Places of Power: Beacon Promontory

Beacon Promontory arose from the watery grave of Beacon Cove after a ferocious storm submerged the village. The handful of doughty northerners rebuilt their homes around Beacon Lighthouse, which lights the way for passing ships, many of which used to make the former village a port of call. Many consider the holdouts insane for staying, considering over half their neighbours left, but they feel they have a duty to seafarers who become stranded along the reshaped coastline. However, the truly insane person may be the lighthouse keeper who believes the deluge was a precursor to an invasion from beneath the waves.

By Maciej Zagorski

 

Notable Locations

Most of Beacon Promontory comprises locations of little interest to adventurers. A few locations, however, are notable:

  1. Promontory Bridge: This hastily built bridge is the only safe approach to Beacon Promontory by land. It is rickety and only usable by pedestrians.
  2. Hooks and Gaffs: Maggie Turkel spends most of her time here crafting fishing gear and the occasional weapon or suit of armour.
  3. Sea Queen’s Blessing: Everyone from Beacon Promontory comes here to at least give lip service to the Sea Queen, who impacts their livelihood with her savage, impulsive nature.
  4. General Supply and Salvage: This store serves the crews of the now-rare ships anchoring nearby.
  5. Sea Bounty Inn: Optimism prompted the rebuilding of the Sea Bounty Inn, a near-identical replica of the building in Beacon Cove; it stands mostly empty due to lack of visitors.
  6. Makeshift Dock: There are enough ships stopping near Beacon Promontory to require this dock. It cannot accommodate full-sized ships, but can moor rowboats from those ships.
  7. Lighthouse Entrance: Paranoia about the circumstances surrounding Beacon Cove’s fall prompt the remaining group to set a guard at the lighthouse’s entrance.
  8. Lighthouse Ground Floor: During the day, when Felgrim isn’t making repairs or assisting Vanya, he can be found here sleeping or eating.
  9. Hidden Storage: A secret door known only to Felgrim and Vanya hides staple goods and a few weapons. If Beacon Promontory comes under siege, the Colvins plan to shelter the residents in this hidden area.
  10. Lighthouse Lamp: Arguably the most important feature of Beacon Promontory, Felgrim has ensured the lamp’s light has remained constant for the years he has been keeper.

Notable Folk

Most of the population are nothing more than ordinary individuals. Some of the inhabitants, however, are notable:

  • Cass Dever (location 1; N female human expert 2) Cass maintains and guard Promontory Bridge.
  • Felgrim Colvin (location 8 and 10; N male dwarf expert 3) Felgrim fanatically tends the lighthouse’s light.
  • Maggie Turkel (location 2; N female halfling fighter 2) Maggie is the chief blacksmith for the area.
  • Vanya Colvin (location 3; N female dwarf cleric 6) The village’s spiritual leader is now leader of Beacon Promontory.

(Note, the statistics above are drawn from the Pathfinder edition of this product; check out the free samples below for edition specific statistics).

 

Praise for Places of Power: Beacon Promontory


“Mike Welham delivers big time here: This place of power is not only inspired, it can be spun in a variety of ways by the enterprising GM: Whether supernatural or group delusion, this somber place is basically an adventure in disguise and as such, it basically begs for the PCs to be dropped in and watched – speculation will run rampant sooner or later, doing the work for the GM. This is a great place and yet another example of Mike’s abundant talent.”

–Endzeitgeist (five stars + seal of approval [SNE version])

 


 

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