Campaign of the Month: March 2013
Forgotten Sagas of the 13th Age
The Rose District is home to some of the wealthiest and most influential people in the city of Osis and their influence often extends to other parts of the Empire. Aside from the Eagle District and the Shield District, no other area in the city has as many guards (either hired or from the city), alarms, and other forms of security because few other parts of the city are as big a target to the many thieves living in the city. Despite the security, a low level war simmers as thieves rob and steal from the nobles and wealthy merchants in this district. For every successful theft, two more thieves are caught and hanged, but this hasn’t stopped the thefts.
Another subtle war exists between the residents themselves as they compete with each other for money and influence. Generally this war consists of character assassination, dirty business tricks, and other blue collar crimes, but on some occasions the conflict has heated up and lead to robbery, murder, and arson. Few of the nobles in Osis are landed nobles (instead, most hold court titles) and the scramble to be awarded a title with lands or to be named heir to a landed noble almost always results in several murders and other violent crimes.