Keep on the Shadowfell
Winterhaven is a walled village. It is nestled in the southern foothills of the Cairngorm Peaks. It was built during the reign of the human empire of Nerath. 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 old King’s Road from Winterhaven to find trade with the next village, 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.
Demographics: The population of Winterhaven is predominantly human, with a scattering of dwarf families, and a handful of individuals of other common races, including a couple of elves.
Economics: Winterhaven is primarily an agricultural village based on barter and trade, though Lord Padraig keeps a monetary system afloat with his own coin. Adventurers should have no trouble purchasing appropriate items for which they have sufficient coin.
|1. Outer Gate and Walls||8. Warrior Guild|
|2. Wrafton’s Inn||9. Tenements|
|3. Market Square||10. Temple|
|4. Stables||11. Inner Gate|
|5. Smithy||12. Winterhaven Siege Supplies|
|6. Valthrun’s Tower||13. Winterhaven Barracks|
|7. Bairwin’s Grand Shoppe||14. Manor House|