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…

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…

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…