Languard Locations: Low City

Storied Languard— the capital of Ashlar and its greatest city—stands hard against Hard Bay’s turbulent, stormy waters. To the north lies the Mottled Spire’s brooding spray-drenched mass, the curse-haunted ruins of Greystone and Gloamhold’s doom-wreathed halls. Ashlar’s greatest—indeed only—city, Languard is a noisy, dirty place. Here, amid broad, muddy streets teeming with life and shadow-mantled, danger-filled alleyways there is little beneath the sun that cannot be had somewhere—for a price.

Languard Locations: Low City presents nine additional locations designed for use with City Backdrop: Languard. While the locales within are designed with Languard in mind, they are easily convertible for use in your campaign. This instalment deals with locations in one of Languard’s district.


Low City Locations

  • G1 Low Gate: Low Gate is always busy, choked with a multitude of carts piled high with trade goods.
  • G3 Traitor’s Gate1: “Decorated” with the remains of traitors to the crown, Traitor’s Gate is well named.
  • L1 Low Market1: A bustling market fills this muddy space.
  • L2 Vonya’s Span1: Of dwarven craft—and reputedly haunted—Vonya’s Span is the only bridge spanning the Svart.
  • L3 The Scythe1: The one-legged Arvo Outila runs this drinking den renown for live music.
  • L4 Arlo’s Stones: Sullen, and consumed with jealousy and anger against anyone better off than himself, the jeweller Arlo Itkonen is a sycophant and frustrated social climber.
  • L5 The Mixing Pot: Hidden in the basement of a nameless tenement, rich brews are shared in merry (but odd) company.
  • L6 The Orc’s Head: Cut from a chunk of local limestone and set above the tavern’s front door, the luridly carved face of an orc identifies this place as the infamous Orc’s Head.
  • L7 Laukkanen’s Collectors: Raimo Laukkanen is ostensibly a dealer in manure—his four carts trundle about Languard day and night collecting the leavings of horses, residents’ night soil and other foul things—but not all as it first seems.
  • L8 Marja’s House of Sighs: Famed through the city—and also known as the Moaning Halls—for the pleasures to be had under its roof, Marja’s House of Sighs is a popular destination for those seeking respite from the day’s travails.
  • L9 Hannu’s House of Healing: Location trumps reputation, particularly when most clients are from out of town. Hannu’s House of Healing is one of the first buildings inside the Traitor’s Gate, and it advertises well.
  • L10 The Last Chance: In sight of the corpses swinging from the Traitor’s Gate crouches a tavern with a deep, shadowy porch furnished with scarred tables and a sign bearing a grinning skull with a die between its teeth.
  • L11 Sentinel Apartments: A series of small, semi-uniform houses line a small cobblestone street that leads to a tall tenement building.
  • L12 The White Tower: Here dwell the Esoteric Fellowship—a rival wizards’ guild to the Sagacious Masters of the Eldritch Nexus.
  • T1 Fane of the Waves Eternal1: Here Serat’s worshippers commune with the ocean’s eternal glory.

1: See City Backdrop: Languard, for more information.

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Praise for Languard Locations: Low City

“Creighton Broadhurst, Jeff Gomez and Amber Underwood provide the level of detail and finesse that elevates Languard’s already impressive City Backdrop file even further. The detailed descriptions of the low city’s surprisingly diverse (and adventuring-relevant) locations breathe a life into these streets that make it very easy to visualize…An excellent supplement…”

–Endzeitgeist (five stars + seal of approval)



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6 thoughts on “Languard Locations: Low City

  1. OMG, thank you, Creighton! The Orc’s Head reminded me of The Dragon and the Thief, so I printed it and dragged my two teenage daughters to the the table. (Literally kicking and screaming because, you know, YouTube videos are so important.) After one round, they actually *ran* to get their dice and it turned into quite the evening with roaring screams of DRAGON! every time someone rolled twelve. What an awesome little game!

    • Excellent. It sounds like you had an epic time and I’m chuffed to have been a small part of your evening! Game on, Christopher!