[nbos] [FM8] Joerdhgardh Map of Week #109 Released (Part 1)"Mark Oliva" Sun May 19th, 2013
With the 109th Map of the Week we take a look at the town center of North
Junction, county seat of the Slovanian River County. The town extends beyond
the map's boundaries. The unnumbered buildings on the map also can be
assumed to be residential. However, the game master should feel free to
identify these structures in any manner that he or she chooses.
Count Arnosht's Castle Complex:
1. Servants' Quarters.
2. Stable and Coachhouse.
3. Castle Building. The residence and offices of Count Arnosht are in this
building. The 68-year-old count and his wife, Countess Vlasta, a
66-year-old human female sorceress, dwell alone here. Arnosht's county
minister Bonifác, a 58-year-old human male merchant, and his wife, Lada, a
54-year-old human female scholar, also live in the castle. Arnosht's court
mage, Dalimil, an unmarried 72-year-old human male wizard, has exclusive use
of the castle tower. Dalimil is the only publicly know spellcaster of
higher level in North Junction.
Distant Trails Trading:
4. Administrative Office. The manager of Distant Trails in North Junction
is the 51-year-old Emanuel, a human male merchant. Who or what owns this
trading company is uncertain, but it seems certain that Arnosht has a
substantial interest in it. Ostensibly, the company transports ore and coal
in heavy duty wagons from Mine Docks to Newhouse and bronze products and
other wares back to Mine Docks on the return trip. However, there's more to
operation than that. Distant Trails also runs illegal caravans up the Leipt
River to the North Kingdom, trading merchandise from Slovania and Windland
for goods from the lands of the vampire draugs. It then smuggles the North
Kingdom's goods into Slovania, hiding them in false bottoms of the ore
wagons. Emanuel employs two clerks and a bookkeeper, all human male and
female merchants; three laborers, all human male and female commoners, and a
stable boy, also a human male commoner.
5. Wagon House.
Royal Trading Co.:
8. Administrative Office. Slovania's largest trading company is a national
transportation operation jointly controlled by the crown, the four counties
and the Border March, with the king, the burgomaster, the counts and the
margrave all having a say in its dealings. The manager in North Junction is
the 37-year-old Vilma, a human female merchant. She employs three clerks
and a bookkeeper, all human male and female merchants; two laborers, both
human male and female commoners, a stable boy, a human male commoners.
9. Stable and Wagon House.
11. Administrative Building. This is a foreign operation that claims to be
based in the small coastal town of Dark Mountainsin northwestern Windland.
The company's manager in North Junction is the 32-year-old Metodehj, a human
male merchant. He employs a clerk and a bookkeeper, both human male and
female merchants; two laborers, both human male and female commoners, and a
stable boy, also a human male commoner.
12. Stable and Wagon House.
14. Borzhek's Butcher Shop. Master Butcher Borzhek, a 45-year-old human
male artisan, slaughters local cattle, pork and poultry and boar and venison
brought in by hunters. Borzhek sells over the counter in the shop and
delivers to all of the town's culinary establishments. He employs the
journeyman butcher Renáta, a 32-year-old human female artisan, and an
apprentice butcher, Tadeásh, an 18-year-old human male commoner. He also
employs a salesperson and a laborer, both human male and female commoners.
Borzhek and his wife, Albína, a 44-year-old human female commoner, live with
their 17-year-old daughter, Ingrid, a human female commoner, in an apartment
on the shop's second story.
15. Cobbler Jitka. Master Cobbler Jitka, a 50-year-old human female
artisan and widow, shoes and boots the civilian and military population of
North Junction. She employs two journeyman cobblers, human male and female
artisans, and two apprentice cobblers, human male and female commoners.
Jitka lives alone in an apartment above the cobbler's shop.
16. Julie's Maps. Master Cartographer Julie, a 44-year-old human female
artisan, is Slovania's leading map maker. She pays several traveling
merchants and skáldar for the reliable and detailed information that she
uses to make her maps. She can reasonably reliable maps of all of Slovania
and Windland and generally useable maps for the North Kingdom, southern
areas within the ruins of the AEsir Empire and the Fjörm River Valley
between Audharhome and the desert ruins of AEsir Sands. Julie employs two
journeyman cartographers, human male and female artisans, and two apprentice
cartographers, human male and female commoners. Julie and her husband, the
soldier Alesh, a 46-year.old human male warrior, live in an apartment above
17. Bernard's Candles. With tallow from the rendering plant northeast of
town and beeswax, Master Chandler Bernard, a 33-year-old human male artisan,
makes candles for much of Royal County. He employs two journeyman
chandlers, human male and female artisans, and an apprentice chandler, a
human female commoner. Bernard lives along with his wife, Sabina, a
28-year-old human female commoner, and their two juvenile children in an
apartment above the chandlery.
18. Diana's Bakery. Master Baker Diana, a 44-year-old human female
artisan, is the sole provider of commercial bread and other baked goods in
North Junction. She employs two journeyman bakers, both human male
artisans; an apprentice baker, a human female commoner, and two
salespersons, human male and female commoners. Diana rents out the two
small apartments above the bakery. She lives with her husband, Master
Miller Ambrozh, and their two teen-aged children in the house of the
Northflood Grain Mill (Location No. 25).
20. Lenka's Textiles. In this sizeable textile mill, Master Weaver Lenka,
a 52-year-old human female artisan, weaves linen from flax and wool and
makes a wide variety of clothing sold throughout Slovania and exported to
Windland. She employs two other master weavers, her son Josef, a
31-year-old human male artisan, and Lubosh, a 40-year-old human male
artisan. She also employs five journeyman weavers, all human male and
female artisans; two apprentices, human male and female commoners; a
bookkeeper, a human male merchant, two salespersons, both human male and
female commoners, and a laborer, human male commoner. Lenka lives with her
husband, the retired soldier Valentýn, a 60-year-old human male warrior, in
an apartment on the textile mill's top story.
21. Northflood Smithy. This operation is owned and operated by Master
Smith Herzhman, a 61-year-old human male artisan. His chief aide and second
master is his 39-year-old daughter Elishka, a human female artisan. They
employ four journeyman smiths, all human male and female artisans; two
apprentice smiths, human male and female commoners, and two laborers, both
human male and female commoners. The smithy does all types of work, from
making and repairing weapons and armor to the manufacture of farm implements
and the shoeing of horses. The garrison is the smithy's biggest customer.
Herzhman lives with his wife, Sonha, a 60-year-old human female commoner, in
an apartment on the smithy's second story. Daughter Elishka lives with her
husband, innkeeper Mikulásh, in an apartment in his Island Inn (Location No.
22. Marcel's House. This building serves as the house of Master Carpenter
Marcel, the 48-year-old human male artisan who owns and operates the River
Woodworks carpentry and joining operation (Location No. 23). Marcel lives
alone in the house with his wife, Adriana, a 44-year-old human female
merchant who keeps the company's books and handles the business side of the
23. River Woodworks. This is a combined carpentry and joiner operation.
Master Carpenter Marcel, a 48-year-old human male artisan, is the owner.
The company does on-site carpentry and makes a wide variety of wood products
including furniture and barrels. Marcel's employees include the Master
Joiner Johana, a 37-year-old human female artisan, and Master Cooper Havel,
a 41-year-old human male artisan. He also employs three journeyman
carpenters, four journeyman joiners and a journeyman cooper, all human male
and female artisans, and two apprentice carpenters, two apprentice joiners,
an apprentice cooper and two laborers, all human male and female commoners.
Marcel and his wife Adriana live in the house on the woodworks' grounds
(Location No. 22).
Continued in Part 2
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