World of Cydia
|Alignment: Neutral||Government: Syndicate|
|Size: Small City||Country: Thaendah|
|Base Value: 6,800||Purchase Limit: 50,000||Spellcasting: 6th|
|Minor Items: 10||Medium Items: 6||Major Items: 5|
|[COR]: +3||Bluff Checks vs City officials and guards. Stealth checks made outside.|
|[CRI]: +4||Sense Motive vs Bluff. Slight of Hand checks for Pickpocketing|
|[ECO]: +5||Craft, Perform, & Profession checks made to generate income|
|[Law]: -6||Intimidate checks made to force opponent to act friendly. Diplomacy checks to call guards.|
|[Lore]: +3||Diplomacy checks to gather Information. Knowledge checks to do research.|
|[SOC]: 0||Disguise checks. Diplomacy checks to alter the attitude of civilians.|
Henswold was built upon the ruins of Calandir, the former capital of Thaendah. After the great cataclysm that ruined the country, the remaining people within the capital began to rebuild, creating a new city using the rubble of the old one. These days, Thaendah remains mostly leaderless, with the Ariacath Mages the only thing keeping the country from being swallowed up by is neighbors. For years, Henswold was a lawless ruin filled with shantys and huts, its inhabitants struggling to survive. Then, a syndicate from Cydia holed up in the ruin, took control and quickly turned Henswold into a true city. Due to the presence of the syndicate, the city has become known by outsiders as a cesspool of filth and violence, though the founders prefer to call it the only truly neutral city in eastern Adendia. The city watch is mostly hands-off in its approach, only intervening if the city or the syndicate that runs it is disturbed. Minor squabbles, fights, duels, petty theft are all ignored by the watch, giving the city a survival of the fittest sort of mindset.
But Henswold isnt all crime and corrupt guards. The Hero’s Guild has a fort in the city, and is considered the true police of the city. If you have the money to hire a merc, then you can bet the city guard will stay out of your business and let the ‘heroes’ investigate. Just don’t expect them to lend a hand without greasing their palms a bit first.