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The Doclopedia #1,660

The Village Of White Rock: Hamish The Mage


Should you need the services of a mage while in White Rock, your only real choice is Hamish. There might be another mage, or even a Wizard passing through town if you are very luck, but more often than not, Hamish is your only choice.

Nobody knows his last name, if he has one, and nobody is really sure when he came to live here, except that it was at least 45 years ago. Hamish seems to have learned the mystic arts almost, or maybe just beyond, the point where a Mage can become a Wizard, but then walked away from formal study.

Hamish is not a specialist in any particular field of magic, but more a generalist who knows a few spells from all the fields. He does seem to favor Transformation, Restoration and Alteration spells, but does not limit himself to them.

You will find Hamish at his modest home on the very end of Winding Lane. He lives with his cat, Protzel, his dog, Bumper and something invisible he calls Wivv. Hamish is, while very eccentric, a pleasant person. He is generally willing to help people if he can, assuming they can pay his fee. Said fees are not always payable with money.

Hamish is usually at home, unless he’s not.
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The Doclopedia #1,661

The Village Of White Rock: Okenda’s Boat Shop


Regardless of whether you enter the village from the land or the water, if you need a boat, Omoru Okenda can either sell you a new or used boat, or if needs be, repair your boat.

Okenda’s has a staff of five and a fine selection of boats from dugout canoes to rafts to rowboats. They often have larger craft tied up on the dock waiting sale. You will find Mr. Okenda and his staff to be knowledgeable and friendly. As an added bonus, they can tell you where to find good fishing spots along the river.

Repairs done at Okenda’s usually take from one to three days and come with a 6 month guarantee. They can also do modifications to boats.

Okenda’s is open 7 days a week from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm.
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The Doclopedia #1,662

The Village Of White Rock: The House In The Woods

Located one mile out of town along the North River Road, the House in the Woods is a full service brothel owned and operated by Mr. & Mrs. Talidor.

Set back from the road in a lovely wooded region, the large two story home has a staff of 18 young men and women of 5 different races, all ready to meet the needs of the customer. In addition, drinks can be purchased, along with any potions that might help a person in their performance or enjoyment.

During festival times, the Talidor’s may bring in as many as 10 more staff, to cover the increase in business. This often includes some of the more “exotic” races.

Young people seeking a first encounter of the sexual kind should ask about the “First Timer’s Discount”. Discounts are also available for the elderly and our active duty military.

The House in the Woods is open from noon until 2:00 am every day except Moonday.

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Time Travel For The Utterly Perplexed

…which is, let’s face it, most of us
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The Doclopedia #1,656

The Village Of White Rock: The Temple of the Mother Goddess

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White Rock has two houses of worship. The first is the Temple of the Ten Gods, a church found in almost every city, town and village in the Five Kingdoms.

The other is the Temple of the Mother Goddess. Worship of this once forgotten god has seen a resurgence over the last century, and White Rock is home to one of the first of the new temples.

This temple is home to Sister Mother Esilnya Greenwillow and four Sisters. Besides aiding the sick and injured, the good Sisters are also experienced midwives. They regularly travel to farms in the area to attend to birthing mothers.

For those with serious injuries, the Sisters are the best chance of healing. From broken bones to sword wounds to animal bites, the holy power of the Mother Goddess can provide aid.

The Temple is open all hours year ’round. Donations in any form are gratefully accepted, but not necessary.
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The Doclopedia #1,657

The Village Of White Rock: Market Square

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The market square of White Rock is just down River Street from Trade Road One. The many stalls fill up quickly on Starday every week.

Here, you will find foods, crafts, tools, clothing and many other items, both locally made and brought in by boat from far off places.

In the center of Market Square is a stage, where performers appear all day on market day. Many well known musicians and acting troupes make it a point to stop be once or twice a year, and people come from smaller villages in the area to see them.

The market is open every Starday from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm. In bad weather, a Spell of Protection From The Elements is used to create a dome over the whole square.

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The Doclopedia #1,658
The Village Of White Rock: Sundo’s Used Goods

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If you are looking for something and cannot find it in the General Store or other shop, Sundo Klinkhammer probably has it in his riverside warehouse.

Staffed by Sundo and 7 other gnomes, the 240,000 square foot warehouse is stacked from floor to ceiling with everything from common items to military surplus to magic items to gnomish inventions. Most items are priced to sell, because new stuff comes in daily.

On the off chance that Sundo does not have what you are looking for, he can try to find it, and probably will. Such searches and inquiries often take several days, so be forewarned.

Sundo’s Used Goods is open 7 days a week from noon until midnight.
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The Doclopedia #1,659

The Village Of White Rock: Mayor’s Office

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At the White Rock Mayor’s Office, you will not only find the mayor, but the post office, jail, council chamber, village records, village guard office, tax collector and the Royal Valdurian Local Secretary. Everyone at the Mayor’s Office is ready to help with whatever you need. You cannot miss the 2 story red building at #9 River Street, nor the beautiful garden that surrounds it.

The Mayor’s office is open every day except Starday and Owlsday, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

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The Truth About The Sloth Invasion!

…it’s going very very slowly
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The Doclopedia #1,654
The Village Of White Rock: Wendara’s Bakery

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Owned and operated by Wendara Wiggins, a halfling whose family moved from Vale to White Rock 200 years ago, this bakery is where everyone in town comes for baked goods of all sorts.

