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  • Diamond Lake

    At a perfumed arcade known as the Emporium, Governor-mayor Lanod Neff rubs shoulders with common laborers awaiting an appointment in the Veiled Corridor. In an adjoining antechamber, snakes and exotic dancers gyre to a sonorous weave of cymbals and …

  • Jalek's Flophouse

    *Map # 9*

    With the pollution of Diamond Lake, the town’s small but lucrative fishing industry disappeared, leaving a slew of empty warehouses and bankrupt fishers. Some of these warehouses became stockades for mine managers. Others, abandoned to …

  • Zalmandra's Emporium

    *Map # 1*

    The Emporium combines a gambling hall, scandalous entertainments, and a brothel with a "Gallery of Science" that promises to astonish and offend all comers. The Emporium was originally run by Zalamandra (female human) and Professor …

  • Lazare's House

    *Map # 2*

    A cultured nightspot and a cozy gaming parlor located on the Vein's (the main road through town) central square. It is much more stylish than the garish Emporium, and attracts a more cultured clientele. Lazare's is the elite's hub for …

  • Feral Dog

    *Map # 3*

    Since both [[Lazare's House | Lazare’s]] and the [[Zalmandra's Emporium | Emporium]] charge a small fee for entry, Diamond Lake’s poorest laborers must turn to a collection of run-down ale halls with more sullied reputations. The …

  • Tidwoad's

    *Map Key # 5*

    Sooner or later, characters looking to sell loot will cross paths with [[:tidwoad | Tidwoad]], a cantankerous jeweler with a meticulously arranged shop located on the Vein’s central square. His Jewelry shop is also the closest …

  • Sheriff's Office

    *Map # 6*

    The headquarters for Sheriff Cubbin, Deputy Jamis and the rest of the constabulary, rather closer to thugs than law officers. Often seen as the cronies or enforcers for Lanod Neff, the governor-mayor.

  • General Store

    *Map # 7*

    Taggin runs a fairly well stocked general store, with several mining specialty items. If he doesn't have it, he can order it from Korvosa. Most ordered items take a week to arrive. Taggin makes a point of staying out of other people's …

  • Hungry Gar

    *Map # 8*

    Guld Tortikan (male human), head chef at the Hungry Gar, claims to serve the finest food on the Vein in this once famous restaurant. He is mistaken.

  • Smenk Residence

    *Map # 10*

    [[:balabar-smenk | Balabar Smenk]] lives in this sodden old mansion a century past its prime. Three guards (little more than thugs) patrol the streets around the residence, warning away anyone they see to go away with sneers and …

  • Garrison

    *Map # 12*

    A keep holding over 60 soldiers from the city of Greyhawk, tasked with patrolling the northern hills and keeping an eye on the lizardfolk-infested Blackmarsh. A third of the soldiers are out on patrol at any given time. The garrison …

  • Lakeside Stables

    *Map # 13*

    The stables are run by Lanch Faraday, a portly half-elf prone to violent mood swings. Customers commonly complain of mysterious bruises on their horses. Still the price is right at 5 sp per day, and the walls around back keep the …

  • The Midnight Salute

    *Map # 14*

    This by-the-numbers house of ill repute caters to the garrison crowd and anyone seeking less exotic experiences than that offered by the Emporium's legendary Veiled Corridor. Its proprietress, the ravishing Purple Prose (female elf), …

  • The Spinning Giant

    *Map # 15*

    When not drilling, sleeping, or on patrol, garrison soldiers flock to this raucous two-story tavern to meet with friends, chant drinking songs, and drown themselves in ale and good cheer. A blue-shingled roof tops filthy white …

  • The Captain's Blade

    *Map # 16*

    A weapons shop run by Tyrol Eberly (male human), who claims to have once been a watch captain in the city of Korvosa. He is an absolute fanatic about weapons, always enthusiastically displaying his ample supply of masterwork melee …

  • Vellene's

    *Map # 17*

    The smell of fresh pine permeates this handsome establishment, a distinctive structure that incorporates intricate carved patterns and upright logs. A curious woman named Venelle (female human) owns the establishment selling …

  • Allustan's Residence

    *Map # 18*

    The smartest man in town and friendly wizard calls this charming red and deep blue place home. It sits on a rare patch of healthy grass in Diamond Lake. A small meditation garden abuts the front of the face of the house. The fresh …

  • Tigast Residence

    *Map# 19*

    The grandeur of [[:gelch-tilgast | Glech Tilgast]]’s stylish estate far outstrips its owner’s current influence, which has been in free-fall since [[:balabar-smenk | Balabar Smenk ]]first infected Diamond Lake.

