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This gazetteer is a draft: it is unfinished and that should be considered when reading it. Special attention should be paid to text marked DRAFT, EDIT, or TK.
DRAFT Bellybrush Gazetteer
Bellybrush is town in the Green Delta. It is the primary suburb of the human city of Ack, located about a half-mile east along the Kingsroad. The town was founded in 701bc as a retirement community for the fisherfolk of Ack, and quickly grew into an agricultural community in its own right, focused around the raising of pigs.
DRAFT Founding of Bellybrush
The town of Bellybrush was founded in 701bc by retiring fisherfolk.
DRAFT Bellybrush During the Lull
The Lull was the brief period of time after the Age of Heroes, but before the start of the Great Wars, roughly 20pc to 40pc. It was a peaceful and prosperous time for Bellybrush, which had served as a base for many of the heroes of the previous age.
Those heroes, now retired, helped humans begin to take their first steps toward recovering from the Collapse here in town. For example, in 22pc, the Chandlers Guild office, at the time the organization's headquarters, was where the wax clock was invented.
In 34pc, the first issue of the newspaper The Bellybrush Review was printed.
In 53pc, Barnabus Trent moved to town and established Ye Olde Curio shop.
DRAFT Bellybrush During the Great Wars
In 70pc, Nell was found on the steps of the orphanage.
In 74pc, The Bellybrush Review ran an expose demonstrating the Red Union, then the "Red Ward," did not provide any services.
In 75pc, the editors of The Bellybrush Review are found guilty and hanged for libel.
In 76pc, Nell begins to work part-time for Barnabus Trent at Ye Olde Curio Shop.
DRAFT Bellybrush During the Reconstruction Era
On the 14th of Sleeting, 80pc, the Chandlers Guild bought the printing press formerly owned by The Bellybrush Review
DRAFT Contemporary Bellybrush
DRAFT Map of Bellybrush
|11||entrance to the sewers|
|13||the cobbler shop|
|14||the money lender|
|21||the cheese shop|
|22||the ramen shop|
|24||Beynway Boarding House|
|47||Cock o the Walk|
|1||basement of Ye Olde Curio Shop|
|4||basement of the Chandlers Guild|
DRAFT Beggar's Alley
Beggar's Alley is a road in the southern part of town, near the Green River. As the name suggests, it's where many of the town's poorest residents live. Among the residents is Budlock Baster.
DRAFT Boundary Street
Before the Walk was built, Boundary Street was the original riverfront street in town.
DRAFT Gibbet Street
Gibbet Street is one of the oldest streets in the town, and one of the poorest. At the southern end of the street, at the intersection with Boundary Street there is a barren gibbet: two tall poles on either side of the street, with a thick board slung between them. The poles are covered in death masks, a mundane treasure used to remember those executed for their crimes.
Near where Gibbet Street intersects with the Walk, there is an assemblage of old wooden houses that have grown into one property. Among the residents are Wadren Smith, a 16-year-old orphan who raises pigs, and Holman Holder, a 55-year old who "steals" those pigs, as a prank. Nell also spends a lot of time here, even though she lives at the orphanage.
DRAFT The Walk
The Walk runs parallel to the southern bank of the Green River.
The asylum is the local prison.
The barber-surgeon is the town's healthcare worker.
DRAFT Beynway Boarding House
Beynway Boarding House is one of the town's older hotels.
The butcher is the local meat seller. The shop specializes in aged sausages.
DRAFT Chandlers Guild
The local office the Chandlers Guild is a squat brick building.
Cheers is a high-end liquor store.
DRAFT Cheese Shop
The cheese shop sells a wide variety of local cheeses, as well as a rare collection of foreign products.
DRAFT Cobbler Shop
The cobbler shop is a shoe-selling and -making business. Due to the unfortunate name, they also sell cobblers, the baked good, though their stock in that is often stale.
DRAFT Cock o the Walk
The Cock o the Walk is a bar and music venu on the south bank of the Green River, east of /Gibbet Street.
Cornocopia is a high-end restaurant.
DRAFT The Fair
The Fair is a small market in the north part of town. Recently constructed, it features booths from local artists and craftsfolk.
DRAFT Freddy's Fuels
Freddy's Fuels sells charcoal for nearby households.
DRAFT Grape Vine
The Grape Vine is a low-class tavern.
DRAFT Hamaking Warehouse
Owned by two brothers, Hamaking Warehouse is a shipping company on the west end of Boundary Street.
DRAFT Kaldura's House
Kaldura's House is a brothel.
DRAFT Leaping Eel
The Leaping Eel is a large tavern north of the Kingsroad as it enters the west part of town. Outside the tavern is a Red Union job board and postal box.
DRAFT Madrin's Shack
Madrin's Shack is a squashboard hovel built just north of Gibbet Street's intersection with Boundary Street. Madrin, an individual escaped from the local asylum, built the shack on the 2nd of Melting, 80pc. The shack often smells strongly of fresh hay, and when the area is quiet, passerbys can hear Madrin inside, shouting at himself.
