XON: EASTERN LANDS OF SESAMAR
|Xon, Eastern Lands|
Xon is home to hill dwarves and humans at the western edge of the Stocky Mountains. The buildings there are, of course, above ground, but made from a combination of woods and stones. They were built to last.
While the two races socially intermingle very well, there are two different social systems. The humans have a ruling lord, while the dwarves have a respected elder. They typically live in different zones, but it is a result of choice, not forced segregation. There is mutual respect in Xon.
The hill dwarves, like all dwarves, are well-known for their love of alcohol and ability to consume vast quantities of it.
The watchers at the stone gates sometimes scrutinize seemingly random visitors.|
Past the gates, the human and dwarf city is a mix of wood and stone, tall and short, calm and excited. The dwarves are typically loud and animated, constantly moving: stone cutting, blacksmithing, making beer, and drinking beer. Humans and dwarves intermingle in commerce and friendship throughout the city. Everything looks... sturdy.
The hill dwarves do trade with the gnomes (Quelilesteron), halflings (Mayland, Harrow), high elves (Evendelith), and mountain dwarves (Tolan). Humans trade with the same races, but not the mountain dwarves. The mountain dwarves do not trust the humans. The hill dwarves are very protective of the halflings and will not allow humans to swindle them.
Xon is known for ore (silver, gold, rock salt), coal, precious metals, dolomite, sandstone (tan), limestone (grey), flint, alcohol, and skirmishes with kobalds, bugbears, and goblins. Hill dwarf hair can be red, black, grey, or brown.
Notable Taverns/Bars/Inns: Watch Your Head (I), Tanks of Ale (B), Longbeard's Tavern (T), Mine Your Own Business (B), Boulders of Booze (B), Get Pickled (T), Short and Stout (B), and Drink to Dead Kobalds! (T).