Welcome to Balddar!

Census Data

General Information

  • Pop. Estimate: 316
  • Children: 12.97% (41)
  • Elderly: 23.73% (75)

Racial Breakdown

  • 245 human (77.5%)
  • 26 halfling (8.2%)
  • 20 gnome (6.3%)
  • 16 half-elf (5%)
  • 4 half-orc (1.2%)
  • 4 elf (1.2%)
  • 1 other (0.3%)


  • 3 Districts
  • 10 Businesses
  • 12 Specialists
  • 38 Residences

Summary [-]

Balddar is a hamlet in the Ashgan Domain with a normal population.

Environment [-]

Geography [-]

This modest hamlet is lightly populated (653/sq km), covers 0.48 square kilometers, and roughly has a diameter of 781 meters.

Climate [-]

Balddar has a Temperate Deciduous Forest climate, which is characterized by warm and wet summers with mild and dry winters, and has spring, summer, fall and winter seasons. Winds in the region are soft and the temperature is generally cool with minor variation. Precipitation is minor, and the sky is partly cloudy.

Astronomy [-]

Balddar sees a single star overhead: Meron, a supermassive yellow star. Balddar also has no moons. In the night sky, you see two celestial objects: an imposing asteroid belt that has been around for all eternity and an imposing nearby planet that has been around for millenia.

Cityscape [-]

Walls [-]

No walls currently surround the city.

Streets [-]

There are 3 roads leading to Balddar; 1 road is major. The city is lined with broken dirt tracks in a contour-forming pattern.

Districts [-]

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

Government [-]

Balddar is governed through a federation, where sovereign power is formally divided between a central authority and a number of constituent regions. The government as a whole is seen as magnificently organized. Officials in Balddar are often seen as willing to look the other way for the right price and the policies are honored. The political influence of Balddar in the region is receding due to a thwarted assassination attempt. In times of crisis, the population squabbles amongst themselves.

Leader [-]

Balddar is ruled by Steward Skador Talongrave. The Steward has been in power for decades and is hated by the people. There is open opposition to the Steward and policies. The right to rule was granted by consensus, and that power is maintained by strict laws and corrupt guards.

Laws [-]

Laws are enforced by a city watch, but are loosely enforced. Justice is served by a council, with a common punishment being execution.

Crime [-]

Crime is unusual. The most common crime is treason. The imprisonment rate is 0.95% of the population (3 adults).

Military [-]

Balddar has a laid back attitude towards the military. Their standing army of 45 citizens (14.25%) is at the ready, with a reserve force of 16 (5.25%). Of the active duty military, 1 (3.25%) are special forces. Due to their laid back attitude and lack of defensible wall, Balddar is suitably fortified. Balddar fighters are revered for their use of guisarmes in battle. They are hated for their rigid formations and are considered tolerably skilled in battle.

Economy [-]

The economy in Balddar is currently weak.

Resources [-]

Balddar is known for the following resources:

  • Creepy cork bushes that are avoided by witches. Somoeone said someone found a stash of emeralds hidden around somewhere.
  • Rich spider clusters that are frequented by magic users.

Culture [-]

Legends [-]

Around town you'll hear the following legends:
  • In times past, a Boogyman hunted the swamps when the wind blows from the east. They say that the Boogyman will sneeze three times, then carry you away.
  • Way back when, the constable of Benstone Gate lived in harmony. Things were good, but one day an evil spirit named S'heral se Ghezin destroyed a nearby village. The constable tried to stop the spirit, but failed miserably. Along came a chatty gnome named Jun Thermoscope, who was a sneaky thief. Jun had the thought to slay the spirit by making a wager with S'heral se Ghezin. When Jun Thermoscope faced the spirit, Jun Thermoscope defeated S'heral se Ghezin and was killed in the process.
  • Long, long ago, the constable of Aniald Creek lived in harmony. Things were peaceful, but one day an evil ghoul named Ganthiula Dawnganthi stole a priceless heirloom. The constable tried to stop the ghoul, but were caught. Along came a lizardfolk named Gheal teh Gheal, who was a skilled storyteller. Gheal had a plan to trick the ghoul by using magic to banish it. When Gheal teh Gheal faced the ghoul, Gheal teh Gheal tricked Ganthiula Dawnganthi and rescued Aniald Creek.
  • In days gone by, a hag haunted the region and was drawn towards murderers. People say that the hag will ask for your help, then sell you into slavery.
  • Legends tell of Tudub's Painting, a cursed painting with the power to summon demons. It was last seen years ago.

Events [-]

Balddar is a lively city with many opportunities available.

Job Postings [-]

You'll find the following job postings:
  • Bored? Scholar seeks rare supplies: Scholar unable to gather owlbear beak due to age, seeks trustworthy agents to gather materials for research. Will reward you with valuable information. Contact Mickry Andren.
  • Help Wanted: Lockpick needed for totally legitimate reasons. No pay until task is completed successfully. Will owe you a huge favor. Contact Darnallas Freaniseeker.
  • Adventurers willing to explore recently discovered ruins and return any valuable artifacts. Opportunity to earn a title. Contact Klarana Dawnsoult.
  • I'm looking for rare darkmantles, both live and dead. I have a list of the ones I need. Will reward you with valuable information. Experienced professionals only. Contact Jop.
  • Need a change of pace? I'm looking for a Transcriber. Need expert to translate runes. Will pay in gold. Contact Done Southin.
  • Mercenaries wanted for caravan protection. Reward available. Contact S'herzor se S'hoorssen for more information.
  • Looking for something new? Scholar seeks rare supplies: Scholar unable to gather certain supplies due to age, seeks trustworthy agents to gather materials for research. Will pay in gold. Contact Yap.

People [-]

The people in Balddar despise outsiders.

Citizens [-]

The following citizens are worth mentioning:
  • Davey Gilen is a female half-elf who is known in the world as being a skilled cooper. She appears mocking.
  • Zrazok Mokcrusher The Brave is a male half-orc who is known in the city as being a gifted professor. He appears clumsy.
  • Chahiaiyn Waveeye is a female elf who is known in the world as being a gifted wine seller. She appears jolly.
  • Gaelantel Floralhand is a male half-elf who is known in the world as being a decent wagoneer. He appears beligerent.
  • DeDan Stosone is a female human who is known in the neighborhood as being a decent roofer. She appears quiet.
  • Bontsy Tinkercog is a male gnome who is known in the neighborhood as being a skilled navigator. He appears apologetic.
  • Faeriganae Myrthsky is a male elf who is known in the world as being a mediocre specialty smith. He appears patronizing.
  • Eltssa Rootweaver is a female half-elf who is known in that part of town as being a decent chickenbutcher. She appears forbidding.
  • Haattel Wolfwing is a female elf who is known in that part of town as being a poorly skilled prostitute. She appears pacifistic.

Travelers [-]

The following travelers are worth mentioning:
  • Mhom Legcrusher, a fatalistic female half-orc. She is a commoner who is here to buy spices.

Locales [-]

Establishments [-]

These establishments worthy of mention in Balddar:

  • The Great Giant Scabbards [+]
  • The Wobblin' Octopus Roofing [+]
  • The Black Halflings Inc. [+]
  • The Twin Nomad Enchanters [+]
  • The Flying Halflings Inc. [+]
  • The Wandering Twins Night Smiths [+]
  • The Slumbering Pipe Study [+]
  • The Sterling Flame Sculptures [+]
  • The Plaid Urchin Hostel [+]