1.What is the deal with my priests’s religion?
Some churches require high amounts of loyalty, and specific traditions. The church of Pelor even runs a nation. Other churches are less fanatic, allowing individual priests to practice in their own fashion.
2.Where can we go to buy standard equipment?
Minor and Major cities have a variety of shops which carry adventuring equipment. In the case of smaller towns, some basic equipment can be found, but normally only items that could be used by commoners.
3.Where can we go to get platemail custom fitted for this monster I just befriended?
A series of blacksmiths, of the Gailen family, own major outfits in a variety of cities.
4.Who is the mightiest mage in the land?
Alhim, The High Seer, was said to be able to watch over any living thing no matter its location from his recluse in the mountains. Fifteen years ago was the last time he was seen. Many say he has decided to merely watch the world shape without involving himself.
5.Who is the greatest warrior in the land?
Neudon, The Iron Clad has never been defeated in a duel. He is known for his expertise in a variety of axes, thrown and two-handed.
6.Who is the richest person in the land?
Several Aristocratic families compete for the title of “richest.” In terms of land, the Keens control the most territory, and hold a monopoly on Ironwood trees.
7.Where can we go to get some magical healing?
Most churches are willing to heal adventurers who have are on a quest that does not conflict with the doctrine of the church. Or if the clerics are feeling nice.
8.Where can we go to get cures for the following conditions: poison, disease, curse, level drain, lycanthropy, polymorph, death, undeath?
While Clerics are far more common, their average level is much lower than the few Druids that roam the wilds. These powerful Druids are capable of providing magical healing, if you fulfill a request for them.
9.Is there a magic guild my mage belongs to or that I can join in order to get more spells?
Only three major magic guilds are well known and respected. The first is the Arcane Order, which is made up of a scattered group of wizards who are spread throughout different countries and try to achieve new magic. The second is the Academy, which is located in the militarized Rialand, where Wizards must earn a license in order to obtain spells.
10.Where can I find an alchemist, sage or other expert NPC?
11.Where can I hire mercenaries?
12.Is there any place on the map where swords are illegal, magic is outlawed or any other notable hassles from Johnny Law?
13.Which way to the nearest tavern?
14.What monsters are terrorizing the countryside sufficiently that if I kill them I will become famous?
15.Are there any wars brewing I could go fight?
16.How about gladiatorial arenas complete with hard-won glory and fabulous cash prizes?
17.Are there any secret societies with sinister agendas I could join and/or fight?
18.What is there to eat around here?
19.Any legendary lost treasures I could be looking for?
20.Where is the nearest dragon or other monster with a huge treasure?