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Tuesday, 1st July, 2008, 03:15 PM #1
Azor Grimcleaver's Pathfinder Chronicles - Chapter 1SANDPOINT
Most of the buildings in Sandpoint are made of wood, with stoneof areas 1–12. Most of these buildings are relatively new, and the
foundations and wood shingle roofs. The majority are single-
story structures, with a few noted exceptions. The town is often
thought of as two districts by the locals. Uptown consists
streets are open and less crowded. This section of town is also
physically above the rest, situated on a level bluff overlooking
the southern half of town, which consists of areas 13–46. The
majority of the town’s buildings can be found downtown, which
grows increasingly crowded as available space is claimed by new
arrivals. Downtown is built on a gentle slope that runs from a
height of about 60 feet above sea level to the west down to only
a few feet above the waterline to the east and south.
Sandpoint Harbor is a fairly deep natural harbor, 30 feet for
most of its expanse, with sharply rising slopes near the shore. The
languid waters of the Turandarok River wind down from the hinterlands,
skirting Devil’s Platter to empty into the harbor—the river is
often used to transport lumber harvested far upriver down
to the local saw mill. South of town rises another bluff on which
Sandpoint’s most affluent landowners have staked their claims.
Only a few hundred feet north of town rises an upthrust spur of
rocky land topped with a few trees—this is known now as Chopper’s
Isle, once the home to Sandpoint’s most notorious criminal. A
remote outcropping accessible only by flight or by a skilled
climber, locals now believe the isle to be haunted by Chopper’s
ghost. Children often dare each other to go out to the isle’s base
at low tide and touch the barren cliff face that surrounds it, but no
one’s visited the top in years.
The sight that strikes all visitors to Sandpoint at first is the ruinsof the Old Light. The original height of this tower is unknown,
but those who have studied the ancient architecture of the crumbling
remains estimate it might have stood more than 700 feet tall.
Today, less than a quarter of that remains. The Old Light rises from
sea level and is built into the face of a 120-foot-tall cliff, the tower
extending another 50 feet above that level to culminate in ragged
ruins. The remaining shell is yet another reminder that neither the
Chelaxians nor the Varisians are the first settlers of this land, yet
apart from a few badly weathered carvings signifying that the peak
of this tower once held a brilliant light, no insight to the tower’s
true purpose remains.
Here is a list of commonly known locations in town:
3) White Deer Inn (expensive)
10) Sandpoint Garrison
11) Town Hall
26) General Store
29) Grocer's Hall (open air market)
37) Rusty Dragon Inn38) Goblin Squash Stables
More to follow...
Last edited by Azor Grimcleaver; Tuesday, 1st July, 2008 at 03:21 PM.
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