    Tilgast maintains …

  • Old Piers

    *Map # 20*

    Decades ago, the upper crust of Korvosa vacationed in Diamond Lake to sail on its pristine waters. The mining operations (and the pollution that came with them) ended that pastime, but the rotting carcasses of the once elaborate …

  • Able Carter Coaching Inn

    *Map # 21*

    The Able Carter Coaching Company connects the Free City to its satellite towns via a fleet of horse-drawn coaches and inns stationed at every leg of the journey. The Diamond Lake inn hosts 20 rooms, going for 1 gp per night, with …

  • Parrin Residence

    *Map # 22*

    [[:luzane-parrin | Luzane Parrin]] was forced to relocate to this shabby manor nearly three years ago after she sold her family residence to [[:balabar-smenk | Balabar Smenk]]. Her remaining staff is lead by Amelliante (female human …

  • Greysmere Covenant

    *Map # 23*

    Three prominent members of the Greysmere Clan from the [[Janderhoff]] live in this sturdy brick and timber structure. Greysmere imports some of the raw ore unearthed in Diamond Lake, as it bears a color prized by the most skilled …

  • Gansworth Residence

    *Map # 24*

    [[:chaum-gansworth | Chaum Gansworth]] lives in this two story structure located on a cul-de-sac in the heart of Diamond Lake. A memorial obelisk dedicated to the memory of 300 miners killed in a mine collapse 70 years ago marks the …

  • The Rusty Bucket

    *Map # 25*

    This popular restaurant is known for its green stained-glass windows that filter eerie light into the main dining room, where the intertwining melodies of a trio of pipers enhances an ethereal atmosphere. Guests dine in a large …

  • Moonmeadow Residence

    *Map # 26*

    [[:ellival-moonbeam | Ellival Moonbeam]]'s sprawling manor surrounds a central courtyard containing a meditation garden, a ostentation of peacocks, and two cooshees named Kanemar and Tate, mated elven dogs that have accompanied their …

  • Osgood Smithy

    *Map # 27*

    The distinctive "O" of smith Manlin Osgood (male human) is well-known enough in the region that is often forged by lesser blacksmiths in an effort to pass off inferior wares. Osgood has a team of seven apprentices and journeymen, …

  • Smelting House

    *Map # 28*

    The town’s only smelting house is a massive fortress-workshop perched on the edge of the lake. Runoff slag belches from great sub-surface pipes and accounts for the majority of the pollution. Five massive furnaces and great chemical …

  • Diamond Lake Boneyard

    *Map # 29*

    Scholars date part of the boneyard all the way back to the empire of Thassilon, as ancient sculptures and the remnants of massive buildings in the Thassilonian style are still standing within its walls. The town’s overcrowded …

  • Neff Manor

    *Map # 30*

    This sprawling manor house squats atop the hill overlooking Diamond Lake, a tangle of scaffolding, wires, and work crews. Protected by a wooden stockade wall, the manor houses the political apparatus of the town, including several …

  • Dourstone Mine

    *Map # 31*

    This iron ore mine has kept strong for centuries, predating the formal establishment of Diamond Lake as a vassal of Korvosa. [[:133119 | Ragnolin Dourstone]] has managed the mine since the very beginning, when he chose this spot …

  • Menhirs

    *Map # 33*

    This worn old stone ring is often visited by residents of the [[Bronzewood Lodge]], and is sacred to druids and rangers, a relic from a time when the laws of the wilderness governed man as well as animals.

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  • Old Observatory

    *Map # 34*

    This crumbling abandoned observatory once housed an order of monks obsessed with the heavenly bodies of the nighttime sky. Now it houses a constantly rotating group of unusual tenants with ties to [[:balabar-smenk | Balabar Smenk …

  • Diamond Lake-Key

    1. [[Zalmandra's Emporium | The Emporium]] 2. [[Lazare's House]] 3. [[Feral Dog | The Feral Dog]] 4. [[Church of St Cuthbert]] 5. [[Tidwoad's]] 6. [[Sheriff's Office]] 7. [[General Store]] 8. [[Hungry Gar | The Hungry Gar]] 9. [[Jalek's Flophouse …

  • Church of St Cuthbert

    *Map # 4*

    An austere sanctuary for the fiery sermons of a fanatical preacher, Jierian Wierus — a bombastic orator prone to populist rants extolling the virtues and values of the common man, while often preying on their worst fears and superstitions. …

  • Smenk Residence

    *Map # 10*

    [[:balabar-smenk | Balabar Smenk]] lives in this sodden old mansion a century past its prime. Three guards (little more than thugs) patrol the streets around the residence, warning away anyone they see to go away with sneers and …