The seat of Tarnskeep, the stronghold of the local baron, Patriarch Sherlane Halaran. One of the last civilized stops along the Windrush spur of the Grand Duke’s Northron Road. Only Eltan’s Spring lies further north, nestled in the vale within the Black Peaks that houses the headwaters of the Windrush River.
But civilization only stretches as far along the Windrush Road as the baron’s garrison can patrol. The thickly forested slopes of the Black Peaks teem with tribes of goblins and kobolds — fortunately, they are too busy warring among themselves to be more than an occasional threat to the outlying farms.
Threshold was one of the first townships to fall to the hordes of invading Beast Men two thousand years in the past. Farmers still occasionally turn up relics from that conflict in their fields every now and again. It’s been said that the goblin warrens in the Black Peaks were once caves used by the Beast Men back in Halav’s day. Many have gone into those caves seeking treasures… some have even returned to tell of it.
Let’s think about your characters.
Do any of them know each other? Perhaps they’ve shared an adventure or two “off screen.”
If they are wanderers, newly arrived in town, where are they from?
What are the circumstances of their travel?
There are several taverns and inns in town — but most merchants in the market square recommend the Hook and Hatchet: clean beds, good hospitality, excellent food and drink, for a fair price. As a garrison watchpost is on one of the cross-streets, many of the townguardsmen drop by for a drink or two in the taproom after their rounds, making for an excellent source for news on goings-on in the town.[If you haven't already, you may want to "Subscribe" to this topic -- you should then get an email when the topic receives a new post]
The Character Sheet/Handout thread is here