life these days. There’s a violent band of killers loose in the town, they’ve already murdered a friend of a judge’s and a merchant!
Riva
Danow Wolpjes
Anything special in town, is there?
There’s the old watch tower at the harbor. They say it’s haunted. The city corporation thought it too expensive to tear it down, so they just had it walled up. Not that it seems to have troubled the ghosts, now.
Riva
Dimeloe Lutesong
Anything special in town, is there?
I’ve heard the old watchtower at the harbor is haunted again. Apart from that, things are pretty quiet in town. Since Ariana’s death I’m certain something strange is going on. Maybe the rat-catcher has something to do with it after all, or at least knows what it is.
Riva
Caya Sennscheid, Joruna Wirselin
Anything you could tell us about the judge, Bosper Jarnug?
Two… no, three years ago by now, he was sick for weeks without any of the healers being able to diagnose him. Since his recovery, there’s been a lot of talk. He’s said to have changed, and not for the better. I don’t know any more, I’m afraid, as I’ve never met the man.
persons
Belona Huisdorn
Anything you could tell us about the tradesmaster?
Well, darling, the wealth and influence of that Albernian was a thorn not just in the side of the other merchants, but of a lot of other officials. They must’ve thought they could be rid of him, but Ui Chearghail showed them all right: These days, most of his enemies are pushing up the daisies!
persons
Leta Notjes
Anything you might be able to tell us about the guild or the tradesmaster?
They’re supposed to be hiding in the sewers, but I haven’t seen the slightest evidence of that. I’ve been down there a few times, you know.
persons
Are beastingers dangerous?
There are beastingers shaped like wolves and boars, but these large versions are warriors and guards in the fairy realm and not as harmless as their smaller cousins.
fairies
Dorota Harzscharrer, Marje von Thorwal
Are dwarf women as tough as men?
Even though dwarves think that their females and especially their children need protection at all times, this does not mean that they are defenseless: some of the most feared dragon slayers of the past were actually brave dwarven women.
dwarves
Antharon, Dorota Harzscharrer, Fiana Moonlight, Ohaia Sharpshooter
Are elf women treated the same as men?
Elves know no separation of work by gender. Only skill and calling are what counts.
elves
Jarada Enderfels, Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan, Zerinka
Are karans easy prey?
Karans run away at the first sign of danger.
animals
Berman Helmisch, Duridanya Zornbrecht, Eilif Yasmasson, Eslam Eiderstein, Falkert Duberwin, Guard at North Gate, Thorin Bromkop, Xobert Zornbrecht
Are Lizard Men dangerous?
These scaly creatures prefer spears and javelins. But some of them can also wield staves.
achaz
Caerleon, Galiel Finchfern, Jhaell Startrail, Master Deringorn, Master Yendrion, Mistress Usdiane, Torik Jostran
Are Lizard Men dangerous?
Each fifth achaz is born with a magical gift. But only few are trained to become shamans.
achaz
Jarada Enderfels
Are local deers dangerous?
Never underestimate roebucks! They try to throw or trample their opponents when cornered or when their offspring are threatened.
animals
Are ostriches dangerous?
Two-legged creatures can normally approach within 60 feet of an ostrich nest before the birds attack.
animals
Are piranhas really that dangerous?
You can cross bodies of water inhabited by piranhas in relative safety, as long as you do not have open wounds.
fishing
Are scorpions dangerous?
A sting from a yellow-tailed scorpion is rarely lethal.
animals
Zerinka
Are skunks dangerous?
Skunks can spray up to a distance of 9 feet.
animals
Are the desert birds dangerous?
Vultures are scavengers that usually do not attack two-legged creatures. It’s easier to wait for them to die of thirst in the desert.
animals
Alvinia Zuliban, Antharon, Guard at North Gate, Lanja Ponder, Master Yendrion, Rahjescha, Salkya Zumdick
Are there animals nearby to watch out for?
Death squirrels’ preferred prey is rodents and birds. Sometimes they hunt foxes and even wolves, but those usually survive the squirrel’s attacks. They sometimes confuse humans with prey.
animals
Alara Zanderod, Bridge Guard, Eilif Yasmasson, Rino the Fisherman, Susann Heder, Swantew Chadjeff, The First Hunter, Xobert Zornbrecht
Are there animals nearby to watch out for?
Death squirrels are not very aggressive and usually flee when threatened. Nevertheless, they sometimes throw acorns or twigs at opponents and make angry sounds.
animals
Berman Helmisch, Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Hella Skarpenberg, Hesindian, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Master Yendrion, Niodara Egenbrand
Are there animals nearby to watch out for?
Along the Svellt River there lives a strange beast with an even stranger name — the death squirrel. It looks like a small version of a regular squirrel, but with night-black fur. Its color seems to be a clear indication of its true nature. From its brow grows a mighty horn that spirals like a unicorn’s but is pointed, sharp, and the color of blood.
animals
Huntress, Swantew Chadjeff
Are there animals worth hunting?
Woolly rhinoceri can’t see very well, but they have exceptional senses of hearing and smell. If you remain quiet and stay downwind, you can get quite close to the animal without being noticed.
animals
Are there any animals here?
Camels can store water and don’t need to drink for many days.
animals
Rahjescha, Zerinka
Are there any animals up here in the North?
Mammoths can survive in very low temperatures.
animals
Are there any animals worth hunting?
The horned saurian’s horn plate can be fashioned into trophies, weapons, and even shields.
animals
Boronje Tiszauer, Zerinka
Are there any dangerous animals around?
Vampire bats can transmit various diseases.
animals
Haka Gorening, Umora Miral
Are there any dangerous animals around?
Travelers are often attacked by storm falcons in forests and mountains when they unwittingly get too close to an aerie.
animals
Katimäki, Riva Salmonhaul
Are there any dangerous animals around?
Gorgers have poor endurance for hunters. They usually give up on chasing faster prey or opponents after a while. Unfortunately, gorgers are faster than most humans, achaz, and dwarves.
animals
Are there any dangerous animals in the area?
Even though scorpions are relatively docile, they pose a risk to the unwary, as they like to hide in shoes or under blankets.
animals
Huntress, Katimäki
Are there any dangerous beasts around?
Saber-toothed tigers are especially dangerous because they do not hesitate to attack prey outside of their territories. Even though they are solitary, they gather in small hunting groups in lean times.
animals
Are there any demonic creatures around?
Karmanthi are most common in northern Aventuria. They often hunt in packs and attack as one.
demons
Endor Jorndal, Ferryman, Hensger the Older
Are there any dwarves around?
Just go to Tjolmar. You’ll find more of those damned traitors than you can shake a stick at!
dwarves
Herbalist, Mariaka Windbreker, Marje von Thorwal
Are there any dwarves around?
Most of them live further south of course, in the mountains. That’s because there’s not much room for their mines here in the flatlands.
dwarves
The Hag
Are there any goblins in Parkauki?
Of course. One of them actually works for me. I hope you don’t mind the goblin cuisine, ha-ha.
goblins
Eslam Eiderstein
Are there any healers around?
What do you need a healer for? Water, spit and a bit of guts is all it really takes!
persons
Gerosch, son of Gorasch, Leta Notjes
Are there any interesting sights in the vicinity?
The dwarves are running a mine in the hills east of town, practically on the coast. That’s fairly interesting, as they usually keep well away from the water, ha ha!
Riva
Jarada Enderfels
Are there dangerous animals in the area?
Saber-toothed tigers usually hunt alone and prey on humans who enter their territory.
animals
Andira Vaskjost, Eolanda Sinzig, Halrima, daughter of Jorma, Rahjala, Tronje Hasgarsson, Xerinn, Zaskia Angrond
Are there dangerous creatures in the area?
The swamp wallows are the worst! They grow on the back of their victims. And the victim cannot get rid of the parasites! Wallows look like small humans with gray skin.
peoples
Boromil Bjalthorn, Eolan Vanderen, Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Hesindian, Irion, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Master Yendrion, Mother Whitchild, Niodara Egenbrand, Olgadja Dimrinen, Osme Tuchhöfer, The First Hunter, Ugdalf Abelmin
Are there dangerous creatures in the area?
If you plan to go to the swamps southeast of Tjolmar, beware of the wallows! They reproduce by biting humans and parasitizing. Each year another wallow emanates from the victim’s body until the victim’s death.
peoples
Daughter of the Hunter, Dugobalosch, Fuhrfrau Fahrandin, Gaybern Weidenjoch, Hella Skarpenberg, Irion, Jasgard Elsingor, Meldavia Gosht
Are there dangerous creatures in the area?
Wallows are magical creatures from the swamps of life southeast of Tjolmar. They are smaller than humans and have gray skin.
peoples
Boronje Tiszauer, Brother Baldus, Captain, Darina Schumilo, Helna Kwaßzek, Pawla Pschelawod, Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan, Widow Kysira
Are there many goblins around?
Goblins are a real scourge in this area. Countless travelers have been ambushed and robbed by their tribes! Mind you, they like to attack people at night. You should always guard your campsites cautiously.
goblins
Meldavia Gosht
Are vampire bats dangerous?
Vampire bats always try to attack weak spots. Despite their name, they do not suck blood, but they do bite.
animals
Quenia Stardust
Are you a healer, too, or do you just see the future?
What do you mean, JUST see the future? But yes, I can also treat disease and have a knowledge of herbs and potions.
future
Gerosch, son of Gorasch, Hjore von Beilunk, Sina Leska, Tinker
Are you afraid of an imminent orc attack?
The big armies have shoved off to the south, and the orc tribes of the area left only a very few warriors behind. I wouldn’t know what orc force could attack us any time soon.
orcs
Jurge Torfinson, Quenia Stardust, Tarsinion
Are you afraid of an orc attack, too?
Being the League’s only seaport, Riva ought to be a favorite target of the orcs. On the other hand, there’s only an absolute minimum of warriors left in the surrounding villages. It’s not clear whether the others are gathering for an attack somewhere or whether they’ve really gone off to the south to join the big orc armies. A lot of people think the holberks are pulling the strings behind the orc uprising. It would be rash to dismiss that out of hand. At least that could explain why Riva has been spared an attack, when it should have been a favorite target for the orcs, due to its importance.
holberks
Zyla Horger
Are you good at alchemy?
I hope so. At least I have studied it. The four higher subjects in Aventurian education: Alchemy, Rune Lore, Astrology and Music.
alchemy
Grusam the Shipwright
Are you in charge of Boron rituals here?
Boron who?.. No offense, I don’t worship tall folk’s gods. The offering bowl is right here, beneath the bird statue. And over there is the monument of an ugly gnarled lady, too. Pray, make your offerings, sacrifice whoever you want, just leave me out of that.
Boron
Belona Huisdorn, Wolfson Ingosdottin
Are you sure that you haven’t heard anything about pirates?
I ought to know what I have heard and what I haven’t heard. But if you are that sure that there are some pirates here, I can only recommend you to look at my wares.
pirates
Gundgrima, Herbalist, Jaslaw Fjinko, Lauriel Dewsparkle, Merchant, Praiadne Oldenstein, Roelfu Neumasunden
But the life of a dealer isn’t always that easy, surely?
No, of course not. But I don’t have enough time to tell you more about it. But please have a look on my goods — you will certainly find something useful.
trade
Ardor Zitenau
But there’s a lot of talk about the rat-catcher in town!
Maybe, but it’s nothing but rumors! After all, there’s no one else around when he’s out catching rats, so who would know what he does?
persons
Widow Kysira
Can us tell us about your village?
There is only me and my children living here. When my husband was alive, there was a housemaid, a gardener and a stableman. But now we cannot afford servants and run the inn all by ourselves. The local hunters protect us from robbers and goblins. Children are busy with the vegetable garden, so we are not starving. All thanks to Travia’s mercy.
town
Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
There is no hunger in our town — weapons and other forge-work command a good price, so we can buy supplies en masse.
food
Council
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
The squandering, destruction or misuse of food for any purpose other than nutritional needs is prohibited. Storage of food is allowed within limits, said limits being the amount necessary to survive for one week. All food stores beyond the limit are to surrender their stock to the magistracy within the week for the feeding of the needy. Violations of this order will in all cases be punished with a jail sentence.
food
Black Jandora, Dragan Escht, Falkert Duberwin, Thisdan Gerrich, Xerinn
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
Raisha Rotenegger can get hold of a lot of things. She lives in just about the southern-most house in town, right by the wall. My name will get you in.
food
‘Treasure’, Playhouse Joss Usher, Rahjadés, Rahjane Elvefield, Rino the Fisherman
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
You better try asking at a tavern or an inn!
food
Inrada Vormberg, Sister Druffin, Tronje Hasgarsson
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
Ora et labora. Those who do an honest day’s work, will — praise the Gods — always have a decent meal to show for it.
food
Demion Vask, Duridanya Zornbrecht
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
Food is scarce in Lowangen, but you can find a few items here and there if you have the money to pay for it.
food
Haka Gorening, Hensger the Older, Jandor Ungert
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
Certainly, I have something available right now. Just take a look.
food
Farmion vom Kvill, Galiel Finchfern
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
The fight against the blackcoats would have been decided in our favor if we had enough food.
food
Eolan Vanderen, Parinor Vormtann
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
That’s the strongest weapon the orcs have.
food
Jhaell Startrail, Riva Salmonhaul
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
The fact that the sick don’t even have enough for a decent meal anymore is a big hindrance to my ministrations.
food
Bridge Guard, Demian, Gaybern Weidenjoch
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
We Lowangers have not much left besides water and dry bread. They promised us help from Weiden, but to our chagrin, the orcs have intercepted the relief convoy.
food
Guard at North Gate, Salkya Zumdick
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
Lowangen's stores are almost depleted, but while the Gods are with us, the hunger will only make us stronger.
food
The Rod and the Mare, Thousand Desires, Wonderland
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
Of course. A meal and wine are included into the bill.
food
Officer of the Guard
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
All food beyond the permitted rations have to be surrendered at the magistracy.
food
Olgadja Dimrinen
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
The Winter God has blessed our last hunt. Sit, eat with us.
food
Swantew Chadjeff
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
Firun has been kind to me today. I managed to snare a couple of hares. I will share them with you if you are hungry. EAT
food
Can we sate our hunger somewhere around here?
You are in luck. Firun has truly blessed my hunting! I managed to shoot a whole deer. I will share it with you. EAT
food
Wonderland
Can we stay here for the night?
If you would like a bit of fun, come on in, my friends. Mind you, the fun isn’t for free: 7 gold ducats per person, but that includes a cozy night’s stay!
lodgings
Rahjania
Can we talk about herbs?
If you share some Velvet Touch or Rainbow Dust with me, I will serve you for free!
herbs
Mywara Alberg, Zerinka
Can we talk about local animals?
Mammoths are afraid of fire.
animals
Idra Kormin
Can we talk about the local school?
Schools are for wimps and weaklings. I already know everything I need for life.
school
The Hag
Can we trouble you for some warm water to wash?
Are you mad?! The alchemists demand gold for water desalination! We can’t even afford water for drinking! If you want to wash - just jump from the raft!
bathing
Igen, son of Igrim, Parinor Meral
Can you build a vessel?
No. You need a specialist in shipbuilding. Wait… I happen to know one. It’s a dwarf and you can find him in the Boron Yard.
work
Agdulf Merenbroth, Bridge Guard, Falkert Duberwin, Guard at South Gate, Mora Elbersen, Officer of the Guard, Thousand Desires
Can you enlighten us about the Lowangen Dualism cult?
The dualists deny all the virtues of the goddess Rahja, wear unnecessarily concealing clothing, and consider Praios to be the absolute good, and Boron — the absolute evil. Pretty narrow-minded, in my opinion.
gods
Can you explain the term badoc?
The more an elf is seduced by the temptations of the real world, the more he moves away from the world of light. Having lost connection with the world of light, he becomes a bag of flesh and bones, like ordinary mortals.
diseases
Can you explain what badoc means?
Elves believe that they dreamt themselves into existence in this world. Their body is just an imprint of their true-selves from Salasandra — the world of light. Badoc is a scale of degrees which represents their connection with Salasandra. The more ”worldly” or ”badoc” the elf becomes, the more his connection to his source thins out. When he loses his connection with Salasandra, he cannot return to the world of light anymore.
diseases
Lynissel Mistcarver, Ohaia Sharpshooter
Can you give some advice on shooting?
Many feel that the pin should settle rock-steady on the spot they want to hit in order to enjoy great accuracy. This is where target panic gets the spark that turns into a flame. If you are releasing the string correctly, with a surprise method, you won’t be able to time the shot, nor do you have to. Just let the pin float around and over the spot. When the surprise release goes, you will be amazed by how close the arrow hits to the center. It is spooky, really, but one of the keys to good shooting, nonetheless.
hunt
Jarada Enderfels
Can you give some useful tips for hunting rhinos?
Sometimes woolly rhinoceri withdraw from combat suddenly, but it is best not to agitate them at all. Also, if you see one lower its head, climb a tree.
animals
Inrada Vormberg, Mother Whitchild
Can you give us some important tips while traveling?
You seem to have come a long way. To reach the next destination unharmed, you have to have good footwear. The wise hiker always carries a second pair of shoes.
travel
Darina Schumilo, Gundgrima, Zaskia Angrond
Can you give us some important tips while traveling?
A lady should never travel on her own. Besides, no one should travel through the mountains alone. It’s much too dangerous.
travel
Blackbeard
Can you give us some important tips while traveling?
I travel rarely, but when I do, I walk. Horses are all monsters, I’m telling you.
travel
Daughter of the Hunter, Jarada Enderfels, Riva Salmonhaul, Swantew Chadjeff
Can you give us some important tips while traveling?
Northward to your fate.
travel
Darina Schumilo, Erolfone Lotusdust, Irion, Meldavia Gosht, Old Whaler
Can you give us some important tips while traveling?
Me, if I were in your shoes, I wouldn’t go south.
travel
Baron of Meresfeld, Hanthar Henkelbrandt
Can you give us some important tips while traveling?
Before setting out on any journey, you should make sure you have the appropriate equipment and sufficient provisions.
travel
Alvinia Zuliban, Heralja Olafsen
Can you give us some important tips while traveling?
On your journey you will find some chest and cabinets containing important or useful items to you. However, it is not only possible to take these items but also to deposit some. E.g., if you examine a large cave and don’t want to carry all items found with you for the entire time, leave them in a chest or cabinet.
travel
Dorota Harzscharrer, The Blonde Fellow
Can you give us some important tips while traveling?
No. I have never been outside of the town. My mother does not let me.
travel
Can you give us some tips for fighting morfus?
Morfus do not pursue fleeing opponents.
animals
Hagebar, son of Haralda, Swantew Chadjeff
Can you give us tips for deer hunting?
When an opponent falls prone on the ground, the roebuck ceases to trample. If the opponent then retreats, the roebuck does not pursue.
animals
Fiana Moonlight, Ohaia Sharpshooter, Sionon Lightsense
Can you lead us to the Salamander Forest?
You may stand in Aumond as much as you want, but we won't let you any further to the forest. That area is sacred.
mountains
Isidara Sinbar, Lauriel Dewsparkle
Can you say anything about dwarves?
Dwarves’ eyes are well-adapted to life under the earth and they can see well in almost complete darkness.
dwarves
Hagebar, son of Haralda, Zuliana Saldek
Can you say anything about dwarves?
There are a lot of dwarves living in the Finsterkamm, but you rarely see them. They prefer to stay among their own kind. The dwarves don’t care too much for our company. Every now and then, one will come into the village from Finsterkoppen to sell some forgework or buy some supplies, but that’s all.
dwarves
Dergam, son of Duglim, Dragoran, son of Denderan, Hagebar, son of Haralda, Inradon Xermosch
Can you say anything about dwarves?
The dwarves of the North are a proud people. In the Thasch and the Finsterkamm, we have build cities that are as proud as those in the Anvil and the Iron Forest.
dwarves
Hubbert, Sohn des Hubbert von Hiltorp, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima, Vothan Dengeler
Can you say anything about dwarves?
We dwarves are the masters of the mountains. We always have been and we always will be. We of the old peoples should form a united front against those orcs.
dwarves
Gordal Namir, Merchant
Can you say anything about dwarves?
Dwarves are fearful of the light. That is why the cower in their caves — frightened of the Divine Features of Praios.
dwarves
Ingolf Mengardson, Mother Whitchild, Sister Druffin
Can you say anything about dwarves?
Well, they have to eat and drink like everybody else. So, what’s so special about them?
dwarves
Boromil Bjalthorn, Halrima, daughter of Jorma, Tronje Hasgarsson
Can you say anything about dwarves?
All that talk about the traitors of Tjolmar is poppycock. Never would dwarves have betrayed our people like that.
dwarves
Eldariel Raindreamer
Can you sell us some of your craft?
I am sorry. My craft is personal and not for sale. But you can step into my workshop and take a closer look.
art
Andira Vaskjost, Hella Skarpenberg, Roglom, son of Radresch, Salkya Zumdick
Can you share any information about basilisks?
Basilisks are extremely rare, and maybe only one is born each century. The Twelve be praised if that is indeed true, for the damage caused by just one can be so extreme that people talk of it for generations.
animals
Can you share some tips for hunting wild animals?
Starving alligators sometimes bicker while attacking prey. Such moments can give you the opportunity to escape.
animals
Mariaka Windbreker, Tinker
Can you share some traveling tips with us?
It’s always better to spend the the night in an inn than under the stars.
travel
Fredo Bloodleaf
Can you sing something for us?
Well, of course. One silver thaler per song. What would you like to hear? [inc_tpl file="dialog_songs.php"]
art
Frantico Fareze
Can you teach us how to play Boltan?
Boltan is played with the 72 Inrah cards: the number cards from two to seven and the higher face cards squire, knight, mage, sage, lord and ace. There are six colors: air, fire, water, ice, humus and ore. In the Svelltt Boltan, each player receives two cards face down. The first round begins. The dealer places five cards in the middle — these are called the Svellt cards. The dealer reveals the first three of them. The players secretly combine their cards with the Svellt cards in order to achieve the highest possible or spectacular card combination together. These card combinations are called the Boltan hands. The next betting round follows. Then the fourth and, after a further increase in the stakes, the fifth common Svellt card is revealed. These are also available in order to achieve the highest possible Boltan hand. A Boltan hand consists of a maximum of five cards. But what the highest Boltan hand is is not clear. There are many regional diversities of this card game, so there are innumerable variations. Out of the pride of the tough, experienced Svelltlander, no one admits that he doesn't know any of the hands. So a good liar or number juggler can invent new hands. It is important to convince the other players of the rarity and the greater value of the hand. The most famous boltan hands, in ascending order, are: twins (two cards of the same rank) double twins (two twins) court (five face cards) elementary circle (five cards of the each element) parade (squire to lord) family (a triplet and a twin together) alley (ascending row of cards) elementary row (five cards of the same element) quadruplets and courtiers (all picture cards of one element) five-a-kind, also called quintuplets (all five cards of the same rank) In Svelltdale, other names for special Boltan hands have developed: orc escape (five cards of air), Lowangen Academy (only mages), dwarf clan (ore 2 to ore 6) and, most recently, the star rain (five fire cards with ace).
game
Elya Ords, Tilsa Gulek
Can you tell as something about Bosper Jarnug?
He’s the city and county judge at Riva, a highly respected citizen.
persons
Asgrim Kollberg, Fladim Petermann, Hjore von Beilunk
Can you tell me about diamond dwarves?
The diamond dwarves lost their ancestral homes in the Beilunk Mountains to the servants of Borbarad the Demon Master, but most have since found a new home in Rashtul’s Wall.
dwarves
Galiel Finchfern, Gaybern Weidenjoch
Can you tell me about local elves?
Do you know Ailian Sevensprings? They say he is something of an ambassador of the Elven king.
elves
Baron of Meresfeld, Quenia Stardust, Rumhild Rohalsdottir
Can you tell me about ore dwarves?
The tradition-steeped ore dwarves still live in Xorlosh and preserve their cultural heritage with proverbial dwarven tenacity. They dwell primarily in Ingra Knolls but also in the Kosh Mountains, the Iron and Phecano Forests, and even Fasar.
dwarves
Hella Vandemor
Can you tell me about outstanding people in the town?
Oh no, I’m not going to get involved in that.
persons
Fiana Moonlight, Fladim Petermann, Isidara Sinbar, Lauriel Dewsparkle, Merchant, Ohaia Sharpshooter, Rudloff the Host, Sionon Lightsense
Can you tell me about the forest elves?
Forest elves, the most primal of elven peoples, disdain the temptations of the high elven cities and still live within the protection of the forests of the Salamander Stones, the ancestral home of all elven peoples.
elves
Praiadne Oldenstein, Rogullf the Obese
Can you tell me more about Gashok?
Gashok used to be a quiet little town in former days. The strange incidents started, when all these strangers moved here.
town
Hagebar, son of Haralda, Riva Salmonhaul, Swantew Chadjeff, The First Hunter
Can you tell something interesting about the orcs?
They aren’t prey, but still they need be killed.
orcs
Holberkian Girl, Zerinka
Can you tell something interesting about the orcs?
Orcs are rude! And they don’t like girls very much. Their women don’t even have names! I don’t like orcs either!
orcs
Can you tell us about badoc disease?
Elves are the only ones affected by this disease. By committing selfish and cruel deeds, they move away from their source — Salasandra. And the more they distance themselves, the more they suffer and hate themselves, since such actions are against their nature.
diseases
Ingulf Joosten, Old Whaler
Can you tell us about Enqui?
On the 29th of Efferd, after repeated warnings, three Thorwalian dragon-ships entered the harbor with hoisted war pennants. One hundred and fifty thorwalians stormed into the town, killed all the whalers and burned the shops of the bone carvers. Finally they stormed the palace on the Will-o’-the-Wisp hill, hanged the prince and plundered the treasury. But instead of retreating, they made the 17-year-old Ingald Ingibjarsson hetman of Enqui, left him a guard of thirty warriors, and placed the town under their laws.
town
Cuil ui Irian, Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir, Rahjanja
Can you tell us about Enqui?
You cannot reach Enqui on foot. It is surrounded by the Brinask Marshes with their almost impassible swamp landscape.
town
Rahjanja, Swirga Targidsdottir
Can you tell us about Enqui?
During the orc attack on the Svellt League, Enqui was flooded with hundreds of refugees from neighboring towns. Often at the end of their strength and completely penniless — they came on boats and rafts and settled in the town.
town
Elidana Weiden, Roßwid
Can you tell us about Enqui?
The former farmers from the Svellt League live here, regardless of their former status. Many of the new citizens also live in ill-made houseboats and on rafts of shacks, which are always billowed with thick clouds of smoke as the poorest Enquiner attempt to warm themselves by fires of wet wood.
town
Farling Ailriksfeuer, Frisulf Firunjon, Old Whaler, Wendeolf Gerber
Can you tell us about Enqui?
Thorwalian invaders live in a newly built Ottaskin and are only rarely seen in the town. The only constant presence is their heavily armed war rafts, patrolling the Svellt river hour after hour.
town
Farling Ailriksfeuer, Maren Gillisen
Can you tell us about Enqui?
I don’t know which is worse — Thorwalian barbarians, vicious orcs, or stinking refugees. They all turned Enqui into a cesspool. Not a while ago it used to be a good place to live!
town
Master Deringorn, Mistress Usdiane, Xerinn
Can you tell us about Hall of Power?
The Hall of Power is academy of domination and combat magic. Fist it was founded in Griffinsford in 939 BF, but it had to move to Lowangen in 941 BF due to problems with the Inquisition.
Lowangen
Helmar Birkenau
Can you tell us about Kolenbrander trading house?
You might have noticed that most trading houses have their offices near the harbor. But the Kolenbrander office focuses primarily on overland trade and has cooperation agreements with the Uhdenberg Mining Consortium. We send out prospectors to find mineral resources. We are not looking for a quick profit, we are primarily interested in long-term projects.
trade
Huntress
Can you tell us about local animals?
Gorgers try to kill prey even if sated at the moment. They hang it on trees, to consume at a later date. Trees strung with dead animals are sure signs that a gorger is close.
animals
Hesindian, Zyla Horger
Can you tell us about manticores, please?
Manticores must usually be created with magic, but some specimens can reproduce. Many manticores with this heritage possess above average intelligence. The legendary manticore guardian of Princess Nedime is even said to love the fine arts, and music in particular.
animals
Dorijke Basten, Duridanya Zornbrecht, Gaybern Weidenjoch, Gorben Westfar, Hesindian, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Master Yendrion, Niodara Egenbrand, Osme Tuchhöfer, Thorescha
Can you tell us about some animals we should avoid?
Care must be taken when removing swamp leeches that have started sucking blood. Removing them incorrectly is quite painful and can cause additional bleeding. In fact, once they begin feeding, swamp leeches can be removed harmlessly only via magic, liturgical chants, or skilled healers. Some healers use leeches to suck away “bad blood” as part of their cures.
animals
Brother Traviadan, Dimiona Adingor, Guard at South Gate, Halina Hartnam, Rahjala, Roglom, son of Radresch, Umya Tjolgarn, Xerinn, Xobert Zornbrecht
Can you tell us about some animals we should avoid?
Swamp leeches are quite harmless as long as you do not remove them. It is netherhellishly painful to simply rip a leech off your body.
animals
Alvinia Zuliban, Bridge Guard, Caerleon, Eolan Vanderen, Ferryman, Florindel Gentlewave, Jasgard Elsingor, Rino the Fisherman, Salkya Zumdick
Can you tell us about some animals we should avoid?
No swamp in Aventuria would be complete without swamp leeches. These annoying little bloodsuckers are true pests to travelers who must cross small rivers, lakes, or (not surprisingly) swamps. After crossing, you can be sure you’ll find leeches attached to your legs, back, and other, more annoying, places.
animals
Alrik Abelmir Anderweg, Bridge Guard, Falkert Duberwin, Ferryman, Rahjescha, Salkya Zumdick, Susann Heder, Vitus Gullits
Can you tell us about some animals we should avoid?
Kvill adders don’t suffer from the cold as much as other snakes, and can be found in the far north.
animals
Caerleon, Captain, Florindel Gentlewave, Hesindian, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Kysira, Master Yendrion, Niodara Egenbrand, Torik Jostran, Zaskia Angrond
Can you tell us about some animals we should avoid?
You should definitely avoid Kvill adders. These snakes are certainly difficult to notice from a distance, and unwary humans sometimes get bitten. Kvill adder bites are not very painful, but the venom causes numbness that can progress to complete paralysis!
animals
Alara Zanderod, Baron of Meresfeld, Eolanda Sinzig, Ferryman, Guard at North Gate, Hella Skarpenberg, Xerinn
Can you tell us about some animals we should avoid?
Kvill adders are snakes that can be found near the Kvill River and also in the Svellt Valley, the Green Plains, the Salamander Forests, and even in the area surrounding Riva.
animals
Black Jandora, Bridge Guard, Dorijke Basten, Duridanya Zornbrecht, Eolan Vanderen, Eolanda Sinzig, Master Yendrion, Thorescha
Can you tell us about some animals we should avoid?
A lone swamp rantzy is cowardly and typically flees from humans. Swamp rantzies are far braver in groups and pose a serious threat to travelers.
animals
Demion Vask, Gaybern Weidenjoch, Isidore Sanderstein, Jandor Ungert, Master Deringorn, Parinor Vormtann, Thorin Bromkop
Can you tell us about some animals we should avoid?
The swamp rantzy, also known as the red-eye, is an aggressive species of monkey with grey-green fur that is primarily found in swamps.
animals
Dietgel Fridgard, Tronde Ismanson
Can you tell us about some notable persons in town?
Pssst, listen: The herb woman at the market is said to be a witch. I don’t believe in that. Why should this be? Only because she knows that much?
persons
Frantico Fareze
Can you tell us about the College?
Not much. I am a first-year.
school
Blackbeard, Brother Inradon, Gravesh Priest, Thisdan Gerrich, Thorescha
Can you tell us about the God-smith?
Some wiseacres say that human Ingerimm, dwarven Angrosch and orcish Gravesh are names of the same god. Some deny it. I don’t know what to believe.
Ingerimm
Boronian Stonemason
Can you tell us about the local school?
I love children, so I often volunteer to be a guest teacher. I think children enjoy my lessons!
school
Jasper Elkensiepen, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
Can you tell us about these mountains?
There are very few healing herbs around here that grow by the side of the road; it does take a bit of searching.
mountains
Vothan Dengeler, Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
Can you tell us about these mountains?
In former days there were a lot of mines here, but only a few of them are still in use.
mountains
Berman Helmisch, Gundgrima
Can you tell us about these mountains?
It’s somewhat dangerous in the mountains but nobody is forced to travel alone.
mountains
Can you tell us about these venomous slugs?
Morfus have enough splinters for almost a dozen attacks.
animals
Ogrim, son of Olgosch
Can you tell us about this place?
Things aren’t the way they should be everywhere in the Finsterkamm. And that harpies are a real plague! Where can we rest here? We don’t have an inn here, otherwise there’s all you need — though it happens to be too small for you.
town
Raftsman
Can you tell us about towns on Brack lake?
I have stops in Enqui, Parkauki and Tjolmar. Which town do you want to know about? Enqui Parkauki Tjolmar
town
Roelfu Neumasunden
Can you tell us anything about Riva?
Yes, of course. There are many stories about Riva. There are also some strange rumors. Normally, you wouldn’t talk about them here, but you can ask around town. The taverns are a good place to get information about the town. Or, if you want some official information, ask at the town hall — they certainly can tell you more.
Riva
Cyber Vorlopdan
Can you tell us anything about the guild or the tradesmaster?
There were times when it would have unthinkable that criminals like those could do whatever they liked in this town, and for years at a stretch! But since the new mayor came in, not even the judge can get on top of them!
persons
Jarada Enderfels, Meldavia Gosht
Can you tell us more about local animals?
Deer are skittish and run when they notice a threat.
animals
Master Deringorn, Master Yendrion
Can you tell us more about the Hall of Power?
Our academy specializes in Domination and Influence magic. But since the siege the teaching content has also shifted in the direction of Combat magic.
school
Master Deringorn, Master Yendrion
Can you tell us more about the Hall of Power?
Hall of Power was founded in Greifenfurt in 939 BF, but in 941 it had to move to Lowangen because the problem with the Inquisition.
school
Grusam the Shipwright, Hane Timpski, Suschin Tranjung
Can you tell us more about the pirates?
Not much. Their hideout is on Sorrek island. It’s just several miles away from Riva.
pirates
Gundgrima, Permine Agtstein
Can you tell us more about the town?
It’s quite calm here. Strangers can only seldomly be seen around here.
town
Arombolosch Ironarm, Vothan Dengeler
Can you tell us more about this area?
I did not leave the town all my life. Well, I like it here!
town, travel
A Female Hermit, Osme Tuchhöfer
Can you tell us more about this area?
I don’t get around much, you know. Only to Tiefhusen on occasion. That’s the way going northwest. There’s a ferry there.
travel
Olgadja Dimrinen
Can you tell us more about white harriers?
White harriers can be distracted with food. When presented with a chunk of meat, the two heads will quarrel for a bit to decide which will swallow it.
animals
Eilif Windorn, Elaja Karbeck, Rahjane Elvefield
Can you tell us some more about the orcs?
There are only a few warriors with the orc tribes of the area. There are rumors that the blackpelts are gathering somewhere in preparation for an attack on the city.
orcs
Jasgard Elsingor, Ulfried Gundahl
Can you tell us something about Ingramosch?
Ingramosch, that’s the leader of those orc lovers from Tjolmar. If you were to hand that guy his head on a plate, you wouldn’t hear any complaints from me.
persons
Bridge Guard, Danow Wolpjes, Gundgrima
Can you tell us something about orcs?
Well, there’s this sort and that sort, meaning some are tougher than others.
orcs
Zuliana Saldek
Can you tell us something about orcs?
I just hope the scum will stay on the other side of the mountains.
orcs
Hubbert, Sohn des Hubbert von Hiltorp, Igen, son of Igrim, Inradon Xermosch
Can you tell us something about orcs?
Just let those orcs dare show their ugly mugs in one of our mines. We’ll show them.
orcs
Brother Inradon, Falkert Duberwin, Ogrim, son of Olgosch
Can you tell us something about orcs?
They have weapons and steel. That alone makes them somehow likeable.
orcs
Cuil ui Irian, Farling Ailriksfeuer, Frisulf Firunjon, Maren Gillisen, Olgadja Dimrinen, Peltjo from Kumo and Lappila clan, Wendeolf Gerber
Can you tell us something about orcs?
Orcs will never attack our town because they don’t dare to set foot in the Brinask Marshes.
orcs
Leta Notjes, Rhiana Clouddancer
Can you tell us something about that judge?
Well, he’s power-mad, that’s the problem. The captain doesn’t resist at all. Jarnug can do practically whatever he wants. There have been a number of very suspicious arrests, and Jarnug doesn’t show any respect of public status either. And what does he hope to accomplish by this? I have no idea. Maybe he’s trying to back someone. Possibly he’s connected with the guild, or the pirates. Who knows, he might even be in league with the orcs for all I know… [short_name best="WD"] nods inscrutably. The woman has no idea how close to the truth she is!
persons
Brother Baldus, Liska Lordred, Tanit Keres
Can you tell us something about the dwarf women?
Female dwarves are less numerous than male dwarves and are cherished by their tribes. Often female dwarves receive many marriage proposals following courtships that can last for decades.
dwarves
Baron of Hjalthorn, Blackbeard, Dergam, son of Duglim, Dragoran, son of Denderan, Eilif Windorn, Gerbald Nordern, Ogrim, son of Olgosch, Praiadne Oldenstein, Rohel Gumbaldson, Thisdan Gerrich
Can you tell us something about the elves?
I do not have the foggiest.
elves
Charinje Elmsjen, Helmar Birkenau
Can you tell us something about the guild and the tradesmaster then?
Something’s up with the guild these days. It might have to do with those pirates, but, who knows?
persons
Gernot Toberen
Can you tell us something about the guild and the tradesmaster?
That scum has build up fortified positions in the sewers, where they’re just about impregnable.
persons
Ishtan Hollerow, Yanis Treublatt
Can you tell us something about the guild and the tradesmaster?
You should watch out! The guild makes sure nobody gets in their way!
persons
Jurge Torfinson
Can you tell us something about the guild and the tradesmaster?
Don’t bother me with that now! I’m off duty!
persons
Patras Ulfaran
Can you tell us something about the guild and the tradesmaster?
Just lately, the judge had some of that lot thrown into jail, but somehow the others managed to spring them. But don’t you worry, we’ll deal with them sooner or later.
persons
Caya Sennscheid, Roelfu Neumasunden
Can you tell us something about the guild or the tradesmaster?
They’re supposed to have real ranks in the guild. Members are called ‘traders’, and some have a special status, they’re called ‘merchants’ or ‘suppliers’.
persons
Desmoda Truespring
Can you tell us something about the guild or the tradesmaster?
Just the talk off the streets: the tradesmaster was put on trial and managed to escape. After that he founded the guild… or did he just assume control? It’s not all that clear…
persons
Alker Gulek, Movert Welzelin
Can you tell us something about the guild or the tradesmaster?
You should ask someone else about that, really!
persons
Haffel Gulek
Can you tell us something about the Holberkian folk?
There are three Holberkian clans: Krinak clan, Rodek clan and Gulek clan. Gulek clan is the one living in Riva while both Krinak and Rodek clans live in Orkland.
holberks
Belona Huisdorn, Dhana Ghune
Can you tell us something about the Holberks?
The Gulek clan has been living in Riva for decades. They are quiet and unassuming, and so far they have given no cause for complaint. They are the ones trading with the orcs.
holberks
Darian Zandor
Can you tell us something about the judge then?
He’s Riva’s strong man these days. He keeps everything under control and prevents things from getting out of hand. Due to the orc uprising, we’re isolated from the other towns. Lucky for us Riva is a harbor town, that way, at least the ships can still get here.
persons
Idra Kormin
Can you tell us something about the judge then?
Sure. Bosper Jarnug steers a harsh course, and quite right, too. Just lately he had some black magicians thrown into the dungeons before they got a chance to do any harm.
persons
Leta Notjes
Can you tell us something about the judge then?
Bosper Jarnug appears to be anything but celibate, and not too choosy regarding the sex of his companions either. There’s talk about him misusing his powers to insure a steady supply, but there’s no evidence backing it up.
persons
Zyla Horger
Can you tell us something about the judge?
On the one hand, he takes care of law and order in town. On the other, he often misuses his power, and when he does, he doesn’t seem to know any limits. It’s frightening!
persons
Charinje Elmsjen, Wolfson Ingosdottin
Can you tell us something about the judge?
The judge isn’t exactly known for showing mercy. And it’s said he likes to misuse his office to force people into pleasuring him.
persons
Dhana Ghune, Rhiana Clouddancer, Sina Leska
Can you tell us something about the pirates?
Apparently, several hundred pirates are living on Sorrek island, and prowl the high seas with at least six vessels. A number of warships have been moved into the area to help reduce the danger.
pirates
Dhana Ghune, Eleana of Arivor, Gernot Toberen, Jurge Torfinson, Parinor Meral
Can you tell us something about the pirates?
As a sea port of the Svellt League, Riva is obviously heavily fortified. No pirates dare attack here. There are a few incidents on the high seas, but on the other hand, there are a high number of imperial war vessels around to prevent piracy.
pirates
Boronian Stonemason, Farfex Plotz, Ondwina Gesse
Can you tell us something about the pirates?
At least that’s a danger you can fight — what with all these eerie goings-on in town. I just don’t understand why the city hasn’t used the guard commandos yet!
pirates
Imion Silverbreath, Rank Termoil
Can you tell us something about the pirates?
They don’t leave witnesses, that much is certain. So most of what you hear about those privateers is pure speculation.
pirates
Lana Torbens, Wolfson Ingosdottin
Can you tell us something about the rat-catcher?
A lot of talk, but precious few facts. One thing is sure, there’re hardly any rats in town since Xebbert Dürbann took up his job. Apart from that, there’s the most outrageous rumors going around. But that’s to be expected with someone you hardly ever see during the daytime, and who’s constantly forced to crawl through vermin-infested tunnels. - Of course the rabble is ranting!
persons
Parinor Meral
Can you tell us something about the rat-catcher?
No, I’ve never met the man.
persons
Jette Hafgebel
Can you tell us something about the town?
There’s a mage said to ply an unholy trade outside the city. On stormy nights, you often see lightning strike his tower.
Riva
Berman Helmisch, Duridanya Zornbrecht, Falkert Duberwin, Rowena Pauspiarken, Runhild Hermertal, Thisdan Gerrich
Can you tell us something about Twelvegods?
Praios and Ingerimm must be one and the same god. It’s the only explanation for a lot of things.
Ingerimm
Ahren Runolfson, Baron of Meresfeld, Eida Matjus, Eslam Eiderstein, Iridion Thunderclap, Jurge Torfinson, Leta Notjes, Officer of the Guard, Salix Musker
Can you tells us something about Rondra?
Anyone who’s allied with Rondra need fear no Orc in the long run.
Rondra
Master Deringorn, The Svelltdalian
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
You wouldn’t catch me going to the Elvish Woods; that only means trouble with that, eh, Folk.
travel
Rogullf the Obese, Wonderland
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
Though there are travelers resting here, I didn’t ever leave home myself.
travel
Ernbrecht Tralloper, Gerlanje
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
Too bad you can’t enter the Elf Woods. But just in case you can manage it, could you bring me some thonnys from there? I’ll pay a good price for them!
travel
Baron of Hjalthorn, Praiadne Oldenstein
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
I used to know the road to my cousin in Tiefhusen quite well, but everything has changed now that the Orcs are there.
travel
Red Livia, Toryt son of Dutosch
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
Why don’t you just go home where you belong?
travel
Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
It isn’t exactly as safe as in your mommy’s arms in the middle of the mountains; so watch your back.
travel
Ogrim, son of Olgosch, Osme Tuchhöfer
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
It’s reasonably safe from Orcs here as far as I know. But I haven’t been away for quite a while.
travel
Rahjajida, Rahjescha, Zuliana Saldek
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
There are two passes across the Finsterkamm. Finsterkamm Pass goes straight to Yrramis. About 30 miles west of here, Old Pass forks off towards Lowangen, but the path is in a bad state, and travelers have been avoiding it for quite some time. The way across Finsterkamm Pass to Yrramis is quite exhausting in winter, but from spring into autumn, the traveling along this route is rather pleasant.
travel
Aldare Stonebucket, Dergam, son of Duglim
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
There is a path forking off from the Cartbuster into the Finsterkamm in the west. That leads directly to Gloom Gorge.
travel
Dragoran, son of Denderan, Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha, Vitus Gullits
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
If you want to reach the Svellt Dale, you can go via the Cartbuster to New Lowangen or follow the Finstersvellt to the trade lane leading to Gashok.
travel
Gordal Namir
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
You will find your way in the Finsterkamm by the mercy of Our Lord Praios. Many a soul has lost his way there and never returned from its gloomy peaks. It is said fearful creatures of black magic lie in wait for travelers there. Only in the protection of Praios’ light are you secure from those fiends of darkness. And have you heard about the dwarf town in the mountain riddge? You mean the Finsterkopp. It is the highest peak of the Finsterkamm, and the center of all that is evil.
travel
Ilvina Endares
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
Yeah well, there aren’t that many travelers on the road around here, but at least we’re halfway ’tween Gashok and Nordhag. The Cartbuster road between Hiltorp to New Lowangen used to see a lot more traffic. There were much more people around then, but that’s a right long time ago. The road to Norhag is safe all right. Just watch out for them blasted Harpies.
travel
Praiadne Eliran, Red Livia
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
Orient yourselves by the path of the sun, and you will never go wrong.
travel
Aldare Stonebucket, Ronar Northerstone
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
There used to be a lot of travelers passing through. The road is in good condition, and it used to be safe until a short while ago, but now the blackpelts won’t let anybody through! If you want to go to Lowangen, you better cross over to the other bank of the river. Down south, the Orcs have occupied the trade lane.
travel
Captain, Taschanna Tardor
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
You can cross over to the opposite bank on the ferry. There is a path along the Hilval there which leads into the Orcish Lands — but surely, you don’t want to go there.
travel
Lanja Ponder
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
The old path to Tiefhusen has been flooded with mud from the waters of the Svellt. If you want to go there, you must first go to the lake and then keep to the northwest.
travel
Boromil Bjalthorn, Bridge Guard
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
Well, which way you go depends mostly on what you want. You can save a lot of time if you take the main roads, but if, just by way of an example, you want to travel without being recognized, on account of you’re being so famous, you’ll want to avoid those roads.
travel
Fuhrfrau Fahrandin, Hanthar Henkelbrandt
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
By foot? Well, I can’t tell you much about that. I’ve driven all the roads around here, but walking? I can tell you one thing, though, all roads around here are dangerous. So, aim true, always have a spare bolt handy, watch your back and never try to double-cross a dragon!
travel
Kysira, Maruscha Surjeloff
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
Traveling the northern lands isn’t as comfortable as it is in other regions, that’s true, but where there’s a will, there’s always a way.
travel
‘The Boar’, Erolfone Lotusdust
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
Where in the Gods’ name would you want to go with the Orcs lying in wait everywhere. You can’t just simply up and go these days, you know.
travel
Eldariel Raindreamer, Jadwina Greenston
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
Everybody traveling these days simply can’t help it.
travel
Parinor Vormtann, Thousand Desires
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
Should you manage to get out of Lowangen alive, do something to get us some help. We won’t be able to withstand the siege for much longer.
travel
Brother Traviadan, The Rod and the Mare
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
The paths known to me will be of no use to you, for the orcs will not allow you to leave the town again.
travel
Eolanda Sinzig, Mistress Usdiane, Old Shepherd, Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst, The Rod and the Mare
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
If you want to travel along the Svellt, you should take the route via Arsingen and Sibra. Tell us about Arsingen. Arsingen is an insignificant townlet. It’s so insignificant the orcs may have passed it by. There is absolutely nothing to be captured there. And what about Sibra? Oh, you should visit Sibra. It’s in a small clearing in the middle of Blood Peak Forest. The orcs wouldn’t notice that village if they were to set camp in the middle of the village square.
travel
Council, Xobert Zornbrecht
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
I’d say the more pressing question is how you’d expect to leave the town!
travel
Umya Tjolgarn
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
I’m an innkeeper, not a travel advisory.
travel
Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Xerinn
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
Very funny. You’d have to get out of town first!
travel
Eolan Vanderen
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
You can go by boat all the way to Tjolmar from Svellmia — or rather you could do that before the orcs came.
travel
Galiel Finchfern, Riva Salmonhaul
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
Travel? Oh, there’s nothing I would rather do.
travel
Goswin Meeltheuer
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
I used to travel quite a lot in my day, but of course now, you can’t get out anymore. Never mind the talk about people who know a way out. Probably just an attempt to keep the spirits up.
travel
Huntress
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
The trails are okay. But recently, there has been a lot of riff-raff hanging about. Snotty-nosed but scum bags, the lot of them. Conceited louts, the lot, and no-goodniks to boot. Friends of yours? Well, it’s none of my business, anyway.
travel
Haldara Alberg, Jasgard Elsingor
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
If you want to continue up north, I’d advise you to take the way across the mountains. These days, the dangers from marauding bands of orcs and wild animals are lower there than on the main roads. And how about traveling by the river? You can still use the Svellt embankment as far as Lowangen, but from there, it becomes too dangerous because of the blackpelts. Still, you can reach Tjolmar via Thasch and the Blood Peaks.
travel
Garescha, daughter of Gella, Jasper Elkensiepen
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
The Svellt Dale is no longer safe. There is a path into the Blood Peaks in the west. There you can find a way across to Tjolmar. Do we have to go deep into the mountains? To reach Sibra or Tiefhusen, you don’t have to go into the mountains, you know. You can just as easily go through the hill country. There is a path to the north about five miles west of here.
travel
Jasgard Elsingor
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
There’s a path up north into the Rorwhed not far from here on the opposite bank of the Svellt. If you don’t want to go through the Svellt Dale, take the road west. It’ll bring you to Sibra, and from there toward Tiefhusen. If I remember right, you can even travel all the way to Tjolmer protected by the mountains.
travel
Boronar
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
All roads lead to Him. If you expected anything else, ask someone else.
travel
Hensger the Older
Could you advise us what to keep in mind when traveling this general area?