DRAFT Southbank House
The Southbank House is a large run-down house built in the earliest days of Bellybrush. Wadren Smith lives here with Holman Holder, though the two are not really friends.
The market is where most locals buy their food and clothing.
DRAFT Masked Mortuary
Masked Mortuary is a small building at the corner of Boundary and Gibbet Streets.
DRAFT Meig's Mercantile
Meig's Mercantile sells lots of things imported from the New World.
Midway is the town's largest park.
DRAFT Money Lender
A squat stone building, the money lender is where locals secure loans on collateral - it's a pawn shop.
The netmaker is a small building that makes and sells fishing nets.
DRAFT Old Bastion
The Old Bastion is a dinner-with-a-show restaurant that appeals to tourists coming into the Bellybrush on their way to visit Ack.
The Orphanage is run by Mother Jaffa, and also serves as a laundromat.
DRAFT Par Weaponry
Dokas and Milly Par ran Par Weaponry before their daughter Negalis murdered them. Now, the building is empty.
The Red Union holds the deed.
DRAFT Ramen Shop
The ramen shop serves one type of ramen each day, at a very low price.
DRAFT Redbrick Flats
Redbrick Flats is a brick building where many of the town's poor live in cramped flats.
Sovel's is a small restaurant and general store run by Henri Sovel.
The Steamworks is a sculpture gallery displaying works built by local farmers out of old equipment.
The tenement is shared housing.
DRAFT The Wynd
The Wynd is a large tavern near the middle of town.
DRAFT Tobacco Hut
The tobacco hut is a small tobacco store.
The undertaker is where town residents take their dead, if they are too wealthy to consider Masked Mortuary.
DRAFT Waterfront Fletcher
Waterfront Fletcher is an archery and camping supply store.
DRAFT Westmeet Market
Westmeet Market is a small market in the middle of town.
DRAFT Ye Olde Curio Shop
Ye Olde Curio Shop is a cramped thrift store. Formerly owned and run by Barnabus Trent, the building was abandoned on the 18th of Blooming, 80pc.
DRAFT Pasta Palace
Pasta Palace is a restaurant franchise founded here in town, now with locations all over the GAME area. One of the few things the franchise dictates between locations is that all menu items should be named after pasta dishes, for example cake is "brownie lasagna," and some inane "health" regulations like not adding salt to anything.
DRAFT Old Wall
While presumably the Old Wall used to be part of a larger structure, all that remains is a five-foot tall, two-foot wide assembly of limestone bricks. It is covered, entirely, in painted graffiti.
DRAFT Red Keep
The Red Keep is a small folly on the north bank of the Green River.
The town of Bellybrush has a sophisticated sewer system, constructed during the Magic Revolution. Many local businesses have had basements that extend into it, while others have sealed theirs off. Thus, the exact layout of the sewers is impossible to know.
The Westgate is a folly made of limestone on the north side of the bridge that crosses the Green River on the west end of town.
DRAFT Notable Organizations and People
DRAFT Aaron Pollar
Aaron Pollar is an employee of the Chandlers Guild.
DRAFT Mother Jaffa
Mother Jaffa is a human who runs the orphanage in the town of Bellybrush.
DRAFT Budlock Baster
Budlock Baster is a human beggar who lives in Bellybrush. He is often in the area around Beggar's Alley.
DRAFT Bellybrush Flayer
The Bellybrush Flayer is a rumored serial killer in town. He's suspected to be responsible for the death of several poor residents, all found without their faces.
DRAFT Arandul Nabrish
Arandul Nabrish is a young human who lives with his father Daxol, running the Masked Mortuary. He has gotten in trouble for pickpocketing before.
DRAFT Daxol Nabrish
Daxol Nabrish is an older human who lives with his son Arandul, running the Masked Mortuary.
Madrin is a mostly-human individual whose great-great-great-grandfather was a goblin named Madrin Squeal. Madrin was born in 44pc, in the town of Marby, southwest of Bellybrush.
An emotional child, Madrin had trouble growing up and finding work as an adult. He found himself in the custody of the asylum by the time he was in his twenties. He was held there until the 28th of Winter, 80pc, when he escaped.
After his escape, he built himself a shack in the area of Gibbet Street. His emotional outbursts have recently been getting worse, and he's begun to develop a strange body odor, smelling strongly of hay.
Nubbles is a young human girl who lives in the tenement.
DRAFT Dokas Par
Dokas Par was a blacksmith and weapon-seller who lived at Par Weaponry with his wife Milly before they were murdered by their daughter Negalis.
DRAFT Milly Par
Milly Par was a blacksmith and weapon-seller who lived in town with her husband Dokas before they were murdered by their daughter Negalis.
DRAFT Wadren Smith
Wadren Smith is a young impoverished human who lives on at the Southbank House, where he breeds pigs.
DRAFT Henri Sovel
Henri Sovel is the proprietor of Sovel's.
