Re: [Dark Dungeons -- BECMI Retroclone]In Search of Adventure OOC
Because it was asked for, background:
Threshold is large in siaze but small in population, numbering only about 5,000 or so, with another 1,000 or so loggers living and working in the forests just to the north. The town, situation on Lake Windrush, is also on the trading route from Selenica (in the Republic of Darokin) to Specularum, the capital of Karameikos, so it gets a fair amount of trade. That being said, the road in both directions is rudimentary, rough and dangerous at times, both Threshold and Karameikos (as a country) being fairly new. The ruler of Threshold is Baron Sherlane Halaran, Patriarch of Threshold, who wields dual authority as the temporal leader of Threshold and the spiritual leader of the local Church of Karameikos.
There are two main churches in Karameikos at this point. The Church of Karameikos is a branch of the Church of Thyatia (Karameikos has been settle by the Thyatians over the past 100 years or so, in a not-always gentle fashion). The Church of Traladar is followed by many of the native Traladarans, although more and more leave that church for the "official" religion practiced by the Thyatian settlers. This is often for political expediency; one advances further in life, especially if one is seen as a "backwards native" if one belongs to the proper church.
Baron Halaran runs a pretty tight ship in Threshold. Weapons are to be bound, wearing armor in the streets is frowned upon, though not illegal, and spell-casting is restricted within town. He is a fair and just ruler, however, to both Thyatians and Traladarans. His contingent of soldiers have their hands full, however, dealing with orcish raids while trying to erect the Baron's stronghold of Tarnskeep.
From September to December of 2012 I ran "In Search of Adventure", a BECMI retroclone set in the Grand Duchy of Karameikos. Wiki
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