Well now, the only thing I know is that there are orcs all over the place.
travel
Hagebar, son of Haralda
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Finsterkoppen?
Very friendly folk, as long as you are friendly to them. But you should have some care, cause they are mighty pious up there on the mountain. It’s easy to find, just keep true north.
town
Brin Vaskendantz, Dragan Escht
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Lowangen?
I know quite a lot, for instance where still to get lodging here, where to get something to chew or how to pass the orcs too… I’d say you have to become a bit more precise to get a reasonable answer.
Lowangen
Falkert Duberwin, Jandor Ungert
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Lowangen?
I presume you want to buy something? Or would you rather blab?
Lowangen
Bridge Guard, Demian
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Lowangen?
If you want to find out about this town, I suggest you visit a few of its taverns.
Lowangen
Gorben Westfar, Goswin Meeltheuer, Guard at South Gate
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Lowangen?
It has become mighty difficult to get anything halfway decent in this burg. If you want to buy something, your best bet would be Vistella’s. Where is the shop of this Vistella? The shop is in New Eydal, in a small alley off the Trenchbog.
Lowangen
Alara Zanderod, Guard at South Gate
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Lowangen?
The Ingerimm Forge is right next door. That’s where the weapons for the town guards are made.
Lowangen
Gerbald Nordern, Hesindian, Meldavia Gosht, Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst, Rondrian Ironfist, Runhild Hermertal
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Tiefhusen?
It is said the priests of Phex are the true lords of the town. Or at least they were before the Orcs came.
town
Artherion, Rogard Gernebsen
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Tiefhusen?
From what I’ve heard, the town weathered the Orcish attack better than any other.
town
Hensger, Meldavia Gosht, Sister Druffin
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Tiefhusen?
Oh, it’s a wonderful little town, especially now!
town
Gerbald Nordern, Hensger the Older, Jasper Elkensiepen
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Tiefhusen?
That’s what you get when a moneybag proclaims himself king! As hard to believe as it is, the only explanation I can find for what’s happened is that the Orcs are the instrument of Praios’ wrath.
town
A powerfully good-looking priest, Ariona Silverdew, Boronar, Rogard Gernebsen, Rondrian Ironfist
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Tiefhusen?
The orcs are there now, but at least the town still exists.
town
Ariona Silverdew, Iridion Thunderclap, Iwain Basiliskslayer, Jarada Enderfels, Runhild Hermertal
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Tiefhusen?
All inhabitants of Tiefhusen have resisted the Orcs with utmost bravery, but it was absolutely no use.
town
A powerfully good-looking priest, Hesindian, Iwain Basiliskslayer, Jarada Enderfels, Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst, Tjall Hövensson
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Tiefhusen?
Oh, you’re treasure hunters, too? All the treasure hunters go to Tiefhusen. The gods know why.
town
Hensger the Older, Ingolf Mengardson, Jasper Elkensiepen, Tjall Hövensson
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Tiefhusen?
A real hick place this is, a total dump. What brought you to Tiefhusen?
town
Aldare Stonebucket, Rahjadés, Rahjajida, Rahjala, Rahjalina, Rahjescha
Could you be so kind as to part with some information about Yrramis?
Not long ago the orc clan Tordochai from the Thasch mountains captured Yrramis and killed all human defenders. Only a few managed to escape. Now we have to get along with the orcs.
town
Norat Soelken
Could you be so kind as to tell us a little about Efferd?
Whole libraries have been filled with tomes about the God of the Seas, and the priest can tell you more than just a little about him, quite a lot more in fact…
Efferd
Captain, Ferryman, Florindel Gentlewave
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
There’s nothing there but swampholes, disgusting beasties, swamp rantzies and lots of lizard scum. I don’t know what’s worse, actually, the Orcs or those blasted Lizards…
swamps
Artherion, Lauriel Dewsparkle
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
There’s something wrong with those swamp rantzies. They’re not normal animals in any case. I’d bet it’s some kind of Lizard magic.
swamps
Ginya Ingborn
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
There is nobody living there, believe you me. All that talk about a town in the swamps is nothing but stupid myths and fairy tales. Who’d want to live there but midges and Lizards, anyway? Well? See?
swamps
Alrik Abelmir Anderweg, Dietgel Fridgard
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
No one goes there who’s got all his marbles. ‘Course, that can be an advantage. At least you can be sure nobody is going to go look for you there.
swamps
‘Grimace’, Ronar Northerstone
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
It’s not as dangerous there as people tell you. I knew someone once who had gone in and come out alive. Mind you, he contracted some kind of fever there or something. Didn’t do him much good that he came back out again; died within a fortnight, he did.
swamps
Baron of Meresfeld, Desdira Falconbrook
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
Suicide. It’s pure, unadulterated suicide going there.
swamps
Eolanda Sinzig, Ingolf Kanborn
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
Yes, well, it’s a swamp, you know? You have to watch your step.
swamps
Duridanya Zornbrecht, Mistress Usdiane, Thorin Bromkop
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
Most people are afraid of the swamp rantzies, though they can be simply caught by using a net. There have always been swamp rantzies in the Svellt swamps, despite all the denials of the folk from Lowangen.
swamps
Bridge Guard, Ugo Plotz
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
What they call a swamp around here, huh! They’ve never set eyes on a real swamp like Death Moor, and they have no idea what a swamp rantzy is either. Swamp! Don’t make me laugh.
swamps
Jandor Ungert, Salkya Zumdick
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
For a journey into the swamps, you will definitely need some good equipment.
swamps
Dimiona Adingor
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
Until recently, rantzies were said to be in the Svellt Swamps as well.
swamps
Master Deringorn, Niodara Egenbrand
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
Only few go there, ’cause of the swamp rantzies, though these animals can be overwhelmed easily by using a net.
swamps
Osme Tuchhöfer, Xobert Zornbrecht
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
The lizards won’t have anything to worry about. The orcs won’t dare enter their swamps.
swamps
Aldare Stonebucket, Elgor Onder
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
Don’t go there, the whole area is spooky and bewitched!
swamps
Jasgard Elsingor, Ulfried Gundahl
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
I’ll tell you one thing: things aren’t what they seem in that lizard village, that Ansvell.
swamps
Dorijke Basten, Guard at North Gate
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
Amidst the swamp there is a dump called Ansvell. It is said to host a lot of strange creatures.
swamps
Eldariel Raindreamer, Gorben Westfar
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
There are supposed to be lizard men living in Ansvell, but who’s going to go into the swamps anyway!
swamps
Halina Hartnam, Rahjadés
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
What is it with these swamps? As if there were no bogs anywhere else in the world.
swamps
Albin Laikakis, Vitus Gullits
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
The swamps aren’t nearly as bad as everybody claims. A cousin of mine travels through the swamps all the time - after all, it’s shorter than going via Arsingen.
swamps
Alvinia Zuliban, Jasgard Elsingor
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
The Svellt Swamps are dangerous — a lot of times you think you’re on solid ground only to suddenly find yourself in the middle of a swamp-hole.
swamps
Eolan Vanderen, Old Shepherd
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
I prefer to go via Arsingen when I want to travel to Svellmia.
swamps
Master Yendrion, Torik Jostran
Could you clear things up regarding the Svellt swamps a bit for us?
If you can actually manage to get out of here with your hide intact, you shouldn’t tempt the Gods again and go into the Svellt Swamps.
swamps
Brother Traviadan, Eilif Windorn, Olgadja Dimrinen
Could you clear things up regarding the swamps a bit for us?
Nobody dares enter the swamps. It’s much too dangerous there…
swamps
Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Riva Salmonhaul
Could you clear things up regarding the swamps a bit for us?
That’s one dangerous area, but fortunately you don’t have to cross the swamps. There is a road that goes around the whole lot.
swamps
Eslam Eiderstein, Falkert Duberwin
Could you clear things up regarding the swamps a bit for us?
May that orc scum drown in it!
swamps
Angroscha, Hella Skarpenberg
Could you clear things up regarding the swamps a bit for us?
That’s a bit beyond my experience.
swamps
Alara Zanderod
Could you clear things up regarding the swamps a bit for us?
The swamp is totally foreign territory to me.
swamps
Demian, Liska Lordred, Rahjada, The Rod and the Mare
Could you enlighten us a bit about your goddess?
Put your heart and soul into all you do. The goddess will reward your dedication with ecstasy.
Rahja
Daughter of the Hunter, Frisulf Firunjon, Huntress, Swantew Chadjeff
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
Don’t start a fight against an angry rhino!
hunt
Baron of Meresfeld, Daughter of the Hunter, Frisulf Firunjon, Huntress, Riva Salmonhaul, Sina Leska, Swantew Chadjeff
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
Karens are easy prey.
hunt
Baron of Meresfeld, Eilif Windorn, Jarada Enderfels, Jaslaw Fjinko, Riva Salmonhaul, Sina Leska, Susann Heder
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
A stag is a game worthy of a true huntsman!
hunt
Daughter of the Hunter, Eilif Windorn, Jarada Enderfels, Maren Gillisen, Swantew Chadjeff
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
Auroxen can hide in the forest.
hunt
Huntress, Jarada Enderfels, Katimäki, Riva Salmonhaul, Susann Heder, Swantew Chadjeff
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
An infuriated wild boar is a dangerous opponent.
hunt
Florindel Gentlewave, Huntress, Katimäki, Maren Gillisen, Riva Salmonhaul, Sina Leska, Swantew Chadjeff
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
Watch out for rabid animals!
hunt
Jarada Enderfels, Sina Leska
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
Those who carry out the hunt, as Firun has taught us, will never go without.
hunt
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
Hunters keep their very first recovered arrow-head in a small spirit pouch. Other hunters also keep their prized elk ivories for good luck.
hunt
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
If you are in the process of pursuing an animal, and you discovered to your dismay, that there is money in your pocket, it should be thrown into the bush quickly. This is to avoid it from cursing the hunt!
hunt
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
Hunters say a subtle ‘thank you’, in gratitude, before shooting an arrow. It shows they respect the animals they hunt and also shows respect for Firun who brought hunters and game together.
hunt
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
In Maraskan, when you hunt and you see a black snake, it should be left on its own. It is a good omen and if somebody hurts it, the hunt will be cursed.
hunt
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
Hunters are very spiritual and reflective. This is a pleasant revelation. Imagine, they experience the woods all by their lonesome, or with their friends. But all of them are cooperative in their stealth and quietness while pursuing their game.
hunt
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
The sound of whippoorwills means it’s going to be a good day in the turkey woods!
hunt
Jaslaw Fjinko
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
You can’t eat spicy foods the day before duck hunting or they’ll smell you!
hunt
Rino the Fisherman
Could you give us a few hints about the art of hunting?
I thank gods for every harvest or fish. I feel like if I don’t, my success will not continue.
fishing
Eilif Windorn, Elgor Onder
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
There are only Lizards in Ansvell. You better keep away from there.
swamps
Ferryman, Florindel Gentlewave
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
There are enough swamp-holes elsewhere. So why would you want to go there?
swamps
Baron of Meresfeld, Jhaell Startrail
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
I don’t know, Lizard Men and buildings resembling an ant hill aren’t exactly attractive, are they?
swamps
Alrik Abelmir Anderweg, Rijke Barnstein
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
No lizards without a swamp is all I’ll say.
swamps
Eldariel Raindreamer, Parinor Vormtann
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
I’ve never taken an interest in the Lizards there.
swamps
Bridge Guard, Kysira
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
For the Gods’ sake stay away from the swamps — you’ll get swamp fever, and that’s a serious illness.
swamps
Master Deringorn, Mistress Usdiane, Niodara Egenbrand
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
Ansvell is a lizard men settlement. At least that’s what the reports say. I mean, hardly anyone ever enters those dangerous swamps. Lizard men? It is difficult to say anything about the lizards, because they are so different from humans. But it is known for certain that they deny the Twelve and worship a demon called Hranga.
swamps
Brother Traviadan, Guard at South Gate
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
I've never been there myself.
swamps
Ulfried Gundahl
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
I only hope those orcs have dealt with that lizard scum on the way.
travel
Dorijke Basten, Goswin Meeltheuer
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
I’ve never been there myself, but travelers are telling real horror stories about it.
swamps
Aldare Stonebucket, Alvinia Zuliban
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
Ansvell? Don’t tell me you seriously want to go to that lizard hole!
swamps
Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Riva Salmonhaul
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
Ansvell is a village in the swamps where there are none but lizards.
swamps
Eolan Vanderen, Master Yendrion
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
I don’t give a rat’s behind about the lizard folk.
swamps
Jasgard Elsingor, Thisdan Gerrich
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
Ansvell? But that’s right in the middle of the swamp! What do you want here? No one lives there but some lizards, and I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw’em!
swamps
Garescha, daughter of Gella, Mywara Alberg
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Ansvell.
It’s a strange village populated by Lizard Men. I find the whole swamplands scary!
swamps
Umora Miral
Could you give us some advice for our travels? We want to go to Lowangen.
When you get there, give my best to the priests of Tsa and tell them not to lose faith.
Lowangen
Huntress, The First Hunter
Could you give us some information about Ifirn?
Why don’t you ask at her temple?
Ifirn
Eilif Windorn, Huntress, Riva Salmonhaul, Susann Heder
Could you give us some information about Ifirn?
If the Father remains barred to you, go ask the Daughter.
Ifirn
Katimäki, Susann Heder
Could you give us some information about Ifirn?
Even winter can have a smile, if you’re just willing to see.
Ifirn
Daughter of the Hunter, Frisulf Firunjon
Could you give us some information about Ifirn?
Men often pray to Her, for She is the only one who can soften the temper of the grim god!
Ifirn
Daughter of the Hunter, Eilif Windorn, Maren Gillisen, Riva Salmonhaul
Could you give us some information about Ifirn?
She has the warm nature of her mortal mother and loves Humans more than any other Divine!
Ifirn
Hane Timpski
Could you give us some information about the judge?
I say, no! I haven’t had any dealings with the judge, and I’d like to keep it that way.
persons
Captain, Farling Ailriksfeuer, Ferryman, Hjore von Beilunk, Ingulf Joosten, Old Whaler, Osme Tuchhöfer, Wendeolf Gerber
Could you give us some information regarding Efferd?
Efferd is the patron god of seafarers, of fisherman and of many harbor towns!
Efferd
Captain, Cuil ui Irian, Torik Jostran, Wendeolf Gerber
Could you give us some information regarding Efferd?
Efferd often takes the form of a giant dolphin!
Efferd
Agdulf Merenbroth, Farling Ailriksfeuer, Ferryman, Old Whaler, Osme Tuchhöfer, Raftsman, Rino the Fisherman
Could you give us some information regarding Efferd?
Efferd is life and Efferd is eternity — Efferd is the God of Water!
Efferd
Hjore von Beilunk, Torik Jostran
Could you give us some information regarding Efferd?
Efferd is the Lord of Rain, for which reason, he is worshiped in many desert areas as well as in more water-rich areas.
Efferd
Bridge Guard, Eolan Vanderen
Could you maybe give us a few hints about Lowangen?
If you can get any weapons in this town at all, you’ll only be able to do it at the Thorwalian’s in Svelltwash.
Lowangen
Eslam Eiderstein, Guard at North Gate, Riva Salmonhaul
Could you maybe give us a few hints about Lowangen?
If you want to get hold of some decent weapons, there’s a woman armorer on the Eydal Bridge, or you could ask ole Bromkop at the Easterwall to sharpen a lantern for you.
Lowangen
Bridge Guard, Council, Hella Skarpenberg
Could you maybe give us a few hints about Lowangen?
If you are looking for a scribe, you should go with the Vinsalter. Who is this Vinsalter? I don’t even know the old guy’s real name - everybody just calls him the Vinsalter. He lives at the Svelltjegrund right next to that little park.
Lowangen
Agdulf Merenbroth, Alrik Abelmir Anderweg
Could you maybe give us a few hints about Lowangen?
Ah, there’s a good healer right across the street, Kysira’s her name.
Lowangen
Angroscha, Master Yendrion, Zaskia Angrond
Could you maybe give us a few hints about Lowangen?
For shopping, go see Thorescha. Where do we find her? That’s easy to get to: just go down the Gashok road to the embankment and turn north. You’ll be hard pressed to miss Thorescha’s shop.
Lowangen
Susann Heder
Could you maybe give us a few hints about the Finsterkoppen?
Now, the Finsterkopp is the highest mountain of the Finsterkamm range.
town
Could you maybe give us a few hints about the Finsterkoppen?
They say there’s a Dwarven smith in Lowangen who hails from those parts.
town
Artherion
Could you maybe give us a few hints about the Finsterkoppen?
I heard that the Dark Cape is located near the Finsterkopp.
town
Susann Heder
Could you maybe give us a few hints about the Finsterkoppen?
Not far from the Finsterkopp, there is supposed to be a city below the ground.
town
Albin Laikakis, Council, Dorijke Basten, The Rod and the Mare
Could you maybe give us a few hints about the Lowangen?
If you want to equip yourselves for traveling, don’t go to Ugo Plotz in the Old Town — he’s a real gouger and that’s no mistake.
Lowangen, persons, travel
Eldariel Raindreamer, Falkert Duberwin, Torik Jostran
Could you maybe give us a few hints about the Lowangen?
If you want to buy stuff at a decent price, go see Desdira. And who is Desdira? Desdira Falconbrook has a shop in Fox Corner, south of the market square in the Old Town.
Lowangen
Gaybern Weidenjoch, Niorad Thornpicker
Could you maybe give us a few hints about the town?
You’ll obtain the best information at taverns.
town
Bosper Jarnug
Could you perhaps tell us something about the guild or the tradesmaster?
Since the tradesmaster’s escape, the guild has become a distinct power factor here in Riva. Under Lothur’s leadership, that depraved band of outlaws has turned into a capable, well-organized force. Day by day, it gets harder to act against the guild. This Ui Chearghail has become a proper people’s hero.
persons
Patras Ulfaran
Could you please give us some information about the town?
We’re investigating the old watchtower at the harbor again. That must be the hundredth time someone’s seen a ghost there. So far, none of our investigations has ever turned up anything.
Riva
Agdulf Merenbroth, Alara Hilman, Elliane Sevenstones, Rahjania
Could you share your opinion on the dwarves?
Strong! Not here! So — any other interests?
dwarves
Albin Laikakis, Inradon Xermosch, Ronar Northerstone
Could you share your opinion on the dwarves?
Despite the frequent claims to the contrary, the dwarves of the North have not thrown in with the orcs. It’s just the dwarves of Tjolmar who are traitors.
dwarves
Ingulf Joosten, Swirga Targidsdottir, Wendeolf Gerber
Could you tell me of some important people in Enqui?
Swafnild Egilsdottir was elected as Jarl of the Brinasque Marshes in 1011 BF by Tronde Torbensson. Before that she was the hersir of the Brodersen clan living east of Enqui. Swafnild has a Jarlskari of 10 warriors.
persons
Mistress Usdiane, Niodara Egenbrand, Rondrian Ironfist
Could you tell me who Ingramosch is?
I know Ingramosch from Tjolmar. He was in town often. Presumably, he has friends here.
persons
Rahjada
Could you tell me who Ingramosch is?
Ingramosch? My brother mentioned a Dwarf by that name once. Said secretively, but he did say he’d be back. After he had taken care of something important. But that was quite a while ago; must be this war.
persons
Could you tell us a bit about diseases?
Some claim badoc is a disease. And I say it’s elven mental illness.
diseases
Rohel Gumbaldson, Salkya Zumdick
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
I can’t tell you anything about that.
diseases
Ariona Silverdew, Gerlanje, Herbalist, Herbalist, Parinor Vormtann, Sister Druffin, Susa Fredor, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
The best cure against a fever is still belmart.
diseases
Ariona Silverdew, Ginya Ingborn, Herbalist, Herbalist, Jhaell Startrail, Rumhild Rohalsdottir, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
Watch out for tetanus; that’s a real doozy to treat.
diseases
Fredo Bloodleaf, Herbalist, Herbalist, Irion, Jhaell Startrail, Quenia Stardust, Susa Fredor
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
Keep well away from brackish water; it’ll turn all your bodily fluids brackish as well.
diseases
Ginya Ingborn, Herbalist, Herbalist, Jhaell Startrail, Rumhild Rohalsdottir, Sister Druffin, Ugdalf Abelmin
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
That’s the worst thing about those orcs: They don’t clean their weapons. A lot more have died from tetanus after fighting them than ever did from their blades.
diseases
‘Grimace’, Herbalist, Herbalist, Irion, Joruna Wirselin, Lynissel Mistcarver, Moria, the Wise
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
The best way to treat any disease is to see a healer and get plenty of rest.
diseases
Belona Huisdorn, Elidana Weiden, Ernbrecht Tralloper, Herbalist, Herbalist, Moria, the Wise, Peraidelen Parigon
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
Take olgin root, keep your wounds scrupulously clean, and pray to Peraine, and you have nothing to fear.
diseases
Ariona Silverdew, Ginya Ingborn, Herbalist, Herbalist, Joruna Wirselin, Quenia Stardust, Sister Druffin, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
Zombies and Mummies can carry all kinds of dangerous diseases.
diseases
Ginya Ingborn, Herbalist, Herbalist, Lynissel Mistcarver, Ugdalf Abelmin
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
You can get numbskull faster than you think.
diseases
Ancoron, Ariona Silverdew, Belona Huisdorn, Ernbrecht Tralloper, Fredo Bloodleaf, Gerlanje, Herbalist, Herbalist
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
Always remember to treat numbskull. It can turn into blue cough real fast otherwise!
diseases
Ancoron, Ariona Silverdew, Fredo Bloodleaf, Herbalist, Herbalist, Parinor Vormtann, Sister Druffin, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
Paralysis is a dangerous disease — the only cure there is against it is donf!
diseases
Gerlanje, Herbalist, Herbalist, Lynissel Mistcarver, Moria, the Wise, Peraida Hender
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
Not only a head cover protects a hiker from Numbskull and Blue Cough. A cape or coat is very useful to withstand wind and weather.
diseases
Belona Huisdorn, Herbalist, Herbalist, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Kysira, Sister Druffin
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
Lutanas is a mild illness that manifests itself through anxiety. In rare cases, a permanent, traumatic spatial anxiety can remain. The illness is caused by bat or rat bites.
diseases
Belona Huisdorn, Herbalist, Herbalist, Joruna Wirselin, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Kysira
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
Sleeping sickness is a serious disease that is transmitted by the undead, bats, or vermin, but can also result from an unauthorized visit to a tomb or from a druid or witch ritual. The victim falls into a death-like deep sleep.
diseases
Belona Huisdorn, Herbalist, Herbalist, Joruna Wirselin, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Kysira, Sister Druffin
Could you tell us a bit about the diseases prevalent around here?
Swamp fever causes delusions, panic, anxiety, then after a few hours the onset of long-lasting half-sleep, bouts of fever that reach its zenith on the third day and then subside again. The victim is unconscious most of the time. The fever can be transmitted by swamp bugs and mosquito bites.
diseases
Ardo Wintercold
Could you tell us a bit about the judge?
For quite a while now, the judge has taken a hard line, and with some success. Still, we can only hope the guild and the pirates carve each other up!
persons
Elimar Harder
Could you tell us a bit about the judge?
He’s keeping order in Riva. I daren’t speculate where we’d be without him. It’s probably his doing that Riva hasn’t been overrun by the orcs yet, as well.
persons
Boronian Stonemason, Joruna Wirselin
Could you tell us a bit about the new rat-catcher? She also lives in Lower Wyk.
Well, I don’t know that much about her. You’d be better off asking at city hall. They have an information office there, where you’ll get all the answers you need!
persons
Ardor Zitenau, Danow Wolpjes, Elimar Harder
Could you tell us a bit about the pirates?
There’s not much to say about them, the success of those bandits draws shady customers from all around! At least there’ll be a bit of peace and quiet in Riva, if they ever manage to get rid of them, ‘cause they’ll catch all the other riff-raff at the same time!
pirates
Ardo Wintercold
Could you tell us a bit about this town?
Well, there’s a clan of Holberks on the north side of town. That’s fairly unusual. Normally, these blackpelts have their villages far away from human settlements. They have strange customs and an even stranger language, but underneath that, they’re really a quiet, peaceful lot.
Riva
Hagebar, son of Haralda
Could you tell us about animals in this area?
Crowned stags are the largest deer in Aventuria. During rutting season, you should stay out of their way, as they can react aggressively to two-legged creatures, too.
animals
Dhana Ghune, Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
Could you tell us about Riva’s history?
Centuries before the official foundation of our city, a Thorwalian settlement by the name of Hjalmefjord existed at the Kvill estuary. Riva was founded in the year 432 after the Fall of Bosparan and tradesmen from Albernia and Salza, who came here to find their fortune on the deserted northern plains. From the beginning, relations with the Nivese and elves coming into the newly founded village to trade were good. The trade goods were sold on to ships anchoring in the Estuary to freshen up their water supply. In 870, after the Fall of Bosparan, Riva became a member of the Svellt League, with the League gaining a sea port in the bargain and Riva securing greatly expanded trade volume. These days, Riva is a proper city, and every trading house in Aventuria worthy of the name has an office in town. In peacetime, Riva manages without an army of its own. Since the orcs started to ravage the Svellt valley, the corporation maintains a force, which is three companies in size at the moment. Could you tell us about city sights and institutions? There are six temples in town, which are dedicated to Firun, Efferd, Phex, Tsa, Travia, and Rahja. The first sight greeting those arriving by sea is the castle at the harbor entrance. Public buildings include city hall, the court building, the public baths, and the schoolhouse. Every Tsa, the market halls house the annual Riva Trade Fair. Beside Riva Castle, sights include the Nivilaukaju, a stone monument. Legend tells of how Liska, the Celestial Wolf’s daughter enticed a young huntsman at that location, who was stabbed to death by his bride, the Nivese girl Nivilaukaju, while making love to Liska. Nivilaukaju was then hit by a bolt from Liska’s eyes that turned her into solid rock. To this very day, the Nivese gather at the monument to sacrifice a Karen every new moon, though by now it’s a purely symbolic ceremony. Then there’s the Rupert Knorre Fountain. Rupert Knorre was a Riva brewer providing beer for the council meetings. But his porter was flat and thin, and for this affront the mayor ordered Knorre to finance a public fountain, being, as he was, such an expert on serving water. The fountain can be found at the river bank just across from city hall. It’s shaped like a beer barrel. What services are available in Riva? There are three taverns in town, with a widely differing clientele. The “Harbour Maid” is a sailor’s hangout, whereas the rest of the populace frequents the “Fox Fur” and “The Laughing Prickear”. There are also four inns available, two of which, “Blue Kvill” and “Riva Parlour”, provide for higher standards, but with prices to match. In a manor outside of town, there’s the Stoerrebrandt College. Attendance is limited to 49 students at a time. The college students are highly regarded and in the habit of aiding the local merchants in small ways while still in training, giving them a chance to get hands-on experience of the trading life. Stover Regolan Stoerrebrandt himself opened the academy in the 15th year of Hal. What’s there to know about the sewers? The city sewer system was completely renovated and expanded ten years ago. The city corporation has even hired a rat-catcher to prevent vermin from spreading. Since then, there have been hardly any rats in town. We’ve heard the guild is active down the sewers. In a city of this size the presence of some unsavory elements is inevitable. They sometimes band together, only to be quickly rounded up by the guards. The guild is just a tall tale that resurfaces every time a few criminals organize their activities.
Riva
Daleone Morningdew, Ginya Ingborn, Herbalist, Herbalist, Parinor Vormtann, Sister Druffin
Could you tell us about the diseases prevalent around here?
Sleeping the night outside without a blanket will easily get you the Cough. Not so long ago we had 3 victims of this epidemic within one week.
diseases
Mariaka Windbreker
Could you tell us about Travia?
Travia is the Goddess of hospitality, peace, humility, loyalty, family and friendship. What can be more important than that?
Travia
Joruna Wirselin
Could you tell us anything about Riva?
I don’t have anything to do with Riva. When I am not at my stand, I must look after my goods. People sometimes tell me things — however, there’s always somebody else who says just the opposite!
Riva
Roelfu Neumasunden
Could you tell us anything about the dealers?
Dealers are people that buy goods, and resell them afterwards. The tradesman turns, laughing. The subject seems settled him.
persons
Toryt son of Dutosch
Could you tell us more about Finsterkoppen?
After Garbalon was elected High King, the town turned into a cesspool! The mightiest people grovel before the tall scum! Strangers are allowed into the sacred part of the city. I’m over it. I’m leaving with Bondrik to the north. And who is Bondrik? The only adequate dwarf to have been removed from his position as High King of Finsterkamm.
town
Jaslaw Fjinko, Pawla Pschelawod, Zerinka
Could you tell us more about the Norbardians?
Our early ancestors, the Alhani, fled from their Tulamyde homelands to Bornland. It was them, who built the earliest human settlements there.
peoples
Elaja Karbeck, Sister Druffin
Could you tell us more about Travia?
Maternal Travia represents the home, hospitality, customs, morals, and trust, all the virtues that form the basis for the life of the vast majority of people. The priestess puts a lot of effort in propagating her cult to you.
Travia
Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha
Could you tell us something about a dwarf named Ingramosch?
I know that name from somewhere. I think you have to go to Lowangen to meet him.
persons
Lippens the Duck, Praiadne Eliran, Wonderland
Could you tell us something about a dwarf named Ingramosch?
Isn’t that the dwarven noble who made a pact with the orcs?!
persons
Ingolf Mengardson, Taschanna Tardor
Could you tell us something about a dwarf named Ingramosch?
That’s the head traitor of those dwarves from Tjolmar. Just let him show his face around here!…
persons
Captain, Council, Endor Jorndal
Could you tell us something about a dwarf named Ingramosch?
That’s more or less the chieftain of those Tjolmar traitors. He just went back to Tjolmar a short while ago after hiding out in Lowangen for quite some time.
persons
Boromil Bjalthorn, Goswin Meeltheuer, Thousand Desires
Could you tell us something about a dwarf named Ingramosch?
He’s become very unpopular around here, but I have no idea why.
persons
Farfex Plotz
Could you tell us something about a fellow named Tarik?
The man’s okay, he’s doing the right thing! Supports the guards, wherever he can, and uncovers criminal goings-on wherever he finds them. Who can blame him for making money from it - he’s got to make a living somehow! If there were more people like him in this town, there’d be a lot less problems!
persons
Igen, son of Igrim
Could you tell us something about Bosper Jarnug?
That judge is poking his nose into everything lately! And he isn’t making any new friends that way, I can tell you.
persons
Aldare Stonebucket, Maren Aberdan, Wonderland
Could you tell us something about Rahja?
Enough talk. Surely, you haven’t come here for that. How about a bit of entertainment? Guaranteed to be pleasantly relaxing.
Rahja
Demian, Tronde Ismanson, Zaskia Angrond
Could you tell us something about Rahja?
Not everything is beautiful, but there is something beautiful in everything. You just have to learn to see it.
Rahja
Demian, The Rod and the Mare, Tronde Ismanson
Could you tell us something about Rahja?
If you do everything you undertake with all your body and soul, nothing bad can ever happen to you.
Rahja
A powerfully good-looking priest, Rahjane Elvefield, Thousand Desires
Could you tell us something about Rahja?
Many gods take care of people’s well-being, but Rahja is the only one to care about what they really want!
Rahja
Rahjada, Rahjane Elvefield
Could you tell us something about Rahja?
She extends Her protection to all couples, including those who have found each other outside of formal marriage vows!
Rahja
Quenia Stardust
Could you tell us something about Riva?
There’s a mage living in a tower outside of town to the south. The tower is quite out of the way, and as long as he sticks to nabbing the holberks’ pets for his experiments, the people let him be.
Riva
Susa Fredor
Could you tell us something about the guild or the tradesmaster?
Well, I keep hearing about them. But I don’t believe the guild really has a base down in the sewers, I think some of them just hide in the tunnels when they’re in danger.
persons
Grimor Arados, Wolfson Ingosdottin
Could you tell us something about the guild or the tradesmaster?
No, you’re asking the wrong man for that. Why don’t you go to Tarik, that cutthroat will be happy to oblige!
persons
Maren Aberdan
Could you tell us something about the guild?
We’ve got nothing to do with the guild. Just about all the customers are talking about it, of course, but you can file all of that under useless gossip and malicious rumor.
persons
Patras Ulfaran
Could you tell us something about the judge then?
He’s keeping the guild busy. You daren’t give that scum a moment’s rest. I know, some people say, Bosper Jarnug is arbitrary in his arresting people, but let me tell you: Unless we give them hard stick, that guild’ll be the ruin of us.
persons
Quendan Sandström
Could you tell us something about the judge?
Why don’t you ask the captain of the guards. The two of them are like that.
persons
Suschin Tranjung
Could you tell us something about the judge?
What’s with all the blabbing? How about buying me drink instead!
persons
Cyber Vorlopdan, Susa Fredor
Could you tell us something about the pirates?
Let me tell you, just a few years ago such a band of thieves and cut-throats could never have established itself this close to town. The council is a total waste. It all went downhill when the new mayor was appointed…
pirates
Ishtan Hollerow, Lana Torbens
Could you tell us something about the pirates?
The ruffians are reportedly based on Sorrek island. The city council has been busy for months gathering a force to drive them out.
pirates
Bosper Jarnug
Could you tell us something about the rat-catcher?
I wouldn’t know what to tell you! Xebbert Dürban was hired shortly before the expansion of the sewer system. That must have been about ten years ago. He’s doing a thorough job. Since he’s been here, the city’s been free of vermin. But then he vanished and the council had to hire a new rat-catcher, Tolsa Fernel. What do you know about her? The judge wrinkles his nose. Well, this kind of job does not attract beautiful people, so she is stereotypically… well… but she seems to be a professional. The council pays her generously for each dead rodent.
persons
Movert Welzelin, Rank Termoil, Rhiana Clouddancer, Tanit Keres
Could you tell us something about the town?
The pirates have set up a base on Sorrek, an island not far from here.
Riva
Danow Wolpjes, Grusam the Shipwright, Haffel Gulek
Could you tell us something about this judge of yours?
No.
persons
Ondwina Gesse
Could you tell us something about this judge of yours?
The woman leans across the table, shooting suspicious glances left and right, before whispering: If anyone asks, you didn’t hear it from me. Every now and then, the judge writes out a warrant for no cause at all. And you’re only released if you’re willing to pleasure him.
persons
Bosper Jarnug
Could you tell us something about this town?
General and detailed information is available at City Hall. All I can offer are some rumors going around. The area around the old watchtower is still said to be haunted, despite the entrance having been bricked up years ago. There’s a magician living in his tower outside of town. That area is said to be haunted as well, so the citizens tend to avoid it. There are dwarves operating a mine southeast of town. But, like I’ve said before: those are just rumors, unconfirmed mostly and impobabale definitely. What about the sewers, then? The sewers are guild territory these days, as strange as it may sound! The guards come close to munity any time they get an order to search them. Often enough they won’t dare go underground with less than at least 20 men.
Riva
Elya Ords
Could you tell us something about this town?
Well then, there’s an old watchtower by the harbor that figures in a lot of stories. People keep telling me that it’s haunted.
Riva
Isida Ingstrok
Could you tell us something about this town?
Ye keep hearing o’ pirates what have built a base on Sorrek isle.
Riva
Gernot Toberen
Could you tell us something about this town?
A bit outside of town, at the swamp hole, there’s an old tower where a black magician is conducting his unholy experiments. We’ve tried to bring the man before a court of law quite a while ago, but that place is so hard to reach… He couldn’t wish for better protection!
Riva
Elaja Karbeck
Couldn’t you tell us a bit about this place?
Riva is a large town, but even so, living conditions have improved in the last few years. It’s been a long time since a homeless person starved to death or died of exposure.
Riva
Caya Sennscheid
Couldn’t you tell us some more about weapons?
Well, I know my way about them, but I’m no expert. And I see you’ve got enough weapons on you!
weapons
Council
Couldn’t you tell us some more about weapons?
Anyone owning a weapon not used for the protection of their person is hereby ordered to turn said weapon in for appropriate restitution at the guard house at Eydal Bridge within the week to provide adequate armaments for the town guards. Ownership of more than a single weapon for personal protection is prohibited. Ownership of unauthorized weaponry will be punished with a fine or, in extreme cases, with a jail sentence.
weapons
Did a larger group of travelers pass by here these days?
I can’t tell you anything about that!
persons
‘Treasure’, Ancoron, Frisulf Firunjon, Jaslaw Fjinko, Katimäki
Do dwarves pay visits often?
Not really. I haven’t seen dwarves in a long time.
dwarves
Alker Gulek
Do Holberkians go to school?
No. No one in our clan is able to read or write, but most of us can speak Garethi.
holberks
Ondwina Gesse
Do you also believe that there are strange creatures living below ground?
I don’t know, really… I daren’t enter the sewers: they say the guildspeople are lurking down there. Who knows what that lot share their quarters with?
Riva
Belona Huisdorn, Farmion vom Kvill, Jhaell Startrail, Master Deringorn, Xerinn, Zyla Horger
Do you anything interesting about animals?
After a death squirrel’s death its horn disintegrates to dust, but can still be used for various alchemical potions.
alchemy, animals
Igen, son of Igrim, Tanit Keres
Do you believe in a conspiracy of holberks and orcs?
Once a blackpelt, always a blackpelt, even if some of them try to pass themselves off as longears!
holberks
Burian Rodebrecht, Dorota Harzscharrer
Do you believe in a conspiracy of orcs and holberks?
If the holberks aren’t in league with the orcs, who is?
holberks
Helmar Birkenau, Norat Soelken
Do you believe in a conspiracy of orcs and holberks?
In truth, it is hard to believe. The holberks as a whole are quite gentle, and they appear harmless indeed. But what do we really know about them? Nothing, nothing at all! Who can tell if their gentleness is not merely a charade for our benefit? You should always have an eye on the holberks.
holberks
Wolfman Lustbader
Do you believe in a conspiracy of the holberks and the orcs?
I wouldn’t put anything past them. And they fit each other nicely, too: they’re both lazy, dirty, smelly, and closer to animals than to us humans, hehehe!
holberks
Belona Huisdorn
Do you believe in a conspiracy of the holberks and the orcs?
No, I don’t, darling! That’s pure hooey!
orcs
Isida Ingstrok
Do you believe in a conspiracy of the holberks and the orcs?
Why, nay, that’s jes’ stupid blather! The people have nae had a thought tae spare about the holberks as long as they’ve been living here. Only now, with the orcs starting tae go tae war, they start thinking aboot the halfbreeds. - Wha’ else but malicient rumours can ye expect aboot some’ing they know naught aboot?
holberks
Rahjane
Do you believe in monsters living down the sewers?
We hear a lot about them, so I guess there’s got to be something down there. I’ve got something down there, too. Wanna peek?
Riva
Tarsinion
Do you believe that strange creatures have taken refuge in the sewers?
If someone told me the woods around Riva were stocked with monsters, I’d believe that sooner than I’ll believe that claptrap!
Riva
Eran Dorgan
Do you believe that the orcs and the holberks are conspiring?
Really, the holberks are much too harmless for that. On the other hand, it would certainly be easy to use those gormless creatures for nefarious ends without their knowledge.
holberks
Ishtan Hollerow
Do you believe the Holberkians could be behind the orc uprising?
No. Maybe the blackpelts were incited by one of their chieftains.
holberks
Idra Kormin
Do you believe there are horrid creatures prowling below ground?
If you’re referring to the guild, I’m certain of it. I just hope we’ll be able to deal with that scum soon.
Riva
Darian Zandor
Do you believe there are monsters below ground?
The only creature stalking the sewers is the rat-catcher. There’s nothing alive down there but him and the rats.
persons
Suschin Tranjung
Do you believe there are monsters down below?
Who’d believe a crock like that now? But it’s a fine line to scare the wenches and get a chance to play the gallant protector!
Riva
Ahren Runolfson
Do you believe there are monsters down in the sewers?
No, I’ve been down there with search squads several times. We’d have been bound to come across tracks.
Riva
Yanis Treublatt
Do you believe there are monsters hiding under the city?
Well, the guards have increased their patrols. - There has to be something there. They wouldn’t put in the extra hours for no reason.
Riva
Zyla Horger
Do you believe there are monsters in the sewers?
A former friend of mine, Darian, a magician, used to go down there, but he never mentioned anything of the sort.
persons
Charinje Elmsjen
Do you believe there are monsters living down in the sewers?
You keep hearing of people that are found dead in the morning- ripped apart bestially… No humans would do something like that to their victims!
Riva
Elimar Harder
Do you believe there are monsters loose below the city?
No. The guards went through the sewers just recently: everything’s fine down there.
Riva
Boronian Stonemason
Do you believe there are monsters prowling the sewers?
No! But the guild is prowling them, but one day they’ll come out into the open, and then we’ll catch them!
Riva
Hjalka Oddosdotter
Do you believe there are monsters under the ground?
Bull! Those are just scare stories for gossipmongers!
Riva
Ilke Ehrwald
Do you believe there are monsters underground?
Ah now, ten ogres could no drag me down the sewers. Why, half the town must be congregating down there be now: the guild, the guards, adventurers, and the ratter. Who’d notice a monster or two in that crowd?
Riva
Isida Ingstrok
Do you believe there are strange creatures in the sewers?
The guild are hiding doon there, an’ the ratter’s been coming back every time so far. So what’s all the blather aboot ferocious beasties?
Riva
Haffel Gulek, Ishtan Hollerow
Do you believe there are strange creatures living underground?
I’m certain of it, but I don’t care as long they stay down there.
Riva
Jisila Bardenberg
Do you believe there’s a conspiracy between orcs and holberks?
Hogwash! We’ve never had any problems with the orcs or the Holberkians. Especially now, with the trading routes to the south cut off, good relations with the orcs are of the highest importance.
holberks
Rank Termoil
Do you believe there’s a conspiracy of Holberks and orcs?
Well, at least orcs and Holberks are constantly hanging out together, and they’re related somewhat, too, I mean, you can’t miss that just looking at them. There’s got to be some reason why the orcs have suddenly started warring all over the northlands!
holberks
Ahren Runolfson, Alker Gulek, Desmoda Truespring, Maren Aberdan, Storanio Vardari
Do you believe there’s a conspiracy of the holberks and the orcs?
No. I can believe someone’s been stirring up the orcs, but not the Holberkians!
orcs
Liska Lordred
Do you believe there’s a conspiracy of the orcs and holberks?
It’s very hard to believe, but the evidence does point that way.
holberks
Ardo Wintercold
Do you believe there’s monsters below the city as well?
No, that’s foolish talk. What would those monsters live on - guild members?
Riva
Eleana of Arivor
Do you believe there’s monsters in the sewers?
No, they’d be starving to death! The few curious souls straying down there can’t last for long, and Xebbert keeps catching the rats away from under their noses!
Riva
Eleana of Arivor
Do you believe there’s monsters in the sewers?
That depends entirely on what you consider a ‘monster’… There’s four-legged rats down there, two-legged ones, rat-catchers… - or maybe you’re scared of spiders?
Riva
Rahjadés, Rahjala, Rahjalina
Do you enjoy working here?
Madam is very strict and demanding, it’s true. But she takes good care of her wards and watches over their health.
work
Ishtan Hollerow, Parinor Meral, Quenia Stardust, Rank Termoil, Tanit Keres
Do you happen to know Eranion Shadowcourse?
Do you mean the elf who runs the tavern? They say he fell and hit his head hard, and since then he has become quite strange. Stranger than normal elves, if you can only imagine this.
elves, persons
Angroscha
Do you happen to know Ingramosch?
You know Ingramosch?! He has big plans, has he? Wants to mobilize our people against the Orcs! Ingramosch was right here in Lowangen just a years weeks ago talking to some Elf, Sevenstones or something like that. There might be another compact with the Elves in the offing. Could it be Ailian Sevensprings? Sevensprings, of course! Not Sevenstones, but Sevensprings. Sure, sure, that’s the Elf Igramosch negotiated with. Do you know what compact have they been talking about? I don’t know whether Ingramosch got anywhere in his talks, but if we could forge a new compact, we would be sure to beat those Orcs.
persons
Gordal Namir, Guard at North Gate, Kornax de Rysvik, Lippens the Duck, Mora Elbersen, Mywara Alberg, Rahjala, Rahjania
Do you have a place where we could eat and stay for the night?
Ask at the inn.
food, lodgings
Dergam, son of Duglim, Farling Ailriksfeuer, Mywara Alberg, Rahjajida
Do you have a place where we could stay for the night?
Yes, there is an inn in town.
lodgings
Black Jandora, Master Yendrion, Thisdan Gerrich
Do you have a place where we could stay for the night?
Pagon Droler takes travelers in for a couple of nights. Not for free, of course. And where can we find the guy? In the southern part of Eydal. About 50 steps to the east from the “Last Hour” tavern.
lodgings
Black Jandora, Dragan Escht, Falkert Duberwin, Mistress Usdiane
Do you have a place where we could stay for the night?
Try Brin Vaskendantz at Fox Corner, but tell him I sent you whatever you do — ’cause if you don’t, there’ll be hell to pay.
lodgings
A Female Hermit, Artherion, Olgadja Dimrinen
Do you have a place where we could stay for the night?
My humble shack won’t be big enough for all of you, but you are welcome to set camp out here.
lodgings
Rogullf the Obese, Ronar Northerstone
Do you have a room?
The innkeeper beams at you. “Ah, guests! And such highborn travelers, too! Do come in and honor my humble abode! How can I cater to your comfort?” We’d like something to eat. We wish to rent a room. We want to talk to you. I humbly ask your pardon, dear guests, but I am very busy with my duties. [close]
lodgings
Helmar Birkenau
Do you have any assignments for us?
Actually, I could use some help. And you seem quite capable for the job. Are you interested? YES
work
Roelfu Neumasunden
Do you have any definite information about the holberks?
Who knows the holberks well? I only know that they are always friendly when they come and buy something from me. I never had any problems with them.
holberks
Raftsman
Do you have any food?
I have supplies just for myself. But you can fish right on the raft, and then fry the catch on the fire.
food
Liska Lordred
Do you have any information about the guild and the tradesmaster?
The tradesmaster taking over has done wonders for the guild’s organization. Ui Chearghail and his men are popular with the people for thumbing their noses at the authorities.
persons
Roelfu Neumasunden
Do you have anything more to say about the holberks?
No, of course not. I only have as much to do with them as I must.
holberks
A Female Hermit, Osme Tuchhöfer
Do you have anything to eat?
Oh, please forgive me for not thinking of it myself. Of course you are invited. EAT
food
Artherion
Do you have anything to eat?
I was just about to grab a bite myself. Would you like to join me? EAT
food
Norat Soelken
Do you have information about the guild or the tradesmaster?
The guild has become a significant power factor in Riva. The tradesmaster is guiding the organization with the same ability and skill he used to build his trading house before.
persons
Widow Kysira
Do you have many visitors?
Sometimes wandering merchants and groups of hunters arrive, who want to stop by Kysira for a few fires.
town
Tilsa Gulek
Do you have shamans in your clan?
Shamans? No. But some of us know one or two spells.
holberks
Joruna Wirselin, Training Officer
Do you know a certain Tarik?
The whole town knows of Tarik. He’d been active as a thief and fraud for years until someone managed to prove his crimes. Since his quite peculiar trial, he’s been working for the judge. At the same time, he still has excellent contacts with the guild. So he’s definitely a double agent. I leave it to his superiors to decide which side he’s on for real.
persons
Burian Rodebrecht, Eleana of Arivor, Feyaria, Hjalka Oddosdotter, Igen, son of Igrim
Do you know a certain Tarik?
Sure I do, everybody knows him. He’s usually to be found at the ‘Harbour Maid’.
persons
Gerosch, son of Gorasch, Jette Hafgebel, Kalman Gerrich, Quendan Sandström, Rank Termoil, Susa Fredor
Do you know a certain Tarik?
No! I have a rule not to get involved with his sort!
persons
Elaja Karbeck, Roelfu Neumasunden
Do you know a fellow called Tarik?
Yes. It’s said he’s working for the judge, but Tarik’s underworld contacts are far too good for him to have changed sides completely.
persons
Lana Torbens, Yanis Treublatt
Do you know a fellow called Tarik?
A very shady customer. I don’t quite know what to make of him: on the one hand, I feel a certain sympathy towards Tarik, but on the other, you hear certain things… Tarik coming on all friendly to people, only to tell everything he picks up to the judge - I mean, that’s hardly proper behavior, now is it?
persons
Eranion Shadowcourse
Do you know a fellow named Tarik?
You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone in town who doesn’t! But you won’t see him here very often, he usually hangs out in the ‘Harbour Maid’, with the rest of the shady customers.
persons
Liska Lordred, Rhiana Clouddancer
Do you know a fellow named Tarik?
Of course, the whole town knows Tarik! But be careful when you talk to him. For Tarik, there are no secrets. He’ll tell everything to anyone as long as there’s a piece of gold to be earned by it.
persons
Grusam the Shipwright, Quenia Stardust
Do you know a fellow named Tarik?
Why certainly. Who doesn’t? He’d be a much better recipient for your questions, but he’d charge you for it!
persons
Norat Soelken
Do you know a guy named Tarik?
