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Districts Overview

The city has so much to discover and interact with that I felt like a good starting point would be the Campaign Needs sheet from the Big Book. Note that the following are things you COULD know, but it will depend on your actual background - so be reasonable!

For details on the specific districts, click on the link below:

The Docks Guildsman District Midtown The Necropolis Noble's Quarter North Market
oldtown.htmOldtown Rivergate South Market Temple District The Warrens The Undercity

 

Equipment

Every adventurer needs equipment of some kind. Below is a sampling of equipment types and some of the places where characters can purchase them.

Weapons

Jinsa Hammerblight. Undercity Market.
Mitoren’s Blades. North Market.
Navaen Bowcraft. South Market
Rastor’s Weapons. Midtown, Delver’s Square
Singriosh Notorson. Undercity Market
Tirres. Undercity Market

Armor
Avery’s Armor. Midtown
Bull and Bear Armory. Midtown, Delver’s Square

Gear
Ebbert’s Outfitters. Midtown, Delver’s Square
Sign of the Shovel. Undercity Market
Ursaon’s Used. Undercity Market

Alchemical Items
Larel’s Implements. The Docks
Urnst, Alchemist. Undercity Market
West Town Mixtures. Oldtown, Vock Row

Technology
Jinsa Hammerblight. Undercity Market
Rastor’s Weapons. Midtown, Delver’s Square
The Smoke Shop. North Market.

Clothing
The Blue Thread. South Market
Maran’s Odd Sizes. South Market
Nestor’s. Nobles’ Quarter
Saches. Midtown

Books
The Book Wagon. North Market
Finnar’s Books. Oldtown

Services

One of the great things about a large city is that it teems with people willing to give aid—for a price. Below is a general listing of services an adventurer might need.

Healing
Derras Fillososh. Rivergate District
House of the Sacred Heat. Temple District
St. Gustav’s Chapel. Midtown
Temple of Ahaar. Temple District
Temple of Gaen. Temple District
Temple of Navashtrom. Temple District

Training (Martial)
The Arena. Oldtown
Jangave Lesh. Rivergate District 

Storing Valuables
Hammersong Vaults. Oldtown

Locksmith
Wilian’s Keys. Midtown

Repairs
Bull and Bear Armory. Midtown, Delver’s Square
Vatur. Undercity Market

Moneylending
Edarth’s Loans. South Market

Printing
Blackstock Printing. South Market
The Bookbindery. Midtown

Forgery
Finnar’s Books. Oldtown
Onyx Spider. Midtown, Tavern Row

Legal Advice/Advocate
Denoss Firth’s Offices. Oldtown
Lyle Bennit’s Office. Oldtown

Appraisals
Ander Kellin’s Office. Oldtown
Myraeth’s Oddities. Midtown, Delver’s Square

Accommodations

Ptolus offers many options for characters looking for a place to spend the night, enjoy a drink, eat a meal, or get cleaned up.

Inn/Hostel
The Ghostly Minstrel. Midtown, Delver’s Square
The Griffon. Midtown, Tavern Row
Potter’s. Midtown, Delver’s Square
The Welcome Inn. South Market
The Wind’s Mystery. Midtown, Iridithil’s Home (elves only)

Tavern
Black Swan. Midtown, Tavern Row
Danbury’s. Midtown, Delver’s Square
The Ghostly Minstrel. Midtown, Delver’s Square
The Goat. Midtown, Tavern Row
The Griffon. Midtown, Tavern Row
Onyx Spider. Midtown Tavern Row
Red Stallion Pub. North Market
The Sailor’s Rest. The Docks
The Savage Shark. The Docks
The Skull and Sword. Guildsman District
Swordthrower’s Club. Nobles’ Quarter
Tabby’s Den. Guildsman District
Taggert’s. Temple District, Street of a Million Gods
The Welcome Inn. South Market
The Wind’s Mystery. Midtown, Iridithil’s Home (elves only)

Restaurant
Aristocrat’s Table. Nobles’ Quarter
The Ghostly Minstrel. Midtown, Delver’s Square
The Griffon. Midtown, Tavern Row
North Point Restaurant. Midtown
The Sailor’s Rest. The Docks
The Starry Night. South Market
The Welcome Inn. South Market
The Yellow Wall. Rivergate

A Bath
Row Bathhouse. Midtown, Tavern Row
The Waterfall. Rivergate

A Barber
Dragon’s Tooth Comb. Rivergate
Havan’s Haven. Midtown

Entertainment

Everyone’s got to relax once in a while, and Ptolus offers many opportunities to do so.

Theater
The Cloud Theater. Midtown
The Crown Theater. Nobles’ Quarter
The Shadow Theater. Oldtown

Gambling (Legal)
The White House. Oldtown

Sport
The Arena. Oldtown
Golem Fights. Oldtown, Vock Row
The Mage Game. Oldtown, Vock Row

Information

Information is power, but it doesn’t always come easily—or cheaply. This is a listing of a wide variety of sources of information: from sages to libraries, from gossips to oracles. They are organized by topic.

General
The Book Wagon. North Market
City Library. Oldtown
Sage’s Guild Headquarters. Oldtown
The Shrine of the Oracle. Temple District
Therad Stone. Nobles’ Quarter
The Three-Horned Goat. Rivergate

South Market
Salora Hail (Salora’s Pots). South Market

Docks/Shipping
Dockmaster’s Tower. The Docks

Religious
Celestial Conclave. Temple District

The Dungeon
The Ghostly Minstrel. Midtown, Delver’s Square
Delver’s Guild Library and Maproom. Oldtown

People

Player characters often need to hire on help, look for allies, or just find someone who can offer training, advice, or spellcasting.

Hirelings
Indigo Services. Nobles’ Quarter
Scouts, Guides, and Porters. Undercity Market

Fighters and Warriors
The Arena. Oldtown
Citadel of Might. Oldtown
Estate of House Khatru. Nobles’ Quarter
The Ghostly Minstrel. Midtown, Delver’s Square

Mages
Danbury’s. Midtown, Delver’s Square
The Ghostly Minstrel. Midtown, Delver’s Square
The Inverted Pyramid. Above Oldtown
Pointy Hat. Oldtown, Vock Row

Rogues and Thieves
The Ghostly Minstrel. Midtown, Delver’s Square
The Goat. Midtown, Tavern Row
Onyx Spider. Midtown Tavern Row
The Savage Shark. The Docks
The Skull and Sword. Guildsman District

Clerics
Temple District

General Aid (Good Alignment)
The Bladechapel. Oldtown
Citadel of the Golden Cross. Oldtown
The Pale Tower. Oldtown
The Siege Tower. Necropolis

Magic

Magic is a service, a commodity, and more. Ptolus offers many opportunities for someone looking for magic and magical items.

Potions
Myraeh’s Oddities. Midtown, Delver’s Square
Potios and Elixirs. Undercity Market and Midtown

Scroll
Arcan Scribe. Undercity Market
Myraeh’s Oddities. Midtown, Delver’s Square

Miscllaneous Magic Items
Myraeth’s Oddities. Midtown, Delver’s Square

Magical Identification
Danbury’s. Midtown, Delver’s Square
Myraeth’s Oddities. Midtown, Delver’s Square

Scrying/Finding
Danbury’s. Midtown, Delver’s Square
Pointy Hat. Oldtown, Vock Row

Supplies
Tess’ Cauldron. Oldtown, Vock Row
West Town Mixtures. Oldtown, Vock Row
Zel’s Poultice Shop. South Market

Magical Tattoos
Wondrous Tattoos. North Market