Coral Reef

Coral Reef


Coral Reef is on on the northeastern shore of Skull Island. It is a Large sized town of almost 8000 people. It is built with a cliff to its east overlooking the Great Ocean. To the north, the plateau the city is built on tapers down to the Shrouded forest. Its west is bordered by even taller mountains. South, like north tapers to open plains.
While it has no major port, north of the city, is a natural inlet Harbor. It is owned by the Daventree Family and use exclusively by the four oldest noble houses, Daventree, Abor, Steele. and Kerlan.


Coral Reef was founded by a group of adventurers looking for fortune in the Shrouded Forest. They discovered the plateau in the year 340. The area was home to a vicious pack of bugbears. The four adventurers, Ari Daventree, Marmell Arbor, Garmin Steele, and Victor Kerlin set out to drive the bugbears back into the mountain from whence the believe they came. Once they did, they marveled at the view from the Cliff side, and together built an inn/ tavern. It was called the Overlook and still stands today. They often returned after their adventures, and soon had homes built there. People came from all around and slowly a town grew. The four named it Coral Reef, after the city that once stood to the south, when the Island was a part of the Kingdom of Eroth.
As Coral Reef grew into a Thriving town, the four nobles worked out a deal with the new inhabitants. They got together the richest of the newcomers and offered them a piece of the city. For a price, they could buy land and become a member of the House of Nobles that would rules the city. With this arrangement, the four split the town four ways, and began making deals with the other nobles. Even today this agreement is still open, though a bit more complicated. Now, the House of Nobles has to vote on who is allowed to purchase land. Although the four founders sold much of their portions of the land, they still retain a great deal, and each one has a large estate just outside of the city to the north, before the Shrouded Forest. Other nobles have tried to claim land in that region and build, but the area is dangerous and no one has yet been able to do so safely.


According to the town charter and the agreement made with the founding houses, the town is ruled by a house of nobles, all being equal. In truth however, the four houses hold most of the power, as each of the other nobles usually owe some debt to one of them. The House of Daventree is actually the most influential, though it has the least amount of nobles in its debt. It holds power, because it simply has not sold much of its holdings. The family owns roughly 40% of the town. In fact while the other founding houses were selling, Daventree was buying from anyone who could not afford to keep their land, growing it’s ownership of the city. Because of this, There are many in the city that somehow owe their livelihood to the Daventrees and will not often vote against them. There are also rumors that the Noble family has a way of bringing retribution to those who do not see thing their way.


Coral Reef has a standing city guard of about 100. There is also a standby militia that they can also rely on. The noble also pledge to defend the city from any attack when they are given a seat in the house. There is no Navy, though the city has an alliance with the Captain’s Council of Freeport, that they can call upon them for aid in case of an attack by sea. Coral reef hold no real advantage for anyone invading, and has little need to defend itself. The biggest threat to the city is monster threats from the surrounding wilderness or its own internal politics.


The town is mostly self sufficient, growing its foodstuff on the large estates of the founding houses. The cities biggest exports are coral and pearls. The city is known for the beautiful Coral that grown at the bottom or the cliffs. It is also the only place on Nor where one can find Black Pearls. There are oyster that live in the sand deep on the ocean floor at the base of the high cliffs. There is an unusual strong current that makes normal diving that deep impossible, as it pushes all divers out toward the sea. There are a group of famous daredevils, that have found a way to gather these oysters. They dive from the top of the cliffs, using gravity to help them reach the ocean floor. They then scoop whatever is there, and allow the current to pull them out. Most of these trips end in empty oysters, which are still worth up to 10 GP a QT due to their rarity. When one is found with a black pearl though, the diver is set for life. The pearls are worth up to 1000gp on the market. The noble whop is sponsoring that diver takes precautions that the divers does not try to escape with the pearl. They pay them well, and punish any attempts at stealing the pearls harshly.

Notable Places

Overlook Tavern - This tavern overlook the high cliffs of the city. It is the only public building facing the eastern side of the city, the other building taken up by private residences.

Notable People

Gabriel Daventree - While there are many Daventrees in the family, only one of each generation sits in the House of Nobles. That person is usually the Heir to the Daventree Legacy. That hier is Gabriel Daventree. Gabriel spent most of his young life in Seaport learning magic at the acadamy. He was called to Coral Reef when his mother Rebecca died. He took his place as heir and at first was a great foe of the Arbors. He left the city for some time, and when he returned, he allied with Analee and voted the Steeles off of the Noble's council. Now the Daventree and Arbor's are great allies, and control the city completley.

Analee Arbor - Ardor noble sitting in the House. She is known to be ruthless when it comes to getting what she wants, and hedonistic in her pleasures. She delights in making people do thing they would not normally do.

Tanis Kerlin - The Kerlin's are a merchant family, and have made a name for themselves in the moneychanging business and banks. The Kerlin Vault hold much of the funds of the wealthiest nobles in the city. Tanis himself runs the vault, and facilitates business amoung the nobles. He is also the city treasurer, in charge of managing the tax collectors. Tanis is also famous for his skill in guncrafting. Outside of Coral reef guns are almost unheard of, as the powder needed to make them work is very volitile. The kerlins have found a way to stabalize that mixture, using a secret ingredient that can only be found here in Coral reef.

Other Noble houses

Rejicks - This family was sponsored by the Arbor's and remain very loyal.
Enlonquicedo's - A prominant merchant family trading on most of Coral Reef.
Halloways - A family almost as old as the founders. The family is always run by three matriarch, who sit on the house of nobles, but have one vote.
Laniers - No nonsense businessman, recently inducted into the house.
Lightner - This family of Scholars originally from Arnonia, have established several libraries and schools in the north. - No longer on the council on nobles, voted off.
Steele - Once a founding member of Coral Reef, thier representative on the council has dissapeared and there has been no replacement named. Many of the Steele family have left the city, and so they have been voted off the council.

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