He lives quite close to here, next to the ‘Harbour Maid’.
persons
Desmoda Truespring, Imion Silverbreath, Nurinai Gorbas, Tanit Keres, Zyla Horger
Do you know a guy named Tarik?
Not personally. But there’s a lot of talk about him - mostly negative.
persons
Dimeloe Lutesong
Do you know a guy named Tarik?
Yes! You know, I’d imagined him a seedy lowlife, before I actually met him, but in fact he made quite a favorable impression on me!
persons
Caya Sennscheid
Do you know a man called Tarik?
People give him a wide berth, as if he was carrying the plague. Even so, he’s always well informed, and for a few Ducats, he’d probably sell out his mother.
persons
Elya Ords
Do you know a man called Tarik?
Uh - yes, even though it’s probably better not to. He has quite a seedy reputation!
persons
Rahjane
Do you know a man called Tarik?
Sure, even though he hasn’t come in here yet… ‘Course, I wouldn’t know which girl to present to him. I mean, they do have their pride!
persons
Alker Gulek, Charinje Elmsjen, Movert Welzelin, Storanio Vardari, Susa Fredor, Tarsinion, Yeto Orbegast
Do you know a man named Tarik?
Not personally, but I know of him.
persons
Ahren Runolfson
Do you know a man named Tarik?
Yes, Tarik is one of our most important informers. Often enough it was only due to him that we could prevent guild attacks. A pity we’ve never been able to catch one of those terrorists.
persons
Elimar Harder
Do you know a man named Tarik?
Yes! Listen, you can’t trust that fellow. I can only hope the judge is aware of what sort of person he’s gotten involved with!
persons
Inrada Vormberg, Niorad Thornpicker, Peraidelen Parigon
Do you know a place where we could stay the night around here?
The “Rest”. It’s the only one around anyway.
lodgings
Antharon, Lynissel Mistcarver
Do you know a place where we could stay the night around here?
My humble shack is barely big enough for the family - why don’t you look around for an inn?
lodgings
Andira Vaskjost, Gisbert von Norburg, Roßwid
Do you know a place where we could stay the night around here?
Yes, you should definitely try to find lodgings - around here, the nights can be very cold. A cozy bed is preferable to spending the night outside under those conditions.
lodgings
Dimiona Adingor, Jandor Ungert
Do you know a place where we could stay the night around here?
I can’t help you there, I’m afraid.
lodgings
Berman Helmisch, Isidore Sanderstein
Do you know a place where we could stay the night around here?
Try asking at the temple of Travia. If you can’t get a place there, I won’t know any place else either. And how do we get to the temple? You can’t miss the temple of Travia - it’s the biggest building at the market square.
lodgings
Bridge Guard, Niodara Egenbrand
Do you know a place where we could stay the night around here?
It is not looking good at all, as far as lodgings are concerned. We hardly know where to put all the fugitives from the Svellt Dale. Fugitives? Most hail from Tiefhusen. The orcs have leveled the whole town!
lodgings
Guard at South Gate, Xobert Zornbrecht
Do you know a place where we could stay the night around here?
I wouldn’t know. There is a small boarding house on the Fourbrige, I think.
lodgings
Galiel Finchfern, Rahjada
Do you know a place where we could stay the night around here?
That is going to be difficult. But if it’s entertainment you want, you should visit the Wonderland across the street. There’s the Svelltje Palace by the canal. Maybe you can still get something there. If not, try the Colorful Flight. There are two inns there as well.
lodgings
Gaybern Weidenjoch, Master Deringorn
Do you know a place where we could stay the night around here?
Have you already tried it at the Temple of Travia? When you step out of the door, just go straight on.
lodgings
Old Fisherman
Do you know any fishermen tales?
Many years ago ol’ Ugo and me grabbed two bottles of Premian Fire and went fishing. In the evening we set a small campfire. While fishing Ugo got his feet wet and hung up his boots above the fire to dry. Then we drank a certain amount of Premian Fire and fell asleep. When we woke up, we found out that his boots were burned to ashes! We didn’t know what to do. He couldn’t walk home barefoot! So together we made him bast shoes from birch bark. Barely dragging his feet, he finally got to his house, opened the door and saw his wife, who was standing with her back to him washing the floor. She said: “Ugo, take off your boots on the porch, I’ve just washed the floor!” And he replied: “I already did eight miles away”. Ha-ha-hah!
fishing
Herbalist, Herbalist, Widow Kysira
Do you know any healers around?
I know nothing about diseases or poisonings, but I have bandages and can take care of your wounds if you let me.
diseases
Mywara Alberg, The Blonde Fellow
Do you know any jokes?
How do you get a squirrel to like you? … Act like a nut!
jokes
Mywara Alberg, The Blonde Fellow
Do you know any jokes?
What time is it when the clock strikes 13? … Time to get a new clock!
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
Do you know any more jokes?
Ruchus the Humpback goes home from the tavern, and he takes a shortcut across Boron’s Field. Suddenly a voice calls out from one of the graves: ‘Hey, you! Hey, you! Have you got a hump?’ Ruchus, rooted to the spot with fright, replies: ‘Yes.’ ‘Razzamatazz, it’s gone!’ Giddy with joy, Ruchus runs back to the tavern and tells the story to his friend Gebbert the Clubfoot. Immediately, Gebbert runs to the boneyard as fast as his foot allows. There, he also hears the voice from beyond: ‘Hey, you! Hey, you! Have you got a hump?’ ‘Eh, no!’ ‘Now you do. Razzamatazz…’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
Do you know any more jokes?
Every night for weeks a shepherd loses one sheep of his herd, without any trace but for a bloody patch on the ground. In the end, he decides to lie in wait at night. For a long time, nothing happens, until he suddenly hears a bowstring hum. The shepherd immediately runs towards the sound and sees a tall elf carrying away the dead sheep. He cries out: ‘Hey, what are you carrying on your shoulder there?’ The elf replies: ‘That’s my longbow! Isn’t it a marvelous piece of workmanship?’ Says the shepherd: ‘I mean on your other shoulder!’ and points at the sheep. The elf looks at it, rolls his eyes, and shrieks: ‘Ah! Help! Get that wild beast off me!’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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Hoffel the Holberk walks around the Northside with a door under his arm, when he comes across his friend Toffel. When Toffel asks, what he’s doing, he replies: ‘I’ve lost the key to my front door, so I’m carrying it with me to make sure it doesn’t fall shut on me.’ Says Toffel: ‘Well, you better not lose the door, or you won’t be able to get in.’ To which Hoffel replies: ‘It’s okay. I’ve left the window open!’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
Do you know any more jokes?
There is one difference between a Thorwalian wedding and a Thorwalian wake! At the wake there’s always one person present who doesn’t get drunk!
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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A customer at the tavern complains: ‘That boar doesn’t look so good!’ The landlord doesn’t get flustered: ‘Well, it wouldn’t, being dead and all.’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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When the first man was made, the gods looked down on him and said: ‘We have good news and bad news for you.’ ‘What’s the good news?’ the first man wondered. ‘We have given you both a fine mind and a fine member.’ ‘Great, but what could the bad news be after that?’ ‘You won’t get enough blood to use them both at the same time.’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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Two seers meet on the road. The first one says: ‘You’re fine — How am I?’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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Tunda the tribal warrior’s on his first visit to the big city. In the evening he visits a tavern where the tankards of stout are served on small felt coasters. When Tunda’s finished the beer, he sees the coaster, shrugs, and eats it. When the landlord brings him a refill, he wonders a moment, then he puts a fresh coaster down. After this has gone on a few times, Tunda orders: ‘Hey! Another stout for me, but this time without the cookie!’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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For his one-hundredth birthday, Tangror the dwarf splurges out on a bottle of Prem Brandy. On walking home, he trips and falls. When he gets up, he feels something wet and sticky run down his leg. Frightened, he takes a look, then he sighs in relief: ‘Praise the Twelve, it’s just blood!’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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An orc with a knife stuck in his back goes to see a healer: ‘I haaave biig pain in baaack!’ The healer looks at his hourglass: ‘Sorry, I’m closing shop for today.’ Cries the orc: ‘But I haaave suuuuch big paaaain!’ So the healer pulls the knife out from the orc’s back, plunges it into the blackpelt’s left eye, and says: ‘My colleague at the end of the street is an eye specialist — he’s still open!’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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A dark corner in Riva: Guards examining a dead Holberk with twelve daggers stuck in his back. Finally, the Corporal comments: ‘Wow, I’ve never seen such a brutal suicide before!’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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One seer to the other: ‘Do you want to come along?’ After a moment’s thought, he replies: ‘No thanks, I’ve been there before!’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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Alrik is boasting at the tavern: I’ve cracked the secret of Hruruzat! You just wave your arms about in the air like a madman and give off shrill, cat-like screams. Especially the screaming makes such an impression on your opponent, he usually gives up right away!’ When he comes in the next day, he looks like he’s been put through a wringer and explains: ‘… so, when he moved in, I did my Hruruzat trick on him. I only found out later he was deaf!’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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A wandering warrior passes a farm and sees a cow trying to climb up a tree. He runs to the farmer and tells him about it. Which prompts the concerned reply: ‘Now that is strange. She usually takes a ladder!’
jokes
Do you know any more jokes?
An elf dies after a rich and fulfilled 300 years. His parents, both way over 500 years, bed him to his final rest. While they’re doing so, he whispers to her: ‘I told you the runt wouldn’t last!’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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Says the elf to the dwarf: ‘I could really use a new harp, but I have no idea where to get the money for it.’ ‘Phew’, sighs the dwarf in relief, ‘I almost thought you were going to try and borrow it from me!’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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A dwarf to the captain of a rowing barge on the big river: ‘How much for passage to Ferdok?’ ‘Two Ducats!’ The dwarf turns away in shock, and when the barge sets off down the river, the short-legged miser runs along the bank beside it. The next time the barge pulls ashore, the dwarf comes up, sweating and gasping. ‘How — gasp — how much is a passage to Ferdok from here?’ ‘Four Ducats!’ laughs the captain. ‘Ferdok is the other way!’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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— Why don’t elves like orgies? — Too many thank-you letters to write afterwards.
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
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A dead dwarf is fished out of the river in Havena: tied up, gagged, wrapped in a heavy iron chain, with a weight attached to his feet. The city guards investigate the find, and the corporal says: ‘Typical — trust a dwarf to steal more than he can carry!’
jokes
Eranion Shadowcourse
Do you know any more jokes?
Aventuria’s shortest joke: Two Thorwalians pass a tavern…
jokes
Eida Matjus, Niorad Thornpicker
Do you know any outstanding dwarves?
You surprise me. Well then, if you really want to know something about dwarves, we better start at the very beginning. Please go on. We’ve got time.
dwarves
Osme Tuchhöfer
Do you know any rich hunting grounds around?
Here? No, but there’s plenty of fish and toads. When roasted properly, they are quite tasty.
hunt
Alara Zanderod, Bridge Guard, Eolanda Sinzig, Lynissel Mistcarver, Thorin Bromkop
Do you know anything about basilisks?
If the basilisk’s gaze falls upon you, you turn to stone immediately and permanently, although, contrary to popular belief, you can look upon a basilisk without any ill effects.
animals
Alrik Abelmir Anderweg, Dimiona Adingor, Falkert Duberwin, Mother Whitchild, The Blonde Fellow, Ulfried Gundahl, Xobert Zornbrecht, Zaskia Angrond
Do you know anything about basilisks?
The basilisks are very rare. Every 700 years one emerges as a toad that hatches from a chicken’s egg!
animals
Maren Aberdan
Do you know anything about Bosper Jarnug?
The judge never visits here. I guess he takes his baths in private or uses his servants from the dungeons. - Each to his own!
persons
Do you know anything about camels?
You can tell from a camel’s hump whether it has had recent access to water, and also if it has a disease.
animals
Hagebar, son of Haralda
Do you know anything about falcons?
When you retreat away from a storm falcon aerie, they cease their attacks.
animals
Zyla Horger
Do you know anything about griffons?
Even though they appear to be chimeras, they are not magical.
animals
Do you know anything about jaguars?
Jaguars drag incapacitated or dead prey away from the battlefield and bring it to a safe place, such as into a cave or up a tree. While doing so, it is very slow, and it lets go of its prey only when badly wounded.
animals
Jette Hafgebel
Do you know anything about judge Bosper Jarnug?
There’s a lot of talk about the judge, especially since he was so seriously ill some years ago. Isn’t that just the way it goes: For years, everything was hunky-dory, then one teensy little thing goes wrong, and immediately they all pounce on it!
persons
Do you know anything about Neckers?
They understand human speech, but due to the lack of vocal cords, they cannot speak. However, they can communicate with humans telepathically!
merfolk
Huntress
Do you know anything about ongalo bulls?
The horns of an Ongalo bull are important for the rituals of bull cults and supposedly make them easier to perform. Ongalo bulls react aggressively to the color purple.
animals
Frisulf Firunjon, Maren Gillisen, Old Whaler, Wendeolf Gerber
Do you know anything about Parkauki?
Arguably one of the region’s strangest settlements, Parkauki is made up of dozens of moored houseboats bobbing on Brack, a lake in the Brinasker Marshes. Parkauki can only be reached by boat. The inhabitants are of a special kind: exiles, lunatics, alcohol addicts and other people who are not welcome in other places live there, but have joined forces in Parkauki to form a community of their own.
island
Blackbeard, Dragoran, son of Denderan, Gundgrima, Ogrim, son of Olgosch, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima, Vothan Dengeler, Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
Do you know anything about the Dwarven Pit?
The descent into the pit has been barricaded since the sanctuary was plundered by some Xomaschos. Wait… wasn’t it you?
dungeons
Arombolosch Ironarm, Toryt son of Dutosch
Do you know anything about the Dwarven Pit?
There are supposed to be some real technological marvels there.
dungeons
Isidara Sinbar
Do you know anything about the Dwarven Pit?
What, here? In Salamander Stones? No way! For that, you'll have to go to the Finsterkamm or the Thasch.
dungeons
Zuliana Saldek
Do you know anything about the Dwarven Pit?
Finsterkoppen is right in the heart of the mountains. The dwarves there hardly ever visit our village.
dungeons
Dergam, son of Duglim
Do you know anything about the Dwarven Pit?
There is an ancient dwarven city in the center of the Finsterkamm, but personally, I’ve never been to Finsterkoppen.
dungeons
Hubbert, Sohn des Hubbert von Hiltorp
Do you know anything about the Dwarven Pit?
I’m not sure what you are getting at. There is more than one of those here up north. Uhdenberg, Hiltorp, all around! You must be talking about Finsterkoppen. That town is off limits to humans… from what I’ve heard.
dungeons
Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha
Do you know anything about the Dwarven Pit?
There are holy sites of dwarven lore which have existed for millennia, but we priests of Ingerimm are the only ones who know these places and may enter them. There are no holy sites of Ingerimm in the north.
dungeons
Ilvina Endares, Umora Miral
Do you know anything about the Dwarven Pit?
There’s that dwarven place Hiltorp halfway down the road to New Lowangen, they still mine ore there and do a lot of smithing. But people say that there are a whole bunch o’ abandoned dwarf towns all over the Finsterkamm. You must be talking about Hiltorp. That’s on the Cartbuster, halfway to New Lowangen.
dungeons
Praiadne Eliran
Do you know anything about the Dwarven Pit?
Digging below the ground is to act against the will of the Gods! Praios punishes the dwarves for this act by denying them the view of His divine features!
dungeons
Ronar Northerstone
Do you know anything about the Dwarven Pit?
I assume you are talking about Finsterkoppen, right?
dungeons
Haldara Alberg
Do you know anything about the dwarven pit?
There is an abandoned dwarven mine in the Thasch, if that’s what you mean. It’s about 30 miles west of here. Have you heard of any other mines? There are a lot of them about, but the most interesting is surely Finsterkoppen in the heart of the Finsterkamm because there is a holy site of Ingerimm’s there.
dungeons
Garescha, daughter of Gella, Osme Tuchhöfer
Do you know anything about the dwarven pit?
You must mean the abandoned mine at Yrram, right?
dungeons
Hjalka Oddosdotter
Do you know anything about the guild and its tradesmaster?
Well, the tradesmaster used to be a very honorable member of the community. There’s talk of his falling victim to some kind of conspiracy. If it’s true, then the conspirators certainly got their come-uppance. The first strike Ui Chearghail and his guild made against them hit fair and square!
persons
Tarsinion
Do you know anything about the guild and the tradesmaster?
Only the things you hear about them: The tradesmaster leads the guild. Since he’s taken over, it’s better organized and has changed its goals, too, I guess. Before, the guild was just a lose-knit collection of outcasts trying to survive.
persons
Ahren Runolfson
Do you know anything about the guild and the tradesmaster?
What a question! As captain of the guards, they’re all I’m concerned with these days. They’re slippery as eels, and we haven’t a chance to catch them down in the sewers, where they spend most of their time. Just lately we tried to get the scum when they leave the tunnels. Twenty men were laying in wait all day, but we didn’t catch a single felon - I’d bet someone tipped the guild off!
persons
Dimeloe Lutesong
Do you know anything about the guild and the tradesmaster?
Not much. Everybody’s talking about them, but it seems no-one knows anything really.
persons
Idra Kormin
Do you know anything about the guild and the tradesmaster?
That rabble ambushed the tax collector some weeks ago, and there’s talk the money they got found its way back to where the tax man had just collected it.
persons
Imion Silverbreath, Tilsa Gulek
Do you know anything about the guild and the tradesmaster?
Hardly anything. I don’t care for gossip.
persons
Salix Musker
Do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster that you could tell us?
Supposedly, they’re holed up in the sewers. I’ve been down there myself a few times, but we never found anything, not even footprints.
persons
Susa Fredor
Do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster you could tell us?
The riff-raff is all over Riva, they’ve got their lair in the sewers. It’s probably the guild’s doing that the streets are full of monstrous creatures at night.
persons
Ardo Wintercold
Do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster you could tell us?
Actually, I’m off duty right now, and quite happy to have nothing to do with them for a while. Just lately, they’ve ambushed the tax collector and dealt out the money to the people. I guess they’re trying to curry favor with the populace. That doesn’t make work any easier for us guards.
persons
Training Officer
Do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster?
At the start, the guild was nothing but a loose band of beggars, thieves, and other scoundrels. With his wealth Ui Chearghail had no trouble buying the whole lot. These days, the gand is so well organized, there’s many an army could take lessons!
persons
Andra Solvasdotter, Parinor Meral
Do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster?
Lothur Ui Chearghail became a bit too successful. His competitors banded together and conspired against him, but he escaped the hangman by going underground. Within weeks, he’d become the lord of all the city’s lowlifes. Within half a year all the traders involved in the plot were ruined, and not a few of them commited suicide — and word has it the tradesmaster gave at least some of them a hand with that as well.
persons
Jisila Bardenberg
Do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster?
Ui Chearghail was sentenced, freed by his friends, and has disappeared. Since then, he’s been keeping the guards busy.
persons
Lana Torbens
Do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster?
It seems the guild is well-organized, with officers, soldiers, and the lot! There’s the ‘tradesmaster’ at the top, the officers are called ‘merchants’, and the soldiers are the ‘traders’.
persons
Pryshia Lutan
Do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster?
Everybody is talking about them. They say Ui Chearghail and his like have quarters down in the sewers, with the other rats. Pity they haven’t been able to find a catcher for their sort of vermin yet!
persons
Yeto Orbegast
Do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster?
Why certainly! The city corporation keeps its citizens well informed. According to the latest news, the gang is as good as vanquished. Soon, there’ll be peace and quiet again.
persons
Eleana of Arivor
Do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster?
It’s getting real crowded in the sewers! If they can’t lure enough gapers down, they’ll be eating each other soon!
persons
Boronian Stonemason, Grusam the Shipwright
Do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster?
I know I’ll have them for customers one day, that’s for certain!
persons
Feyaria
Do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster?
No, almost nothing. You must have heard the usual gossip already!
persons
Haffel Gulek
Do you know anything about the guild or the tradesmaster?
No, that’s all Maraskanian to me!
persons
Burian Rodebrecht
Do you know anything about the judge you could tell us?
Well now, lately… No, you’ll have to ask someone else, I’m not going to risk offending him.
persons
Rank Termoil
Do you know anything about the judge, Bosper Jarnug?
Jarnug is respected and influential… lately, though, he keeps getting involved in more and more things that aren’t rightly his business.
persons
Storanio Vardari
Do you know anything about the judge?
Elgor Honorald must be, what, way beyond a-hundred now?! I didn’t know that he was still working! Neither did you. The present judge is called Bosper Jarnug and has been for years — but you prefer to let it slide!
persons
Riva Salmonhaul
Do you know anything about the local beasts?
Rumors say gorgers can only see their prey if it moves.
animals
Darian Zandor
Do you know anything about the local school?
I don’t teach at school. Instead, I give private lessons in my humble abode. If you are interested, we can set up a date for the meeting.
school
Do you know anything about the Neckers?
They worship Efferd and Mada above all other gods.
merfolk
Rhiana Clouddancer, Sina Leska
Do you know anything about the part the holberks are playing in the orc uprising?
Since the orcs have started attacking the Svellt towns, the attitude of the citizens towards the Holberkians has taken a distinct turn for the worse. The holberks, on the other hand, haven’t changed a bit. I can’t imagine them playing any part in the orc uprising.
holberks
Danow Wolpjes, Wolfson Ingosdottin
Do you know anything about the pirates near Riva?
No, I haven’t heard anything about pirates. But if you intend to meet pirates, I can only recommend you to be prepared - I have some good deals…
pirates
Andra Solvasdotter, Burian Rodebrecht, Darian Zandor, Eleana of Arivor
Do you know anything about the pirates?
They say the scum have six or even seven ships.
pirates
Desmoda Truespring, Salix Musker
Do you know anything about the pirates?
The pirate scum prowl the entire gulf. They must have an entire settlement on Sorrek by now. That’s where they’re based - Sorrek island.
pirates
Elaja Karbeck, Haffel Gulek, Movert Welzelin, Rahjane
Do you know anything about the pirates?
Nothing much, to be honest.
pirates
Elya Ords, Helmar Birkenau
Do you know anything about the pirates?
The pirates are said to have gone to ground on the island outside the estuary. The corporation keeps talking about taking measures, but nothing has actually been done yet.
pirates
Eran Dorgan, Roelfu Neumasunden
Do you know anything about the pirates?
Looks like they’ve been angering the guild lately. If the corporation hesitates much longer, they won’t have to send a force at all. Ui Chearghail will have solved the problem himself.
pirates
Ahren Runolfson, Liska Lordred, Tanit Keres
Do you know anything about the pirates?
Murderous scum! They’re a real blight of the seas, but the city corporation is about to act against them.
pirates
Charinje Elmsjen, Quenia Stardust
Do you know anything about the pirates?
It’s said they’ve gotten in the way of the guild. One of the two organizations will be sailing to defeat. It’ll be interesting to see which one!
pirates
Salix Musker, Training Officer
Do you know anything about the pirates?
They have six, maybe seven vessels. And by now it’s fairly certain they’ve got a base on Sorrek island. Anything else you hear about them are just rumors!
pirates
Andra Solvasdotter, Leta Notjes, Tarik
Do you know anything about the pirates?
Well, Riva is a coastal town, and the Thorwalians have been pirates from the word go. But now some of the worst gangs have banded together and settled on Sorrek. The island is far enough from the coast to see attackers in plenty of time to organize a defense, yet close enough to be reached within a few hours - an ideal base for the pirates. Doesn’t anybody do anything about the pirates? When the city corporation noticed the guild was getting involved against the pirates, it was decided to sit back and wait. If all goes to their plan, the two biggest problems the town council has will eliminate each other: the guild and the pirates!
pirates
Gerosch, son of Gorasch, Patras Ulfaran
Do you know anything about the pirates?
Another dreadful danger for this town! It’s not enough that the orcs are at the gates and unnatural creatures come crawling out from the sewers, now here’s pirates setting up on Sorrek. - I’m telling you, it won’t be long and all of Riva will be in ruins!
pirates
Dimeloe Lutesong, Idra Kormin
Do you know anything about the pirates?
There’s not much known about the pirate scum, because they don’t leave any witnesses of their crimes. The only thing that’s pretty sure is that they’ve settled on Sorrek.
pirates
Caya Sennscheid
Do you know anything about the rat-catcher?
No, just that there was one hired years ago.
persons
Isida Ingstrok
Do you know anything about the rat-catcher?
No’ much. He’s doon in the sewers fer days sometimes. The Gods know where all the rats are coming from.
persons
Jette Hafgebel
Do you know anything about the rat-catcher?
Sure, he doesn’t live that far from here, down where the river takes a turn. But he isn’t home much. He takes his work seriously.
persons
Quenia Stardust
Do you know anything about the rat-catcher?
Years ago, I made a protective charm for him. And I’ve heard he’s had protective spells cast on himself by some white mage as well. He had to travel quite a bit for that!
persons
Storanio Vardari
Do you know anything about the rat-catcher?
Does the town have a rat-catcher? Me-o-my, I didn’t know you could do that for a living.
persons
Rank Termoil
Do you know anything about the rat-catcher?
The rat-catcher hides away in the sewers all day. Who knows what that shady character is up to down there?!
persons
Maren Aberdan
Do you know anything about the tradesmaster?
He’s been commanding the guild ever since he had to go underground. He’s always been a good organizer. The way he brought his trading house up to scratch in just a few years… there’s not many people could have done that!
persons
Bosper Jarnug
Do you know anything about this conspiracy of orcs and holberks?
The holberks keep our trading links to the orcs alive. So, obviously, they’re in close contact, but I think it’s a mistake to construe a conspiracy from that. Especially as neither the orcs nor the holberks have the brains for it. Couldn’t the conspiracy be controlled by someone else entirely? Well, yes, of course that’s possible. But let’s not forget that the orcs have brought war to the entire Svellt valley. Outside the Orclands holberks are found only here in Riva. Why should anyone go the trouble to use them for his purposes, if it’s quite obvious from events everywhere else that they aren’t needed?
holberks
‘Treasure’, Eolanda Sinzig, Guard at North Gate, Hella Skarpenberg, Lanja Ponder, Niorad Thornpicker, Rahjescha, Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan, The Blonde Fellow
Do you know anything about unicorns?
Unicorns are magical creatures. They even can communicate telepathically with other beings.
animals
Caerleon, Demian, Lauriel Dewsparkle, Lynissel Mistcarver
Do you know anything about unicorns?
Unicorns communicate with fairies. They know where the gates to the fairy world are and can usually open them and step inside.
animals
A powerfully good-looking priest, Brother Traviadan, Dorota Harzscharrer, Elgor Onder, The Rod and the Mare, Thousand Desires
Do you know anything about unicorns?
Unicorns are very curious. They love everything pure and beautiful, that is why they are usually not afraid of young virgin women.
animals
‘Treasure’, Alrik Abelmir Anderweg, Alvinia Zuliban, Ariona Silverdew, Mother Whitchild, Zerinka
Do you know anything about unicorns?
Most unicorns live in the fairy worlds, but they occasionally roam Aventuria as well.
animals
Dorijke Basten, Jhaell Startrail, Master Deringorn, Master Yendrion, Moria, the Wise
Do you know anything about unicorns?
Unicorns are magical horse-like creatures that are extremely rare. Their horn is called Alicorn. And it is a coveted magical artifact.
animals
Do you know anything about vultures?
Vultures defend their offspring to the death. If you get closer than 30 feet to chicks in a vulture’s nest, the parents attack.
animals
Ahren Runolfson
Do you know anything else of the guild or the tradesmaster?
Don’t you try and interrogate me! You’re under suspicion, and I prefer not to know you’re relationship with the guild. When I’m on duty, this conversation never took place - is that understood?!
persons
Boronian Stonemason
Do you know anything peculiar about Boron?
In Al’Anfa Boron is considered the prince of the gods and thus the supreme deity of the Twelve Gods! In other lands, however, this idea is considered heretical and forbidden.
Boron
Nurinai Gorbas, Yeto Orbegast
Do you know Bosper Jarnug, then?
The judge? Not personally, no, but he’s famed for his just sentencing!
persons
Rahjane
Do you know Bosper Jarnug?
Now he’s a fine sort, he wouldn’t come down here. Instead, he gets the people he’s sentenced to take care of him.
persons
Lynissel Mistcarver, Ohaia Sharpshooter
Do you know how to hold a bow?
Relax. It starts with your feet and legs and leads to your bow arm and bow hand. Everything should be relaxed. Bend your bow arm just enough to unlock the elbow and let your fingers hang naturally in a relaxed grip.
hunt
Angroscha, Black Jandora, Borumir Onderbourg, Brin Vaskendantz, Council, Eldariel Raindreamer, Elgor Onder, Isidore Sanderstein, Officer of the Guard, Phexhilf Ogendrosch, The Rod and the Mare, Vitus Gullits, Wonderland
Do you know more about the Lizard Men?
Ask elsewhere.
achaz
Alara Zanderod, Caerleon, Galiel Finchfern, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Master Deringorn, Mistress Usdiane, Niodara Egenbrand, Xerinn
Do you know more about the Lizard Men?
Lizard mages are called Crystallomancers. Somehow they manage to use gems and crystals for their rituals.
achaz
Ilke Ehrwald
Do you know one Tarik?
Do I really look as if I’d deal wi’ scum like that?
persons
Andra Solvasdotter
Do you know some guy named Tarik?
Yes! He sticks his big nose into everybody’s affairs, and he’s quite unpopular because of it. If you have more questions, and the cash to pay for the answers, his’d be just the right address for you lot!
persons
Isida Ingstrok
Do you know someone called Tarik?
The man’s fopping the lot o’ them! I’ll give ye ten tae one he’s with the guild, and ev’rybody believing he’s spying fer the guards!
persons
Grimor Arados, Pryshia Lutan
Do you know someone called Tarik?
I wouldn’t trust that fellow. For the right amount, he’d rat on his own mother. Praise the Twelve he’s usually holed up in the ‘Harbour Maid’, amongst his own kind!
persons
Danow Wolpjes
Do you know someone named Tarik?
Yes, he’s here quite often, hold on… The man stretches up and looks around the tavern. That figures. Any time you’re actually looking for him… Yes, over there, see, at that table in the back… And indeed, Tarik is sitting at one of the tables, on his own, as usual.
persons
Ahren Runolfson, Alker Gulek, Elaja Karbeck, Hane Timpski, Ishtan Hollerow, Lana Torbens, Liska Lordred, Nurinai Gorbas, Salix Musker, Susa Fredor
Do you know someone who happens to own a vessel?
No, I’m afraid not.
ship
Eleana of Arivor, Eran Dorgan, Ilke Ehrwald, Jurge Torfinson, Leta Notjes, Tarik, Wulf Larenson
Do you know someone who owns a vessel?
I think you should ask the Thorwalians from Thorfinn Ottajasko. They won’t let you near their camp, but they often visit the “Harbor Maid” tavern.
ship
Isida Ingstrok
Do you know something about Bosper Jarnug?
The judge? Well, ye hear things… - He has his leanings, ye know. - No’ just wenches, but lads, too… I don’t rightly know. There’s a lot ye hear, and ye don’t know what tae believe!
persons
Do you know something about Swafnir children?
Many Swafnir children gather in a village on the Gevri island where they are cared for by Swafnir devotees.
Swafnir
Hane Timpski
Do you know something about the guild and its tradesmaster?
I say, now, the guild. I do think that Ui Chearghail is up to something big. It’s been awful quiet about the guild lately. It’s the quiet before the storm, is what I say.
persons
Ondwina Gesse
Do you know something about the guild and its tradesmaster?
That crowd keeps the guards on their toes, I tell you! I even heard that some of them tried to enter the castle by the sewers not too long ago!
persons
Ardor Zitenau, Elimar Harder
Do you know something about the guild or the tradesmaster?
Now, tradesmaster Lothur Ui Chearghail’s sentencing was probably arbitrary. You can’t tell me, someone who’d build up an organization like the guild, would be stupid enough to get caught that easily - no way!
persons
Wulf Larenson
Do you know something about the guild or the tradesmaster?
Lothur was too successful is all. He was starting to scare the competition, yer health! Then suddely they say he’s in cahoots with them pirates, but let me tell ye, that’s fabricated: Not a blemish to his reputation for years, and suddenly he’s made out to be a fair demon from the Nether Hells!
persons
Darian Zandor, Joruna Wirselin, Tanit Keres
Do you know something about the guild or the tradesmasters?
Lothur Ui Chearghail was very successful, and that was bound to encourage envy. I’m sure he’s been framed by his competitors. And they’ve dug their own graves by doing it!
persons
Ishtan Hollerow
Do you know something about the judge?
Bosper Jarnug’s a crook. The only thing he’s interested in when proclaiming sentence is his own profit. There’s many a one been arrested only so he could have his way with them.
persons
Fagrisa Ugradin, Florindel Gentlewave, Ilvina Endares, Ingram son of Utzlesch, Jadwina Greenston, Merchant, Quenia Stardust, Widow Kysira
Do you know something about the Orcs we don’t?
Part of the Orcish army has moved into the Finsterkamm and is making trouble there.
orcs
‘Snitch’, Captain, Ingolf Kanborn, Merchant, Tronde Ismanson, Vothan Dengeler
Do you know something about the Orcs we don’t?
There is an Orcish general who has his headquarters somewhere in the Rhorwhed.
orcs
Brother Praiodan, Dietgel Fridgard, Merchant, Peraida Hender, Risch-Adad sâl Alriq-Ninurta, The Svelltdalian
Do you know something about the Orcs we don’t?
Gods are unknown to the Orcs. They themselves are a scourge of the Gods for our sins.
orcs
‘The Boar’, Andira Vaskjost, Artherion, Grabosch Guidon, Korima of Attica
Do you know something about the orcs we don’t?
I’ve come across one just recently — after felling him with my trusted sword.
orcs
Boronje Tiszauer, Isidore Sanderstein, Wonderland
Do you know something about the orcs we don’t?
I do hope relief forces will arrive soon to rid us of that orcish scum.
orcs
Eolan Vanderen, Gorben Westfar, Kornax de Rysvik
Do you know something about the orcs we don’t?
The orcs don’t have any kind of discipline. All we have to do is wait until they start fighting over the loot.
orcs
Guard at South Gate, Halina Hartnam
Do you know something about the orcs we don’t?
Those orcs may think they can starve us to death, but that’s where they’re wrong!
orcs
Caerleon, Galiel Finchfern, Rhiana Clouddancer
Do you know something about the orcs we don’t?
The orcs have always been our enemies, even before humans appeared.
orcs
Boronian Stonemason, Hella Skarpenberg, Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir, Master Deringorn
Do you know something about the orcs we don’t?
Just let them come here if they want their clocks polished!
orcs
Angroscha
Do you know something about the orcs we don’t?
The orcs won’t be able to spread in the mountains. I suspect there will be some of my people along soon to get us all out of this mess.
orcs
Ariona Silverdew, Garescha, daughter of Gella, Jasgard Elsingor
Do you know something about the orcs we don’t?
There have always been orcs in the Blood Peaks, but now there are rumors about a second army gathering there to aid the blackpelt troops at the Svellt.
orcs
Yanis Treublatt, Yeto Orbegast
Do you know something about the pirates, perhaps?
Of course I do, there are regular announcements by the city corporation. According to them, the problem will be solved within a few days!
pirates
Caya Sennscheid, Igen, son of Igrim
Do you know something about the pirates?
There’s always been pirates in this area. But lately, a large number of them have built a base on the isle of Sorrek, just a few hours from Riva.
pirates
Ahren Runolfson, Jette Hafgebel
Do you know something about the pirates?
Sure, everybody’s talking about them! The pirates have plundered and sunk several trading vessels. To add insult to injury, now they’ve settled on an island right in front of town!
pirates
Sina Leska
Do you know something about the rat-catcher, by any chance?
Xebbert Dürbann is a dubious character. People say he’s taken up his profession because he shuns the light of day. But he is thoroughly loyal to the corporation. He’s even led whole guard squadrons through the sewers.
persons
Skyvaheri Rotkenner
Do you know something about the stone structure to the East of here?
They call it Tenjos. It looks as though it was built by some giant master! Many people who tried to investigate it, had disappeared there. You should avoid this place. Sa, iama’han zerza!
travel
Rahjane
Do you know something about the tradesmaster?
No, he hasn’t paid us a visit yet, or if he was, we didn’t recognize him. But he wouldn’t have been disappointed…
persons
Hesindian
Do you know something interesting about the Nivesian folk?
Rarely, a Nivesian has a condition known as the ‘Wolf Blood’. Such Nivesians have a particularly strong affinity to wolves, as well as physical traits that resemble them, such as sharper teeth, yellow eyes or fur. They can also occasionally outright transform into a wolf, though they remain in complete control of themselves during the transformation. They are not cursed werewolves by any means and are considered sacred by the shamans of the Nivesians, as envoys between the Nivesian tribes and the sky wolves. Many Nivesians with Wolf Blood become shamans themselves, or respected advisers.
peoples
Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
Do you know Stipen, the boy from this college?
Well, of course. Why? Just wondering if he’s doing alright. Yes. Though we hardly communicate. He’s not a bright student, if you ask me.
persons
Gernot Toberen
Do you know Tarik at all?
He’s an old acquaintance of ours. We’ve had to deal with him a lot before he changed sides!
persons
Leta Notjes
Do you know Tarik at all?
Tarik works for the judge, or at least we’re hoping he hasn’t changed sides again. There’s enough people keeping an eye on him, I’m not going to get involved in that as well!
persons
Wolfman Lustbader
Do you know Tarik?
Who doesn’t? But the best thing, if you want to know something about Tarik, is you put some Ducats in his hand, and ask him in person. If the price is right, Tarik won’t lie to you — joke, hehehe!
persons
Eran Dorgan
Do you know Tarik?
Yes, the man knows a good deal, and he sells what he knows, for good money. You can make quite a living that way in a city as big as Riva.
persons
Ardor Zitenau
Do you know Tarik?
Tarik is well-known in town. - And not just since he’s been working for the judge. He used to be Riva’s most wanted thief and fraud.
persons
Belona Huisdorn
Do you know Tarik?
Sure love, there’s nobody in town doesn’t. You want to know anything in particular, you go see him. All you need is the right amount of cash!
persons
Cyber Vorlopdan
Do you know Tarik?
Now here’s a strange thing about that fellow: everybody knows he’s spying on people for the judge, but his contacts with his former companions seem to have survived quite intact. Oh? What did Tarik do, then, before he started spying for the judge? A well-known thief and con-man — that’s what he was! The judge sentenced him for it, but only to a 500 Ducat fine. Everybody thought the judge had lost his mind, but that was a shrewd move of his: Bosper Jarnug couldn’t wish for a better informer. Tarik really knows his way around Riva’s underworld.
persons
Jisila Bardenberg
Do you know Tarik?
Yes! And if you know him, too, it casts a doubtful light on your own character!
persons
Maren Aberdan
Do you know Tarik?
Yes, he’s not exactly popular, but of course he get’s served just like anybody else. - Actually, I think he’s kind of cute, even though I don’t know much about him. But then, it’s nothing to with us what he does outside…
persons
Haffel Gulek, Ondwina Gesse
Do you know Tarik?
Tarik?! He’s got a table all his own in the ‘Harbour Maid’.
persons
Darian Zandor
Do you know Tarik?
Two-tongued - twice paid, if you get my drift.
persons
Ardo Wintercold
Do you know Tarik?
Hah, there’s no stopping him. After we finally had him cornered, he just changed sides. - Mind you, I wonder what he’s planning to do if something like that should happen again…
persons
Boronian Stonemason
Do you know Tarik?
I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find him lying beneath my axe tomorrow. That guy’s been a crook from day one.
persons
Ishtan Hollerow
Do you know Tarik?
You shouldn’t get involved with that shady character. He’s in cahoots with the judge.
persons
Jurge Torfinson, Tilsa Gulek
Do you know Tarik?
Sure I do, who doesn’t?! But don’t put too much trust in him! With Tarik, you can never tell which side he’s on!
persons
Leta Notjes
Do you know Tarik?
He’s supposed to be working for the judge, but there’s the possibility he’s double-crossing us. At least his tips haven’t been much help to us.
persons
Patras Ulfaran
Do you know Tarik?
Hmm, yes! A shady character that. Supposedly, he’s spying for the judge, but I don’t trust that. I’ve had this job for a long time, and I’ve had to deal with that Tarik often enough before his abrupt conversion!
persons
Helmar Birkenau, Salix Musker
Do you know Tarik?
Of course I do, everybody does! He’s supposed to be working for Bosper Jarnug, but I don’t think anybody really trusts him, not even the judge!
persons
Idra Kormin
Do you know that fellow, Tarik?
Now there’s a crook for you. He may be ‘freelancing’ for the judge these days, but I still wouldn’t trust him out of my eyesight!
persons
Ginya Ingborn, Moria, the Wise
Do you know the local miller Artherion?
Artherion? He left after his mill burned down. He was quite lucky he managed to get out of it in time, that’s for sure. Anyway, he left town after that, and has never shown his face around here since then.
persons
Maren Aberdan
Do you know the rat-catcher at all?
Oh yes. Rumors to the contrary, he’s quite a clean fellow. He was a customer here every so often. Have you seen him recently? No. I think he retired. And what about the new rat-catcher, Tolsa Fernel? Oh, her. She settled in Lower Wyk and never comes here. They say she has a large luxurious marble bath pool in her house all to herself, so she might not need to.
persons
Charinje Elmsjen, Helmar Birkenau
Do you know the rat-catcher at all?
No, I haven’t met her yet.
persons
Elimar Harder
Do you know the rat-catcher at all?
No, I’ve only heard of him.
persons
Gernot Toberen
Do you know the rat-catcher at all?
The guy has disappeared. Left his workshop unattended. We had to shut the windows to prevent the outcasts from breaking in. And there are all kinds of poisons inside.
persons
Kalman Gerrich
Do you know the rat-catcher at all?
Xebbert? Definitely. We didn’t bother him, and he didn’t bother us. So far, we’ve been getting along just fine. There are some weird rumors about him, since he got missing. But I am sure, it’s just a load of rubbish. Or do you mean the new rat-catcher? Funny thing, we have never seen her in the sewers.
persons
Salix Musker
Do you know the rat-catcher at all?
Since Xebbert Dürban got missing, we get a lot of complaints from people. They claim that they saw him turn into… some kind of a were-creature.
persons
Ilke Ehrwald
Do you know the rat-catcher, by any chance?
Wha’, do I look like I’d spend my time wi’ ratters?
persons
Hane Timpski, Movert Welzelin
Do you know the rat-catcher, maybe?
No, I’ve never met him. But there’s a lot of talk about the rat-catcher. I don’t know, either it’s all just bull, or the guy really is strange. They say he was absent for several months, and got even stranger when he got back.
persons
Danow Wolpjes
Do you know the rat-catcher?
Well, I’ve seen him on the streets, but I wouldn’t say that I ‘know’ him.
persons
Elya Ords
Do you know the rat-catcher?
Xebbert Dürbann? Now, you don’t get to see him often, he’s at work mostly. A very pleasant fellow, though, I really don’t see what people could hold against him.
persons
Hjalka Oddosdotter
Do you know the rat-catcher?
No. Why should I? Do you think I spend my time cruising the sewers?
persons
Igen, son of Igrim
Do you know the rat-catcher?
Nay.
persons
Ondwina Gesse
Do you know the rat-catcher?
No, I’ve no idea what the man does all the time. I certainly haven’t seen him inside the tavern.
persons
Quendan Sandström
Do you know the rat-catcher?
You know, I’ve met him once, by chance. - Didn’t even recognize him at first. I’d always thought that’d have to be a strange fellow, crawling about below ground all the time. - But he looked quite normal. Goes to show, doesn’t it?
persons
Rahjane
Do you know the rat-catcher?
Well, he hasn’t shown up here yet, cutey! We don’t have rats, praise the Twelve!
persons
Tarsinion
Do you know the rat-catcher?
I’ve never spoken to him, but I have seen him occasionally. He appears to be a nice guy, although some people avoid him.
persons
Wolfman Lustbader
Do you know the rat-catcher?
Yes, I used to see him at the baths now and then. I was surprised at first. Used to think he likes filth, the way he’s crawling around in it down there every day. Hehehe. Did you know there is a new rat-catcher in Riva? Her name is Tolsa Fernel. Oh, really? Hehehe. Is she pretty?
persons
Rahjane, Yanis Treublatt
Do you know the rat-catcher?
No, I don’t get involved with people like that.
persons
Yeto Orbegast
Do you know the rat-catcher?
The Gods help me, no! The things you hear about him are quite sufficient for me!
persons
Zyla Horger
Do you know the rat-catcher?
No, I’ve never had reason to see him.
persons
Susa Fredor, Suschin Tranjung
Do you know the rat-catcher?
Not in person, no.
persons
Susa Fredor
Do you know the rat-catcher?
The werewolf? You be careful! He’s in league with the arch-demons!
persons
Ahren Runolfson
Do you know the rat-catcher?
Barely! He’s guided a search squad under my command through the sewers once, but we didn’t get to talking. I guess he knew the whole enterprise was a complete waste of time as well as we did, so neither of us was in a talkative mood. Have you heard anything about him, since he disappeared? The usual nonsense… about him showing up once in while as a werewolf, biting off street cats’ heads… Don’t you believe them? The man looks at you with an expression of sarcastic tiredness.
persons
Andra Solvasdotter, Patras Ulfaran
Do you know the rat-catcher?
Do you mean the new rat-catcher? Her name is Tolsa Fernel and she lives in the Lower Wyk. Her house looks unassuming from the outside, but inside it is luxuriously furnished. And she orders things from the most expensive craftsmen in Aventuria. That’s all I know about her so far. And what about the old rat-catcher? As for Xebbert, the guy was okay. He mostly took care of business and didn’t bother us. But he has disappeared. Has anyone seen him since then? Well… there are some odd rumors about him turning into a ghoul and hunting stray animals at night… But there always have been weird rumors about him.
persons
Ardo Wintercold
Do you know the rat-catcher?
Only from what I’ve heard about him. I think he’s more comfortable down in the sewers than up here in town. There’s a manhole right next to his place, so you hardly get to see him.
persons
Brand Garaldson
Do you know the rat-catcher?
No, I don’t bother with scum like that!
persons
Dimeloe Lutesong
Do you know the rat-catcher?
A bit. He’s quite sociable, but rarely seen.
persons
Feyaria
Do you know the rat-catcher?
I have seen him a few times, but I wouldn’t say I know him. You hear a lot of things about him, but that’s mostly proof that people are more prone to use their mouth than their brains.
persons
Grimor Arados
Do you know the rat-catcher?
Fortunately, I’ve never met him at night. The guy’s a werewolf, no doubt about it, but no-one’s been able to prove it yet.
persons
Ishtan Hollerow, Roelfu Neumasunden
Do you know the rat-catcher?
Xebbert was a harmless fellow, interested in naught but his darlings, the rats. Some people say he was eaten by rats, others say he just retired. No one knows for sure. The new rat-catacher is a woman. She lives somewhere in the Lower Wyk. That is all I know so far.
persons
Patras Ulfaran
Do you know the rat-catcher?
Yes, well, it would probably be an exaggeration to claim I know him, with him busy in the sewers all day. I just know he was doing a fine job.
persons
Darian Zandor
Do you know what happened to the rat-catcher?
I haven’t seen him for a long time. The windows in his workshop are shut. I hope the fella has just retired. He was a decent alchemist, you know? Did you know there is a new rat-catcher in town? A woman, living not far from here. Oh, that woman? I saw her moving in. I’d never say she’s a rat-catcher — her furniture looks quite… exquisite.
persons
Roglima the Great, Xobert Zornbrecht
Do you know what the [artifact] Salamander Stone is?
That’s an extremely rare kind of ore. Excellent for forgework that’s meant to contain magic.
artifacts
Artherion, Brother Inradon, Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
I only know it belongs to Ingerimm, but I am not sure about that. And he is said to be deadly serious about his belongings.
artifacts
Inradon Xermosch
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
Old tales tell, the elves once brought some of the Salamander ore here to have the Salamander Stone forged inside our pit.
artifacts
Florindel Gentlewave, Isidara Sinbar, Lynissel Mistcarver
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
There’s a forest path splits off from main road a bit south of Hillhouse that goes to the bank of the Lorsol. Across the stream are various paths up into the Salamander Stones, but only the elves can find their way there.
mountains
Alrik Abelmir Anderweg, Antharon, Brother Traviadan, Zuliana Saldek
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
What’s it supposed to be? I don’t know my way around the Salamander Stones.
artifacts
Berman Helmisch, Dergam, son of Duglim, Nikifor Wartenberg
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
It’s a special precious ore from the Salamander Stones. It is very difficult to get, but for forging artifacts, it’s without a doubt the best material I know.
artifacts
Ilvina Endares, Vothan Dengeler
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
That ole chestnut! They say there’s usable ore in those elf mountains, but you gotta be off your rocker to believe that.
artifacts
Alvinia Zuliban, Dimiona Adingor, Ronar Northerstone, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
What is that supposed to be? Maybe you better ask someone learned about that.
artifacts
Duridanya Zornbrecht, Falkert Duberwin
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
I had a dagger of salamander ore once, a magnificent piece at least a thousand years old. These days, of course, salamander ore isn’t used anymore - apparently the supplies have run out. A real pity.
artifacts
Darian Zandor, Eldariel Raindreamer, Farmion vom Kvill
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
It’s a legend, unfortunately no more. It is said that a powerful magic is centered on the stone that can unite whole peoples and create an atmosphere of peace. Where it came from? Supposedly, the stone is held by a mounting of dwarven manufacture, but whoever heard of a single artifact made by elves and dwarves both?!
artifacts
Brin Vaskendantz, Eolanda Sinzig, Kysira, Parinor Vormtann
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
I don’t know anything about that. Go ask Jhaell.
artifacts
Caerleon, Jhaell Startrail
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
I heard about a special elvish artifact being in town. I’m certain Ailian has something to do with it. Ailian? This Ailian is a strange fellow. He seems to get along better with Dwarves and Men these days than he does with his own people. These last months, Ailian has changed a lot. My guess is his soul is stricken. That kind of suffering is very hard to cure.
artifacts
Niodara Egenbrand
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
A highly interesting artifact. It should be given over to the Goddess’s protection to prevent its use for lesser purposes!
artifacts
Thousand Desires, Ulfried Gundahl
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
You better ask an elf about that.
artifacts
Black Jandora, Klonballa Sjopkewitz
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
It’s a real fine establishment. I’m a friend of the proprietress.
artifacts
Torik Jostran
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
That’s a nobler place than our dive here. Well, of course it is — situated right next to the Rahja Park.
artifacts
Eslam Eiderstein, Guard at North Gate
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
Ooh, you prefer a fancier dive, do you?!
artifacts
Galiel Finchfern
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
Don’t you agree that I picked a pretty name for my place?!
artifacts
Hella Skarpenberg
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
Well! If my humble establishment isn’t good enough for you — you are welcome to leave.
artifacts
Alara Zanderod
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
Unfortunately, there is no more salamander ore.
artifacts
Umora Miral
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
A legend of the Elves mentions a special stone able to strengthen the friendship between the peoples. It must be a truly ancient artifact.
artifacts
Hagebar, son of Haralda, Haldara Alberg
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
There is a special kind of ore from the Salamander Stones that’s particularly suitable for magical artifacts — sadly, the supplies ran out thousands of years ago, and these days finds are extremely rare.
artifacts
Garescha, daughter of Gella
Do you know what the Salamander Stone is?
