Nicknames The City of Midnight
Location Plane of Shadow
Population Approximately 12,600. Most are shadowborn humans, halflings, tieflings, and dwarves. Many shadar-kai and dark ones also live here.
Government Lord Prince Rolan the Deathless
Defense The Deathless Watch, The Prince’s Guard (60 soldiers), Ebony Guard, Crimson Sashes
Commerce Harskel Emporium; city market.
The Aposkos (Erathis); Fane of Night (Zehir); House of the Eye (Vecna, hidden); Raven’s Eyrie (The Raven Queen).
Across the entire Plane of Shadow, no city is larger than Gloomwrought. Prince Rolan, the Deathless, a somber human nobleman, is lord of the city. Power resides in the hands of decadent and disinterested merchant nobles, secret societies, and the mysterious beings known as the Keepers.
The Deathless Watch is the city’s primary law enforcement agency. The Prince’s Guard is a force of 60 corrupt and ineffective soldiers, hand picked from the Deathless Watch who protect Rolan’s palace and garrison the city gates. Most merchants and guilds maintain their own mercenary guards. The folk of the city rely on the high walls and surrounding marsh for protection.
The Harskel Emporium and the city market in the Plaza of Gargoyles are the busiest locales. House Harskel is the largest of the city’s merchant companies, but the shadowy stalls and back alleys of the city market are the best places to find rare items not sold elsewhere.
The ruler of Gloomwrought was Prince Rolan, a human nobleman. Other merchant nobles held power in the city but they cared little for the city itself, only themselves. Hidden organizations also wielded some influence and it was unknown whether the mysterious Keepers held any temporal power or not.
Dust Quarter, home to the city’s power elite
Drowned Quarter, the dockyards and ports of Gloomwrought
Plaza District, home to the markets and traders
Fettered Ward, the entertainment district of the city
Temple District, the religious center of the city
Shattered Isles, a series of five poor and desperate islands
Azuun Bennic – Ambassador to Gloomwrought
Balaren – Leader of the Crimson Sashes
Dedrik Harskel – Head of a Merchant House and the Harskel Emporium
Malachi d’Medani – Leader of the Vecnites
Mistress Ferranifer – Mistress of the Red Rake
Nira – Chief Priestess of the Raven Queen
Olisk Carradh – Head of a Merchant House and the Carradh Pavilion
Prince Rolan – Prince of Gloomwrought
Sanda Vasili – Prostitute at the Red Rake
Sarveth – Leader of the Venomers
The Lord of Blades – Leader of the Blades
The Voice of Sarveth – Second in command of the Venomers