A small town built from the ruins of a larger city, Fallcrest is the crossroads of the Nentir Vale.

Population: 1,350; another 900 or so live in the countryside within a few miles of the town. The people of Fallcrest are mostly humans, halflings, and dwarves. No dragonborn or eladrin are permanent residents, but travelers of all races pass through on occasion.

Government: Faren Markelhay is the Lord Warden of the town. He appoints a town council to look after routine commerce and public projects.

Defense: The Fallcrest Guard numbers sixty warriors, who also serve as constables. Moonstone Keep is their barracks. The Lord Warden can call up to 350 militia if needed.

Inns: Nentir Inn; Silver Unicorn. The Silver Unicorn is pricier and offers better service; the Nentir Inn sees a more intersting clientele.

Taverns: Blue Moon Alehouse; Luck Gnome Taphouse; Nentir Inn Taproom

Supplies: Halfmoon Trading House; Sadercot Provisioners

Temples: Temple of Erathis; Moonsong Temple (Sehanine); House of the Sun (Pelor)

Guilds: Mage Guild – Nimozaran, Septarch’s Tower

Knowledge: History

Four centruries ago, with the rise of Nerath to the south, human settlers began to move up the Nentir River, establishing towns such as Fastormel, Harkenwold, and Winterhaven. A Nerathan hero named Aranda Markelhay obtained a charter to build a keep at the portage of the Nentir Falls. She raised a simple tower at the site of Moonstone Keep three hundred ten years ago, and under its protection the town of Fallcrest began to grow.

Over the next two centuries, Fallcrest grew into a prosperous city. Ninety years ago a fierce horde of orcs known as the Bloodspears descended from the Stonemarch and swept over the vale. Fallcrest’s army was defeated at Gardbury Downs. The Bloodspears burned an pilaged Fallcrest and went on to wreak havok all across the Nentir Vale.

Since the Bloodspear War, Fallcrest has struggled to re-establish itself. It is curently a shadow of its former self. The countryside is dotted with abandoned homesteads and manors from the days of Nerath.


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