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-NEWPORT CITY FEATURES+====== ​NEWPORT CITY FEATURES ​====== 
  
 The majority of the town is made up of individual houses, each inhabited by 5-10 people. ​ These houses are either strictly residences, or, more commonly, contain a workshop for weaving, sewing, candle-making,​ basket-making or some other handicraft. ​  The wares produced are sold in the weekly market, rather than directly from the house. The majority of the town is made up of individual houses, each inhabited by 5-10 people. ​ These houses are either strictly residences, or, more commonly, contain a workshop for weaving, sewing, candle-making,​ basket-making or some other handicraft. ​  The wares produced are sold in the weekly market, rather than directly from the house.
  
-*****Castle District:*****+===== Castle District ​===== 
  
 **Castle of the Viscount**: a solid keep on an imposing, steep hill Viscount Nedwyn oversees defenses and law and order of Newport from here.   He is served by a band of 20 household knights, 10 of whom are present in the castle at all times, ​ and 2 companies of mercenaries (about 75 men each) act as the garrison of the town, 25 of whom are present at the castle at all times. ​ There is a chapel to Bor used by the Viscount and his knights, run by Father Claude. ​ There are also 3 professional armorers in the castle who maintain the armor and weapons of the knights, they work full time for the Viscount and don’t do outside work. **Castle of the Viscount**: a solid keep on an imposing, steep hill Viscount Nedwyn oversees defenses and law and order of Newport from here.   He is served by a band of 20 household knights, 10 of whom are present in the castle at all times, ​ and 2 companies of mercenaries (about 75 men each) act as the garrison of the town, 25 of whom are present at the castle at all times. ​ There is a chapel to Bor used by the Viscount and his knights, run by Father Claude. ​ There are also 3 professional armorers in the castle who maintain the armor and weapons of the knights, they work full time for the Viscount and don’t do outside work.
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 **The Town Bakery**: ​ the Viscount has a monopoly on baking in the town.   ​Residents bring their loaves (with their mark on them) to the town bakery in the morning and pick them up later after they are baked. ​   Even businesses like Frank’s Awesome pies send wheelbarrows of uncooked wares to the town bakery every morning. The Viscount also has a monopoly on milling flour in the entire 12mile x 12 miles square (Newport County) around the town, but the mills are located outside of the town walls. **The Town Bakery**: ​ the Viscount has a monopoly on baking in the town.   ​Residents bring their loaves (with their mark on them) to the town bakery in the morning and pick them up later after they are baked. ​   Even businesses like Frank’s Awesome pies send wheelbarrows of uncooked wares to the town bakery every morning. The Viscount also has a monopoly on milling flour in the entire 12mile x 12 miles square (Newport County) around the town, but the mills are located outside of the town walls.
  
-*****Market District*****+===== Market District ​===== 
  
 **Mort’s Mining Supplies**: ​ Tiefling Mort runs a business where he sells mining supplies: picks, shovels and the like, and also “registers” “mining claims” or a “processing fee.” ​ He  will also buy used mining supplies and uncut gems and unprocessed ore. **Mort’s Mining Supplies**: ​ Tiefling Mort runs a business where he sells mining supplies: picks, shovels and the like, and also “registers” “mining claims” or a “processing fee.” ​ He  will also buy used mining supplies and uncut gems and unprocessed ore.
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 **The Bottomless Mug:​** ​ a drinking establishment popular for new colonists, mercenaries and merchants who, for now, have enough coin for a decent drink. ​  ​Located in the Mug is the famous “Job Board”, listing possible employment for mercenaries,​ scouts and adventurers looking for legal work.  The owner is a "​charming"​ woman named Old Maggie Penthouse. **The Bottomless Mug:​** ​ a drinking establishment popular for new colonists, mercenaries and merchants who, for now, have enough coin for a decent drink. ​  ​Located in the Mug is the famous “Job Board”, listing possible employment for mercenaries,​ scouts and adventurers looking for legal work.  The owner is a "​charming"​ woman named Old Maggie Penthouse.
  
