Traveler’s Report on Gunthar (Knights of Solamnia)
Writer’s Notice: This report is simply concerning the area controlled by the Knights of Solamnia and shouldn’t be confused with the Mt. Nevermind article. All references to Sancrist in this doc refer to the Knight managed areas of Gunthar and don’t have anything to do with the Gnomish nation that’s discovered on the identical isle.
The isle of Sancrist is divided in two regions, the mountainous northern a part of the island and the plains and forests of the southern part. Prior to the Cataclysm this area was part of the Empire of Ergoth and was a part of a province. In the course of the Rose Revolt the world was the guts of it and the Empire of Ergoth despatched Vinas Solamnus to quell the uprising.
It might be throughout this uprising that Vinas would receive the vision of the knighthood when he encountered the Whitestone. This was almost 2000 years prior to the Cataclysm and the situation of the event has turn into the center point of many councils of warfare and peace. It will grow to be the image of all that’s pure and good in the knighthood.
The island has turn into a Knight stronghold in the years publish the Cataclysm and has turn into the primary residence of the Knightly Orders. It’s bordered on its western shores by the Sirrion Sea which is an enormous stretch of open areas. This has resulted in all main commerce routes going via the port cities of Gavin and Markenn. A lot of the isle is very developed with all towns and cities linked by roads.
Citadel uth Wistan:
The capital of Sancrist, the current residence of the Grand Grasp of the Order, is usually mistaken for the fort which bears the same identify. This metropolis was prior to the Chaos Conflict a sleepy village during which offered supplies and providers to the fort. After the Chaos Warfare the citadel was selected as the seat of power for the nation of Gunthar. This nation can be ruled by the Knighthood and instantly a brief distance from the legendary a fort the small village’s inhabitants swelled. Over the course of the final 50 years what started out as a sprawling tent metropolis, has turn into a modern day metropolis with laid out blocks. It’s nonetheless situated within a day’s walk of the citadel that provides its identify.
Fort uth Wistan: The family house of the uth Wistan family at present is occupied by the Grand Grasp. This citadel was donated to the knighthood following the demise of Gunthar uth Wistan.
Rose’s Drink: This tavern is owned and operated by retired knight Sir Ulion uth Alfric. The two story building is understood for its big rose painted on the surface of the building. It is frequented by many members of the knighthood and its interior displays many gadgets from the knighthood.
The Jousting Grounds: This area is recognized by the tall bleachers that flank each side of an extended fence rail. The world is used every day by men coaching for the knighthood and on holidays jousting tournaments are held here. The headquarters for the Knights of Solamnia can also be situated underneath the northern bleachers.
Gunthar’s Conflict School: This small university is located on the northern aspect of the town. It was based in a single yr after the dying of Guthar uth Wistan and focuses on educating its students the artwork of struggle. The school at present solely accepts students who meet the minimal requirements of data, weapon use, techniques, oratory and creativity. It presently has 1200 college students enrolled in this system, lots of that are looking for entry into the knighthood.
Grand Master Sir Michel Cataya: The present head of the order lives in Citadel uth Wistan and is a local son of Markennan. He is recognized for his lack of ability to be corrupted and the assumption he has positioned within the Oath and the Measure. A tall, skinny man the Grand Master is understood by his flashy smile and his potential to relate to any state of affairs. It is extensively rumored that the Grand Master travels overseas disguised as a standard adventurer in hopes of studying more concerning the world.
Basic Jackson Kalkwarf: The Common is a Knight of the Rose who has survived a number of current campaigns of liberation. When not campaigning his residence is discovered on this metropolis and is a plain unadorn two story townhouse which he shares together with his wife and family. The middle age basic has lately returned from preparations to retake Fort Eastwatch on Southern Ergoth.
Alonit’s Touring Troupe: This group is a nicely renowned for its theatrical performances. Highly wanted the group has referred to as the town its residence for the final a number of years and presently is performing nightly on the Mild of the Moon Opera House. Its most well-known play is entitled “The Fall of Lucien”, which details the final days of the lifeless Highlord Lucien of Takar.
Sir Nil Stormshield: This Knight of the Sword serves as the primary recruiter for the knighthood. Dwelling in quarters beneath the northern bleachers of the Jousting Subject he’s well known face of the group. A blond haired brawler, Nil is understood for his fast temper and his truthfully. He is also in command of communicating with present Excessive Clerist Gabriel Jhent who’s presently dwelling in Schallsea and relaying the knowledge back to the Grand Grasp.
The main port city of Sancrist this bustling city has exploded within the years because the arrival of the Dragon Overlords and the conclusion of the Conflict of Souls. Once a sleepy quiet city many new buildings have been constructed because the city is second now only to Fort uth Wistan. With a large deep water port that is the primary destination of any ship crusing to Sancrist.
