Vulmilion Settlement in Strathnora | World Anvil

Vulmilion

Vulmilion was built atop ancient ruins, known for having tough warriors and its tasty fish. The races live together mostly in harmony.   As the former capital, Vulmilion has played a crucial role in the development of The Terris Region.

Demographics

Human (76%): As the majority population, humans form the core of Vulmilion's society. They hold various roles in governance, commerce, and cultural institutions, contributing to the city's dynamic atmosphere.   Halfling (9%): The halflings make up a significant minority population. They contribute to the city's cultural diversity, engaging in trades, crafts, and cultural practices distinct to their community.   Elf (5%): Elves, though a smaller portion of the population, bring their unique perspectives and skills to Vulmilion. Their affinity for arts, magic, or nature influence certain aspects of the city's culture.   Dwarf (3%): Dwarves, comprising a small percentage, play a role in the city's mining and craftsmanship sectors. Their expertise in metallurgy and stonework contribute to the architectural and economic landscape.   Gnome (2%): Gnomes, though a smaller group, are known for their creativity, inventiveness, and contributions to the city's artistic and technological advancements.   Half-Elf (2%): Half-elves, being a bridge between humans and elves, contribute to cultural exchange and understanding within Vulmilion. They are found in various roles throughout the city.   Half-Orc (1%): The presence of half-orcs adds to the city's diversity, with individuals contributing to various professions and even serving as defenders in times of conflict.   Tiefling (1%): Tieflings, with their infernal heritage, are a distinct and enigmatic minority in Vulmilion. They can be involved in arcane pursuits, diplomacy, or unique cultural practices.   Other (1%): This category encompasses other humanoid or fantastical races that contribute to the city's diversity. Each sub-group within this category may bring its own traditions, skills, or perspectives to Vulmilion.

Government

An iron-willed ruler (Solomon Yardley, Male Human) demands respect from the populace.

Defences

The city is surrounded by stone walls. 58 trained warriors serve in the city's defense, and a militia of 764 can be mustered in case of attack. The sheriff is Joan Sydney, Female Human.

Infrastructure

Tavern: The Brazen Fox
Owner: Isabella Camden, Female Human
Location: In a major crossroads. The street outside is next to a grand hall.
Description: The tavern is a timber framed single storey building, with large windows and a large cellar. Several battered shields hang on the walls. It contains some planter boxes on the walls and a fire pit cooking food in the middle of the tavern.   Specials:
Sausage Soup with Peaches (4 sp)
Cheese Burger with Nutmeg and Leek and a Glass of Brandy (5 sp)
Fruit Steamed Bun and a Coffee (4 sp)     Blacksmith: The Exalted Gauntlet
Owner: Gilbert Ashley, Male Human
Location: In a major crossroads. The street outside is unusually full of carriages.
Description: The blacksmith is a timber framed simple building, with a brown shingled roof and shuttered windows. It contains a large open floor with pillars and a large variety of metal tongs hanging on the walls.   Specials:
Ammunition, +1 (23 gp)
Chain Shirt (45 gp)
Scale Mail (45 gp)     Alchemist: Mad Alchemical Academy
Owner: Three Wind, Female Tabaxi
Location: In a well-lit avenue with guard towers. The street outside ominously quiet and empty.
Description: The alchemist is a wooden and large single storey building, with a brown tile roof and finely-crafted furniture. It contains a large candelabra and a large tome on a stand covered in notes.   Specials:
Elixir of Health (120 gp)
Potion of Healing (50 gp)
Potion of Clairvoyance (945 gp)     Jeweler: The Blue Jewl
Owner: Eleanor Blakeley, Female Human
Location: In an adventurer's district. The street outside is adjacent to a large home. It's undergoing renovations.
Description: The jeweler is a adobe single storey building, with several shuttered windows and a small enclosed deck. It contains cobwebs in the corners and beaded gems hanging from the rafters.   Specials:
Ring of Water Walking (1,467 gp)
Ring of Jumping (2,419 gp)
Ring of Feather Falling (1,903 gp)     Enchanter: The World's Wizardry
Owner: Rosamund Preston, Female Human
Location: In an arcane quarter. The street outside has a fortune teller.
Description: The enchanter is a log and sprawling single storey building, with a blue tile roof and a small enclosed deck. A number of hunting trophies line the walls. It contains an old-looking telescope and a map of constellations on the floor.   Specials:
Wind Fan (1,427 gp)
Eyes of Charming (2,976 gp)
Sending Stones (1,907 gp)     General Store: The Poceline Knot
Owner: Roland Melancon, Male Human
Location: In a well-lit avenue with guard towers. The street outside is filled with the smell of damp earth. A player is solicited by a prostitute.
Description: The general store is a plaster and sprawling single storey building, with a tanned wooden roof and vines covering the walls and roof. It was once a barracks, and has a collection of arms and armor. It contains several paintings on the wall and big bags of rice and lentils along the wall.   Specials:
Scale, Merchant's (5 gp)
Cobbler's Tools (24 gp)
Bottle, glass (2 gp)     Church: Temple to Bhaal
Owner: Andry Goldfound, Female Halfling
Location: In a civic quarter. The street outside has a beggar harassing passers-by and is shaded by large trees.
Description: The church is a plaster and wood framed two-story building, with a black shingled roof and tile flooring. It contains a number of crates stacked along the back wall and iron candelabras on the walls.

