Jodpur City (4e Environment)

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City of Jodpur

[banner symbol: black dragon head with red eyes on a field of ivory white]

[standard colors: ivory white and blood red with a black capital ‘J’]

Population: 30,000+

Geographic Area[edit]

Jodpur rests where the North Lake flows into the Wide River to empty into the Huygen Channel. Surrounding the city is a twenty-foot-high gray stone wall with two gates to access the outside land around the city. To the north of the city is the foothills of the North Mountains.

Imports, Exports, and Resources[edit]

Jodpur has abundant natural resources. Jodpur trades with Taur’res lumber, winter wheat, corn, apples, grapes, oats, barley, and various livestock. Taur’res trades hard-gray-stone, silver, and horses and passes resources on from Ajmer, Washim, Solapur, and Guntur.

History[edit]

In 277 C.E., the Human barbarian Congur the Strong Shield founds the City of Jodpur. In 299 C.E., The Library Sanctuary completed as a temple to Pegay (Spring Goddess) and Theros (Summer God) in Jodpur. In 316 C.E., the City of Taur'res is founded by Shaelong the High-Rider of Dragons. In 322 C.E., Shaelong declared the Dragon God aka Draelong; the next year, he subjugates the Human city of Jodpur under his authority.

Government[edit]

The King of Jodpur is Human warlord Madison Gravedigger. The King has two palaces, one in Taur'res and one in Jodpur. Within his court is Duke Alane Fork, Duke Hefeyd Glorious, Baron Owen Black, Baron Beven Silver, Baron Cadman Doorway, and Baron Madon Wolves.

Alane Fork, a Human fighter, is the Duke of Heart Hill. He is accountable to King Gravedigger of Jodpur. Heart Hill Keep is the castle of Duke Alane Fork. The castle is a stone fortress with Barbican and Demi-Culverin Towers.

Owen Black is the Baron of Black Hold. He is accountable to Duke Alane Fork and King Madison Gravedigger of Jodpur. Black Hold is the keep of Baron Owen Black. The castle is a stone fortification with Ring Wall and Catapult Towers.

Beven Silver is the Baron of the Silver Tower. He is accountable to Duke Alane Fork and King Madison Gravedigger of Jodpur. The Silver Tower is the keep of Baron Beven Silver. The castle is a stone fortification with Curtain Wall and Ballista Towers.

Hefeyd Glorious the Sword Master, a Human warlord, is the Duke of Darkhall. He is accountable to King Gravedigger of Jodpur. Darkhall Castle is the keep of Duke Hefeyd Glorious. The castle is a stone fortress with Barbican.

Cadman Doorway is the Baron of Erikan’s Tip. He is accountable to Duke Hefeyd Glorious and King Madison Gravedigger of Jodpur. Erikan’s Tip is the keep of Baron Cadman Doorway. The castle is a stone fortification with Ring Wall and Catapult Towers.

Madon Wolves is the Baron of Echo’s Hallow. He is accountable to Duke Hefeyd Glorious and King Madison Gravedigger of Jodpur. Echo’s Hallow Castle is the keep of Baron Madon Wolves. The castle is a stone fortification with Curtain Wall and Ballista Towers.

Culture[edit]

The Empire's culture is a melting pot of minor cultures. Primarily, the Empire is a society based on domination and is centered around the Emperor as a victory cult figure.

Fashion is pants and shirts with thick wool cloaks and expensive furs in the winter.

Although the basic common language is common, the northern continent has a distinctive accent that is recognizable with a Perception DC 10.

Key Locations & People[edit]

