Tag: Dessarin Valley

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  • Triboar

    The town of Triboar stands to the east of [[Phandalin]], where the Long Road meets the Evermoor Way, a well-used caravan road that runs east to the city of [[Yartar]]. Triboar is the chief rival to [[Yartar]], and the 2 communities compete for the trade …

  • Delegation from Mirabar

    Among the guests at [[The Swinging Sword]] is [[:brother-eardon | Brother Eardon]]. He recently came from [[Beliard]] by way of [[Westbridge]], and he can confirm that the delegation from [[Mirabar]] was in [[Beliard]] two tendays ago when he left. He is …

  • Scarlet Moon Hall

    [[File:482844 | class=media-item-align-none | Scarlet_Moon_Hall.jpg]] Deep in the wild heart of the [[Sumber Hills]] stands Scarlet Moon Hall, the abode of the druids of the Circle of the Scarlet Moon. To folk of [[The Dessarin Valley]], this is the …

  • Womford

    This tiny village, south of the Ironford Bridge, has a dilapidated dock jutting out into the Dessarin River with 3 keelboats tied there. Used for shipping the grain from its large grist mill, that sits on the riverbank. It is also the local supply and …

  • Lance Rock

    Lance Rock is a narrow, fifty foot menhir of bare, gray rock that juts eastward at a sixty-degree angle. A prominent landmark near [[Red Larch]], Lance Rock is a slender stone monolith that juts up out of the plains a few miles west of the Long Road. …

  • Amphail

    Amphail lies on the Long Road, about 3 days' ride north of [[Waterdeep]]. The town is named after Amphail the Just, one of Waterdeep's early warlords, who is said to haunt the surrounding hills in spirit form, frightening away monsters. Horses are bred …

  • Bargewright Inn

    [[File:482749 | class=media-item-align-none | Bargewright_Inn.jpg]] Once a hilltop wayside inn, this site has become a walled community of ramshackle, often-rebuilt wooden towers and buildings now entirely cloaking a hill that overlooks the village of …

  • Beliard

    One of the more pleasant-looking villages in [[The Dessarin Valley]] thanks to its many trees, Beliard is a market-moot for local cattle drovers. It surrounds the intersection of the Dessarin Road with the Stone Trail. Beliard is home to many cattle …

  • Haayon's Camp

    This is the camp of [[:haayon-the-punisher | Haayon the Punisher]], described in the *[[Wrath of the Elements | "Wrath of the Elements"]]* (q). The camp is here only after the characters have defeated the air prophet and water prophet, or forced them to …

  • Reaver Ambush

    This is the camp of water cult reavers, described in the *[[Early Investigations | "Early Investigations"]]*. The camp is here only until the characters defeat [[:jolliver-grimjaw | Jolliver Grimjaw]], or [[:gar-shatterkeel | Gar Shatterkeel]].

  • Goldenfields

    Goldenfields is a huge walled temple-farm dedicated to "Chauntea":http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Chauntea, the goddess of agriculture. Called "the granary of the North," it's the only reason many Northerners ever taste soft-fleshed fruit larger …

  • Halls of the Hunting Axe

    [[File:482856 | class=media-item-align-none | Forest_Ruins.jpg]] These monster-haunted ruins were once a grand and important city in the shield dwarf kingdom of [[Besilmer]]. The old city was a small forest of stone roundhouses, interlaced with …

  • Sacred Stone Monastery

    [[File:482841 | class=media-item-align-none | Sacred_Stone_Temple.jpg]] This "keep" is actually an old stone temple built in a rocky vale at the southern edge of the [[Sumber Hills]]. It was recently reborn as the Sacred Stone Monastery, home to …

  • Rivergard Keep

    [[File:475556 | class=media-item-align-none | riverguard-keep.jpg]] This stout castle stands on the banks of the Dessarin River. It consists of a stone keep and gatehouse linked by a curtain wall to a river tower and dock. A taciturn mercenary lord …

  • Feathergale Spire

    [[File:482842 | class=media-item-align-none | Feathergale_Spire.jpg]] Home to the flamboyant Feathergale Society, this tall stone tower stands on a height commanding splendid views across the [[Sumber Hills]]. It can be seen from afar by anyone …

  • Dellmon Ranch

    [[File:476078 | class=media-item-align-none | house_by_ddal84-d3cy0cd__2015_04_14_02_01_27_UTC_.jpg]] [[:dellmon-family | The Dellmon family]] has lived in this area for several generations and is well known by the other [[Homesteads | homesteaders]] …

  • Yartar

    [[File:479854 | class=media-item-align-none | Yartar__1_.jpg]] Yartar is a small, walled, fortified city that stands on the east bank of the Surbrin River. Commanding the most northerly wagon bridge over the Dessarin River. Extensive docks line the city …

  • Stone Bridge

    [[File:475478 | class=media-item-align-none | Stone_Bridge.jpg]] This gigantic stone archway (2 miles long and 400 ft high) comfortably spans the widest spring flood of the Dessarin River. It is a sacred site of pilgrimage for many dwarves. Long ago, …

  • Sumber Hills

    The Sumber Hills are windswept badlands sparsely covered in dry grass. Many of the hills have exposed rock faces or steep escarpments. While the hills are dry, countless tiny streams rise from hidden springs (usually clean and drinkable), then flow down …

  • Summit Hall

    Summit Hall was established long ago as a fortified monastery by [[The Knights of Samular | The Knights of Samular]], an order dedicated to "Tyr":http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Tyr, god of justice. A paladin of "Tyr":http://forgottenrealms.wikia. …

  • Vale of Dancing Waters

    Called _"Tyn'rrin Wurlur"_ in Dwarvish, this narrow gorge carries a trio of creeks down to the Dessarin River in cascades of water. The vale is on the west side of the river and found at the end of a secret trail leading south from the [[Stone Bridge | …

  • Westwood

    A tangled and varied forest cloaking the eastern foothills of the Sword Mountains, these woods are home to a shrine to "Mielikki":http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Mielikki, several woodcutters' camps that are often taken over forcibly for a season or …

  • Westbridge

    A village strung out along the Long Road between [[Red Larch]] and [[Triboar]], Westbridge is home to [[The Harvest Inn]], which stands on the west side of the Long Road facing the wagon road from the [[Stone Bridge | Stone Bridge]]. The inn is run by the …

  • Nettlebee Ranch

    Home of the [[:nettlebee-family | Nettlebee Family]]. The Nettlebee Ranch sprawls over a series of low, rolling hills where the forest has been cleared away for crops of oats and barley. The Nettlebees' prize livestock - sheep, ponies, and cattle - …

  • Barrow Mound

    Long ago, [[Uthgardt Tribes | Uthgardt Barbarians]] built the barrow mound to hold the body of a chieftain, now forgotten. The barrow mound caps a high hill overlooking the surrounding countryside. The area around the barrow is still and charred. …

  • Dellmon Family

    h3. *Dellmon Family* *Kerbin Dellmon*, patriarch of the Dellmmon family, refused to leave his home despite the fact that his family is in danger and might have been safer retreating to [[Yartar]]. He's determined to stay and fight, and nothing anyone …

  • Nettlebee Family

    * The Nettlebee patriarch, *Wiggan Nettlebee* is a miserly, cantankerous misanthrope and bitter widower. * Wiggan's only son, *Bertram* (a [[Cult Fanatic]]), is set in his ways and full of bluster. * Bertram's heir and oldest child, at 23, *Watson* (a …

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