References

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Magnimar
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SANDPOINT
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Sandpoint At a Glance
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The Late Unpleasantness
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The Late Unpleasantness

When Jervis Stoot made clear his intentions to build a home on the then-nameless tidal island just north of the Old Light, many worried that he’d break his neck climbing up and down the isle’s cliffs.

Jervis had already garnered something of a reputation for eccentricity when he began his one-man crusade to carve depictions of birds on every building in town. Stoot never made a carving without securing permission, but his incredible skill at woodcarving made it a given that, if Stoot picked your building as the site of his latest project, you seized the opportunity. “Sporting a Stoot” soon grew to be something of a bragging point, and Jervis eventually extended his gift to include ships and carriages. Those who asked or tried to pay him for his skill were rebuffed—Stoot told them, “There ain’t no birds in that wood for me t’set free,” and went on his way, often wandering the streets for days before noticing a hidden bird in a fence post, lintel, steeple, or doorframe, which he’d then secure permission to “release” with his trusty hatchets and carving knives.

Stoot’s excuse for wanting to move onto the isle seemed innocent enough. The place was a haven for local birdlife, and his claim of wantin’ ta be with th’birds” seemed to make sense—so much so, in fact,that the guild of carpenters (with whom Stoot had maintained a friendly competition for several years)volunteered to build a staircase, free of charge, along the southern cliff face so that Stoot could come and go from his new home without risking life and limb.

For 15 years, Stoot lived on the island. His trips into town grew less and less frequent, making it something of an event when he chose a building to host a new Stoot.

Sandpoint was no stranger to crime, or even to murder. Once or twice in a year, passions flared, robberies went bad, jealousy grew too much to bear, or one too many drinks were drunk, and someone would end up dead.

But when bodies began to mount in late 4702 ar, the town initially had no idea how to react. Sandpoint’s sheriff at the time was a no-nonsense man named Casp Avertin, a retired city watch officer from Magnimar. Yet even he was ill-prepared for the murderer who came to be known as Chopper. Over the course of one long month, it seemed that every day brought a new victim to light. Each was found in the same terrible state: body bearing deep cuts to the neck and torso, hands and feet severed and stacked nearby, and the eyes and tongue missing entirely, having been plucked crudely from each head. Over the course of that terrible month, Chopper claimed 25 victims. His uncanny knack at eluding traps and pursuit quickly wore on the town guard, taking a toll on Sheriff Avertin in particular, who increasingly took to drinking. In any event, Sheriff Avertin himself became Chopper’s last victim, slain upon catching the murderer in a narrow lane—known now as Chopper’s Alley—as he was mutilating his latest victim.

In the battle that followed, Avertin landed a telling blow against the killer. When Belor Hemlock, then merely a town guard, found both bodies (Avertin’s and the penultimate victim) several minutes later, he rallied the guards and they were able to follow the killer’s bloody trail. The trail led straight to the stairs of Stoot’s Rock.

At first, the town guard refused to believe the implications, and feared that Chopper had come to claim poor Jervis Stoot as his 26th victim. Yet what the guards found in the modest home atop the isle and in the larger complex of rooms that had been carved into the bedrock below left no room for doubt. Jervis Stoot and Chopper were one and the same, and the eyes and tongues of all 25 victims were found upon a horrific altar to a vile demon lord of winged creatures and temptation whose name none dared speak aloud.

Stoot himself was found dead at the base of the altar, having plucked his own eyes and tongue loose in a final offering. The guards collapsed the entrance to the lower chambers, burned Stoot’s house, tore down the stairs, and did their best to forget. Stoot himself was burned on the beach in a pyre, his ashes blessed and then scattered in an attempt to stave off an unholy return of his evil spirit. But as fate would have it, the people of Sandpoint would soon have a new tragedy to bear, one that almost eclipsed Chopper’s rampage.

A month after the murderer was slain, a terrible fire struck Sandpoint. The fire started in the Sandpoint Chapel and spread quickly. As the town rallied to save the church, the inferno expanded, consuming the North Coast Stables, the White Deer Inn, and three homes. In the end, the church burnt to the ground, leaving the town’s beloved priest Ezakien Tobyn and his beautiful adopted daughter Nualia dead.

All that remains today of the once-loved Stoot carvings are ragged scars on buildings and figureheads where owners used hatchets to remove what had become a haunting reminder of the wolf in the fold.

