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NPC: Latis

Location: Morcraven Marsh Winery

Coordinates: 146, 357

Start NPC for Quests:

  1. Wine Quest

Co-owner of the Morcraven Marsh winery, he was adopted at age 12 by Vesine's father.


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You see a young man who is a busy. He turns his head and asks:
Hello, friend. Anything I can help you with?

My name is Latis. Nice to meet you.

I am the co-owner of this winery. I handle the production of the wine, supplies, quality assurance, and miscellaneous things as needed. Vesine handles the rest.

Morcraven Marsh
A very nice and quiet place. I spent more than half of my life here, and except for some trips to Whitestone or Portland for various supplies, this is where my home is. Unfortunately, I don't interact much with the locals here, I only know Kelcha and Edlera. It's not like there are many people around in the first place.

Portland is a big city, North of here. It's a port and, as such, a major point of trade. I go there twice a week to buy sugar and cinnamon. Sometimes I also have to go there whenever we have to ship our products oversea. All in all, it's a nice place, but I wouldn't like to live there. I like my job too much, and this place is great.

She is about our age, so we did chat occasionally when we were younger. Now she is busy with her job, and I am busy with mine.

The winery is the most important industry here. Being the only wine production facility on the continent is a big responsibility for us. We can't afford to disappoint our customers, because even though we are the only place that produces wine, people can always import it. I came here when I was around 12, just after my parents died. Vesine's father adopted me

and treated me like I was his child. He was a very good man, and I grieved when he died. I felt as if I lost my parents twice...

Whitestone City is North East of here. While not a port city like Portland, it's the biggest city on the continent. I don't go there very often, maybe once a month, and I don't stay for more than 1-2 hours. The only exception was 2 weeks ago, when there was a big festival.

It's called the Good Will Festival, which is basically a huge drinking and eating contest. Previously it had some religious connotations, but with time people started to skip the preEL-DB.comlude (namely the prayers and offerings) and started to go straight to the subject, in this case eating and drinking. I can't really blame them, I am not a very religious guy either.

Still, it's a shame people lost their tradition. Some symbolism is always nice, reminds us that we also have a spiritual side, and we are not just simple animals, interested only in superficial things. This might sound like I am a hypocrite, me working in the wine industry and such, but sometimes I ponder about how we evolved over time.

Her father owned the place, and after he died she became the owner. She is a very nice, smart, attractive, and hard working girl, and I really admire her for all her strength. She handles the distribution, public relations, and the paperwork.

Parents died
I don't know what exactly happened. The house burned to the ground one night. I was over to a friend's house that night. I don't know if it was an accident, or it was some act of vengeance... Most likely, I will never known.

Buy wine
You will have to talk with Vesine about that, she handles the distribution.

They had some enemies, I believe. My father was part of the Portland council. I was young at that time, so they were reluctant to share their problems with me. But I did overhear various conversations, and from what I understood, there were some conflicts between my father and the chamber of commerce.

Like I was saying, I was still a child, and politics wasn't my favorite topic. I didn't know what would happen to my parents, so I pretty much ignored the details... Now I am really sorry, but, well, what can I do? It's not like I can go back in time.

Chamber of Commerce
Portland, like any major city, and especially as a big commercial port, has a board of supposedly trusted people, which regulates the commerce, by setting various rules, solving coEL-DB.comnflicts, setting or lifting taxes, and many other things I don't really know. The Portland Chamber of Commerce has 9 people, which seems to be the standard number across the land.

The Portland Council acts as a small scale government. Their role is to preside over the commerce, law enforcement, military pacts, and miscellaneous city tasks such as city maintenance, building standards, security, illumination, moral standards, etc.

Nice chatting with you!