Earthdawn Setting Information
Formerly a trading post at the junction where the Neise River joins the Great Ocean founded by orc traders from Mountain's Reach looking to expand their routes to the sea, Mercato has grown to a bustling city in its own right. While city politics is dominated by the wealthy orc merchant houses, the city population is increasingly filled with the other badlands peoples as well as those arriving from the west in a time of growing exploration, interconnection, and trade.
With the city's wealth and power rising, the newly-selected merchant prince Kurduuumm Kurank claimed his office on a platform of bringing Mercato out from the shadow of Mountain's Reach to engage in diplomacy of its own, and has wrangled the corresponding funding for the blood bowl team necessary to his ambitions.
The charismatic young merchant grew his family's fortune with a full embrace of the metahuman population of Mercato, expanding the Orcidas clothing brand to include products for centaurs, dwarves, skaven, ogres, and even a line of athletic shoes for snotlings. Having leveraged his newfound fame into politics, he's promised to bring the same sort of forward thinking to his administration.
A talented offensive assistant coach with the Mountain's Reach blood bowl team, Morga was recruited by the newly-selected Kurduuumm to build and lead Mercato's squad. Dedicated to proving herself, she's reaching out to retired players she thinks still have some more games in them, current members of the Mountain's Reach team she might be able to poach, and raw talent in Mercato and the badlands in general that with the potential to be shaped into a blood bowl player.
The dwarven calendar has largely been adopted for tracking time. It is divided into twelve thirty-day months:
The People of the World
|Race||Patron||Elf-voice||Enclave||Home City||Enclave Language|
|Centaur||Khorne||Gennermain||Iranna Mountain||Ka-Sahan (Lost)||Khazalid|
|Dwarf||Earthroot||Riellair||World's End Mountain||Silverhome||Khazalid|
|Goblin, Hobgoblin, and Troll||Alamaise||Maelyrra||Mountains of Mourn||none||Potwor|
|Human||Vestrivan and Vasdenjas||Illelis and Illanmaen||Sky Point||Thera||Therian|
|Ogre and Snotling||Usun||Iyralbeth||The Great Maw||Ul||Or’zat|
|Orc||Mountainshadow||Gaessandror||Dark Tooth Mountain||Mountain’s Reach||Or’zat|
|T'skrang||Aban||Lanulthir||The Mist Swamp||Niall||(telapathic)|