The homes and businesses ravaged by the fire have been reconstructed, and the Sandpoint Chapel has finally been rebuilt as well. With the consecration of this new cathedral, Sandpoint hopes to finally put the dark times of the Late Unpleasantness in the past.
  • Locations In Town of Sandpoint Spacer
    01 SANDPOINT CATHEDRAL (Sandpoint Cathedral)
    ABSTALAR ZANTUS - Cleric of Desna / Abadar, Desna, Erastil, Gozreh, Sarenrae, Shelyn Plus
    02 SANDPOINT BONEYARD (Boneyard)
    NAFFER VOSK - Grounds keeper taken on by Father Tobyn. Has a twisted spine. Devout follower of Sarenrae. Plus
    03 THE WHITE DEER (The White Deer)
    GARRIDAN VISKALAI Owner/Op: New and Grand Building / Shoanti Brother of Sheriff Belor Hemlock Plus
    04 THE WAY NORTH (The Way North)
    VEZNUTT PAROOH / Gnome / Has a Collection of Maps and Sea Charts for sale. Plus
    05 JEWELER (Jeweler)
    MAVER KESK - sometimes absent minded: leaves doors and vaults open! Plus
    06 JUNKER’S EDGE (JUNKER’S EDGE)
    A cliff used as the town's Garbage Dump. Gorvi dumps his carts here. Plus
    07 GORVI’S SHACK (GORVI’S SHACK)
    GORVI - Fat, heavily tatooed half-orc lummox lives here / harasses women and is a menace Plus
    08 SAGE (SAGE's House)
    BRODERT QUINK -scholar of Varisian history and engineering. Studies ancient Thassilonian. Plus
    09 LOCKSMITH (LOCKSMITH)
    VOLIOKER BRISKALBERD A flamboyant dwarf / Enemy of Sczarni / fan of the arts Plus
    10 SANDPOINT GARRISON (SANDPOINT GARRISON)
    BELOR HEMLOCK, Sheriff / 12 Full time guards / Jailor-VACHEDI (male human) Plus
    11 SANDPOINT TOWN HALL (SANDPOINT TOWN HALL)
    KENDRA DEVERIN- Mayor / office / meeting hall / Vault in basement serves as town bank. Plus
    12 SAVAH’S ARMORY (SAVAH’S ARMORY)
    SAVAH BEVANIKY-owner Plus
    13 RISA’S PLACE (RISA’S PLACE)
    RISA MAGRAVI owner/operator for 30 years-going blind. Daughters: BESK, LANALEE, and VODGER Plus
    14 ROVANKY TANNERY (ROVANKY TANNERY)
    LARZ ROVANKY runs the tannery. Perfectionist. Plus
    15 RED DOG SMITHY (RED DOG SMITHY)
    DAS KORVUT-Owner / Blacksmith: a man with a temper! Plus
    16 THE PILLBUG’S PANTRY (THE PILLBUG’S PANTRY)
    ALIVER “PILLBUG” PODIKER- Herbalist, gardener. Sells medicine and potions. Plus
    17 BOTTLED SOLUTIONS (BOTTLED SOLUTIONS)
    NISK TANDER - half-elf / potion-maker Plus
    18 CRACKTOOTH’S TAVERN (CRACKTOOTH’S TAVERN)
    JESK "CRACKTOOTH” BERINNI-owner, is well read and has a scathing wit Plus
    19 HOUSE OF BLUE STONES (HOUSE OF BLUE STONES)
    SABYL SORN - Monk / worshiper of Irori / meditation floor and library of old books and scrolls. Plus
    20 SANDPOINT GLASSWORKS (SANDPOINT GLASSWORKS)
    Owned by the Kaijitsu family Plus
    21 SANDPOINT SAVORIES (SANDPOINT SAVORIES)
    Avertin family bakery Plus
    22 THE CURIOUS GOBLIN (THE CURIOUS GOBLIN)
    CHASK HALADAN's Book Shop (Former Adventurer) Plus
    23 SANDPOINT THEATER (SANDPOINT THEATER)
    CYRDAK DROKKUS's - massive playhouse Plus
    24 CARPENTER’S GUILD (CARPENTER’S GUILD)
    AESRICK BATTLEHORN Guildmaster (male dwarf) Plus
    25 SANDPOINT LUMBER MILL (SANDPOINT LUMBER MILL)
    Scarnetti Family owned / Operated by BANNY HARKER and IBOR THORN Plus
    26 GENERAL STORE (GENERAL STORE)
    Owned and operated by VEN VINDER Plus
    27 TURANDAROK ACADEMY (TURANDAROK ACADEMY)
    ILSOARI GANDETHUS - retired adventurer now headmaster of the School / Orphanage Plus
    28 MADAME MVASHTI’S HOUSE (MADAME MVASHTI’S HOUSE)
    NISKA MVASHTI - (Madame Mvashti) Varisian historian and seer / Spits and curses Sczarni Plus
    29 GROCER’S HALL (GROCER’S HALL)
    OLMUR DANVAKUS - guildmaster / Open air food market and store for all farming tools and supplies. Plus
    30 VERNAH’S FINE CLOTHING (VERNAH’S FINE CLOTHING)
    RYNSHINN POVALLI - female half-elf, Owner / Operator (one of sandpoints most beautiful citizens) Plus
    31 WHEEN’S WAGONS (WHEEN’S WAGONS)
    BILIVAR WHEEN owner/operator, down-on-his-luck wheelwright. Drinking too much lately, Plus
    32 SCARNETTI MILL (SCARNETTI MILL)
    SCARNETTI MILL, operated by COURRIN WHESTERWILL Currently the ONLY grain mill operating in town! Plus
