Sasserine: Noble District (Westcrown)

Nicknamed the Westcrown District, Noble District has traditionally been thought of as the city’s ruling district, even though Castle Teraknian isn’t technically a part of this district. Yet Sasserine’s trust in its rulers has been shaken after the Uprising, and nowhere is that loss of faith more evident than in this district. Today, the citizens of Noble District spend too much time bickering with those of Champions District and trying to organize their district into a self-sustaining society. Idle talk of seceding from Sasserine is commonplace in Noble District taverns. The other districts increasingly view the Noble District as a place of decadence and vanity, and eagerly await the district’s fall under its own excesses.

The Noble District’s representative on the Dawn Council is the noble House of Lidu. With the end of House Teraknian over 100 years ago, the Lidus became the oldest noble family in the city. The current family patriarch; Warren Lidu, is a kind-heated noble who some say is too gentle and forgiving to survive in Sasserine. His major concern today seems to be the reconciliation of the Temples of Nerydia and Berevrom.

City Watch

Newcomers to Sasserine seeking a place to commit criminal acts may be tempted by an apparent lack of soldiers in this district, but the Noble’s Watch wastes no time in dealing with crime as it appears. This, combined with the fact that most wealthy residents also retain their own private guards, makes Noble District one of the safest in Sasserine.

The City Watch has assigned 30 well-trained guards to this district. Many of these do not patrol the streets of Noble District openly, but dress as common citizens. They are ever vigilant, and employ many scouts and spies.


If you’re from Noble District, you’re not necessarily the member of a minor noble house, although if you’re not, you probably have friends or associates who are. You may be from the middle class, in which case your family serves one of the noble families in some regard. Or your family could be involved in the arcanist scene, in which case you are no stranger to magic. Finally, you may be a student recently graduated (or worse, flunked out) from either the Thenalar Academy, Grey Falcon College, or the prestigious House of the Dragon. All three schools are expensive places of higher education. for wealthy elites and noble scions.

Citizens of Noble District are clean, cultured, and eschew physical labor, preferring to hire muscle or use magic to take care of tough jobs. In this district you likely worship Nerydia. If you worship anyone else, you probably keep your faith secret. If you’re a specialist wizard, you’ve probably chosen conjuration, enchantment, illusion, or necromancy as your field. Other specialist wizards are not unheard of, but those who opt to specialize as evokers or transmuters are often thought of as blowhards with something to prove. You may even aspire to be a member of the Witchwardens; Sasserine's most prominent Wizard's Guild.


Notable NPCs:

Avner Meravanchi, Kyra Terano, Lux Seoni, Montag Van Sky, Warren Lidu, Zebulon Meravanchi


Academy Graduate [General] You attended one of several academies in this district, during which you were schooled in the finer arts of being an aristocrat. Prerequisite: 1st level only.

Benefit: Pick any three Charisma- or Intelligence-based skills. These three skills are always considered class skills for you. In addition, you gain a +2 bonus on Knowledge (history) and Knowledge (nobility and royalty) checks, and may use these skills untrained.

Knack for Magic [General] Magic is not that mysterious to you, and its gifts have made your life a little easier.

Benefit: You get a +2 bonus on Spellcraft skill checks. In addition, you have an innate talent for magic, granting you the following spell-like abilities as a 1st-level caster: 1/day: detect magic, light, and prestidigitation.