City of Thieves
District of Commons
“Hear ye! Hear ye! Now is to tell of the
Brotherhood of Wrath, a tale of
treachery and vile deeds that comes all
the way from Irrlendom!”
—City Crier Margaret Stelson
Location: North of the Market District
bordering the River District.
Neighborhoods: Middle-class with some
Common Businesses: Armorers, bakers,
blacksmiths, butchers, cobblers, farmers,
florists, hostlers, inns, taverns.
Watch Presence: Moderate (Day); Low
Things to Remember: The District of
Commons is the oldest district in Dolmvay with
many of its stone buildings, grassy parks, and
ancient statues dating back to the time of Vay.
It is now primarily a middle-class residential
and shop district inhabited by craftsmen,
merchants, soldiers, and retired adventurers.
Inn of the Gray Worm
The Inn of the Gray Worm caters mainly to
adventurers and sellswords. The first floor
contains a common taproom, several small
meeting rooms, kitchens, with stables out back
and a cellar below. The second floor contains
private sleeping chambers.
A collection of large jagged teeth are
mounted on a plaque behind the bar and the
proprietor, Jak Brindle, swears they were taken
from a gray worm he killed during his former
adventuring career. The Inn of the Gray Worm
serves Good quality meals.
The Old Brewery
This former guildworks brewery has been
abandoned for decades and has become a local
eyesore. It contains trash, debris, crumbling
vats, rotting barrels, and other brewing
equipment. The building has served as home for
orphans, beggars, thieves, feral dogs, and even
the occasional monster. The City Watch (or an
intrepid band of adventurers) is often called in
to address the citizens’ complaints.
This famous armorer’s shop is owned and
operated by the burly Marlon Grathane. The
first floor contains a display room in the front
with an open forge in the rear and a cellar
below. Grathane and his family live in a modest
home located directly across the street.
Grathane’s apprentices can build, mend, and
repair armor at the normal rates.
Grathane himself can be commissioned to
create armor that is far superior to normal
armor, at triple the normal cost. This armor
temporarily lowers the character’s Armor Class
by an additional -1. This armor loses its bonus
after sustaining a number of hits equal to 10 -
(armor’s normal AC).
For example, a suit of chain mail fashioned
by Grathane is treated as AC 4 until it suffers 5
successful strikes (10 – 5), after which time it
reverts to AC 5. The armor can be restored at a
price equal to the original cost of a normal suit
of armor of that type.
Eternal Flame of St.
Margaret of Calesto
St. Margaret of Calesto is a patron saint of
the poor and downtrodden. This shrine is
located in a small courtyard and consists of a
pedestal from which an eternal fire magically
burns. Those seeking to ward off poverty and
economic misfortune come here to leave items
of clothing, blankets, food, and other offerings
around the shrine. The poor and less fortunate
are encouraged to say a prayer of thanks and
take these items.
During the colder months, St. Margaret’s
fires can be seen burning in trash bins
throughout many of Dolmvay’s back alleys,
keeping orphans and beggars warm. It is
commonly believed that those who attempt to
douse these fires tend to suffer hardships in the
This grassy lawn is one of several local parks
lined with paths and dotted with statues and
fountains. It is a favorite site of street
performers and festivals. The park draws its
name from a ring of three tall standing stones
that lie at its center. These stones are rumored
to have both magical and religious significance.