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Updated May 11th, 2023 



Socioeconomics:Mixed, Mainly Working Class
Ruling Body:King Jorin Brightsteel & Esteemed Council of Kornas
Maps:City Closeup
Inner Walls Closeup

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Surrounded by wheat fields and cattle ranches, the city itself is extremely busy. There is a hussle of people: merchants, traders, and street vendors. The people here are genuinely proud of their bright and notably clean city. There is a spark in their eyes and it is infectious.

This city is beautiful, but humble. It is a practical and active city. There are are a high number of diverse shops, mostly small homes, and tradesmen.

Travelers from Sesamar see a sprawling city and a castle on a large hill. The castle's 40-foot polished stone walls are impressive. To enter it, one must pass through its mighty portcullis.

Kornas is the city of law and order. It has strict laws concerning trade, conduct, cleanliness, and spiritual practices. There is an ever-present city guard that will strictly enforce its many rules (and fines/penalties for breaking rules).

Kornas has a significant book and scroll repository, called the Library of Pomon. Entrance is free, but the books are highly prized and protected accordingly, as patrons must view them in public spaces. Scribes can be hired next to the Library of Pomon, at Yidilius.

Kornas is well-known for its paladins and consequent desire to conquer evil in the realm. It has cattle ranches (best beef in Sesamar) and it grows corn and wheat.

Notable Taverns/Bars/Inns: Devotion (I), Paladin's Place (I), Gobble Goblin (T), Truth and Honor (T), Guiding Light (T), and The Exclusive (T).

Devotion (Inn)
One can gain lodging within this large inn with the correct "devotion." Innkeepers here never use the words gold, silver, or copper. Instead they refer to those coins by using the terms double devotions, devotions, and half-devotions, respectively. This phraseology is in respect to the twin gods, Sesamar and Desamar.

The purple-themed inn is upscale. It has thick, detailed tapestries, ornate furniture, carved wooden staircases and handholds, large chambers, and specialty cuisines.

The dining area is subdued. It has an open area surrounded by a ring or private areas. These items below are available most of the time.

WineThere are a variety of wines: red, rose, and white.4s
BeerHops from Nithnamar, these types are available: nutty, hoppy, or high alcohol and semi-sweet.3s
AleThis is a cloudy, fruity semi-sweet, high alcohol ale.3s
Fish DishThis is freshly caught fish (halibut, tuna, yellowtail, cod, sea trout), usually served with steamed vegetables, and a potato. It comes with a delicious light tomato cream sauce.3s
Beef DishThis is fine Kornas beef. It is a thick cut and it comes with a deep tangy sauce.5s
Round BeefA beef delicacy, it is one round beef testical. It is slow-cooked in special broth. It has been reported to be a tasty, bold-flavored aphrodisiac.1g
Quail StewThis common meaty stew is made with ale and walnuts. However, it is prepared with mellow berries for a surprising layer of complexity.5s

The rooms Devotion has available are described below.

Common Rooms
Rooms 1-20
These rooms are large. They contain a large bed, wooden closets, and chests with blankets. They sleep up to 3 people (3 people per bed). They are provided with a chamber pot, bowl of fresh water for cleaning, candles, and fruit plate.1g/person
High Rooms
Rooms 21-25
These rooms are larger than the previous rooms and they are considerably more lavish. These rooms are in a separate area from the other rooms.2g/person
Cloud Rooms
Rooms 26 & 27
The Cloud Rooms are larger than the High Rooms. The rooms contain a light blue theme of clouds and stars. These rooms are in a separate area from all the other rooms. They also come with a personal attendant who will care for the individual needs of all occupants (extra fees may apply).5g/person
Paladin's Place (Inn)
This inn is a no-nonsense inn for travelers. Heavily barred wooden doors mark the entrance, like the entrance to a monk's keep. Two large iron knockers, one per door, lay upon them. An anti-chamber and attendant are found immediately thereafter. Beyond it is a great chamber. Long worn tables invite travelers to eat here. While the atmosphere is orderly and appropriate, the mood is always thick and tough.

Here are the foods and drinks it offers.

