Map of Caldera


1-4 City gates: These tall wooden gates and strong stone battlements are left open by day, but are closed after nightfall. All four are manned at all times by city guardsmen. Northgate opens to the Malachite Road, which leads to Kingfisher Hollow. Southgate opens to the South Road, which leads to Redgorge. Eastgate opens to the East Road, which leads to Hollow-Sky. Westgate opens to the Rockdale Road, which leads to Sasserine.

5. City Hall: Caldera’s town hall is a single-story stone building and one of the oldest structures in the city. The building serves as a place for Lord Severan Navalant and his advisers to hold meetings with the nobles and important people in the city. Records of ownership, historical documents, and similar archives are stored here. The Hall is connected to the guard barracks by an underground passage.

6. City Guard Barracks: These buildings house Caldera’s garrison of 120 soldiers. The central area of this walled compound is used for training, and the low, single-story keep is the above-ground facade for the Caldera Dungeon; a small underground prison. The Captain of the Guard; Terseon Skellerang, lives in a one-story green-tiled house in the south-western corner of the compound. The Barracks are located next to the Town Hall, and are off-limits to civilians.

7. Temple of Berevrom: A two-story, domed structure with blue and white marble walls. High priest is Saracem, assisted by his acolyte Jenya.

8. Maavu Warehouses: Owned by Arlin Maavu, these warehouses hold the many types of goods bought and sold in Maavu’s trading business.

9. The Burning Tree: A favorite tavern for miners, plantation workers, and other working-class citizens. The food and drink are cheap, and the town guard tends to ignore the place, making it a handy site for illicit deals and clandestine meetings; its owner is Falco.

10. the Golden Sunrise: This high-society club and inn is a favorite place for Caldera’s rich and powerful to meet and relax. Membership is required for entrance, unless one pays a hefty fee. It is unknown who owns this establishment, but everyone knows the Hostess; Celeste.

11. Maavu's Imports: One of the more successful businesses in Caldera, Maavu is a shrewd businessman, who buys and sells exotic good for a tidy profit.

12. Tygot’s Old Things: This is a well-stocked antiquity shop that specializes in non-magical objects gathered from across the known world. Tygot; the owner, frequently buys old documents and artifacts from local adventurers. The shop is a two-storied structure with a small flat on the upper floor and a well-organized business area on the first floor.

13. Skie’s Treasury: This small shop is owned and run by Skie Aldersun. The modest building is constructed from blocks of volcanic stone. The facade of the building bears dozens, if not hundreds, of symbols and sigils that have been carved into the face of the stone. One door and a pair of tiny windows face the road and overlook the lake below. Above the door, a sign proclaims the establishment to be Skie’s Treasury. This store is famous for its magical treasures, all for sale at steep prices.

14. the Drunken Harlot Inn: This is perhaps the most popular inn in the city of Caldera. A regular stop for many merchants and traveling adventurers, the combination of comfortable beds, good food, and reasonable prices make it a favorite among the city’s returning visitors. the Harlot can become quite rowdy and is a frequent target of the city guard. The large common room is decorated with several obscene, lustful paintings; its owner is Halder.

15. Cracktooth’s Tap: This tavern is generally regarded as the best place in the city for common folk to get a drink. It’s a favorite place for off-duty city guards, and as such, brawls are fairly rare; its owner is Rivek

16. Lathenmire Estate: This sprawling is home to the noble Lathenmire family; a member of the “new” nobility of Caldera; raised up from the status of wealthy merchants. This estate is home to Cora Lathenmire.

