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STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS —-Major Groups—- Followers of em (emizzair) Tor’ites The Exotic business league (EBL) The ore from space: sever night terrors and occasional “visions”, with prolonged exposure a hivemind develops with others who have been exposed. (if consumed, the next time the player sleeps roll a d6: 1-4 = nigh terrors, -3 willpower for the first 2 hours after waking 5= random vision/hallucination of gm’s discression 6= vision concerning the current quest, gm’s discression) The materials strange otherworldly and unnerving look, all those who have this metal within their vision have a -1 initiative modifier and -1 willpower. Properties like iron, and can be refined to steel like material. Does not corrode but will transmute normal iron/steel to more of itself if in contact with it. Those in contact with it get an additional -1 willpower. Other effects emerge with large quantities.
This metal also may have unusual alchemical properties not yet defined
Town icons: The slugs hammer (tavern) Em’s sanctum (church) Tor’ite temple Mister Mazerworth’s animarium
-lab: the place where cruelty to animals may happen…. Or not The mines: these mines are partly abandoned, produces mostly iron as well as trace amounts of other ores. Trading post La shoppe du potion (closed for renovation)
Description: Fadenwood: Population 750ish and located in a mountain valley southwest of firehammer, originally a closed door religious convent of the followers of emizzair (em for short) that is now a small trading town. The town boasts the Exotic business league, a moderately productive renovated iron mine, and a tor’ite barracks as well as the original temple to em. While all major faiths deny that em exists and no proof of his presence is apparent, the followers still worship avidly. The region around fadenwood is known for its meteor showers and the strange metallic ore that lands there.
Fadenwood is a country town nestled in a mountain valley in central Ageron. Farms along the valley river and the iron mine in town provide most of the business but the EBL provides for the more niche needs of Ageron not usually accommodated in larger cities. The Followers of em tend to ward off any influx of outsiders due to their unusual behavior and appearance, affording a more private setting. The town does not have any government and instead has a more communal worldview than most.
The first and oldest faction of Fadenwood, the followers of Emizzar (Em) are the backbone to this towns operation. Those who follow this faith are hiveminded and have no structure or hierarchy and acting as a single entity at times, generally orchestrating the towns actions. Individuality is still preserved for each follower but they orchestrate there work telepathically throughout the town. They are the cause of the odd manner in which things are not bought and sold in town but are freely used by the towns inhabitants as long as they also contribute to the towns survival.
The practices of the followers of em are strange to say the least. Considered drug addicts by most people, they ritualistically harvest a strange metal that lands throughout the region during the nearly weekly meteor showers that happen over the valley, the metal is both used for worship and consumed in a powder to get “closer to em”. This metal when consumed causes the user to have visions and night terrors at night, followed by eventual development of the hive mind and occasional mutations of the body. The visions are considered gifts from there god and are heavily studied and followed, leading to occasional unusual group actions in town.
The religion allows its followers to worship other gods as well, but that rarely happens due to the general unease other faiths have for the followers of em. The tor’ites were invited to Fadencrest by the Followers of em but the Tor’ites are still wary of the em.
Fadencrest for most of its history has been a waypoint for delivering goods to other larger cities. Being in a fertile valley gave it access to good farmland and mining sites. While the Follower of em did not let the farmers or miners stay for long initially. Eventually the relationship became tolerable enough that the em let the locals live close to them, and when they opened there doors, into town. The farmers and miner mostly stick to themselves, and some have become part of em, but they tend to stick to each other when things get tough.
Tor’ites entered the town begrudgingly. Seeing the Followers of em as nothing but drug addicts, but a town needs law and order no matter who lives there. They have build a rather nice temple and were also given room for a training yard within the wall of the town. they are wary of the em but good behavior has blunted most of their concerns about them.
The Exotic Business league (EBL) was founded solely by Mr Mazerworth. He has slowly been attracting new and unusual businesses to the region. Mr Mazerworth has contributed many resources to the town, many residents consider him to be overly generous and some suspect that he isn’t all that he seems to be. The first two businesses of the EBL are Mr Mazerworths animarium and La shoppe du potion.
Other than the normal laws common through Jaern, this town also has the following laws
due to the workings of this towns society, all those who withdraw resources from town are required to either contribute back to the stockpile or pay a standard tax to support the town. failure to do so will result in fines and or jail time up to 3 months.
this town embraces all beliefs, any found to be actively and intentionally interrupting worship in designated areas (churches, cemeteries, holy sites, etc) and private residences will be fined and or jailed for up to 3 months. Repeated offences will lead to exile from town.