Wendara and her crew start baking at 3:00 in the morning and by the time they open at 6:00, the smell of their products fills the air all over town. On Owlday, when they bake pies, you’ll find a long line at the door come opening time. On Starday, the same lines form for all sorts of sweet cakes, including the decadent Vale Blueberry Cakes.

As is the way of halflings, most of the bakery is under a hill. The actual shop portion is a pretty standard building, capable of accommodating people of all heights.

Wendara’s Bakery is open Moonday through Starday from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm. They are open Queensday and Kingsday from 6:00 am until noon.
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The Doclopedia #1,655

The Village Of White Rock: Gundurn, the Blacksmith

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A long line of Dwarf blacksmiths have manned the forge at #7 Trade Road One, and Gundurn is the latest. All of the smiths before him were his relatives. While not an overly talkative fellow, Gundurn is of a more pleasant nature than some Dwarves.

The bulk of Gundurn’s business is shoeing horses, repairing or making farming tools and creating useful and decorative wrought iron items. However, on slow days, he enjoys making knives, short swords and hand axes. These fine weapons sell quickly, but Gundurn is glad to take special orders.

If you need repairs to armor, Gundurn can help you there, too. He does not make armor, but he can makes shields both large and small.

Gundurn is at the forge most days, unless he decides to go off hunting or fishing.
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Bungle In The Jungle, Tarry In The Prairie, Stomp In The Swamp

…or get felt on the veldt

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The Doclopedia #1,652

The Village Of White Rock: Burnaby’s General Store

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Burnaby’s General Store is one of the very few two story buildings in White Rock. The store proper is on the first floor and Mr & Mrs Burnaby and their 5 children live upstairs.

Both of the Burnaby’s are half elven/half human, so given the workings of genetics, they have two human, two elven and one half elven offspring.

The store itself stocks a very wide range of merchandise, from foods and spices to tools and dry goods. They have clothing, shoes, various medicinal compounds and a limited selection of weapons. You can special order just about anything and get it within a time period from days to weeks.

Besides being the primary place to shop, Burnaby’s is also a local gathering place, especially for older folks. The large front porch is seldom empty of quilters, knitters, game players or just folks discussing the village goings on.

Burnaby’s is open 6 days a week from dawn to dusk.
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The Doclopedia #1,653

The Village Of White Rock: The Clear Sky Inn

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The Clear Sky Inn is owned and operated by the married Wizards Portia and Lyset Gilkon. The two ladies opened the inn 120 years ago and have improved it steadily until it is the two story, 12 room place you see today.

The big attraction of the Clear Sky Inn is the fact that a powerful spell keeps the sky above the inn clear year ’round. In 120 years, not a drop of rain or flake of snow (rare in these parts) has fallen on the inn or the property for 30 feet around it. No cloud has ever darkened the sky.

Besides very comfortable and clean rooms, the inn has excellent food and a fine bar. Most nights there is some sort entertainment. On Moondays, there is a ladies tea.

The Clear Sky Inn is always open.
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The Rare And Beautiful Floating Cattle Of Potawango Island

…for the love of God, don’t stand under them!
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The Doclopedia #1,650
The Village Of White Rock: An Introduction

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The village of White Rock is situated on a large wide bend in the Sorsis River, 100 miles due west of South Bay and 80 miles due east of Dragon Hill. In fact, the bend is caused by the huge stone mass the village is named for. The rock itself is 250 feet wide along the river, extends back another 400 feet and rises to a height of 175 feet, leaning out over the river a few yards.

This wide spot in the river allows for barges and other river vessels to tie up at the docks and take on cargo, supplies, or just have a rest. Half a dozen boats pass through every day, but during the harvest season, that number can triple.

The village is located at the “T” intersection of Trade Road One and Wheat Road, in the central valley of Valduria. As the name Wheat Road implies, the area is mostly covered by vast wheat fields, along with a number of other types of farms.

The population of White Rock is about 80% Human, 10% Halfling and 10% various other peoples. The total population is around 600 people. A mayor is elected every 3 years and nobody can be mayor more than once without waiting 6 years. The village council is made up of 6 adults whose names are drawn at random. They also serve for 2 years.

Aside from the occasional fight between river boatmen, White Rock is a peaceful place.

Famous Residents of White Rock

Mercuria Gold: Famous archer and hunter of the undead

Wodly Boxhill: Royal Chef to King Erak of Valduria (1056-1103)

Lork: Red Troll warrior and Defender of the Greenwood

Dinnia Lindsale: Current Headmistress at Glowleaf’s School of Magic For Young People
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The Doclopedia #1,651

The Village Of White Rock: The Leaping Stag


As with most villages and towns, White Rock started out as a stop along a road, and the Leaping Stag is where travelers stopped to quench their thirst.

First built as a three room wooden building in 885, the tavern is now considerably larger, but still serving up drinks to thirsty travelers, river folk and farmers 305 years later.

The Zanderz family has owned and operated the Leaping Stag since day one. Rilla Zanderz, the current matriarch of the family, has contracted with many breweries and wineries to ensure that the selection of drinks is a varied one.

The Leaping Stag is located at #1 Trade Road One and is open from 8:00 am until 3:00 am every day.

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