Jirotown is a small, bustling settlement situated at a crossroads of major highways. Originally a farmstead, it grew to an inn by the roadside. Travelers came through here by the droves, the roads flanked by gold and green fields of wheat and barley.
About ten years ago, an explorer and merchant named Jiro passed through the settlement on his way to conduct business in a larger city just a few days’ trek up the highway. Being of draconian descent, and a person of mercantile background, Jiro saw an opportunity with the lucrative position of the area and grasped it.
Since Jiro founded and subsequently became mayor of Jirotown, the settlement has grown to house over 5,000 souls, though there are often far more people inside its walls due to tourists and travelers who wish to have a roof above their heads along with a warm, straw-stuffed bed for the night. The town has made a name for itself with its many fine breweries and exports any leftover wheat.
Jirotown is a round place, encircled by rough-hewn wooden palisades cut from the nearby woods. Two thick, iron-reinforced gates stand open at the western and northern points of town. Jirotown’s bread and butter is highway traffic and dusty wayfarers looking to wet their throats on the town’s famed beer. Only during dire emergencies are the gates closed.
Just inside the western gate is the market square. It’s the closest thing the town has to a district. A prominent building here is a bakery named Buttery Paws. Buttery Paws is owned and operated by a retired adventuring bard named Toothless. Rumor has it that her adventuring companions named her that for her love of sweets—she would have no teeth left if she kept it up! Despite her name, Toothless’s mouth is full of functioning teeth, though she would do well to visit the barber about that one tooth in the back left of her lower jaw.
A small temple to the elven god Bachho stands proudly in the center of town. Its grand courtyard is littered with chaise lounges, tables laden with pitchers of beer, in-season fruit, and a selection of cheeses from the dairy just a few hours walk East of the North Gate. While the elfmarked cleric tends to the temple with great seriousness, it was Jiro who cleverly renewed the custom of worship of the god in Jirotown. The temple attracts a mixture of the devout, the curious, and the raucous.
Symbol: Quartered gold and red with a set of stag antlers adorned by a crown of wheat
Ruler: Jiro, the First of His Line, Mayor-Extraordinaire, Mayor
Important Personages: Toothless the Bearfolk, Director of the Benevolent Fellowship of Bakers and Confectioners, and owner of Buttery Paws
Population: 5,500 (a small and diverse settlement at a bustling crossroads)
Notable Establishments: Bachho’s Amphora, Buttery Paws, Kobold Claw Brewery
Factions: Benevolent Fellowship of Bakers and Confectioners, Distinguished Society of Brewers and Publicans
Defenses: Wooden palisades surround the town with thick wooden gates at the West and North points
Great God: Bachho
Trade Goods: Beer, barley, wheat, barrels (in order of importance)
Toothless the Bearfolk
Female Grizzlehide Bearfolk, Chaotic Good
Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 74
Speed 30 ft
|15 (+2)||16 (+3)||12 (+1)||11 (0)||10 (0)||18 (+4)|
Saving Throws Dexterity +7, Charisma +8
Skills Athletics +6, Perception +4, Performance +12, Sleight of Hand +7
Languages Common, Northern
Challenge Rating 2 (450 XP) Proficiency Bonus +4
Magic Weapons. Toothless’s rolling pin is magical.
Rolling Pin of Buttered Paws. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 3) bludgeoning damage.
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage.
The Kickstarter campaign for Campaign Builder: Cities & Towns ends today! We’ll follow up with more details about Jirotown as the book reaches Pledge Manager, pre-orders, and the book’s final release.