Key Locations

  1. Black Hold is the keep of Baron Owen Black. The castle is a stone fortification with Ring Wall and Catapult Towers.
  2. Darkhall Castle is the keep of Duke Hefeyd Glorious. The castle is a stone fortress with Barbican.
  3. Docks: the weathered wood fresh water docks are on the south side of the city on the North Lake.
  4. Draemark Tower is the home and fortress of the Count and headquarters of his Knight Order. Fain Wheelmen, a Human warlord, is the Blood Champion and the head of Knight Order. The Tower is also a Wizard School with library and university.
  5. Echo’s Hallow Castle is the keep of Baron Madon Wolves. The castle is a stone fortification with Curtain Wall and Ballista Towers.
  6. Erikan’s Tip is the keep of Baron Cadman Doorway. The castle is a stone fortification with Ring Wall and Catapult Towers.
  7. Heart Hill Keep is the castle of Duke Alane Fork. The castle is a stone fortress with Barbican and Demi-Culverin Towers.
  8. Hydrophis Tower is the home and fortress of the Count and headquarters of his Knight Order. Quish Taken, a Human ranger, is the Blood Champion and the head of Knight Order. The Tower is also a Wizard School with library and university.
  9. Jodpur Keep is a gray stone castle with a ring wall and seven catapult towers.
  10. The Library Sanctuary is dedicated to and has a temple to Pegay (Spring Goddess) and Theros (Summer God) with 25+ clerics. It is a temple, monastery, library, and university.
  11. The Silver Tower is the keep of Baron Beven Silver. The castle is a stone fortification with Curtain Wall and Ballista Towers.
  12. There are 5 Mills and many Blacksmith's Workshops, Tanner's Workshops, Weaver's Workshops, Granaries, Bakeries, and Breweries.
  13. Viperidae Tower is the home and fortress of the Count and headquarters of his Knight Order. Chainge Pilot, a Dragonborn paladin, is the Blood Champion and the head of Knight Order. The Tower is also a Wizard School with library and university.

Key People

Alane Fork, a Human fighter, is the Duke of Heart Hill. He is accountable to King Gravedigger of Jodpur.

Beven Silver is the Baron of the Silver Tower. He is accountable to Duke Alane Fork and King Madison Gravedigger of Jodpur.

Cadman Doorway is the Baron of Erikan’s Tip. He is accountable to Duke Hefeyd Glorious and King Madison Gravedigger of Jodpur.

Chainge Pilot, a Dragonborn paladin, is the Blood Champion and the head of Knight Order.

Count Anguish is one of the twelve Soul-Killer-Grand-Wizard Dukes, who are part of the Council of Victory that advices the Emperor. The Count is above all kings and is accountable directly to the Emperor. In 335 C.E., the year that Shaelong is declared Emperor is the year that Emperor Shaelong appointed Twelve Grand Wizards are declared Dukes. The Counts are something other than a normal human.

Count Blight is one of the twelve Soul-Killer-Grand-Wizard Dukes, who are part of the Council of Victory that advices the Emperor. The Count is above all kings and is accountable directly to the Emperor. In 335 C.E., the year that Shaelong is declared Emperor is the year that Emperor Shaelong appointed Twelve Grand Wizards are declared Dukes. The Counts are something other than a normal human.

Count Pestilence is one of the twelve Soul-Killer-Grand-Wizard Dukes, who are part of the Council of Victory that advices the Emperor. The Count is above all kings and is accountable directly to the Emperor. In 335 C.E., the year that Shaelong is declared Emperor is the year that Emperor Shaelong appointed Twelve Grand Wizards are declared Dukes. The Counts are something other than a normal human.

Fain Wheelmen, a Human warlord, is the Blood Champion and the head of Knight Order.

Genborn Hawkmen, Legatus Legionis, is the leader of the Jodpur Spearmen.

Hefeyd Glorious the Sword Master, a Human warlord, is the Duke of Darkhall. He is accountable to King Gravedigger of Jodpur.

Madison Gravedigger is the King of Jodpur, a Human warlord. Within his court is Duke Alane Fork, Duke Hefeyd Glorious, Baron Owen Black, Baron Beven Silver, Baron Cadman Doorway, and Baron Madon Wolves.

Madon Wolves is the Baron of Echo’s Hallow. He is accountable to Duke Hefeyd Glorious and King Madison Gravedigger of Jodpur.

Owen Black is the Baron of Black Hold. He is accountable to Duke Alane Fork and King Madison Gravedigger of Jodpur.

Quish Taken, a Human ranger, is the Blood Champion and the head of Knight Order.

Institutions & Organizations[edit]

Guilds and Brotherhoods: There are several international organizations that transcend culture and race. The international organizations are very loosely organized. Merchant Guild is an international organization of buyers and seller whose symbol is a stack of coins. Librarian Guild is an international organization of book lovers and organizers (librarians) whose symbol is an open book with a colorful rainbow. Scribe Guild is an international organization of scribes and writers whose symbol is feather pen and unrolled scroll. Thespian Guild of actors, jesters, and bards whose symbol is an Elven ‘Th’ letter. Brotherhood of Smiths is an international organization of metal smith workers whose symbol is two small hammers and an anvil. Brotherhood of Builders is an international organization of stone masons and wood carpenters whose symbol is three straight lines with a vertical tree branch. Brotherhood of Gladiators is an international organization of gladiators whose symbol is a red drop of blood.

