Founded in 4666 ar along the Lost Coast, just a day’s ride north of Magnimar, Sandpoint has grown into a rustic and prosperous town of just over 1,200 citizens. The town has dealt with a number of disasters in the past 5 decades, including several powerful storms, goblin uprisings, trouble with dragons, devastating fires, and deranged serial killers. Yet Sandpoint weathered these trials and emerged stronger after each one. Today, the town hosts several thriving industries (including lumber, fishing, farming, and glassblowing) as well as a number of unique businesses and entertainment venues. The town seems comfortable in its transitory position between rural charm and urban convenience, and is a healthy and vibrant settlement despite its slow growth.
NG small town
Corruption +0; Crime +0; Economy +1; Law +0; Lore +2; Society +0
Qualities Prosperous, Rumormongering Citizens
Government autocracy (mayor)
Population 1,240 (1,116 humans, 37 halflings, 25 elves, 24 dwarves, 13 gnomes, 13 half-elves, 12 half-orcs)
Although Sandpoint is a relatively small town with citizens prone to living relaxed and unexciting lives, the town’s hinterlands hold numerous opportunities for adventure. As such, many of Sandpoint’s businesses cater to adventurers. The following locations and services offered in Sandpoint should be of particular interest to adventuring PCs.
Sandpoint Cathedral: Tended by Father Abstalar Zantus, a cleric of Desna, the Sandpoint Cathedral is a pantheistic temple that contains shrines to Abadar, Desna, Erastil, Gozreh, Sarenrae, and Shelyn. Zantus and his four 1st-level acolytes can provide a limited amount of healing every day.
Places to Relax: Sandpoint offers several places to relax and spend the night, including taverns, inns, and even a brothel. The White Deer and The Rusty Dragon are Sandpoint’s two inns—their prices are comparable, but the Rusty Dragon specifically caters to adventurers, and its owner, Ameiko Kaijitsu, has been known to offer discount rates to adventurers in return for entertaining tales of their escapades. For taverns and eateries, visitors can choose between Cracktooth’s Tavern (specializing in amateur entertainments, ale, and crunchy snacks), Fatman’s Feedbag (specializing in enormous servings of mediocre food, rum, and bar fights), the Hagfish (specializing in seafood, gambling, and boasting), Risa’s Place (specializing in potato dishes, cider, and stories; particularly valued by the locals since this place isn’t well known by visitors), and the Rusty Dragon (specializing in spicy and exotic dishes, mead, and adventurers). The Pixie’s Kitten is Sandpoint’s only brothel, but its sense of style and panache belies the rural environs.