Campaign of the Month: September 2016
Age of Serpents
A quaint-looking port town on the west coast of Garund, 90 miles due south of Senghor. It rests on small cove. With its thatched conical rooftops, stone and bamboo walls and a port surrounded by white, sandy beaches, Suum’tero possesses an entrancing atmosphere. The main attraction seems to be the dock inn, which is a multilevel wooden affair on stilts.
Suum’tero had a healthy economy, which was mainly supported by fishing, trade and entertainment. Nuts, hardwoods, copra, palm oil, exotic meats and skins, and cotton were the chief products, and a lucrative slave trade is seen as a necessary evil. Cotton textiles, dyed with elaborate native patterns, and traditional carvings made in town or looted from the interior were also valuable commodities. Suum’tero lacked people skilled in war, and they paid a hefty “protection” price to both passing pirates and the Senghor navy.
Despite its strengths and weaknesses, Suum’taru was most likely headed towards a growing future under the leadership of Captain Massingale, a mariner and priest of Shimye-Magalla.