The capital city of Borael lies to the far south of the country, near the border with Yulania where the Hadurk River and the Inavina River meet.

The city is named for a great obsidian gate that was gifted to the city by the nation of Hadurk-Sur.


Black Gate on White

Stat Block

N Large City

Corruption +
Crime +
Economy +2
Law +
Lore +4
Society -1

Qualities: Academic, Racially Intolerant (Southrons), Rumor-mongering citizens, Strategic Location, Tourist Attraction
Danger: +10
Government: Autocracy (Baron/Baroness)
Population: 20,000 (10% Elf/Half-Elf, 10% Halfling, 6% Dwarf, 4% Half-Orc)
Notable NPCs:

Nobility in Ebongate, 509 AT

Base Value: 10,400 gp
Purchase Limit: 50,000 gp
Spellcasting: 8th
Minor: 4d4; Medium: 3d4; Major: 2d4

Taxes and Duties

Gate Tax 4 cp/person ; 1 sp/livestock
Duties 3% on all imports for sale
Harbor Tax 5 gp per day
Property Tax 2% annually

Money Changing

Money may be exchanged for any denomination for a fee of 2%. This fee may be avoided by holding membership in a bank or a trade guild.


The city of Ebongate is ruled by its Baron or Baroness. The post is usually inherited by the first born of the previous Baron of House Marat, who is related directly to the Crown. The current Baron is Lady Breya Marat, Baroness of Ebongate.

The Baroness appoints all of the major positions in the city save those of the clergy.

The Lord Exchequer 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 Magistrate presides over the city’s court system. He appoints lesser magistrates for each of the city’s districts.

The Lord of the Watch presides over the city’s militia and local enforcement of the Baroness’ law.

The Lord of the Harbor presides over the city’s harbor watch and collects duties and tariffs in the Baroness’ name.

The Lord Herald heads the defense of the inner keep and is the keeper of all the city’s records.

Points of Interest

The Queen, Beatrix Marat, holds court at the Iron Throne of Borael in the Palace Marat.

The Baroness, Breya Marat, holds court in the Palace of Ebongate, also referred to as “The Lower Palace”, located nearby to the Palace Marat. Here are all the branches of the city government based. The west wing is an administrative wing, while the east wing is the royal residence.

The University of Borael sits on an adjacent hill near the city center.

The famous Ebongate, a gift of the dwarves of Hadurk-Sur, serves as the city’s western entrance by land.

The Street of Scrolls is known for being a haven of sorcerers and wizards plying their trades.

The Street of Ravens is home to Viridian Manor, home to the Viscount Ghoulsbane, a local hero and raconteur.

The House of Rest, a sanitarium, is run out of a former inn in one of the more run-down districts of the city. It’s administrator, Saer Redmantle is a devotee of Cereth.

The Ebon Market deals in various contraband goods, including drugs, poisons, human (and demi-human) trafficking, and dark magicks. It is located on the Riverfront in the holds of various boats that participate.

Food and Lodging


Sleeping Lion: A modest inn that caters to travelers of all sorts.
Queen’s Hag: A mean inn in the harbor district catering to rough folk of all races.
Brass Flame: A comfortable inn near the market district.
Blunt Pipe: A modest inn near the riverfront. Known for its intolerance of bad bards.
Song and Shield: Popular inn near the city’s famed western gate that caters to travelers. Mistress Lew Coinspinner, manager. Owned by the Baronets Azuredee Silverthistle and Alys Mournbow. There is a 50% chance that the two “companions” Matrim and Joia will be available for customers. . .
The Dragon and Duchess: Fancy inn near the city’s center.

Sleeping Lion Queen’s Hag Brass Flame Blunt Pipe Song and Shield Dragon and Duchess
Common Room 2 sp 1 sp 2 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 (Luxury) 20 gp 25 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

Blasted Spectacles: A modest tavern near the city’s center run by a retired alchemist.
Shattered Barrel: A dive bar on the riverfront.
Cask and Cauldron: A modest tavern near the city’s famed western gates.
The Cup and the Wineskin: A modest bar near the city’s northern gate.
The Halfling’s Staff: A small, common bar near docks. Built on the ashes of the Mad Rogue, which was a front for the Shadow Guild, a league of assassins.
The Even Keel: A well-to-do establishment near the river.

Blasted Spectacles Shattered Barrel Cask and Cauldron The Cup and the Wineskin Halfling’s Staff Even Keel
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
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


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