Jora

Geography

Capital city of Kuskar, located centrally in the small country at the base of the Jorani Mountains.

Colors

White, crowned lion on black

Stat Block

N Large City

Corruption -2
Crime -1
Economy +1
Law -1
Lore +1
Society +3

Qualities: Holy Site (Daodari), Insular, Racially Intolerant (Acherans), Rumor-mongering citizens, Strategic Location
Danger: +10
Government: Council
Population: 17,250 (10% Elf/Half-Elf, 10% Halfling, 6% Dwarf, 6% Half-Orc)
Notable NPCs:

Base Value: 8800 gp
Purchase Limit: 50,000 gp
Spellcasting: 9th
Minor: 4d4; Medium: 3d4; Major: 2d4

Taxes and Tariffs

Gate Tax 3 cp/person ; 1 cp/livestock
Duties 3% on all imports for sale
Tariffs 3% on all alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances
Property Tax 5% annually
Head Tax 1 cp annually for Serfs
1 sp annually for Freeman
1 gp annually for Nobility

Money Changing

Purchases with non-Kuskar coins may be marked up by as much as 5%.

Government

The city of Jora is ruled by an elite council of 11 nobles. The Council appoints all of the major positions in the city save those of the clergy.

The High Treasurer presides over the city’s bureaucracy. This bureaucracy is devoted primarily to the maintenance of the city treasury and the collection of taxes.

The High Masistrate presides over the city’s court system. He appoints lesser magistrates for each of the city’s districts.

The Commander of the Watch presides over the city’s militia and local enforcement of the Council’s law.

The laws of Kuskar are usually described as “just, but harsh”. There is little room for rehabilitation or tolerance for repeated crimes in Kuskar. Thieves are also considered anathema, being branded upon the first offense and having their hands removed upon further offenses. Capital punishment is usually reserved for treason, murder, assaults against the nobility, and magical coercion.

Kuskar is a signer of the Athanasius Pact.

Slavery is outlawed, however most of the common folk in Kuskar are indentured servants or serfs of one type or another.

Points of Interest

The Voivode, Andras Meszaros, holds court with the Golden Council in the main palace at the center of the city.

The Temple of the Three, a complex dedicated to the Daodari sect of Mazranism, stands adjacent to the palace and overlooks the city.

Food and Lodging

Inns

The Bottle and the Sword: A modest inn that caters to travelers of all sorts.
Laughing Jackal: A mean inn catering to rough folk of all races.
Goat and Goblin: A comfortable inn near the market district.
The Prayer and Talisman: A modest inn near the Temple of the Three.
Conjuress’ Flagon: Modest inn near the city’s northern gate that caters to magic users.
The Elegant Knight: Fancy inn near the city’s center.

Bottle and Sword Laughing Jackal Goat and Goblin Prayer and Talisman Conjuress’ Flagon Elegant Knight
Common Room (poor) 2 sp 1 sp 2 sp 2 sp
Common Room (common) 5 sp 2 sp 5 sp 5 sp
Room (Private) 2 gp 1 gp 2 gp 2 gp 2 gp 3 gp
Suite (small) 4 gp 3 gp 4 gp 4 gp 4 gp 5 gp
Suite (avg.) 16 gp 16 gp 18 gp
Suite (Luxury) 32 gp 40 gp
Meal (poor) 3 cp 2 cp 3 cp 3 cp 3 cp 5 cp
Meal (common) 1 sp 5 cp 1 sp 1 sp 1 sp 2 sp
Meal (good) 2 sp 1 sp 2 sp 2 sp 2 sp 3 sp
Banquet (per person) 10 gp 12 gp
Bath (cold) 2 cp 1 cp 2 cp 2 cp 2 cp 2 cp
Bath (hot) 6 cp 3 cp 6 cp 6 cp 6 cp 6 cp
Stabling 5 sp 6 sp 5 sp 5 sp 6 sp
Laundry (4 articles) 1 sp 1 sp 2 sp
Mending (per article) 3 cp 3 cp 4cp
Strongbox (per night) 2 sp 2 sp 2 sp 2 sp 3 sp
Companion 5 sp 5 gp
Ale (mug) 4 cp 3 cp 4 cp 4 cp 4 cp 5 cp
Ale (gallon) 2 sp 1 sp 2 sp 2 sp 2 sp 3 sp
Wine (common/pitcher) 2 sp 1 sp 2 sp 2 sp 2 sp 3 sp
Wine (fine/bottle) 10 gp 10 gp 10 gp 12 gp
Liquor/Tonics (cup) 1 sp 5 cp 1 sp 1 sp 1 sp 2 sp
Taverns

Goat’s Horn-tip: A modest tavern near the city’s center. Sports shot glasses made from their namesake.
Vulgar Lion Alehouse: A dive bar near the mountain passes.
Smiling Fox: A modest tavern near the city’s western gates.
The Corrupt Enchantress: A modest bar near the city’s northern gate.
The Good Footpad: A small, common bar near. It’s sign sports a hanging man spilling an open coin purse.
The Staff and the Blessing: A well-to-do establishment near the city center.

Goat’s Horn-tip Vulgar Lion Smiling Fox Corrupt Enchantress Good Footpad Staff and Blessing
Companion 1 gp
Ale (mug) 4 cp 3 cp 4 cp 4 cp 4 cp 5 cp
Ale (gallon) 2 sp 1 sp 2 sp 2 sp 2 sp 3 sp
Wine (common/pitcher) 2 sp 1 sp 2 sp 2 sp 2 sp 3 sp
Wine (fine/bottle) 10 gp 10 gp 10 gp 12 gp
Liquor/Tonics (cup) 1 sp 5 cp 1 sp 1 sp 1 sp 2 sp

Jora

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