O.S.M. and Friends
1. Bridgespan: An ancient Thaeten bridge lies broken at this small port town. The dock Neighborhood (called Low Town) is known for vice and transient bargemen and the upper town is simple farmers and tradesman. A small garrison of the Grey Legion is stationed here.
2. Flint: A large mill processes grain from the local farms under the watch of a wealthy Borstad Family that has run Flint like a small fiefdom since Sir Marcus Borstad founded the mill 200 years ago. The Borstad Family maintains a small retinue of soldiers that keep the peace in exchange paying less taxes as they do not need to support a Grey Legion garrison.
3. Vinehollow: A small village known for its hospitality of its Inn, the “Happy Harpy”, and weekly market that brings in the farmers and trappers from the surrounding countryside.
4. Kurlslon: This small village is home to the finest woodworkers in the region and several fine horse breeders. Rumors persist that many of the inhabitants are followers of the old ways and pay only lip service to the church.
5. Horon: This village supplies the wine for Reavespoint and the rest of the towns in the region. Three main wine makers have a monopoly on production of wine, The Olander Family (Brand: Three Grape bunches), The Torrens (Brand: A Stylized Gryphon) and the Monastery of Saint Gillan (Brand: The letter “G” in a triangle). St. Gillan was a devote of Hendal , Jahnnaina, Deka who sought to spread civilization by founding Mills and the use of machines to increase agricultural production and trade. In addition to the winery the monks maintiane several wind mills in the area.
6. Quinsbridge: Wool from Caremor and crops from the surrounding area are gathered here to be shipped in small canoe like boats to Flint. The village is fiercely independent and resents the small Garrison of Grey Legionnaires stationed here.
7. Caremor: A remote village of inhospitable, tightlipped, hard drinking, superstitious, shepherds who heard their flock among the barren hills. Besides wool the only export is whiskey, each family has its own distilling process and none is made in bulk. Caremor Whiskey is often counterfeited, and most true batches end up in Arden where it commands high prices among the upper class.
8. Hillcrest: This small village supports the mill that sends grain to the mountain mines and the Grey Legion garrison that patrols the road to Vadiston called the “Silverway”. The river between Hillcrest and Reavespoint is not navigable except by the smallest boats. Several new inns have been built in recent years to accommodate the increase in travel.
9. Winthrope: This village is home to woodsman and fisherman, both who send the fruits of their labor north to be sold in Reavespoint.
10. Vadiston: A small village that serves as the gateway to the mountain mines and the terminus of the “silverway”. Vadiston holds a large garrison in a keep half set in the mountain side overlooking the village. Vadiston has grown significantly to support the increase of caravans bringing supplies to Mornford or silver from the mines.
11. Mornford: thirty years ago the completion of the “Dwarf Road” necessitated the founding of a small village at this ford that has grown immensely in the last 3 years after the discovery of the silver veins in the mines southwest of the city. Lord Horgun Trihammer, a member of the Council of Arden, owns the controlling interest in the Mornford mines and most of the city.
12. Relfron: Before the Dwarf Road was opened this village served as a key stop on the way to Greenval but now see’s little travel now that the Greenval mines move their goods through Mornford. Relfron is still known for its specialty cheese and a few expert silver smiths.
13. Greenval: Numerous mines dot the mountains around this small village, most miners have left these mines (but not their claims) to work for the high wages being paid in Mornford. This village is also known for its green mountain apples that grow in the lush valley soil, as well as the district apple brandy produced from these apples.
14. Oldergon Pass Keep: Built in Thaeten times this keep has been refurbished and is now maintained by a small garrison of Grey Legion soldiers despite the fact the pass is unused as the lands to the west are unsettled for hundreds of miles.
15. Johnston’s Well: little more than a fort surrounding a small bunk house and tavern, none the less Johston Well serves as an important trading post as it is technically outside of the control and taxation of the Grey Legion and humans can trade relatively safely with more civilized orcs, the mountain barbarian tribes, and others who are not welcome east of the Nolan river. A half Orc named Harold runs the Fort with a contingency of well-paid mercenaries.