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The city plan of Redford, with the locales marked.

Redford is peaceful and stable on the outside, but inside there's agitation: the current power-struggle between the traditional nobles and the zealous Aurites has strengthened the old-fashioned division of the city into the old and prosperous south and the poor north. Goblin activity in the north, especially the Lowlands of Hundon, has increased notably. The citizens bordering the city and those in the close-by settlements live in constant fear of molestation. Redford is on the verge of great change; a party of adventurers can easily tip the balance, but which way?

Redford is traditionally a human settlement, but even from the beginning has had a notable minority of dwarves living in it. Currently about 15% of permanent residents are dwarves. Most work as artisans, blacksmiths, craftsmen, hunters and cooks and on average are wealthier than humans. Humans, on the other hand, have a greater gap between the rich and the poor. The former work as alchemists, artists, bankers, councilors and diplomats (and many have inherited their high position; Redford is a town of nobles), whereas the latter work as farmers, laborers, merchants and hunters.

Just outside the northwestern wall is a large encampment of dunners, who are considered "questionable folk", especially by the wealthier people. On the whole, however, Redford is a more-or-less multicultural city, and almost any race can be seen walking its streets. Even goliaths can occasionally be spotted.

The walled city of Redford encompasses an area of roughly 20 square miles with the actual municipality being about 200 square miles to 500 square miles, depending on who you ask. The nearby smaller cities systematically deny Redford's dominance in the area, while the Council of Redford is equally adamant about the municipality's massive size. The architecture of Redford is instantly recognizable: almost all houses are built of wood, with cheaper houses whitewashed and the more expensive painted. Only the Old Town has a notable number of stone houses. The buildings of Redford are often multistory, with balconies sticking out onto streets and alleyways. This, along with haphazard placement of the buildings, makes Redford's city plan chaotic. The Old Town is a bit better, although the styles of the many mansions and estates often clash visually. Dwarven handiwork can be seen where there's been money to buy it.

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      1. Thus, pages that are in effect "options", (equipment, feats, skills, etc) of DMs and player characters cannot normally become featured articles, as they are typically lacking in total content. A rule of thumb for a bare minimum from any page is 3 paragraphs containing three complete sentences apiece, plus listed mechanical properties, (Weight, price, prerequisites, etc.) containing both mechanics/rules and descriptive/flavor text.
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