Goblet of WineIt is red. Simple. What do you want? This is a basic lodging in an extra-ordinary city.1s
Mug of AleIt is frothy. There's a lot and it has medium strength.1s
Meat StewMade from glorious Kornas beef, it has peas, carrots, and potatos. It's filling. It is the perfect meal after being on the road.2s
Fish DishCommon fish. Potato. Vegetables. It isn't for fighters.2s

The rooms it has available are described below.

Rooms 1-30These rooms are small. They contain two large beds and a chest with blankets. They sleep up to 6 people (3 people per bed). They are provided with a chamber pot.1s/person
Rooms 31-40These rooms are larger than the previous rooms and they are slightly more lavish. They contain a single bed each.2s/person

Gobble Goblin (Tavern)
The exterior of the tavern is painted with sketches of childlike goblins. Their mischevious faces hold a hint of evil -- a reminder to children of the horrors that live far away in the realm.

Inside, patrons are each handed a wooden mask of a goblin. Everyone is expected to wear the mask. Everyone.

The waitstaff look like warlocks and witches. The environment is light-hearted. and everything has a sickly, shabby, green color.

Here are the foods and drinks it offers.

Mug of AleIt is... somehow... green.1s
'Goblin' of WineThey say it tastes like a simple red wine, but it's... green. It comes in a goblet that looks like a goblin's head.1s
Shredded MeatIt looks like what a goblin would eat: questionable at best. However, the meat is succulent and it is likely to be mutton, but it could contain chicken, beef, or pork. There is a green leafy object that comes with it, of course.1s

The experience includes short people who are dressed as goblins running through the place being chased by waitstaff. The 'goblins' mess with the patrons as they wind through the place and get shooed out through the front, green, door. Patrons are allowed to smack a 'goblin's' hand if one gets too personal.

Truth and Honor (Tavern)
This is a paladin's dream tavern. It has drink, great service, spirited conversation, and lively music.

Here are the drinks it offers.

Goblet of WineThe choices are red and white. The reds are stong. The whites are fruity.1s
Mug of AleIt is frothy. There's a lot and it has medium strength.1s
Dragon AleIt has a red hue. It's strong with a weird heat as an after-taste. It tastes fantastic. Have 4 at the bar without falling and the 5th is free, but you better not get out of hand.3s
Dwarven AleThey say it is imported from Xon, but different than the ale from Guiding Light. It's light-colored, mildly sweet then slightly sour dry, and a very strong. It is made with apples. The mug is short and extra wide (wink).3s
Truth Be ToldIt is a dark, slightly sweet beer. It is extremely strong! It is said that consuming too much will make you say deep secrets.4s

Guiding Light (Tavern)
Feet above the entrance is a light that permanently shines, whether light or dark, cloudy, rainy, or snowy. It always shines.

This tavern is usually lively. Copper and tin adornments to the gods are all over the walls. Well kept shields that honor the gods hang on the ceilings. With a fiery hearth ablaze, the light dances all over the place.

A long-haired, light-colored dog named Dromas roams the tavern. She is a kind dog and is good with all the patrons, but she sometimes likes to escape. So do as the sign says on the door, "Don't let the dog out!"

Here are the drinks it offers.

Fruit WineThe choices are blueberry, blackberry, and cherry red wines.1s
Tallali AleIt is made from hot milk, honey, and ale.2s
Jonrun's MeadIt is a semi-sweet alcoholic drink made from water, honey and lemon. The honey comes from a local bee-keeper.3s
Dwarven AleThey say it is imported from Xon, but different than the ale from Truth and Honor. It's rusty-colored, slightly sweet, and a very strong. It is made in part from pumpkin rinds.3s

The Exclusive (Tavern, Membership Only)
The entrance to this place is simple. Above a small, fortified door hangs a sign, which states the name of the tavern. A doorman greets members. Yes, it is members only.

Rumors say this:

  • It is often frequented by aristocrats.
  • The drinks are free.
  • Membership requires getting a recommendation by a current member and paying 30g/year.
  • New members must undergo an initiation process.
  • It hosts mysterious rituals in private areas.
  • Moaning can be heard emanating from the tavern during strange hours.
  • Membership to the tavern is automatic membership to a secret cult.