Points of Light
Village, Population 977
The rutted King’s Road leads to the foot of a broad hill that holds the walled village of Winterhaven. The village is nestled in the southern foothills of the Cairngorm Peaks. The walls are weathered stone topped by defensive palisades. 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 the old King’s Road from Winterhaven to find trade with the next village, which lies five miles 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.
Leadership: Lord Padraig commands the Winterhaven Regulars, a core group of ten soldiers who perform the guard and police functions around the walled portion of the village.
Demographics: The population 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 and agricultural village based on barter and trade. though Lord Padraig keeps a monetary system afloat with his own coin.