Piros Barl
Piros Barl
Aliases -
Size Large City
Location Ibben, Tir'Ein
Ruler Domnitor Skarkov
Population 20,000
Exports -

Piros Barl is a city in the Vin-Roshu hills of Ibben, Tir'Ein and is the center of affairs in Ibben with a population of 20,000 with the vast majority of the population made of tieflings. Only 5% of the other citizens are other races; mostly humans, half-elves and half-orcs.

The city grew originally as a migratory city from Castle Darkspire, and then as a tin mining town. It is well known for is gothic architecture, cobbled streets, open courtyards and resident experts in both tinning and wizardry.

The Domnitor of Piros Barl was Lord Feket Sziv, but he was found after committing suicide in 1374. The populace of the town blames a figure known as "The Basilisk" for the tragedy as well as a theft from their treasury.

A new domnitor has been appointed, Keglan Skarkov by the dominion's adviser, Dr. Shaparu.

Traditions and Superstitions

Piros Barl has separated itself from the rest of Nora quite well in the past centuries and so such has acquired a unique culture. Below are some of the many societal rules one may find in Piros Barl.

  • One never goes outside after sundown.
  • It is rude to enter someone's home without being verbally invited unless one has been invited within the week.
  • One may only call another by their given name if friends or relatives.
  • Greetings are a handshake from man-to-man; a kiss to the forehead from man-to-woman and a hug from woman-to-woman.
  • Guests are expected to always stay for a large meal no matter the time of day.
  • Flowers are given as a gift of friendship and appreciation regardless of sex.
  • Salt can halt evil spirits, while garlic can banish them altogether.
  • Bits of cotton in the ears will keep away illness and dementia.
  • Sitting on rock or the ground will bring bad luck.
  • Talking about future success, especially boasting about it, is considered bad luck. It is considered better to be silent until the success has been achieved or to even sound pessimistic.
  • Birds that land on a windowsill should be chased away. If they tap on the window, or fly into it (open or closed) it is considered a very bad omen (often of death).
  • If you must step over a person on the ground, one must do so backwards.
  • Unmarried people should not sit at the corner of the table. Otherwise they will not marry.
  • One should never hand a blade directly to another person, as it is said that the two will get into a fight. Instead a person should always place the blade down on a surface, and only then can the other person pick it up.
  • When you have alcohol, it must be drunk until it is gone.. One should not put a glass with alcohol back on the table.
  • It is not allowed to fill a glass being held in the air.
  • Rain is good luck.

Notable Residents

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