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  • Fallcrest

    h1. Fallcrest View of Fallcrest !(media-item-align-center)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/99075/roadtofallcrest4_19.jpg(Roadtofallcrest4 19)! Fallcrest stands amid the [[Moon Hills]] at the [[The Nentir Falls | falls]] of the [[Nentir River]]. …

  • Nentir Vale

    h1. The Nentir Vale h2. Map of the Nentir Vale !(media-item-align-center)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/99076/KOTS_PMAP.jpg(Kots pmap)! The Nentir Vale is now mostly empty, with a handful of living villages and towns scattered over this wide …

  • Winterhaven

    Hard under the [[Cairngorm Peaks|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. Population: 977, Many of these …

  • Gardmore Abbey

    The [[Gardbury Downs]] take their name from this striking ruin, a large monastery that has lain in ruins for almost one hundred fifty years. The abbey was dedicated to [[Bahamut]] and served as the base of a militant order of paladins who won great fame …

  • Silvergrail

    Silvergrail is a prosperous if remote town nestled among sparse forests and along a weathered trade road. A few of Silvergrail’s original human settlers still live in town along with their descendants, most of whom are farmers. Dwarves from secluded clan- …

  • Kobold Hall

    Like [[Kalton Manor]], the wreck now known locally as Kobold Hall was the estate of a minor lord who came to [[Nentir Vale]] to establish his own demesnes. Ruined during the [[Bloodspear War]], the old castle has been abandoned for almost a century. …

  • Hammerfast

    !(media-item-align-center)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/100353/Hammerfast-1.jpg(Hammerfast 1)! A dwarven hold cut from the rock of a deep vale in the [[Dawnforge Mountains]], Hammerfast is the largest and wealthiest town in the region. The [[ …

  • Fiveleague House

    Fiveleague House is more properly known as the Fiveleague Inn. It’s a strongly built innhouse surrounded by a wooden palisade. Fiveleague House caters to travelers and merchants coming or going from [[Hammerfast]], a day’s journey (five leagues) farther …

  • The Old Hills

    These hills, and the neighboring woods are home to many gnome small villages. There is no central government, it is more a collection of small, loosely linked villages. The villages are so well hidden, that a traveler would miss them when walking right …

  • The Sword Barrow

    This large burial mound stands near the middle of the Gray Downs, a desolate region. The old human hill-clans who lived in the Vale raised the barrow centuries before civilized folk settled in Fallcrest. The hill-folk are long gone, but their grim barrows …

  • Harken Forest

    This large woodland stretches from the [[Nentir River]] to the mountains and extends for miles to the south. It separates the [[Nentir Vale]] from the more populous coastal towns of the south. A strong goblin keep called [[Daggerburg]] lies somewhere in …

  • Harkenwold

    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 not much greater than [[Fallcrest]]’s. The people of Harkenwold are farmers, woodcutters, …

  • Kalton Manor

    Back in the days when [[Nerath]] was settling the [[Nentir Vale]], minor lords in search of land to call their own established manors and holds throughout the area. Kalton Manor was one of these, a small keep raised by Lord Arrol Kalton about two hundred …

  • Shadowfell Keep

    Long ago, soldiers from [[Nerath]] built a strong fortress over the [[Shadowfell]] rift to protect it. The old keep lies in ruins now, and a new generation of cultists has secretly taken up residence here. They seek to undo the magical wards sealing the …

  • Nenlast

    This tiny human village lies at the east end of [[Lake Nen]]. The folk here make a meager living by trading smoked fish to the dwarves of [[Hammerfast]]. They also deal with the [[Tigerclaw Clan|Tigerclaw]] barbarians of the [[Winterbole Forest]]. When …

  • Raven Roost

    This small keep stands at the southern end of the [[The Old Hills]]. Once it was the seat of a small manor, but it fell into ruin long ago. Back to: [[Nentir Vale]] [[Locations | Locations]] [[Main Page | Main Page]]

  • Ruins of Fastormel

    Once a prosperous town on the shores of [[Lake Nen]], Fastormel was destroyed by the [[Bloodspear Clan|Bloodspear]] orcs and has never been resettled. The town was ruled by a [[Lord Mage]] (the most powerful wizard in town claimed the ruler’s scepter), …

  • The Stonemarch

    A rugged land of stony hills and deep gorges cut by white-rushing rivers, the Stonemarch is home to tribes of dangerous humanoids and giants. Orcs, ogres, giants, and trolls haunt the farther reaches of these barren lands. Fortunately for the residents of …

  • Temple of Yellow Skulls

    The ruins of an evil shrine stand in the middle of these desolate hills. Legend tells that a rakshasa prince summoned demons to this place and bound them to his service by imprisoning their vital essences in gold-plated human skulls. None of these have …

