The old dock is the oldest known landing point in Berigora. It is now a popular place for out-of-work sailors to find employment. He we see a ship's captain and his first mate meeting up with some prospective new crew members.
Some of the older buildings could use a lick of paint in areas, but that just adds to their charm! Most rooftops in Berigora have thier own gardens, space being at a premium due to being built into steep foothills at the tail end of the Raketh. Poorer buildings cultivate subsistance gardens on thier rooftops, while a mark of richer houses is to have a garden just for show.
The corner house is Madame Ryiah Amazi's famous "Red Star" tavern and inn. Rumour has it that she offers diversions other than accommadation and ale for a price, but this is probably just rough dockyard talk. Certainly the rumours don't originate from her extremely exclusive clientele! The walkway between the harbourmaster's house and the tavern was constructed before Eocher Meosphen's (the current harbourmaster) time, as a unobtrusive entry and exit for business guests.
Gardr Kegbelter, the famous beer merchant from Hykerbia, is shown here, supervising the loading of barrels of Bezerker ale into his Berigora warehouse. Some of this beer will be bound for the better establishments of Berigora, others will be sold to distributors who deliver them on throughout Kaliphlin. Gardr also has a chest of gold with him on this trip - the price of several dozen barrels of the highly regarded Siccus serpent stout to take back to Mitgardia.
Borakur Snarebaiter, a scout from the Clawbreaker area, has a clandestine meeting with a Raketh mountain assassin - thier network of spies and cutthroats is second to none in the region. Who knows what Borakur was after? Tracking a deserter perhaps, or seeking information on missing werewolf relics?
Centaurs often come into town, selling delicacies that grow only in thier region, The Valley of the Centaurs. (imaginitive name, i know!) Delicious mushrooms? Fruit out of season? Rare herbs with healing powers? Ask your local centaur vendor - odds on that they can get it for you!
Eocher Meosphen is the current harbourmaster in residence. Here we see him entertaining a business associate in his garden pavilion. Traditionally, the position of harbourmaster is held by a captain of independent means - Eocher Meosphen made his money in lumber and shipbuilding on the NW side of Peregrinus, and still finds time to manage his interests.
At the time this picture was taken, we had some distinguished guests in Berigora! Lord deGothia from Avalonia takes a walking tour with Lord Sansael during a rare state visit, whilst the lovely Amelia Phantomhive supervises the testing of one of the new rowboats she has ordered.
The view back to the square from The Rocks, a popular lookout point. Desert visitors seem to find the harbour vista especially refreshing.
So won't you come and visit Berigora yourself one day? Whether you are on business, after pleasure or just wishing to explore somewhere new, you are sure to find whatever your heart desires!
Thanks for looking peeps!
Edited by gabe, 01 April 2012 - 04:18 AM.