Winterhaven

The rutted King’s Road leads to the foot of a broad hill that holds the walled village of Winterhaven. The village is nestled in the southern foothills of the Cairngorm Peaks. The walls are weathered stone topped by defensive palisades. Small thatched homes stand around Winterhaven, each fronting a small piece of farmland or pasture. Beyond the farms to the west and south lie dark woods, and to the north, tall mountain peaks.

Most residents of Winterhaven have never traveled beyond the village vale. The majority of villagers are farmers, though the walled heart of Winterhaven employs various craftspeople as well. Wagons occasionally head east down old King’s Road from Winterhaven to find trade with the
next village, which lies five days away. Sometimes wagons come into Winterhaven, causing the villagers to excitedly gather in the Market Square to hear news of the outside world and to buy new and exotic goods.

Population: 977. predominantly human, with a scattering of dwarf families, and a handful of individuals of other common races, including a couple of elves.

Goverment: Ernest Padraig, the Lord of Winterhaven, is descended from the noble family that ruled the area under edict of the old empire. Folks around Winterhaven were happy with Lord Padraig’s father’s authority, and they have found answering to the rules of the new lord no more
arduous. On the other hand, Padraig doesn’t have absolute power. For instance, he has been unable to raise a force from among the villagers to deal with the kobold problem on the road.

Economics: Winterhaven is primarly an agricultural village based on barter and trade, though Lord Padraig keeps a monetary system afloat with his own coin. Adventurers should have no trouble purchasing appropriate items for which they have sufficient coin.

Defense: The Winterhaven Regulars; a core group often soldiers who perform guard and police functions in and around the walled portion of the village. To augment this force, Winterhaven can muster a group of about fifty civilians. given a day’s notice.

Inns: Wrafton’s Inn.

Supplies: Bairwin’s Grand Shoppe, Smithy

Temples: Winterhaven temple, mainly devoted to Avandra.

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Notable Locations of Winterhaven

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