Heliogabalus - The Hill

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The Hill

In the posh area of town, the Hill, the streets are all brick, and the neighborhood is broken up into numerous small walled estates. These estates belong to many of the most powerful persons in town – including the Torros but not the Rees.

Demographics

Population: 4,546 residents. There is less of a demographic mix on the Hill, most residents are old Damaran blood.

Leadership

The Moneychangers’ Guild and the Goldsmiths’ Guild work tirelessly to keep The Hill relatively crime free. Each of the guilds have a staff assigned to the Hill’s administrative office, and unlike other districts, the guilds pay close attention to everything. The other voice in the Hill’s politics are the noble and wealthy families which call the Hill home led by the Torros family. The Torros family has not had good dealings with the Ree’s and act as one of the strongest opponents to the Ree’s plots and schemes.

District Guard

Captain Sergei Dorin leads the city watch on the Hill. A hero of the Witch-King’s war, he led an attack that diverted one of Zhengyi’s orcish hordes away from Heliogabalus. Sergei was outspoken when Baron Ree moved his seat of power from Morovar to Heliogabalus, but is popular enough that moving against him would damage the Baron. The fact that the city’s guard answers to the guilds and not directly to the Baron also gives Captain Dorin another layer of protection. Between Captain Dorin, the guilds and the Torros family, the Hill is one of the few places in Heliogabalus where the Ree family is not welcome.

Main Industries

The two major guilds on The Hill are the Moneychangers’ Guild and the Goldsmiths’ Guild. The main industry of the Hill can be summarized as the movement of wealth.

Important People

  • Captain Sergei Dorin leads the city watch on the Hill.
  • Aleksander Torros is the head of the Torros family, one of the few powerful families openly opposed to the Rees
  • Ralston Tarr, owner of the Patrician’s Club knows everyone in the district and has contacts with nobles and the wealthy and powerful well beyond the Hill
  • Jaiden Aldane is the caretaker of the Chapel of the Stainless Soul.
  • Talasek Thraydin is first among equals in the paladin order of the Golden Cup.
  • Lysarin is a mysterious and somewhat reclusive mage who lives in a tower in the Villas
  • Virtuoso Arnam Veline is the High Priest of Milil who runs the House of Flowing Notes in Silverheart

The list above is only a short list of individuals who have a greater effect on the district, as the district of the wealthy and powerful, everyone encountered on The Hill should be considered an “important person”. More than likely, they are in some manner.

Neighborhoods

Centerhill

H1. The Hill Watch Station
H2. The Hill Administrative Office
H3. The Hill Revenue Office
H4. The Hill Court House
H5. Chapel of the Stainless Soul (Temple of the Triad)
H6. Order of the Golden Cup
H7. Gold Dragon Inn
H8. The Stronghold Inn
H9. High Tower Tavern and Hostelry
H10. Long Shadow Tavern
H11. Capital Armorer
H12. Sergei’s House

Hillside Villas

H13. Patrician’s Club
H14. Grand Theater
H15. Torros Manor & Plaza
H16. Dragos’ Manor
H17. Lord Dimitrios’ House
H18. Lysarin the Evoker
H19. Estate of Lord Rannarsh
H20. Estate of Duchess Samara
H21. Estate of Countess Kronia
H22. Estate of Duke Danius
H23. Ximmik Manor

Goldheart

H24. Goldsmiths’ Guildhall
H25. Bank of Damara
H26. Golden Phoenix Inn
H27. The Golden Sceptre Tavern
H28. House of Mazes
H29. Samasus Bathhouse and Spa

Silverheart

H30. Moneychangers’ Guildhall
H31. House of Flowing Notes (Church of Milil)
H32. The Bed of Grapes (Inn)
H33. Highreach Tavern
H34. The Dragon’s Wind (Tavern)
H35. Hill Market
H36. Crimson Noblius’ grocery
H37. Royal Opera House
H38. House of Akatrina the Painter

Southill

H39. Star of Sehanine Inn
H40. Nymph and Satyr Inn
H41. Eagle’s House (Tavern)
H42. City Botanical Gardens
H43. Kessell the Sage

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