The Defense of Silver Hollow
An ancient fortified town on the only sizable pass in the Eastcliff mountains, Silver Hollow is now the hub of trade between the breadbasket to the west and the gold, salt, and gems of the eastern desert Caliphate.
Silver Hollow is controlled by a complex hierarchy of (mostly) Tiefling noble families. The family that owns the Exchange, the great central trade hall, is the most powerful, followed by the insurance house, various bankers and lenders, the insurance cartels, and the minor houses that dabble in specialty trades.Notable houses:
- House Deepvein. Not surprisingly, the old money of this family came from its rich mines. After the mines of Silver Hollow closed nearly 300 years ago, the Deepveins put their money to use financing trade caravans. They bought and now control the Exchange and are the most powerful and influencial of the Noble Families.
- House Vallund. The Vallunds have their hands in many pies – if you want 3000 bushels of Wessexshire grain, it will be delivered; a single gem of particular color and cut, they will have it at your door, safely and quickly; suddenly in need of large quantities of gold coins, and it will be available…for a price. The Vallund House Troops are the most well-trained and organized of the families, though the title of Sheriff is not held by a Vallund for the first time in many years.
- House al-Sansur. This former caravaning Shifter tribe found that it could make more money in more comfort by insuring fellow traders than by leading loaded camels across the desert. The al-Sansur sheik settled the tribe in Silver Hollow and replaced the original owners of the insurance house and also runs the Blue Sun Syndicate, the most powerful of the insurance syndicates. Though they still keep ties with their brethren in the Caliphate, they have far more in common with the other houses of Silver Hollow than with any nomadic tribe or desert Emir.
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Topics: Silver Hollow’s Army