Thieves' Guilds: The main thieves' guild is headquartered in Taur'res and has government sponsorship. The main guild is known as The Emperor's Hand. The Emperor's Hand is a thieves' guild, assassin's guild, spy network for Emperor Shaelong, and secret police of the twelve Grand-Wizard Counts.

Wizard Schools: Within the Empire, there are no large organized wizard schools. However, throughout the land are innumerable independent wizard to wizard mentoring and training. Throughout the land are many individual wizard towers who contain powerful wizards and warlocks and their pupils. Draemark Tower is the home and fortress of the Count and headquarters of his Knight Order. The Tower is also a Wizard School with library and university. Count Pestilence is one of the twelve Soul-Killer-Grand-Wizard Dukes, who are part of the Council of Victory that advices the Emperor.

Viperidae Tower is the home and fortress of the Count and headquarters of his Knight Order. The Tower is also a Wizard School with library and university. Count Blight is one of the twelve Soul-Killer-Grand-Wizard Dukes, who are part of the Council of Victory that advices the Emperor.

Hydrophis Tower is the home and fortress of the Count and headquarters of his Knight Order. The Tower is also a Wizard School with library and university. Count Anguish is one of the twelve Soul-Killer-Grand-Wizard Dukes, who are part of the Council of Victory that advices the Emperor.

Temples and Chapels: The Minor Gods are honored throughout the Empire of Dorinth. Temples exist to Spring Goddess, Summer God, Autumn Goddess, and Winter Goddess. The Library Sanctuary is dedicated to and has a temple to Pegay (Spring Goddess) and Theros (Summer God) with 25+ clerics. . It is a temple, monastery, library, and university.

Army Special Forces: The military uniform colors are mostly red and white trim with a black capital ‘J’. Each Duke and Baron has his own troops, normally named after the keep in which they serve. The city is patrolled by the Town Militia Militia of 50 men along with 500 soldiers (a Cohorts included 6 centuriae or a total of 480 fighting men).

Jodpur Spearmen of 500 soldiers (a Cohorts included 6 centuriae or a total of 480 fighting men) are light infantry in leather armor, spears, and short swords. The Jodpur Spearmen have six Centurions [insignia of four feathers on a copper circle with silver perimeter] and one commanding Legatus Legionis (the overall Legionary commander whose insignia is of an attacking hawk on a gold circle). Legatus Legionis Genborn Hawkmen is the leader of the Jodpur Spearmen.

Knight Orders:

Count Anguish is one of the twelve Soul-Killer-Grand-Wizard Dukes, who are part of the Council of Victory that advices the Emperor. Each of the twelve Grand Wizard Dukes has its own Knight Order (available to heavy-armored cavalry, paladins, fighters, warlords). Each Knight Order is a cult of victory, so that, the most victorious fighter is head of the Knight Order and leadership is determined through trial-by-combat. This Count’s Knight Order is the Hydrophis. Hydrophis Tower is the home and fortress of the Count and headquarters of his Knight Order. Quish Taken, a Human ranger, is the Blood Champion and the head of Knight Order. The Tower is also a Wizard School with library and university.

Count Blight is one of the twelve Soul-Killer-Grand-Wizard Dukes, who are part of the Council of Victory that advices the Emperor. This Count’s Knight Order is Viperidae. Viperidae Tower is the home and fortress of the Count and headquarters of his Knight Order. Chainge Pilot, a Dragonborn paladin, is the Blood Champion and the head of Knight Order. The Tower is also a Wizard School with library and university.

Count Pestilence is one of the twelve Soul-Killer-Grand-Wizard Dukes, who are part of the Council of Victory that advices the Emperor. This Count’s Knight Order is the Draemark. Draemark Tower is the home and fortress of the Count and headquarters of his Knight Order. Fain Wheelmen, a Human warlord, is the Blood Champion and the head of Knight Order. The Tower is also a Wizard School with library and university.



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