Crusaders and Marauders
|A small community recently blessed (or cursed?)
with the discovery of a gold mine that lies in the
southwest region of the Nentir Vale.
|Population: less than 100 permanent residents,
although many outsiders have recently migrated
to Meadowbrook seeking to stake a gold claim.
|Government: The small community has only a
mayor, although he has capitalized on the recent
influx of wealth by levying absurd taxes on the
residents, collected by his son Ignatius William Runn.
|Defense: There is no standing defense, which may
explain the recent rash of Ratfang raids.
|Inns: The Bocksum Inn.|
|Taverns: The Thrown Shoe.|
|Supplies: to be determined|
|Temples: House of the Sun (Pelor).|
Meadowbrook lies along the road heading south from its closest neighbor, Winterhaven, at the foot of the Ogrefist Hills. Most of the permanent residents are humans who have lived a life of subsistence farming for decades. They venerate Pelor above all other gods, but have been known to pay tribute to other good deities in times of particular need.
Recently, a gold mine discovered in the foothills has brought many travelers to Meadowbrook seeking to stake a claim. It has also apparently attracted the attention of the Battalion of Bane, whose interests in the mine are currently unknown. However, the Battalion of Bane has hired the Ratfang Goblins to monitor the road into Meadowbrook, with order to harry any travelers making their way south. Ole Mann—- a traveling peddler—- and Ignatius William Runn—- the son of Meadowbrook’s mayor and its tax collector—- were victims of the Ratfangs. Assaulted while traveling south towards Meadowbrook, Will was captured by the Ratfangs.