Village Backdrop: Bossin

Nestled in a deep dell behind the cliffs guarding the Lonely Coast, Bossin is a troubled village. The rich bounty of the nearby mines and the excellent farmland should provide the villagers with a comfortable life, even though the lower part of the village periodically floods, but instead the populace now labours under the tyranny of Jacca Lander and his hired thugs. Extortion, disappearances and “accidents” are a daily feature of life in Bossin and the villagers are desperate for salvation, but they dare not speak of their woes for fear of ending up in the Pit.



Notable Locations

Most of Bossin comprises peasant homes. A few locations, however, are of interest to adventurers:

  1. The Pit: Those who displease Jacca often end up imprisoned at the bottom of this old well.
  2. Hovels: The poorest of Bossin live here in wattle and daub shacks.
  3. General Store: Keirnen Lokmor runs this well-appointed general store which features a stable and a small smithy.
  4. Brisila’s Home: Brisila lives here in a cottage cluttered with racks of drying herbs.
  5. Goldrock Compound: The Goldrock dwarven clan dwell in this walled compound.
  6. Hunters’ Huts: A small community of hunter’s live in wooden houses and animal skin tents.
  7. Jacca Lander’s Manor: Jacca used his riches to build this ostentatious stone manor house to lord over the village.
  8. Bell o’Dell: Bossin’s largest inn and tavern serves as a front for Jacca’s gang.
  9. Prison: This low stone building which sees frequent use houses its own stable. Nearby stand quarters for the soldiers from Caer Syllan to use if they have to spend any time in the village.
  10. Watchtower: This squat stone tower has a beacon fire atop in case the village is attacked.

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Praise for Village Backdrop:  Bossin

“Bossin is a nice, idyllic village under a brutal sway of bullies and will make for a great low-level proving ground for adventurers, with opportunities to shake off the yoke of the oppressors, be heroic etc. – all in all, a nice village for a very affordable price…”

–Endzeitgeist (five stars)

“This is a beautifully-detailed village that fair springs to life off the page.”

–Megan Robertson (five stars)

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