The Island of Kyuria
Faroe is a city in the northeast Telrithan Mountain Range. It has a population of about 5,000.
Faroe was founded about 450 BP, allegedly by folk hero Ljótr the Second-Born, a minor character in dwarf mythology that has been somewhat adopted by the Faronians.
Faroe is located between two major iron ore quarries, and is one of the principal sources of iron ore for all of Kyuria. The majority of its inhabitants are involved with the mining and processing of iron ore, but there is also a thriving industry in the arts. Faroe is particularly noted for its intricate ironwork furniture. The artisans of Faroe favor heavy structures with high levels of detail, typically representative of some mythological concept or story. The völur in Faroe often work closely with the other professions; they carry considerable influence in the community, despite their relatively small numbers.
Culture and Contemporary Life
Entertainment and Performing Arts
Faroe is not particularly known for its entertainment capacities. The primary form of performing arts is storytelling; Faronians enjoy listening to a good story almost as much as they like telling one. Step into any bar in Faroe and you can hear a dozen stories vying for the floor.
There are a few bards in Faroe. Typically performances involve a number of drummers, accompanied by a large string instrument or two.
Tourism and Trade
As it is somewhat recessed in the mountains, Faroe is not a common destination for travelers. As such, merchants must travel with their wares to larger towns in order to trade, and tourism is not a significant part of the economy.
Food in Faroe is generally quite good, if basic. The diet relies heavily on meat, as grains must be traded in; it is not a farming town. A typical meal consists of bread and mutton, accompanied by wine or ale.
Racial breakdown: 88% dwarf, 7.5% gnome, 4.5% who identify with more than one race.
Less than 8% fall under the poverty line, although the average income of all Faronians is slightly less than the national average. Faroe has a wide middle class, with a standard deviation of 80gp/yr.
Over the past ten years, an average of 70% of households had both parents in residence. About 80% of Faronian households consist of three generations.
Hometown of Rúnfríðr Skjöldsdóttir.