Tower of the Excessive Warrior: This building is at present beneath development and is being constructed close to the harbor. Together with a seven story tower, the knights are additionally overseeing a two story wall to include the harbor in case of an invasion by the Solamnic Empire. As soon as completed the tower will oversee the defenses of Isle as the steep cliffs along much of the isle provide protection from any invading forces.
Almen’s Plantations: Outdoors of Gavin lies a big farming plantation owned by the uth Almen family. This farm is legendary for the annual fall “Feast of Apples” pageant which celebrates the fall harvest. The farm is well-known for its specialization in rare wines and ales.
Keybender’s Travels: This store situated in Gavin is a curiosity to most individuals locally. Its contents are usually not very uncommon because it has a set of maps and odd gadgets from throughout Ansalon. What draws most individuals is assembly its proprietor an ageing kender named, Talanth Keybender.
The Pavilion: This open aired market is situated in the middle of the group and operates most days of the week. Retailers travel to Gavin to promote their wares and it isn’t unusual to have retailers from as far as Nordmaar journey to promote rare and unique gadgets. In the middle of the market stands an undated statue of Vinas Solamnus.
Excessive Warrior Gregory Hallack: He has set up residence in the metropolis of Gavin to oversee the defenses of the group. Terrified of a attainable invasion from the Solamnic Empire he has garrisoned numerous troops. A brief dark haired man, Hallack was given the title of Excessive Warrior in the closing days of the Warfare of Souls.
Talanth Keybender: The proprietor of Keybender’s Travels, this kender is a retired wanderer. Over his journeys Talanth’s shop has fascinating maps and gadgets from throughout Ansalon and things he discovered on the japanese shores of Goodlund that he claims usually are not from this continent. Many declare that these tales are primarily the goals of an previous kender.
Livvy Vingus: The proprietor of the Crown’s Inn, this young woman is a well known figure of the group. She has a number of very suitors but has rejected all of them. It’s rumored that she and the Grand Grasp have lately traveled collectively.
This city is the secondary port for ships touring from mainland Ansalon. While not as giant as Gavin this town has a big ship constructing business in it. The port is situated in some extent by which the steep cliffs of Sancrist have a break in them permitting a natural street inland. It is rumored that Markennan was once a summer time resort spot for Ergothian Senators prior to the Cataclysm.
Odil’s Baths: This place is well-known for its scorching spring fed baths. It has been rumored that these waters include healing powers and that the Tears of Mishakal have been poured into the waters. The constructing that baths are in can also be rumored to be the oldest building on Sancrist.
Snot’s Tavern: The tavern is run by former Knight of the Crown, Sir Daavyd Nelgard. Recognized for its outlandish tavern contests this tavern is a 3 story constructing with a large inside courtyard. The tavern additionally houses an unique zoo in the courtyard containing animals from throughout Ansalon. The prized attraction is a meredrake imported from Kern.
The Rose Gardens: These gardens are situated on the outskirts of Markennan and sprawl a number of acres. Visitors journey by way of the garden experiencing the various totally different forms of fauna found in Ansalon. Within the middle of the gardens is a stone hold that incorporates murals displaying the historical past of the Knighthood. The paintings have been finished because the founding of the Knighthood till present day and include both historical and mundane scenes.
Thomas Stonesword: The present caretaker of the Rose Gardens is an ageing particular person who’s slowly going blind. Whereas most people in his career would panic about dropping his sight, he concentrates on studying the texture of crops to proceed his care of them. He is recognized to be a sort and trustworthy particular person who is unmarried however has several apprentices.
Mittigorn Dunbarth: He has been appointed as the mayor of the town due to his expertise in shipbuilding. Born in Ergoth, Mittigorn grew up in a household that built ships for the Ergothian Navy. In the course of the Struggle of Souls he was assigned to be a liaison to the Knights within the hopes of setting up superior ships. It was throughout this time that he lived in Markennan and fell in love with the group. Within the years since then he has expanded the household enterprise to the group and has turn out to be influential businessman.
Woman Kristin Ladycandle: She is a Knight of the Rose and the present head of the garrison stationed within the metropolis. A veteran of the Conflict of Souls she is understood for her shrewd demeanor. A strict follower of the Oath and the Measure she holds her troopers to a excessive degree of expectations. It’s common to see her training aspect by aspect together with her troops who she has gained their respect and loyalty.
The quiet group of Pax is situated in Thalin Bay and serves as a port for commerce the Northern part of Ergoth. Not as busy because the ports in the south it’s protected by the steep cliffs that surround the isle. Situated at the mouth of a river it supports a bristling riverboat trade with Fort uth Wistan. At one time this location was thought-about the primary port of Gunthar but now this solely holds true in occasions of storms.