There already have been strangers here, asking me about that. Really? The strangers who asked me about the Salamanderstone. Once I heard they came from the Orc Lands. Probably they returned there though I don’t think it’s very cozy there this times.
artifacts
Andira Vaskjost, Hella Vandemor, Ingolf Mengardson, Isidore Sanderstein, Rogard Gernebsen
Do you know what the Star Trail is?
The biggest Temple of the Fox is at Tiefhusen. Star Trail is part of the temple treasure.
Phex
Praiodane Warsing
Do you know where to find Artherion?
They say he lives somewhere up north or east far into the middle of the Barrens, but those are probably just rumors. After all, how would they know? In any case, he is said to refuse to talk to anybody.
persons
Ardo Wintercold, Idra Kormin, Kalman Gerrich
Do you know whose monument is at Nivilaukaju shrine?
It is said to be a Nivesian woman petrified by Liska, the Sky Wolf. A karen is sacrificed here for every new moon to appease the Sky Wolves.
persons
Ariona Silverdew, Ginya Ingborn, Herbalist, Herbalist, Jhaell Startrail, Joruna Wirselin, Lynissel Mistcarver, Moria, the Wise, Parinor Vormtann, Quenia Stardust, Sister Druffin
Do you know your way around poisons?
If you ever get a real dose of poison into you, you might want to try your luck with magic.
poisons
Daleone Morningdew, Gerlanje, Ginya Ingborn, Herbalist, Herbalist, Irion, Jhaell Startrail, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Kysira, Lynissel Mistcarver, Rumhild Rohalsdottir, Sister Druffin
Do you know your way around poisons?
Olgin root — and you’ll be safe for some days afterward.
poisons
Gerlanje, Ginya Ingborn, Herbalist, Herbalist, Joruna Wirselin, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Parinor Vormtann, Rumhild Rohalsdottir, Sister Druffin, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
Do you know your way around poisons?
You might try taking menchal. It helps somewhat.
poisons
Belona Huisdorn, Herbalist, Herbalist, Irion, Parinor Vormtann, Sister Druffin, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima, Widow Kysira
Do you know your way around poisons?
Some poisons will kill you, but there’s only a few of those. Now, of course, if you’re wounded…
poisons
Fredo Bloodleaf, Rohel Gumbaldson
Do you know your way around poisons?
Nah, you’ve come to the wrong person to ask about that.
poisons
‘Grimace’, Salkya Zumdick, Ugdalf Abelmin
Do you know your way around poisons?
Godforsaken alchemistic brews. I don’t want anything to do with that.
poisons
Ariona Silverdew, Belona Huisdorn, Elidana Weiden, Ernbrecht Tralloper, Gerlanje, Herbalist, Herbalist, Irion, Jhaell Startrail, Joruna Wirselin, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Kysira, Quenia Stardust, Sister Druffin, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
Do you know your way around poisons?
Belmart is quite a potent cure for some poisons.
poisons
Belona Huisdorn, Daleone Morningdew, Ernbrecht Tralloper, Gerlanje, Herbalist, Herbalist, Irion, Joruna Wirselin, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Kysira, Moria, the Wise, Sister Druffin
Do you know your way around poisons?
Shurin bulb is the base ingredient of many blade poisons.
poisons
Tarik
Do you know your way around this town?
Why, certainly! After all, I’ve been living here for years. Maybe you can tell us a bit about the place then? Well, Riva is the only harbor town of the Svellt League, as far as that still exists. After all, the orcs have nearly killed trade here. Many of the northern merchants seem just a step away from bankruptcy, but if you take a closer look, you see they’re actually raking it in. Don’t you know a bit more about the town? Things are a bit tense at the moment. There’s a growing antipathy towards the holberks, even though they give no cause for it. And the guards have been stubbornly, but unsuccessfully, searching for the guild’s tradesmaster for months. So, what’s interesting in town? Well, you can forget the old watchtower. The rumors circulating about it are calculated misinformation. It keeps the place free of sightseers, so we can use it to assemble from time to time! Is there anything else of interest? Down south, beyond the city limits, a black mage is plying his trade. He’s a disgusting blemish on our town. They say he’s experimenting on animals, trying to create chimaeras. If the tower he lives in weren’t so far out and hard to get to, the good citizens of this town would have put an end to it long ago! What else has Riva got to offer? Well now, there are the various entertainment venues: The ‘Rapture’, the public baths, and various taverns. As far as the sights are concerned, you can find out lots of things in city hall. There’s an information office there. What else is new? That Mandara has been sighted again. Unfortunately, not all our people have survived the encounter. - To be sure, the lady is starting to be a real nuisance, but leave that to us.You better try to get at the holberks. If you want to find out anything about the orcs, you can’t avoid dealing with them! What else is new? Tarik tells you some of the current gossip: who’s doing it with whom, who’s not doing it any more and who’s doing it in general… -of course, it’s all drivel if you don’t know the people involved.
Riva
Rahjania
Do you like working in this place?
I have expensive addictions, if you know what I mean. I have to take on any job.
work
Quenia Stardust
Do you really believe there’s unnatural creatures haunting the sewers?
Not really! Then again… the rat-catcher’s carrying a protective charm. I wonder if there’s a special reason for that. After all, he knows his way around down there better than any of us.
Riva
Inradon Xermosch
Do you still have the key to the mine?
Oh no, no, no. I was silly enough to lend the key to tall folk once. Won’t happen again!
dungeons
Elimar Harder, Nurinai Gorbas
Do you think it possible the Holberks could be behind the orc uprising?
No, the Holberks are much too docile to incite the orcs.
holberks
Nurinai Gorbas, Salix Musker
Do you think the Holberkians are orchestrating the orc uprising?
Where did you get that idea? I don’t think the orcs are going to take orders from anybody.
holberks
Danow Wolpjes
Do you think the holberks are behind the orc uprising?
What? The holberks? No, no, pals - you’d need brains for something like that. To be honest with you, I wouldn’t think anybody in this town is up to that, not even Bosper, and that fellow really has his finger in every pot.
holberks
Ardo Wintercold
Do you think the holberks are behind the orc uprising?
No. See, there’s almost no-one but holberks in my neighborhood. And I’m not in the least unhappy about it, ‘cause they’re basically quiet, peaceful fellows, much easier to live with than some of my other neighbors. Of course, I can expect to be the only human left in this quarter in a while, because all that blackpelt talk has made most of my human neighbors pack up and move somewhere else.
holberks
Dimeloe Lutesong
Do you think the Holberks are behind the orc uprising?
No, the orcs would never listen to strangers!
holberks
Feyaria
Do you think the Holberks are behind the orc uprising?
No, I’d say that’s out of the question. The orcs may be short of laudable characteristics otherwise, but they do have their pride and won’t let anybody boss them around. They’d be much more likely to lord it over the Holberks than obey their commands.
holberks
Jurge Torfinson
Do you think the Holberks are behind the orc uprising?
No, I’m pretty sure you’re barking up the wrong tree there. The Holberks aren’t all that bright, but apart from that they’re okay!
holberks
Parinor Meral
Do you think the Holberks are behind the orc uprising?
No, I don’t believe that for a minute!
holberks
Hjalka Oddosdotter
Do you think the holberks are involved with the orc uprising?
Hard to say. I wouldn’t think so, really, unless they’ve got quite a bit more brains than you’d say from looking at them!
holberks
Ahren Runolfson, Desmoda Truespring
Do you think the Holberks are the brains behind the orc uprising?
No, of course not. As far as the blackpelts are concerned, the Holberks are inferior, they’d never take orders from them!
holberks
Boronian Stonemason
Do you think the Holberks are the brains behind the orc uprising?
I can’t really imagine that. Then again, who knows? They are together all the time.
holberks
Zyla Horger
Do you think the Holberks could be behind the orc uprising?
No, I can’t really believe that, the Holberks are so quiet and unassuming…
holberks
Charinje Elmsjen
Do you think the Holberks could be behind the orc uprising?
Somebody has to be behind it, the orcs couldn’t possibly have developed and executed such a strategy on their own. The Holberkians have quite close contact with the orcs. Makes it fairly obvious they’ve made the orcs rise and attack us, doesn’t it now?!
holberks
Grimor Arados
Do you think the Holberks could be behind the orc uprising?
That’s obvious, isn’t it. Who else hangs around with those blackpelts all the time?
holberks
Idra Kormin
Do you think the Holberks could be behind the orc uprising?
I wouldn’t be surprised myself, if the whole town would be orc territory one morning, and no-one knew who’d opened the gates to them.
holberks
Movert Welzelin
Do you think the Holberks could be behind the orc uprising?
Wouldn’t surprise me!
holberks
Ilke Ehrwald
Do you think the holberks could have anything to do with the orc uprising?
Nay, they’re harmless!
holberks
Suschin Tranjung
Do you think the holberks have anything to do with the orc uprising?
Who knows? But those fellows can hold their liquor, I tell you. - Well, I guess they’d have to: just look at what they’ve got for women… I certainly wouldn’t be caught going home to something like that while being sober!
holberks
Kalman Gerrich
Do you think the Holberks have been behind the orc uprising?
It’s quite conceivable that the orc wars are orchestrated by some unknown group, but certainly not by the Holberks!
holberks
Darian Zandor
Do you think the Holberks have orchestrated the orc uprising?
No. I don’t know that much about the holberks, but there’s one thing they have in common with their cousins, the orcs. Neither is troubled by genius-like intelligence!
holberks
Rhiana Clouddancer, Susa Fredor
Do you think the Holberks might be behind the orc uprising?
No, impossible, the Holberks couldn’t do something like that!
holberks
Susa Fredor
Do you think the Holberks might be behind the orc uprising?
I don’t care whether the Holberks agitate the orcs or not. I don’t care if the blackpelts take the entire empire. We’ve got our own problems here at Riva!
holberks
Andra Solvasdotter
Do you think the Holberks might be behind the orc uprising?
No-one in this town really knows what the Holberks get up to. But it’s certain they couldn’t order the blackpelts around.
holberks
Gernot Toberen
Do you think the Holberks might be behind the orc uprising?
No, the Holberks are a quiet, peaceful lot. I wish everyone were like that!
holberks
Imion Silverbreath
Do you think the Holberks might be behind the orc uprising?
No, the orcs would never listen to the Holberks!
holberks
Patras Ulfaran
Do you think the Holberks might be behind the orc uprising?
No, actually you might call the Holberks model citizens: calm, industrious, and modest! Most of the people who claim the Holberks are selling us out to the orcs shouldn’t be throwing stones, really. You know, glass houses and so on.
holberks
Leta Notjes
Do you think the orc uprising could have been orchestrated by the Holberks?
No. Unthinkable! The Holberks are good-natured to the point of seeming like simpletons. They wouldn’t even think of anything like that, much less be able to actually do it.
holberks
Leta Notjes
Do you think the orc uprising was orchestrated by the Holberks?
No. Ridiculous! The Holberks are good-natured to the point of seeming like simpletons. They wouldn’t even think of something like that, much less actually turn the thought into practice.
holberks
Eleana of Arivor, Rohel Gumbaldson
Do you think the orcs and Holberkians are in bed with each other, too?
Ah yes, they have a five-year-plan, at the end of which the entire Northlands will be theirs. With the eight-year-plan following that, they’ll take the Central Empire! Half a century from now, they’ll own all of Avernturia, and half a millenium from now, all of Dere. Provided they keep breeding at their present rate! Perfectly ludicrous. It’s hard enough to teach them to speak, but to imagine that they actually make plans?!
holberks
Tarsinion
Do you think the orcs and holberks are conspiring against the city?
No, how could that be? People who claim something like that haven’t the slightest knowledge of orcs and their customs!
holberks
Ardo Wintercold, Elya Ords, Eran Dorgan, Jurge Torfinson, Yanis Treublatt
Do you think the orcs are going to attack Riva?
You know, a lot of people believe the holberks have a hand in the orcs gathering, but me, I’m more of the opinion that it’s the holberks’ living here that’s stopped the orcs from attacking this town so far.
orcs
Salix Musker
Do you think there are monsters below the ground?
No. I’ve been down there a few times, because of the guild. There definitely aren’t any monsters in the sewers. We’d have found evidence of that if there were.
Riva
Hane Timpski
Do you think there are monsters in the sewers?
I say, monsters? There is quite a lot of things going on in the sewers lately, I know. The guild is wandering about down there, the guards are patrolling them, and the rat-catcher is thoroughly at home in its tunnels… But I haven’t heard anything about monsters down there, not yet I haven’t!
Riva
Jurge Torfinson
Do you think there are monsters in the sewers?
No. But the guild has set up shop there.
Riva
Grimor Arados
Do you think there are monsters living beneath the city?
Where else? I bet they are responsible for the rat-catcher’s disappearance!
Riva
Grusam the Shipwright, Igen, son of Igrim
Do you think there are monsters underground?
Nay, I’ve worked in enough mines in my day to tell you the worst thing that dwells down there is digger gnomes, and they’re harmless enough - takes just a blow or three with your axe, and the problem is solved.
Riva
Patras Ulfaran
Do you think there are monsters underground?
No. I’ve been down in the sewers myself quite often, and believe me, there aren’t even rats down there.
Riva
Danow Wolpjes
Do you think there are strange creatures below the city?
Now, a part of me wants to reply, ‘No, that’s load of hooey!’ But then again, there have been a lot of mysterious goings-on in this town lately!
Riva
Susa Fredor
Do you think there might be monsters down in the sewers?
Might? What do you mean ‘might’? It’s high time the guards do their duty and clean up below the streets! What kind of a city is this, where werewolves and vampires can come climbing out of the sewers at night to murder innocent citizens, and the guards stand by and do nothing?!
Riva
Ondwina Gesse, Training Officer
Do you think there’s a connection between the holberks and the orcs?
Well, nobody could possibly deny a family resemblance between them! Apart from that… holberks and blackpelts trade with each other. It’s like this: the Riva traders don’t want to deal with the orcs on the one hand, but on the other hand, there’s a Ducat or five to be made trading with the blackpelts, and they don’t want to miss out on that either. And those simple holberks are perfect for use as middlemen!
holberks
Rahjane
Do you think there’s a conspiracy of the holberks and the orcs?
I wouldn’t know anything about that, just that everybody’s saying there is!
holberks
Susa Fredor
Do you think there’s monsters down in the sewers?
I wouldn’t imagine there’s anything down there but rats. Why don’t you ask the city rat-catcher, he should know.
Riva
Gernot Toberen
Do you think there’s monsters down in the sewers?
No, if there were, the rat-catcher would have reported it to us for sure. Also, the guild would have looked for a different hideout.
Riva
Brand Garaldson
Do you think there’s monsters living in the sewers?
If there are any, it can’t be all that many. Even the most gruesome creatures need something to eat.
Riva
Cuil ui Irian, Farling Ailriksfeuer, Old Whaler
Does fishing flourish in Enqui?
Since the change of power, the Thorwalers have been constantly patrolling the coast and keeping a close eye on the fish we catch. As if the whale can be washed up on the shallows. These dumb whale worshipers just won’t leave us alone!
fishing
Farling Ailriksfeuer, Old Whaler, Roßwid, Wendeolf Gerber
Does fishing flourish in Enqui?
Since the Torwallers banned whaling, Enqui has been in decline and the local fishermen are in poverty.
fishing
Hjore von Beilunk, Ingulf Joosten, Old Whaler, Rahjanja, Wendeolf Gerber
Does fishing flourish in Enqui?
Enqui once used to be a whaling stronghold. The whalers were making decent money, but they were all executed by Thorwalers. Now the town is impoverished. Ordinary fishermen are starving, since whaling has been banned under penalty of death.
fishing
Wolfman Lustbader
Does Riva have anything of interest to offer?
Why, sure she does, Riva's a big city! Everybody finds something to his liking at the ‘Rapture’, for one. Or you could go the public baths, they got this cute blonde chick lately, straight from Thorwal. Boy, has she got talent… Hehehe! The fellow holds up both hands at a respectable distance from his chest and gives you a dirty grin.
Riva
Eleana of Arivor
Does Riva have anything of interest to offer?
Sure, the brothel is at the far southwest corner of town.
Riva
Ahren Runolfson
Does Riva have anything out of the ordinary?
Every now and then, there are reports of a haunting in the old watchtower by the harbor. For a while we suspected the guild of having a hide-out there, but we’ve searched the place several times without finding anything.
Riva
A Female Hermit, Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Thorin Bromkop
Does Salamander Stone ring a bell?
I remember, yes, yes, I remember. It’s a mighty artifact of understanding, if I’m not mistaken.
artifacts
Does the Golden Eye ring a bell?
It was once the greatest treasure of the dwarves in the Umrazim mine. It helped to detect gold and other precious metals inside the ore. But almost three thousands years ago the artifact was lost. LEARN MORE
artifacts
Yanis Treublatt
Does this town have anything special to offer?
That depends entirely on what you’re looking for! The woman throws a seductive glance in [short_name best=CH]’s direction!
Riva
Maren Aberdan, Wulf Larenson
Don’t the city guards do anything about the pirates?
Oh, there’s commando troops that have been trained for action against them, but they’re being held back. The council is hoping the guild and the pirates will wear each other down to where the guards’ll just have to clean up!
pirates
Sina Leska, Susann Heder
Enlighten us about Firun!
Up here in the north the White Hunter is revered more than in other regions of Aventuria. Only a small number of his priests can be found in a temple. Most are out in the wilds, braving the forces of nature.
Firun
Caerleon, Farmion vom Kvill, Galiel Finchfern, Jhaell Startrail
Ever heard of basilisks?
Basilisks, also known as toadspawn, or bha’za in Isdira, are serpent-like creatures that are many paces long and have a metallic crest on their head.
animals
Ever heard of beastingers?
They are playful and like to prank humans. They can cast spells, but only rarely use them. Often they behave like normal animals, to blend in.
fairies
Umora Miral
Ever heard of bird spiders?
According to some legends, bird spiders are spies of the Nameless One.
animals
Jasper Elkensiepen, Niorad Thornpicker, Zyla Horger
Ever heard of Borbarad Mosquitoes?
If killed while feeding, Borbarad mosquitoes inject a weak poison. Only magic can kill them harmlessly.
animals
Ariona Silverdew
Ever heard of Borbarad Mosquitoes?
These creatures were created as chimeras by the ‘Demon Master’ Borbarad, but what other creature was used besides a mosquito will always remain a mystery.
animals
Umora Miral
Ever heard of Borbarad Mosquitoes?
Borbarad mosquitoes are named after their creator. They suck the memories from people.
animals
Ever heard of creatures called Karamanthi?
These creatures are especially dangerous in packs, because they urge each other on.
demons
Umora Miral
Ever heard of crowned stags?
According to some legends, crowned stags dislike felines. As the tales go, an old stag once battled a cheetah on the prowl, and the crowned stag won the battle.
animals
Haka Gorening
Ever heard of eagles?
These birds are considered kings of the air, and their feathers have always been coveted.
animals
Ever heard of horned saurians?
Horned saurians can be trained to serve as mounts.
animals
Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
Ever heard of Ikanaria butterflies?
The high elves of Simyala bred Ikanaria butterflies. When their great city fell, the creatures escaped and spread all over Aventuria.
animals
Ever heard of Karamanthi?
These demons serve the icy hunter Nagrach.
demons
A powerfully good-looking priest, Alrik Abelmir Anderweg, Demian, Demion Vask, Desdira Falconbrook, Garescha, daughter of Gella, Guard at South Gate, Old Shepherd, The Blonde Fellow, Thousand Desires, Ulfried Gundahl, Umya Tjolgarn, Vistella Ebenborn
Ever heard of Lizard Men?
They hate music for some reason. And lay eggs! Weird creatures.
achaz
Jarada Enderfels
Ever heard of ongalo bulls?
Ongalo bulls live apart from herds and are more aggressive and more easily threatened than others. They often attack without apparent reason.
animals
Riva Salmonhaul
Ever heard of saber-toothed tigers?
When a saber-toothed tiger kills or incapacitates its prey, it drags the body to a safe place, such as a cave or even up a tree that it can climb. In such situations, it only drops its prey when badly wounded.
animals
Maren Gillisen
Ever heard of snow lurkers?
Injured snow-lurkers grow more aggressive and more dangerous, until they eventually become enraged.
animals
Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir, Rahjescha
Ever heard of snow lurkers?
These creatures from the Far North are hard to spot in snow and ice due to their white fur.
animals
Ever heard of the blossom fairies?
There are stories about corrupted blossom fairies that are among some of the Nameless One’s most terrible servants.
fairies
Ever heard of the Golden Eye?
The local dwarves love to tell this fairytale. Allegedly, their ancestors used to live in a town of pure gold. And they had an artifact that could discover gold under the rock masses. In my opinion, their legends are just nonsense! Imagine living in a town of pure gold — you will go blind, won’t ya?
artifacts
Mywara Alberg
Ever heard of war dogs?
War dogs do not normally flee, even when badly hurt.
animals
Belona Huisdorn
Ever heard of woolly rhinoceros?
A woolly rhinoceros defends its young to the death. Avoid threatening their young at all costs.
animals
Old Fisherman
Has anything peculiar happen to you while fishing?
Once my ol’ friend Ugo and I we were sitting on the bank of the river, drinking tea during a break between fishing. Suddenly we hear a shrill cry and see a falcon attacking a raven above the river, in several paces from us. I have never seen these feathered predators attack ravens before. The Svellt dale is full of easier and more tasty prey. Apparently this falcon was really hungry or for some other reason decided to teach raven a lesson. Nevertheless, he firmly grabbed the bird’s body with its claws, pulled it to the shallow water on the shore and pressed it to the bottom so that the raven was underwater and could not breathe. I stood up and approached the birds to see what’s going on. And then I accidentally slipped on a wet bolder and fell into the water nearby. This scared the falcon, and he flew away. After a while, the raven crawled ashore, shook itself off and also flew away. The same night, this raven came to me in a dream. He was talking! He called himself Boron’s messenger, thanked me for saving his life and promised that I would live for many, many more years. In the morning I told ol’ Ugo about my dream. He laughed at me so hard, his sides almost split. Nice bloke he was, Ugo… Shame he died 120 years ago.
fishing
Feyaria
Has anything special happened in Riva lately?
You keep hearing that the pirates have set up shop on Sorrek. These days, trading vessels tend to form a convoy to have a better chance of defending themselves.
Riva
Feyaria
Has anything special happened in Riva lately?
As far as Ariana’s death is concerned, nothing at all seems to be happening.
Riva
Imion Silverbreath
Has anything special occurred lately?
A lot of pets have disappeared. People think there’s a connection between that and the old tower outside of town, where a magician has been living for some time now.
Riva
Imion Silverbreath
Has anything special occurred lately?
What a question! Isn’t Ariana’s death mystery enough for you?
Riva
Helmar Birkenau, Nurinai Gorbas
Has anything unusual been happening in Riva lately?
There’s a lot of talk about pirates. But I think it’s all exaggeration, personally. There’s always been piracy in this area, and there are enough merchants who still put out to sea - so it can’t be that bad after all!
Riva
Eran Dorgan
Has anything unusual happened in Riva lately?
Apart from some people exhibiting very strange behavior… But Elaja will have told you about that already. There almost was a revolt when that Albernian tradesmaster was put on trial. And then, suddenly, came the news of his escape! It’s said he’s leading the guild now. For quite some time the actions of that organization have been directed against the authorities, making Ui Chearghail and the guild popular heroes!
Riva
Farfex Plotz
Have you ever actually seen any of the creatures haunting the sewers?
Me?! Gods forbid! I wouldn’t go down there. There’s more than enough who barely got away with their lives. There’s even said to be a vampire at large down there!
Riva
Suschin Tranjung
Have you ever been to the sewers?
Nah, what would I want there? There’s neither wenches nor beer down there!
persons
Have you ever heard of Phyxis of Festum?
The holy Phyxis of Mokosha stands in the temple at Festum. The nectar is collected in it and is used to supply the queens of the temple’s beehives. The effects of this honey are said to vary depending on how it is used. Sometimes it seems to have healing powers, other times it gives long life.
artifacts
Have you ever heard of Phyxis of Festum?
Legend has it that some thieves stole the Phyxis some time ago. The bodies of these thieves were found a short time later: covered all over with insect bites. The Phyxis, on the other hand, was back in its place as if nothing had happened.
artifacts
Have you ever heard of Phyxis of Festum?
This artfully decorated vessel is made of a strange horn or black ivory and decorated with strange ornaments.
artifacts
Have you ever heard of the children of Swafnir?
Swafnir’s children are born to lead Swafnir’s army in the eternal fight against Hranngar.
Swafnir
Nikifor Wartenberg, Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
Have you ever heard of the Golden Eye?
The golden eye is actually greenish, because it is an emerald lens enchanted with geode magic. It is called ‘golden’ only because looking through this lens allows you to detect precious metals deep inside the rock. It used to belong to the dwarfish clan of Aboralm, and it made them the wealthiest dwarf clan. But now the artifact is lost.
artifacts
Rahjala, Rahjalina
Have you ever met the orcs?
Yes. I had some experience. They are a bit rough for my taste — don’t know how to please a woman.
orcs
Have you ever seen goblins in the area?
No.
goblins
Florindel Gentlewave, Rino the Fisherman, Tatjan Ferjeff, Zerinka
Have you ever seen goblins?
Yes, there are many goblins in the area. Luckily for me they are not interested in fish much. Probably they don’t know how to scale it.
goblins
Antharon, Borumir Onderbourg, Demian, Demion Vask, Eslam Eiderstein, Falkert Duberwin, Guard at South Gate, Phexhilf Ogendrosch, Roglom, son of Radresch, Ulfried Gundahl, Vitus Gullits, Xobert Zornbrecht
Have you ever seen the swamp wallows?
That’s old wives’ tales.
peoples
Isidara Sinbar
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
I’m sure there is more about this subject to be found in the Imperial Library at Gareth but not here with me. Although I don’t think you’ll do that exhausting journey to our capital, just because of a silly book. Gareth is hundreds of miles away, you know, and the risk of bumping into an orcish patrol is extremely high these days.
travel
Rino the Fisherman, Tilsa Gulek
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
Before setting out on any journey, you should make sure you have the appropriate equipment and sufficient provisions.
travel
‘Snitch’, Widow Kysira
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
Travel? No, I can’t tell you anything about that, due to lack of any personal experience whatsoever.
travel
Duridanya Zornbrecht, Isidore Sanderstein, Thorin Bromkop
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
Travel? That’s a good one!
travel
Desdira Falconbrook
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
You won’t be able to do a lot of traveling right now. You’d be lucky if you manage to get out of town alive.
travel
Haka Gorening, Jandor Ungert
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
Do you plan on buying something or did you just come in to talk?
travel
Gravesh Priest, Thorescha
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
Not much room for traveling from here to the town wall.
travel
Brin Vaskendantz, Farmion vom Kvill, Niodara Egenbrand
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
There is supposed to be a secret exit from the town, but I consider that just cheap talk. Do you know some more about that escape tunnel? Yeah, well, long ago, a tunnel was supposed to run from here to the Svelltstone ruins, 10 miles long… but because the ground in this marshy area is to soft, the escape tunnel collapsed. Anyway, a 10-mile tunnel — that’s the stuff of dwarvish dreams.
travel
Roglima the Great, Torik Jostran, Umya Tjolgarn
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
They say one trader managed to force his way through the Orc siege posts with his wagon at the south gate and lived to tell the tale.
travel
Borumir Onderbourg, Phexhilf Ogendrosch
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
Where to? We are trapped!
travel
Demian, Demion Vask, Salkya Zumdick
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
Travel? You won’t be able to leave Lowangen for quite a while.
travel
Gorben Westfar, Osme Tuchhöfer
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
Better stay away from the Svellt Swamps!
travel
Falkert Duberwin, Halina Hartnam
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
To where - no one gets out of Lowangen.
travel
Alara Zanderod, Boronje Tiszauer
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
Most people prefer following the river to traveling along the mountains, even though those mountain paths are much safer. But where would you position yourselves to intercept someone? I bet it wouldn’t be in the mountains.
travel
Alrik Abelmir Anderweg
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
Ah, why don’t you try waltzin’ out the Gate — if it works, I’ll be coming right behind you.
travel
Officer of the Guard
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
Dispensing travel information is hardly our province. Now, do you have something of importance on your mind?
persons
Agdulf Merenbroth, Lippens the Duck
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
The’s none, no wi’the orcs out.
travel
Umora Miral
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling for a spell.
I have visited the temple in Sibra once. I wandered across Thasch to Arsingen and further through the eastern ridges of the Blood Peaks — it is a beautiful scenery.
travel
Peraidelen Parigon
Have you got a few winks for us? We want to go traveling!
If your party member has not endured the strains of adventures and has fallen unconscious, all is not lost. You can revive him through spells, healing potions or the skills of a healer. However, he is not able to eat and drink by himself. Simply provide him with some food and/or drinks.
travel
Elya Ords
Have you got a map of Sorrek Island by any chance?
Sorrek is one of the three islands north from Riva. They appear on my Gulf of Riva map I am currently working on. It is not finished yet, but you can take a peek. Elya unfolds the map and points to the island with her index finger.
trade
Elaja Karbeck
Have you heard about the monsters down in the sewers?
Have you heard about the monsters down in the sewers? You hear a lot these days, but there are very few actual eye-witnesses, and I have grave doubts about them having been sober at the time.
Riva
Hella Vandemor, Raul Zumendick
Have you heard about the recent attack?
Really, that could only have been an accident. Don’t you agree?!
town
Ardor Zitenau
Have you heard about the strange creatures down in the sewers?
Sheer nonsense! That’s just a gimmick to hush up a murder. If anybody’s found dead with peculiar markings in this town, it was a strange creature from the sewers that did it. And nobody bothers to look for the real killer!
Riva
Haldara Alberg, Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst
Have you heard any news from Lowangen lately?
Lowangen is under siege by the Orcs — no one gets out. I doubt those orcish siege posts will let any travelers through into town either. Will Lowangen outlive? What do you think? If Lowangen falls under the siege, things will look pretty bleak for the whole Svellt Dale.
Lowangen
Brother Inradon, Dugdolf the Fat, Halina Druffin, Irion, Mother Whitchild, Tronje Hasgarsson
Have you heard any news from Tjolmar lately?
There used to be almost fifty Dwarves living in Tjolmar up until a short time ago. Nowadays, there are only about ten left.
town
Brother Inradon, Fuhrfrau Fahrandin, Irion
Have you heard any news from Tjolmar lately?
Things went too far when the Orcs appeared. Apparently, it was something to do with an ancient artifact of Umrazim.
town
Daughter of the Hunter, Fuhrfrau Fahrandin, The First Hunter
Have you heard any news from Tjolmar lately?
You have to go see the pileworks there. I’m telling you they’re a real landmark.
town
Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Rahjane Elvefield
Have you heard any news from Tjolmar lately?
They have this establishment there, the “Red Lotus”, where you can get some real entertainment with your drinks.
town
Jandor
Have you heard any news from Tjolmar lately?
They had no war, as you know. I’m just wondering why the mood in that town is so tense all the same.
town
Angroscha, Hesindian, Lauriel Dewsparkle, Master Yendrion, Niodara Egenbrand, Xerinn
Have you heard any stories about basilisks?
Stories tell of a legendary basilisk created by Pardona the Dark Elf around 3000 years before the Fall of Bosparan. Named the Basilisk King by tis victims, this creature singlehandedly destroyed the high-elven city of Simyala in the Reichsforst. According to legend, it was the hero Geron the One-Handed who slew the beast, nearly 2000 years later. Alas, even Geron could not endure the Basilisk King’s poison, and he died in his moment of triumph.
animals
Halina Druffin, Hella Vandemor, Ingulf Joosten, Meldavia Gosht, Raftsman, Rahjescha, Sister Druffin
Have you heard anything about the elves?
No. I see them very seldom.
elves
A Female Hermit, Elgor Onder, Ugdalf Abelmin
Have you heard anything about the Elves?
Elves are eternally curious, but there are some things they probably will never understand.
elves
Grabosch Guidon, Raul Zumendick, Rijke Barnstein
Have you heard anything about the Elves?
That lying elven rabble can go to Boron, for all I care!
elves
Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Maruscha Surjeloff, Merchant, Tinker, Vistella Ebenborn
Have you heard anything about the Elves?
Elves have a mighty peculiar attitude toward property. That goes for their own property as well as for that of others.
elves
Guard at South Gate, Ingolf Mengardson, Thorescha
Have you heard anything about the elves?
There is a lot of silly talk going round about the prickears. They can’t hold their liquor, but apart from that, they are okay.
elves
Kornax de Rysvik, Xobert Zornbrecht
Have you heard anything about the elves?
To most Elves, the values of my God mean little or nothing.
elves
Jisila Bardenberg
Have you heard anything about the monster down in the sewers?
Nothing believable. Just the usual bull!
Riva
Burian Rodebrecht
Have you heard anything about the monster from the sewers?
Which one? There’s a new one every couple of days, if you believe that nonsense.
Riva
Norat Soelken
Have you heard anything about the monster haunting the sewers?
Now, though I know the rat-catcher wears thick protective clothing and carries some bizarre equipment while down below. Those who meet him in the sewers can be forgiven for thinking him a monster.
Riva
Cyber Vorlopdan
Have you heard anything about the monsters in the sewers?
The only monster down there is that rat-catcher. You just have to take one look at the guy! Not even the holberks enter the sewers, even though that filth should feel right at home there!
Riva
Joruna Wirselin, Nurinai Gorbas
Have you heard anything about the pirates recently?
No. Or perhaps yes? I am not quite sure - but even if I had heard anything I could not say what it was.
pirates
Grusam the Shipwright, Herbalist, Jadwina Greenston, Umora Miral
Have you heard anything new about the Dwarves lately?
There are more dwarves in the North than most people suspect. There used to be various mines in the Thasch and Finsterkamm mountains, but the deposits there are gone, and a lot of the dwarves have moved into the towns along the Svellt.
dwarves
Eilif Windorn, Kornax de Rysvik, Risch-Adad sâl Alriq-Ninurta, Urja Naloth
Have you heard anything new about the Dwarves lately?
You wouldn’t say so from looking at them, but dwarves can fight just as well as they do metalwork.
dwarves
Rino the Fisherman, Tronde Ismanson, Zerinka
Have you heard anything new about the Dwarves lately?
The Dwarves just dig and dig as fast as they can. If they keep that up, the ground is going to give way under our very feet one day!
dwarves
‘Foxy’, Andira Vaskjost, Brother Praiodan, Cuil ui Irian, Ernbrecht Tralloper, Rijke Barnstein
Have you heard anything new about the dwarves lately?
A treacherous people. They are in this with the orcs, I’d bet.
dwarves
Caerleon, Farmion vom Kvill, Tarsinion
Have you heard anything new about the dwarves lately?
It is time for peace and friendship to be restored between the first peoples.
dwarves
A powerfully good-looking priest, Demian, Jarada Enderfels
Have you heard anything new about the dwarves lately?
Dwarves are a rare sight indeed in this temple.
dwarves
Eslam Eiderstein, Olgadja Dimrinen
Have you heard anything new about the dwarves lately?
Not in my tavern!
dwarves
Haldara Alberg, Old Shepherd
Have you heard anything new about the dwarves lately?
There used to be a lot of dwarves in Yrramis, but most of them moved to Lowangen when the ore ran out in the Yrram Thasch mine. And are there any dwarves left in the Thasch mountains? There is no mountain range without some of the Little People. Unfortunately, the dwarves of Tjolmar have brought their entire people into disrepute.
dwarves
Gerosch, son of Gorasch, Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst, Rondrian Ironfist
Have you heard anything new about the dwarves lately?
I can’t imagine that story about the treason of Tjolmar being true. I’m sure there was a screw-up somewhere along the way.
dwarves
Eranion Shadowcourse
Have you heard anything new?
Sure have! Do you know that one? [random list="jokes"]
Riva
Ilvina Endares
Have you heard of a dwarf named Ingramosch?
Must be a dwarf from Hiltorp. That’s a dwarf place about halfway to New Lowangen.
persons
Korima of Attica
Have you heard of a dwarf named Ingramosch?
I worked for him at one time. He was very generous for a Dwarven prince or whatever he was. That was in Tiefhusen. But it was a while back, about two years ago.
persons
Caerleon, Umya Tjolgarn
Have you heard of a dwarf named Ingramosch?
Ingramosch, Ingramosch, where have I heard that name before… Oh, of course, Ailian Sevensprings set him up here some time ago. Do you know Ailian? Sure, I know Ailian Sevensprings. He used to live somewhere around here in the Colorful Flight and has rented rooms for friends of his from time to time. A mighty peculiar lot, if you ask me.
persons
Elliane Sevenstones
Have you heard of a local elf?
Never ran up a tab, and that’s all that bothers me. No idea.
persons
Iridion Thunderclap
Have you heard of a magical axe Star Trail?
Everything’s welcome to chase the orcs away. Why not a magical weapon?
weapons
Kysira
Have you heard of a place called Tenjos?
Tenjos is a labyrinth of rock spires and towers a day’s journey east of the source of Nuran Riva. The spires reach several hundred paces from the plain. A myriad of myths and legends are entwined around this formation, as well as around Kuri — a circular mountain with a lake in its summit crater. Supposedly nobody who has taken a bath there has ever been seen again.
travel
Jaslaw Fjinko, Katimäki
Have you heard of a village Kysira?
You can hardly call it a village. Kysira a lonely trading post in the middle of the wilderness, named after its owner. Forty-year-old Kysira has lived here since she was born. Her husband, with whom she has four children, died several years ago.
travel
Arombolosch Ironarm, Lauriel Dewsparkle, Runhild Hermertal, Tjall Hövensson
Have you heard of an axe named Star Trail?
You want to hear the story of Star Trail — well then… Please go on. We really want to hear it.
artifacts, weapons
Iwain Basiliskslayer
Have you heard of an axe named Star Trail?
Star Trail? Did you actually say Star Trail just then? You must be tired of living to utter that name in the presence of Iwain Basiliskslayer! Never mention that word again, did you hear me? We only went there because that stupid woman told us there’d be treasures to be found! Madness! That’s what it was! Thousands of those creatures all around us, and Alara had to go in there. Well, she paid the price for her stupidity. Now she’s propped up there, and if I’ve understood it right, then that’s where she’s gonna stay. I mean, I’d only accompanied her in the first place because I’m not the kind of guy who lets a woman go to her doom all alone. But, when I saw that, I made tracks and fast. What’s that you say? For the Gods? Don’t talk to me about that! One more word about Them, and I’ll wring your scrawny necks. It’s easy for you to talk. Were you at Grangor before? No, you weren’t. If you had been, you wouldn’t risk your skins for that foul scum now. Yes, I said scum. The foulest Lizard magic if you ask me. Have you any idea what they did? They turned a whole town full of Elves into Orcs! Well, almost into Orcs anyway. They still have those pointy ears, but apart from that, they’re Orcs. Now that can only be Lizard magic. So go ask the Lizards! They say there are some of them around here, just a bit further north in the middle of the swamp. But if you want to ask them any questions, you might just as well fall on a sword right now. You can have mine for it. Ah, what do I care if you walk to your doom. Have fun! Star Trail! You know, I’ve sent people to meet Boron for less! And if they have it half as bad there as I suspect…
artifacts
Jaslaw Fjinko
Have you heard of demigoddess named Mokoscha?
Many believe that the bee-goddess is worshiped only by the Norbards. But actually she has a few worshippers in Weiden and Tobria.
gods
Have you heard of demigoddess named Mokoscha?
Mokosha blesses the merchants and aids the travelers. That makes her very popular among Norbards.
gods
Have you heard of demigoddess named Mokoscha?
Mokosha is not known to many, especially south aventurians. In the north, the Norbards encounter considerable rejection and sometimes even hostility, be it because of the strangeness of their faith or simply because of their almost uncanny business acumen.
gods
Have you heard of demigoddess named Mokoscha?
Mokoscha is usually depicted as a bee, but sometimes as a wonderful lady in royal robes. Only the wings on her back are reminiscent of her bee shape.
gods
Peraidelen Parigon
Have you heard of hill dwarves?
The good-natured and fun-loving hill dwarves left their caves and mines long ago and now make their homes in the Hill Land Shire and the large cities of the Principality of Kosh, alongside humans.
dwarves
Gordal Namir
Have you heard of magical artifact named Salamander Stone?
Silence! If you do not wish to provoke me, desist!
artifacts
Moria, the Wise
Have you heard of the desert Elves?
The desert elves are descendants of the high elves of Tie’Shianna who live in the Khôm desert and are believed by many desert dwellers to be mythical creatures. The neighboring Novadi tribes claim that the Beni Gerau Schie are demons.
elves
Have you heard of the Golden Eye?
I only know that it was a dwarfish artifact that could make its owner very rich.
artifacts
Lynissel Mistcarver
Have you heard of the high elves?
An earlier offshoot of the High Elves of Tie’Shianna are the Carbuncle Elves of the Rashtul Wall.
elves
Armorer, Eida Matjus, Fiana Moonlight, Helna Kwaßzek, Imion Silverbreath, Lauriel Dewsparkle, Merchant
Have you heard of the high elves?
Millennia ago the high elves ruled over large parts of Aventuria but their time has long since passed.
elves
Have you heard of the Nivesians?
Nivesians are only part-humans! In fact, they are ware-creatures who can transform to wolves at will! I would never let one near my house!
peoples
Ginya Ingborn
Have you heard of the recent crossbow attack?
I can’t believe that happened here, at our town, the most tolerant and friendly town of the whole Northlands! It must have been an accident!
town
Elliane Sevenstones, Rahjania
Have you heard of the recent incidents in the town?
Heard nothin’.
town
Hubbert, Sohn des Hubbert von Hiltorp, Thorescha
Have you heard of the Salamander Stone?
Yes, I’ve heard a legend about it once. The elven king had ordered an artifact from Ingerimm’s forge, but when our two peoples started quarreling, the Salamander Stone was forgotten. Thus, it never reached the Elves.
artifacts
Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha, Toryt son of Dutosch
Have you heard of the Salamander Stone?
That’s all nonsense! There are dwarvish artifacts and elvish ones, but never have both peoples created any artifacts together!
artifacts
Praiadne Eliran, The Rod and the Mare
Have you heard of the Salamander Stone?
That is not a fitting topic of conversation for this place.
artifacts
Arombolosch Ironarm, Blackbeard, Council, Demian
Have you heard of the Salamander Stone?
I know nothing that might help you there.
artifacts
Lynissel Mistcarver, Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
Have you heard of the Salamander Stone?
The Salamander Stone is an icosahedron-shaped artifact forged after the Saljeth pact in Finsterkoppen as a symbol of friendship between dwarves and elves.
artifacts
Dragan Escht
Have you heard of the Salamander Stone?
I’ve heard about that. Don’t you think that’s far too big a deal for you? Anyway, me, I like to keep my distance from anything involving Him Without A Name.
artifacts
Fagrisa Ugradin, Pawla Pschelawod, Skyvaheri Rotkenner
Have you heard of the trading post Kysira?
Yes, it is several miles to the East from here.
travel
Jette Hafgebel
Have you heard the talk about a conspiracy of the orcs and holberks?
Conspiracy? That’s ludicrous!
holberks
Lana Torbens
Have you heard the talk about unholy creatures in the sewers?
Yes, and most of it is utter nonsense! Upright walking rats, Vampires, and ghosts - the only thing missing is arch-demons! Mind you, lately there’ve been persistent reports of some emaciated being with hollow eyes down there. But it hasn’t attacked anybody yet. - Or at least, nobody has reported anything of the sort.
Riva
Grimor Arados, Ishtan Hollerow, Rank Termoil
Have you heard what happened to Ariana?
Ariana? Definitely sounds like an elven name. There are too many elves living in the neighborhood, I cannot remember everyone. Dimeloe, Tarsinion, there is even a tavern here run by an elf. You should probably try to ask them.
elves, persons
Eslam Eiderstein
Have you met a dwarf named Ingramosch?
I’d be interested in his head, preferably unattached!
persons
Albin Laikakis, Zuliana Saldek
Have you met Ingramosch?
Yes, of course I know him. He’s about the only dwarf from Finsterkoppen who comes by regularly.
persons
Hubbert, Sohn des Hubbert von Hiltorp
Have you met Ingramosch?
That is not a name we dwarves like to hear — he is a traitor, who gives our whole people a bad name.
persons
Gordal Namir
Have you met Ingramosch?
Ingramosch, that is no Praios-fearing name. I do not consort with dwarves.
persons
Lanja Ponder, The Blonde Fellow, Umora Miral
Have you met Ingramosch?
I remember having heard that name before, but I cannot remember, when or what it was about.
persons
Tronje Hasgarsson
Have you met Ingramosch?
For a while he hung around with the other Dwarves regularly, but they seem to have had a quarrel. In the beginning, he used to be with that female smith a lot. They seemed to hit it off real well, but then, suddenly, everything was over. Haven’t seen him since. A pity, really. He was a great one for pub crawling all night long.
persons
Eolan Vanderen, Officer of the Guard, Thorin Bromkop
Have you met Ingramosch?
Don’t know him - go ask the Dwarves in Eydal.
persons
Roglima the Great
Have you met Ingramosch?
He was in Lowangen a few weeks ago. I have no idea, how he managed to leave town again, but he wanted to go to the Blood Peaks. Ingerimm knows why?!
persons
Galiel Finchfern, Gaybern Weidenjoch
Have you met Ingramosch?
Judging by the name, it must be a Dwarf - why don’t you ask for him in Eydal?
persons
Dorota Harzscharrer, Farfex Plotz, Lana Torbens, Ondwina Gesse, Quendan Sandström, Sina Leska, Tanit Keres, Yeto Orbegast
Have you met the new rat-catcher?
Oh yes. She has moved into the abandoned house where fat Robak used to live. There is something fishy about her… What do you mean? During the daytime, shabby street children hang out around her place. And at night, loaders bring suspicious chests and crates into her house. Could she be a smuggler?
persons
A Female Hermit, Erolfone Lotusdust, Fuhrfrau Fahrandin, Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Widow Kysira
Have you met the Orcs?
They came by here, but I was lucky. They left me alive.
orcs
Roßwid, Wulf Larenson
Have you seen a young Nivesian girl recently?
Yes, I have seen a Nivesian girl with flaming red hair accompanied by a man. Where was it?.. Maybe a ducat could help me remember. Alright, here’s your ducat. Or maybe a fist could help you remember? Here is your ducat. Now tell us what you know. I haven’t seen the girl, but there was this fella… a mercenary or something of that sort. He came here for a drink and asked about the next ships departing from Riva. He had a little too much drink and his tongue got loose. The fella said he got a quickie. He was to deliver a Nivese girl to Parkauki island. Some dealer on that island promised him good money for her. Sounds a bit like yer gal, doesn’t it? I’ve seen an armed man with a young woman in the harbor the other day. He promised to pay me a silver thaler if I help him find a vessel heading to Parkauki island. He was in a hurry. Are you sure they sailed to Parkauki? Oh yes. I found them a raft and helped them set sail from the pier. I demanded the thaler he promised to pay, but he hit me instead. A ducat?! Are you mental? Off with you! Suit yourselves… And where is this island? In the middle of the Brack lake… ’Tween Enqui and Tjolmar.
persons
Endor Jorndal, Farling Ailriksfeuer, Frisulf Firunjon, Haffel Gulek, Hensger the Older, Ingolf Mengardson, Isida Ingstrok, Jandor, Kornax de Rysvik, Lanja Ponder, Lippens the Duck, Old Whaler, Peltjo from Kumo and Lappila clan, Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst, Rahjanja, Taschanna Tardor
Have you seen a young red-haired girl of Nivesian heritage?
No. I don’t recall.
persons
‘Treasure’, Fredo Bloodleaf, The Hag
Have you seen any orcs in Parkauki?
Yes. Mostly Yurachs - the orcish outcasts, who were expelled by Orcland tribes. And some half-orcs. They are not welcome neither among orcs, nor humans. Humans are prejudiced against all half-breeds.
orcs
‘Grommet’
Have you seen anyone suspicious around?
