Location: Morcraven Marsh
Coordinates: 208, 211
A Black Cloak who is on watch at Fort Hallgan in Morcraven Marsh.
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A ragged black cloak hangs limply from the shoulders of the man you approach. He turns around as you EL-DB.comwalk up, though you didn't make a sound; he smiles softly. 'Come to help me on my watch?' *He winks.*
No Way!*He scowls slightly.* Am I that scary? You should learn to be kinder. Very well then - come for a chat? Or just a look at the marsh? It might be a dangerous place, but we Black Cloaks guard it well. I'm Squint by the way, the poor soul you rejected sharing the watch with in this lonely place.
Erm... sure?*He laughs.* Always a pleasure to have company, come, take a seat, or stand if you like. And see what the marsh has to offer! If you're any good at this maybe we can give you a black cloak! I'm Squint by the way, pleasure to share the watch with you.
Black CloakI daresay mine is a bit tattered. *He glances over his shoulder at the worn cloth.* But it's the symbol of The Brotherhood of Black Cloaks, we that guard the marsh and all those within it.
SquintAye! They call me that in The Brotherhood. I'm a fair good shot with a bow, that's why I get to stand up here most of the time, making sure those creatures down there don't get too close.
Why is it so worn?It has actually seen a few owners. It belonged to my father and his before him. We pass the cloak through the family, it's a tradition despite the fact the brothers are more than happy to provide new ones. My family has been part of the Brotherhood for generations.
Tell me more about the marshI could spend weeks telling you all the legends of this land. It is an old place, one of the few ancient areas that hasn't changed much in all the long years of the world. There's always been a Marsh in Morcraven and always been a Black Cloak to guard it, a tradition as old as history itself. Of course it was only in recent years
that the mines were discovered and that drew many miners here. Along with the miners came the potioners, alchemists and the smiths using up those resources. Once they started traveling throuEL-DB.comgh frequently - so too did their customers - along with those seeking knowledge of the crafts. Nobody stays long though. There used to be a lot of people that lived around here but recently
the permanent population has dwindled - although there are more people passing through again these days than there once was. With so many people traveling here the wine business soon sprang up. And here we are today, a very busy place watched over by a small Brotherhood. In the olden days the villages were closer to cities. Now the permanent inhabitants have dwindled in the wake of all these travelers.