City of Thieves
40’); AC 5 (chain mail); F1; hp 7; #AT 1; Dmg
1d8 (long sword), 1d4 (dagger); S 12, D 10, C
13, I 10, W 9, Ch 10; SV F1; ML 9; XP 13; 1d6
sp, 1d4 cp.
“Oldcastle was once the castle, home of
the Duke and his family. I’d wager its
walls hold secrets better left uncovered.”
—Captain Willam Foster
Location: Central area of the South Ward.
Neighborhoods: Middle-class with some
Common Businesses: Armorers,
blacksmiths, bowyers, churches, hostlers, inns,
leatherworkers, moneylenders, scholars
Watch Presence: Moderate (Day); Low
Things to Remember: The Oldcastle
District was the first city district established in
Dolmvay and its buildings are made almost
entirely of stone. Think City Watchmen entering
and leaving the barracks, citizens of Dolmvay
bringing grievances before the courts, and
public executions and other punishments.
This sturdy fortress was once the seat of
Duke Dolm’s power. After the Ducal Palace was
constructed in Z350, Oldcastle became the
home of the City Watch. It is here that the
Watchlord of Dolmvay and his advisors hear
grievances, sentence offenders, and oversee
other day-to-day matters of law and order. The
dungeons of Oldcastle are feared by criminals
all over the Duchy.
This barracks compound is the main barracks
of the City Watch. It consists of a mess hall,
stables, kennels, and several long barracks and
private dorms occupied mainly by unmarried
St. Raymont’s Square
St. Raymont was a warrior-priest who was
known for his strict morals and devotion to law
and order. Also known as Punishment Square,
this open courtyard contains stocks, cages,
whipping posts, and a stone dais used for public
hangings, beheadings, and other executions.
The Watchlord’s balcony overlooks St.
Raymont’s Square and it is customary for the
Watchlord to lead the prayer to St. Raymont
that is said before executions. For lesser
punishments, the prayer is led by members of
the local church.
This tavern is frequented mainly by City
Watchmen, almen, clerks, and others who work
in the Oldcastle District. It is a one-story
structure that consists of a common taproom,
kitchens, and a few private chambers in the
rear. The King’s Justice serves Common quality
meals. It is owned and operated by the former
watch captain Ronnad of Baytown.
The Silver Orb is a pawnbroking and
moneylender’s shop owned and operated by a
former adventurer named Cadfan the
Moneylender. The shop caters mainly to those
wishing to borrow money to pay fines, and the
shop contains an odd mixture of junk and useful
items. Cadfan is known to buy, sell, and trade
exotic goods with adventurers, and the shop is
said to have untold wealth and several magical
items hidden away in a secret underground
vault. Cadfan lives alone in a small apartment
above the shop.
Oldtower, also known as the Tower of the
Fallen Lady, was used to house political
prisoners until the year Z298 when the Duchess
Alleson was found guilty of adultery. Rather
than have her executed for treason, Duke
Robilard val Dolm chose to imprison her in the
Duchess Alleson died shortly after in a
mysterious fire that consumed the upper levels
of the tower, but her body was never recovered,
and some legends say she made a dark pact
with a fire demon in order to win her freedom.