No. I’m not very observant.
persons
‘Grimace’, The Hag
Have you seen elves in Parkauki?
Mostly half-bloods. They come here because neither humans nor elves accept them. First, there’s Fredo Bloodleaf. He is many things — a bard, a scout, but the locals mostly appreciate his healing skills. And there’s Rowina Deepwater. And she’s a good-for-nothing chowderhead. You can meet her at the playhouse.
elves
Haka Gorening
Have you seen Nivesians?
The Nivesians are easily recognized by their red hair and slightly slanted eyes. They wander from place to place, breed karans, hunt and pray to the Sky Wolves.
peoples
Eleana of Arivor
Have you seen the rat-catcher?
No. I haven’t seen him since our visit to Mandara’s hideout. Neither have the guild members in the sewers. It seems as if he has just vanished!
persons
Boronje Tiszauer, Zerinka
Have you seen these horrible white wolves?
White harriers are daimonids.
animals
Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Black Apeman, Toothless Apeman
Have you seen two elves around?
You ask using pantomime. Ssansho hseres ea Travia. The apeman points his index finger in western direction. h1 .gold {display:none;}
elves
Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Sleepy Apeman
Have you seen two elves here?
You use pantomime to show the pointed ears. The apeman explodes with a hearty laughter and then adds: Rledra dissh uasorrerui hseres ea Travia. He points in the direction of the local Travia temple.
elves
Old Apeman
Have you seen two elves? Where are they?
It looks like the apeman was expecting this question. He starts drawing immediately. A duck inside a crate? [short_name worst="WD"] wrinkles looking at the strange shape. I think it’s a goose. It could be a Travia temple. [short_name best="WD"] explains. Yes, they are inside the Travia temple — that is what he is trying to say! h1 .gold {display:none;}
elves
Elidana Weiden, Endor Jorndal, Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan, Wendeolf Gerber
Have you taken a look at the sky today? What’s it going to be like?
In the old days, now, at least we had real seasons then, but that last summer we had, I mean, you couldn’t call that a summer!
weather
Andira Vaskjost, Baron of Hjalthorn, Baron of Meresfeld, Playhouse Joss Usher, Toryt son of Dutosch
Have you taken a look at the sky today? What’s it going to be like?
What should I waste my breath on that for?!
weather
Gerosch, son of Gorasch, Grusam the Shipwright, Quenia Stardust, Sina Leska
Haven’t you got any more information about the Holberks?
Nobody knows these half-breeds that well. I’m sorry, but that’s all I know.
holberks
Alker Gulek
Haven’t you heard anything else about the sewers monsters?
Sure I’ve heard about them, but I’ve never seen them myself!
Riva
Hensger, Mistress Usdiane
Here is the creature’s description:
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animals
‘Whistler’, Hensger
Here is the item’s description:
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trade
‘Whistler’, Black Jandora, Fredo Bloodleaf, Hensger, Osme Tuchhöfer, The Rod and the Mare, Thousand Desires, Wonderland
Here is the person’s description:
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persons
Agdulf Merenbroth, Brin Vaskendantz, Guard at South Gate
Hey, how about sliding something to chew on this way?
If you need something to sink your teeth into, try Raisha at the Suderquarter. But it won’t be cheap, I can tell you that!
food
Rahjajida, Thorin Bromkop
Hey, how about sliding something to chew on this way?
That really isn’t a fitting topic for this place.
food
Rahjalina, Saladon Starsong
Hey, how about sliding something to chew on this way?
Where the flowers blossom and the trees stand tall, you will find enough to sate you all.
food
Alrik Abelmir Anderweg, Desdira Falconbrook, Rahjescha
Hey, how about sliding something to chew on this way?
I’m very sorry. Right now, I can’t offer you anything.
food
Ingolf Mengardson, Thorescha
Hey, how about sliding something to chew on this way?
Yes, I have some available. Do look around.
food
Caerleon, Dimiona Adingor, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea
Hey, how about sliding something to chew on this way?
I had an excellent herb here until recently that fought those hunger pangs, but, of course, by now my stocks are quite depleted.
food
Master Yendrion, Roglima the Great
Hey, how about sliding something to chew on this way?
Count yourselves real lucky if you scrounge up something to chew around here.
food
Caerleon, Kysira
Hey, how about sliding something to chew on this way?
On Born Alley, off Customs Street, stands the Dark Eye Tavern. I use the brandy they serve to disinfect wounds.
food
Iridion Thunderclap
Hey, how about sliding something to chew on this way?
The world is coming apart at the seams, and you think of such mundane things?
food
Roßwid
Homeless? What happened to your house?
When we say ‘homeless’, we refer to non-native residents of Enqui. Refugees, just like myself, whose towns were captured and destroyed by orcs. Indigenous townspeople hate us, despise us and humiliate us in every possible way. We are not hired for good jobs. They want us out of Enqui! The priestess of Peraine is the only person who cares about us. But despite all her efforts, the ‘homeless’ die of hunger every day. Did the orcs destroy your town? So where do the ‘homeless’ live?
persons
Praiadne Eliran
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Do not mention the blackpelts in these hallowed halls!
orcs
Captain, Lanja Ponder, Mistress Usdiane
How about a little talk about those Orcs?
I know of some orc settlements in the Blood Peaks. The closest of all is Orrakhar. It functions as a prison for the abductees and a storehouse for loot, and is also referred to as the robbery dens in the Blood Peaks. Kharkush acts as the forge of the Orclands, the best orc iron weapons are made here. Orcs enslaved hundreds of humans and dwarves to work for them in mines, forges, hammer mills, sawmills and smelters. And Ohort is inhabited by two peoples — orcs and holberks. Holberks are crossbreed of orcs and elves. Can you believe that?
holberks
Ferryman, Helna Kwaßzek, Ilvina Endares, Peraida Hender, Quenia Stardust, Vothan Dengeler
How about a little talk about those Orcs?
The Orcs have taken Greifenfurt Fortress, and it won’t be long till Lowangen will be forced to surrender.
orcs
Alara Hilman, Herbalist, Jandor, Playhouse Joss Usher, Rogard Gernebsen, Roglom, son of Radresch, Rogullf the Obese
How about a little talk about those Orcs?
The Orcs have sacked Tiefhusen.
orcs
Blackbeard, Imion Silverbreath, Mariaka Windbreker, Niorad Thornpicker, Raftsman
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Orcs have neither culture nor any state of their own. Usually they only attack in small bands that have met by coincidence. This orcish campaign is masterminded by dark, hidden forces well in the background somewhere.
orcs
Ernbrecht Tralloper, Florindel Gentlewave, Haffel Gulek, Maruscha Surjeloff, Niorad Thornpicker, Tatjan Ferjeff, Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
How about a little talk about those Orcs?
Where there are blackpelts, ogres are usually not far behind.
orcs
Armorer, Armorer, Burian Rodebrecht, Duridanya Zornbrecht
How about a little talk about those orcs?
I saw some weapons made by orcish smiths about half a year ago - the blackpelts have made some impressive advances, but of course, their weapons are still inferior to forgework of human or dwarvish manufacture!
orcs
The Blonde Fellow
How about a little talk about those orcs?
When I grow up, I will buy myself a sword and kill all the blackpelts!
orcs
Feyaria, Master Yendrion, Ugo Plotz, Zyla Horger
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Orcs are afraid of magic. You can easily frighten those blackpelts into a panicked flight with just a few choice spells.
orcs
Guard at North Gate, Salix Musker, Vistella Ebenborn
How about a little talk about those orcs?
We’ll show those blackpelts sure enough.
orcs
Caerleon, Caya Sennscheid, Dimeloe Lutesong, Farmion vom Kvill, Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Against the blackfurs, we must all stand together: elves, dwarves and humans!
orcs
Runhild Hermertal, Thorin Bromkop
How about a little talk about those orcs?
I just hope the blackpelts know as little about warfare as they do about working metal.
orcs
Eldariel Raindreamer, Herbalist, Jhaell Startrail
How about a little talk about those orcs?
The time has come for the final decision: the orcs or the other peoples, because this world isn’t big enough for both of us!
orcs
Albin Laikakis, Kysira, Nikifor Wartenberg, Swafnan Grimason
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Why don’t we change the subject?!
orcs
Borumir Onderbourg, Mora Elbersen, Rahjania
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Boron, give them a restless Death!
orcs
A powerfully good-looking priest, Brother Traviadan, Liska Lordred
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Several times a day I pray to the Goddess to help us in our time of trouble.
orcs
Agdulf Merenbroth, Elgor Onder, Swafnan Grimason
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Oh, be quiet about that.
orcs
Council, Elgor Onder, Phexhilf Ogendrosch
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Ask elsewhere.
orcs
Demion Vask, Guard at South Gate, Hensger the Older
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Those blackpelts deserve a horrible, slow and painful death. Every single one of them!
orcs
Charinje Elmsjen, Haldara Alberg, Tarsinion, Umya Tjolgarn
How about a little talk about those orcs?
The blackpelts are starting to get comfortable in the Svellt Dale. If we don’t get some help soon, we are all lost.
orcs
Klonballa Sjopkewitz
How about a little talk about those orcs?
We have two academies here. Those magicians will find a way to get rid of that stinking orc scum.
orcs
Alara Zanderod, Jisila Bardenberg
How about a little talk about those orcs?
They actually imagine they know how to fight a war when they don’t even know how to work a forge right!
orcs
Alrik Abelmir Anderweg, Boronian Stonemason, Farling Ailriksfeuer
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Ah, just let them come. We’ll show them sure enough!
orcs
Aldare Stonebucket
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Normally, I don’t employ orcish females, but if you prefer them, I can get you a couple. For the right price, of course.
orcs
Iridion Thunderclap
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Why waste your time talking? Go forth now and strike them down! You can be assured the Goddess will bless you, now and later.
orcs
Ingolf Mengardson, Rino the Fisherman, Suschin Tranjung
How about a little talk about those orcs?
Boy, they can drink, I tell you. Besides that? Well, drunk orcs are nicer company than many a man is sober.
orcs
Parinor Meral
How about Bosper Jarnug?
Ha, he’s a hot topic for street gossip nowadays. Jarnug isn’t all that popular, but he’s keeping his bed nice and snug, if you get my drift. He takes anything he gets, and he has his ways of making sure he gets some. Apparently, he’s a predilection for young boys. Now me, I prefer women, just like nature intended!
persons
Rahjadés, Rahjajida, Rahjala, Rahjalina, Rahjania, Rahjescha
How about engaging in a godly act?
Sure. That will be 2 ducats each. ENGAGE
Rahja
Erolfone Lotusdust
How about praying to Rahja together?
See, and I was starting to think you’d taken a wrong turn somewhere.That’ll be 5 Ducats each, including a stay for the night. Follow me.
Rahja
Rowina Deepwater, Zaskia Angrond
How about praying to Rahja together?
Do me a favor — find yourself a whore.
Rahja
‘Foxy’
How about praying to Rahja together?
The girl stares at you defiantly as if she wants to hit you. Alright, 30 ducats! But I pick the poses and control the whole process, understood? You’re lucky I’m broke. She empties her rum mug in a few greedy sips. Understood! Let’s go. No, we think it’s not such a good idea after all.
Rahja
‘Snitch’
How about praying to Rahja together?
I am not a whore. The guy pauses and stares at you tentatively. … But if you have 50 ducats to give me as a gift of gratitude, I can pray with you willingly. Deal. Here is your money. No, thank you.
Rahja
‘Treasure’
How about praying to Rahja together?
That would be 125 gold ducats. I know… I am not cheap, but I am worth it, believe me. Well let us try it then! Not now. Maybe, later.
Rahja
How about praying to Rahja together?
I can make all your dreams come true. Follow me.
Rahja
Rahjanja
How about praying to Rahja together?
Are you looking for a good time? Follow me.
Rahja
Rahjane
How about praying to Rahja together?
Why don’t you come up to my room? I could arrange something special just for you.
Rahja
Darina Schumilo
How about praying to Rahja together?
Follow me, handsome.
Rahja
How about praying to Rahja together?
My philosophy is — giving is better than receiving.
Rahja
Xerinn
How about praying to Rahja?
Just because a woman is beautiful doesn’t mean she’s a whore.
Rahja
Eranion Shadowcourse
How about some dirt on the judge?
I wouldn’t want to know how many people have bought their freedom after a sentencing by getting into bed with him. He doesn’t care if you’re man or woman. As long as you’re pretty and well-built!
persons
Eran Dorgan, Wolfson Ingosdottin
How about some information about the guild or the trademaster?
Ever since a squad of guards disappeared in the sewers, the tunnels below town are guild territory. The stories about monsters prowling there make sure that no one dares disturb them.
persons
Movert Welzelin
How about telling us something about the judge?
Well, he’s been in office quite a while now. Actually, I’ve never been particularly interested in what the judge is up to. I know there’s a lot of talk about him, but I guess anyone in a high position has gossip-mongers and detractors to contend with.
persons
Jette Hafgebel
How about the guild and the tradesmaster, do you know anything about them?
Everything here in Riva has to do with the guild these days. After a whole squad of guards disappeared down the sewers, the corporation tried to recruit replacements, but they’re all scared of the guild - Just one lonely soul volunteered to enter the guards.
persons
Norat Soelken
How about the judge?
He has changed quite a bit these last few years, and I dare say to his disadvantage.
persons
Gernot Toberen
How about the judge?
He’s one for decisive action, is the judge! But I guess the situation doesn’t leave him a choice: first the cutthroats of the guild, and now there’s the pirates as well. You really notice the Northlands are preoccupied with the orcs, it makes all the rats come out and start dancing on your nose!
persons
Jisila Bardenberg, Quendan Sandström
How about those pirates?
They’re thieving, murdering, and ransacking - just as the Thorwalers have been doing for centuries!
pirates
Xerinn
How about trade around here?
I collect all sorts of orcish tools, jewelry and accessories. If you have something like this lying around, I will buy it from you for a good price.
trade
Master Deringorn
How about trade around here?
You seem to be experienced travelers. Keep in mind that I pay generously for rare alchemical ingredients: death squirrel horns, toad legs, crab eyes, wolf-rat tails… Just bring them to me, and I will make it worth your while.
trade
Heralja Olafsen, Meldavia Gosht, Merchant, Roglom, son of Radresch
How about trade around here?
Trade has taken a real nose dive since those Orcies have shown up. Me do something against it? Phex protect me!
trade
Merchant, Raul Zumendick, Risch-Adad sâl Alriq-Ninurta, Rogard Gernebsen
How about trade around here?
These are certainly trying times, but at least trading has become truly Phex-blessed now.
trade
Asgrim Kollberg, Merchant, Raul Zumendick, Wolfson Ingosdottin
How about trade around here?
While I am struggling to keep in business down here, trade is reaching new heights in Thorwal.
trade
Halina Druffin, Jadwina Greenston, Merchant, Praiadne Oldenstein
How about trade around here?
It’s not as bad as everybody keeps claiming it is. If you tithe to the Fox, you can still make a profit even now.
trade
Rogard Gernebsen, Ugo Plotz
How about trade around here?
Yeah, well, I’m not exactly Stover Stoerrebrant.
trade
Armorer, Desdira Falconbrook
How about trade around here?
Well, I musn’t complain…
trade
Vistella Ebenborn, Zaskia Angrond
How about trade around here?
Pretty soon, trade in Lowangen will die out completely. Goods just can’t enter our town through normal channels anymore.
trade
Armorer, Jandor Ungert, Joruna Wirselin, Meldavia Gosht, Wolfson Ingosdottin
How about trade around here?
Just look around if you want to buy something.
trade
Armorer, Black Jandora, Thorescha, Zaskia Angrond
How about trade around here?
A sack of bread and some weapons right now, and you could strike the deal of a lifetime in Lowangen.
trade
Black Jandora, Isidore Sanderstein
How about trade around here?
Trade and commerce are at a standstill in Lowangen. There are hardly any goods left to trade, you see.
trade
Fagrisa Ugradin, Nikifor Wartenberg, Pawla Pschelawod
How about trade around here?
Cursed goblins are attacking our trade wagons. We are critically short of people who could protect the goods.
trade
Movert Welzelin
How about you, do you believe there are monsters in the sewers?
What?… Nonsense, don’t pay any heed to that sort of talk.
Riva
Isidara Sinbar, Jadwina Greenston
How are elves different from humans?
Even though elves resemble humans at first sight, striking differences exist. Their ears are pointed near the top and distinctly longer than those of humans. The color of their eyes, which are slightly larger than those of humans, varies from sapphire blue to emerald green with flecks of silver or gold, and they sparkle like gemstones in sunlight. Elves tend to be taller and more slender than humans, and are known for their great agility and elegance, as well as their sensitive noses.
elves
Haldara Alberg, Isidara Sinbar, Marje von Thorwal, Ohaia Sharpshooter, Rudloff the Host
How are elves different from other peoples?
Elves live and love more freely than any other peoples. Elven women have full control over their fertility and birth giving.
elves
How are things in Firsov?
Frisov has no contact with the Thorwalians, as whaling is a sacrilege to the followers of Swafnir. However, there is rich trade with the Nivesians, Norbardians and the Duchy of Paavi.
town
How are things in Leskari?
Leskari is ruled by the openly corrupt House Darek, who pursue their power due to the lack of opposition in the area, much to the chagrin of many Thorwalians. Some of them have recently decided to leave the settlement, which means Leskari is slowly in a decline.
town
Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Barded Apeman, Sleepy Apeman, Toothless Apeman, Young Apeman
How can we get inside the Travia temple?
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Travia
Farfex Plotz
How come the rat-catcher can wander through the sewers unharmed if it’s that dangerous?
Huh! Why, he’s one of them! There’s been a blood-curdling howl from his cabin on nights when the moon is full. That fellows a werewolf at least, if not worse.
persons
Isidara Sinbar, Niorad Thornpicker
How do we get from here to Gashok?
The road to Gashok is a safe route, but unfortunately there are hardly any travelers passing through there lately because the blackpelts infest the lands around the Svellt.
travel
Mywara Alberg, Zerinka
How do we get rid of stag beetles?
Their armor is weaker on the underbelly.
animals
Old Apeman
How do we get to the house of Travia?
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Travia
Mistress Usdiane
How do you feel about elves?
Our academy is an elven-oriented and druid and witch-friendly. We accept students of any race.
school
Alvinia Zuliban, Bridge Guard, Guard at North Gate
How do you feel about elves?
You know, those elves are taking the orcish siege very calmly if you are asking me.
elves
Black Jandora, Eolan Vanderen, Rank Termoil
How do you feel about elves?
Elves don’t know anything about trade and commerce. They’re right royal suckers.
elves
Eslam Eiderstein
How do you feel about elves?
Do I look like an elf fancier to you?!
elves
Angroscha, Master Deringorn, Permine Agtstein, Red Livia
How do you feel about elves?
Prickears! Let’s talk about something else.
elves
Rahjada
How do you feel about elves?
I’d like to get to know one if you get my drift, but there aren’t that many around. You don’t look like you have a lot of time for recreation… maybe we can get together after the war? Let’s say, around the sixth hour?
elves
Rahjadés
How do you feel about elves?
Elves, dwarves, even orcs if you insist. I serve everyone.
elves
Jarada Enderfels
How do you feel about elves?
There are supposedly some excellent hunters among them, despite their reputation as unbelievers. I do not understand this, but then, that isn’t my task.
elves
How do you feel about elves?
no
elves
Idra Kormin
How do you feel about the Holberks?
I find it incomprehensible that braindead blackpelt scum is even allowed inside the city. But who cares, they’re more interested in taking care of rats then of the real problems.
holberks
Ohaia Sharpshooter, Susann Heder
How do you shoot a bow?
Follow Through. The follow-through is both mental and physical, and serves to hold everything together long enough for the arrow to escape the bow. On the physical side, your grip-hand must stay relaxed until the arrow hits the target. Many bowhunters snap it closed at the same moment they release the string—destroying accuracy. Resist the common tendency to drop your arm when you release the string.
hunt
Dhana Ghune, Haka Gorening, Kalman Gerrich, Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
How is Riva’s relationship with the orcs?
We are at peace with the surrounding orc tribes. There is even some trade. The orcs pay mainly in raw materials, as they don’t have much else to offer.
orcs
Boromil Bjalthorn, Dugdolf the Fat, Irion, Rahjane Elvefield
How is the weather here?
Every spring the waters thaw and fill the river so that it overflows its banks. This yearly flooding of the river is known as inundation. At this time, the townspeople move around the town in boats or use the ropeway stretched between the roofs.
weather
Arombolosch Ironarm, Dergam, son of Duglim, Dragoran, son of Denderan, Thorin Bromkop
How is the weather in the area?
Who cares? All I am interested in is whether my forge is well stoked, and if it is, then I am satisfied.
weather
Hubbert, Sohn des Hubbert von Hiltorp, Vothan Dengeler
How is the weather in the area?
Let’s talk about something else. How about boozin’?
weather
Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
How is the weather in the area?
That’s a fairly uninteresting subject below ground.
weather
Gordal Namir, Praiadne Eliran
How is the weather in the area?
Surely you do not intend to babble about such a mundane subject in this hallowed place?
weather
Fuhrfrau Fahrandin, Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Jasgard Elsingor, Ugdalf Abelmin
How is the weather in the area?
During each yearly flooding the river bursts its banks. That is why all houses in the waterfront area stand on stilts.
weather
Haldara Alberg, Hjore von Beilunk, Riva Salmonhaul, Saladon Starsong
How is the weather?
Last night I saw the star in the sky. It started to shine and pulled a trail behind it like never before. The hour is at hand.
weather
Maruscha Surjeloff
How is trade in Riva?
Among the Norbardian clans of Riva, ours is the most influential. We compete with Stoerrebrandts by improving our trade contacts in Bornland from year to year and stealing their old customers. So half of my meschpoche lives in Riva, while the other half — in Bornland.
trade
Rahjajida, Rahjescha
How is working here?
Things have gotten worse since we had to serve the orcs. However, this is the only well-paid job in town.
work
‘Grimace’, Brother Inradon, Maruscha Surjeloff
How long do dwarves live?
Dwarves count themselves among the longest-lived races in Aventuria and often live as long as 400 years or even longer. It is said that old Angroshim slowly turn into stone, returning to the element from which their god created them.
dwarves
Artherion, Gundgrima, Saladon Starsong
How many dwarven tribes do you know?
A number of small clans or tribes make their homes in the Dark Ridge Mountains — Finsterkamm and places further north. Dwarves and humans have lived together for generations in cities such as Angbar, Fasar, and Dwarrow.
dwarves
Caerleon, Farmion vom Kvill, Imion Silverbreath, Moria, the Wise
How old is Pardona?
Pardona is believed to be more than 5,000 years old. She is the creator of countless chimeras, primarily glacier worms, harpies, and the eponymous lampreys of Lamprey Lake.
Pardona
Lauriel Dewsparkle, Ohaia Sharpshooter
How to focus on the target?
Focus on the Spot. You have likely heard the old saying that if you aim small you will miss small. That is definitely true of archery. Learn to maintain a sharp focus on the spot you want to hit.
hunt
Florindel Gentlewave, Ohaia Sharpshooter
How to time a shot?
Make a Surprise Release. Target panic is the attempt—and the inability—to hold the pin steady on the intended target while taking a shot. Invariably, the afflicted will issue a “Now!” command in their mind when the pin hesitates on the spot. Trying to time the shot eventually creates a mental gridlock resulting in very inconsistent (and distressing) shooting. The cure is simple, just learn to create a surprise release.
hunt
Garescha, daughter of Gella, Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha, Toryt son of Dutosch
How’s it going? Heard anything new about the Elves?
Those prickears should stay in the Salamander Stones where they belong.
elves
Brother Baldus, Heralja Olafsen, Irion, Merchant, Zuliana Saldek
How’s it going? Heard anything new about the Elves?
They say the home of elves is the Salamander Stones mountain range — but then again, they may just have retreated there.
elves
Gerlanje, Gerosch, son of Gorasch, Gorben Westfar
How’s it going? Heard anything new about the Elves?
In olden times, the elves used to live all over the north, but the orcs have driven them back into the Salamander Stones in numerous campaigns.
elves
Cuil ui Irian, Rowena Pauspiarken
How’s it going? Heard anything new about the Elves?
Climbed off the trees, the elves did, and that’s where they should be driven back to, preferably dangling from a rope!
elves
‘The Boar’, Dugobalosch, Jasgard Elsingor
How’s it going? Heard anything new about the Elves?
In Wehrheim, they have nailed elves to barn doors by their pointed ears.
elves
Armorer, Guard at North Gate, Ugo Plotz
How’s it going? Heard anything new about the elves?
I don’t understand why the elves don’t throw some decent spells around - the orcs are frightened by magic. Everybody knows that!
elves
Haka Gorening, Jandor Ungert, Runhild Hermertal
How’s it going? Heard anything new about the elves?
Have you come to shop or to make conversation?
elves
Brother Traviadan, Thousand Desires
How’s it going? Heard anything new about the elves?
The elves of Lowangen are quite sophisticated, very different from what you hear about their cousins in the Salamander Stones.
elves
Albin Laikakis, Haka Gorening, Isidore Sanderstein, Pawla Pschelawod
How’s it going? Heard anything new about the elves?
Elves are strange. They have no natural affinity to money and have real problems learning to trade and barter.
elves
Agdulf Merenbroth, Alrik Abelmir Anderweg, Salkya Zumdick, Vitus Gullits, Zaskia Angrond
How’s it going? Heard anything new about the elves?
There are no elves in Eydal, you will have to look for them in Colorful Flight.
elves
Dorijke Basten, Falkert Duberwin, The Blonde Fellow, Ulfried Gundahl
How’s it going? Heard anything new about the elves?
Haven’t you been to Colorful Flight?!
elves
Bridge Guard, Ishtan Hollerow, Klonballa Sjopkewitz
How’s it going? Heard anything new about the elves?
If you ask me, I keep wondering why the elves don’t just throw some decent spells around. Scare the pelts off them orcs, that would!
elves
Rino the Fisherman
How’s it going? Heard anything new about the elves?
Have you already heard what’s going on in Oblarasim? They found gold there, and the town is flooded with a crowd of gold prospectors. The poor elves are trying to drive them out of their hometown, but they’re not having any luck.
elves
Quenia Stardust
I can see a lot of rune-covered artifacts?…
Yes, they’re my passion! I can spend days just deciphering runic inscriptions. Most of them are actually conceptual glyphs, really, it’s only the newer ones that form a syllabic or even alphabetic script. Often you need to know the background and the subject of a text to make any sense of them.
work
Jisila Bardenberg
I know you’re a blacksmith, but do you have weapons, too?
Sure I do! Of course, I’m not as well stocked as an arms merchant, but I do have some items to offer. - Take a look, you might find something. The only thing I haven’t got is armor, but you can get that from Rodebrecht, the armorer!
weapons
Dugdolf the Fat, Raul Zumendick, Roglom, son of Radresch, The Svelltdalian
I’d be interested to hear something about Dwarves.
Those traitors! I wouldn’t sell a crust of dry bread to any of them if they were starving!
dwarves
Armorer, Arombolosch Ironarm, Gravesh Priest, Praiadne Oldenstein, Rowena Pauspiarken, Tinker
I’d be interested to hear something about Dwarves.
Dwarves are excellent smiths — at least some of them.
dwarves
Ilvina Endares, Rahjalina
I’d be interested to hear something about Dwarves.
Dwarves don’t stop by this place often, and if one of ’em does, he’s usually on the road to Uhdenberg or the other way down, towards Lowangen.
dwarves
Daughter of the Hunter, Eida Matjus, Ginya Ingborn, Imion Silverbreath, Merchant, Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
I’d be interested to hear something about Dwarves.
Next to the elves, the dwarves are among the oldest natives of Aventuria.
dwarves
Armorer, Elidana Weiden, Gerlanje, Gundgrima, Mywara Alberg, The Blonde Fellow
I’d be interested to hear something about Dwarves.
The dwarves are Aventuria’s mightiest people.
dwarves
Captain, Florindel Gentlewave, Parinor Meral
I’d be interested to hear something about Dwarves.
Start digging a hole anywhere, and don’t be surprised if you meet a dwarf coming your way from below.
dwarves
Darina Schumilo, Maren Gillisen, The Hag, Zerinka
I’d be interested to hear something about Dwarves.
Actually, dwarves are okay if only they didn’t smell so bad!
dwarves
Boronje Tiszauer, Eilif Yasmasson, Tatjan Ferjeff
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Every single time you sell something to a dwarf, you are left wondering how he managed to get the better of you again. You can bet on it!
dwarves
Desdira Falconbrook, The Rod and the Mare
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Dwarves in general have lousy taste, but fortunately, they make up for that with extremely well-endowed purses.
dwarves
Vistella Ebenborn
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Yes, they all come to me, the little people. They wouldn’t buy from that cutthroat Ungert!
dwarves
Ariona Silverdew, Dimiona Adingor, Herbalist
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Dwarves don’t buy herbs. They think anything can be more or less cured by the laying on of a gold coin.
dwarves
Berman Helmisch
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Those dwarves tend to think they invented metalworking.
dwarves
Roglima the Great
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Sure, I could tell you a lot about my people, but you wouldn’t listen. Please go on. We want to hear the story!
dwarves
Jhaell Startrail, Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst, Xerinn
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
The little people have a number of peculiar habits, and the digging in the dirt is nowhere near the strangest of them!
dwarves
Jasper Elkensiepen, Kysira
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Dwarves are robust. None of them ever shows up at my door unless he is seriously ill.
dwarves
Niodara Egenbrand, Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
We have a small section on mining in our library, all written in Rogolan, obviously. The Goddess has blessed the dwarves with an astounding knowledge of that subject. What is Rogolan? I thought you would ask that. Rogolan is the ancient script of the dwarves.
dwarves
Brother Traviadan, Eolan Vanderen, Halina Hartnam
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Almost half the population of the Eydal are dwarves.
dwarves
Black Jandora, Isidore Sanderstein
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Dwarves are naturally gifted traders. Most of them will be in favor with the God because of it.
dwarves
Elgor Onder, Guard at South Gate, Rank Termoil
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Those little people are somewhat roughhewn, but once you get used to that, they’re real pals.
dwarves
Caerleon, Gorben Westfar
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Do you know Ingramosch, the Tjolmarer? At least that dwarf has guts. Yes, we know him. Is he in Lowangen? Ingramosch was here in town a while ago - he knows a lot of people around here. He is a close friend of Ailian Sevensprings. And where can we find Sevensprings? He’s living in the Colorful Flight, right next to the well. If you keep to the north at the temple, you won’t miss Ailian’s house.
dwarves
Eldariel Raindreamer, Galiel Finchfern, Guard at North Gate, Riva Salmonhaul
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
There are no dwarves in the Colorful Flight. Eydal is the quarter of the little people.
dwarves
Hella Skarpenberg, Ishtan Hollerow, Mistress Usdiane
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
There are quite a lot of dwarves in the Svellt Dale, not just in Lowangen, but in the other towns and villages, too.
dwarves
Alara Zanderod, Zaskia Angrond
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
City dwarves are totally different from our people up in the mountains.
dwarves
Garescha, daughter of Gella, Rogard Gernebsen
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
The dwarves of Tjolmar are traitors, but not all dwarves are the same. Here in Arsingen, we have always coexisted in peace, and we dwarves have fled from the orcs the same as the humans. And what happened in Tjolmar? What happened in Tjolmar is a disgrace, but don’t think we dwarves as a people have sided with the orcs. It is high time for elves, dwarves, and humans to join together to resist the orcs.
dwarves
Fagrisa Ugradin, Jasgard Elsingor, Swafnan Grimason
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Traitors, the lot of them, who let the Orcs cross the Svellt without so much as lifting a hand to stop them?!
dwarves
Rahjadés, Rahjala, Rahjescha
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
The dwarves used to make up half the town’s population until the orcs arrived.
dwarves
Aldare Stonebucket
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Dwarven women are too stubborn. I can find someone within a week, but it might cost you hundreds of ducats.
dwarves
Armorer, Runhild Hermertal
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
As long they keep delivering weapons like that, I’m willing to forgive anything.
dwarves
Lippens the Duck
I’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
A bit too short for the grounds, but I hear they’re great at metalwork. Hey — my head is getting hot an’ you keep asking and asking!
dwarves
Is it possible to avoid piranhas?
You can fool piranhas by planting a lure of bloody meat somewhere upstream. They then feed on the lure and won’t attack people or animals that must cross a river with fresh injuries.
fishing
Is it possible to hunt mammoths?
Individual animals can be isolated with fire and driven into pits. This is the most common way to hunt mammoths and is the preferred method of the Nivese.
animals
Thousand Desires
Is it possible to stay here for the night?
If you would like a bit of fun, come on in, my friends. Mind you, the fun isn’t for free: 20 gold ducats per person, but that includes a cozy night’s stay!
lodgings
Raftsman, Rahjanja, Riva Salmonhaul
Is it safe to fish here?
Yes. Brackish water is a mixture of sweet water from the river and salty water from the ocean. Therefore, both river and sea fish species can be found here. The game is edible. But you should not drink brackish water. It causes sickness and death.
fishing
Jasper Elkensiepen
Is scorpion’s poison lethal?
Scorpion venom is often used by assassins, but they must usually refine it, first.
animals
Playhouse Joss Usher
Is the god of fortune popular in Enqui?
The secret hall of Phex is located somewhere among the punts of the Fishermen town. Yolo beni Shaba along with other Phex followers pay particular attention to the observance of divine virtues. Thieves, smugglers and traders do not agree with this unanimously and some would probably prefer the Phex servants to disappear again.
Phex
Black Jandora, Desdira Falconbrook, Halina Druffin, Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Hensger, Vistella Ebenborn
Is the god of fortune popular in the town?
We have our problems here all right; but that’s what makes it interesting, isn’t it?
Phex
Haka Gorening
Is there a healer in town?
What do you want with this butcher? I have all the remedies for diseases, wounds and poisonings! Just look at my stall.
diseases
Thousand Desires
Is there a place we could wash ourselves?
Yes, we have this type of service. Just get inside the warm fountain, our girls will join you there.
bathing
Jurge Torfinson
Is there any news about events here in Riva?
The pirates are making trouble. As if the guild wasn’t enough! There are odd rumors about the old rat-catcher’s disappearance. Please, tell us about the pirates! Have you heard anything about the rat-catcher?
Riva
Lana Torbens, Lauriel Dewsparkle, Saladon Starsong, Tarsinion
Is there any news about the orcs?
No, there are hardly any warriors left in the area’s orc tribes. Most have probably gone south with the big armies, and there’ll be far fewer of them coming back. The orcs won’t be up to much this way.
orcs
Feyaria, Sina Leska
Is there any news floating around?
I keep hearing about the pirates being at war with the guild. But I couldn’t say if that qualifies as news for you.
Riva
Darian Zandor, Tarsinion
Is there any news from town?
I keep hearing that the pirates have built fortifications on Sorrek, but I couldn’t say whether that’s news to you. Apparently, they have six ships, which they use to seize trading vessels by the score. The ships they attack just disappear with no survivors! It’s really bad.
Riva
Lana Torbens
Is there any news?
Well, animals keep disappearing all the time. People are saying that the mage from the tower south of town catches them to use in his unholy experiments.
Riva
Wulf Larenson
Is there any news?
Aye, there’s a haunting again at the old watchtower right around the corner here, they say, yer health! And the door’s been bricked shut for years against it. - ‘Course it’s all just hot air! I’ve been living here fer years now, and the only disturbance I’ve noticed is the wailing of those claiming to ’ve seen the spooks, yer health!
Riva
Kalman Gerrich
Is there any news?
What can I say, you’ve had us running around a fair bit these days. Well, you should know most of the talk about the old watchtower and the sewers is quite unfounded. We’ve spread most of it to keep people at a distance.
Riva
The Hag
Is there anything edible around here?
We have fish soup, shrimp soup and seaweed soup. What about meat? For two extra ducats I can hire goblins to knock down a seagull for you. Eh… Don’t bother. Can we get an omelet instead? Or maybe pies or cheese? An omelet? Only if you lay eggs yourself! Where do you think you are? Royal feast?! Order your soup or begone!!! But mind you, this is the only decent inn on this island! The old woman is clearly furious and mumbles curses under her breath.
food
Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Barded Apeman, Black Apeman, Sad Apeman, Sleepy Apeman, Young Apeman
Is there anything interesting about Thunata?
We do not understand. Can you please show us around? Thrak! The apeman waves in the direction of the Thunata’s tower. h1 .gold {display:none;}
town
Movert Welzelin
Is there anything interesting in town we should know about?
Most people avoid the Holberks. I used to have many neighbors, but now most people from around here have moved to different parts of town. Soon there’ll be only Holberks left on the north side of town.
Riva
Grusam the Shipwright, Ilke Ehrwald
Is there anything interesting to be seen around here?
Now the dwarves, they hae’ dug a few shafts no far from here. Nothing special aboot that, ye’d say, if this weren’t so close to the briny. Sure everyone knew from the start that mine would no bring in the profit, but the dwarves keep digging awa’. There’s a lot o’talk aboot it, because nay one can think of a proper reason for it.
Riva
Salix Musker
Is there anything interesting to see around here?
A bit to the east the dwarves have dug some mine shafts. Normally, they do that in the mountains, not on the coast! I have no idea what they expect to find.
Riva
Belona Huisdorn
Is there anything of interest going on around Riva?
Well, the dwarves have dug some shafts down the hills a bit east of town, darling. And that with them being so shy of water and usually going for the high ranges far from the coast! They pretend to be looking for ore there, but I happened to overhear two dwarves talking about some artifact they want to excavate. I wonder why orcs attacked the dwarves, don’t you, love? I mean, there’s nothing in that mine the orcs could value. And on top of it, they can expect the dwarves to take revenge now.
Riva
Charinje Elmsjen
Is there anything of interest here in Riva we should know about?
The Holberks are living not far from here. They’re said to be related to the orcs - could be true, too, judging from what they look like. The Holberks live in a virtual ghetto, because most humans around there have moved to different parts of town, and their houses are empty.
Riva
Rahjane
Is there anything of interest in Riva we should know about?
Sure there is, cheeky - me and my cute lady-friends for starters! Give us a try, we have only satisfied customers!
Riva
Zyla Horger
Is there anything of interest in Riva we should know about?
It’s not exactly in Riva, but in the swamps outside there’s a tower, where a magician has set up shop. Not that I’ve anything against magicians - I’ve been friends with one for years - but the guy in that tower gives me the creeps: he’s butchering innocent pets for some weird experiments of his.
Riva
Darian Zandor
Is there anything of interest in Riva we should know about?
Well, I like to go and take a look at the old watchtower by the harbor once in a while. It’s said to be haunted, you know. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to meet a ghost there. We have! [short_name worst=SN] growls, and the magician’s face turns slightly red.
Riva
Igen, son of Igrim, Kalman Gerrich
Is there anything of interest in this town?
Some pirates have taken hold of the isle of Sorrek outside the city. The town council would love to be rid of them, but there’s not much chance of that. The guards haven’t got enough men for it. Now the councilors are hoping that the guild will solve the problem for them. Those freebooters are quite a thorn in the side of Ui Chearghail and his people, too, you see.
Riva
Quendan Sandström
Is there anything of interest in town?
Well, it’s not strictly in town, but a bit outside, near the hot springs. They say there’s an old tower there. The whole area is one gigantic swamp, but even so, there’s a mage been living there for years now. Doesn’t want to be disturbed, probably.
Riva
Hane Timpski
Is there anything of interest to see in this town?
Well now, that’s a matter of opinion! It seems that all the action in this town is below ground these days, you know. If you can believe what people say, there are more folk walking about down in the sewers than up on the streets.
Riva
Duridanya Zornbrecht, Salkya Zumdick, The Svelltdalian
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
Since that siege, Lowangen became an expansive place. It is said, the Orcs let everybody in, but nobody out.
Lowangen
Ferryman, Rogullf the Obese
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
At Lowangen you’ll only be able to get food, if you’re carrying a well filled pouch.
Lowangen
Menchegal the Older, Mora Elbersen
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
Meagre times, hehe!
Lowangen
Brother Praiodan, Dimiona Adingor, Elgor Onder, Kysira
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
Everything ran short in Lowangen: weapons, food, herbs, simply everything…
Lowangen
Alara Hilman, Elliane Sevenstones, Phexhilf Ogendrosch
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
Sieged by the Orcs.
Lowangen
Rahjada, Rowena Pauspiarken, Ugo Plotz
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
The town is cut off from any supplies. Who wants to survive there, will need a lot of money.
Lowangen
Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst, Raul Zumendick
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
Things must be totally chaotic there, the town has been cut off from any supplies.
Lowangen
Farmion vom Kvill, Gerlanje, Ginya Ingborn, Mistress Usdiane, Ulfried Gundahl
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
If Lowangen falls, the whole Svellt Dale will be in Orcish hands.
Lowangen
Desdira Falconbrook, Ferryman, Praiadne Oldenstein
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
It is said, it has terrible conditions there, since the Orcs are at the gates.
Lowangen
Hubbert, Sohn des Hubbert von Hiltorp
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
If you manage to get into Lowangen, you better count on spending quite some time there. And let me tell you, a siege like that is nothing to sneeze at if you’re stuck on the inside.
Lowangen
Praiadne Eliran
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
Do not mention that place whose inhabitants blaspheme against Praios every day of the week.
Lowangen
Ronar Northerstone
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
The jewel of the north if you ask me, but you’re not even allowed to think that in New Lowangen.
Lowangen
Eilif Yasmasson, Vistella Ebenborn, Xerinn
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
Well, the market building used to be the social center of the town, but these days it’s just a hideout for various lowlifes.
Lowangen
Desdira Falconbrook, Fladim Petermann, Jhaell Startrail, Praiodane Warsing
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
Besides the two academies at the market square and in the Colorful Flight, there’s the old refuge castle of the Grey Staves up in the extreme north of town.
Lowangen
Eida Matjus, Riva Salmonhaul, Thorescha
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
Everything is scarce in Lowangen these days: weapons, food, herbs, you name it…
Lowangen
Grabosch Guidon, The Rod and the Mare, Vistella Ebenborn
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
If you need some weapons, go and see Dragan in the Svellt Wash — that guy can organize anything.
Lowangen
Duridanya Zornbrecht, Kysira, Thorescha
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
I’ve heard about this fellow who supposedly managed to drive his horse cart through the Orcish lines without losing his life in the process.
Lowangen
Antharon, Parinor Vormtann, Red Livia
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
Why should I tell you a lot of things about Lowangen. Just take a look around and see for yourselves what the Flower of the North has come down to.
Lowangen
Parinor Vormtann, Rahjada, Tronde Ismanson
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
They can’t house any more refugees even in the temple of Travia. If the gods have forsaken us, we are all doomed!
Lowangen
Antharon, Council, Farmion vom Kvill
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
Actually, Lowangen consists of three separate settlements: There’s the Colorful Flight up north, then there’s Eydal in the south — that used to a small village of its own — and anything on the island is part of Lowangen’s Old Town.
Lowangen
Brin Vaskendantz, Thorin Bromkop
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
If you need expensive information, you should go to the Orc Death. Mind you, you’ll have to watch your purse and coat, but often, you can learn things there that aren’t common knowledge. And where can we find the Orc Death? The Orc Death is in Svelltwash, but the exact route there isn’t easy to describe. Head back into town, and ask there again.
Lowangen
Agdulf Merenbroth, Berman Helmisch, Mora Elbersen
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
If you want to stock up, there’s a shop right across the street. Where is this Roglima's shop? Roglima has her shop on Old Gashok Road right by the town wall.
Lowangen
Master Yendrion, Roglima the Great
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
There’s a tavern around the corner here by the old canal where they water the drinks a bit less than usual.
Lowangen
Borumir Onderbourg, Isidore Sanderstein, The Blonde Fellow, Wonderland
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
Ask Dragan.
Lowangen
Dorijke Basten, Eolanda Sinzig
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
The newest town quarter in Lowangen is the Colorful Flight. That’s where most Elves have taken up residence.
Lowangen
Caerleon, Eldariel Raindreamer, Goswin Meeltheuer, Halina Hartnam
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
If you’re looking for a bit of entertainment, there’s this place right around the corner called The Rod and the Mare.
Lowangen
Alvinia Zuliban, Red Livia, Vitus Gullits
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
Go to the Orc Death in Svelltwash. It’s a bad crowd that hangs out in there, but still, you’ll get the best information! Information not meant for just anybody, if you get my drift. Orc Death? What a nice name for a tavern. The landlord lost his wife and children when the Orcs attacked the Svellt Dale. Since then, he surrounds himself with with a bad crowd down in his tavern.
Lowangen
Albin Laikakis, Caerleon, Eldariel Raindreamer, Klonballa Sjopkewitz
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
There are two academies in Lowangen, one by the market square and the other one in the Colorful Flight, right up north where no one gets bothered by it.
Lowangen
Galiel Finchfern, The Rod and the Mare
Is there anything of particular interest within Lowangen?
For herbs, you won’t find a better selection than Farmion’s. Where is this Farmion fellow’s shop? Farmion’s shop is on Lizard Dredge, right next to the white house. I have no idea where he gets herbs from even in these troubled times, but I know for a fact that he still has serviceable stuff.
Lowangen
Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea
Is there anything of particular interest within Rorkvell?
What exactly do you want to know about? The mine The tavern Town exit We want to know about the mine. Dwarves and humans mine ore there to make weapons for the orcs. Orcs supply workers with food and medicine, so many of the townspeople chose to become miners. We want to know about the tavern. There is something odd about this place. It is the only building in Rorkvell that is infested by rats. Ogdan hires lots of rat-catchers from the neighbor towns, but none of them has managed to exterminate the rats. In addition, Ogdan is constantly visited by suspicious individuals. I know for sure that many of them are magicians and witches. I saw them leave the town with the help of transformation spells. We need to get out of Rorkvell. Is there a secret exit? I don’t know about the exit, but there is definitely a secret entrance. You got here somehow, didn’t you? Why don’t you try to get out the same way?
town
Officer of the Guard
Is there anything of particular interest within the town?
You’ve come to the wrong place for travel information. Now, is there anything important I can help you with?
town
Maren Aberdan
Is there anything of special interest in Riva?
Well, there’s an old watchtower at the harbor, not far from here. They say it’s haunted again. I don’t know whether there’s anything to that, but these stories keep turning up again every so often.
Riva
Gerosch, son of Gorasch
Is there anything special about Riva you could tell us?
A mighty strange fellow has taken residence in the old tower south of town. He’s experimenting with animals, and I’d bet he’s in league with demons, too.
Riva
Wolfson Ingosdottin
Is there anything special about Riva?
Well, what should be so special in Riva? Riva is a town like all others. It is the times that are special. These days, it is important to be prepared for anything. It is not undangerous, I think. But you were right to come to me, as I said.
Riva
Grimor Arados
Is there anything special around here?
There’s a black magician plying his unholy trade south of the town. But the guy doesn’t dare show his face in town, he’s completely holed up in his tower.
Riva
Boronian Stonemason
Is there anything special going on here in Riva?
Oh yes, there’s a crime wave sweeping through town. A good thing the judge is on his toes. And not enough with the guild making news, now there’s the pirates acting up as well. Let me tell you, I’ll be up to my ears in work once the guards do their job! Why,… what work? Oh, didn’t you know? I’m the town executioner.
Riva
Dorota Harzscharrer
Is there anything special going on in Riva?
Oh, yes! Since the new rat-catcher woman moved into the house next to Firun temple, the streets of Lower Wyk have been flooded with homeless boys! They keep bringing her dead rats. I saw it myself several times!
Riva
Andra Solvasdotter
Is there anything special going on in Riva?
The old watchtower at the harbor is safe ground for now. We’re spreading rumors of it being haunted, that keeps most people away. And we can deal with the few nosy parkers who do turn up there.
Riva
Sina Leska, Susa Fredor
Is there anything special to be seen around here?
Well, there’s the dwarven mine, that’s fairly unusual this close to the sea!
Riva
Suschin Tranjung
Is there anything special to be seen in this town?
Wenches, I tell you! There are wenches in this place! The man draws voluptuous curves in the air with both hands. We’re wench enough ourselves! [short_name sex=1] snorts enraged. [short_name sex=0] looks up with interest, garnering angry looks from the women in the party!
Riva
Brand Garaldson
Is there anything special to know about Riva?
There certainly is! This used to be respectable area once, but now the blackpelts have made it their own -infiltrated it, that’s what they have done. You can’t walk the streets these days for half-breeds! All the righteous citizens who used to live here have moved away. Only the instrument maker and the seeress have stayed beside me. - But we’ll show those blackpelts and their kin, they won’t be rid of us!
Riva
Susa Fredor
Is there anything special to tell about this town?
Something special, hah - you’re lucky to stay alive, with murderous criminals prowling the streets at night. There’s hardly a day without victims falling prey to them. And what are the guards doing? No-good, useless bums!
Riva
Asgrim Kollberg, Nikifor Wartenberg, Tinker
Is there anything to eat around here?
I can’t help you with that.
food
Dugdolf the Fat, Elliane Sevenstones, Fuhrfrau Fahrandin, Garescha, daughter of Gella, Gerbald Nordern, Gisbert von Norburg, Hubbert, Sohn des Hubbert von Hiltorp, Ilvina Endares, Lippens the Duck, Menchegal the Older, Mother Whitchild, Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan, The Svelltdalian, Vothan Dengeler
Is there anything to eat around here?
For just a couple of coins we’ll feed you all!
food
Blackbeard, Boromil Bjalthorn, Endor Jorndal, Erolfone Lotusdust, Haldara Alberg, Jasgard Elsingor, Mariaka Windbreker, Peraidelen Parigon, Permine Agtstein, Praiodane Warsing, Rogullf the Obese, Ronar Northerstone, Rondrian Ironfist, Taschanna Tardor, Zuliana Saldek
Is there anything to eat around here?