-*****Harbor District*****+===== Harbor District ​===== 
  
 **Salty Dan’s Thrift Emporium:** Dan buys anything of any quality for 1/3 list price and sells it for ½ list price. ​ However, since the quality is so variable, there’s a 1 in 6 chance the item is defective. **Salty Dan’s Thrift Emporium:** Dan buys anything of any quality for 1/3 list price and sells it for ½ list price. ​ However, since the quality is so variable, there’s a 1 in 6 chance the item is defective.
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 **Royal Krondor Company’s Factory and Warehouse**: ​ The Krondor Company has been granted an exclusive monopoly over the export of Ginster Berries and Ginster powder from the island. ​ All Ginster berries harvested on the island must be brought to this place and sold for 5gp per 10 pounds of raw berries. ​  The ten pounds are dried and powdered down to a 1 pound portion of powder which sells for a minimum of 15gp on the mainland. ​ Ginster Berries are harvested only in the months of Seventh-Month and Eighth-Month and the powder is exported by the end of Ninth-Month each year.   ​During the months of the harvest and export there is an unsavory crowd of company thugs (at least 40) at the factory and a small fleet of company ships cruising the coasts looking for smugglers. ​ During the rest of the year, there is a single company ship in the area and only 15-20 goons at the factory. ​   **Royal Krondor Company’s Factory and Warehouse**: ​ The Krondor Company has been granted an exclusive monopoly over the export of Ginster Berries and Ginster powder from the island. ​ All Ginster berries harvested on the island must be brought to this place and sold for 5gp per 10 pounds of raw berries. ​  The ten pounds are dried and powdered down to a 1 pound portion of powder which sells for a minimum of 15gp on the mainland. ​ Ginster Berries are harvested only in the months of Seventh-Month and Eighth-Month and the powder is exported by the end of Ninth-Month each year.   ​During the months of the harvest and export there is an unsavory crowd of company thugs (at least 40) at the factory and a small fleet of company ships cruising the coasts looking for smugglers. ​ During the rest of the year, there is a single company ship in the area and only 15-20 goons at the factory. ​  
  
-The Factor of Newport Station is Henri DeLaPorte, a ruthless bastard who uses a team of six or seven secret agents to track down smugglers and then his thugs and soldiers commandeered from the Viscount to destroy them brutally. ​ During berry season, DeLaPorte’s commission requires the Viscount to offer him all due assistance in the trade.+The Factor of Newport Station is [[Henri DeLaPorte]], a ruthless bastard who uses a team of six or seven secret agents to track down smugglers and then his thugs and soldiers commandeered from the Viscount to destroy them brutally. ​ During berry season, DeLaPorte’s commission requires the Viscount to offer him all due assistance in the trade.
  
-The Company also has a “mail order” office, where one can order any list good from the mainland for twice normal price. ​  It will take 2+1d6 weeks to arrive, with a 6 “acing”. ​ No orders are completed from December ​through ​February.+The Company also has a “mail order” office, where one can order any list good from the mainland for twice normal price. ​  It will take 2+1d6 weeks to arrive, with a 6 “acing”. ​ No orders are completed from Twelveth-Month ​through ​Second-Month.
  
 **Garrison Barracks Two**: ​ The second company (crossbow-armed Myzantium mercenaries) of the town garrison are lodged in this small fortress facing the harbor entrance. ​ There are two catapults on the battlemented roof to repel hostile ships. ​ 5 of the soldiers are always at the main gate, another 10-15 at the castle and half the remainder will he roaming the town on patrol or spending their pay.   ​Captain Lester Franz is the commander and will be here about half the time. **Garrison Barracks Two**: ​ The second company (crossbow-armed Myzantium mercenaries) of the town garrison are lodged in this small fortress facing the harbor entrance. ​ There are two catapults on the battlemented roof to repel hostile ships. ​ 5 of the soldiers are always at the main gate, another 10-15 at the castle and half the remainder will he roaming the town on patrol or spending their pay.   ​Captain Lester Franz is the commander and will be here about half the time.
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 **Wulfgar’s Mystery Hut**: ​ a strange barbarian magician sells all manner of bizarre objects and provides mystical services for coin. **Wulfgar’s Mystery Hut**: ​ a strange barbarian magician sells all manner of bizarre objects and provides mystical services for coin.
  
