Quick Campaign Seed: The City of Conflict

In a city dominated by disparate factions with agendas that place them often at odds, anything can happen. . .

The City of Conflict is built around the seven major factions strongholds on either side of a massive, river. Six of the strongholds make the points of a six pointed star (from North moving clockwise– the Hospital, the Citadel, the Conservatory, the Academy, the Market and the Cathedral) with the Senate Chamber sitting on an island in the middle of the river, and the eighth faction without a known stronghold.

The Factions

The factions each have their own seats of power within the city, both physically, philosophically, and legally, settling into niches which allow an uneasy coexistence between the disparate city factions. But tensions are always lingering beneath the surface.

Clerical members of the various factions actually draw their power from the belief in the factions themselves, not needing to bother with worshiping deities.

The Academy Intellectual Elite

Official Name: The Academy of Martial, Mechanical, & Mystical Sciences

Stronghold: The Academy

Nicknames: Scholars, Thinkers

Typical Members: Alchemists, Gnomes, Monks, Wizards
Cleric Domains: Artiface, Magic, Knowledge

The Order Serenity through Conflict

Official name: the Order of the Knights of Righteous Dominion

Stronghold: the Citadel

Nicknames: Knights, Strongarms

Typical members: Knights, Soldiers, Squires

Cleric Domains: Glory, Protection & War

The Conservatory Eat, Drink, and be Merry

Official Name: the Conservatory of the Senses

Stronghold: The Conservatory

Nicknames: Minstrels, Hedonists

Typical Members: Bards, Druids,

Cleric Domains: Animal, Liberation, Plant

The Hospital Extreme Triage

Official: the Order of the Saints of the White Linen

Stronghold: the Hospital

Nicknames: Docs, Saints

Typical members: Clerics, half-orcs, healers

Cleric Domains: Charm, Healing, Repose

The Cathedral Righteousness in the Blood

Official: the True Believers of the Right Revelation

Stronghold: the Cathedral

Nicknames: Bluebloods, Zealots

Typical members: Aristocrats, Elves, Oracles

Cleric Domains: Community, Madness, Nobility

The Market Profit at all Costs

Official: the Guild of Mercantile Usury

Stronghold: the Market

Nicknames: Gold purses, Mercs, Grubbers

Typical members: Merchants, Traders, Halflings

Cleric Domains: Luck, Travel, Weather

The Senate Imperial Authority

Official: the Austere Chambers of the Imperial Senate

Stronghold: The Senate Chambers

Nicknames: Highbinders,

Typical Members: Bureaucrats, Senators, Dwarves

Cleric Domains: Law, Runes, Sun

The Dark Guild Strength in Shadows

Official: Unknown

Stronghold: Unknown

Typical members: Rogues, thieves, ruffians

Nicknames: None

Cleric Domains: Darkness, Destruction, Trickery

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