We have everything your hearts desire! For a measly silver thalers, you will all be able to sate hunger and thirst.
food
Alara Zanderod, Angroscha, Darina Schumilo, Dorijke Basten, Elgor Onder, Eslam Eiderstein, Gorben Westfar, Halina Hartnam, Hella Skarpenberg, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Phexhilf Ogendrosch, Torik Jostran, Ulfried Gundahl, Umya Tjolgarn, Vitus Gullits
Is there anything to eat around here?
I’m afraid I can’t offer you anything to eat, but I’ll gladly serve you some watered-down wine.
food
Dergam, son of Duglim, Farling Ailriksfeuer
Is there anything to eat around here?
Drink is more important than food. A nice barrel of brandy is the best bracer for an honest day’s work.
food
Aldare Stonebucket, Isidore Sanderstein, Praiadne Eliran, Umora Miral
Is there anything to eat around here?
That is something you had best inquire about at the inn.
food
Antharon, Eldariel Raindreamer, Old Whaler, Roßwid
Is there anything to eat around here?
Sorry, but I can’t give you anything from the little that’s left for me.
food
Dorota Harzscharrer, Rahjala, The Blonde Fellow
Is there anything to eat around here?
You don’t look like you could not take care of yourselves.
food
Eilif Yasmasson
Is there anything to eat around here?
Huh, the hunger is bearable, as long as you have a decent store of Premian fire! When my mother sailed against the Golden Coast on the Storm Bride, they didn’t have a bite to eat onboard for three months, I tell you, but they had barrels of fire, and they all survived, fer sure!
food
Ugo Plotz
Is there anything to eat around here?
[season id="1"]Yes, I happen to have something in stock. Take a look around.[/season] [season id="-1"]Unfortunately, I have nothing to offer. But maybe… hm, I’m not exactly sure, but eventually Dragan Escht may be able to help you. This guy isn’t what you call straight, though he achieves a lot of things. You’ll find him at the western wall of Old Lowangen. But be careful, he’ll grant you nothing for free![/season]
food
Olgadja Dimrinen, Vistella Ebenborn
Is there anything to eat around here?
You’re in luck, I’ve got something. Why don’t you look around?
food
Berman Helmisch, Zaskia Angrond
Is there anything to eat around here?
Hunger and thirst. Those are the two strongest weapons of that orcish scum.
food
Borumir Onderbourg, Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir, Riva Salmonhaul
Is there anything to eat around here?
Very scarce.
food
Xobert Zornbrecht
Is there anything to eat around here?
We’ll show those Orcs that willpower can conquer mere hunger and thirst.
food
Wendeolf Gerber
Is there anything to eat around here?
You came to the right place, my friends. This tavern offers the best fish dishes in the whole North. I dine here every day!
food
Boronje Tiszauer
Is there anything to eat around here?
Firun, Efferd and Peraine were merciful to us this year. Meat, fish or seasonal vegetables — just name it, we have it all!
food
Desmoda Truespring
Is there anything unusual going on in Riva?
The guild is quite prominent lately, but there’s nothing in particular I could tell you about that.
Riva
Hesindian, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst, Taschanna Tardor
Is there anything we need to know about the Rorwhed you could tell us?
It’s said that servants of the Nameless One have settled there. The orcs have supposedly nested Rorwhed somewhere as well. They’d fit right in with the other scum at large in there.
mountains
Fladim Petermann, Hanthar Henkelbrandt
Is there anything we need to know about the Rorwhed you could tell us?
The Orcs have infested Rorkvell, and there’s talk going around about one of their generals being there.
mountains
Gerbald Nordern, Iwain Basiliskslayer, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Rumhild Rohalsdottir
Is there anything we need to know about the Rorwhed you could tell us?
The Rorwhed has always been avoided by decent folk, for there are all sorts of riff-raff hiding out in the mountains.
mountains
Eilif Windorn, Erolfone Lotusdust, Gerbald Nordern
Is there anything we need to know about the Rorwhed you could tell us?
They say there’s a cult site of the One Without a Name in the Rorwhed, but who knows. The Orcs may have done at least one good deed and burned that temple down to the ground.
mountains
Hesindian, Lynissel Mistcarver, Tronde Ismanson
Is there anything we need to know about the Rorwhed you could tell us?
There are a number of paths through those mountains. Courageous travelers use them as shortcuts when traveling to Kvirasim or to Riva.
mountains
Asgrim Kollberg, Ingolf Mengardson, Sister Druffin
Is there anything we need to know about the Rorwhed you could tell us?
Rorkvell doesn’t exist any more — the orcs have razed it.
mountains
Dietgel Fridgard, Jasper Elkensiepen, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea
Is there anything we need to know about the Rorwhed you could tell us?
There’s a cave quite close to the Nuran Springs where dwarves are supposed to be living.
mountains
Artherion, Baron of Hjalthorn, Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst, Rondrian Ironfist
Is there anything we need to know about the Rorwhed you could tell us?
From Tiefhusen to Rorkvell, the way along the Ror is quite decent, actually, but apart from that, you have to find your own way within the Rorwhed most of the time.
mountains
Hjore von Beilunk, Ingolf Mengardson, Jasper Elkensiepen
Is there anything we need to know about the Rorwhed you could tell us?
What do you want in those mountains?! It’s much more comfortable to travel along the Svellt.
mountains
Gisbert von Norburg
Is there anything we need to know about traveling you could tell us?
Talk to the people you meet in inns and taverns. You can gain important information from them.
travel
Quenia Stardust
Is there anything you can tell us about the guild or the tradesmaster?
Only what’s going around! Ui Chearghail is in charge of the guild, and he seems to be good at it!
persons
Menchegal the Older, The Svelltdalian
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
Seeking adventures, eh? You should check in at the “Safe Shelter” then. It is said, there’s a lot of action, even through the night.
lodgings
‘Treasure’, Dugdolf the Fat, Susann Heder
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
Yes, a roof over your head is worth its weight in gold! I can’t help you there, I’m afraid.
lodgings
Rahjane Elvefield
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
If you can’t find an inn, you might try asking at the tavern. For a decent payment, the landlord may even offer you his own bed.
lodgings
Desdira Falconbrook, Farmion vom Kvill
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
You won’t have any luck there. I’d be surprised if you did.
lodgings
Mistress Usdiane, Parinor Vormtann
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
We’ll soon need the inns because we don’t have any other place for the sick.
lodgings
Jhaell Startrail, Vitus Gullits
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
With luck, you might yet find a place somewhere in the Colorful Flight.
lodgings
Brother Traviadan
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
You are sure to find lodgings without any trouble, for the good citizens of this time are very well regarded by the Goddess for their generous hospitality. We have no place left, unfortunately, as the Goddess has already welcomed so many fugitives into her home.
lodgings
Hensger the Older, Ingolf Mengardson, Phexhilf Ogendrosch
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
There’s an inn right around the corner, opposite the temple of Travia — go ask there.
lodgings
Bridge Guard, Eolan Vanderen
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
I can recommend the Bit and Ducat. It’s straight across the market square in the Fox Den.
lodgings
Eslam Eiderstein
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
There’s the Little Duke around the corner.
lodgings
Alara Zanderod, Zaskia Angrond
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
There’s a small boarding house at the Fourbridge, House Eydal. Mayhap they have something left. If you can’t get anything at House Eydal, try the Trenchbog.
lodgings
Alrik Abelmir Anderweg, The Blonde Fellow
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
Ah, have you tried at the Trenchbog?
lodgings
Wendeolf Gerber
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
If there are no rooms left in the inn, try the local brothel. An overnight stay there is more expensive than in the inn, but the beds are cleaner and warmer.
lodgings
Haka Gorening, Rahjadés, Rahjanja, Umora Miral
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
There is an inn in town where you should be able to find something to your liking.
lodgings
Osme Tuchhöfer
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
My humble abode is too small to accommodate you, but you can spend the night in my barn. Smells unpleasant, but it’s relatively dry.
lodgings
Boronje Tiszauer
Is there anywhere where we could find lodgings for the night?
We have a brothel in our town. It is so cheap that even itinerant hunters stay there overnight.
lodgings
Is there fish to catch?
Brabacuda flesh is poisonous.
fishing
Katimäki, Pawla Pschelawod
Is there something interesting in Leikinen?
Actually there are two peculiarities worth mentioning. The first is the Boron temple of Nija, probably the northernmost temple of this cult, and the second is the so-called Tenjos, a bizarre group of rocks a good twenty miles east of Leikinen.
travel
Wolfman Lustbader
Know anything about Bosper Jarnug, the city judge?
Just by name, but there’s a lot of talk about him! - What a life! If he’s got his eye on someone, he gets the guards to pick her up. And you better be very nice to him, or you’ll rot in jail, hehehe!
persons
Dimiona Adingor, Eolan Vanderen, Garescha, daughter of Gella, Salkya Zumdick, Ugo Plotz, Zaskia Angrond
Let us talk about Lizard Men for a while.
Male and female achaz look exactly the same! Hearing their hissing voices doesn’t help either.
achaz
Brother Traviadan, Dorijke Basten, Jandor Ungert, Jasgard Elsingor, Kysira, Riva Salmonhaul
Let us talk about Lizard Men for a while.
They prefer a simple, peaceful way of life adapted to their mostly swampy habitat, and subsist on hunting or fishing.
achaz
Hella Skarpenberg, Hesindian, Mistress Usdiane, Osme Tuchhöfer, Parinor Vormtann, Thorescha, Xerinn
Let us talk about Lizard Men for a while.
Only the Svellt kin of lizardfolk adapted to the northern weather and learned to hibernate in winter. Other tribes living in Lizard Swamps, Rain Forest, Maraskan and on Wild Islands, cannot do that. The cold is detrimental to them, as it is to all reptiles.
achaz
Farmion vom Kvill, Gaybern Weidenjoch, Gorben Westfar, Halina Hartnam, Hesindian, Jasgard Elsingor, Master Yendrion, Mistress Usdiane, Osme Tuchhöfer, Roglima the Great
Let us talk about Lizard Men for a while.
They call themselves Achaz. In their language Rssahh it means Eternal People. And they are truely ancient. In the tenth era, the lizards had created the first high culture of Aventuria, but their magical and architectural knowledge of that time was almost completely lost.
achaz
Alvinia Zuliban, Bridge Guard, Eolanda Sinzig
Let us talk about Lizard Men for a while.
Lizardmen also used to worship the goddess Tsa. They call her Zsahh.
achaz
Ginya Ingborn, Herbalist, Joruna Wirselin, Kysira, Old Shepherd, Rohel Gumbaldson, Ugdalf Abelmin
Let’s speak about herbs!
He who searches for herbs may make quite some bucks out of it.
herbs
Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan
Let’s speak about the Nivesian folk.
Nivesians are known to be peaceful and hospitable, freely sharing what little wealth they have with travelers. Those who accept their beliefs and respect their customs have found them to be friendly and true to their wolfish companions, they believe that strength comes to those who work in a pack, especially in the unforgiving northern wastes. As such, Nivesians rarely get into a fight, knowing that bloodshed is usually senseless. Conflict is settled by the shamans, or, at most, in ritual duels.
peoples
Guard at North Gate
Let’s talk about Kor, should we?
Kor’s rituals are way to bloody and unnecessary cruel. I don’t understand people who worship him.
gods
Kornax de Rysvik, Officer of the Guard
Let’s talk about Kor, should we?
He represents battle, conquest, honor and physical strength.
gods
Falkert Duberwin, Korima of Attica, Kornax de Rysvik
Let’s talk about Kor, should we?
Kor is the demigod of battle. His symbol is a manticore.
gods
Guard at South Gate, Kornax de Rysvik
Let’s talk about Kor, should we?
Kor as the son of Rondra and dragon Famerlor and thus is a demigod!
gods
Let’s talk about local animals.
Large numbers of vultures in the sky are most likely circling some animal (or a traveler in the desert) that is almost dead.
animals
Katimäki, Riva Salmonhaul
Let’s talk about local animals.
Badgers feed on worms, fruit, and small rodents. They do not consider humans to be prey, but they defend themselves when startled or threatened.
animals
Grabosch Guidon, Merchant, Red Livia
Let’s talk about Praios, shall we?
Strange things happen, when Praios doesn’t show his head.
Praios
Ernbrecht Tralloper, Ginya Ingborn
Let’s talk about Praios, shall we?
My heart beats more for Peraine. After all, I make my living through her mercy.
Praios
Demion Vask, Fuhrfrau Fahrandin, Merchant, Red Livia
Let’s talk about Praios, shall we?
I worship Him, but sometimes it’s better to make sure He doesn’t see what you’re doing.
Praios
Jasper Elkensiepen
Let’s talk about snakes!
Constrictors are not poisonous. Instead they try to squeeze their prey to death and then swallow it whole.
animals
Ilke Ehrwald
Let’s talk about that guild and its tradesmaster.
The guild or the guard, tha’ is the question. Now, if it was me who had tae decide, Ui Chearghail would be leading this town.
persons
Swafnan Grimason, Zerinka
Let’s talk about the fish in the area.
Striped sharks are very aggressive and gather in small hunting groups to seek prey.
fishing
Ilke Ehrwald, Isida Ingstrok, Wulf Larenson
Listen, could you tell us something about those pirates?
Aye, the pirates, they’re based on Sorrek, but they must have some bridgehead in town, too! They’ve crossed the path o’ the guild lately, and now the two are at loggerheads, fighting to the blood, yer health!
pirates
The Rod and the Mare
May we stay in the brothel for the night?
Of course! If you would like a bit of fun, come on in, my friends. Mind you, the fun isn’t for free: 16 gold ducats per person, but that includes a cozy night’s stay!
lodgings
A powerfully good-looking priest, Liska Lordred, Maren Aberdan, Thousand Desires
Maybe you can tell us some more about Rahja?
There are better ways than mere words to show you the boundless joy that is Rahja…
Rahja
Rahjane
Maybe you can tell us something about the guild?
They’ve never bothered us. But you can!
persons
Wulf Larenson
Maybe you could tell us something about a guy named Tarik?
Tarik? Aye sure, he lives next door! Comes in here often enough, yer health! The tavernkeeper looks around and points him out to you: Ye can hardly miss Tarik’s table, he’s sitting by himself as usual. The tavernkeeper looks around and shrugs: If he were here, ye’d see all the other places at his table free.
persons
Ariona Silverdew, Berman Helmisch, Dorijke Basten, Gorben Westfar, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Ugdalf Abelmin
Maybe you could tell us something about basilisks?
A basilisk’s aura rots vegetation, covers soil with mildew, turns water into poisonous broth, and changes air into corrosive gas, killing every animal in the vicinity. Areas thus afflicted become toxic pits that remain deadly for weeks. Nothing grows in these wastelands for months afterwards, and anyone unfortunate enough to find themselves in the area (or too foolish to avoid it) suffers nausea, headaches, blurred vision, and even blindness.
animals
Ilke Ehrwald
Maybe you could tell us something about the judge?
There’s a real man, now! Everything he does is on solid ground! And such a looker, tae boot!
persons
Storanio Vardari, Tarsinion
Maybe you could tell us something about the pirates?
Are there any in this area? I have not been out much lately, you know, I don’t hear everything that goes around…
pirates
Elya Ords
Maybe you know something about the guild or the tradesmaster?
Well, I assume it’s the guild that spreads all that talk about monsters in the sewers. The guildmembers hide from the guards down there, so they’re not keen having on a lot of trespassers!
persons
Duridanya Zornbrecht
Mayhaps you could tell us something about Ansvell?
There are various horror stories being told about Ansvell, but I wouldn’t believe a word of any of’em. Could you please retell those stories? No, I won’t tell you any of them — if you’re that hard pressed for entertainment, go ask the washer women.
swamps
Jandor Ungert
Mayhaps you could tell us something about Ansvell?
You will need some decent equipment if you plan on going into the swamps.
swamps
Farmion vom Kvill, Jasper Elkensiepen, Osme Tuchhöfer, Parinor Vormtann
Mayhaps you could tell us something about Ansvell?
There are valuable herbs growing in the swamp.
swamps
Gisbert von Norburg, Ingram son of Utzlesch, Lauriel Dewsparkle, Peraida Hender, Peraidelen Parigon, Rumhild Rohalsdottir
Mayhaps you could tell us something about Kvirasim?
What for? Just take a look around, and you’ll see you just can’t help loving this town.
town
Asgrim Kollberg, Eida Matjus, Florindel Gentlewave, Heralja Olafsen, Mariaka Windbreker
Mayhaps you could tell us something about Kvirasim?
Did you know the town name comes from the Norbadian?
town
Ancoron, Inrada Vormberg, Marje von Thorwal, Niorad Thornpicker
Mayhaps you could tell us something about Kvirasim?
Just between us convent girls: Among Elves, Kvirasim is called Quillyana.
town
Daleone Morningdew, Fladim Petermann, Lynissel Mistcarver, Saladon Starsong
Mayhaps you could tell us something about Kvirasim?
Just as it does to Elves, this true gem of a town gives shelter to Men as well.
town
Niodara Egenbrand, Xobert Zornbrecht
Mayhaps you could tell us something about Lowangen?
Ah, now! The town history is very interesting indeed. There are three historical core areas: the Old Town, Eydal and Colorful Flight. If you would like to take a look at a town map…
Lowangen
Brother Traviadan, Thousand Desires
Mayhaps you could tell us something about Lowangen?
Oh dear, everything was fine here before the orcs came.
Lowangen
Umya Tjolgarn
Mayhaps you could tell us something about the town?
Take a look around why don’t you?
town
Ingolf Mengardson, Jandor, Lippens the Duck
Mayhaps you could tell us something about Tiefhusen?
No action at this dump! Whaddya want around here? Aah — treasure hunters, eh? Ain’t satisfied yet, eh?
town
Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea
Might you be able to tell us something about local citizens?
I am not a market woman to spread gossip about people.
persons
Antharon, Desdira Falconbrook, Elimar Harder, Eolan Vanderen, Farfex Plotz, Merchant, Quenia Stardust, Umya Tjolgarn
Might you be able to tell us something about Phex?
The glory of Praios radiates everywhere, but sometimes, the night is longer than the day.
Phex
Eolan Vanderen, Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Jadwina Greenston, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Merchant, Quenia Stardust
Might you be able to tell us something about Phex?
Many believe they could make due without the weakest of the Twelve, but they are sadly mistaken.
Phex
Antharon, Asgrim Kollberg, Heralja Olafsen, Isidore Sanderstein, Meldavia Gosht, Merchant, Movert Welzelin, Yeto Orbegast
Might you be able to tell us something about Phex?
Whatever the invisible hands of the God and His servants take possession of is destined to grace the heavens!
Phex
Elimar Harder, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Risch-Adad sâl Alriq-Ninurta, Roglom, son of Radresch, Vistella Ebenborn
Might you be able to tell us something about Phex?
The worst of times or the best of times; it all depends on you.
Phex
Yeto Orbegast
Might you be able to tell us something about the town?
A gravedigger was attacked by undead a while ago in the city boneyard, next to the temple of Firun. Sure, he almost went and became his own customer, hehehe! - Oh, sorry, not the sort of subject to joke about!
Riva
Praiadne Oldenstein, Raul Zumendick
Might you be so kind as to tell us something about Praios?
You better go to the temple there. I am just a humble merchant.
Praios
Brother Praiodan, Praiadne Eliran, Praiodane Warsing
Might you be so kind as to tell us something about Praios?
Praios does not explain Himself. He is!
Praios
Brother Praiodan, Praiadne Eliran, Rijke Barnstein
Might you be so kind as to tell us something about Praios?
You aren’t suggesting that you have doubts about the Lord, are you?!
Praios
Brother Praiodan, Gordal Namir, Ingolf Kanborn
Might you be so kind as to tell us something about Praios?
Nothing will ever hinder the course of the sun.
Praios
Brother Praiodan, Grabosch Guidon, The Svelltdalian
Might you be so kind as to tell us something about Praios?
If you wish for His blessing, just prove yourselves worthy of it.
Praios
Tjall Hövensson
Might you be so kind as to tell us something about Praios?
You ask me, all those Praios freddies have been combed with a sledge hammer.
Praios
‘The Boar’
Might you be so kind as to tell us something about Praios?
The high lord of order and justice… Bha! Have ever seen order or justice? He does not exist. Eccentric bureaucrats invented him to keep the commoners in line!
Praios
Brother Inradon, Dugobalosch, Ingram son of Utzlesch, Inradon Xermosch
Might you give us some introduction into the art of smithery?
Now, the greatest smith of all times was the Dwarven prince Tordol, son of Thiodasch. But that is a long story… Please go on. We really want to hear it.
work
Armorer, Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
Might you give us some introduction into the art of smithery?
Menfolk don’t have the time it takes to learn the art to a decent degree. And dare I say Ingra has kept it from the elves on purpose.
work
Armorer, Arombolosch Ironarm, Tjall Hövensson
Might you give us some introduction into the art of smithery?
It’s easier than they say: just hammer it nice and hard!
work
Dergam, son of Duglim
Might you give us some introduction into the art of smithery?
I specialize in weapons. You’ll have your work cut out for you trying to find any axe in town that didn’t come out of my forge.
work
Armorer, Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha, Runhild Hermertal
Might you give us some introduction into the art of smithery?
Should you need a good weapon, ask at Ruxosch’s. He is the best weaponsmith in the north of Aventuria.
work
Armorer, Dugobalosch, Rowena Pauspiarken, Toryt son of Dutosch
Might you give us some introduction into the art of smithery?
You don’t look like someone who’d know what I’d be talking about.
work
Armorer, Armorer, Ingram son of Utzlesch, Inradon Xermosch, Ogrim, son of Olgosch, Tinker
Might you give us some introduction into the art of smithery?
In the olden days, when there was still some real steel, the things that were possible then! All the stuff you see nowadays is just hackwork.
work
Armorer, Halrima, daughter of Jorma, Inradon Xermosch, Jisila Bardenberg, Ogrim, son of Olgosch, Tinker
Might you give us some introduction into the art of smithery?
That’s no art. It’s a craft, and a very special one to boot!
work
Armorer, Armorer, Halrima, daughter of Jorma, Inradon Xermosch, Jisila Bardenberg, Rowena Pauspiarken, Runhild Hermertal
Might you give us some introduction into the art of smithery?
The most effective weapons are those custom forged for their owners.
work
Armorer, Thorin Bromkop
Might you give us some introduction into the art of smithery?
I’m pretty sure you don’t know enough about metalwork to teach me anything, and I don’t feel like giving a lecture. All right, but I’ll keep it brief, and that must be enough. Now: the most important things in smithery are the right alloy and the right temperature. What I’m trying to say is, you can’t just forge metal in a camp fire - that won’t work. Now, a master smith will be able to forge in a camp fire, of course, and he’ll even turn out something acceptable, but you mustn’t expect any miracles…
work
Armorer, Armorer, Berman Helmisch, Tjall Hövensson
Might you give us some introduction into the art of smithery?
Ingerimm’s trade is not so easily learned as many a soul seems to think!
work
Armorer, Roglima the Great
Might you give us some introduction into the art of smithery?
There are a few Humans who are fairly proficient at smithing, but all the real master smiths are from our people.
work
Armorer, Xobert Zornbrecht
Might you give us some introduction into the art of smithery?
The most important smith at Eydal is Roglima the Great. Well, if you don’t like dwarves you can of course go to Berman Helmisch too. How do we find Roglima? Roglima the Great has a smithy on the Old Gashok Road, right next to the wall. How do we find Berman Helmisch? To find Berman, go past the Bridge towards Colorful Flight.
work
Eran Dorgan
Might you tell us some more about the Fox?
Of course, the priest can tell you more about his god! He tells you that city temples devoted to him put a premium on his aspect as the God of Trade. As the God of Thieves and of Night, the Fox is worshipped only in places reserved to his priesthood.
Phex
Hjalka Oddosdotter
Mind telling us something about the judge?
Male or female, the judge isn’t all that particular, and anything he wants, he gets. The guards take more people into his bed than to the dungeons.
persons
Tinker
Now can you show us your craft?
Of course! Just look into my pannier.
trade
Jette Hafgebel
Now can you show us your craft?
There are two kinds of rope available, normal strength and extra strength - I can do special orders, too. A normal strength rope will set you back 5 hellers a pace, the extra strong one is 9 hellers. Normal strength is the sort of rope available in shops, whereas extra strong rope is used mainly aboard ships.
trade
Mother Whitchild
Pardon us, but we would like to hear about Tsa.
Without Her, you would not be here to ask questions.
Tsa
Lanja Ponder, Marje von Thorwal, Mother Whitchild
Pardon us, but we would like to hear about Tsa.
The orcs, too, are Her creations. Do not forget that!
Tsa
Alvinia Zuliban, Bridge Guard, Desmoda Truespring, Eolanda Sinzig, Lanja Ponder, Marje von Thorwal, Umora Miral
Pardon us, but we would like to hear about Tsa.
Simply see Her in all that is alive, and you will have done well by Her.
Tsa
Pardon us, but we would like to hear about Tsa.
There is too much blood on your hands to find Her favor.
Tsa
Widow Kysira
Perhaps I could trouble you for some warm water to wash?
Sure. Unless you prefer to wash alongside the river, you can clean up here. I can organize a bath tub and boil some water.
bathing
Salix Musker
Perhaps you could tell us something about the judge?
Well, for a while it looked as if the guild would take over Riva, but then Bosper Jarnug got in the driver’s seat and started cracking the whip. What do you mean ‘cracking the whip’? Well, there have been a number of arrests, including those of several high-ranking officials. There’s those who privately claim the judge is misusing his office to steer city politics. If that’s true, shouldn’t someone put a stop to it? Now, it isn’t as bad as it sounds: while the orcs keep holding the entire Northlands to ransom, we have good use for a strong man keeping the order in this town.
persons
Roglima the Great
Please go on. We want to hear the story!
Way back in history, before Man started claiming this land for its own, in the Thasch mountains there was a dwarven prince by the name of Tordol, son of Thiondasch, and he was the finest smith on Threa. His masterpiece should only be made from the very finest forged steel, so he began to wander the mountain ranges of the north with his closest advisors to look for the ores he needed to forge a truly perfect alloy. First, he came to the Great Peaks, where the orcs had settled in, and as they refused to pay him the tribute rightfully due a dwarven prince, Tordol was forced to claim his dues in their blood. It was a gruesome massacre, but Tordol overcame and subjugated them — from that day onwards the Great Peaks were called the Blood Peaks. But the ore of the Peaks was impure and unacceptable for the forge, so Tordol continued his journey to the north, though the ores of Rhorwhed were not of the kind Tordol was searching for either. While he continued his journey, Tordol received a sign from Ingerimm. Following this he found an ore, quite unknown until then, in the highest mountain of the Finsterkamm — Dark Soil. From this Dark Soil Tordol forged one masterpiece after another and back in those days the Finsterkoppen Pit was founded. Tordol gave thanks to Ingerimm by devoting a large temple cave to His worship. Tordol’s son Thiondasch aimed to even surpass the arts of smithery of his father. Believing it was the ore to flaw his forge works, he stole all the ore from the elves and brought it back with him to the Finsterkoppen. Ingerimm, who could not let this blasphemy go unpunished, in due retaliation took the soul of Thiondasch, placed it into the altar stone of His temple and forged it into anew form. It is said that Thiondasch to this very day is locked there to serve His god. While returning the ore, Ingerimm became weary of this drudgery. Phex noticed that fact and submitted a smart trade to Ingerimm: The dwarves might keep some of the ore if He was to receive the very first piece of smith’s work forged from it. Ingerimm accepted the offer but soon it became abundantly clear that all the remaining ore had to be used up to make just this one piece of forge work. Thus Ingerimm told Thiondasch to forge Star Trail, knowing it would be of no use to the Fox. … Now, that isn’t the end of the legend, of course, not by a long shot, but I think if I don’t stop there, you will still be sitting here and listening to me a week from now, so we will call it a day.
mountains, weapons
Olgadja Dimrinen
Please tell us about crowned stags.
The age of a crowned stag can be determined by its chin beard. The longer and grayer it is, the older and stronger the stag. Crowned stags remain healthy and vigorous even in old age.
animals
Belona Huisdorn
Please tell us about local animals.
Bird spiders have been growing more aggressive and are now considered an annoying pest.
animals
Please tell us about local animals.
When alligators are sated, they do not attack, and you can usually pass them by without risk.
animals
Saladon Starsong
Please tell us about local elves.
There are three elvish clans living in Kvirasim: Thorndance, Foglight and Dewglance. And which one do you belong to? Neither. I hail from a different place, although I have settled here centuries ago.
elves
Boronar, Erolfone Lotusdust, Garescha, daughter of Gella, Gaybern Weidenjoch, Olgadja Dimrinen
Please tell us about local elves.
They never come here.
elves
Nikifor Wartenberg
Please tell us about Norbardian customs.
They live in large family clans, though smaller groups or even solitary Norbardian wanderers are known.
peoples
Farling Ailriksfeuer, Frisulf Firunjon, Maren Gillisen, Wendeolf Gerber
Please tell us about outstanding figures of Enqui.
Hiade Sivedson was the lord of Enqui. He resided in a palace on the Will-o’-the-Wisp hill — just several paces from here. When the city was invaded by Thorwalians in 1010 BF, he was hanged.
persons
Andra Solvasdotter, Isida Ingstrok, Roelfu Neumasunden, Yeto Orbegast
Please tell us about Phex, the god of trade.
Phex is the most favored deity in this township. Traders, craftsmen, and yea, even the farmers, do all worship’im.
Phex
Peltjo from Kumo and Lappila clan
Please tell us about the Sky Wolves.
The sky wolves protect our tribes and in return, we worship them and all the wolves in general. Nivesian shamans are highly respected by their tribes and when they speak, everyone listens, even the tribe chiefs.
gods
Ardo Wintercold, Dhana Ghune, Kalman Gerrich, Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
Please tell us about the Stoerrebrandt College.
The whole college is sponsored by the House Stoerrebrandt — the wealthiest trade house in all Aventuria. Therefore, mages who train here have to work for the Stoerrebrandt merchants and their expeditions for a certain amount of time after their training. The students are trained in clairvoyance and combat magic, the two most important aspects for the Stoerrebrandt expeditions. The founder and current spectability is Rhenaya Cerrillio.
school
Vothan Dengeler
Please tell us about the town.
It’s nice here, isn’t it?
town
Isida Ingstrok
Please tell us about your business.
Verily, our trading house is the most ancient and esteemed in this town. Our commerce hath flourished chiefly through the trading o’salt and salted fish, and furthermore, we do export fine leather wares and cloth of the highest quality.
trade
Please tell us about your clan.
Our ancestors were noble dwarves from the clan of Aboralm. They used to be the richest dwarves in Aventuria. Their town was made of pure gold. But the damned orcs killed almost all of them. Since then, the remnants of the Aboralm clan have split into three main clans: red dwarves, deep dwarves, and a small bunch of dwarves living in Tjolmar.
dwarves
Olgadja Dimrinen
Please tell us about your kin.
We do not get involved in politics and care for little but the survival of our people and our way of life. Nevertheless, our history is actually one of the more tragic and bloody of the human races of Aventuria.
peoples
Hesindian
Please tell us more about the Golden Eye!
About four thousand years ago the dwarfish clan of Aboralm found the rich hinge and the golden town of Umrazim in Orcland at Firunswall. Alone among the dwarf races, the dwarves of Umrazim used slaves for mining — captured orcs from around the Firunswall. Rich and powerful, Umrazim prospered for many decades. But the ancient curse of the dragon, which the children of Alboralm had carried in the form of an emerald from Ordamon’s crown, once again ignited gold greed and false pride. In order to avoid sacrificing any of their treasures to their god, the dwarfs of Umrazim even turned away from Angrosh and remained constant in their greed. The local geodes have extracted the emerald from the Ordamon’s crown into a lens through which one could look into the depths of the earth and see all the treasures. With the help of this “eye of gold” the treasuries of Umrazim filled even more and soon overflowed. Around the time of the Second Dragon War, however, orc slave laborers, motivated by wealth, rebelled in the mines with the support of free orc tribes, eventually killing nearly all of the more than 5,000 dwarves abandoned by Angrosh in this cruel revolt. The mountain king Ardorag even sacrificed himself to Angrosch. After Umrazim fell into the hands of the orcs, it is widely believed that they took over a lot of knowledge from the dwarves and probably also developed the cult around the blacksmith god Gravesh. But the Golden Eye remained lost for thousands of years. The traces of the fleeing dwarves under Aboralm II are lost somewhere in western and northern Aventuria — they probably just gradually perished. Only in a few remote hinges and mines in Orcland have descendants of the lords of Umrazim survived, but nothing remains of their former power. One speaks of the dull, degenerate deep dwarves who are said to live somewhere there. But the traces of the mysterious red dwarfs can also be traced back to Umrazim. The dwarves from Tjolmar also claim to be the descendants of Aboralm. The gold of Umrazim is still the target of many treasure hunters and adventurers to this day, and there are numerous legends about the gold eye in particular.
artifacts
Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan
Please tell us more about the Norbardians.
Norbardians live in a matriarchic society, led by a so-called Muhm, an old and well-respected clan matron, who is supported by the Zibilja, the practitioners of the ancient Norbardian magic and scholars of their family clans.
peoples
Elliane Sevenstones, Roglom, son of Radresch
Please tell us something about elves.
Ask at Kvirasim! Knowin’ nothin’! Next topic…
elves
Rhiana Clouddancer, Skyvaheri Rotkenner
Please tell us something about the elves!
Well-well, where do I start? A’dao biunfey — I am a lea elf. Our folk is the friendliest among other elves. All elves have long pointy ears, handsome, proficient at almost all kinds of weapons, magically and musically gifted, good hunters and healers, make the best bows… What else?… Ah! We do not age! Elves are not too modest, are they? Ha-ha! Some of us are.
elves
Elliane Sevenstones, Halrima, daughter of Jorma
Please tell us something about the orcs, will you?
Nope — Nope, know nothing! What?! No! That’s enough! Man — get lost!
orcs
Inradon Xermosch
Please tell us something about the town.
That town is one of the oldest settlements of Aventuria.
town
Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
Please tell us something about the town.
There’s only few work for me here. Our people can stand a lot.
town
Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
Please tell us something about the town.
The part of the town inside the mountain is one of the most impressing achievements of the old master builders.
town
Helmar Birkenau
Please tell us what you know about the Nivesians.
Many Nivesians are also curious, as exploration is encouraged by their shamans. It is not unusual that young Nivesians who belong to larger tribes, leave for years, to journey through the southern lands. This has the purpose to support their tribe by having less mouths to feed for a while, while also giving the Nivesian wanderer new skills and experiences, which they can use to permanently support their tribe. As such, Nivesians are known to every southern civilization, even if they remain a rare sight.
peoples
Please, tell us about Oblarasim.
Oblarasim was once a settlement where elves and humans lived side by side and even the solitary Firn Elves have been seen there. However, in recent years, gold has been found in the nearby river Oblomon, which has led to a drastic increase in the human population. The elves are more and more a minority in their own settlement and many of the Wood Elves have decided to leave, to live in one of the southern settlements closer to the Salamander Stones.
town
‘Grimace’, ‘Grommet’
Please, tell us something about Parkauki.
It is often called the Settlement of the Cursed. And it is true. All of us are cursed.
island
‘The Boar’, Fredo Bloodleaf
Please, tell us something about Parkauki.
If you need a drink — go to “Snekkar”. If you need a woman — go to “Mokolash”. If you need a tool — go to “Whistler’s Stall”. If you need a life — go to the harbor, catch a raft and get out of here, until it’s too late.
island
The Hag
Please, tell us something about Parkauki.
There are no temples in Parkauki. But you can find shrines dedicated to Boron, Efferd, Xeledon and some other demigods.
island
Rowina Deepwater
Please, tell us something about Parkauki.
Local customs are rough, but the inhabitants have come to terms with the Thorwalers in Enqui: they leave Parkauki alone as long as we warn them when the orcs show up.
island
Fredo Bloodleaf
Please, tell us something about Parkauki.
All the huts stand on boats or other rafts, almost all of which are moored together. This way it looks almost like an ordinary village.
island
‘Foxy’
Please, tell us something about the island.
We don’t welcome people who are too curious. Understood?
island
Idra Kormin
Please, tell us something about this town.
We bailiffs see there’s law and order! Everything’s fine in Riva. People will talk, but believe me, we’ve got everything under control.
Riva
Gravesh Priest
Please, tell us something about your kin.
Most orc clans recognize only strength. But our Korogai clan is famous for its excellent blacksmiths. We appreciate good handicraft. The right tool in your hands can be more important than brute force.
orcs
Holberkian Girl
Please, tell us something interesting about Holberks.
Granny says that holberks were made by a witch woman in Orkland. She took orcs and elves from the forest and then mixed them! Like this, see? The girl folds fingers of both hands together. Some holberks didn’t like to live with orcs so they escaped from Orkland, formed a new clan and settled in Riva.
holberks
Rumors: Riva
during the last full moon, the werewolf was seen again! And pretty close to the rat-catcher’s place it was, too. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s him, you know — probably, he’s been bitten by a wererat, and now he’s hiding in the sewers. It’s high time the guards did their duty: the guild, the rat-catcher, all those no-goodniks lurking about in the shadows ought to be put behind bars is what I say! Tarik is constantly sneaking about near the Holberks these days, as if he was one of them. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Tarik turned out to be in cahoots with the orcs and the Holberks. He’s always been one to know what side his bread’s buttered on — I wouldn’t put it past him to sell out his town to the blackpelts for a few pieces of gold. the guild emptied a city guard warehouse not so long ago, all night a company was patrolling around it, and not one of them noticed! — Bad enough they let their gear get stolen out from right under their noses, now that scum is right well armed, cause that was where the kept the equipment for their elite units, no cheap iron there, only well-balanced blades and expensive armor! the tradesmaster was seen in town again just lately, so I’ve heard. It’s deplorable, isn’t it, when a tried and sentenced murderer can openly walk through town without being bothered! Right across the market square he walked, I’ve heard, and the guards just stood by and made stupid faces — can you believe it? the executioner must be sharpening his axe. From what you hear, the guards are preparing for a decisive blow against the guild. Heads are going to roll, and not just down in the sewers! That’ll be curtains for a high-placed official or two as well. there are another four “shipments” on route to the orcs from the Holberks. There’s never been that much at one time. It won’t be long until they swarm over the town, probably. But there haven’t been any warriors sighted for months, those orcs did an excellent job camouflaging their army! The council has thought about using the opportunity to destroy that scum once and for all, but of course they’ll have to consider the consequences if Riva does fall to them later. the Ulfarans have moved, too! Well, they would, who’d want to stay there with the blackpelts? Sure, the Ulfarans have moved all the way to the other side of town, on the opposite river bank. — They said they didn’t care to have to move again in two years time. Those Holberks are spreading through town at a frightening pace. Soon, they’ll have all the righteous citizens driven out, and then Riva will have fallen to the blackpelts without a fight. there’s travelers disappearing near town constantly. At first, people said they’d probably stumbled into the hidden army camp of the orcs, but’s is only single travelers what disappear. That sounds more like they’re being ambushed. I’d bet that’s the creep in the tower doing it, he’s starting to want more than just animals for his experiments! it seems like the judge’s made his moves on a woman again. For a while there it seemed he was only be interested in men. But hey, who cares what sorts Jarnug fools around with? Just as long as he leaves me alone! it seems the dwarves aren’t feeling all that comfortable so close to the water these days. They say more and more of them are returning to the mountains. I always said: They won’t stay long. No ore, flooded shafts. I don’t understand why they ever started looking for ore here of all places.
Riva
Andira Vaskjost, Dietgel Fridgard, Dugdolf the Fat, Endor Jorndal, Hensger the Older, Menchegal the Older, The Svelltdalian
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
Only dwarves are worse!
elves
Boromil Bjalthorn, Brother Praiodan
Say, could you tell us something about Elves?
A godforsaken lot! One day, they will disappear from the face of the Threa.
elves
Alara Hilman, Rahjania
Say, could you tell us something about Elves?
They, too, come… someday.
elves
Arombolosch Ironarm, Inradon Xermosch, Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
Say, could you tell us something about Elves?
Nobody likes to hear their name, but they have a few really excellent smiths!
elves
Gordal Namir
Say, could you tell us something about Elves?
Desist, unless you wish to provoke me!
elves
Ilvina Endares, Jandor
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
There’s loads of trouble for elves in Gashok, but that ain’t no problem of mine.
elves
Praiadne Eliran
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
Elves are unnatural, demonic beings, and the wrath of Praios will come over them and punish them for the heresy of their magics!
elves
Taschanna Tardor, Vothan Dengeler
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
What do I care about elven folk?!
elves
Mother Whitchild, Susann Heder, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
Say, could you tell us something about Elves?
I have never seen such a beautiful people. I just can’t understand them.
elves
Captain, Darina Schumilo, Liska Lordred, Rahjala, Rahjane Elvefield, Tanit Keres
Say, could you tell us something about Elves?
A beautiful people. If only they were more pious…
elves
Halrima, daughter of Jorma, Toryt son of Dutosch
Say, could you tell us something about Elves?
They’re to blame for it all! Did we ever treat the Orcs unfair?
elves
Baron of Meresfeld, Ginya Ingborn, Roßwid, Tarsinion
Say, could you tell us something about Elves?
There are elves in various towns of the North. There are several thousand of them in Lowangen.
elves
Dimeloe Lutesong, Grusam the Shipwright, Peraidelen Parigon
Say, could you tell us something about Elves?
Once upon ancient times, there was a mighty compact of the elves and dwarves; together, they fought against the orcish scum.
elves
‘Grommet’, Ferryman
Say, could you tell us something about Elves?
Prickears! Let them go back where they came from. That’s what I say!
elves
Asgrim Kollberg, Parinor Meral, Playhouse Joss Usher, Ronar Northerstone, Tatjan Ferjeff
Say, could you tell us something about Elves?
You cannot trust the promises of an elf. They are very free with them, but don’t come through.
elves
Desdira Falconbrook, Xerinn
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
Now, the Elves haven’t been in Lowangen from the start, but they still belong. Take Jhaell Startrail for example - there can be no doubting her services to the community of Lowangen. Or that Ailian Sevensprings, he was like a sort of ambassador of the Elven king - now, that’s a real honor for Lowangen!
elves
Dimiona Adingor
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
You seem to think only Elves know anything about herbs, don’t you?!
elves
Ariona Silverdew, Caerleon, Farmion vom Kvill, Herbalist
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
What would I tell you about my people? We are magic!
elves
Berman Helmisch, Demion Vask, Duridanya Zornbrecht, Torik Jostran, Wonderland
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
You’d be better off asking in the Colorful Flight.
elves
Roglima the Great
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
Don’t bother me with those prickears - can’t forge to save their lives!
elves
Ariona Silverdew, Eldariel Raindreamer, Jhaell Startrail, Tarsinion
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
Dwarves and humans like to interfere in elvish business. They are unhindered by any deeper understanding.
elves
Jasper Elkensiepen, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Kysira
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
A lot of people think only Elves would know anything about the art of healing. Huh! I’d like to see one of those Elves cope without their magical powers.
elves
Borumir Onderbourg, Council, Nikifor Wartenberg, Officer of the Guard, Phexhilf Ogendrosch
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
Ask elsewhere.
elves
Hesindian, Mistress Usdiane, Niodara Egenbrand
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
If only the elves were to write down their knowledge, oh, what I wouldn’t give for that library!
elves
Riva Salmonhaul
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
I am only a half elf. My father is a firn elf, and my mother was a Nivesian woman.
elves
Alara Zanderod, Master Yendrion
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
Prickears? They’re all a bit way out there, know what I mean?
elves
Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst, Rogard Gernebsen
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
Aren’t they constantly capturing them, or am I mistaken there?
elves
Lippens the Duck
Say, could you tell us something about elves?
A bit too tall for the grounds. Hid themselves at the Salamander Stones. Strange, what’s going on inside an elf’s Head. Curious, eh?
elves
Boronje Tiszauer
Say, could you tell us something about firn elves?
Firn elves are the oldest of the elven tribes, they are also known as the firnya fey’e in their native language. They are direct remnants of the old high elven civilization of the north.
elves
Quenia Stardust
Say, could you tell us something about firn elves?
After their capital, Ometheon, was destroyed by Pardona and her Night Elves, the survivors fled into the wilds, where they split up into several tribes. These tribes eventually developed into the modern Firn Elves, but it would be wrong to consider them one unified people, or even a group sharing the same customs. Not counting their shared origins, the tribes often have highly different customs, from the Lightbringer tribe in the Brazen Sword, who are keepers of ancient knowledge, to the Wavedancer tribe near Amber Bay, who has a special affinity to the icy waters and the creatures that live within them.
elves
Say, could you tell us something about firn elves?
Firn elves are solitary and quiet. They have a reputation of being cold and aloof towards strangers, but the few humans they have accepted as guests in their tribe describe them as generous and kind towards each other and their tribes are very close-knit communities.
elves
Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir
Say, could you tell us something about firn elves?
Firn Elves are not aggressive by nature, they are nonetheless more than willing to fight hostile intruders with swift brutality. More often than not, they simply avoid contact and it is said that a Firn Elf tribe cannot be found unless they want to.
elves
Swafnan Grimason
Say, could you tell us something about firn elves?
Firn Elves live in palaces made of living ice and the cold does not affect them at all.
elves
Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan
Say, could you tell us something about firn elves?
Usually, the Firn Elves are fair-skinned and fair-haired, but the different tribes have different characteristic appearances as well, so there is no such thing as the typical Firn Elf.
elves
Wendeolf Gerber
Say, could you tell us something about firn elves?
Firn Elves often live near ruins of the ancient high elven culture, or close to the border of the regions where the Night Elves or other northern threats roam.
elves
Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan
Say, could you tell us something about night elves?
The night elves, also known as the Shakagra’e, are twisted creatures, the remnants of experiments made by the corrupted high elf Pardona, where she combined the survivors of her race with demons.
elves
Boronje Tiszauer
Say, could you tell us something about night elves?
The Shakagra’e, as they are called in the elven tongue, outwardly share the inhuman beauty of their distant elven cousins, but are often corrupted and depraved in spirit.
elves
Say, could you tell us something about night elves?
The night elves are technically chimeras — the combination of two unrelated races, but unlike most chimeric races, they are fertile and increase their numbers slowly.
elves
Wendeolf Gerber
Say, could you tell us something about night elves?
Perhaps not born evil, the night elves are corrupted by their demonic blood and especially by their society and its unquestioned worship of the Nameless One. Pardona is their ruler and in her name, they prepare for a great war to come.
elves
Swafnan Grimason
Say, could you tell us something about night elves?
Not much is known about the night elves, aside from the fact that they exist and even that is not common knowledge to anyone but the inhabitants of the Nivesian lands.
elves
Say, could you tell us something about night elves?
The night elves live in the ruins of Ometheon, the Skytower, the old capital of the high elven civilization. From there, they have also taken over ancient cities built by the Mahrians, maritime servants of the Nameless One, who have since moved on to the deepest parts of the northern oceans.
elves
Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir
Say, could you tell us something about night elves?
Their ancient cities are located on the lightless ground of the ice-covered seas of Amber Bay and Icebreaker Bay and are protected from the water by black domes.
elves
Say, could you tell us something about night elves?
Just what the night elves and their dark mistress are doing there is not known to anyone, but the wisest of firn elves.
elves
Gerosch, son of Gorasch, Yeto Orbegast
Say, do you believe in a conspiracy of orcs and Holberks?
Believe in it? I’m certain of it! The Holberks are everywhere, day in, day out, they know all there is to know about Riva. And then they go and tell it all to the blackpelts. I don’t understand how you could doubt that!
holberks
Hane Timpski
Say, do you know the rat-catcher?
Heavens, no. Why would you want to meet him? The man moves a bit away from you: Have you picked the wrong inn to stay, or what? I say!
persons
Quendan Sandström
Say, what about those strange creatures supposed to be living below ground?
Oh please! That’s one those scary stories mothers tell their children to get them to eat their meals. Tell them often enough and they start to believe in them themselves!
Riva
Belona Huisdorn
Say, what do you know about this rat-catcher fellow?
Xebbert keeps the town clean, sweetheart, and he’s got his hands full doing it. You wouldn’t believe the rate rats breed at in a port city. But he’s doing a fine job!
persons
Antharon, Gisbert von Norburg, Peraida Hender, Susann Heder
Say, what’s been happening with the Dwarves these last few months?
There are dwarven cities below the ground in the Finsterkamm. But the dwarves there aren’t particularly interested in contact with humans.
dwarves
Antharon, Lauriel Dewsparkle, Widow Kysira
Say, what’s been happening with the Dwarves these last few months?
If you really want to find out about dwarves, you’ll have to take a look around their cities below the ground — if they ever let you in there!
dwarves
‘Snitch’, Swirga Targidsdottir
Say, what’s been happening with the Dwarves these last few months?
Who cares about Dwarves. They don’t give a damn about any other folk either.
dwarves
Andira Vaskjost, Grabosch Guidon, Roßwid, The First Hunter
Say, what’s been happening with the Dwarves these last few months?
Dwarves?! Those miserable traitors! How else have the orcs managed to cross the Svellt in Tjolmar if not with the help of those stinking dwarves?
dwarves
Duridanya Zornbrecht
Say, what’s been happening with the dwarves these last few months?
The dwarves don’t like me. They think I ruin the market with my prices, but that’s a moot point at the moment.
dwarves
Armorer, Goswin Meeltheuer, Thorescha
Say, what’s been happening with the dwarves these last few months?
We Dwarves are no traitors, but there are some rotten apples in every bunch. Just as it is with humans.
dwarves
Parinor Vormtann
Say, what’s been happening with the dwarves these last few months?
