Saga of the Dragon Cult (Mavrickindigo)
Maps show that fifteen years ago the settlement of Khor’mot was little more than a collection of old farmhouses, a chapel and a single village tavern. All that changed when the master swordsman Demos Jaraque (recently exiled from Archbridge) settled in the area and opened a school dedicated to the art of the sword. Bringing with him a rogue’s court of duelists and warriors, Master Jaraque was granted a small holding by Archbridge nobles looking to put as much distance between themselves and Jaraque as possible. In its early years, the school was informal at best, with discussion of tactics held over the kitchen table, while sparring took place in the hayloft. Since that time the school has expanded considerably, but still retains much of its rustic flavor, owing much to the personality of its master. A vibrant town has sprung up around Jaraque’s academy, with armor and bladesmiths, tanners, taverns, inns and hostelries of every sort. Despite Jaraque’s penchant for mischief, the town itself is relatively peaceful; few rivalries arise that can’t be sorted out through a friendly battle with mock weapons, and those that insist on causing trouble must first meet with the master’s blade. Those hoping to join the school need only journey to Khor’mot and seek an audience with Jaraque. A small cave complex outside of town is maintained for the sole purpose of testing new
Finally, those exploring the environs surrounding Khor’mot might chance across a simple cave, hung with ferns and set beside a small waterfall. In the back of this overhang is a simple marble statue depicting a women arrayed in noble dress and with a sword by her side. Locals refer to figure as the Statue of the Sword Saint, though none can explain its purpose or how it came to be placed in the cave.