nothing but barren skeletons of destroyed buildings stood in the
Artisans District. Lately,however, the once vibrant and lively
neighbourhood that overlooked the Moonsea many moons ago is returning
to life. The once again upcoming district is centered around the
Scholars' Square, once the hub of learning in Phlan and the Moonsea
Region. A long time ago, libraries, religious schools, sage houses, and
other institutes of learning could be found there, the streets awash
with eager students and learned academics. The Square is dominated by
the still-imposing edifice that was formerly the site of Mendor's
Library. The Library, formerly one of the finest libraries and greatest
centers of knowledge in the Moonsea area, attracted visitors coming
from as far away as Cormyr to do research in its heyday.
the nearby Western District was retaken and pacified, the focus of the
reclaiming efforts shifted east of the city to the River District. The
Artisans District, along with the former Textiles District, was
patrolled and pacified by the Waiting, the church of Tyr. With the
return of the Princes of Phlan in the person of Sellent
Aventus-Valjevo, the Library is currently housing the Prince and his
Court, until the Stojanow District reconstructions are finished.
Notable Establishments in the Artisan’s District
1. The “Tyrran Teahouse.” A smithing-house and tea-shop in which
Waiting patrols frequently check in, this is not an inn per se (there are no
rooms for let, for example), but houses an extensive underground crafting area,
as its two primary owners, Opus and Caelis, are both highly-competent. Opus is
also known for being a bit of a packrat, so at any given time “the Teahouse” is
filled top-to-bottom with all manner of odd things.
2.The Great Library/Temporary Palace: Rumor has it
that this will eventually be turned into a Bardic Academy, if the Prince’s
declaration is to be believed. That would cost a lot of money, so it’s still an
open question as to whether it will come off.
3. Ravveno Malfei’s workshop: Malfei is a Sembian
who made good and settled in Phlan, marketing himself as the city’s go-to sage
and mechanic extraordinaire. The workshop is known for producing high-quality
arts and manufactured wares by commission only.