Places of Power: Tibol-Korrin

The Strait of Tibol-Korrin provides seafaring merchants a relatively safe and easy way to reach the otherwise hard-to-reach, landlocked rival baronies of Tibol and Korrin. A decade ago, the strategically important strait became the focal point of a war between the two rival baronies when a dispute over equitable distribution of tariffs dramatically escalated when a Tibolian ship mysteriously sank (allegedly through the actions of Korrin saboteurs). The war brought shipping through the strait to a halt, as no captains dared to venture into range of the many siege weapons covering the strait and its approaches. A recent truce borne of economic necessity, and a blossoming romance between opposing, high-ranking commanders, allows ships to once again safely traverse the strait. However, unbeknownst to almost all, the fighting dislodged ancient and dark relics, portending the return of things best left forgotten.


Notable Locations

Most of the Strait of Tibol-Korrin comprises locations of no interest to adventurers. A few locations, however, are exceptional:

  1. Fort Teggin: Fort Teggin is the only permanent structure on the Tibol side of the strait. During the war, the Tibolians excavated beneath the fort to create barracks. They even tried to tunnel under the straits, but abandoned the attempt.
  2. Tibol-Side Beach: Gentle sands allow ships to beach here. The sheer cliffs on either side of the strait, and for several miles inland make it difficult to drop anchor anywhere else on this side of the strait.
  3. Delver’s Depths: Site of the sinking of the Tibolian ship which kicked off the recent war, this part of the strait holds myriad ancient treasures.
  4. Mad Hermit’s Cove: Many residents claim the Mad Hermit—no one knows his actual name—has lived here for over 200 years. The entrance to his home is usually underwater, and traps guard the tunnels to his sanctum.
  5. The Gateway: The raiders once controlling the strait carved a gate from a natural outcropping and used it to control traffic. The gate pivots from the Korrin side of the strait, but, even during the war, they did not use it to restrict sea traffic.
  6. Peacebound Catapult: A reminder of the recent warfare across the strait, this catapult is no longer functional. Flowers are strewn about the siege weapon as a sign of peace.
  7. Korrin Bastion: Despite being designed by a different architect, this fortress’s upper works mirror Fort Teggin. Badly damaged during the war, it is undergoing extensive repairs.
  8. Korrin-Side Beach: A preponderance of crabs wander this beach, which serves as a waystation, similarly to the Tibol side, for ships entering or leaving the strait.
  9. Bailey Farm: The land here on the Korrin side of the strait is surprisingly fertile and supports root vegetables and legumes grown by the halfling Bailey family.
  10. Huford’s Orchard: Recently widowed Bertram Huford tends rare trees bearing a citrus fruit with a spiky skin.
  11. Griffon Roost: A mated pair of griffons returns here every two years to rear their young.
  12. Lovers’ Leap: A local myth tells of a young couple fleeing from their families. They dove hand-in-hand into the sea from this flat rock, transformed into merfolk, and lived happily together under the waves. Until the recent strife, this was a popular destination for couples proving their love for each other.

Praise for Places of Power: Tibol-Korrin

“In short, this is an absolutely inspiring, glorious supplement that oozes flavor from each word, an exercise in super storytelling.”

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