The Eternal Winter
A peasant village on the northern edge of the Border Wood between Taldor and Qadira, two nations at a simmering detente, the folk here generally keep to themselves and don't get involved with politics. The town square is dominated by an enormous statue known as "the Lady." The statue's origins are murky and rumors both positive and negative swirl about how the statue came to be and of whom it represents. (See Maps area for a map.)
Well-known villagers are:
Argus Goldtooth: Dwarven barber and dentist
Alexius Demetri and Lycio Vallant: Wealthy owners of the sawmill, the largest employer in the village. Both council members, they live in the biggest home in town, nicknamed Sawmill Manor.
Dryden Kepp: Hunter and trapper.
Isker and Xanthippe Euphram: Heldren's blacksmith and his daughter apprentice. Isker also trains the town militia.
Ionnia Teppen: Heldren's leader of the town council. The Teppens have done so for generations.
Menander and Kale Garimos: Run the Silver Stoat, the village's only tavern. They brew and serve Three Devil Ale, a spicy concoction. There are no rooms to let but travelers can sleep on the floor. "I heard it at the Stoat" is a common phrase as many of the townsfolk gather to gossip there each night.
Natharen and Zaarida Safander : Elder Natharen is a half-elven cleric of Erastil. But the temple is open-minded and also has shrines to Abadar, Gozreh, Pharasma, and even Sarenrae who is not well-received generally in Taldor. Zaarida is a faithful follower of Saranrae.
Orillus Davigen: Old tinkerer who tends the town's clock tower on the town hall.
Old Mother Theodora: The village wise woman who is older than anyone cares to guess. She is a skilled midwife, healer, and soothsayer.
Perkin Tarimm: Halfling who runs The Butcher of Jalrune, which the proprietor claims to have been his nickname as a corsair
Phineas Dansby: Farmer known as Old Man Dansby. Farm is close to Border Wood and he is sometimes robbed by bandits of the Border Wood.
Sophia Imirras: Manages the stablery.
Tessaraea Willowbark: Elven alchemist who runs the apothecary.
Tengezil Frimbocket: Gnome woodworker who carves in a beautiful and elaborate "gingerbread" style.
Vivialla Steranus: Runs the general store.