Earth II Homebrew
Kassen is a small town on the Tourondel River in the Fang Wood of Victoria. It’s a relatively close-knit settlement with origins that stretch back to the year 1520 AD, when the town’s founder, Ekat Kassen, grew tired of life as an adventurer and retired there. Currently Kassen is one of a small few known locations that treat Spellcasters and Non-spellcasters as equals as opposed to the usual heirarchy of magic users as the ruling class.
When established in the year 1520 AD by former adventurer Ekat Kassen, the settlement that would become known simply as Kassen was named Kassen’s Hold. Located where it was on the river, Kassen’s Hold became a stopover for those traveling the river to and from the city of Manchester.
Death of Ekat Kassen
In 1537 AD a man by the name of Asar Vergas arrived in Kassen’s Hold. Claiming to be a former adventuring companion of the town’s founder, he felt Kassen had cheated him before they had parted ways. Vergas and a group of mercenaries raided the settlement for a period of two months before their camp was located. Kassen mounted an attack on the raider’s stronghold, slaying Vergas and scattering the mercenaries before succumbing to wounds received during the fighting. Those killed on both sides were buried in the crypt that served as the site of the battle.
Kassen can be found in the Fang Wood of Old England, its location giving rise to substantial lumber industry in the community. It sits on the banks of the Tourondel River, allowing transport of logs directly to Lake Encarthan.
1. Seven Silvers: Most visitors to Kassen end up at this comfortable two-story inn and tavern. Run by Trelvar Silvers, this inn features modest prices (4 sp/night), decent food (3 sp/day), and a lively taproom. Trelvar is assisted by his daughter, Asina, and the overly friendly Jimes “Short Change” Iggins, who is known for giving himself generous tips.
2. Greathall: Typically used for meetings, weddings, and other celebrations, the Greathall is a tall, three-story wooden structure near the center of town. Inside is one grand space with a number of smaller rooms on each ﬂoor. The celebration for the successful heroes occurs here upon their return.
3. Woodcutter’s Guildhall: Kassen’s primary export is lumber taken from the surrounding Fangwood. While many of these logs are taken right down the Tourondel River to Lake Encarthan, the woodcutters require that all logs bear the stamp of the guildhall, which of course requires a small fee. As a result, the woodcutter’s guild is one of the more powerful groups in town, under the ﬁrm hand of the ever-opportunistic Colbin Vetnar.
4. Temple of the Moomother: The only stone building in town is home to Kassen’s only temple. While the church is officially dedicated to the Moonmother, there are a number of faiths practiced here. Father Prasst is the only priest, but most in town refer to him as the “High Priest.”
5. Town Watch Headquarters: Guard Captain Wisslo spends most of his time in this building or patrolling the streets of Kassen. While the guardsmen are mostly relaxed in their duties, they become an effective force if there is trouble in town.
6. Renet’s Steel: While Renet’s shop services much of the town’s needs when it comes to metalworks, his quality is nowhere near that of Braggar’s. Most metal items can be found here for the standard prices, but there are no masterwork items to be found at Renet’s Steel.
7. Arnama’s Home: This is the home of Arnama Lastrid, one of the few rangers who lives in Kassen. Mayor Uptal, who trusts the ranger’s instincts implicitly, frequently calls Arnama to the town council to report and advise.
8. Sir Bo’Lynn Home: This is the home of Sir Bo’Lynn, a Samurai from Japan who keeps watch on the town.
9. Braggar’s Shop: This is the workshop and home of Braggar Ironhame, a dwarven blacksmith. Braggar’s works exceed those of Renet’s Steel, but he works much slower and charges a higher price. Braggar can forge nearly any masterwork metal tool, weapon, or armor.
10. Rhoslyn Estate: This is the home of the reclusive sidhe noble Rhoslyn Faye (her last name obviously isnt faye but since fay never give out their true names everyone has taken to calling her that), she has converted the estate into a makeshift orphanage to take in and care for the children who have lost their parents to the various dangers of life in kassen. (mining, sea travel and even logging all have their dangers) the building and its strange owner have a bit of a spooky reputation in town.
11. Holgast’s Tower: Holgast’s slightly crooked tower stands at the edge of town.
12. Mayor Uptal’s Home: This modest building along the water is the home of Mayor Uptal, who can frequently be found in the Greathall holding meetings or on his small boat in the river, ﬁshing.
13. Ilimara’s Home: This is the home of Ilimara Oniri, the mysterious woman from India.