For the Glory of the Black Dragon
Brewis (Large Town)
Population: 3,600 (89% human, 5% halfling, 3 % dwarf, 2% half-orc, 1% half-elf)
Ruler: The Earl of Brewis, but governed locally by Governor Emile Drathus (Human male)
Primary resources: Arms & armor, craft goods, metal goods
Gold Piece Limit: 3,000 (price of the most expensive item available in the community. Anything with a price under this amount can usually be found in Brewis)
A relatively new town situated along the Old Varuban Road in the Duchy of Varuba, Brewis started as a way-point for merchants and the heavy caravans of ore moving west. The large amount of Ore stored or carried through attracted those who work the metal and soon a small congregation of smiths began settling here.
The town’s reputation for its metal-workers has grown over the decades and now many a wealthy noble or merchant hire Brewis smiths to craft their metal finery, from household fixtures to ornamental weaponry; apprentices from throughout the kingdom travel to Brewis hoping to learn the craft from the strong guild of Master craftsmen who make their living in Brewis; this guild, known as the Forgemasters, carry a great deal of clout in the town.
The town was built around a circular road now known as Ring road, most of the finer forges are built along this road. The Ring road is the only road in Brewis to be cobbled and it is done masterfully with polished white river rock. Other roads branch off from the Ring Road, but these are primarily comprised of hard-packed earth, pebble roads or dirt roads.
Laws: The laws of Varuba and Calastia apply in Brewis with an additional law that non-humans are not permitted entry in the Forgemaster guild – considering that only members of this guild can operate a forge on Ring Road, non-humans, regardless of skill are unlikely to reach the success of their human peers.
Customs: It is customary to present a gift of steel before departing a dwelling that has provided you rest and hospitality.
It is customary to for smiths to use colors, brands or even sashes to ornament their weapons, often in the form of bands or tassles on the hilts as the smith’s calling card. It is customary to wear this openly, letting others see who crafted the weapon at one’s side.