Redwood Hamlet

Redwood Hamlet is not, in fact, a hamlet. It has a population of just under six million, and boasts three- and four- storey buildings. It was named Redwood Hamlet because it was a hamlet in a redwood forest. The redwoods have all disappeared, but the city still stands.

Author: Bright Eyes
Appears In: If Truth Be Told, A Liar Am I


Redwood Hamlet is an isolated settlement. It was originally a trading port, but over time, people stopped trading. The name of the world has been forgotten - the people of Redwood don't care much for it as it doesn't affect their daily routine. It is set in a time similar to that of the Medieval age on Earth.


The land originally belonged to the native woodland tribes, who were nomadic. A man named Milano Flyaway and a few other traders from a distant kingdom brokered a truce with the woodland tribe, and set up a tiny trading town between the ocean and the redwood forest.As time passed, the trading post grew, as sailors began to create homes in the settlement. Then, for an unknown reason, all trade stopped. Farms were developed along the outskirts, and have been steadily pushed backwards as Redwood grew. The native folk who roamed the redwood forest were pushed out into the plains and mountains beyond, and have vowed to declare war should they be pushed any further.


It is a patriarchal autocracy: The king's word is law.


There are seven distinct districts in Redwood Hamlet:
The nobility, who live in huge sprawling houses, with huge sprawling lawns.
The upper middle class, who live in smaller houses, with smaller lawns.
The middle class, who live in moderate houses, without lawns.
The lower middle class, who live in small houses.
The working class, who stay in quarters at their workplace.
The squatters, who live anywhere - usually on the nobles' lawns.
The underworld, who populate a full third of the market square, and most of what would be the lower middle class section. Housing ranges from squatter to nobility.


A Common tongue is spoken throughout Redwood.
There are different dialects spoken in the native tribes.


Stacks: Copper pieces. Mostly worthless.
Leaves: Silver pieces. Most common. 50 stacks to a leaf.
Counters: Gold pieces. 20 leaves to a counter.
Shards: Platinum pieces. Rare. 50 counters to a shard.


There are many religions, followed by the people. They are listed in a book of 800 pages.


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