A New Era
(Map by Anna B. Meyer)
Population: 203 (predominately Suel/Oeridian).
Language: Common, Keolandish.
Religion: Phyton – not established, however.
Main Export: Lumber.
Leader: Mayor Jorus Milner.
History: Located just off the Forest Road through the Dreadwood, in a clearing a half-mile into the forest, Marlgrove is an isolated village inhabited predominately by woodcutters. Established in 599 CY by a group of disgruntled lumberjacks, the village has kept mostly to itself over the years. Their biggest problem — until recently — was dealing with Keolandish Tax Collectors.
In 609 CY, the village was attacked by a strange beast. Half a dozen people were killed, including a small child. It was said that the beast sparkled under the moonlight, which drew the attention of a group of adventurers.
Marlgrovian Heroes’ Home — The Home belonging to the Heroes of Marlgrove, who slayed the Beast that attacked the village.
The Weeping Lizard Inn — In 599 CY, when the village was in the process of being built, the local pub was accosted by a few Hool Marsh lizardmen. The woodcutters there managed to subdue the creatures, who then proceeded to weep for mercy (or so the story goes).
A large spear hung above the hearth is said to have been the leader’s weapon.