Tales of the Shattered Earth
The fishing village of Dervishire is located on the eastern coast of Galvania. It is in the county Alpeh on the delta of the Anonack River. It is a moderately sized village of approximately 250-300 permanent residents, who’s main income is fishing and Textiles.
Three Families make up the bulk of Dervishire’s Land owners. The Derris, Miller, and Montgomery families. The other Families are found throughout the city but are primarily known at the point of the game to be found in certain areas.
Derris Derris Mill
Miller Miller’s Farm, Downtown
Montgomery Town Center, Manor Hill
Starksmith Town Center, Derris Mill
Pritchard Town Center
Carver Manor Hill
Smith Town Center, Manor Hill
Forrester Derris Mill
Vance Vance Farm
Von Carris Magistrates Home
Weaver Dyer’s Farm, Downtown
Hunter Derris Mill
Dyer Manor Hill, Dyer’s Farm
Wolfe Backwards, Derris Mill
The main village centers radially around the Torchlit Beacon. In the main square there are the Church of Light, The Town hall, the Market square and the Smithy. Further back from this inner ring is the Clerics Home the Magistrates Office and some the Montgomery and Starksmith homes.
If you walk to the south east taking the cobbled road you find yourself at the docks. A series of six docks, a Harbormasters office and the town Warehouse and a huge Shiphouse that serves as a dry docking area in the winter. The Shiphouse also serves as one of the primary repair location for the ships that make berthing in the town.
Next to the docks is a small beach with a sectioned off area for swimming in the summer and
To the north-west and south-east the city resolves into farmland. Three major farms comprise the bulk of the farms closest to the city. Those are owned by the Miller and Montgomery Families and operated by families that rent the land in exchange for farming rights. The Millers themselves live on one of the farms and maintain it.
“Manor Hill”, “Backwards” and “Downtown”
The majority of Dervishire is at the bottom of the large hill that comprises the town’s center, for the most part the hill is bare and the houses that surround it are formed into three “neighborhoods”, Manor hill is where the craftspeople and merchants live and is a bit nicer, it is made up of four families, Backwards is a small rundown segment of town where the less fortunate members of the town live, and downtown is where the bulk of the population calls home.
To the north of the city there is a path that leads up through the woods to Derris mill. The trip takes about a half day and winds through the Rahkham Woods The Mill is one of the central areas of employment year round and provides the county with most of its Lumber. The families that live here almost never fish and there is a slight “landlubber” stigma that they share with the other inhabitants of the town that have nothing to do with the sea trade.