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  • Thornkeep

    The small town of Thornkeep is located within the [[Echo Wood]] of the northwestern [[The River Kingdoms]], about 10 miles east of the West Sellen River …

  • Greenforest Inn

    One of the oldest buildings in town, the Greenforest is a respectable inn and taphouse with fieldstone walls and finely carved woodwork adorning its posts and eaves. A private room at the Greenforest costs 1 gp per night, and includes breakfast and …

  • Thornkeep Bindry

    Thornkeep is hardly a center of learning, but the ready supply of wood means it’s a good place to make paper. An elderly gnome by the name of Farakin Thumbwhistle (NG male gnome wizard 3) established himself as a papermaker and bookbinder here after …

  • Tardin's Trading Post

    Fur trapping is an important industry in the [[Echo Wood]], and many trappers sell their pelts at Tardin’s Trading Post. Tardin (NE male half-orc fighter 2/rogue 4) is a loudmouthed bully and braggart whose orc heritage accounts for his short …

  • Hap Thisledown

    A timid half ling originally from Druma, Hap Thistledown (LG male half ling commoner 2/expert 1) is a talented weaver and tailor who makes much of the clothing worn by Thornkeep’s people. He is assisted by his wife Lanni (LG female half ling commoner …

  • Blue Basilisk Hall

    This new fieldstone building is the headquarters and barracks of the Blue Basilisks, a small company of mercenaries under the command of Ariane Redderfin, aided by her favored lieutenant Mirashi Verlon (CN female human cavalier 5). A prominent handbill …

  • Torra Stoneframer's

    Thornkeep’s best builder is Torra Stoneframer (LN female dwarf fighter 2/expert 2), a dour dwarven woman who takes personal offense when some newcomer to town raises a new building without seeking out her services. Torra came to Thornkeep 15 years ago …

  • Greenfoot Provisions

    The leading grocer and provisioner of Thornkeep is Nessa Greenfoot (N female half ling commoner 3). A clever young woman who bought out the previous provisioning business here, Mistress Nessa is a hardworking, no-nonsense sort and a sharp bargainer. She …

  • Echo Wood Arms

    Iozef Nevski (CG male human inquisitor 3/expert 2) is the resident swordsmith and weapon-maker in Thornkeep. An Ustalavic expatriate who set up shop 5 years ago, Iozef is renowned throughout the town for his excellent work, especially his lighter …

  • Igmar Dusthelm's

    A boisterous and boastful veteran from the Five Kings Mountains, Igmar Dusthelm (N male dwarf expert 3) is a competent armorer who specializes in lighter wares such as brigandine, ring mail, and chain vests.

  • Haric's Saddlery

    Tall, thin, and stoop-shouldered, Jona Haric (N female human expert 2) makes her living as a tanner and leather-worker. She and her younger brother Jarmol (CN male human commoner 1) sell saddles, tack and harness, saddlebags, packs, and pouches of all …

  • Serianna's Livery Stable

    A recent immigrant from Razmiran, Serianna Naal (LN femal human fighter 3) founded her business with the profits of a successful dungeon expedition. She is a natural equestrian who likes horses more than most people, and her intimidating beauty does a …

  • Graveyard

    Thornkeep has had many problems with restless dead over the years, since it’s unfortunately rather common for people to die violently and then be buried without the proper rites. Ghouls and wights arise in the graveyard from time to time, posing a deadly …

  • Fraston Orchard

    Row after row of well-tended apple trees stand at the foot of Graveyard Hill. This is the farm of Niles Fraston (N male human commoner 4), a reclusive fellow who lives here with his wife Berienn (N female human commoner 3) and their two children. The …

  • Shrine of Battle

    Long abandoned, this small shrine was recently repaired and renovated by Brother Eldrast, a dwarven priest of Gorum. The cleric lives in a small set of rooms behind the shrine with his servant, a stooped old man named Murfin (LN male human commoner 2), …

  • The Thirsty Ogre

    This disreputable tavern is much rougher than the Greenforest Inn, and so outlaws, goblins, barbarians, and the less savory sort of mercenaries make up most of the Thirsty Ogre’s clientele. The evenings are filled with bawdy songs, boastful challenges, …

  • The Briarwarren

    The wide dell to the southwest of Brokenhelm Hill is filled with a particularly large and tough variety of briar known as “goblinbramble” that grows in the danker parts of the Echo Wood. According to legend, goblinbramble is the work of hobgoblin adepts …

  • Goblin Bazaar

    A small clearing just inside the edge of the Briarwarren serves as the goblins’ marketplace. Here the Brambleclaws peddle whatever small valuables they find (usually by looting corpses left in the streets, or committing petty thefts around town).

