The Heroes of Nentir Vale
This is the old Winterhaven before it was ruined by minions of Orcus.
Hard under the Cairngorms at the west end of the Nentir Vale lies the remote town of Winterhaven. Like Fallcrest, Winterhaven is a small town surrounded by a few miles of farmland and pastures. The Heroes of Winterhaven have eradicated the Kobold nuisance allowing more trade to flow into the town. The Lord has garnished enough gold in his coffers and local support to send out monthly away teams to check out reports of trouble in closely neighboring lands.
The last away team was sent out with Bairwin, the Town’s first Away Team Leader. He hasn’t been heard from in quite some time.
Rumors of Winterhaven being ruined have spread to the outlying villages and towns.
1. Outer Gate and Walls
2. Wrafton’s Inn
3. Market Square
6. Valthrun’s Tower
7. Bairwin’s Grand Shoppe
8. Warrior Guild
11. Inner Gate
12. Siege Supplies
14. Paidraig Manor
Village, Population 977
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.
Leadership: 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
Padraig commands the Winterhaven Regulars, a core group of ten soldiers who perform guard and police functions in and around the walled portion of the village. The Regulars patrol in pairs. To augment this force, Padraig can muster a group of about fifty civilians, given a day’s notice. However, he can only do this if the village itself is threatened—the villagers have no desire to patrol the road eyond the farms.
Demographics: The population of Winterhaven is predominantly human, with a scattering of dwarf families,and a handful of individuals of other common races, including a couple of elves.
Economics: Winterhaven is primarily 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.