Previous Sea Mug: This inn is a small seaside inn that makes a speciality of its fish stew. Vacationers typically hunt down the inn as it is the only inn in Pax that has rooms in both human and demihuman sizes. It’s also rumored that the cellars of the inn lead into historic catacombs of Ergothian nobles.
Silton’s Tower: The tower is situated on the mouth of the river and is presently inhabited by a white robe wizard, Aldon the Seer. It’s a white granite construction that legends tell of it being raised out of the ground by the Conclave of Wizards. While there has by no means been any fact to these stories it has turn out to be an area curiousity.
Nolyunt’s Dry Goods: That is the household house of the Nolyunt service provider household. The household invested heavily in creating several warehouses locally in the course of the Chaos Conflict growing wealthy off of the profit. With the occasions of current years of getting the southern communities of Sancrist turn into the primary trading ports this family has fallen on exhausting occasions. Most of the households buildings and holdings locally sit vacate.
Derek Nolyunt: Is the patriarch of the Nolyunt household and owner of its businesses. This older human inherited the business from his father at its peak and has watched it slowly lose energy through the years. He has grown fearful for his life as his extra formidable youngsters have already begun to battle over the dwindling household fortune threatening spoil on all in Pax.
Karine Aurrafil: She is the native constable of the group. While there’s a small garrison of troopers locally they are stationed there to shield the docks. Karine is usually seen on patrol throughout the group. She is assisted by her deputies and is taken into account the chief of the native militia. Too young to take part in the Struggle of Souls, Karine has seen her childhood town fall on arduous occasions as a lot of the delivery has went south.
Rushio Daggerfall: He is a member of local city council and owns a cooperage. He blames the loss of delivery on the service provider households that “pried every lose coin a sailor had from them”. In council he is typically outspoken on elevating taxes on those families who prompted the demise of the town.
This can be a sleepy hamlet that is situated on the northern aspect of Gunthar. While it has a port is lacks the deep water to usher in giant ocean going vessels. As an alternative it is the house of the Lord Cavalry Barracks and Archery Ranges. The city is located on prime of high cliffs and uses cranes to transport goods up and down from the port.
Lord Cavalry Barracks and Archery Ranges: This training academy is a spot the place junior knights study extra about commanding troops in the subject. The Barracks prides itself on creating proven leaders and pays homage to its past college students similar to Basic Jackson Kalkwarf, High Clerist Gabrial Jhent and High Warrior Gregory Hallack.
Stone’s Maintain: This constructing homes a small garrison of troops beneath the command of Sir Tangaard Clinyc, Knight of the Crown. The hold additionally homes a really outstanding library that accommodates works that have been penned by some of Ansalon’s most famous students. It’s also residence to the Army Innovations and Analysis Firm.
The Lancer’s Relaxation: This inn is situated just a few blocks from Stone’s Hold. Well-known for its displaying of Solamnic shields and crests, it is typically a spot where visitors flock to throughout graduation weekends from the Barracks. The inn is owned and operated by Michelle Vardis, a widower of the Conflict of Souls.
Woman Chatara Delane: Knight of the Rose is the present head of the Army Inventions and Analysis Company. The brief, middle aged lady is probably probably the most artistic minds in all of Gunthar. It’s rumored that she has dozens of sketchbooks of potential innovations.
Sir Auston Crownguard: Knight of the Sword is the grandson of Derek Crownguard and current head of the Barracks. College students describe him as a caring, strict particular person that may sit down and take the time to share your joys and sorrows, but in addition hold all knights by the same Oath and Measure. Crownguard is a married, center aged knight who is enthusiastic about following in the footsteps of his hero, Sturm Brightblade.
Forests of Gunthar: This region is the heartland of Gunthar and whereas a forest it is has been planted and replanted several occasions in the history of Isle of Sancrist. Farms and small villages dot the panorama and provide supplies wanted by the communities.
Whitestone Mountains: The Whitestone Glade is situated on this mountain vary. Additionally it is residence to a small colony of dwarves who have arrived at the request of the Grand Grasp.
Journey sites and plots:
Citadel Hammerhand: This fort, situated in the Whitestone Mountains, was as soon as the seat of power for the Hammerhand household. On the night time of the Nice Storm this citadel acquired the brunt of several lighting strikes and an earthquake. All contained in the citadel perished that night time and the world around it turned susceptible to rockslides. It’s rumored that the lifeless of the citadel don’t rest straightforward.
The Knight’s Sword: Within the Barracks each spring the Knight’s Sword competition is held. Right here rivals attempt to earn using the fabled blade for one yr, to return it the prior yr. Final yr’s champion fell main an expeditionary pressure to scout out Fort Eastwatch in Southern Ergoth. This yr’s contest includes touring to Southern Ergoth to retrieve the sword.