Welcome to Jackwood!

Census Data

General Information

  • Pop. Estimate: 138
  • Children: 21.01% (29)
  • Elderly: 17.39% (24)

Racial Breakdown

  • 84 lizardfolk (60.8%)
  • 49 lycanthrope (35.5%)
  • 2 mindflayer (1.4%)
  • 2 deep dwarf (1.4%)
  • 1 other (0.7%)


  • 4 Districts
  • 0 Businesses
  • 0 Specialists
  • 19 Residences

Summary [-]

Jackwood is a hamlet in the Tresakeese Region with a monster population.

Environment [-]

Geography [-]

This desolate hamlet is sparsely populated (333/sq km), covers 0.41 square kilometers, and roughly has a diameter of 722 meters.

Climate [-]

Jackwood has a Temperate Deciduous Forest climate, which is characterized by warm and wet summers with mild and dry winters, and has prevernal, spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter seasons. Winds in the region are breezy and the temperature is generally cold with minor variation. Precipitation is minor, and the sky is continually overcast.

Astronomy [-]

Jackwood sees a single star overhead: Nalek, an average white star. Jackwood also has a quadruple moon: Deika, a massive rusty red moon; Prodo, a large light blue moon; Spotalite, an average briliant silver moon; and Theme, an average bone white moon. In the night sky, you see a celestial object: a tiny black hole that has been around for generations.

Cityscape [-]

Walls [-]

No walls currently surround the city.

Streets [-]

There are 4 roads leading to Jackwood; 2 roads are major. The city is lined with muddy cobblestone streets in a contour-forming pattern.

Districts [-]

The city is broken into the following districts: market, mercy, wealthy, and shops.

Government [-]

Jackwood is governed through a theocracy, where a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, but the deity's laws are interpreted by ecclesiastical authorities. The government as a whole is seen as surprisingly decent. Officials in Jackwood are often seen as decent and the policies are respected. The political influence of Jackwood in the region is shrinking due to a thwarted assassination attempt. In times of crisis, the population flees for the hills.

Leader [-]

Jackwood is ruled by Caliph Yerssen heh S'hoorzor. The Caliph has been in power for mere hours and is mocked by the people. There is hostile opposition to the Caliph and policies. The right to rule was granted by election, and that power is maintained through the support of merchant groups.

Laws [-]

Laws are enforced by a police, who can be bribed. Justice is served by a kangaroo court, with a common punishment being stoning.

Crime [-]

Crime is rare. The most common crime is petty theft. The imprisonment rate is 0.72% of the population (1 adult).

Military [-]

Jackwood has a negative attitude towards the military. Their standing army of 18 citizens (13.75%) is at the ready, with a reserve force of 9 (6.75%). Of the active duty military, 0 (5%) are special forces. Due to their negative attitude and lack of defensible wall, Jackwood is tolerably fortified. Jackwood fighters are praised for their use of Javelins in battle. They are respected for their rigid formations and are considered badly skilled in battle.

Economy [-]

The economy in Jackwood is currently healthy.

Resources [-]

Jackwood is known for the following resources:

  • Carnivorous bee hives that are feared by zombies.
  • Dangerous caterpillar nests that are visited frequently by children. Rumors tell of a stash of small lyres hidden around somewhere.
  • An old tower inhabited by poisonous elephants that are visited frequently by townspeople. Somoeone said someone found a chest containing diamonds in a nearby pit.

Culture [-]

Legends [-]

Around town you'll hear the following legends:
  • A long time ago, the townsfolk of West Hazelald thrived. Things were peaceful, but one day an evil vampire named Ceeraz destroyed a nearby village. The townsfolk tried to stop the vampire, but didn't get close. Along came a bugbear named Dosuk Legcrusher, who was a valiant knight. Dosuk had an idea to slay the vampire by using magic to banish it. When Dosuk Legcrusher faced the vampire, Dosuk Legcrusher defeated Ceeraz and rescued West Hazelald.
  • Legends tell of Zhash's Amulet, a legendary amulet with the capability to grant wishes. It has been lost for ages.
  • Some time ago, a witch wandered the region at dusk. Commoners say that the witch will ask for your help, then banish you if you are cruel.
  • Legends tell of Duap's Harp, a possessed harp with the knack to answer any question. It was never recovered.

Events [-]

Jackwood is a lively city with many opportunities available.

Job Postings [-]

You'll find the following job postings:
  • Needed: Skaag Blackcoin has been kidnapped! Generous payment for safe return. Will pay in gold. Contact Yeral se S'hooral.
  • Required: homuncului-catcher needed to keep the beasties away from the sheep and cattle. Reward is a priceless heirloom. Contact Ghris.
  • Looking for something new? Adventurers willing to explore recently discovered ruins and return any valuable artifacts. Opportunity to earn a title. Contact Dash Oxbranch.
  • I'm looking for a Transcriber. Need expert to translate runes. Will reward you with valuable information. Contact Joic Stastone.
  • Hearty souls needed to recover stolen family heirloom. Length of job expected to be short. Will pay in gold. Guild membership required. Contact Mickes Peterster.
  • Help Needed: Want to earn some quick coin? Monk seeks apprentice. Will reward you with a land deed. May include some hazards. Contact Co Trillcaller if intrigued.
  • A passing Barbarian is needed for a small security job on the 3rd of the month. Must submit to background check. Will reward you with valuable information. Contact Bordin Bearcrown for further details.

People [-]

The people in Jackwood accept outsiders.

Citizens [-]

The following citizens are worth mentioning:
  • Joic Blackerson is a male lycanthrope who is known in the city as being a reasonably skilled engineer. He appears chatty.
  • Brodal Crystalvault is a male deep dwarf who is known in that part of town as being a renowned messenger. He appears grieving.
  • Yerzin se Khalzin is a male lizardfolk who is known in the region as being a gifted woodcarver. He appears unreliable.
  • Durrin Gravelvest is a male deep dwarf who is known in the world as being a decent glovemaker. He appears spiteful.
  • Don MacSmithleton is a male lycanthrope who is known in the neighborhood as being a gifted doctor. He appears sick.
  • Droag Sunshoulder is a male deep dwarf who is known in the neighborhood as being a reasonably skilled scabbardmaker. He appears scattered.
  • Klonm is an androgynous mindflayer who is known in the city as being a decent cheesemaker. It appears gluttonous.
  • Micke Browncroft is a female lycanthrope who is known in the region as being a poorly skilled carpenter. She appears quiet.
  • Jam Briard is a female lycanthrope who is known in that part of town as being a reasonably skilled ostler. She appears forbidding.

Travelers [-]

The following travelers are worth mentioning:
  • Elarttel Teasen'wing, a gambling female oddball. She is an expert who is doing something nefarious.
  • Wouide, a vengeful female mindflayer. She is an adept who is finding a long-lost parent.
  • Yorond Stormmug, an authoritarian female half-dwarf. She is an expert who is seeking revenge.

Locales [-]

Establishments [-]

These establishments worthy of mention in Jackwood:

  • The Dancing Knife Inc. [+]
  • The Wobbling Virgin Construction [+]
  • The Stinking Dragon Studio [+]
  • The Grimy Fig Ceramics [+]
  • The Drifting Hearthstone Arena [+]
  • The Stowaway Peacock House of Colors [+]
  • The Belching Halfling Botique [+]
  • The Colored Dwarf General Mechandise [+]
  • The Tired Hatchet Supplies [+]