Crusaders and Marauders
|A small fortified village in the southern foothills
of the Cairngorn Peaks.
|Government: The Lord of Winterhaven, Ernest
Padraig, descends from the noble family that once
controlled the area.
|Defense: The Winterhaven Regulars are a group
of 10 soldiers charged with guarding and policing
the walled village. The Lord can muster a militia
of 50 civilians given a day’s notice if the village
|Inns: Wrafton’s Inn.|
|Taverns: Wrafton Inn Taproom.|
|Supplies: Smithy, Bariwin’s Grande Shoppe.|
|Temples: Temple of Avandra.|
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 Cairngorn 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 the old King’s Road from Winterhaven to Fallcrest, 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. The population of Winterhaven is mostly human, with a scattering of dwarf families, and a handful of individuals of other common races, including a couple of elves.