Story from Within
The Town of Sandpoint
“Welcome to Sandpoint! Please stop to see yourself as we see you!” – Mirrored Sign Outside Sandpoint
Sandpoint has faced many hardships but also great prosperity in its 42-year history. A small town on the Varisian Bay, fishermen, farmers, and other simple folk make the community one of the rare truly peaceful havens in Varisia.
Unknown to everyone, while the townsfolk have known dark times in the past, a new shadow has begun to loom over the unsuspecting town. (Ominous music here.)
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A simple, relatively peaceful town with all the color and common oddities one expects from a tightly-knit community, Sandpoint sits at a point on the Lost Coast halfway between Magnimar and Windsong Abbey. Wood buildings and cluttered docks line the town’s natural harbor, while farms and the manors of wealthy citizens dot the surrounding countryside. During the day, fishing, farming, lumbering, glassmaking, and shipbuilding occupy most of the townsfolk, who commonly retire to their homes by way of Sandpoint’s many taverns. A playhouse and would-be museum make unusual attractions in such a small community, but Sandpoint’s true landmark is the Old Light, a lighthouse of ancient origins that lies in ruins.
A relatively peaceful town, devoid of many of the dangers of a true frontier town and intrigues of a sprawling city, Sandpoint has nonetheless had its share of troubles. The fading scars of a recent terror still linger, a time most folk refer to as the Late Unpleasantness. Just over five years ago, a madman stalked the streets of Sandpoint, killing dozens. Known as Chopper, the killer’s month long terror ended bloodily when an eccentric local artisan was revealed as the murderer and killed during his attempted capture. Adding to the pain, less than a month later the local chapel burned to the ground in a conflagration that nearly consumed the town’s northern half and left the local priest dead.
Emerging from the shadow of these events, though, Sandpoint has healed and rebuilt, with many townsfolk viewing the coming dedication of a new Cathedral as a symbolic end to the healing and return to normality.
Small Town; GP Limit 800 gp; Assets 49,600 gp.
DEMOGRAPHICS : Population 1,240, Type isolated (90% human, 3% halfling, 2% dwarf, 1% elf, 1% half-elf, 1% gnome, 1% half-orc).
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Kendra Deverin has served as Sandpoint’s mayor for the past eight years. Lawmaker, judge, and general peacemaker, Deverin has proven to be both an adept diplomat and stern hand when need be—skills likely honed during her youth in Magnimar and adventuring in the region. With a personal—some say sisterly— style of governing, Kendra holds the abiding respect of most of Sandpoint’s people, charming them with her fiery temper and tenacity for justice (as demonstrated during the Late Unpleasantness). A council of several of the town’s most respected and affluent landowners aids Deverin’s work. While several councilmembers have their own agendas and visions for the town, the mayor’s no-nonsense attitude assures that council decisions ever work toward the common good.
Meting out the town’s good justice, sheriff and councilmember Belor Hemlock keeps watch over Sandpoint’s people. Held as something of a local hero, Hemlock is lauded with being the man who brought the serial killer, Chopper, to justice. Although rarely faced with misconduct more severe than vandalism and public drunkenness, the sheriff is both a keen wit and a skilled swordsman, and openly proves both when the rare crime requires it. While the town’s chief enforcer, Hemlock knows the difference between the word of the law and its intent, and often gives those under his protection the benefit of the doubt.
Their sheriff’s work aside, Sandpoint’s people realize they must often fend for and defend themselves, especially on the outlying farms. In the rarest and most extreme cases— and even then thoroughly discouraged—mob justice is sometimes all that satisfies the outraged people.
A rolling, lightly forested land of limestone escarpments, rugged tors, and verdant moors surrounds Sandpoint. Most who populate the area live off the land and sea. Numerous farms spread over the surrounding countryside, while the homes of fisherfolk dot the coastal cliffs. Viable farming land is a coveted commodity around Sandpoint, as rocky hills and expanses of limestone pavements— uneven areas of flat rock—break the lush landscape.
Wolves, snakes, and oversized weasels primarily stalk the deer and hares common to the area, along with the occasional stray farm animal, making attacks on humanoids rare. When the fogs common to Sandpoint’s stretch of shore rise, though, every dark shape in the mist becomes a monster, giving rise to numerous local legends of hungry wild men, winged terrors, and reeking things from the sea.
THE PEOPLE OF SANDPOINT
A welcoming, largely unprejudiced community of colorful locals call Sandpoint home.
