(pop: 250) Farshore is a small village, and trading colony, located on Temute; a small island adjacent to the Isle of Dread.

Several years ago, Farshore was established by Verik and Larissa Vanderboren, along with Zebulon Meravanchi.

The Colony was envisioned to serve as a base from which to explore the Isle of Dread and export its natural resources back to Sasserine.

For the site of the settlement, the colonists chose "Verik’s Cove," a small inlet on the western shores of Temute, since two natural sea walls provided shelter from both storms and any attack from the sea.

A five-member Village Council meets weekly to direct colony affairs, but as Farshore has grown, the need for a leader has grown as well. One person angling to be that leader is Mathalay Meravanchi.

The colony is still a work in progress, but is built to last. Approximately sixty buildings nestle within the palisade, built primarily from local materials with considerable additional labor supplied in barter by the local natives.

Most colony buildings are made from wood, as stone is difficult to quarry and reserved for the colony’s rainwater collection wells.

The buildings are mostly single-story structures composed of tightly spaced horizontal logs cut from the surrounding jungle.

All roofs are covered with locally-made dark red clay, which keeps the huts cool during the day and warm at night.

To accommodate visiting ships, several rickety wooden piers of various lengths jut out from Farshore's waterfront, and three large warehouses are used for storage.

A handful of Olman natives have also taken up semi-permanent residence here, but most of them are transient day laborers and traders who have families back in neighboring Tanaroa.

The colony's economy is sustained primarily through trade with the Seven Villages, although food and clothing are provided by the locals.

Both fishing and hunting are plentiful on Temute and the surrounding islands. The natives often trade valuable pearls and with Farshore's residents in exchange for manufactured goods.

The Colony's largest exports are rare woods, exotic plants, and spices. These goods are collected from the surrounding jungle, then stored in warehouses for eventual shipment back to Sasserine.

The residents of the colony hope to expand trade with Sasserine in the near future.

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A map of colony can be found here.