17. Home of Criswell the Sage.

18. Lantern Street Orphanage: The orphanage rests on the corner of Lantern Street and Lava Avenue, its charcoal-colored stones held together with mold-encrusted mortar. The windows on both stories are tightly shuttered, but a few slivers of light manage to escape from within. Lanterns hang on either side of the oaken front door. On the front door is mounted a green knocker, shaped like a smiling gargoyle's visage; its nostrils pierced by a copper ring. The headmistress is Gretchen Stokeworth

19. the Tricksy Nixie: The Nixie is a popular inn, tavern, and dancehall in Caldera. Although prices here tend to be higher here than normal, the food and drink are rivaled only by the Golden Sunrise. These two locations have a healthy competition, while Sunrise is generally held to have better food and drink; the Nixie has the best entertainment. The owner is Artus Shemwick, and his Barkeep is Alyssa. Rumor has it, the Inn is a front for the local Thieves' Guild; the Last Laugh.

20. Lakeside Pavilion: This open pavilion is one of the oldest structures in Caldera. Said to have been formed via magic cast by Surabar the Spellmason himself, the pavilion is traditionally where the lord mayor issues announcements and decrees. It has also become a favorite place after dark for illicit meetings.

21. Vanderboren Estate: This opulent estate is home to the both Loren Vanderboren and Tobias Vanderboren; one of the famous “five families” of Caldera.

22. The Merry Mermaid: This low-cost inn and flophouse caters to any-one who cannot afford to stay at any reputable establishment. Prices here are 75% normal, but the owners make no guarantees against theft or loss; its owner is Garth. (male dwarf)

23. Surefoot Livery: The Surefoot Livery is the best clothing and tailoring shop in town; its owner is Tippy Surefoot. (female halfling)

24. Gurnezarn’s Smithy: This smithy is generally regarded as the finest such establishment; its owner is Phalian Gurnezarn

25. Temple of Etahr: This small temple is built of dark red stones, and has large brass gates at its entryway. The temple High Priest is Asfelkir.

26. Navalent Estate: This walled estate is the home of Lord Sevaran Navalent; the appointed Governer of Caldera. The entry gate is normally shut and protected by two heavily armed city guardsmen.

27. Exotic Elixirs: This small, cramped shop is the preferred place in Caldera for potions and alchemical items; its owner is Vortimax.

28. Brass Trumpet: Once a lively tavern, this building has been boarded up for years, and despite several attempts, it has never been reopened. It is currently in a decrepit state.

29. Temple of Nerydia: this temple; a beautiful, towering structure, covered in exquisite purple marble, is by far, the oldest structure in the city and one of the few structures to survive from ancient times. The temple contains several inscriptions and hieroglyphs far older than the present day city. Sages agree, the symbols were once part of the ancient Shadurian culture of Nas'Krii. Today, the High Priest is Embryl Alustani and her senior apprentice is Ivor.

30. Ghelve's Locks: Well-known and popular locksmith, known throughout the city; its owner is Keygan Ghelve.

31. Tercival Estate: This opulent estate is home to the noble Tercival family; one of the famous “five families” of Caldera.

32. Zanathor’s Provisions: A general store with fair prices, but few magical items available; its owner is Zanathor

33. Temple of Ator: A yellow stone tower, decorated with ornate carvings of the sun. The High Priest who runs the temple is Kristof.

34. Vhalantru Estate: This sprawling estate is home to Ochio Vhalantru; a member of the “new” nobility of Caldera.

35. Westkey’s Maps: A small shop on that sells maps. It is a new shop, and as such generally only stocks general maps of the area; its owner is Dunadar

36. Rhivaldi Estate: This opulent estate is home to Thirifane Rhivaldi, Jakob Rhivaldi, and Rhianon Rhivaldi; one of the famous “five families” of Caldera.

37. Taskerhill Estate: This opulent estate is home to Andros Taskerhill and Annah Taskerhill; one of the famous “five families” of Caldera.

38. Stonemason Guildhall: This grand building houses the oldest guild in the city

39. Azlaxin Estate: This opulent estate is home to the noble Azlaxin family; one of the famous “five families” of Caldera

40. Caravan Park: located outside the city walls, this large, open area is where merchant caravans, farmers, and other outside traders gather to sell their wares.

41. Road to Redgorge