-*****Old District*****+===== Old District ​===== 
  
-**Scabby Abby’s Taphouse**: ​known for its 1cp mugs of fermented crab juice, Scabby Abby’s is where people in need of work hang out.   ​Farmers,​ business owners and the like will run round there to hire laborers.+**Scabby Abby’s Taphouse**: ​Known for its 1cp mugs of fermented crab juice, Scabby Abby’s is where people in need of work hang out.   ​Farmers,​ business owners and the like will run round there to hire laborers.
  
-**Guildhall of the Dung Collectors**: ​powerful cartel charged with hauling waste and garbage out of the town.   They see everything and know everything.+**Guildhall of the Dung Collectors**: ​powerful cartel charged with hauling waste and garbage out of the town.   They see everything and know everything.
  
-**Sticky Vicky the Herbalist**:  ​her shop is crammed with weeds, gums, saps, and all manner of potions and petty enchantments. ​  +**Sticky Vicky the Herbalist**:  ​Her shop is crammed with weeds, gums, saps, and all manner of potions and petty enchantments. ​  
  
-**Grimey’s Flophouse**: ​this is a large former warehouse that has been turned into a nasty crash dump for those without anywhere else to live.  If any character pays poor or squalid living expenses, he must live here.+**Grimey’s Flophouse**: ​This is a large former warehouse that has been turned into a nasty crash dump for those without anywhere else to live.  If any character pays poor or squalid living expenses, he must live here.
  
 **Fighting Pit**: ​ an old, dried-out, pond has been made into an open air arena for pit fighting. While dog-fighting and cock fighting happen almost every day, the more popular attractions are bear-baiting, ​ death matches between captured orcs and goblins, and the ever favorite Owlbear matches. ​   **Fighting Pit**: ​ an old, dried-out, pond has been made into an open air arena for pit fighting. While dog-fighting and cock fighting happen almost every day, the more popular attractions are bear-baiting, ​ death matches between captured orcs and goblins, and the ever favorite Owlbear matches. ​  
  
-**Town Watch Headquarters**: ​the town watch is made up of unpaid citizens who patrol the town at night and help man the town gate, towers and walls. ​ Theoretically,​ all residents of the town should be taking their turns at the various duties, but over the last few decades the entire operation has ended up being crewed entirely by the local Rock Gnomes.+**Town Watch Headquarters**: ​The town watch is made up of unpaid citizens who patrol the town at night and help man the town gate, towers and walls. ​ Theoretically,​ all residents of the town should be taking their turns at the various duties, but over the last few decades the entire operation has ended up being crewed entirely by the local Rock Gnomes.
  
-**Temple of the Screamers**:​ The Screamers are a mysterious cult of ecstatic ​worshippers ​known for roaming the town in bunches, screaming constantly. ​ They have the only operating temple in town (apart from the Viscount’s chapel of Bor in the castle). ​  They have not been known to cause anyone any harm and will cure wounds and diseases as best they can for money for any visitor to their shrine who can stand it.+**Temple of the Screamers**:​ The Screamers are a mysterious cult of ecstatic ​worshipers ​known for roaming the town in bunches, screaming constantly. ​ They have the only operating temple in town (apart from the Viscount’s chapel of Bor in the castle). ​  They have not been known to cause anyone any harm and will cure wounds and diseases as best they can for money for any visitor to their shrine who can stand it.
  
 **The Cool Turnip/​Timmy’s Messenger Service:​** ​ the Cool Turnip is a drinking establishment that caters to Halflings and Gnomes, it has small doors, low ceiling and tiny furniture. ​ It is owned by Helpful Timmy, an enterprising Halfling, who also runs Timmy’s messenger service out of the bar.  A message will be delivered anywhere within in town or within the 12 mile surrounding square for 2cp per mile (minimum of 2cp), if message needs to go beyond the Newport square into the wilderness, then a price can be negotiated (typically 2gp per day the messenger travels out and back).  ​ **The Cool Turnip/​Timmy’s Messenger Service:​** ​ the Cool Turnip is a drinking establishment that caters to Halflings and Gnomes, it has small doors, low ceiling and tiny furniture. ​ It is owned by Helpful Timmy, an enterprising Halfling, who also runs Timmy’s messenger service out of the bar.  A message will be delivered anywhere within in town or within the 12 mile surrounding square for 2cp per mile (minimum of 2cp), if message needs to go beyond the Newport square into the wilderness, then a price can be negotiated (typically 2gp per day the messenger travels out and back).  ​
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