  • Thunderspire

    !(media-item-align-center)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/100352/Thunderspire-2.jpg(Thunderspire 2)! This striking peak is the largest of [[The Old Hills]]. Beneath Thunderspire lies the ancient minotaur city of [[Saruun Khel]]. The minotaur …

  • The Cloak Wood

    This small but old forest is a remnant of the much larger primeval woodland that stretched across the known land, including the present day [[Winterbole Forest]] and [[Harken Forest]]. Nestled between the [[Moon Hills]] to the east, the [[The Witchlight …

  • Winterbole Forest

    A vast hyborean forest stretching into the arctic tundra, Winterbole Forest is possibly the last reminder of what the world was like in its infancy, covered by trees and ruled by incomprehensible primordials. It is said that the [[Tigerclaw Clan]] …

  • Moon Hills

    The [[Nentir River]] passes through a series of waterfalls and rapids in the [[Moon Hills]] below the [[Gray Downs]]. Situated at the northernmost regularly navigable point on the Nentir River, the town of [[Fallcrest]] stands nearly at the center of the …

  • Nentir River

    The Nentir River draws its headwaters from the [[Winter River]] and [[Lake Nen|Great Lake Nen]], eventually becoming one of the greatest rivers of the known world. Easily navigable as far north as [[Fallcrest]], the river was once traveled all the way to …

  • Winter River

    The Winter River pours tumbling over countless falls and rapids from [[Lake Wintermist]] to meet the [[Nentir River]] just below the [[Gray Downs]]. The Winter River is not in any real sense navigable for water traffic -- boulder filled rapids constitute …

  • Lake Wintermist

    Fed from the icy glacial runoff of the [[Cairngorm Peaks]] and dark waters of [[Winterbole Forest]], Lake Wintermist is a mysterious place. Hot volcanic springs on the western shores of the lake keep the place shrouded in mist which perpetually falls in …

  • Gray Downs

    Perpetually shrouded in mist and fog, the rolling hills and rocky tors of the Gray Downs are eerily quiet by day and filled with disquieting echoes by dark. Countless barrows fill the Gray Downs, along with weathered and fallen rocks which only the most …

  • Lake Nen

    One of the largest freshwater lakes in the known world, Lake Nen is as deep as it is mysterious. Though during the time of the [[Nerath]] Empire the lake was far more populated, this was still largely restricted to its southern shore. The northern shore …

  • White River

    The White River runs from multiple mountain lakes, springs, and glaciers in the [[Dawnforge Mountains]] and down through the [[Harken Forest]] until it meets the [[Nentir River]] in [[The Witchlight Fens]]. Back To: [[Locations]] [[Nentir Vale]] …

  • Dawnforge Mountains

    It is said by the dwarves who make these mountains their home that the Dawnforge Mountains are the anvil upon which [[Moradin]] built all of creation. Though other folk are not as fervent in their beliefs regarding the mountains, it is nearly universally …

  • Trade Road

    The Trade Road, established long ago by those wishing to trade with the dwarves of [[Hammerfast]], runs from beyond the [[Dawnforge Mountains]] in the east through Hammerfast across the [[Nentir Vale]] until it merges with the [[King's Road]] just before …

  • Daggerburg

    At the edge of the [[Harken Forest]] and [[The Witchlight Fens]], a small craggy hill conceals the main entrance to the Daggerburg, a populous goblin warren. Far from the tyranny of their typical giantish overlords, the goblins of the Daggerburg have long …

  • Gardbury Downs

    Named for [[Gardmore Abbey]] and the supporting farms and villages which once supported the abbey, the rocky hills and moors of Gardbury Downs are full of old ruins -- burned homesteads, shattered guard towers, and broken mills. Standing at the very …

  • Cairngorm Peaks

    The Cairngorm Peaks rise up from the foothills north of [[Gardbury Downs]], and mark the western end of the [[Nentir Vale]] and the beginning of the [[The Stonemarch]]. Within the vast rocky wastes of [[The Stonemarch]], the Cairngorm Peaks are a cluster …

  • Mistborn Tower

    Though the town of [[Ruins of Fastormel|Fastormel]] itself lies in ruins on the shores of [[Lake Nen]], the perpetually fog-shrouded Mistborn Tower can still be glimpsed from time to time on a windy day. Supernatural quiet interspersed with periodic eerie …

  • Ogrefist Hills

    The far southwest corner of the [[Nentir Vale]] is bordered by the Ogrefist Hills, an extension of [[The Stonemarch]]. Isolated by the [[Harken Forest]] and [[The Witchlight Fens]], little is known of the Ogrefist Hills beyond persistent rumors of various …

  • Windsong Forest

    Although a vast continent-wide primeval forest was once known to the fey folk as Windsong Forest, this name now only refers to a small eastern portion of [[Harken Forest]]. Though many of the fey folk have long since retreated to the [[Feywild]], an …