  • Felero Dundaban

    A carpenter, cabinetmaker, and woodworker of some skill, Filero Dundaban (NG male human expert 2) lives and works here with his wife Anyana (NG female human commoner 2), their son Romaro, and a pair of hired workers. Filero is sorely pressed by Three …

  • Arno's Sawmill

    Established by an enterprising human lumberer a hundred years ago, Arno’s sawmill remains the center of Thornkeep’s lumber trade. The sawmill buys raw timber from Thornkeep’s woodcutters and loggers, and sells sawed planks in Daggermark, Fort Inevitable, …

  • House of the River Lord

    This small wooden shrine, dedicated to the god Hanspur, stands by the banks of the Echo Stream. The attendant of the shrine is an aged priestess named Keeper Idara (CG female human cleric 2), who has been here more than 30 years. Hanspur’s tenets appeal …

  • Firla Parr's Farm

    Hard luck follows Firla Parr (LG female human commoner 2) wherever she goes. Seven years ago, she left Daggermark with her husband Durnan (NG male human commoner 2) and their children in the hope of clearing a little land on the frontier.

  • Thronkeep Mercantile

    Built just last year, Thornkeep Mercantile is a general store and trading post, with a pair of spacious warehouses nearby. Easily the single largest business in the village, Thornkeep Mercantile takes the lion’s share of the trade in provisions, clothing, …

  • Kevith Glaziers

    Glassmaking requires large amounts of ready firewood, so 6 years ago master glazier Andreja Kevith (N female human expert 3) relocated her workshop from Lambreth to Thornkeep. Master Kevith employs half a dozen glassblowers and stokers in her workshop, …

  • Brodwyr's Smelter

    Close by the glaziers is the second of Thornkeep’s industrial enterprises—the smelter of Brodwyr Stonesplitter (LE male dwarf expert 6). Brodwyr buys ore from local miners and refines it here, pouring ingots (mostly iron and copper) to trade in nearby …

  • Eliseera's Farm

    A few months back, an old apple farmer named Edsall Barewater surprised the whole town by taking a young, beautiful woman from a distant village as his wife. Unfortunately, the decrepit farmer died not long afterward, leaving the young Widow Eliseera in …

  • Hunters' Lodge

    This rustic cabin is the headquarters of the Hunters’ Guild of Thornkeep, and the home of the huntmaster, Jaervon Mardesal. The place is both roomy and surprisingly comfortable. The main room is filled with animal pelts, hide rugs, and spectacular …

  • Harley's Mill

    Twenty years ago, an enterprising miller from Lambreth named Harley decided to build a new mill in Thornkeep, hoping to spur a new wave of settlement in the area. It was not a terribly well-thought-out idea, since the lands produce very little grain.

  • Harley's Pond

    Echo Stream always pooled under the bluffs of Brokenhelm Hill, but 20 years ago the miller Harley improved on the natural constriction in the streambed to create a large, permanent pond for her mill. Although Harley is long gone and her mill never turned …

  • Wolfmane Encampment

    On a wooded hillside northeast of Thornkeep proper lies the encampment of the Wolfmane barbarians—a half-dozen hide tents with cookfires, skinning racks, smokehouses, and working areas. This is not the home of the entire tribe, of course; there are scores …

  • Brishtargera Greenbottle

    The resident apothecary, physician, and potion-brewer of Thornkeep is a self-absorbed gnome by the name of Brishtargera Greenbottle (CG female gnome alchemist 4), known as Brishta to her friends. Brishta is a highly intelligent woman who, unfortunately, …

  • Goldenfire Tower

    The home of the elven wizard Iliara Starcloak, Goldenfire Tower is a small round tower four floors tall, adjacent to a comfortable and well-built stone house by the shore of the millpond. The tower also serves as the headquarters of the Goldenfire Order, …

  • Gatehouse

    The main entrance to old Druscor Keep, this sturdy wooden gatehouse stands at the top of a winding causeway leading up from the town green. The stronghold is an improved motteand- bailey castle with a stone tower in the center and a thick wooden wall …

  • Keep Barracks

    The wooden wall encircling Druscor Keep encloses a bailey with a small stable, a storehouse, a smithy, a kitchen, a barracks building, and the Baron’s Tower. A good-sized jail (currently empty) lies in the barrack’s cellar. A wealthy noble could easily …

  • The Baron's Tower

    Baron Tervin Blackshield and his family live in the old stone tower of Druscor Keep at the heart of Thornkeep. A short flight of stone steps on the side of the tower leads to a sturdy door of iron plate in the second floor. This floor is a good-sized …

  • The Accursed Halls

    A narrow, overgrown trail across the road from Firla Parr’s farm leads through a thick copse to a stepping-stone crossing of the Echo Stream. On the far side of the stream, under the beetling bluffs of Brokenhelm Hill, a wide crevice leads into the …

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