    33 THE HAGFISH (THE HAGFISH)
    JARGIE QUINN Owner of Sandpoint's most popular tavern, a gregarious one-legged man. Plus
    34 VALDEMAR FISHMARKET (VALDEMAR FISHMARKET)
    TURCH STERGLUS lovably crotchety old retired fisherman/operator. Owned by the Valdemar Family. Plus
    35 SANDPOINT MARKET (SANDPOINT MARKET)
    Twice each week, the market fills with vendors. Plus
    36 SANDPOINT MEAT MARKET (SANDPOINT MEAT MARKET)
    CHOD BEVUK - Local butcher who runs the Meat Market. A bit of a liar. Missing a finger. Plus
    37 THE RUSTY DRAGON (THE RUSTY DRAGON)
    AMEIKO KAIJITSU - Lovely owner and operator of Sandpoints oldest Inn. Former Adventurer. Plus
    38 GOBLIN SQUASH STABLES (GOBLIN SQUASH STABLES)
    DAVIREN HOSK - Stable tender / retired hunter. Helped wipe out the Bonegrinder Goblin Tribe. Plus
    39 TWO KNIGHT BREWERY (TWO KNIGHT BREWERY)
    GAVEN DEVERIN - Brewer and cousin of Mayor Kendra Deverin. Plus
    40 SANDPOINT MERCANTILE LEAGUE (SANDPOINT MERCANTILE LEAGUE)
    SIR JASPER KORVASKI - Operator. Owned evenly by the Four Noble Families. Plus
    41 SANDPOINT BOUTIQUE (SANDPOINT BOUTIQUE)
    HAYLISS KORVASKI - Owner/operator . Jasper Korvaski's Sister. Openly hates the Scarnettis. Plus
    42 FATMAN’S FEEDBAG (FATMAN’S FEEDBAG)
    GRESSEL TENNIWAR Owner/Operator JUBRAYL VHISKI Suspected Sczarni leader, hangs out here. Plus
    43 THE PIXIE’S KITTEN (THE PIXIE’S KITTEN)
    KAYE TESARANI - Runs the town brothel. Friend and Romantic Interest of Belor Hemlock, Sheriff. Plus
    44 THE FEATHERED SERPENT (THE FEATHERED SERPENT)
    VORVASHALI VOON - Owner / Operator of this eclectic magic shop and monument parts museum. Plus
    46 SANDPOINT SHIPYARD (SANDPOINT SHIPYARD)
    BELVEN VALDEMAR - Eldest son of Owner Ethram Valdemar. One of the Four Noble Families. Plus
  • Gods and GoddessesSpacer
    Ragathiel
    Ragathiel - General of Vengeance Plus
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    47 VALDEMAR MANOR (VALDEMAR MANOR)
    Family of shipbuilders and fishermen. Patriarch ETHRAM VALDEMAR, only living original member of Mercantile League. Plus
    48 SCARNETTI MANOR (SCARNETTI MANOR )
    TITUS SCARNETTI - Patriarch of the Family. Clings to old Chelish values. Controls Sandpoint's mills and Lumber. Plus
    49 KAIJITSU MANOR (KAIJITSU MANOR)
    Patriarch LONJIKU KAIJITSU - Family was exiled from Minkai. Owns Sandpoint Glassworks. Plus
    50 DEVERIN MANOR (DEVERIN MANOR)
    The Deverins. Traditionally Sandpoint Leaders. Mayor Kendra Deverin and her Brother live here. Plus
  • Races, Ethnicities and NationalitiesSpacer
    Chelaxians
    Haughty,cultured, intelligent, ambitious,organized, and ruthless, Chelaxians have become a dynamic force in the world—not always to the world’s benefit. Chelaxians are by and large an industrious, aggressive, self-confident people with refined cultura Plus
    The Shoanti
    Shaped by strife, the Shoanti are stalwart, tenacious, and suspicious people, oath-sworn to regain all that was once theirs and honor-bound to avenge themselves against all schemers who would dare call them barbarians. Plus
    Tians
    Most of the Tians who come to the Inner Sea region originate from the Successor States or Minkai on the distant continent of Tian Xia. Plus
    Varisians
    Many Varisians are wanderers and nomads, traveling the land in caravans and stopping only to put on exotic shows or to swindle and seduce locals. Plus
  • MagnimarSpacer
    Alabaster District (Alabaster)
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    Beacon's Point (Beacons Point)
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    Capital District
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    Keystone
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    Lowcleft
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    Naos
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    Ordellia
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    The Dockway (Dockway)
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    Underbridge
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