DRAFT Holman Holder
Holman Holder is an impoverished human who lives at the Southbank House with Wadren Smith, though the two aren't really friends.
Nell is a young human girl who lives at the orphanage and spends a lot of time at the Southbank House. Until recently, she often helped Barnabus Trent at his Ye Olde Curio Shop.
- Sometimes called "humanity's enduring heart," Ack is the de facto capital of human civilization. See Atlas of Ack.
- Pollar, Aaron
- aged sausage
- Sturdy and savory, a common trade good. See "Aged Sausage" in Catalog of Mundane Things.
- Age of Heroes
- A time of great folk and deeds, exaggerated by memory. See History of the Age of Heroes.
- TK See "Asylum".
- As skilled a health-care worker as one can find. See "Barber-Surgeon".
- Baster, Budlock
- TK See "Budlock Baster".
- Beggar's Alley
- TK See "Beggar's Alley".
- Bellybrush Flayer
- An alleged serial killer who removes their victims faces. See "Bellybrush Flayer".
- Bellybrush Review, The
- TK TK
- A prosperous suburb, where trends go to die. The subject of this gazetteer.
- Beynway Boarding House
- TK See "Beynway Boarding House".
- Boundary Street
- TK See "Boundary Street".
- TK See "Butcher".
- Chandlers Guild
- TK See "Chandlers Guild". This is one office of a larger organization. A human commercial organization that involves itself in everything from apiculture to newspapers. See "Chandlers Guild" in Human Culture and Physiology.
- TK See "Cheers".
- Cheese Shop
- TK See "Cheese Shop".
- Cobbler Shop
- TK See "Cobbler Shop"/
- Cock o the Walk
- TK See "Cock o the Walk".
- Collapse, the
- TK See History of the Collapse.
- TK See "Cornocopia".
- death masks
- TK See "Death Masks" in the Catalog of Mundane Things.
- Fair, the
- Gibbet Street
- TK See "Gibbet Street".
- A species of short humanoids just smart enough to get themselves into real trouble. See "Goblins" in Encyclopedia of Magic Creatures.
- Grape Vine
- TK See "Grape Vine".
- Great Wars
- TK See History of the Great Wars.
- Green Delta
- A region densely settled by humans, prosperous and cultured. See Geography and Settlements of the Green Delta.
- Green River
- TK See "Green River" in Cultures and Geography of the Old World.
- Hamaking Warehouse
- See "Hamakings Warehouse" in the Bellybrush Gazetteer. See "Hamaking Warehouse".
- Holder, Holman
- TK See "Holder Holman".
- A species of sapient bipeds that spend time to save time. See Human Culture and Physiology.
- job board
- Kaldura's House
- TK See "Kaldura's House".
- Leaping Eel
- See "Leaping Eel".
- Lull, the
- TK See History of the Lull.
- TK See "Madrin".
- Madrin's Shack
- TK See "Madrin's Shack".
- Magic Revolution
- TK See History of the Magic Revolution.
- TK See Marby Gazetteer.
- TK See "Market".
- Masked Mortuary
- TK See "Masked Mortuary".
- Meig's Mercantile
- TK See "Meig's Mercantile".
- TK See "Midway".
- money lender
- TK See "Money Lender".
- Mother Jaffa
- TK See "Mother Jaffa".
- Nabrish, Arandul
- TK See "Arandul Nabrish".
- Nabrish, Daxol
- TK See "Daxol Nabrish".
- TK See "Nell".
- TK See "Netmaker".
- New World
- TK See Cultures and Geography of the New World.
- TK See "Nubbles".
- Old Bastion
- TK See "Old Bastion".
- Old Wall
- TK See "Old Wall".
- TK See "Orphanage".
- Par, Dokas
- TK See "Dokas Par".
- Par, Milly
- TK See "Milly Par".
- Par, Negalis
- TK TK
- Par Weaponry
- TK See "Par Weaponry".
- TK See "Pigs" in Encyclopedia of Mundane Creatures.
- postal box
- TK See "Postal Box" in Catalog of Mundane Things.
- printing press
- TK See "Printing Press" in Catalog of Mundane Things.
- Ramen Shop
- TK See "Ramen Shop".
- Redbrick Flats
- TK See "Redbrick Flats".
- Red Keep
- TK See "Red Keep".
- Red Union
- TK See "Red Union" in Human Culture and Physiology.
- Smith, Wadren
- TK See "Wadren Smith".
- Southbank House
- TK See "Southbank House".
- Sovel, Henri
- TK See "Henri Sovel".
- TK See "Sovel's".
- Squeal, Madrin
- TK TK
- TK See "Steamworks".
- TK See "Tenement".
- tobacco hut
- TK See "Tobacco Hut".
- Trent, Barnabus
- TK TK
- TK See "Undertaker".
- TK See "The Walk".
- Waterfront Fletcher
- TK See "Waterfront Fletcher".
- Westmeet Market
- TK See "Westmeet Market".
- Wynd, the
- TK See Wynd.