  • The Nentir Falls

    Here the [[Nentir River | Nentir River]] descends nearly 200 feet in three striking shelflike drops. On the small island in the middle of the falls stands the statue of an ancient human hero named [[Vendar]], holding up his hand as if to challenge enemies …

  • Temple of Erathis

    This large, impressive stone temple is finished with [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest’s]] native marble. Its chapel is a large rotunda with a 30-foot-tall dome. The temple of [[Erathis | Erathis]] is the largest and most influential temple in town. The place also …

  • The Bluffs

    [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]] is divided in half by a great cliff snaking northwest to southeast across the town. The bluffs average 150 to 250 feet in height. They are not strictly vertical, but are too tall and steep to be easily climbed. Someone leaping ( …

  • The Catacombs

    The limestone bluffs between [[Hightown]] and [[Lowtown]] hold a number of caves, which the folk of [[Fallcrest]] have used as burial crypts for centuries. As caves fill up, they are walled off and forgotten about. Naturally, stories abound in town about …

  • Moonsong Temple

    The third of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest’s]] temples is devoted to [[Sehanine | Sehanine]]. It also includes shrines to [[Corellon | Corellon]], [[Melora | Melora]], and [[Avandra | Avandra]]. The Markelhays regard [[Sehanine]] as their special patron, and …

  • Fallcrest Stables

    [[Lannar Thistleton]] owns this business, providing travelers with tack, harness, stabling, shoeing, wagons, and just about anything dealing with horses, mules, or ponies. He keeps a larger corral about a mile outside of town, and at any given time [[ …

  • Wizard’s Gate

    [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest’s]] eastern city gate is known as Wizard’s Gate, because it’s the gate most convenient to the [[Septarch’s Tower]]. The road to the east travels a few miles into the surrounding hills, linking a number of outlying farms and …

  • Naerumar’s Imports

    Considered the finest of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest’s]] retail establishments, Naerumar’s Imports deals in gemstones, jewelry, art, and magic trinkets. The owner is [[Orest Naerumar]], a tiefling who displays impeccable manners and discretion. [[Orest …

  • Kamroth Estate

    This is the home of the self-styled “lord” [[Armos Kamroth]], a wealthy landowner who collects rents from scores of farmers and herders living in the countryside nearby. [[Armos Kamroth|Armos]] is a brusque, balding man of about fifty who makes a show of …

  • Moonwash Falls

    A small, swift stream known as the Moonwash flows through [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]] to meet the [[Nentir River | Nentir River]]. The stream is rarely more than 20 feet wide or 5 feet deep. The town’s children love to play in the pool at the base of the …

  • Septarch’s Tower

    This lonely structure is a tall, seven-sided spire of pale green stone that doesn’t match anything else in the town. In the days before the [[Bloodspear War]], this was the seat of [[Fallcrest Mage Guild| Fallcrest’s mages’ guild]]— an order of a dozen or …

  • Blue Moon Alehouse

    !(media-item-align-center)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/100351/bluemoon-1.jpg(Bluemoon 1)! This brewhouse on the banks of the [[Moonwash Falls | Moonwash Stream]] is the best tavern in [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]]. The owner is a nervous, easily …

  • Teldorthan’s Arms

    The dwarf [[Teldorthan | Teldorthan Ironhews]] is the town’s premier armorer, and does fine weapon work as well. He is a garrulous old fellow who spends his time trading stories with his customers with a pipe clenched in his teeth, while his apprentices ( …

  • King’s Gate

    [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest’s]] southern gate was destroyed in the attack that devastated the city long ago, and it still has not been entirely rebuilt. One of the two paired towers is nothing but rubble, and several large gaps remain in the town walls south …

  • The Market Green

    The majority of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest’s]] folk live above the [[The Bluffs | bluffs]] in Hightown and walk down to do business on the streets of Lowtown, which bustle with commerce. This wide square is an open, grassy meadow where [[Fallcrest | …

  • Sandercot Provisioners

    The largest general store in [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]], Sandercot’s deals in just about anything— food, clothing, stores, rope, tools, gear, leather goods, and more. Compared to the [[Halfmoon Trading House | Halfmoon Trading House]], Sandercot’s has …

  • Lucky Gnome Taphouse

    The Lucky Gnome is widely regarded as the cheapest and coarsest of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest’s]] drinking establishments. It caters to the porters and laborers who work the nearby docks, and fistfights are a nightly occurrence. The owner of the Lucky Gnome …

  • Lower Quays

    Keelboats and similar craft put in here to unload their cargo and portage it up to other boats above the [[The Nentir Falls | falls]]. As described for the [[Upper Quays | Upper Quays]], the porters’ guild jealously defends its monopoly on moving cargo …