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Preston
—  Village  —
Country Kingdom of England
County Westmorland
Purpose Village in Westmorland (Node)

Preston was a town in the County Palatine of Lancaster, Kingdom of England. It is now a node in Westmorland


Location Edit

Preston is in Central Westmorland, with a road leading north to Lancaster and two roads leading south to Liverpool and Manchester.

The River Ribble runs along the south of the town. A bridge at Penwortham allows access over the river.

The villages of Fulwood, Ribchester, Penwortham, Walton-le-Dale and Aston-on-Ribble surround the town.

The small town is known for its lively and vibrant community. Residents can usually be found in the many popular taverns entertaining visitors.

LayoutEdit

The town is centered around the junction of Main Street and Market Street. Broadgate runs along the west side of town and Fishergate runs along the east. Other secondary streets include; Friargate, Church Street, Hope Street, Moor Lane, Tithebarn Street, New Hall Lane and Riverside. The Fulwood Forest lies to the east and the common lies to the west. Notable homes once included; Hardwyke House, ConDoin Estate and Ribble Stead.


AmenitiesEdit

CivicEdit

TavernsEdit


History Edit

Preston was founded in November 1455.

The Ireland ExodusEdit

In March of 1456, new colonies were opened in Ireland which lead to many Lancastrians leaving to start new lives. Although all the towns in Lancaster were effected to some degree, the hardest hit was Preston. Dissatisfied with the frequent revolts caused by wolves nearly all the town had made a plan to leave upon the next English speaking colony. Within days of Ireland opening over 3 dozen had decamped for Port Lairge in the new colony, including the majority of the town's leaders and many of it's active merchants and tradesmen. Food shortages followed, with many succumbing to starvation. On May 7, 1456 the County Council under Duke Fredregar officially declared a food shortage, giving Mayor Cyrianna of Preston full emergency powers to manage the crisis. It took a long time for the town to recover to a stable situation, with a announcement ending the crisis following on June 20, 1456.

Preston has since rebounded and now boasts an active social scene which has attracted new residents migrating from neighboring towns and counties and entertained travelers alike.

A Night Like No OtherEdit

On the night of the 29th June 1456, a terrible crime was committed. Daximus, a resident and council member of Preston, was murdered at his home at 63 New Hall Lane. The ensuing scandal involved many citizens and put prominent ones in the frame such as Mayor Ledge, Councilor Bluberri and local weaver Beo_fugalwolf.

Before the investigation got underway a showdown at Lady Bluberri's establishment,The Black Rose Coffee House resulted in a gentleman called Martin from her past life as an assassin. A knife fight between Bluberri and Martin broke out and a local candlemaker called Jonathon died at the hands of Martin. Beo_fugalwolf arrived on the scene and stepped in to help Bluberri, mayor Ledge arrived shortly after hearing commotion and ran to fetch the marshal. Bluberri made the killing blow to Martin before he arrived.

Daximus was cremated and a memorial service held in Preston Hall. His house remained empty and life resumed.

41 Moor LaneEdit

On 20th September 1456 a young woman called Elinor Heskell found Euphorik unconscious in his home at 41 Moor Lane, Preston, County Palatine of Lancaster. She alerted a nearby neighbour; one Lady Bluberri. They both carried him to the Preston Arms where he died shortly after.

An investigation into the incident found no person guilty.

The Preston RenaissanceEdit

The town had once again become quiet and in the Auturm of 1457 a band of citizens set about reawakening Preston before the previous trials and hardwork were lost.

MayorsEdit

For more information Preston Council.

MentorsEdit

Information Edit

TownEdit

Town HallEdit

Preston Town Hall stands on the junction of Main Street and Market Street. It is the home of Preston Council and serves as offices overseeing the sale of land. A notice board is sited outside to keep the towns citizens informed.

In the entrance hall lies a book entitled Preston Guest Book, here all visitors are invited to leave their comments about the town.

GuildsEdit

Role Play JobsEdit

  • Midwife - Vacant - Responsible for the delivery of new borns.
  • Woodward - Vacant - Responsible for the safe managment of the Fulwood Forest.
  • Gate Warden - Vacant - Responsible for levying tolls at the towns gatehouses.
  • Sexton - Vacant - Responsible for bell ringing and gravedigging.
  • Liner - Vacant - Responsible for the tracing of town boundaries.
  • Hayward - Vacant - Responsible for the maintenance of hedges and fences.
  • Cartographer - Vacant - Responsible for maintaining the town map.

FactsEdit

  • Magnus_von_Richter was/is the longest serving mayor, eight terms in office.
  • Ledge is the longest serving councilor, serving since 15th March 1456.
  • Preston has been host to two murders. Both residents.

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