Age of Worms
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 Montague Marat (male human, once the proprietor of a traveling sideshow), but he departed three years ago. Nearly a dozen of his former employees remained behind, the most notable being the affable wild man Shag Solomon (male of unknown race), an aristocratic if toothy gentleman covered from head to toe in hair. Other residents of the Emporium include Gaspar (male human), the attendant at the front door, Tom Shingle (male of unknown race), a misshapen contortionist, Ariello Klint (male halfling), a pyromancer, Chezabet (female human) the fortune teller, and Kurlag, an imposing bouncer (male half-orc). Folks of all social classes gather at the Emporium day and night, and Zalamandra and Kurlag ensure that even sworn enemies leave their feuding at the door.