The Realms of Adventure
Over the last hundred years, Ravens Bluff has eclipsed Calaunt as the largest city in the region. Danger, intrigue, action, and rumors abound in this adventurer’s paradise. Ravens Bluff is sweeter smelling than the tannery-scented Calaunt and less structured than Tantras, with its rigid economic social and political class arrangements. As a result, most immigrants choose to settle here.
Ravens Bluff straddles the mouth of the Fire River on the eastern shore of the Dragon Reach, that most northerly arm of the Sea of Fallen Stars. Ravens Bluff stands just north of the Earthfast Mountains, on the site of the onetime dwarven city called Sarbreen (or The Realm of the Glimmering Swords).
The hereditary nobles include the Blacktree, Longbottle, Taldavar, and Sinaran families. Blacktree has the reputation of a history of adventuresome rogues and own a two thousand acre estate outside of the city and a townhouse in the city. Longbottle has the reputation of honorable service to the city either in government or in a Knightly order. They are less wealthy than most of the noble families. House Taldavar has the reputation of wise, humorless elders with extensive investments. They are rumored to have extensive holdings in Sembia. The Sinaran moon elf clan is the only nonhuman noble house. Lady Silva Sinaran is also unusual in that she serves as the editor of the Ravens Bluff Trumpeter and keeps her finger on the pulse of the city. Merchant House Raphiel was once noble, but has fallen on hard times. The daughter is reputed to be very beautiful and courted both Anton Blacktree and Reginald Longbottle.