Solhaven

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Solhaven map by Mourne

The Freeport of Solhaven is a district within the Turamzzyrian city of Vornavis, the eponymous seat of the Barony of Vornavis. Solhaven was established some time during the 46th century along the Vornavian coast. In 5098, Baron Malwind opened a public trade route between Solhaven and Wehnimer's Landing, though rumor has it that smugglers had blazed the trail long beforehand. As a port, the district's population is dominated by merchants, sailors, and local ruffians that long benefited from its status as an Imperial free port. The foremost civilian power is the Mercantylers' Guild, but religious sects and the Empire both have considerable cachet, especially after the city was stripped of its free port status after the assassination of Empress Mynal'lyanna in 5103. Solhaven was placed under the control of the Northern Sentinel of the Turamzzyrian Empire, and has since undergone a succession of leaders.

History

Solhaven was founded on an unusual plot of land that is part tidal marsh and part solid ground, with various parts of the district extending out over the water. The land beneath the city is geologically unstable, containing a variety of tunnels. These served as home to a nameless dwarven clan that settled in the area in prehistory, and have long been used by thieves and smugglers.

Solhaven has been occupied or destroyed several times during the course of its history. The original outpost likely fell victim to kraken, massive sea beasts that breed in the surrounding waters. In recent times, it has been invaded by Jantalar and the armed forces of V'tull, and Sheru. Twice during the Griffin Sword Saga, the district was occupied and renamed to Nighthaven by the Sheruvian High Priest, Draezir.

In 5109, the district was wiped out by a tidal wave. With the assistance of Hall of Mages members and notable locals, the city was reconstructed from its inhabitants' memories. Due to fluctuations in the spell and imperfections of recollection, the resulting construction had a considerably different topography in some portions. (For more information, see Solhaven Cataclysm.)

Notable Persons

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NPCs

The following NPCs can be found in Solhaven:

Shops

Main article: Category: Solhaven Shops

Special

Hunting

Bonespear TowerSolhavenMarshtownVornavian CoastFoggy ValleyFoggy ValleyCastle VarunarCairnfang Forest
Solhaven Environs

The region of Vornavis is a part of the great Turamzzyrian Empire, a mostly Human regime. Though much of this region is wild and forested, there are many outcroppings of civilization to be found. Without a doubt the largest of these is Solhaven/Vornavis which is a town separated by both physical and political boundaries.
Area Level Range
Solhaven Environs 1-3
The wonders of the lush lands near the sea are many. Sadly, the number of dangers are of equal measure. The creatures and wildlife of the area are loathe to leave the safety of their territory but they have been known to make their way to the roads when in search of their next meal. Care must be taken when travelling through these lands.
Marshtown 1-8
Bog: 7-18
Wooded Plains: 20-23
Noman's Land: 27
Resting just outside and northwest of Solhaven, Marshtown is a conglomeration of boardwalks and barrel rafts. The land leading to the piers has been so softened by the nearby Cairnfang River that each step on the ground is a slippery and treacherous one. But that hasn't stopped enterprising townsfolk from building make shift paths and raft walkways to keep commerce flowing to and from the piers.

Points of Interest: West Road, Noman's Land, Bog, Wooded Plains.

Rumors: Sailors here claim that the marsh hides marsh monsters that come out at night to steal your thoughts. Most of the locals claim that it's the ale that dulls their minds and not marsh monsters.

Vornavian Coast 1-16
Lagoon: 17-33
Black sand ground from nearby volcanic rock dominates the beaches along the Vornavian Coast. Dangers creatures roam the oceans edge, always on the lookout for a quick meal or an extra coin.

Points of Interest: Lagoon, North Beach, South Beach, Beached Hulk, Coastal Cliffs, Caverns, and West Road.

Rumors: Giant serpents from the deeps are said to avoid this particular coast because volcanic black sand that gets into everything makes the sailors taste too dry.

Cairnfang Forest 3-15
The natural beauty of the Cairnfang Forest is well known. Travel through the forest has its dangers like any wild area but only for the young and foolish. Most of the really dangerous creatures have been driven clear due to the well established trails used by the Vornavis Caravansary used to link Solhaven with Wehnimer's Landing. Due take care to stay on the travelled paths, as much greater dangers lay not far off the roads in the deeper woods.

Points of Interest: Tor Aganrahk, Stoneharrow Swale, Abandoned Village.

Rumors: Strange howling can sometimes be heard when the moons of Lornon and Liabo both shine high in the night skies.

Foggy Valley 5-42
Greater dangers lurk in the shadowy mists of Foggy Valley, found in the southeastern corner of the Vornavian Coast. Few places can be said to offer such a variety of wild creatures. Keep your friends close when travelling in these parts.

Points of Interest: Pine Forest, The Hills, Fenghai Warrens, Coastal Woods, and Ruined Temple.

Rumors: A powerful and evil wizard is said to be responsible for large variety of horrors that inhabit the area.

Outlands 22-28
Castle Varunar 25-42
Shadows of what once were are all that remain with the deserted Castle Varunar. Little is known about the builders of the castle that is not revealed by remains. It appears to have been a stronghold, perhaps a base of operations in an ancient war. in the present, however, it has become infested with the reek of undead.

Rumors: There are those that say the castle has traded hands many times between the forces of light and dark. Despite it's current state, it's walls are strong and it's location strategically beneficial.

Bonespear Tower 48-55
Reaching into the sky in angry defiance, Bonespear Tower strikes fear into all that survey it. Made entirely of the bone fragments of animal and humanoid form, the tower is a symbol of dire evil and death, and yet it is alive. Many adventurers have returned to claim that the tower moves but none of them have offered any clear explanation as to why or how it does so.

Rumors: The tower is said to have been created by a mad genius of incredible talent. Few care to speak differently out of fear or awe.

Sanctum of Scales 95-102
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New Character Experience

New characters (level 0) in Solhaven can collect experience toward reaching level 1 by visiting the following locations:

  • Liabo Plaza
  • North Market
  • Alchemist (on Tumbledown Lane)
  • Peasant Holdings (southeast from eastern trading post room)
  • Cairnfang North Bank (west of the north side of Hangman's Bridge)
  • Ancient Shrine (Vornavis Caravansary)
  • Mercantyler's Guild Hall (Vornavis Caravansary)
  • Goodun's Cheap Used Stuff (Vornavis Caravansary, arms/armor wagon)
  • Vornavis Caravansary Pawnshop (tent)
  • Empath's Shack (Vornavis Caravansary)
  • Mercantyler's Storage Warehouse (Vornavis Caravansary, south of building entrance)
  • Vornavis Caravansary Exterior

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