Presented here are but a few of the town’s most noteworthy residents.
Kendra Deverin: Sandpoint’s town mayor.
Cyrdak Drokkus: Grandiloquent actor, gadabout, and proprietor of the Sandpoint Theater.
Belor Hemlock: The gruff but protective Sandpoint town sheriff.
Ameiko Kaijitsu: Ex-adventurer and proprietor of Sandpoint’s Rusty Dragon inn, rebellious daughter to nobleman Lonjiku Kaijitsu.
Lonjiku Kaijitsu: Stoic noble, owner of Sandpoint’s town Glassworks.
Jargie Quinn: One-legged owner of Sandpoint’s Hagfish tavern.
Titus Scarnetti: Tradition-minded noble who controls Sandpoint’s bustling lumber trade.
Ethram Valdemar: Oldest of Sandpoint’s town nobles.
Ven Vinder: Owner of Sandpoint’s best-stocked general store.
Shayliss Vinder: Daughter of Ven Vinder.
Abstalar Zantus: Sandpoint’s mild-mannered local priest.
Founding families that formed the Sandpoint Mercantile League:
The Kaijitsus, our esteemed glass makers.
The Valdemars, our trusted ship builders.
The Scarnettis, our ruggedly handsome loggers.
The Deverins, our reliable farmers and brewers.
• The ghost of the murderer Chopper haunts Chopper’s Isle, just north of town.
• The White Deer Inn used to be the Black Deer Inn, but was tastefully renamed after the fire.
• Ask Ven Vinder at the general store to see the “wine cellar” and he’ll sell you a jug of disgusting but potent orc rotgut.
• Don’t go down to the Junktoss after dark: goblins steal the trash at night.
• Murdermaw, a giant red snapper big enough to bite a boat in half, lurks in the Varisian Bay.
1. Sandpoint Cathedral: The new high-priest, Abstalar Zantus (male human), worshiper of Desna, and the town healer.
2. Sandpoint Boneyard: Well-maintained by Naffer Vosk (male human), with a twisted spine that has given him a sinister lurching gait.
3. The White Deer: Shoanti man named Garridan Viskalai (male human) runs the place with the aid of his family and a few local girls.
4. The Way North: The aged Veznutt Parooh (male gnome) runs the cramped and cluttered library that houses maps and sea charts.
5. Jeweler: A wild-haired Maver Kesk (male human), his wife Pennae Kesk (female human), & 6 local toughs (humans) as guards.
6. Junker’s Edge: Garbage gathered by Gorvi’s boys is dumped over the edge of this cliff to gather on the beach below.
7. Gorvi’s Shack: The large, tattooed, lummox named Gorvi (male halforc) collects refuse in one of his distinctive red wheelbarrows.
8. Sage: The cantankerous old Brodert Quink (male human) is an expert in Varisian history and engineering, as well as the Old Light.
9. Locksmith: The flamboyant Volioker Briskalberd (male dwarf) never misses a new show at the playhouse.
10. Garrison: Sheriff Belor Hemlock (male human) runs the dozen watchmen (humans) & the twice as many servants and experts,
11. Town Hall: Sandpoint’s mayor Kendra Deverin (female human) runs the meeting hall large enough to seat most of Sandpoint’s adults.
12. Savah’s Armory: Savah Bevaniky (female human) sells all manner of weapons and armor, including masterwork and exotic weapons.
13. Risa’s Place: Old Risa Magravi’s (female human) tavern is run by her 3 kids, Besk, Lanalee, and Vodger (humans).
14. Rovanky Tannery: Larz Rovanky (male human) often works long hours on his own during the stretches when he’s fired the help.
15. Red Dog Smithy: The bald & powerfully muscled man Das Korvut (male human) stays calm as long as he’s busy hammering metal.
16. The Pillbug’s Pantry: The short, rotund Aliver “Pillbug” Podiker (male human) is an accomplished herbalist and gardener.
17. Bottled Solutions: Nisk Tander (male half-elf) is a gifted alchemist. The pungent stink of brewing still fills the air.
18. Cracktooth’s Tavern: Jesk “Cracktooth” Berinni (male half-orc) looks like a thug, but he’s quite well-read and has a scathing wit.
19. House of Blue Stones: Sabyl Sorn (female human) opens both the meditation floor and her library to fellow worshipers.
20. Sandpoint Glassworks: Lonjiku Kaijitsu (male human), one of Sandpoint’s most important citizens. Donates a lot to the school.
