The Wager Luminal
Compass Rose of the Cartographer's Guild
The word cartographer, in most of the known world, does not evoke notions of adventure, glamour, and mystery. In Zanj, however, those brave and unsettled souls dubbed ‘cartographers’ live up to all of these qualities and more. This term of art, much more polite than words like ‘thief’ or ‘rogue’, is one that Jessica Spelter wears with particular pride. Having given loyal service to the city by discovering and mapping a chain of tropical islands far to the southeast, she has focused lately on expanding the influence of her shadowy brethren in the Society. More than any of the other Founders, her Wagers focus on exploration: many an aspirant has taken Spelter’s coin to seek lost islands or hidden valleys, or has died in the attempt.