Roderic's Cove

Roderic's Cove
(City)
Nation Varisia
Region Riddleport
Size Small town
Population 1,100
Ruler Captain Jess Gildersleeve, port-governor

Source: The Hook Mountain Massacre, pg(s). 67

Situated on the Varisian Gulf at the mouth of the Chavali River, Roderic's Cove is a small town that serves as an alternative destination for merchants too nervous to dock at the pirate-controlled city of Riddleport.[1]

History

Roderic's Cove was founded about seventy years ago as part of the wave of emigrants leaving the city of Magnimar, led by the notorious privateer Sir Roderic.[1] Looking for a smaller and less structured way of life, they founded such communities as Riddleport and Roderic's Cove. Most of these outposts did not survive, falling prey to native creatures or the countless other rigors of frontier life.[2] Despite attacks by the bandits and goblins of the Churlwood, not to mention countless pirate attacks, the town flourished. Approximately 10 years ago the pirate captains of Riddleport finally decided that Roderic's Cove was too juicy a plum not to pluck, and brought the town under their control.[1][3] The town has continued to flourish, however, as the pirates of Riddleport have spared the town ensuring its success as a shipping and trading port.[4]

Current Politics

Recently, tales of Sir Roderic's ghost have surfaced among the townsfolk as the cause of a mysterious wave of ship scuttling in the harbour; the leadership fear insurrection, however, and maybe this is the beginning of an all-out revolution.[4]

Government

Captain Jess Gildersleeve currently serves as Roderic's Cove's port-governor and balances her own profits with ensuring the Riddleport overlords get their own decent cut too.[4]

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