Assets

Wealth: 18,354,000 gp. Max value for sale: 3,028 gp. Max pawn value: 16,060 gp

Guilds and Factions

Society of Flaming Lotus, Order of the Rawhide Wizards, The Sons of the Shadow Wizards

History

The history of Vulmilion is a tapestry woven with the threads of triumphs, challenges, and transformations. Below is a basic history that outlines key events and milestones in the development of Vulmilion:   1. Founding and Early Settlements:
Vulmilion was founded centuries ago by a coalition of human and dwarf settlers seeking fertile land and abundant natural resources. The city's strategic location near the convergence of trade routes and rich mining deposits allowed it to flourish.   2. Rise to Prominence:
As the settlement grew, Vulmilion evolved into a bustling hub of commerce, known for its skilled artisans, prosperous merchants, and a burgeoning mining industry. The city's strategic position facilitated trade with neighboring regions, solidifying its economic importance.   3. Architectural Marvels and Dwarven Tunnels:
The integration of dwarven craftsmanship became a defining feature of Vulmilion. The city expanded both above and below ground, with dwarven tunnels connecting to the Haftbreaker Mountains. These tunnels served as crucial trade routes and mining operations, enhancing the city's wealth.   4. Cultural Renaissance:
Vulmilion experienced a cultural renaissance marked by the flourishing arts, literature, and magical studies. The city became a beacon of knowledge and innovation, attracting scholars, mages, and artists from across the continent.   5. Diplomatic Alliances:
Vulmilion actively engaged in diplomatic relations, forging alliances with neighboring cities and regions. These alliances contributed to the city's security and prosperity, fostering a sense of cooperation and shared interests.   6. Expansion and Defensive Structures:
With increasing prosperity came the need for expansion. Vulmilion's leaders invested in defensive structures, fortifications, and city walls to protect against potential external threats. The city's military prowess became a source of pride for its citizens.   7. Havenport's Ascent and Capital Relocation:
Over time, a coastal city named Havenport on the western side of the Terris Region began to surpass Vulmilion in size and influence. Recognizing the strategic advantages of a coastal capital, leaders decided to relocate the Terris Region's capital to Havenport. Vulmilion gracefully transitioned from its role as the capital to a thriving cultural and economic center.   8. Preservation of Heritage:
Despite losing its status as the capital, Vulmilion remained committed to preserving its rich heritage. The city actively maintained its historical sites, dwarven tunnels, and architectural marvels, transforming into a cultural center that attracted historians, archaeologists, and tourists.   9. Economic Diversification:
With the changing landscape, Vulmilion embraced economic diversification. The city became known for its artisanal goods, magical artifacts, and unique cultural events. The legacy of its mining history persisted, but the economy expanded to include a variety of trades and crafts.   10. Modern Vulmilion:
In the present day, Vulmilion stands as a testament to resilience and adaptability. Its streets are lined with historical landmarks, bustling markets, and diverse communities. The city is celebrated for its vibrant festivals, cultural exchange programs, and as a center for the preservation of Eagos' shared history.   The history of Vulmilion is a narrative of transformation, from a strategic settlement and capital to a cultural gem that embraces its past while looking towards the future. The city's story continues to unfold as it weaves itself into the broader history of the Terris Region and the continent of Eagos.
Vulmillion by Watabou
Type
City
Population
9,177
Location under
Owning Organization
Random Citizens/NPCs:
Pyxrin Mystan, Female Dragonborn
Roland Barclay, Male Human
Trey Winthrop, Male Human
Melissa Marston, Female Human
Ghesh Raghthroknaar, Male Dragonborn

Kelter Honeypot, Male Halfling
Alice Remington, Female Human
Lance Marley, Male Human

Emma Thorpe, Female Human
Ulfgar Morigak, Male Dwarf
Diesa Fireforge, Female Dwarf
Avice Windsor, Female Human
Simon Dalton, Male Human
Kody Fidget, Male Human
Emma Davenport, Female Human
Orsik Gorunn, Male Dwarf
Clerebold Palomarez, Male Human
Heather Oakley, Female Human
Carrie Teinithra, Male Elf
Helen Wallace, Female Human
Juliana Clare, Female Human
Vicky Whitby, Female Human
Avelina Thornton, Female Human


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