Wednesday, September 07, 2011
The City of Terrasa
And there's an even darker underbelly yet; Terrasa is also known informally--at least in some circles--as the daemonologist capital of the world. While past kings have founded Inquisitions and witch-hunting organizations, currently those are weak too, caught up in power struggles and otherwise distracted from their tasks. Daemonologists, witches, occult and forbidden lore--they are not hard to find amongst those who seek them in Terrasa. Many of these foment in the slums of Bricktown, a neighborhood where the narrow streets between buildings have been built over with roofs, making the entire area into a de facto gigantic tenement building. Entire generations of poverty-striken criminals, beggers, or menials live and die their entire lives without seeing the sun. The Watch rarely goes into Bricktown, where life is as cheap as it can be in the Mezzovian region. As well as being the haunt of criminals and gangs, necromancers, witchs, daemonologists and other illegal occultists, rumors fly fast and furious about a number of supernatural predators who live in Bricktown (although who occasionally leave it on dark nights to haunt the rest of the town too): vampires, specters, cannibal cults and more.
Wise travelers and the experienced visitor to Terrasa will tell those who ask to keep your head down in Terrasa; watch out for dark, shadowy alleys and neighborhoods, stick to the well-beaten path, do your business quickly and don't linger where you shouldn't.