Dwarves are amazingly tough and obstinate to boot: they won’t show up here until Boron’s already whispering in their ears.
dwarves
Borumir Onderbourg, Council, Phexhilf Ogendrosch
Say, what’s been happening with the dwarves these last few months?
Ask elsewhere.
dwarves
Salkya Zumdick
Say, what’s been happening with the dwarves these last few months?
Many Dwarves visit this temple, for the craftsmen appreciate the value of their daily bread.
dwarves
Xobert Zornbrecht
Say, what’s been happening with the dwarves these last few months?
The little people please Ingerimm mightily, but humans too should learn to appreciate Ingerimm’s gifts.
dwarves
Meldavia Gosht, Officer of the Guard, Torik Jostran
Say, what’s been happening with the dwarves these last few months?
Dwarves aren’t as popular as they were, since the Tjolmarians sold us out to the orcs.
dwarves
Alrik Abelmir Anderweg
Say, what’s been happening with the dwarves these last few months?
Ah, they can get pretty lively, the little people, but I’ve got it all under control.
dwarves
Eranion Shadowcourse
Say, what’s the rat-catcher up to?
Catching rats, what did you think? He feeds them to the creatures living down there so he’s left alone.
persons
Rahjania
Shall we talk about traveling?
With Velvet Touch you can travel to other worlds! Threa is nothing compared to them…
travel
Cyber Vorlopdan
So what do you know about the judge?
Well, his sentencing is tough, but fair. I wouldn’t like to know what Riva’d be like without him! The town council is useless, especially since the appointment of the new mayor!
persons
Burian Rodebrecht
So what’s happening in Riva?
The old watchtower is apparently haunted again, in case you haven’t heard yet.
Riva
Isidara Sinbar, Lauriel Dewsparkle, Rudloff the Host
So what’s so interesting about the Salamander Stones then?
Neither men nor dwarves are welcome among the elves, so unless you have a pressing reason for your visit, you should avoid the Salamander Stones.
mountains, travel
Taschanna Tardor
So what’s so interesting about the Salamander Stones then?
If you want to go into the Salamander Stones, there is a path from Norhus across the Thornwater to Kvirasim. But you can take a substantial shortcut, if you cross the Rorwhed mountains instead.
mountains
Endor Jorndal
So what’s so interesting about the Salamander Stones then?
Once you’ve passed the Thornwaters on the road to Riva, a path goes off to the west and leads to the road from Gashok to Kvirasim. But the Salamanderstones are Elvish area, and strangers aren’t welcome there.
mountains, travel
Fladim Petermann
So what’s so interesting about the Salamander Stones then?
Elves. I have big doubts about anything else remotely interesting existing there.
mountains
Baron of Meresfeld
So what’s so interesting about the Salamander Stones then?
The Elves live in the Salamander Stones.
mountains
Mariaka Windbreker
So what’s so interesting about the Salamander Stones then?
Folk coming from the plains should give the Salamander Stones a wide berth!
mountains
Gisbert von Norburg, Niorad Thornpicker
So what’s so interesting about the Salamander Stones then?
The Elves react none to kindly to trespassers!
mountains
Dimiona Adingor
So what’s so interesting about the Salamander Stones then?
I’d love to go looking for herbs in the Salamander Stones some day, but the elves won’t allow any humans to enter.
mountains
Jasgard Elsingor
So what’s so interesting about the Salamander Stones then?
If you want to travel into the Salamander Stones, you’re way off your route. You have to go the west from here.
mountains
Maren Aberdan
So what’s the routine here?
You can have a bath, a massage, or our full service. Our attendants are prepared for everything, if you know what I mean. There’s no time limit, you can stay here all day if you want to.
bathing
So you hail from Orclands. Can you tell us about them?
Humanses open doors with iron keys. Orcses never use keys! Their doors open with blood!
travel
Brand Garaldson
So, do you think the Holberks could have had a hand in the orc uprising?
What a load of nonsense! It’s exactly the other way around: The orcs have ordered the Holberks to infiltrate the town. Why do you think the blackpelts haven’t attacked Riva? Cause they don’t need to! Their army is already here in town!
holberks
Susa Fredor
So, what do you think of the judge?
You can’t trust the judge anymore since he’s chummed up with that Tarik! Anyone who crosses the judge is eliminated by Tarik - that’s what’s really going on!
persons
Farfex Plotz
So, what’s of interest around here then?
There’s a dwarven mine near here, a bit to the east of town. There’s rumors going around that the dwarves aren’t digging for ore at all, but are looking for some artifact. - The mine has a decent yield at that.
Riva
Norat Soelken
So, what’s there to know about Riva?
Apart from the holberks… now there is the old watchtower right next door. It is still haunted. The doors have been bricked up years ago, but that has not helped one bit.
Riva
The Blonde Fellow
Tell us a joke!
How do we know that the ocean is friendly? … It waves!
jokes
Mywara Alberg, The Blonde Fellow
Tell us a joke!
What’s worse than finding a worm in your apple? … Finding half a worm in your apple!
jokes
The Blonde Fellow
Tell us a joke!
What do you call a dog magician? … A labracadabrador!
jokes
Riva Salmonhaul
Tell us about dangerous animals in the area, please.
Snow-lurkers like to strike from ambush, even against human-sized targets. They don’t fight for long, however, and often retreat and try to ambush from a different location.
animals
Olgadja Dimrinen
Tell us about local animals, please.
Skunks are docile as long as you do not provoke or corner them, or threaten their young.
animals
Ariona Silverdew
Tell us about local animals, why don’t you?
Badgers can sometimes be trained to carry loads or even pull sledges. Badgers hunt snakes and are immune to their poison.
animals
Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
Tell us about local creatures, please.
Wolf lizards are one of the classic chimeras. People have been creating them for millennia, but still nobody can create a wolf-lizard that can procreate.
animals
Tell us about Norbards.
The Norbards seem to believe in Twelve Gods, but they primarily worship their mistress Hesinde, her husband Ingerimm as well as Phex and Firun. But they are joined by Mokoscha, the daughter of Ingerimm and Hesinde according to the Norbardic opinion.
peoples
Tell us about ostriches.
You can train ostriches, and they even race ostrich carts in Arania.
animals
Gernot Toberen, Grabosch Guidon, Guard at North Gate, Guard at South Gate, Iridion Thunderclap, Jurge Torfinson, Korima of Attica, Kornax de Rysvik
Tell us about Rondra!
Rondra is the goddess of storm and of warfare.
Rondra
Andira Vaskjost, Armorer, Baron of Meresfeld, Kornax de Rysvik, Praiodane Warsing, Runhild Hermertal
Tell us about Rondra!
The sword of Rondra is the cleansing power that scours the world from all evil!
Rondra
Ahren Runolfson, Eilif Yasmasson, Guard at North Gate, Officer of the Guard, Salix Musker, Training Officer, Wolfson Ingosdottin
Tell us about Rondra!
Rondra is the patron goddess of all fighters and warriors.
Rondra
Andira Vaskjost, Gernot Toberen, Grabosch Guidon, Guard at South Gate, Leta Notjes
Tell us about Rondra!
The roaring lioness is Her holy animal.
Rondra
Armorer, Eilif Yasmasson, Jadwina Greenston, Runhild Hermertal, Wolfson Ingosdottin
Tell us about Rondra!
I can only hope She will continue to aid me. Without Her help, I would have lost my shipments more than once. You should take Her message to heart and take care to fight with honor.
Rondra
Umya Tjolgarn
Tell us about the elven folk, why don’t you?
The elves know a secret exit about this town, I tell you, but they’re not breathing a word of it to anyone.
elves
Aldare Stonebucket, Rahjajida, The Rod and the Mare
Tell us about the elven folk, why don’t you?
We have a couple of elven beauties if that’s what you prefer.
elves
Mywara Alberg, Old Shepherd
Tell us about the elven folk, why don’t you?
They’re supposed to make beautiful music, but I have never seen one myself.
elves
Iridion Thunderclap
Tell us about the elven folk, why don’t you?
Great warriors, but doomed to fail because they deny the Goddess.
elves
Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst, Rondrian Ironfist
Tell us about the elven folk, why don’t you?
The war would at least have had some value if they had bought it.
elves
Hesindian
Tell us about the Norbardians, please.
As a remnant of their Tulamid ancestry, the Norbardians, though lone since of heavily mixed ancestry, have typically darker skin, as well as almost exclusively black hair. Male Norbardians shave their entire head safe for, at most, a long ponytail at the back of their heads and they also usually wear thick moustaches. Female Norbardians shave the top of their heads, but grow out the sides.
peoples
Patras Ulfaran, Tronje Hasgarsson, Ugdalf Abelmin
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
Well, what can I say? Now, we are wrong on two counts. I’d say: the orcs aren’t stupid, and there are more of them than we expected.
orcs
Antharon, Brother Baldus, Gisbert von Norburg, Merchant, Ronar Northerstone, Tilsa Gulek, Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
Tell us about the Orcs, why don’t you?
The best part of the Orcish army is camping on the right bank of the Svellt outside of Lowangen.
orcs
Ariona Silverdew, Niorad Thornpicker, Tinker
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
There is a city of the orcs somewhere below ground in the Blood Peaks.
orcs
Antharon, Dugobalosch, Raul Zumendick, Ronar Northerstone, Training Officer
Tell us about the Orcs, why don’t you?
The blackpelts will have to give up the siege of Lowangen, for the town’s resistance remains strong and unbroken.
orcs
Daleone Morningdew, Darian Zandor, Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki, Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan
Tell us about the Orcs, why don’t you?
Orcs have a superstitious reverence of magic, but these days, I keep hearing about blackpelts courageous enough to wear magic amulets.
orcs
Eilif Yasmasson, Goswin Meeltheuer
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
Let those craven cowards face us in battle! But no! Those blackpelts just circle the town like buzzards and wait for us to croak!
orcs
Desdira Falconbrook, Jarada Enderfels, The Rod and the Mare
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
If you want to see orcs, all you have to do is wander out of town.
orcs
Dimiona Adingor
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
Silence!
orcs
Armorer, Berman Helmisch, Burian Rodebrecht, Jaslaw Fjinko
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
The quality of their weapons is nothing to crow about, but there are still much more of them than there are of us.
orcs
Mora Elbersen, Roglima the Great
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
Take a peek across the wall - you’ll see enough of’em to last you a lifetime.
orcs
Hesindian, Niodara Egenbrand
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
Judging by what I have heard about it, the orcs have been acting remarkably clever in their campaign so far. It almost looks as if they had turned warfare into something of a science. Mind you, that would never bear comparison with the gifts of our Goddess.
orcs
Demian, Liska Lordred
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
Let us pray to the Goddess for help.
orcs
Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Xobert Zornbrecht
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
I pray to Ingerimm that He may command the earth to open up and swallow the orcish army whole.
orcs
Ahren Runolfson, Gernot Toberen, Grimor Arados, Ulfried Gundahl
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
Just wait! We’re gonna skin those blasted blackpelts alive!
orcs
Gernot Toberen, Leta Notjes, Salix Musker, Vitus Gullits
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
When the time comes, we’ll skin those blackpelts all right. Mark my words!!
orcs
Rahjada, Torik Jostran
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
May the heaven open up and make the orc brood drown in the mud!
orcs
Boronje Tiszauer, Eslam Eiderstein, Olgadja Dimrinen, Permine Agtstein
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
You’ll get a round on the house for every orc skull you can bring me.
orcs
Officer of the Guard
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
If you want to volunteer for the guards, put your name on the list over there!
persons
Grimor Arados, Red Livia
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
Orcs, Ogres, Al’Anfans; what’s the difference? They’re robbers and cutthroats, the lot of’em!
orcs
Hagebar, son of Haralda, Huntress, Rahjajida
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
They’re all over the place. I’d really like to know where they came from so suddenly.
orcs
Jasper Elkensiepen, Rahjadés, Rahjescha
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
We serve them, too. We are compelled.
orcs
Lippens the Duck
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
Mighty brawny, those guys. I bet they’d be great Imman players. But of course, nobody offers them a spot.
orcs
Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Rondrian Ironfist
Tell us about the orcs, why don’t you?
Yes, well, they own the town. Not much you can do about it.
orcs
Boronje Tiszauer, Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan
Tell us about the Sky Wolves.
The sky wolves are a pack of a dozen creatures, gathered around Gorfang and his wife Greyfur. Even though there are few confirmed sightings of their divine intervention, the Nivesian shamans receive powers from them.
gods
Tell us about these giant birds.
Ostriches cannot fly, but they can run very quickly.
animals
Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan
Tell us more about animals, please.
Donkeys are suspicious. If you stand in front of a donkey or otherwise block its view of the road, it will stop moving. This is why some people mistakenly think donkeys are stubborn. Also, donkeys are not stupid; in fact, quite the opposite is true.
animals
Tell us more about badoc.
Even among the different elven races, opinions differ as to what is badoc and what isn’t. Rohal explained the degree of badoc through distance from the light in the steps Light-Being-Becoming-Knowledge-Power-Greed.
diseases
Ernbrecht Tralloper, Rijke Barnstein
Tell us more about Gashok!
There are odd people here at Gashok. Not for long. There’s a lot rumored. Watch your step.
town
Menchegal the Older, Tronde Ismanson
Tell us more about Gashok!
Hot nights, hehe!
town
Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan
Tell us more about karans, will you?
Karans can be domesticated to serve as draft or pack animals.
animals
Tell us more about the Mermaids.
Oceanians begin life as Nixies with a fishtail for their abdomen, while adult Neckers have a pair of legs.
merfolk
Helmar Birkenau
Tell us more about the Norbardians.
Norbardians are wandering merchants, craftsmen and artists, who have a reputation for hospitability and celebration.
peoples
Jarada Enderfels
Tell us more about war dogs.
Light wounds are enough to send the dogs into a state of frenzy that only ends when their prey is ripped apart.
animals
Praiadne Oldenstein
Tell us something about Boron!
To be honest, He’s a bit to taciturn for my taste. Would you like it if you weren’t allowed to speak a word after your life ends?
Boron
Alara Hilman
Tell us something about Boron!
Not only did He free mankind from the burden of immortality, He gave us the gifts of sweet slumber and of forgetting!
Boron
Boronar, Borumir Onderbourg, Jandor Ungert, Praiodane Warsing
Tell us something about Boron!
Boron is the god of death, sleep and forgetting!
Boron
Alara Hilman
Tell us something about Boron!
His symbol is the raven perched on a broken wheel!
Boron
Boronar, Borumir Onderbourg, Jandor Ungert, Phexhilf Ogendrosch
Tell us something about Boron!
You will meet Him sooner than you’ll like.
Boron
Tell us something about Firsov.
Firsov is the northernmost permanent settlement of Aventuria. It’s a free village and whaler station, where whalers from Paavi come when their home ports are frozen over in winter.
town
Boronje Tiszauer, Frisulf Firunjon, Katimäki, Swantew Chadjeff, The First Hunter
Tell us something about goblins.
The snow goblins in the High North also worship the God of the Winter. They call him Frinuun.
goblins
‘Foxy’, ‘Grommet’, Cuil ui Irian, Nikifor Wartenberg, Permine Agtstein
Tell us something about goblins.
Goblins? Who cares about goblins?!
goblins
Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
Tell us something about griffons.
Griffons are holy animals of Praios, the lord of the gods, and can cast miracles similar to the ones granted to his Blessed Ones.
animals
Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir
Tell us something about Leskari.
The Thorwalians have founded the settlement of Leskari, on the Gulf of Riva, the northernmost settlement of Thorwalians, even if it is politically independent.
town
Armorer, Gundgrima, Hubbert, Sohn des Hubbert von Hiltorp
Tell us something about the elves.
We of the Old Peoples should band together to stop the Orcs!
elves
Holberkian Girl
Tell us something about the elves.
Elves are tall, pretty and sing very well. Granny says they can sing with two voices at the same time! But I don’t believe her! No one can sing with two voices at the same time!
elves
Tell us something about the island.
The whole settlement is formed by rafts and punts connected to each other. Their number fluctuates between 200 and 400 depending on the season. The only island of dry land serves as a cemetery and the location of the shrines. Almost all residents, except for Gobert Boronward, are afraid to set foot on it.
island
Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir
Tell us something about the Merfolk.
Neckers were formerly held as slaves in Havena.
merfolk
Swafnan Grimason
Tell us something about the Neckers.
They feed on waterbeard herb and sea foam.
merfolk
Blackbeard
Tell us something about the town.
It rarely happens, that strangers come to our town. Therefore there are no inns here.
town
Andira Vaskjost, Halrima, daughter of Jorma, The First Hunter
Tell us something about Tjolmar
Due to the annual flooding, many buildings are constructed as stilt houses.
town
Andira Vaskjost, Halrima, daughter of Jorma, Roglom, son of Radresch
Tell us something about Tjolmar.
The town’s old dwarvish name is Tjorlmarsh. It means ‘gate of the marshland’.
town
Boromil Bjalthorn, Tronje Hasgarsson, Ugdalf Abelmin
Tell us something about Tjolmar.
Tjolmar was founded by Thorwalers on the remains of an old dwarven settlement — Tjolmarsh. It is one of the oldest towns in Svelltland. The orcs spared Tjolmar in exchange for an agreement with the local dwarves. The agreement allowed the orcs to cross the dwarven bridge and attack Tiefhusen and Lowangen. The rest of Svellt towns have not been on good terms with Tjolmar since then, declaring local dwarves to be the traitors and orc accomplices.
town
Erolfone Lotusdust
Tell us something about Tjolmar.
Well, people use to be a bit nervous here, since that thing with the Orcs happened.
town
Belona Huisdorn, Dhana Ghune
The barkeeper seems to be an interesting character. Don’t you think?
The tavern is run by the elf Eraion Shadowcourse, which means that he is actually no longer a real elf. He lost his memory when he fell from a tree. Citizens of Riva found him wandering helplessly in the nearby forest and took care of him. So he got to know human customs and find his way around the city. Since he is a happy fellow and always found the tavern life the most entertaining, he decided to become a tavernkeeper. Are you serious? Of course. The economy is well attended, Eraion is always fun. The elf has a lot of humor and laughs at jokes himself, that concern elves just as much as humans. That’s why he named the bar after the nickname he was given. Anyone who has already spent some time with “normal” elves soon realizes that Eraion’s spirit suffered greatly from the fall. So he cannot understand the elves who keep trying to make it clear to him, that he actually belongs with elves rather than humans. He no longer remembers the elven customs and traditions, and the magic that he once mastered has become alien to him. Only when Eraion is drunk, which is not so rare at all, does he suddenly experience an exuberant joy in magic: he then entertains his guests with a Flim-Flam, Solidirid, Colorplay or uses Visibili to let his clothes float across the room in a ghostly way. Fortunately, no Fulminictus has slipped out of him so far…
persons
Ernbrecht Tralloper, Ingolf Kanborn, Urja Naloth
The elves are not welcome in the town. Are they?
If Elvish blood runs through your veins, get out of here. Otherwise you’ll suffer the same as our former miller in the very south of town.
elves
Alvinia Zuliban, Ancoron, Black Jandora, Haldara Alberg
The weather isn’t what it used to be. Don’t you agree?
Well, I’d prefer to change the topic.
weather
Merchant, Rohel Gumbaldson, Rumhild Rohalsdottir, Tinker
The weather isn’t what it used to be. Don’t you agree?
We’ve even invited weather makers from the rain forests, but it’s no use.
weather
Raftsman, Urja Naloth, Vistella Ebenborn, Zuliana Saldek
The weather isn’t what it used to be. Don’t you agree?
I’ve long since given up hoping for good weather.
weather
Agdulf Merenbroth, Eilif Yasmasson
The weather isn’t what it used to be. Don’t you agree?
Fer sure!
weather
Guard at North Gate, Hagebar, son of Haralda, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Rahjada
The weather isn’t what it used to be. Don’t you agree?
Yeah well, I’ve seen better.
weather
Alrik Abelmir Anderweg, Rino the Fisherman, Thousand Desires
The weather isn’t what it used to be. Don’t you agree?
Ah, you just gotta keep up your spirits, and any kind of weather will do for you.
weather
Boronje Tiszauer, Swantew Chadjeff, Zerinka
The weather isn’t what it used to be. Don’t you agree?
Cold is the night when the stars shine bright. Look at Mada, it is so vivid today. Better prepare yourselves for the cold weather.
weather
Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir
The weather isn’t what it used to be. Don’t you agree?
See this? The captain shows a pine with some of its cones gone. This means that the winter will be exceptionally frosty.
weather
Elaja Karbeck, Lana Torbens, Nurinai Gorbas
There are a lot of visitors to your temple…
Yes, all who are without food or shelter find what they need in the Godess’ house. Riva is a large city, it has many needy inhabitants.
Travia
Black Jandora, Charinje Elmsjen, Eran Dorgan, Gaybern Weidenjoch, Ingolf Mengardson, Raul Zumendick, Roelfu Neumasunden
There aren’t that many public temples dedicated to the Fox…
If you believe that, you haven’t been around much!
Phex
Caya Sennscheid
There’s rumors about a conspiracy of the orcs and holberks!
What sort of a conspiracy? Some people think the holberks are behind the orc uprising. I find that impossible to believe! The holberks may be standoffish towards strangers, because they’ve had a lot of bad experiences, but as a whole, they’re kind — much too kind to take part in a conspiracy.
holberks
Storanio Vardari
There’s talk that the guild and the tradesmaster have retreated into the sewers.
What? The trader’s guild? Has a trading house big enough for someone to bear the title of tradesmaster been established here? - And what was that about the canals?
persons
Norat Soelken
This must be a busy temple.
Certainly — Riva is a port city, so many sailors come here to give thanks to the Lord of the Seas.
Efferd
Eida Matjus, Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan
Travelers aren’t exactly blessed with all the comforts of life, are they?
I used to travel a lot myself once, but these days, my legs give out on me.
travel
Risch-Adad sâl Alriq-Ninurta
Travelers aren’t exactly blessed with all the comforts of life, are they?
Before setting out unprepared, you should definitely ask about the route to your goal.
travel
Eilif Yasmasson
Travelers aren’t exactly blessed with all the comforts of life, are they?
Everybody says, you can’t sail a dragon ship down the Svellt, but once that business with the blackpelts is done with, I’m going to show them a thing or two!
travel
Mora Elbersen, Rahjada, Ulfried Gundahl
Travelers aren’t exactly blessed with all the comforts of life, are they?
People talk about a secret exit from town, but who’s seriously gonna believe something like that?!
travel
Hesindian, Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan
Travelers aren’t exactly blessed with all the comforts of life, are they?
Choose your way with care, and you shall never stumble.
travel
A powerfully good-looking priest, Rino the Fisherman
Travelers aren’t exactly blessed with all the comforts of life, are they?
The main thing is for you to get into it heart and soul. And that holds true all the time and wherever you are.
travel
Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Apeman, Ginger Apeman, Young Apeman
Two elves! Have you seen two elves?
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elves
‘Foxy’, ‘Grommet’, Baron of Hjalthorn, Dugdolf the Fat, Grusam the Shipwright, Halina Druffin, Isidara Sinbar, Menchegal the Older, Rijke Barnstein, Rudloff the Host, Swirga Targidsdottir, Toryt son of Dutosch
Want to talk about Orcs a while?
Disgusting scum!
orcs
Iwain Basiliskslayer, Moria, the Wise, Parinor Meral
Want to talk about Orcs a while?
The Orcs have recruited all their warriors for this giant campaign - their own towns are left without any protection at all.
orcs
Daughter of the Hunter, Pawla Pschelawod, Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
Want to talk about Orcs a while?
They do not worship the Twelve, but their own idols, Brazoragh and Tairach.
orcs
Asgrim Kollberg, Elidana Weiden, Praiadne Oldenstein, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
Want to talk about Orcs a while?
There is nowhere in the North where you can feel safe from the Orcs. They are lying in wait everywhere and attack without any thought of the consequences!
orcs
‘Grimace’, Feyaria, Irion, Rowena Pauspiarken
Want to talk about Orcs a while?
You cannot negotiate with Orcs. If you’re in the minority, you should just submit and hope for the best, and if you’ve got the upper hand, don’t waste any time with those lying scumbags.
orcs
Ancoron, Lynissel Mistcarver, Mother Whitchild
Want to talk about orcs a while?
Even though most humans cannot think anything but “kill” when they see them, even orcs are part of this world. Please act accordingly.
orcs
Belona Huisdorn
We are interested in animals.
Foxes are the holy animals of Phex, and people consider them lucky. Foxes do not attack humans without good reason, such as when suffering from rabies.
animals
Old Shepherd
We are interested in animals.
Donkeys need a companion, without which they slowly wither and die. The human that provides their care can be this companion. Donkeys can be friends for life.
animals
Haka Gorening
We are interested in animals.
Donkeys are stubborn and stupid. If they don’t want to move, they won’t move.
animals
Olgadja Dimrinen
We are interested in birds.
Storm falcons are excellent hunters, but they are difficult to train.
animals
Rino the Fisherman
We are interested in birds.
An eagle’s nest is usually inhabited by a pair of eagles that share in the raising of young.
animals
We are interested in camels.
There are various types of camel, such as the Qaimuyan, the Qai’Chelar, and the Qai’Ahjan. Each differs in endurance and speed.
animals
Belona Huisdorn
We are interested in dogs.
War dogs are bred mainly by orcs, who use them for combat and intimidation.
animals
Hagebar, son of Haralda
We are interested in dragons!
You can dodge tree dragons’ fire breath if you know how they set up their attacks.
animals
Belona Huisdorn
We are interested in dragons!
You can lure tree dragons with shiny items. They can use their fire breath five times per day.
animals
Garescha, daughter of Gella
We are interested in dragons!
Tree dragons become aggressive when you threaten their nest. They like shiny objects.
animals
We are interested in dragons!
Even though pit worms are related to dragons, they cannot breathe fire and do not amass hoards.
animals
Jasgard Elsingor, Osme Tuchhöfer
We are interested in dragons!
Pit worms live in swamps, marshes, and stagnant pools, and sometimes attack people.
animals
Garescha, daughter of Gella, Mywara Alberg, Zerinka
We are interested in dragons!
Pit worms smell horrible.
animals
Hesindian, Niorad Thornpicker, Zyla Horger
We are interested in dragons!
Glacier worms are enemies with frost worms, a different type of ice dragon. According to rumors, the dark elf Pardona created these monsters with dark magic. Luckily, glacier worms rarely use their magical powers.
animals
Boronje Tiszauer, Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir
We are interested in dragons!
Glacier worms cannot breathe fire, but are impervious to ice and flame.
animals
Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
We are interested in dragons!
A glacier worm is a dangerous type of dragon that is evil and skilled with magic. They start their lives in the form of a caterpillar.
animals
Riva Salmonhaul
We are interested in dragons!
If heroes can manage to cut off all three heads in a short time, the giant wyvern dies immediately.
animals
We are interested in dragons!
Each head of the wyvern has its own personality. Sometimes they even argue. If you cut off a head, it grows back, but the new personality retains none of the previous head’s memories.
animals
Garescha, daughter of Gella
We are interested in dragons!
Giant wyverns are among the strongest and largest types of dragons. Luckily, they are not the smartest.
animals
Niorad Thornpicker, Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
We are interested in dragons!
Luckily, cave dragons understand speech and are willing to negotiate if the price is right. They can cast spells but are not masters of magic. Powerful spellcasters can impress them greatly.
animals
Rahjala
We are interested in dragons!
Cave dragons do not always consume virgins, but virgins are their preferred food.
animals
Darina Schumilo, Zerinka
We are interested in dragons!
Cave dragons prefer to consume virgins; gender is not important.
animals
Riva Salmonhaul
We are interested in foxes.
One in a thousand red foxes is born with white fur. These animals are not nursed by their mothers, but still manage to survive in the wilderness. They are symbols of bad luck in the best of cases, and servants of the Nameless One in the worst.
animals
We are interested in jaguars.
The Forest Folk tribes of Southern Aventuria worship Kamaluq, the divine jaguar. Whether the killing of a jaguar gains the respect of a tribe, or makes the Forest Folk angry, differs from tribe to tribe and from family to family.
animals
Goswin Meeltheuer, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Thoram, Sohn der Cadrima
We are interested in learning about the goddess Peraine!
Peraine is the only goddess among the Twelve whom dwarves worship. Besides Angrosch, of course.
Peraine
‘Grimace’
We are interested in learning about the goddess Peraine!
She betrayed me. And I never knew why.
Peraine
Dimiona Adingor, Ernbrecht Tralloper, Gerlanje, Hella Skarpenberg, Herbalist, Old Shepherd, Parinor Vormtann, Rohel Gumbaldson, Roßwid, Rumhild Rohalsdottir
We are interested in learning about the goddess Peraine!
She alone can relieve all suffering.
Peraine
Ernbrecht Tralloper, Herbalist, Kuerika daughter of Tuffxea, Kysira, Peraida Hender, Peraidelen Parigon, Salkya Zumdick, Sister Druffin
We are interested in learning about the goddess Peraine!
I know you use Her labors; honor them as is Her due.
Peraine
Belona Huisdorn, Herbalist, Irion, Jasper Elkensiepen, Joruna Wirselin, Kysira, Peraida Hender, Rumhild Rohalsdottir, Salkya Zumdick, Sister Druffin, Ugdalf Abelmin
We are interested in learning about the goddess Peraine!
If you want to stay free from illness, you should tithe to the Goddess!
Peraine
Belona Huisdorn, Dimiona Adingor, Elidana Weiden, Gerlanje, Hella Skarpenberg, Herbalist, Irion, Jasper Elkensiepen, Joruna Wirselin, Old Shepherd, Parinor Vormtann, Rohel Gumbaldson
We are interested in learning about the goddess Peraine!
Like Her, Men should guard and protect life!
Peraine
Caerleon, Guard at South Gate
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
Sorry, I don’t have any idea about that!
weapons
Armorer, Armorer, Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha, Kornax de Rysvik, Rowena Pauspiarken
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
It’s an unfortunate fact that the most effective weapons are also the least handy.
weapons
Armorer, Armorer, Arombolosch Ironarm, Dergam, son of Duglim, Dugobalosch, Halrima, daughter of Jorma, Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha, Ogrim, son of Olgosch, Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
With axes, you can wear as much armor as you like; it doesn’t hinder you much with those things.
weapons
Armorer, Armorer, Halrima, daughter of Jorma, Kornax de Rysvik
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
With some weapons, carrying a dagger in your left hand makes parrying much easier.
weapons
Andira Vaskjost, Armorer, Armorer, Grabosch Guidon, Iridion Thunderclap, Tjall Hövensson
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
Now me, what I say is you have to take good care of it, and your trusty sword will give you that much more pleasure.
weapons
Andira Vaskjost, Armorer, Armorer, Grabosch Guidon, Iridion Thunderclap, Runhild Hermertal
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
Personally, I think that nothing can top a trusty sword.
weapons
Armorer, Brother Inradon
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
Swords and axes — that stuff is only good for clumsy head bashers. The sheer elegance of an epee will make any swordsman turn pale.
weapons
Armorer, Armorer, Arombolosch Ironarm, Lauriel Dewsparkle
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
Sometimes it’s better to choose a less effective weapon so you have a better chance of parrying the weapon of your opponent. For instance, parrying anything with an axe is difficult enough, but if you’re up against a morning star, it becomes nearly impossible.
weapons
Andira Vaskjost, Armorer, Armorer, Dergam, son of Duglim, Dugobalosch
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
The stronger you are, the more damage your weapon makes. It’s just that the effect becomes noticeable sooner or later, depending on the type of weapon.
weapons
Armorer, Armorer, Guard at North Gate, Training Officer
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
Not everybody is allowed to use just any weapon. Most of the especially effective ones are reserved for the graduates of a warrior academy.
weapons
Armorer, Armorer, Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha, Training Officer
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
You should choose a weapon of the general type you are skilled with. It’s not much use to fight with a mace if you are much more familiar with a pointed, piercing weapon than a blunt striking weapon. That goes even when the other weapon has a higher damage factor. Your missing skill in its use is generally far more decisive.
weapons
Armorer, Armorer, Ingram son of Utzlesch, Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha, Ogrim, son of Olgosch, Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
There is nothing that can top Dwarvish steel.
weapons
Armorer, Armorer, Dugobalosch, Roglima the Great, Tjall Hövensson
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
You can handle a short sword same as you would a dagger.
weapons
Armorer, Armorer, Brother Inradon, Runhild Hermertal
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
Take the Tuzakian, now. That is one of the most elegant and also most deadly swords you can get. Mind you, it’s a two-handed weapon.
weapons
Armorer, Armorer, Ingram son of Utzlesch, Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha, Kornax de Rysvik
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
A warhammer is a magnificent weapon, I tell you, but you have to get a firm grip on it with both hands.
weapons
Armorer, Armorer, Dergam, son of Duglim, Rowena Pauspiarken, Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
If you are fighting against animals, always carry a shield. Believe you me: it’ll increase your life expectancy.
weapons
Peraida Hender
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
You goddess-forsaken lot! How can you talk of weapons in this temple!
weapons
Eilif Yasmasson, Roglima the Great
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
Give Dragan a try, just a few buildings from here at the western wall. Although he does not trade arms, he his able to get you almost anything.
weapons
Duridanya Zornbrecht
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
As you see, there’s not too much available at the moment: My stocks have run down. You might try ol’ Bromkop, he might get you a thing or two.
weapons
Guard at North Gate, Thorin Bromkop
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
Even the arms merchants ran short of usable goods since the orcs besiege the gates of our town. Just try Dragan. I don’t know how he does it, but somehow he manages to get everything in these days, still. From here, just go straight to the west. His house is being found next to the western wall.
weapons
Berman Helmisch
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
You can hardly get your hands on something around here these days. Perhaps you want to try Dragan, he is capable of managing a lot of things. He can be found on the opposite banks of the Svellt, just next to the western wall.
weapons
Xobert Zornbrecht
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
There are good weapons forged in Lowangen, but the finest smithery is useless without metal.
weapons
Officer of the Guard
We are interested in learning more about weapons. Could you give us a hint on that subject?
You are entitled to what you are carrying. But if you were to volunteer to part with a dagger or two, I’m sure no one would be offended!
weapons
We are interested in local animals.
Horned saurians are rather docile, but can become frenzied when provoked or attacked.
animals
We are interested in skunks.
Skunks take a short winter nap of about four weeks’ duration during the month of Firun. If disturbed during this time, they react with extreme aggression and attack at once.
animals
Cuil ui Irian, Farling Ailriksfeuer, Roßwid
We are interested in Swafnir.
He is the patron of the Thorwalers!
Swafnir
Eilif Yasmasson, Swirga Targidsdottir
We are interested in Swafnir.
He is the son of Rondra and of Efferd!
Swafnir
Eilif Yasmasson, Swafnan Grimason, Swirga Targidsdottir
We are interested in Swafnir.
He travels through the Sea of Seven Winds in the shape of a gigantic whale!
Swafnir
Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir, Rumhild Rohalsdottir
We are interested in Swafnir.
Swafnir’s symbol is a giant, grey-white sperm whale!
Swafnir
We are interested in the artifact called the Golden Eye.
You are lucky. I know everything about it. If you buy me a couple of beers, I will share everything I know. LEARN MORE
artifacts
We are interested in the demigoddess Mokoscha.
There is only one temple dedicated to Mokoscha. The lack of temples has ensured that the faith has not changed or been subject to deviations and reformations in recent centuries, apart from clan differences within the Norbardic people. The temple is entirely made of wood. When no holy acts are taking place, the best honey, mead, meskinnes as well as scented candles are sold directly from the temple gate, which provides the local priestesses with a good living. This richly decorated and lavishly furnished temple is also the place of instruction for the Mokoscha cult. Behind the temple are the temple’s sacred beehives, arranged in a hexagon. If the high priestess seeks the advice of the goddess, she goes between these hives to meditate and thus receive visions.
gods
We are interested in the Norbardian folk.
Where the humans have their cities and the goblins have the wilds, the Norbardians live on the roads in-between. They are restless travelers, journeying across the entire Bornland and a sizeable portion of the Nivesian lands to the north and west, their colorful carriages being equal parts home and vehicle.
peoples
Brin Vaskendantz, Dragan Escht
We are interested in weapons.
Looks like weapons have become scarce in town, doesn’t it?! But that’s no problem at all if you’re right at the source. At the Ooster Wall, far north that is, you can find loads of bargains at Falkert Duberwin’s. Swords for a mere 20 blinks, just to give you a for instance.
weapons
Helna Kwaßzek
We are interested in your goddess Mokoscha.
There is only one Mokosha temple. It is located in Festum, the capital of Bornland.
gods
Pawla Pschelawod
We are interested in your goddess Mokoscha.
Mokosha’s sacred animal is a bee. That is why we sometimes refer to her as Hard-Working One, the Busy One, and the Winged Goddess.
gods
Tatjan Ferjeff
We are interested in your goddess Mokoscha.
Amber stones that contain insects are considered particularly sacred by Mokosha.
gods
We are interested in your goddess Mokoscha.
The smart person sacrifices to all the gods, but the wise person always sacrifices to the Lady Mokosha first.
gods
We are interested in your goddess Mokoscha.
By becoming a part of something, a person finds himself. A person alone is lost.
gods
Pawla Pschelawod
We are interested in your goddess Mokoscha.
We protect the bees — Mokosha’s smallest children, just as She had protected us in the early days. That’s why we preserve the bees and keep their hives in order because she wouldn’t want the bees to suffer any harm.
gods
We are interested in your goddess Mokoscha.
Mokosha is considered to be a daughter of Hesinde and Ingerimm. However, for some Norbardic clans, especially those who have settled down, Peraine takes on the role of Hesinde. There Mokosha increasingly takes on the aspect of Peraine’s helper and represents blooming and thriving. Without the hard-working helpers of the goddess Mokosha, the bee, no plants would be fertilized and therefore no harvest would be successful.
gods
We are interested in your goddess Mokoscha.
The most important symbol of Mokosha is the bee. The bee represents all of the goddess’s virtues: hard labor, willingness to work, but also self-sacrifice and consistency. The Norbardian soul is reflected in the bee and thus in the bee colonies, because only in a community can individuals achieve truly great things!
gods
Albin Laikakis, Berman Helmisch, Dorijke Basten, Gorben Westfar, Susa Fredor
We are interested to learn more about Travia.
It is Travia’s special wish that the spirits of the dead watch over the living to guard them and to guide them!
Travia
Brother Traviadan, Halina Hartnam, Sister Druffin, Susa Fredor
We are interested to learn more about Travia.
The raw, untempered lust offered by Rahja cannot possibly lead to true joy.
Travia
Ardor Zitenau, Boromil Bjalthorn, Brin Vaskendantz, Dorijke Basten, Dugdolf the Fat, Gerbald Nordern, Jasgard Elsingor, Zaskia Angrond
We are interested to learn more about Travia.
If you would like to enjoy another’s hospitality, be sure to give some first.
Travia
Berman Helmisch, Halina Hartnam, Lana Torbens, Rogullf the Obese, Zaskia Angrond
We are interested to learn more about Travia.
Travia is known as especially mild and loving, but She pursues all blasphemers with untempered determination!
Travia
Maren Gillisen, Mywara Alberg
We are looking for a girl with red hair. Can you help us?
I have red hair, but I don’t think you are looking for me. No, the girl we’re looking for is from Nivise folk. Have you seen her? No.
persons
Andra Solvasdotter, Ardo Wintercold, Belona Huisdorn, Caya Sennscheid, Darian Zandor, Dimeloe Lutesong, Elidana Weiden, Imion Silverbreath, Jisila Bardenberg, Joruna Wirselin, Rhiana Clouddancer, Tarsinion, Yanis Treublatt, Zyla Horger
We are looking for a missing Nivesian girl. Can you help us?
Unfortunately no. Nivesians are very naïve and it is easy to get them involved in dirty business. If I were you, I’d start looking at the lowest dregs, I mean the harbor.
persons
Ahren Runolfson, Cyber Vorlopdan, Elimar Harder, Gerosch, son of Gorasch, Helmar Birkenau, Idra Kormin, Igen, son of Igrim, Parinor Meral, Pryshia Lutan, Susa Fredor
We are looking for a young Nivese girl with flaming red hair. Have you seen one?
There are more Nivesians in the north than you can shake a stick at!
persons
Garescha, daughter of Gella, Mother Whitchild, Rondrian Ironfist
We are looking for a young Nivese girl with red hair.
I have seen one girl quite like her, accompanied by a heavily armed lad. She looked so young and distressed, poor thing, that I caught her alone and offered help and protection. And?.. She refused. She insisted that she was leaving with that man willingly.
persons
Alker Gulek, Grimor Arados, Leta Notjes, Roelfu Neumasunden, Salix Musker, Storanio Vardari, Wolfson Ingosdottin
We are looking for a young Nivese girl. Have you seen her?
Why don't you check the Craftsman quarter? About two hundreds Nivesians live there.
persons
Charinje Elmsjen, Danow Wolpjes, Hjalka Oddosdotter, Jurge Torfinson, Movert Welzelin, Swirga Targidsdottir
We are looking for a young Nivese girl. She went missing.
Life in these nomadic tribes is rather boring and dull. No wonder she had fled.
persons
Boromil Bjalthorn, Gerbald Nordern, Jasgard Elsingor
We are looking for a young Nivesian girl with red hair. Have you seen her?
Yes. I have seen a young Nivese woman with an armed man. They came from the north, spent a night here, and then continued to sail south. Did you ask where exactly they were heading to? No. I never question my customers. Did they say anything at all? No, the man seemed rather grumpy, and the woman looked intimidated.
persons
Cuil ui Irian, Eran Dorgan
We are looking for a young Nivesian girl. She is missing. Do you happen to know anything about her?
I have not seen this girl. However, my informers told me about a mercenary who is involved in slave trafficking. He kidnaps young women and sells them to the slave-dealers on Parkauki island. There they are resold to corrupt brothels throughout Aventuria. I think it is worth checking.
persons
Rahjadés, Rahjajida, Rahjala, Rahjalina, Rahjescha
We are looking for a young Nivise girl. Can you help?
It must be our new girl. But Madam hides it from customers. She is probably saving her for someone.
persons
Dergam, son of Duglim, Haldara Alberg
We are looking for Ingramosch.
A friend of mine was in Lowangen recently. He claims to have seen Ingramosch there.
persons
Ronar Northerstone
We are looking for Ingramosch.
Never heard of him. Probably it’s one of those dwarves from Hiltorp. I’ve never been able to remember those impossible names of theirs.
persons
Hanthar Henkelbrandt
We are looking for Ingramosch.
He turns up here every so often. I think he was friends with that female weapon smith.
persons
Erolfone Lotusdust
We are looking for Ingramosch.
He’s never been here. I guess we weren’t well-bred enough for him. But he was a regular at the temple of Rahja. Not that I blame him. Seems he really was someone special. Even his house is one of the finest in town. It’s right by the Old Bridge. That used to be a top neighborhood. His girlfriend, the armorer, is a regular in here. But she’s changed, become rather peculiar lately, real reserved.
persons
A powerfully good-looking priest, Rahjane Elvefield
We are looking for Ingramosch.
Yes, he was here. A very polite dwarf, and he did not smell the way most Dwarves do. I think he tried to recruit compatriots here, but he hasn’t been in for the last two weeks. Very strange that he used to come by quite often. I do hope nothing has happened to him. Is there not enough brutality of fate outside these Temple walls?
persons
Garescha, daughter of Gella, Xobert Zornbrecht
We are looking for Ingramosch.
Ingramosch was here in town just two months ago, but I think he took off for the Blood Peaks to take care of the orcs.
persons
Cuil ui Irian
We are looking for some curiosities. Could you could help us with that?
That depends on whether you know the secret word. SAY
trade
Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst
We are looking for someone called Hensger. Can you help?
A ba-a-ad customer, that guy. Nobody knows what he does for a living- or are you talking about the landlord of the Pile o’Gold?
persons
Duridanya Zornbrecht
We are looking for someone called Ingramosch. Can you help?
Ingramosch is one of those traitors from Tjolmar. If one of them shows his head around here, he’s going to lose it and real fast.
persons
Farmion vom Kvill, The Rod and the Mare
We are looking for someone called Ingramosch. Can you help?
An unusual chap that Ingramosch. He sometimes stays in Lowangen. He is a close acquaintance of Ailian’s. An elf? Yes. Ailian has become a totally different person. You used to see him all around town a few years ago. Since then, he was living the life of a recluse. I don’t know what has come over him?!
persons
Alara Zanderod, Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst
We are looking for someone called Ingramosch. Can you help?
Hah, you know him? A real miner, that fellow! Just a few years ago, we threw back some steins together!
persons
Agdulf Merenbroth
We are looking for someone called Ingramosch. Can you help?
You’se lookin’ fer a dwarf? You mus’ be ti’ed o’ livin’ you mus’ be. Bash yer brains in soon as look at you, they do. But i’s yer decision, ’tis. Gotta go no’th, you gotta.
persons
Danow Wolpjes, Elya Ords, Isida Ingstrok, Jette Hafgebel, Joruna Wirselin, Roelfu Neumasunden, Storanio Vardari, Wolfson Ingosdottin, Yeto Orbegast
We are looking for someone who owns a ship. Can you help us?
I do not own vessels. I am a humble merchant.
ship
Ardor Zitenau, Bosper Jarnug, Imion Silverbreath, Norat Soelken, Pryshia Lutan, Rahjane, Rank Termoil, Rhiana Clouddancer, Sina Leska, Yanis Treublatt
We are looking for someone who owns a ship. Can you help us?
Can’t help you with that, folks. Why don’t you ask some sailors in the “Harbor Maid”?
ship
A powerfully good-looking priest, Desmoda Truespring, Liska Lordred, Umora Miral
We are looking for the young Nivesian girl. She is missing. Can you help us?
Oh, this is so sad indeed. I have not heard of her. Tell me her name and I will mention her in my prayers.
persons
Andra Solvasdotter, Boronian Stonemason, Darian Zandor, Quendan Sandström
We need a vessel. Do you know where do we get one?
No… But I know that the new undertaker used to build ships. Probably you should ask him. How do we find him? In the Boron yard, in the southernmost part of Lower Wyk.
ship
Skyvaheri Rotkenner
We never knew that Ifirn has Elf-worshippers…
Even if she does, I am not one of them. This cabin is just a cozy place to warm up, rest, and listen to some local gossip.
elves
Idra Kormin
We think the Holberkians may be allowed here in town to keep the orcs from attacking. How does that sound to you?
Oh, now that does sound interesting! Well, that would explain a lot…
holberks
Marje von Thorwal, Old Whaler, Peltjo from Kumo and Lappila clan, Tinker
We want to go to the Swamps. Do you have some tips for us?
When you go into the swamps, you should definitely take a net along. You can catch all sorts of things in the swamps.
swamps
Helna Kwaßzek, Swantew Chadjeff
We want to learn more about Norbardians.
We believe it is important to treat strangers with generosity if you wish to expect generosity in return.
peoples
Fagrisa Ugradin
We want to learn more about Norbards.
Each Norbardic clan has its own holy book — Seffer Manich. This book is being kept and updated by Zibilja — the wise woman of the clan. In addition to Zibilja, every Norbardic clan has an Immen-mother who watches over the fate of the clan in a superior way and ensures Mokoscha’s goodwill. The immen-mothers do not move around with the clans, but rather look after and care for the clans’ sacred beehives as well as the burial mounds and the Mokoscha shrine.
gods
Maruscha Surjeloff, Tatjan Ferjeff
We wish to know more about Norbardians.
We have no land of our own to defend. We are peaceful people, who prefer to just leave instead of fighting.
peoples
Dugobalosch, Garescha, daughter of Gella, Ingram son of Utzlesch, Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha, Toryt son of Dutosch, Vothan Dengeler, Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
We would like to get to know more about Ingerimm.
Go read the mythology of the Dwarves then: it’s worth the effort.
Ingerimm
Armorer, Halrima, daughter of Jorma, Inradon Xermosch, Jisila Bardenberg, Jorna, daughter of Jetrascha, Xagula, daughter of Xebrima
We would like to get to know more about Ingerimm.
What would a hearth be without fire? What the world without mountains? What the warrior without the keen edge of steel?
Ingerimm
Arombolosch Ironarm, Burian Rodebrecht, Dugobalosch, Inradon Xermosch, Runhild Hermertal, Thorin Bromkop, Tjall Hövensson
We would like to get to know more about Ingerimm.
Honor the fire, or you will have to make due without it some day.
Ingerimm
Armorer, Arombolosch Ironarm, Berman Helmisch, Burian Rodebrecht, Duridanya Zornbrecht, Halrima, daughter of Jorma, Inradon Xermosch, Rowena Pauspiarken, Runhild Hermertal, Thorin Bromkop, Tjall Hövensson
We would like to get to know more about Ingerimm.
It can’t be just a coincidence that you strike steel to start a fire.
Ingerimm
Alara Zanderod, Angroscha, Garescha, daughter of Gella, Roglima the Great
We would like to get to know more about Ingerimm.
Dwarves, cyclopes and monads are his creations! All of them are excellent blacksmiths. Most dwarves call him Angrosch, while cyclopes and monads call him Ingrasch.
Ingerimm
Angroscha, Roglima the Great, Xobert Zornbrecht
We would like to get to know more about Ingerimm.
One of His greatest creations is Glost — an artificial sun in a hollow world called Tharun. Another world?! Yes. This world is inside the globe. You can get there through the volcano in the Sea of Seven Winds. At least the dwarven legends say so.
Ingerimm
Albin Laikakis, Darian Zandor, Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Hesindian, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Moria, the Wise, Niodara Egenbrand, Olgadja Dimrinen, Zerinka
We would like to get to know some more about Hesinde.
The mind is the sharpest weapon of them all.
Hesinde
Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Master Deringorn, Master Yendrion, Mistress Usdiane, Urja Naloth, Zyla Horger
We would like to get to know some more about Hesinde.
