Source book, 136 pages, PDF
Eskadia, the City Upon the Sea, lies far north of the Haunted Highlands upon the Vestlig Sea, where merchants ply their wares and pirates hunt. Eskadia stands upon the edge of the world.
One of the most powerful of the western City-States, Eskadia has the singular distinction of being one of the deadliest cities in all of world. Trade barons and guild-masters constantly vie for power and control over shipping and rights to raw materials. Sweatshops and workhouses crank out finished goods and crafts to be traded and sold throughout the continent. Every guild-master seeks to be an officially recognized representative to the Western League, and earn the coveted title of Prince of Eskadia.
Of course, Eskadia did not get its reputation because of the petty squabbling of its craftsmen and merchants. Eskadia has a long and storied history as a center of underworld activity, cult worship, and black magic. The Knives of Shambere, Cult of Night, The Middlemen, and the Legion of Swords all have strongholds within its high stone walls. While some of these groups, such as the Legion of Swords work above boards, the Knives of Shambere and Cult of Night wizard-priests remain in the shadows. Each of these powerful groups feasts upon the constant discord of Eskadia like a parasite.
Free City of Eskadia, Jack of Lies is a complete serial adventure as well.
Eskadia is a web of city politics spun by the spiders that run all men's affairs. There are those who are self-serving, others who think only of the good they are doing, others still who seek money or fame at any price, and still those put forward by others and are little more than puppets. But above it all are those hungry for power and they will do anything to grasp it in hand and keep it. It's a dangerous web of deceit and corruption. Into this, back alley knife play, spies and counter spies, tavern brawls, and street duels the characters find themselves. Strangers in a city that is alive with intrigue. It is theirs to navigate the tangles weave or be ensnared in a web most deadly.
This book comes complete with city maps, area of interest maps and a world map.
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