Notable & Interesting Places
1. The Wayfarer's Society Chapter house.
This large building on the western slope of the hill that the city's keep crowns, is on the edge of the cliffs and has a nice unobstructed view of the ocean. The ground floor has a tavern for adventurers and patrons can socialize. There are meeting rooms for conducting business in private and the Society Council has a few offices and holds their meetings on the second floor. The Council consists of five members, headed by the Chairman Maylor Jacobson.
2. Theissia's Arena.
This small coliseum is made of stone and wood, able to seat almost 1000 spectators for contests of skill at arms and more bloodthirsty events. There are sanctioned training houses, part of the Gladiator's Guild, that supply warriors for the arena. They have barracks, training rooms, cages and pre-staging rooms underneath the arena. These events shown are often not to the death and healers are in attendance to keep the combatants from bleeding out, but accidents can happen. There is even a Tiefling running a company that hires mercenaries to capture and bring back monsters for special events, allowing foolish amateurs a chance at gaining fame in the arena. The plaza around the main entrance features several stalls selling trinkets, food and drink, busiest right before and after the scheduled events. During the off-times, the grand stands are open without admission charges and people have used it as a place for socializing. Children often come and play, hoping to catch sight of some gladiators conducting a practice session inside the arena.
3. The Public Baths.
A pleasant and relaxing spa, offering segregated pools and baths for cleaning and socializing. It is a popular meeting place for the city's elite and nobles, requiring expensive membership for the exclusive, opulent sections and services. There is also a garden and a gymnasium area for exercise and physical contests. There is a large pool for the common folk only requiring a silver coin for entry to soak in their loincloths. Every once in a while, some noble or the city rulers will pay to open the entire bath for the public to partake for a day, hoping to curry favor from the masses.
4. Theissia's Amphitheater.
There is some culture in the seaport city; the Actor's Guild sponsors plays, operas, and even comedian performances. There is only seating for about 150 spectators, obviously the combat arena being more popular among the inhabitants of Theissia.
5. Main Shopping square.
It is a large plaza ringed with shops around the edges, selling goods from armor and weapons to household supplies and jewelry. Several stalls occupy the plaza itself, running a daily marketplace dealing in a variety of goods and wares offered. Vendors and shop owners are all required to be members of the Guild, paying for general maintenance of the plaza and collective security to reduce the pickpocketing and general thievery. Three streets lead into the plaza and during market times, hired guards man those check points and there are patrols walking around among the stalls.