No one who is still able to think can truly be called forsaken by Hesinde.
Hesinde
Albin Laikakis, Fladim Petermann, Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Hesindian, Master Yendrion, Niodara Egenbrand, Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki, Quenia Stardust
We would like to get to know some more about Hesinde.
It was She who gave the humankind their language, writing and knowledge of the essence of the six elements!
Hesinde
Master Deringorn, Mistress Usdiane, Olgadja Dimrinen, Quenia Stardust
We would like to get to know some more about Hesinde.
All animal and human sacrifices are rejected by Her!
Hesinde
Haka Gorening, Zerinka
We would like to get to know some more about Hesinde.
We consider ourselves the chosen people of Heshinja. She and Mokoscha are our primary goddesses.
Hesinde
Haka Gorening
We would like to get to know some more about Hesinde.
We call her Heshinja. Her aspects include wisdom, magic, and change.
Hesinde
Praiadne Eliran, Rahjajida
We’d be interested to hear something about dwarves.
Go forth into the Finsterkamm, and you will find that the dwarves deny Praios. For that blasphemy, their punishment is certain!
dwarves
Daleone Morningdew, Irion
We’d be interested to hear something about Dwarves.
Somehow, they are different. In any case, they recuperate faster than we do.
dwarves
Elaja Karbeck
We’re not entirely convinced about that so-called conspiracy of the orcs and holberks.
I just couldn’t believe it myself. You’re taking the words right out of my mouth! But everybody’s talking about it, and there is evidence pointing that way. If only you could find out what’s really going on!
holberks
Bosper Jarnug, Hjalka Oddosdotter, Kalman Gerrich
We’ve been wondering, could you tell us something about the pirates?
Do you mean the Thorwalians? The Thorwalians? About a year ago Garsvir The Breaker Holgardsson, the hetman of the Thorfinn Ottajasko, sailed his dragon-ships to Riva and attempted to conquer the town. After negotiations the Stoerrebrandt office offered Garsvir settlement land and and an annual money tribute if he spares the town and defends Riva from invaders in the future. Garsvir accepted the deal and the Thorwalians settled on the coast to the north of the town wall.
pirates
Eranion Shadowcourse, Feyaria
We’ve been wondering, could you tell us something about the pirates?
Well, they’ve been prowling the gulf in increasing numbers. The smaller merchant vessels often travel in convoys to try to reach harbor intact. The idea seems to be that you hope it’s the other guy who’ll get caught.
pirates
Elya Ords
We’ve heard a lot about a conspiracy of the holberks and the orcs!
Now really, that’s just talk! The holberks wouldn’t have the brains to hatch a plan, and the orcs wouldn’t have the brains to carry it out. I think there’s just one leader somewhere a bit cleverer than most blackpelts. - As soon as they catch him, there’ll be peace in the Northlands!
holberks
Sina Leska
We’ve heard rumors that the tradesmaster and the guild have retreated into the sewers.
Whether they’re actually living down there is questionable. But they definitely control the sewers. Many people have disappeared in the tunnels, including an entire guard squadron.
persons
Raul Zumendick, Tanit Keres, Yeto Orbegast
We’ve heard stories of a conspiracy between the holberks and the orcs!
With good reason. Who else keeps such a close contact with those savages? Once a blackpelt, always a blackpelt, although those halfbreeds haven’t quite as thick a fur!
orcs
Quendan Sandström
What about the guild and its tradesmaster?
Well, they keep assaulting the guards, but apart from that there’s nothing new to tell.
persons
Burian Rodebrecht
What about the guild and the tradesmaster then?
That gang is devilishly well organized. So far, the guards haven’t been able to raid their sewer base. Looks like you have to pass a sort of exam if you want to join the guild.
persons
Rank Termoil
What about the guild?
A mob of criminals and cutthroats more popular than the city guards - it’s unbelievable!
persons
Idra Kormin, Tilsa Gulek
What about the rat-catcher?
Didn’t you know that Dürbann had disappeared? The city corporation had to hire a new rat-catcher. She just moved into a house near the Firun temple.
persons
Maren Aberdan
What about the rumors of monsters in the sewer system?
Empty talk, that’s all. The rat-catcher keeps the sewers clean. There’s no room there for any monsters.
Riva
Feyaria
What about the stories of a monster in the sewers?
Total nonsense! There’s is definitely a monster loose in this city somewhere, for that’s the only term fitting for Ariana’s killer! But hiding in the sewers? By now, there’s enough vacant houses in town…
Riva
Gerbald Nordern, Jasper Elkensiepen, Lanja Ponder
What about those Blood Peaks?
There is a path going straight into mountains in the east.
mountains
Maren Gillisen, Sister Druffin, Ugdalf Abelmin
What about those Blood Peaks?
When the golden sun sets behind the mountains, the peaks glow in the light like coal — ehm — I mean, like blood.
mountains
Baron of Meresfeld, Huntress, Jarada Enderfels
What about those Blood Peaks?
Those mountains deserve the highest respect from all the creatures in Aventuria.
mountains
Dugdolf the Fat, Gerbald Nordern, Mother Whitchild
What about those Blood Peaks?
Where there are peaks, there are canyons. Travelers beware.
mountains
Ingolf Mengardson
What about those Blood Peaks?
And a one, and a two:As I was a-walking in the Blood Peaks one fine day,a pretty little filly on my path there came to stray…
mountains
Ingolf Mengardson, Xobert Zornbrecht
What about those Blood Peaks?
The Blood Peaks are among the most majestic mountain ranges of the north. It is said that the Orcs live in caves there. They are even rumored to have whole towns below ground.
mountains
Garescha, daughter of Gella, Sister Druffin
What about those Blood Peaks?
Beautiful Mountains, aren’t they?! I don’t believe the reports about all the orcs there. I have traveled the Blood Peaks extensively these last few years, and only once have I met a band of orcs. And — thanks be to the Twelve — I escaped. So there are no orc settlements in the Blood Peaks, right? People talk about an underground orc town in the Blood Peaks, but so far, no one has ever dared look for it.
mountains
Hesindian, Jasgard Elsingor, Pietham-Jorgen Aahlenhorst
What about those Blood Peaks?
The paths into the Blood Peaks aren’t exactly made for traveling, but they are definitely safer than the better known Svellt Dale roads. The western peaks are Orc territory. They even have towns there.
mountains
Jette Hafgebel, Tilsa Gulek
What about those stories of monsters down in the sewers?
Me, I’ve never been down there, and why should I? I only know none of them have ever come up here!
Riva
Swantew Chadjeff
What animals are worth hunting?
The paws and tails of red foxes are often sold as lucky charms, but the Church of Phex condemns the practice of hunting these animals for this purpose.
animals
What animals can we hunt here?
Royal eagles are almost extinct. It is forbidden in the Middenrealm and Horasian Empire to shoot at these birds if you do not have to defend yourself. Stealing their eggs is also forbidden.
animals
Old Shepherd, Swantew Chadjeff
What animals can we hunt here?
Ongalo cattle are most comfortable in herds. They are docile if you do not threaten them or their offspring.
animals
Old Shepherd, Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan
What animals can we hunt here?
Karans are herd animals that are very docile, despite their prominent incisors.
animals
What animals should be avoided?
Constrictors’ most common prey animals are monkeys, big cats, and any smaller animal they can catch. They do not refuse a human-sized target if it is an easy meal.
animals
What animals should we be afraid of?
Alligators do not attack when you fall into the water or enter their territory. They prefer to swim up to their prey stealthily and try to surprise it.
animals
Dimiona Adingor, Eolanda Sinzig, Guard at North Gate, Halina Hartnam, Officer of the Guard, Rahjala, Rahjescha, Rino the Fisherman, Ugo Plotz, Ulfried Gundahl
What are swamp rantzies?
Those are horrible beasts - and dangerous to boot: In winter, the swamp apes band together and attack even large groups of travelers.
animals
Alara Zanderod, Alvinia Zuliban, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Roglima the Great, Vistella Ebenborn, Xerinn, Xobert Zornbrecht
What are swamp rantzies?
A single swamp rantzy will rarely attack human-sized creatures. In a group, however, the animals goad each other. They usually start with throwing stones.
animals
Roelfu Neumasunden
What are the rumors about Riva?
I am really very sorry, but I don’t have the time to talk to you about it… although it would certainly be quite interesting.
Riva
Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
What are white harriers?
Some think they were cross-bred from silver wolves and demons called tuur-amash. In reality, white harriers are the offspring of wolves and karmanthi.
animals
Old Apeman
What are you doing in Thunata? How did you get here?
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apemen
Joruna Wirselin
What are your experiences with the holberks?
Nothing special. The holberks are normal clients. They are, perhaps, a little bit strange. However, this may be caused by the fact that they haven’t always been treated well. What do you mean by saying that the holberks haven’t always been treated well? Well, they are quite different. I do not mean their appearance or their language. Many people do not trust in their orcish side, and think they might make better orcs.
holberks
Farling Ailriksfeuer, Old Whaler, Playhouse Joss Usher
What are your thoughts on Swafnir?
Only Thorwalian barbarians would worship this stinking fish!
Swafnir
Old Whaler, Playhouse Joss Usher, Wendeolf Gerber
What attractions does Enqui have?
Anyone who dares to visit the Fisherman’s town stops at the ‘Shark’s Tooth’ tavern, whose cook is said to make the tastiest fish dishes in the whole Thorwal region. The Tight Mesh tavern serves Tjolmar dwarf beer, it is very popular with locals.
town
Maren Gillisen
What attractions does Enqui have?
Svellttor, in which the seaport is also located, is one of the safest districts. Rekkerskola fighters and Thorwalians roam the streets of the district regularly. The houses, mostly built of stone, testify to the prosperity of their residents. Here is also the best inn in town — the house ‘Svellttor’.
town
Bridge Guard, Caerleon
What attractions does Lowangen have?
The bridge connecting Old Lowangen with Colorful Flight was completed approximately in 800 BF with the support of the local Tsa temple. That is why it is called the Rainbow Bridge.
Lowangen
Desmoda Truespring, Helmar Birkenau
What can you give us on Bosper Jarnug?
There’s talk of his unscrupulously using his position of power for personal gain. It used to be different. His name was synonymous with law and order once.
persons
‘The Boar’, Iwain Basiliskslayer
What can you say about dwarves?
Dwarves seldom grow more than 5 and a half feet tall but their defining features are their very compact builds and heavy bones, their extraordinary toughness, and their legendary endurance.
dwarves
Elidana Weiden, Fredo Bloodleaf, Irion
What can you say about local goblins?
Very resilient creatures. Infections never stick to them.
goblins
Ariona Silverdew, Herbalist, Lynissel Mistcarver
What can you say about Pardona?
So despised is she that the firnelves of the Eternal Ice commit their entire existence to the fight against her work.
Pardona
Wolfson Ingosdottin
What can you say about the holberks?
I really do not have anything to do with the holberks. But when it comes the stories that are told about them, it never hurts to be prepared — and I certainly have some deals for that.
holberks
Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Lauriel Dewsparkle, Susann Heder, Wolfson Ingosdottin
What can you say about the orcs?
There isn’t anything to say, as long as they don’t cross your way. Otherwise, it is important to be prepared. But for this case I can give you the necessary equipment.
orcs
Dorota Harzscharrer, Pryshia Lutan, Wolfman Lustbader
What can you say about the pirates?
It’s hard to say who’s worse: the guild or the pirates! At least the pirates aren’t in town!
pirates
Rino the Fisherman
What can you tell about the local nomads?
The Norbardian way of life, constantly on the road, leaves little room for privacy and absolutely none for grudges. As such, the Norbardians are generally open-minded and free-spirited people, who value freedom and kindness.
peoples
Elaja Karbeck
What can you tell us about Bosper Jarnug?
He was sick for a long time, and he’s been behaving very peculiar since his recovery. His sentences tend to be extremely harsh and based on precious little evidence. If he doesn’t look out, he might lose his office.
persons
Eran Dorgan
What can you tell us about Bosper Jarnug?
These days, and for some time now, I don’t know what to make of the judge. He used to have a reputation of being harsh, but fair - these days, he’s just strange and unpredictable.
persons
Liska Lordred
What can you tell us about Bosper Jarnug?
He has changed much these last years. He used to be a symbol of law and order, but now… I don’t know what to make of it, I honestly don’t.
persons
Fredo Bloodleaf, Rahjalina
What can you tell us about elves?
Arrogant tree lovers. I hate them. This is surprising. You look like an elf yourself. How come? Oh yes. My dear mother’s legacy. She gave me these ears and left me with my worthless layabout-father. I don’t remember if I ever saw him sober. He never stood up for me when the villagers teased and beat me. I went in search of my mother. When I found her, her tribe did not want to accept me, because I am too corrupted by badoc. Wasn’t good enough for them. I had to survive on my own. And I was only twelve!
elves
Taschanna Tardor
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
The Svellt is navigable only to Norhus, but it’s just a days march along the Svellt from there to Tjolmar.
travel
Mother Whitchild, Ugo Plotz
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
Well, the Svellt is navigable from Svellmia down to Tjolmar. You’ll always find a boat to take you on along there.
travel
Rahjanja, Salkya Zumdick, Ugdalf Abelmin
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
You won’t be able to use a boat between Norhus and Tjolmar. The Peraine Water has swept along too much stone and mud, and the shallows are simply too dangerous for boating.
travel
Raftsman, Rahjanja, Ugo Plotz, Wendeolf Gerber
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
From Ansvell, you can go all the way to Enqui by boat in theory, but in practice, you won’t find anybody willing to take you along on their boat either in Ansvell or in Enqui.
travel
Florindel Gentlewave, Jandor Ungert
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
At Svellmia, the river road changes sides to the right bank via a ford. If you stay on the left bank of the Svellt, you go into the mountains — a wide detour, that, but on the other hand, there you can travel without being seen.
travel
Dimiona Adingor, Kysira, Lauriel Dewsparkle
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
Between Lowangen and Svellmia, you better travel via Arsingen. The riverside road through Ansvell disappears in the swamp.
travel
Rahjadés, Rahjajida, Rahjala, Rahjescha, Urja Naloth, Vistella Ebenborn
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
The road from Yrramis to Lowangen is quite good, and what’s more, the Orcs haven’t reached it yet.
travel
Endor Jorndal, Hensger, Jandor, Rondrian Ironfist
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
There’s a ferry between the banks of the Svellt at Tiefhusen.
travel
Baron of Meresfeld, Jandor Ungert
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
Well, for one thing, there’s a ferry across the Svellt at Hilvalla.
travel
Rahjane Elvefield
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
Hilvalla is the last opportunity to cross the Svellt before you get to Tjolmar.
travel
Duridanya Zornbrecht, Eilif Yasmasson
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
There’s no road along the left bank of the Svellt north of Hilvalla, but it’s possible to get to Tjolmar by crossing the mountains. It’s a bit of rough going, though.
travel
Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Rondrian Ironfist, Umora Miral
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
There used to be a path along the left bank of the Svellt between Sibra and Tiefhusen, but since nobody cared for it, the Svellt has swallowed it by now.
travel
Artherion
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
If you do not want to be noticed, you go from Hilvalla to Tjolmar west of the Svellt though the mountains. You can’t exactly call that a shortcut, that’s true, but at least you’re safe from brigands.
travel
Haldara Alberg, Ingolf Kanborn, Mywara Alberg, Rahjalina, Thorescha, Xobert Zornbrecht
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
There’s a small ford between Yrramis and Lowangen. You can go up into the Thasch Mountains that way.
travel
Cuil ui Irian, Desdira Falconbrook
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
Traveling along the Svellt Dale has never been especially safe. Before, you had to be on the watchout for a robber ambush all the time, and now, the Orcs are everywhere.
travel
Lynissel Mistcarver, Saladon Starsong
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
In Norhus, the trade road to Riva and Kvirasim meets the riverside road along the Svellt.
travel
Hensger, Iwain Basiliskslayer, Jandor, Rondrian Ironfist, Sister Druffin
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
You can go into the Rorwhed from Hilvalla and Tiefhusen.
travel
Roglima the Great, Ulfried Gundahl
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
I wouldn’t travel the Svellt Dale under these circumstances.
travel
Niodara Egenbrand, Umora Miral
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
The Svellt riverbed used to run farther south along the dale in ancient times. That’s how the Old Svellt Swamps originated.
travel
Elgor Onder
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
Who knows what’s left of it?
travel
Gorben Westfar
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
What Svellt Dale? You mean what the orcs have left of it.
travel
Alvinia Zuliban
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
What’s there to tell about the Svellt Dale? Since the orcs came, nothing is the way it used to be.
travel
Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir, Torik Jostran
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
I still don’t understand why the Orcs didn’t move for Thorwal. They could have made a lot more booty there than here in the Svellt Dale.
travel
Galiel Finchfern
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
The Svellt Dale is quite scenic, but of course it bears no comparison to the Kvill Meadows or the banks of the Lorsol.
travel
Alara Zanderod
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
Did you know there is at least one dwarf even in the tiniest village along the Svellt river? Makes you think, doesn’t it?!
travel
Angroscha, Permine Agtstein
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
Things will never be the way the were in the Svelt Dale, even after the orcs have been driven back.
travel
Thisdan Gerrich
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
If that still existed… Since the Orcs came, the city league has come apart, and I’d be mighty surprised if it were ever to return. You all remember my words now: Once the blackpelts have something in their greedy paws, they never give it back.
travel
Jasgard Elsingor
What can you tell us about the Svellt Dale?
Normally, the Svellt is navigable till you reach Tolmar, but I don’t know how safe that route is at the moment. I guess, it’ll soon be Orc Dale again!
travel
Antharon, Eilif Yasmasson, Rahjescha
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
There’s an abandoned dwarven mine in the vicinity of Yrramis. My guess is the ore deposits there were either used up or too difficult to get at for mining to be profitable.
mountains
Isidore Sanderstein, Lauriel Dewsparkle, Mora Elbersen
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
There is a number of passes across the Thasch.
mountains
Baron of Meresfeld, Mywara Alberg, Rahjala, Thorescha
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
From Yrramis, you can go all the way to Arsingen through the safety of the mountains if you want to avoid stumbling over orcs.
mountains
Florindel Gentlewave, Parinor Vormtann
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
Just about all the headstreams of the Svellt flow down from the Thasch.
mountains
Jasgard Elsingor, Ugdalf Abelmin
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
There’s a riverbank path from the Svall into the Thasch mountains. To the north of the stream, you can go up into the Blood Peaks.
mountains
Artherion, Rahjalina, Salkya Zumdick
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
There’s a small ford between Yrramis and Lowangen. On the left Bank of the Svellt there, you can go up into the mountains. The path goes through to Arsingen.
mountains
Aldare Stonebucket, Tronje Hasgarsson
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
There are a lot of dwarven mines in the Thasch, but judging from what you hear about it, most of them have collapsed.
mountains
Farmion vom Kvill, Huntress, Jarada Enderfels
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
There’s nothing of note happening in the Thasch. It’s a fine place for hunting, but that’s about it.
mountains
Duridanya Zornbrecht, Thorin Bromkop
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
Supposedly, there were a whole range of pits in the Thasch mountains once. That must have been a long time ago.
mountains
Dimiona Adingor
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
You can’t find much in the Thasch Mountains. A bit of whirlweed maybe, if you’re lucky.
mountains
Berman Helmisch, Mora Elbersen
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
You should ask my colleague Roglima. She knows her way around the mountains here far better than me. And how do we get to Roglima? Roglima has her shop on Old Gashok Road right by the town wall.
mountains
Rahjadés, Roglima the Great
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
The dwarves who used to live there have either moved to the towns along the Svellt or to the Finsterkamm range. Of course, they collapsed their mines before they left.
mountains
Bridge Guard, Jhaell Startrail
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
The Thasch mountains are basically the most boring area of the whole north — not even the dwarves could stand it there.
mountains
Kysira, Mywara Alberg
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
I don’t know anything about those mountains.
mountains
Elgor Onder, Niodara Egenbrand
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
I must admit that I don’t know my way around there.
mountains
Eolanda Sinzig, Mywara Alberg
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
There’s a temple of Tsa at Yrramis.
mountains
Demian
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
There used to be a lot of Dwarves in the Thasch, but those mountains have no more ore left. And so, the Dwarves moved into the Svellt Dale and settled in the towns and village there.
mountains
Xobert Zornbrecht
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
A lot of ore was mined in the Thasch Mountains once. Smithery flowered there as well, but the mines and pits have long been abandoned. We assume the Orcs have taken up there, I’m afraid.
mountains
Thisdan Gerrich, Ulfried Gundahl
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
Hah! By now, the orcs will have made themselves right comfortable there as well.
mountains
Dorijke Basten
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
People say, there are a lot of dwarven pits there.
mountains
Agdulf Merenbroth, Galiel Finchfern
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
The Thasch is dwarven land — I won’t be able to help you there.
mountains
Alara Zanderod
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
It’s no use digging there. The ground has never been very rich in minerals, and everything that could be used has long ago been mined by my people.
mountains
Angroscha
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
The mountains do not offer much anymore. All there was has been mined decades ago. These days, the mines are vacant. Most have been collapsed, even.
mountains
Umora Miral
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
There are two passes across the Thasch to the bank of the Svall, and both fork off the road to Andergast. There are many abandoned Dwarven mines in those mountains, too.
mountains
Haldara Alberg, Rahjajida
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
About 10 miles from here on the road to Andergast, the path to the old Yrram mine forks off. Are there any other paths? You can reach the Svall and Arsingen via a number of mountain passes across the Thasch, and if you’re not too keen on encountering orcs, it’s the preferable route.
mountains
Garescha, daughter of Gella, Rahjala
What can you tell us about the Thasch?
There used to be numerous dwarven settlements in the Thasch mountains. The most prominent of them was Yrram, but the mine has long been abandoned.
mountains
Falkert Duberwin, Wolfson Ingosdottin
What can you tell us about weapons?
Ah, you’re the customers I was waiting for! Especially with weapons, it’s important to get some information in advance, so you can make the correct decisions… For the next twenty minutes, the arms dealer tells you every possible thing there is to know about arms. You’re not quite sure if he is more enthusiastic about the weapons, or the fact that he can sell them to you. … And, to conclude, the only thing I can say is that it is very important to be prepared! You are all sure that you’ve learned all you need to know about weapons.
weapons
Baron of Meresfeld, Brother Traviadan, Guard at North Gate, Master Deringorn, Niorad Thornpicker
What do basilisks feed on?
Some scholars think basilisks feed on carrion or the desiccated remains of plants and animals, but most believe that they do not need any sustenance at all due to their magical nature.
animals
What do sea monsters love to eat?
… Fish and ships! Your companion looks at you puzzled. Never mind.
jokes
Desmoda Truespring
What do think about the tales of incredible monsters in the sewers?
Even the rat-catcher appears to believe them. He even wears a protective amulet just to be safe.
Riva
Xobert Zornbrecht
What do you know about Ansvell?
The lizards will get by all right. Those orc cowards are too afraid to enter the swamps.
swamps
Olgadja Dimrinen
What do you know about badgers?
Striped badgers are afraid of elephants. Snow badgers can be trained to pull sledges. The sweet-tooth badger can be pacified with sweet fruit or honey.
animals
Belona Huisdorn
What do you know about Bosper Jarnug?
That judge’s about to bring the whole city under his thumb. If he keeps that up, he’ll run into trouble. But I’m not getting involved there, love: He’ll get what’s coming to him.
persons
Sina Leska
What do you know about Bosper Jarnug?
Ah, there’s any amount of talk about the judge. He’s said to be an admirer of physical beauty and partial to both sexes. Also, he’s been delivering quite dubious judgements for some time now, but no one’s been able to prove he’s taking bribes!
persons
Tanit Keres, Yanis Treublatt
What do you know about Bosper Jarnug?
He’s not going to get me into his bed!
persons
What do you know about constrictors?
Some constrictors supposedly have the ability to hypnotize their prey to prevent it from running away. These snakes have noticeably darker scales.
animals
Baron of Meresfeld, Black Jandora, Captain, Demian, Dorijke Basten, The Rod and the Mare
What do you know about death squirrels?
Death squirrel fur is a luxury item. Many patricians and nobles wear hats made of death squirrel fur.
animals
Fiana Moonlight, Fuhrfrau Fahrandin, Rumhild Rohalsdottir, Tarsinion
What do you know about elven peoples?
Steppe elves make their homes on the Green Plain and are famed for their riding skills. The clans of Nivese who wander that region say the elves they meet are distrustful of outsiders and seem engaged in a fierce, ongoing war with the goblins.
elves
Caerleon, Lynissel Mistcarver
What do you know about elves of Tie’Shianna?
The Shiannafeya see the Orima’s lost magic chalice, the Largala’hen, as a symbol of their lost fertility.
elves
Armorer, Fagrisa Ugradin, Fiana Moonlight, Tinker, Tronde Ismanson, Zerinka
What do you know about elves?
The elves are a magical people.
elves
Inrada Vormberg, Mora Elbersen
What do you know about elves?
Elven women know that awful “bam-bam-whatever” spell which they use to seduce and abduct our men!
elves
Isidara Sinbar, Lanja Ponder, Niorad Thornpicker
What do you know about elves?
Anyone interested in elvish life should take a look around in Kvirasim; the elves won’t suffer any human, or worse, any dwarf, in the Salamander Stones.
elves, mountains
Brother Inradon, Ingram son of Utzlesch, Niorad Thornpicker, Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
What do you know about Elves?
Once, the elves possessed immense knowledge about mining, but because they never wrote it down, all that knowledge has been lost forever.
elves
‘Treasure’, Korima of Attica, Peraida Hender, Ronar Northerstone
What do you know about Elves?
I guess no human will ever understand what goes on in the head of an elf.
elves
‘Foxy’, Swirga Targidsdottir, Tronje Hasgarsson
What do you know about elves?
Elves, elves! That’s all I hear is elves!
elves
Rogullf the Obese
What do you know about Elves?
The elves work hand in glove with the orcs. They want the orcs to do their dirty work for them so the elves can rule mankind afterward!
elves
Eilif Yasmasson
What do you know about elves?
Prickears? They don’t buy from me.
elves
Gravesh Priest, Thorin Bromkop
What do you know about elves?
If you want to talk about Elves, what do you come to a smithy for?!
elves
Parinor Vormtann
What do you know about elves?
I know what you are getting at, so you can spare me any more of those questions. Either you trust me or you can go see that woman Startrail right now.
elves
Eolanda Sinzig, Goswin Meeltheuer, Hella Skarpenberg
What do you know about elves?
Colorful Flight is the newest town quarter of Lowangen. There are a lot of elves living here.
elves
A powerfully good-looking priest, Demian, Umora Miral
What do you know about elves?
More than a few elves are true disciples of the Goddess.
elves
Halina Hartnam, Umora Miral
What do you know about elves?
Regarding one another, the elves just aren’t the same as we humans.
elves
Rahjania
What do you know about fairies?
Blossom fairies are peaceful creatures that mean no harm.
fairies
Rahjania
What do you know about fairies?
Most beastingers have the shape of otters, squirrels, or birds.
fairies
Brother Praiodan, Grabosch Guidon, Ingolf Kanborn
What do you know about Gashok?
Take care, strangers. That is a town where not everybody is welcome.
town
Eilif Windorn, Praiadne Oldenstein
What do you know about Gashok?
There used to be the only miller far and wide here. But take a look for yourselves.
town
Praiodane Warsing, Raul Zumendick, The Svelltdalian
What do you know about Gashok?
Gashok? There’s everything here, from a temple to inns and taverns. Even some merchants have settled here.
town
Alara Hilman, Dietgel Fridgard, Gerlanje, Urja Naloth
What do you know about Gashok?
Gashok? Keep away from the market square. I mean, at night.
town
Imion Silverbreath, Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
What do you know about Holberks?
The holberks are a chimeric species — half-orcs half-elves. They were created in 633 BF by a powerful magicianne Nahema ai Tamerlein in Ohort from a bunch of orcs and elf demon-worshippers. Their appearance most closely resembles the wood elves with thick black hair and clearly orcish facial expressions. They are not as much magically gifted as the elves, but there are numerous magic dilettantes among them.
holberks
What do you know about Ikanaria butterflies?
If you look at the butterfly, you pursue it, heedless of your surroundings. Ikanaria view spellcasters as rivals and fly toward them as soon as they notice them.
animals
Farfex Plotz
What do you know about Jarnug, the judge?
Good man! He’s stopped mollycoddling criminals years ago. Now everybody screams he’s corrupt - idiots. That’s the only way to drive the scum from our fair city, he’s been lenient far too long! If there weren’t some righteous citizens left - like that Tarik, who keeps the judge informed and gets kicked in the shins for it - the town would have long since gone to hell or been sold to the blackpelts!
persons
Helna Kwaßzek
What do you know about Kysira?
You must be talking about that poor red-haired widow who runs an inn in the woods. She has two boys and two girls between the ages of twelve and sixteen. Can’t imagine how she makes ends meet.
travel
What do you know about local animals?
Wolf-lizards can hide well in green surroundings, as their scales make them very difficult to see.
animals
Demion Vask, Zaskia Angrond
What do you know about Lowangen?
Listen, I’ve got my hands full as it is…
Lowangen
Belona Huisdorn, Hesindian, Klonballa Sjopkewitz, Master Deringorn, Niodara Egenbrand, Roglima the Great, Zyla Horger
What do you know about magical animals?
The salamander is considered by many to be the ultimate alchemy animal. The salamander stones are said to hold the dark flows, from which the magical amphibians crawl all over the world. The first elemental that the alchemists saw was the fire salamander. This amphibian has a wonderful healing ability: not only it can grow back its tail, but also the limbs and even the head!
alchemy, animals
What do you know about morfus?
Morfus perceive their surroundings through vibration and heat. Manipulation these factors can confuse morfus.
animals
Nikifor Wartenberg
What do you know about Nivesians?
The nomads refer to themselves as Nivauesä, which could be translated as ‘wandering people’.
peoples
Boronje Tiszauer, Rauma from Peltju and Kuopi clan, Riva Salmonhaul
What do you know about Nivilaukaju shrine?
The holy place of Nivilaukaju is considered a sanctuary of Liska by Nivesians. Is Liska a goddess? She is a Sky Wolf. Sky Wolves are sort of gods to the Nivesians.
gods
What do you know about Norbards?
Distrust of the Norbards and their goddess Mokoshca grew considerably over time. Often their kaleshkas are driven away with stones, and the Zibiljas still have to fear the Praios’ inquisition.
peoples
Brother Praiodan, Raul Zumendick, Rowena Pauspiarken, The Svelltdalian
What do you know about one Artherion?
An Elf. What more need I say?
persons
Menchegal the Older
What do you know about one Artherion?
Good thing the millstones are so close to him, hehe! Do you mean his mill? ’T was Artherion’s night of his life, hehe! Hotter than hell, I can tell you, hoho!
persons
Praiadne Oldenstein, Rogullf the Obese
What do you know about one Artherion?
Perhaps you should talk to Gerlanje. Her tent’s on the market square every day.
persons
Alara Hilman
What do you know about one Artherion?
A bearable Elf. Ask Gerlanje.
persons
Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
What do you know about Phex?
Phex is the god of thieves and trade. Our College is training magical advisors and bodyguards for the Stoerrebrandt trading house and is sponsored by it, so Phex is respected within the personnel even more than Hesinde. Even gambling is tolerated by the College management, since cunning and fortune are Phex’s virtues. Older students often play for money in the living room.
Phex
Angroscha, Desdira Falconbrook, Dimiona Adingor, Elgor Onder, Hella Skarpenberg, Jasgard Elsingor, Meldavia Gosht, Osme Tuchhöfer, The Blonde Fellow, Zaskia Angrond
What do you know about swamp rantzies?
People say that if you prick yourself with a thorn of morning-thorn bush, you turn into a swamp rantzy yourself!
animals
What do you know about the artifact called the Golden Eye?
I have met an elf maiden named Golden-eye. Dunno about the artifacts, but she was a sort of treasure for sure. The man winks at you.
artifacts
A Female Hermit, Erolfone Lotusdust
What do you know about the Blood Peaks?
The orcs have spread there, that’s all I know.
mountains
What do you know about the blossom fairies?
All blossom fairies are female. At least, nobody has ever seen a male blossom fairy.
fairies
Ardor Zitenau
What do you know about the city judge?
Well, there’s a lot of talk… His sentencing is harsh, but just, or rather it used to be. Not that it’s gotten any less harsh. There’s also rumors that Bosper Jarnug swings both ways. It’s possible, of course.
persons
Fuhrfrau Fahrandin, Inrada Vormberg, Vothan Dengeler
What do you know about the dwarven peoples?
When humans think of dwarves, they tend to think of Anvil mountain dwarves. But there are many other dwarven peoples who live more solitary.
dwarves
Gisbert von Norburg, Katimäki
What do you know about the elves?
The elves? Why don’t you ask them? They come here pretty often.
elves
Elaja Karbeck
What do you know about the guild and the tradesmaster?
In the beginning, the guild was just a loose collection of thieves, cut-purses and other vagrants. But since the tradesmaster took over, it’s become very well organized.
persons
Wolfman Lustbader
What do you know about the guild and the tradesmaster?
Only what I’ve heard! That tradesmaster is a sort of genius, I’d say. Up to now, everything he’s got involved with has been first rate - including his women - little joke there, hehehe!
persons
Zyla Horger
What do you know about the guild and the tradesmaster?
Well, the tradesmaster was charged with a crime he probably didn’t commit. Even so, he escaped and went underground. There, he gathered together the city’s outcasts and formed the guild. Ui Chearghail is considered something of a hero in town since then, because the guild only attacks the authorities.
persons
Gerosch, son of Gorasch
What do you know about the guild or the tradesmaster, pray tell?
You’re no longer safe on the streets at night! Even in broad daylight, I don’t leave this place any longer than absolutely necessary! I’ve got everything I need to defend myself right here! The dwarf pulls a pickaxe and waves it about madly. The performance is not so much impressive as it is a danger to himself and all about him!
persons
Isida Ingstrok
What do you know about the guild then?
Aye, the beggars, murderers, an’ cut-throats o’ the city - they’ve always kept taegether if need be. Then Ui Chearghail arrived and taught the motley gang tae stand at attention. He can call it a guild, it’s still a robbing band o’ scum!
persons
Farfex Plotz
What do you know about the guild, then?
Why, the guild has more power and influence than the city government. If something doesn’t happen soon, we’ll need fear the guild even more than the orcs!
persons
Dorota Harzscharrer, Jisila Bardenberg, Tanit Keres
What do you know about the judge then?
Bosper? He’s a dirty old man.
persons
Lana Torbens
What do you know about the judge then?
The judge is a crook. I wouldn’t like to get under his thumb. I’d be forced to share the blighter’s bed for several nights, if he even fancied me. Anyone who spurns his advances can look forward to spending years in jail!
persons
Pryshia Lutan
What do you know about the judge then?
He’s been handing down a lot of strange sentences lately. That can only do damage to his reputation. He’s still highly regarded, but if he keeps that up…
persons
Wulf Larenson
What do you know about the judge, Jarnug?
He used to be famed fer his sense of justice, but things have changed the last two, three years: it’s said he pursues his own purposes and sentences people according to his own whims, yer health! Lothur Ui Chearghail, the tradesmaster, he was his best-known victim! Another customer waves his tankard, and the tavernkeeper retreats behind the bar fill the order. I need do some work, yer health!
persons
Training Officer
What do you know about the judge?
I haven’t seen him more than two, maybe three times. So all I know about him are the rumors going around. There’s people that say his sentences are hard but fair, and others that claim they’re totally arbitrary. He’s said to be sexually attracted to both men and women and use his power to coerce people into his bed. Others say, he has no interest in sex at all and hasn’t had any lovers for years, and then there’s those that claim it’s a change that only came over him after he’d recovered from his illness. So what’s the story on the judge’s illness? That was two or three years ago, I’m not quite sure. It was a strange disease all right, in that he was plagued by cramps and severe fevers for weeks and no healer could find anything wrong with him. People were fearing for his life, but then he suddenly recovered, just as abruptly as he’d fallen ill. And that’s about it!
persons
What do you know about the Merfolk?
The oceanians, also called sea people or oceanids, are a maritime species. They are considered peaceful and avoid aggression and violence.
merfolk
Ifirnsgara Siglinndottir, Swafnan Grimason
What do you know about the Neckers?
Both the light of the full moon and alcohol can have an extreme effect on their behavior, causing them to indulge in violent teasing frenzy.
merfolk
What do you know about the Neckers?
They live in clans lead by a king.
merfolk
What do you know about the Nivesian folk?
This peaceful society has indeed given the Nivesians strength and they are the most numerous of the northern people in return. No one should consider them to be weak, however. Experts in surviving in the cold, they are also highly skilled hunters and experts in fighting with spears. They know how to defend themselves and Nivesian warriors are always ready to punish those who seek to harm their tribes, or who do not respect their customs.
peoples
Zerinka
What do you know about the Nivesians?
Nivesians never kill wolves! They consider wolves to be sacred animals. Some of the Nivesians can even transform into wolves themselves!
peoples
What do you know about the Nivesians?
The Nivesians are one of the oldest Aventurian cultures and the most important inhabitants of the northern steppes. From time immemorial they were simple hunter-gatherers, but this way of life has changed over the millennia, and today they roam the lands between Thorwal and the Brazen Sword with their vast herds of karens.
peoples
Fagrisa Ugradin
What do you know about the Norbardians?
Norbardians share almost anything among each other and are quite willing to do the same with others, even if the Norbardian elders are usually cunning businessmen beneath their generally jolly demeanours.
peoples
Gordal Namir, Movert Welzelin, Rahjada, Wolfman Lustbader
What do you know about the orcs?
Godforsaken trash!
orcs
Gerlanje, Ginya Ingborn, Herbalist, Joruna Wirselin
What do you know about the orcs?
The only thing I know about the orcs is that they do not make much out of herbs. The dealer says, amused. She continues: The only thing I know is what everybody knows. And the way you are looking, I do not have to tell you anything about it. But there must be some rumors about the orcs? There are always rumors. I can only wonder where people get these ideas. If I believed in all the rumors I’ve heard, I wouldn’t even leave home!
orcs
Helmar Birkenau, Isida Ingstrok, Roelfu Neumasunden
What do you know about the orcs?
No, no, I know nothing about the orcs. They trade with the holberks, but I’m not involved in that. Just because I’m a tradesman doesn’t mean that I have to know who is trading with whom.
orcs
Ardor Zitenau
What do you know about the rat-catcher?
Nothing, really! Xebbert keeps the sewers clean and the city free of rats. As that keeps him busy underneath the town all day, hardly anyone knows anything about him.
persons
Burian Rodebrecht, Haffel Gulek
What do you know about the rat-catcher?
There’s a lot of talk about the fellow, but he seems all right to me.
persons
Cyber Vorlopdan
What do you know about the rat-catcher?
I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him. I’ve never once seen the man in daylight!
persons
Desmoda Truespring
What do you know about the rat-catcher?
He knows his way around the sewers like no other. - Not much of a surprise, of course, as he spends all day down there. As far as I know, he’s carrying a protective amulet against the dangers lurking below ground.
persons
Elaja Karbeck, Leta Notjes, Nurinai Gorbas
What do you know about the rat-catcher?
Xebbert Dürbann? There’s a lot of talk about him, but I don’t believe a word of it. The man was doing his job, and very well at that. He didn’t harm anybody. And what about the new rat-catcher? The woman’s mouth twitches as if she is evaluating her words. She is often visited by the street children. She claims she pays a tribute to Travia by feeding them. But why doesn’t she just donate some money to the temple instead? Its primary task is to feed the hungry, and no child won’t be left without a meal. Tolsa Fernel is clearly hiding something, even though I have not proof of it.
persons
Jisila Bardenberg
What do you know about the rat-catcher?
Yes, we’ve got one in town and the people talk a lot about the fellow. But most of that seems to be nothing but worthless drivel.
persons
Liska Lordred
What do you know about the rat-catcher?
He’s done nothing wrong as far as I can tell.
persons
Norat Soelken, Rhiana Clouddancer
What do you know about the rat-catcher?
He keeps the sewers clean. Apart from that, he is rarely seen, but there is all the more talk of him: He is said to be a werewolf, feeding on the rats he catches and commanding an army of unnatural creatures. Quite colorful, those stories…
persons
Tarik
What do you know about the rat-catcher?
Xebbert Dürbann has been working in Riva for ten years now. The sewers were enlarged under his supervision. He keeps the city clean and has so far prevented the spread of rats and disease - quite unusual for a harbor town! There’s a lot of talk about the ratter, but that’s mostly because he’s down in the sewers all day, so hardly anyone gets to see him. We meet him down there a lot, the guy’s okay!
persons
Eran Dorgan
What do you know about the town’s rat-catcher?
He used to come in every now and then. Xebbert Dürbann is a decent fellow who needn’t shy from the eyes of the Fox. Do you know what happened to him? My informers claim that he lives somewhere underground and he is infected with some terrible disease. Sounds weird and unlikely.
persons
Pryshia Lutan
What do you know about the town’s rat-catcher?
Well, you hear a lot, but you hardly ever see him. It’s said there are things haunting the sewers that are in thrall to him. He’s a shady one that rat-catcher - you never see him in the daylight. There must be a reason for that!
persons
Elimar Harder, Eran Dorgan, Tarik
What do you know about the trade in Riva?
The trade in Riva has long been in the hands of large trading offices. The oldest house on the square is the Royal Salzaran trading company, whose heyday is over due to increasing competition and the decline of the Svelltland trade. In order to be able to hold on, one reaches for every straw, and has recently even exchanged the traditional domicile in Elderharbor for a less prestigious one in Newharbor. The Stoerrebrandt office is highly regarded in the city and for years was Stover Stoerrebrandt’s hobbyhorse, who is considered a great patron of Riva. His son Emmeran, however, does not share his father’s passion for the local office. Instead, he focuses on trading in the Middlerealms. He also sent his fun-loving sister Vanjescha Stoerrebrandt to Riva to learn the trade. Office manager Bärmund Erbarmer, a popular and shrewd businessman, has to deal with the increasing competition and the interference of Vanjescha. The second most important trading company in Riva is the Rastburger office. The current manager, Jarwen Seehoff, uses aggressive methods to implement matriarch Alvide Rastburger’s orders to ensure greater and greater profits. In doing so, she can rely on the in-house mercenary troops, the Rastburgers. In addition, numerous woodcutters, amber collectors and hunters are in the service of the office, while long-established craftsmen are in debt bondage and are at the mercy of Seehoff. Above all, luxury goods such as furniture and furs are traded by the Horas-Imperial Privileged Northern Sea Company. The head of the office in Grangor, Svelinya Kuyfhoff, pays treasure hunters good prices for their finds and is also ready to equip promising expeditions. The Kolenbrander office is not at the port, but near the Rondra Gate. Helmar Birkenau, the head of the office, focuses primarily on overland trade and has cooperation agreements with the Uhdenberg mining consortium. Again and again he sends prospectors out to find mineral resources, because he is looking for the legendary black steel. Birkenau is not out for quick profit, but primarily interested in long-term projects. The Ingstrok trading house is the epitome of Riva’s virtues. The family is conservative, morally upright and morally strict, innovations are approached with caution. The patrician family grew up through the trade in salt and salt fish, and fine leather goods and high-quality cloths are also exported. Patriarch Matti Ingstrok was mayor of the city for many years and his loss of office meant a severe blow to him. The long-established Syphax house is facing ruin after a chain of unfortunate circumstances. The once very wealthy family still has a seat on the city council, but it is only a matter of time when Donatella Syphax will lose this seat and there has long been a haggling behind the scenes to find a successor. To the surprise of many, Zosgar Dolbrecht, heir of the Dolbrecht trading house, just escaped a similar fate. If he was initially forced to sell his family’s office to the Rastburgers, he recovered from all the setbacks and was even able to buy the Syphax family warehouse in Elderharobor. A circumstance that causes distrust. Among the Norbard clans of Riva, the Surjeljows is the most influential. They compete with Stoerrebrandts by improving their trade contacts in Bornland from year to year and stealing their old customers. Pyotr Surjelev is known to run the business, however, his wife Dalkeshja makes all the decisions for the clan, which she heads as auntie.
trade
Elaja Karbeck
What do you know about these holberks?
It is said they are the product of blackest magic… half elves, half orcs. No one knows where they came from, their origin lies shrouded in darkness - possibly the deepest darkness. - As I’ve mentioned before, many consider them the secret force behind the orc attacks!
holberks
Dugobalosch, Hanthar Henkelbrandt, Mother Whitchild
What do you know about Tjolmar?
Tjolmar is an ancient city of the Angroschim, not of the people. Even though the Thorwalers claim to have founded Tjolmar almost a millennium and a half ago. Tjorlmarsh is the old name, ‘gate of the marshland’. It is almost as old as the mines of Umrazim.
town
Albin Laikakis, Ardor Zitenau, Boromil Bjalthorn, Brin Vaskendantz, Brother Traviadan, Gerbald Nordern, Gorben Westfar, Jasgard Elsingor, Permine Agtstein, Ronar Northerstone, Widow Kysira
What do you know about Travia?
Travia is considered the goddess of hospitality, loyalty, conjugal love and family. Thorwalians, barbaric tribes of trolltooths and even apemen worship her and address her as ‘Mother’.
Travia
Isidore Sanderstein, Rahjala, Wonderland, Xerinn
What do you know about unicorns?
Rumor has it that unicorns only let virgins get near them. That’s old wives’ tales! I have even petted one, and believe me, I’m no virgin!
animals
What do you know about wolf lizards?
The wolf-lizard form is based on the image of a legendary monster that lived somewhere between Chorhop and Mengbilla. They are very susceptible to the cold and can survive exposure to the cold only for a few minutes.
animals
Eleana of Arivor, Imion Silverbreath, Rhiana Clouddancer
What do you know of Ariana’s death?
About as much as you do, I guess. The guards seem to know even less: There wasn’t a word about her body being drained of blood! I wonder if they even noticed!
persons
What do you know of Norbards?
The Norbards are stubborn heretics. They claim to be the people chosen by the gods. This is why they were driven out of Tobria to Bornland, where they found protection with goblins.
peoples
Ariona Silverdew, Dimeloe Lutesong, Fiana Moonlight, Rhiana Clouddancer
What do you know of the firn elves?
The firn elves manage to survive in the icy north. The Grim Frost Waste is their chosen home, where they wage their eternal battle against the hated night elf queen, Pardona, and her servants.
elves, Pardona
Ernbrecht Tralloper, Gerlanje
What do you know the elf named Artherion?
He had a mill here, yes, until it burned down some while agone. He moved away right after. As far as I’ve heard, he left the town to the east and now lives in a small wood near town.
persons
What do you mean by ‘homeless’?
Most of the ‘homeless’, as the refugees call themselves, survive as day laborers and beggars. Others try their luck as jostlers or offer themselves services to strangers at the port. Many of them are so desperate that they would do anything for a good wage. Day after day some can be seen at the harbor hoping for another ship to come to hire workers. But many also dream of being able to return to their ancestral home soon, but even if it weren’t for the blackpelts, very few would survive the long journey. The dissatisfaction is great because no one seems to care about their miserable fate. However, they have not leader who could tear people out of their lethargy and loudly denounces the grievances. Even Elidana Weiden, the priestess of Peraine, who self-sacrificingly takes care of the poor, doesn’t succeed. In protest at the indifference of her fellow citizens, she even left the Temple of Peraine to live among her homeless proteges.
persons
Sionon Lightsense
What do you see?
I see you walking barefoot on ice sodden with blood.
future
Phejanca A’Albera dyll Kutaki
What do you study in the College?
Teaching is both theoretical and practical. In addition to arithmetic, commerce, law, etiquette, geography, languages, alchemy and magic, the students must master physical training and learn to fencing with a staff. Since they are supposed to accompany trade caravans, they also receive appropriate instructions: they practice building and defending a wagon, learn how to protect people physically and magically, and they are instructed in how to act confidently in threatening situations. After the fourth year of training, it is decided whether the student will take the path of magical advisor or bodyguard. What counts here is whether he has distinguished himself physically or mentally. Only the few who are equally good at both are allowed to make the choice for themselves. A magical bodyguard spends much of his advanced training outdoors. He learns to recognize ambushes and to protect his master on any occasion — be it a stately reception or a thunderbolt in the rainy jungle. The scholars of the mental branch, on the other hand, are given more theoretical instruction: their areas of expertise include recognizing and defending against mind influence and evaluating people based on body language.
school
Lauriel Dewsparkle, Niorad Thornpicker, Susann Heder
What do you think about goblins?
The worst thing about goblins is how they smell. I cannot tolerate their odor at all!
goblins
Eldariel Raindreamer, Lynissel Mistcarver
What do you think about Pardona?
The mother of night elves will fall, as will all of her abominations. Their very existence is an insult to the world.
Pardona
Ardor Zitenau
What do you think about the holberks personally?
They’re quiet and unassuming. Because of their trading links to the orcs, we’re kept informed of the blackpelts’ intentions. And as long as the holberks stay in the north of town, everything is all right.
holberks
Wulf Larenson
What do you think about the holberks yourself?
Take a gander, there’s always holberks in here. I don’t understand why people are upset wi’ them. They’re nice blokes, good workers, and they hurt not a one. Anyone says anything against the holberks in my tavern is out on his ear - yer health!
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Cyber Vorlopdan
What do you think about the holberks?
Filthy scum! They had to settle here! My inn used to be one of the finest houses in town. But since the holberks came, hardly anyone stays here. All the other inns have passed me by. I’m forced to take in anybody who wants a bed. You wouldn’t believe the sort of scum that calls here nowadays! You give the man the benefit of the doubt and assume he isn’t talking about you. Otherwise, you’d be tempted to alter his anatomy!
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