Half a dozen small villages lie along the upper vales of the White River. Together, they make up the Barony of Harkenwold – a tiny realm whose total population is barely 2000 and consists mostly of humans, dwarves, and halflings. The people of Harkenwold are farmers, woodcutters, and woodworkers; little trade comes up or down the old King’s Road.

The ruler of Harkenwold is Baron Stockmer, an elderly man who was known for his strong sword arm in his youth. He is a just and compassionate ruler.

Notable Locations:

Albridge: Pop: 180. Albridge is the second largest town of Harkenwold and stands where the Kings Road crosses the White River. Visitors can find lodging at the Mallard Inn and supplies at White River Mercantile.

Dardun: Pop: 140. Surrounded by apple orchards, grain fields, and vineyards, Dardun is known for mild white wines, cheeses, and (of course) apples.

Easthill: Pop: 150. A hamlet ofshepherds and stonecutters, Easthill rests on the slopes ofthe Briar Hills. The stone used to build the crossing at Albridge was quarried from hills nearby.

Harken Village: Pop: 212. The site of Harken Keep, from where Baron Stockmer rules over the rest of Harkenwold. Visitors can find lodging at Nonnie’s Place, a drink at the Silver Nail, supplies at the Harkenwold Trading Station, and a temple called the House of Faith with shrines to dedicated to Pelor, Moradin, Erathis, amd Sehanine.

Marl: Pop: 100. The smallest of the Harkenwold’s villages, Marl is surrounded by well-tilled fields.

Tor’s Hold: Pop: 141. Tor’s Hold is a group of steadings belonging to the seven children of Tor Hammerfist. Old Tor has been dead for many years now, and his offspring have each raised small clans of their own.


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