World Common Knowledge 7 – Mages are everywhere

Magic is everywhere in Dalshmier. From the mystical forests that sometimes connect to the Feywild to the deep caverns that sometimes open into the depths of the Underdark, magic flows into, out of, and through the world. Some can harness it and others are mystified by it. The common belief is that all magic users…

World Common Knowledge 6 – Dwarves… also with a V

Dwarves… not dwarfs… are the stout, muscular, long lived (350 years or so), miners who dig out entire caverns in search of precious gems and metals. They were the race who first refined iron, then steel. They were the ones who, through the sheer act of creating a weapon or a piece of armor, imbue…

World Common Knowledge 4 – Orcs and Half-Orcs

As with all the races, if you ask a city dweller their opinion of Orcs, they’ll say something like “Sure… I have a few Orc friends.” or “My brother-in-law is an Orc”. They, or course, mean half-orc. Most Orcs hate cities… too confining… and would only be caught dead in one. Half-orcs are simply humanoids…

Chapter 2 – On The Track To Shaker Keep

The caravan approached our stalwart heroes, met by Izzy who immediately paid the caravan master to take on our party and take them to the caravan’s final destination of Tilandsia. The companions, now free from their dungeon confines, breathed a collective sigh of relief at their freedom, regardless of the fact that none of them…

World Common Knowledge 3 – Banking Houses and Money Lenders

Money makes the world go round. Mostly copper is the coin of choice and silver to the lucky few. Fewer still are those who wander around with sacks of gold. Whether lowly copper or glimmering jewels, one needs a place to put it… that’s where the banking houses come in. While a small town might…

Chapter 1 – part 2 – One Journey ends… another begins.

When last we left our intrepid heroes, they had just finished clearing out a den of vicious kobolds bent on their destruction. They continued on through the winding, stone passages working their way down deeper into the tunnel system when they caught the acrid scent or burning chemicals and smoke. Malek “recognized” the scent as…

World Common Knowledge 2 – Elves (with a V)

Elves are one of the oldest races on Dalshmier. They and the dwarves are some of the only truly native inhabitants of this world with all others arriving after one of the prehistoric sundering events. None of this is commonly known. What is known, however, is that elves exist. Otherwise, the level of awareness of…

World Common Knowledge 1 – Guilds and Companies

There are some things in this world that would be considered common knowledge. The existence of Guilds and to a lesser extant, Companies, is known around the world. The most publicly powerful guild would be the Merchants guild. They protect trade routes, fix prices in major cities, and generally look after mercantile interests. The Merchants…