Cedenia: Blood and Steel
Once in the heartland of Cedenia, Polsmere is now in the ravaged, disputed lands between Cedenia and new nation of Gilam. The war with Malignos (now King Malignos) ended two years ago. About 10 miles in each direction along the Deepmist River and Darkfen Lake is contested land. Neither nation has laid claim to the region, leaving the people and settlements caught in the area abandoned to fend for themselves. In the vacuum left by no greater support, the cities have isolated themselves into independent city-states, following in the footsteps of the original Cedenic government.
Without the presence of the national army, bands of brigands roam this area, preying on the folks abandoned in the wild. Similarly, monsters have become more aggressive, leaving the deeper wilds to foray into more populated areas. There is even talk of the monstrous humanoid races organizing again.
Small town, Population: 3000 (80% human, 15% dwarf, 5% gnome)
"Eye of the Needle", tailor (Justine Farril, human F, 34yo)
"A Touch of Class", jeweler (Thandria Bhordage, gnome F)
"Darkfen Dive", tavern (Herall Mopres, human M, 24)
"Jonnys", tavern (Qwerty Longfellow, Human M, 45)
"Black Stag Brewery", tavern (self-brewed beer; Doppin Grad, human M, 35)
"Black Stag Inn", inn (next door to Black Stag Brewery, Felliara Grad, human F, 30)
"Blue Wing Vintners", wine-seller (co-op from Sargos, low on product, L'rongia Evansmark, elf F)
"Iron Nugget", blacksmith (Gedric Halfhand, Human M, 28)
"The Magic Shop", magic shop (scrolls/potions/spellbooks/materials [5% chance of something more], Huckerby Stonemantle, Dwarf M)