McCall Holdfast

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General Details



Hex Name:
McCall Holdfast
Biome:
Grassland
Coordinates:
R12:C10

Description: Untamed area of wilderness claimed by Warlord Alistair McCall. Lord McCall has sent word to all corners of the continent inviting adventurers to help tame this land, and profit greatly from doing so. He plans to pacify the region and build up a thriving kingdom.


Places



Fort McCall: General Properties

Created By: Sean Ballantyne


Place Name:
Fort McCall
Type:
Village
Population:
400
Status:
Active
Short Description:
Fort McCall - fortifed town that acts as a homebase for exploration.
Services Available:
Basic Gear, Gambling, Weapons, Regional Market, Armour, Basic Trades, Lodging, Medical, Food & Drink

Description: Fort McCall was established by Lord Alistair McCall. What started as a rough palisade has quickly grown into a fortified town and ferry port. It is from here that McCall will coordinate with his men, as well as mercenaries to explore and pacify the entire region designated as the McCall Holdfast (Hexes R12:C10; R13:C9; R13:C10; R14:C9; and R14:C10)


Fort McCall: Establishments


Name Short Description Full Description Status
Fortified Beverage Inn, Tavern and meeting place within Fort McCall The Fortified Beverage is a traveler's Inn with several private rooms, less expensive communal sleeping rooms, as well as a massive common hall. The owner, Garret, interacts with many people passing through or setting up in Fort McCall, and is a good source of information and rumours.

Created by Sean Ballantyne

Active

Fort McCall: NPCs


Name Race Alignment Occupation Description Status
Lord Alistair McCall Human Lawful Good Noble Warrior and Nobleman

Lord Alistair McCall is a calculating warlord and soldier. By royal decree he was granted the area of untamed wilderness now known as the McCall Holdfast, and he plans to bring civilization to this brutal land, that his family can rule over it for generations to come.

Created by Sean Ballantyne

Alive
Jayna Longreach Human Neutral Soldier Captain of the Guard

Jayna Longreach is a former soldier and now captain of the guard of Fort McCall. She occasionally commissions mercenaries to follow up on leads and information brought to her during the pacification of the McCall Holdfast.

Created by Sean Ballantyne

Alive
Cranston Human Lawful Neutral Steward Steward to Lord McCall

Cranston is Lord Alistair McCall's steward and handles McCall's day to day business, including paying mercenaries, liaising with adventurers etc.

Created by Sean Ballantyne

Alive
Garret Human Neutral Innkeep Innkeep at the Fortified Beverage

Created by Sean Ballantyne

Alive
Boris Far-Seer Human Chaotic Good Wizard Resident Wizard at Fort McCall

Boris Far-Seer is Lord McCall's associate and is a wizard for hire at Fort McCall. He offers some arcane services, as well as occasional employment.

Created by Sean Ballantyne

Alive
Gebhart Human Neutral Soldier Sergeant at Arms

Jayna Longreach's immediate second in command.

Created by Sean Ballantyne

Alive
Dilahunt Human Lawful Good Priest of Tyr Cleric of Tyr

Dilahunt is a longtime friend and ally of Lord McCall, and has arrived to help with the pacification of the holdfast.

Created by Sean Ballantyne

Alive

Kobold Warrens: General Properties

Created By: Sean Ballantyne


Place Name:
Kobold Warrens
Type:
Feature
Population:
Not Set or Unknown
Status:
Active
Short Description:
Subterranean Kobold lair
Services Available:
None

Description: A small network of tunnels dug out by a group of kobolds led by hobgoblins. The lair was raided and cleared by Patios (Elven Ranger), Bif (Half-Orc Barbarian), Lola (Halfling Thief), Barry the Bardbot (Warforged Bard), and Kormak (Dwarven Cleric). The warrens remain, however, and something else may move in....


