Merchant District


Sasserine’s heart, and perhaps even its soul, is lodged firmly in Merchant District. The first district most visitors reach, it’s often the only one they need ever explore. Merchant District shops run the gamut from simple grocers to specialized buildings like potion emporiums, dagger sellers, exotic pet dealers, and magic item bazaars.

ArabaniCrest.jpgMerchant District’s representative nobility are the Arabanis. Lady Anwyn Arabani is an eccentric noblewoman who has a strange fascination with drow, and even claims to have drow ancestors (although her relatively pale skin would indicate otherwise). She’s quite popular, as she goes above and beyond to ensure the people of Merchant District have fair representation in the Dawn Council. She entertains many suitors, but has yet to settle on a single person to share her estate.

City Watch

The Merchant’s Watch is perhaps the most efficient of the seven watches. Corruption appears here and there, but the leadership is honest and does its best to maintain a crime-free environment. This is the busiest district in the city, and minor crimes are generally ignored, allowing the watch to focus its attention on larger problems. The Merchant Garrison isn’t the largest among the seven watches (that honor goes to the Champion’s Watch), but it’s certainly the most justly run of the seven.


s228715874499704827_c4_i2_w620.jpegIf you’re from Merchant District, you could be from anywhere. You may have grown up in Sasserine, or you might have only recently come to the city on the decks of a ship from anywhere else in the world, in which case your reasons for staying can be as varied as your actual homeland. Natives of Merchant District likely come from merchant families, or grew up the children of innkeepers or bartenders. You’re probably a very social creature, and the thought of isolation or the natural world fills you with nervous fear.

If you are from the Merchants District:

Growing up around the merchants of this district made you glib and gave you a keen eye for value.

You have already made quite a bit of money, and have a knack for making more. If you take this feat at 1st level, you gain a one-time bonus of 300 gp to your starting cash. In addition, whenever you sell an object, you can make an opposed Charisma check to automatically sell an object for 5% over its asking price.

Notable Figures

Alma Telvanta (female human): An exotic and intriguing woman, Alma runs the prestigious Telvanta Dance Academy.
Anwyn Arabani (female half-elf ): Lady of Arabani manor and representative of Merchant District on the Dawn Council.
Blisker Tittertop (male gnome): Blisker is the master of the Alchemist’s Guild; his mark can be seen on nearly every potion or alchemical item sold in Sasserine.
Dhalven Miomar (male human): Lord of the Merchant’s Guild, Dhalven is a gifted public speaker.
Feldus Selvant (male human): Feldus is the soft-spoken caretaker of the Seeker’s Lodge. He is often gone from Sasserine for months at a time on adventures.
Lavinia Vanderboren (female human): Thrust into the responsibilities of nobility, young Lavinia’s parents perished in a terrible fire and her brother has vanished from the public eye, leaving her to tend to her estate’s needs all on her own.
Lirali Woarali (female half-elf ): Keeper of the temple of Fharlanghn, Lirali’s congregation is small, but she seems like a friendly-enough woman.
Velkandar Toregson (male human): Eldest son of the Toregson family, Velkandar runs the Smith’s Guildhall.

Merchant District Locations

1: The Ticklish Ogre (tavern)
2: Fenter’s Place (inn)
3: Locksmith’s Guildhall
4: The Dancing Monkey (curio shop)
5: The Metal Skinned Dwarf (fine armor)
6: Seeker Lodge
7: Fishback Market (general goods, seafood, trinkets, jewelry)
8: Gondola Waystation
9: Viltashel’s Favors (moneylender)
10: Baker’s Guildhall
11: Temple of Fharlanghn (district church)
12: Harbor Market (general goods, imported goods, minor magic, food, entertainment)
13: Candlemaker’s Guildhall
14: Marketplace Hall
15: Jeweler’s Guildhall
16: Glassblower’s Guildhall
17: Gemcutter’s Guildhall
18: Shrine of Zilchus (god of money and business)
19: Merchant’s Guildhall
20: Gondola Waystation
21: The Drunk Bear (tavern/mead shop)
22: Weaver’s Guildhall
23: Glittermane’s Vault (magic shop)
24: Shrine of Celestian (god of the stars and wanderers)
25: Gregair’s Place (tavern/gaming hall)
26: Cobbler’s Guildhall
27: Corner Groceries (general goods)
28: Gondola Waystation
29: Shrine of Geshtai (goddess of rivers and wells)
30: Spicemerchant’s Guildhall
31: Tavernkeeper’s Guildhall
32: Shrine of Trithereon (god of individuality and liberty)
33: Basketweaver’s Guildhall
34: Orimander’s Emporium of the Soul (magic shop/bookshop)
35: Tailor’s Guildhall
36: Telvanta Academy (prestigious dance school)
37: Shrine of Ralishaz (god of misfortune and ill luck)
38: Costumes and Fantasies (exotic clothing/costumes)
39: Scrivener’s Guildhall (scribes)
40: Venton’s (sage—Knowledge local)
41: Leatherworker’s Guildhall
42: Smith’s Guildhall
43: Sasserine Tours (guides to the city)
44: Shrine of Bleredd (god of metal and smiths)
45: Cooper’s Guildhall
46: The Singing Rose (perfumes and oils)
47: Barber’s Guildhall
48: Alchemist’s Guildhall
49: Butcher’s Guildhall
50: Scavenger’s Guildhall (finders of lost objects)
51: Gondola Waystation
52: Teamster’s Guildhall
53: The Painted Vixen (brothel)
54: Wheelwright’s Guildhall
55: The Rusty Pirate (tavern)
56: Launderer’s Guildhall
57: Tanner’s Guildhall
58: Shrine of Dalt (god of doors, locks, and keys)
59: The Bent Goblin (inn)
60: The Upwards House (sage—Knowledge [architecture and engineering])
61: Rooftop Solutions (messenger service)
62: The Warden’s Vault (moneylender)
63: Cages of Plenty (exotic pets)
64: Merchant’s Garrison
65: Innkeeper’s Guildhall
66: Riverman’s Guildhall (gondola service)
67: The Crimson Genie (brothel)
68: Heinvar’s Baths (bathhouse)
69: Arabani Manor (district representative)
70: Krexin Imports (exotic imports)
71: The Strumpet’s Excuse (inn)
72: Coins From Above (moneylender)
73: The Minx Market (brothel)
74: Domaskio’s Consortium (puppets and toys)
75: Featherwhisper’s (bathhouse)
76: Barrister’s Guildhall
77: The Inner Labyrinth (occult books)
78: Vanderboren Manor (minor noble)
79: Gondola Waystation


Merchant District

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