The rutted King’s Road leads our travelers to the foot of a broad hill that holds
the walled village of Winterhaven. The village is nestled in the
southern foothills of the Cairngorm Peaks. The walls are weathered
stone topped by defensive palisades. Small thatched homes stand around Winterhaven, each fronting a small piece of farmland or pasture. Beyond the farms
to the west and south lie dark woods, and to the north, tall mountain
The first place the party travels to is the welcoming Wrafton’s Inn. This spacious inn and tavern serves as the public house for the region. Salvana Wrafton,Wrafton’s owner and proprietor,is friendly and open to the party, offering a quick smile and a warm welcome.
Lord Padraig, the town’s lord visits Wrafton’s. All those present doff
their hats and call him Lord, after which he retreats to a corner table and sips beer. The party buys him a pitcher of beer and he talks with them.
Valthrun the Prescient: Valthrun is a sage and scholar who lives in a tower within Winterhaven’s walls. The party speaks to him and agrees to find out information about the mysterious Keep.