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Shrine of Velsharoon: General Properties

Created By: Sean Ballantyne


Place Name:
Shrine of Velsharoon
Type:
Feature
Population:
Not Set or Unknown
Status:
Active
Short Description:
Shrine to Velsharoon
Services Available:
None

Description: This buried shrine was discovered but remains unexplored. Adventurers report that the doors are barricaded from the outside to prevent anything from getting out, and a dire warning not to enter was painted on the front doors.


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Demeter Commune: General Properties

Created By: Sean Ballantyne


Place Name:
Demeter Commune
Type:
Hamlet
Population:
46
Status:
Active
Short Description:
Small community of those devoted to the Goddess Demeter
Services Available:
None

Description: A private community of devotees to Demeter who have been given permission by Lord McCall to take up residence. Not content to wait for the pacification of the land, they marched into the dangerous wilderness lead by a Druid called Thoricus. They took some losses to monsters en route, but eventually made it to the region Thoricus designated. Adventurers sent to report on the Commune have reported that they wish nothing to do with outsiders, but weren't violent.


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Lizard Man territory: General Properties

Created By: Sean Ballantyne


Place Name:
Lizard Man territory
Type:
Village
Population:
Not Set or Unknown
Status:
Active
Short Description:
Lizard Man territory in a pocket of wetlands
Services Available:
Basic Trades

Description: A tribe of Lizard Men was discovered by explorers. They reported that the Lizard Men parleyed with them after watching them observe and respect the border markers - totemic symbols that mark the edge the claimed area. Crossing into their territory is not advisable unless invited.


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Lizard Man territory: NPCs


Name Race Alignment Occupation Description Status
Saalazar Lizard Man Neutral Druid Lizard Man Shaman

Saalazar is the spiritual leader of the Tribe. 'Saalazar' is the name his mentor in the Druid order gave him, his Draconic name remains unknown.

Created by Sean Ballantyne

Alive

Deep Cavern: General Properties

Created By: Sean Ballantyne


Place Name:
Deep Cavern
Type:
Natural Feature
Population:
Not Set or Unknown
Status:
Active
Short Description:
Natural cavern
Services Available:
None

Description: A party of adventurers came across this cavern with a 30ft wide mouth that descended deep into the earth. A quick scout revealed that it went at least 60ft in, sloping at a rough grade of 30 degrees.


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Hill Giant Lair: General Properties

Created By: Sean Ballantyne


Place Name:
Hill Giant Lair
Type:
Natural Feature
Population:
Not Set or Unknown
Status:
Active
Short Description:
Hill Giant Lair
Services Available:
None

Description: The lair of the Hill Giant that has been spotted on the plains. The Giant has yet to be confronted.


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Lone Homestead: General Properties

Created By: Sean Ballantyne


Place Name:
Lone Homestead
Type:
Feature
Population:
Not Set or Unknown
Status:
Active
Short Description:
A Lone stone-built home on the plains
Services Available:
None

Description: Explorers report a grumpy hermit living alone in the middle of the plains.


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Lone Homestead: NPCs


Name Race Alignment Occupation Description Status
Grumpy Hermit Human Neutral Hermit Isolated middle aged man

Explorers met a crotchety man living alone in a stone home on the plains.

Created by Sean Ballantyne

Alive

Wreck of the Stormcutter: General Properties

Created By: Sean Ballantyne


Place Name:
Wreck of the Stormcutter
Type:
Feature
Population:
Not Set or Unknown
Status:
Abandoned
Short Description:
Wrecked ship.
Services Available:
None

Description: A shipwreck of a boat called the Stormcutter, found by explorers. Sahuagin have been seen in the area near the boat, suggesting the possibility of a lair near shore.


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Smuggler's Cove: General Properties

Created By: Sean Ballantyne


Place Name:
Smuggler's Cove
Type:
Natural Feature
Population:
Not Set or Unknown
Status:
Active
Short Description:
A Cove off the coast
Services Available:
None

Description: This cove, discovered by explorers, cannot be accessed from land, save by climbing down sheer cliffs. The sharp-eyed explorers who discovered it spotted a dock concealed inside the cove, and surmised (but could not confirm) there might be caves going into the cliff face, suggesting the presence of a hidden location pirates and smugglers could use.


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