Argent the Messenger (Petrichor 365)

31 May, 2023

Getting information from place to place is an important task, especially in Petrichor where there can be many obstacles between here and there.

Argent the Messenger is a dispatch rider who travels the Imperial roads and beyond taking messages, small packages, and news hither and yon.  They work with other dispatch riders, and even the Imperial government, on occasion. Read the rest of this entry »


Asimee the Flower Seller (Petrichor 365)

30 May, 2023

Some of those who have arrived in Port Imperial have sad or unfortunate pasts, but all have a chance to reinvent themselves in Petrichor.

Asimee is one of those people with a sad and unfortunate past, the entire ship she was traveling to Petrichor on was overcome by a debilitating disease and almost everyone aboard was dead or dying by the time they arrived in port.  Alone and with almost nothing, she ventured out into the nearby field to gather flowers which she brought back to the city to sell.  It does not earn her much but she gets by.  Many of the other people who live on or near the streets look out for her. Read the rest of this entry »


Tuesday Magic Item – Flower Chain Seeds

30 May, 2023

Gollaon tossed a knife and then dove back behind the ruined wall.  “That got their attention.”

Voddick nodded and stood up just enough to get his crossbow above the crumbling stones of the wall.  With a snack, the bow released.  His effort was rewarded with a yelp of pain and an arrow shattering against the wall as he ducked back down.  “Now, let us see if they take the bait.”

A shout on the other side of the wall answered that.

“Now we wait for them to hit the seeded ground and . . .”  Gollaon readied sword and dagger.

Flower Chain Seeds

These items are large seeds that are mostly black in color but when they catch the light just so, there is an iridescent flash to them.

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Serenado, Outrider (Petrichor 365)

29 May, 2023

Horses are needed on Petrichor for so many things, transport, farming, and communications.  But, so far, there is no native source of horses though, as horses escape into the wilderness, that may not be true for long.

One of the most skilled equestrians in Port Imperial is Serenado SantaVulpa, a charming woman who has been on Petrichor for nearly two years.  She was part of one of the early beast drives by Captain Terrance where she is credited with saving the lives of several of the other hunters.  Since then, she has served as a dispatch rider, horse trainer, scout, and riding tutor. Read the rest of this entry »


Howzok’s Tannery (Petrichor 365)

28 May, 2023

Leather is a useful material, used by everyone and currently produced in Port Imperial.  The wild animal drives by Captain Terrance bring in hides in both preserved and fresh in larges numbers, animals that are too sick after the transport to the inland get slaughtered and skinned, and people are always bringing hides in from the hinterland to be processed. Read the rest of this entry »


Jollia the Goat Herd (Petrichor 365)

27 May, 2023

Watching the goats and watching youHeading out of Port Imperial along Penitant’s Road the terrain soon becomes rocky with low hills, not very pleasant or welcoming to farmers.  But, it is not a bad place for goats. Read the rest of this entry »


Razinoe Whiteflame, Mercenary Sorcerer (Petrichor 365)

26 May, 2023

There are many mercenaries in Port Imperial, most use swords of one sort or another but a few wield magic as their weapon of choice.  Some are willing to pay the extra expense incurred by hiring a magic slinger.

Razinoe Whiteflame has been in Port Imperial for a few seasons and has been on several expeditions (yes, he can provide references) but is eager to travel into the wilderness and learn more about the land’s secrets . . . and get paid to do so. Read the rest of this entry »


The Boneyard (Petrichor 365)

25 May, 2023

Twice a year, more or less, Captain Terrance drives a massive number of herd animals to the outskirts of Port Imperial where they are efficiently and messily slaughtered.

The place where this great slaughter happens has become known as the Boneyard.  It is a rocky area with some scrub plants and hardy flowers.  Scattered among the stones are bone chips and tufts of fur, the area is set between some low hills with a stream running along one side.

When the herd arrives, butchers professional and barely trained descend and a great slaughter begins.  Very little is wasted, the meat is taken away to be smoked, salted or eaten fresh, the hides to be tanned, the bones to be burned or ground into meal and the skulls stacked for later. Read the rest of this entry »


The Sail Workshop (Petrichor 365)

24 May, 2023

Many ships arrive at Port Imperial and a small number never leave, being broken up for parts, one of the most important parts are the sails.

The Sail Workshop is not part of the Imperial holdings but it has received financing from the Imperial Navy and, in return, the navy’s requestions are prioritized.  The Sail Workshop is a low building between the Imperial and the first of the civilian docks, made of stone with a roof of wooden shingles of a variety of sizes.  Outside there are frames for stretching and drying sails. Read the rest of this entry »


Nazira Ghostchaser (Petrichor 365)

23 May, 2023

The Ghostchasers are one of the Noble Families of the City-State of Taren Kost.  Unsurprisingly, they specialize in dealing with spirits and other troublesome beings of a magical nature and they have taken an interest in emerging preternatural threats from Petrichor.

One of the family members who has been sent is Nazira Ghostchaser, a cousin of the main family branch, who has experience with travel outside of Taren Kost.  There had been a plan to send over several more family members to assist but events in the city-state have delayed them. Read the rest of this entry »

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