December 26th, 2010


Writer's Block: Songs of the season

What is your all-time favorite album from any holiday, and why?

I don't have a favourite holiday album but my favourite Christmas song is, of course, The Pogues & Kirsty McColl - Fairytale of New York.

Runners-up are Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses and I Was Born on Christmas Day by Saint Etienne feat. Tim Burgess. 99% of all remaining Christmas music is to be avoided (if only that were possible!)


Updated Parsantium city map

After 80 sessions of gaming in Parsantium, the original city map needed updating to incorporate some of the locations the two different groups of PCs have visited, and to show the eleven wards of the Imperial & Old Quarters.

Notes on new locations

Dev'shir Estate (Grand Ward) - home of Lady Patricia Dev'shir, rescued from Orloch Scragmane's slave pits; hired the Juma Gang to investigate how her aunt Cordelia's necklace ended up on sale in a Dock Ward pawn shop.

Celestial Bastion (Grand Ward) - chapter-house/temple of the Platinum Knights of Bahamut.  Its soylana (master) is a middle-aged human paladin called Orthas, a veteran of several battles against raiding humanoids.

House of the Foaming Tankard (Jewel Ward) - temple to Ninkash, dwarven goddess of beer

Orloch Scragmane's Slum Tenement (Dock Ward) - HQ of a notorious slum lord and slaver, brought low by adventurers. Next door is St Caspieran's Salvation, a mission & chapel of Pelor run by Brother Jerome.

Hippocampus Baths (Makers Ward) - popular bathhouse in the Weaver's Sabban of the guildhall district

See the index page for links to other location descriptions