21. Sandpoint Savories: Alma Avertin (female human), Casp’s widow, lets her twins Arika & Aneka (females) run the bakery.
22. The Curious Goblin: This bookshop is a testament to 70 year old Chask Haladan’s (male human) obsession with the printed word.
23. Sandpoint Theater: The larger-than-life Cyrdak Drokkus (male human) runs the most impressive theater on this side of Varisia.
24. Carpenter’s Guild: Guildmaster Aesrick Battlehorn (male dwarf) accepts a growing number of projects in the outlying areas as well.
25. Lumber Mill: The penny-pinching businessman Banny Harker (male human) & his partner Ibor Thorn (male human) run the mill.
26. General Store: Ven Vinder (male human) runs the “best-stocked” store and his wife, Solsta (human) makes homemade pies.
27. Turandarok Academy: Part school, part orphanage, retired adventurer Ilsoari Gandethus (male human) is the headmaster.
28. Madame Mvashti’s House: Ancient & mysterious Niska Mvashti (female human) performs readings with cards or carved bones.
29. Grocer’s Hall: Olmur Danvakus (male halfling) keeps bins and trays and tables here are heaped with produce.
30. Vernah’s Fine Clothing: Rynshinn Povalli (female half-elf ) has owned and operated this clothing shop for the last five years.
31. Wheen’s Wagons: The lanky Bilivar Wheen (male human) owns this workshop with his wife, Vorah (human) and 2 kids.
32. Scarnetti Mill: Constantly worried and sneezing Courrin Whesterwill (male human) runs the only functioning grain mill in the area.
33. The Hagfish: The gregarious one-legged Jargie Quinn’s (male human) tavern serves food as well as gambling games (like duo dice).
34. Valdemar Fishmarket: Lovably crotchety Turch Sterglus (male human), with a lazy eyed and a white beard, runs the fishmarket.
35. Sandpoint Market: Goods purchased here adhere to Sandpoint’s 800 gp limit, but prices are generally 75% of the regular price for the heroes.
36. Sandpoint Meat Market: Chod Bevuk (male human) claims he lost his finger in a fight with Chopper days before his demise.
37. Rusty Dragon: Ameiko Kaijitsu (female human) from the East runs the most adventurer-friendly establishment in town, with its
ubiquitous “Help Wanted” board near the bar and Ameiko’s “discount rooms for anyone who tells an exciting adventure story” policy.
38. Goblin Squash Stables: Daviren Hosk’s (male human) has a large glass bottle preserved the body of the goblin, Chief Whartus.
39. DESTROYED! Two Knight Brewery: Tragically Gaven Deverin’s (human male) brother, Wade, was one of Chopper’s first victims. Destroyed in the Giant Attack.
40. Mercantile League: Sir Jasper Korvaski (male human) fronts this Travel, Messaging, Building, and Trade guild.
41. Sandpoint Boutique: Hayliss Korvaski (female human), sister to Jasper, sells all manner of clothing, weapons, toys, & artwork.
42. Fatman’s Feedbag: Run by Gressel Tenniwar (male human), but the owner is a lanky thug named Jubrayl Vhiski (male human).
43. The Pixie’s Kitten: Kaye Tesarani (female human) pays her girls, boys, and the three Shoanti bouncers (humans) quite well. (Terry won 15 points at the Pixie’s Kiss Festival event with Allissa.)
44. The Feathered Serpent: Vorvashali Voon (male human) sells “tools of the trade” to adventurers. The “magic” shop.
45. Hannah’s: For minor aches, pains, and illnesses, most of Sandpoint’s citizens depend on Hannah Velerin (female elf).
46. Sandpoint Shipyard: Belven Valdemar (male human) runs a small army of shipwrights, ropemakers, and sailmakers.
47. Valdemar Manor: The family remains under the patriarchal rule of old Ethram Valdemar (male human).
48. DESTROYED! Scarnetti Manor: Alamon’s only surviving son Titus Scarnetti (male human), controls Sandpoint’s mills and the lumber industry. Destroyed in the Giant Attack.
49. Kaijitsu Manor: Lonjiku Kaijitsu (male human) has carried on his father’s proud and prosperous work as glassmaker.
50. Deverin Manor: Kendra Deverin (female human) shares this manor with her brother’s rather large family.
51. The Heroes’ House: The party was granted this house as a reward after defending the town from Goblin attacks, stopping the Runewell of Wrath, and defeating the terrors at Thistletop; as well as donating 288 gold to the town for soldier training.