Great Crossing
Town type Metropolis
Population 31,602 (primarily human)
GP Limit 75,670
Wealth 239,155,035
Authorities Lord Vohn of Arbourest, Captain Vandover
Full Time Guards 320
Conscriptable 1,580

Great Crossing is the largest city in Baridor, a crossroads filled with merchants, arts, and thieves, built on the intersection of the Barrel Road and the Timber Road.

Authority

  • Artisans' Guild conventional guild; lawful neutral (supports City Council, allied Merchants' Guild, allied Noble, opposes Thieves' Guild)
  • City council conventional city council; lawful good (allied Artisans' Guild, supports Merchants' Guild, distrusts Noble, opposes Thieves' Guild)
  • Merchants' Guild conventional guild; lawful neutral (allied Artisans' Guild, allied City Council, supports Noble, opposes Thieves' Guild)
  • Noble conventional noble; lawful evil (extorts Artisans' Guild, distrusts City council, distrusts Merchants' Guild, opposes Thieves' Guild)
  • Thieves' Guild criminal guild; neutral evil (extorts Artisans' Guild, supports City Council, allied Merchants' Guild, extorts Noble)
  • Captain Vandover (Human Fighter 18); Commoner; Lawful Neutral (supports Artisans' Guild, supports Merchants' Guild, distrusts Noble, opposes Thieves' Guild)

Populace

  • Commoners - 28,458 (laborers, retailers, wagoneers, servants)
  • Artisans - 1,127 (carvers, craftsmen, jewelers, millers, potters, woodworkers, cooks)
  • Aristocrats - 667 (courtiers, castellan)
  • Guards - 320 (257 level 1 fighters, 32 level 2 fighters, 16 level 3 fighters, 8 level 5 fighters, 4 level 8 fighters, 2 level 12 fighters, 1 level 18 fighter)
  • Clergy - 7 (4 level 3 clerics, 2 level 7 clerics, 1 level 15 cleric)

Thieves' Guild

  • Members - 371 (166 level 1 rogues, 72 level 2 rogues, 53 level 3 rogues, 36 level 4 rogues, 20 level 5 rogues, 12 level 6 rogues, 6 level 8 rogues, 3 level 10 rogues, 2 level 13 rogues, 1 level 20 rogue)

Thieves' Guild

  • Members - 354 (162 level 1 rogues, 72 level 2 rogues, 54 level 3 rogues, 36 level 4 rogues, 19 level 5 rogues, 10 level 6 rogues, 5 level 8 rogues, 3 level 9 rogues, 2 level 12 rogues, 1 level 16 rogues)

Thieves' Guild

  • Members - 298 (123 level 2 rogues, 66 level 2 rogues, 47 level 3 rogues, 28 level 4 rogues, 16 level 5 rogues, 8 level 6 rogues, 4 level 8 rogues, 3 level 10 rogues, 2 level 13 rogues, 1 level 16 rogues)

Shops

Tavern. Ivory Pegasus
Owner. Murphy Longgate, Male Human (Montegan)
Location. In a side street near the town gate. The street outside has a pickpocket looking for marks.
Description The tavern is a sprawling, wooden, single story building with a green, wood-shingled roof and a small vegetable garden. It contains a large, wooden wagon wheel candelabra and a fire pit cooking food in the middle of the tavern.

Offerings

  • Duck Steamed Bun with Cake (3 sp)
  • Venison Stew with Oat Bread (3 sp)
  • Meatballs Stew with Cake (4 sp)
  • Apple tart (3 cp)
  • Cider, mug (5 cp)
  • Ale, mug (4 cp)
  • Brandy, glass (1 sp)

Blacksmith. Bloom's Smithy
Owner Josiah Bloom, Male Human (Baridorian)
Location. In the artisan's district. The street outside is lined with a low, wooden wall.
Description. The blacksmith is a wooden rowhouse, with a black shingled roof and moss-covered the walls and roof. It contains taxidermied birds hanging from the ceiling and horseshoes and metal hanging from the rafters.

Offerings

  • All metal armor is 5% less than listed price.
  • Metal tools available.
  • No non-metal items available.

Blacksmith. Baridorian Arms
Owner Armond Cooley, Male Human (Baridorian)
Location. In the keep near the stables. He keeps a cow grazing on the side opposite the stable.
Description. The blacksmith is a stone, open building, with a three-quarter-roof of black shingles. It contains rows and rows of swords of various lengths but of similar design hung from the walls. This portion can be closed and locked and a tarp is ready to cover them when the weather is bad.

Offerings

  • All bladed weapons 10% more than listed price, but gain a +1 to saving throws against breaking.
  • Only metal weapons available.
  • No tool available.

Herbologist. The Elegant Apocathary
Owner. Lilly Ray, Female Human (Montegan)
Location. In a side street near the town gate. The street outside is full of market stalls.
Description The herbologist is a wooden, single-story building, with a green tile roof and a row of flowers around the building. It contains bens of herbs, a number of small braziers, and a number of distillers scattered about. A delicate, jeweled mask hangs over the hearth.

Offerings

  • Elixir of Health (115 gp)
  • Potion of Animal Friendship (194 gp)
  • Potion of Healing (50 gp)
  • All common ingredients (5-10 cp/ea)
  • 50% chance of uncommon ingredient (20-30 gp/ea)
  • 10% chance of rare ingredient (100-150 gp/ea)

Jeweler. The Church of the Faith
Leader. Stephlen Castrem, Male Human (Marianite)
Location In the center of the temple district. The street outside is lined with a low wooden wall.
Description. The church is a white timber and stone two-story building, with a white shingled roof and softly blowing chimes by the door. It has a silver symbol of the Faith. It contains a large open floor with pillars.

Offerings

  • Exquisite gold ring with an emerald set (250 gp)
  • Exquisite silver ring (3 gp)
  • A variety of jewelry at the listed price, but no additional items over 200 gp
  • Used Jeweler's Tools (phb 154) (24 gp)
  • Will buy jewelry at 50% listed value but has no more than 200 gp to spend. May barter.

Jeweler. The Decorous Eye
Owner. Jaques Estevan, Male Human (Veldarian)
Location In a temple district. The street outside is lined with a low wooden wall.
Description. The jeweler is a timber and brick two-story building, with an orange shingled roof and softly blowing chimes by the door. It has a crystalline chandelier over the central room. It contains a large open floor with pillars and a table with scattered lenses, clamps, and cutters. A guard is always on duty inside.

Offerings

  • Exquisite gold ring with an emerald set (250 gp)
  • Exquisite silver ring (3 gp)
  • A variety of jewelry at the listed price, but no additional items over 200 gp
  • Used Jeweler's Tools (phb 154) (24 gp)
  • Will buy jewelry at 50% listed value but has no more than 200 gp to spend. May barter.

General Store. Crane's Emporium
Owner. Bigsy Crane, Male Hill Dwarf
Location. In a market quarter. The street outside is next to a large public square.
Description. The general store is a log, single-story building, with a reinforced wooden door and a small enclosed deck. It contains several paintings of dwarves on the wall and closely packed shelves of goods.

Offerings

  • Potter's tools (phb 154) (10 gp)
  • Rope, silk (50 feet) (phb 153) (10 gp)
  • Lantern, hooded (phb 152) (5 gp)
  • 90% chance of items listed in phb at listed price

Housing. Small Cottages
Most houses in Arbourest are wooded-walled rowhouse, with green shingled rooves and shutters. Flower rows are common.

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