Savage Tide Homebrew
Azure District is Sasserine’s true waterfront.
Consisting of two sections, Azure District also houses the majority of the city’s slums and lowerclass citizens, although they aren’t quite as desperate a catch as those forced to live in Shadowshore. The western section of Azure District is primarily concerned with the city’s internal waterways, while the eastern section is home to the city’s booming whaling industry.
Azure District’s representative nobles are the Islarans. The family has held the post of harbormaster for many generations, although rumor holds that old Keltar Islaran’s getting on in years and none of his children particularly want the job when he passes on. Rumors also hold that the Kellani family has designs on this post, but with relations between these two families being as choppy as they are these days, it’s unlikely that such a transfer will occur while old Keltar still lives
Pets and Guardians
Whereas the majority of Sasserine’s trade occurs in the Merchant District, Azure District remains a close second. In particular, the trade of exotic animals is a lucrative (and often dangerous) facet of this district’s East Market. Most of these creatures are destined for lives in the north as pets, but a few of them are more dangerous. This trade is one of the few the Azure Watch monitors (after a particularly tragic incident involving an escaped wyvern)—as a result, the black market and smuggling trade for dangerous animals does a booming business.
Listed below are prices for purchasing exotic and dangerous creatures from the Azure Markets. Exotic Pets
The Azure Watch is concerned primarily with keeping Sasserine’s whaling operations running smoothly. Whalers are generally allowed to get away with more as a result; the watch figures that they’re at sea most of the time anyway. An arrested whaler is almost always returned to his captain’s ship for punishment or confinement there rather than taken to the district’s undersized jail. Members of the Azure Watch tend to be a bit more strict with other criminals, but transfer them to Sunrise Garrison (see Sunrise District ) if they require long-term punishment.
If you’re from Azure District, you probably spent a fair portion of your youth at sea. You have friends or family that work in the whaling industry, and may have spent some time on a whaling ship yourself. You likely worship at the Azure Cathedral, a temple dedicated to Osprem (the goddess of ships and sailors), Procan (the god of the sea), and Xerbo (the god of sea trade). Further details on these three minor deities, of spcial interest to clerics, can be found in Complete Divine. Alternately, you could worship all three, in which case you have access to the domains of Luck, Strength, Travel, and Water. Clerics who worship all three of these deities may be of any alignment.
If you are from Azure District:
Most of Azure District’s citizens learn to swim at a very early age, and take to the water as easily as land.
You gain a +2 bonus on Swim checks. When wearing light or no armor and not encumbered, fatigued, or exhausted, you can swim at one-half your speed as a move action or your full speed as a full-round action. While swimming, you gain a +2 bonus on Initiative checks.
Azure District Locations
1. Islaran Manor (district representative)
2. Best Bait and Deserts (bait and bakery)
3. Dredger’s Guildhall
4. Nate’s Nets (nets, fine fishing equipment)
5. The Empty Grave (tavern)
6. The Bloodthirsty Pelican (tavern/inn)
7. Kellani Manor (minor noble)
8. Bizwor’s Balms (medicine and seasickness cures)
9. Pearldiver’s Guildhall
10. The Gull’s Nest (brothel)
11. Ropemaker’s Guildhall
12. Azure Garrison
13. East Market (general goods, seafood, animals)
14. The Mermaid’s Secret (brothel)
15. Whaleworks (fine scrimshaw art)
16. Azure Cathedral (district church)
17. The Sasserine Sleigh Ride (tavern/brothel)
18. Finback Whaling
19. Inker’s Guildhall (tattoo artists)
20. Sasserine Whaling
21. The Drunken Dolphin (whaler tavern)
22. Whaler’s Guildhall
23. Red Sea Whaling
24. Fishmonger’s Guildhall
25. Azure Lighthouse