Tag: Red Larch

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  • Red Larch

    Red Larch has been an important stop on the Long Road for two centuries now. Named for a distinctive stand of red larch trees that were cut down when the hamlet was founded, Red Larch became a settlement in the first place thanks to a drinkable spring …

  • Allfaiths Shrine

    On the west side of the Long Road, just south of the inn’s stable yard, stands what looks like a grand stone mansion. Two wide wooden doors painted with the symbols of many gods stand open day and night. Inside is a plain chapel with a stone altar. The …

  • The Swinging Sword

    One door north of the Allfaiths Shrine stands the Swinging Sword. The inn is a three-story stone structure, crowned by a steep slate roof that bristles with many chimneys. A signboard juts out over the door, hanging from chains. It’s a ten-foot-long …

  • The Helm at Highsun

    Right across the Long Road from the Swinging Sword Inn stands a ramshackle two-story tavern. Rusty metal grills cover its small, dirty windows. The tavern’s name is very clearly printed in large, simple letters on both sides of a jutting wooden sign. Atop …

  • Mother Yalantha's

    This three-story, dilapidated boarding house has many balconies and outside staircases. Inside, the place is a warren of narrow, creaky-floored passages that snake around small rooms made of flimsy partition walls. However, the atmosphere is cheerful, if …

  • Thelorn's Safe Journeys

    Three huge sheds stand here in a triangle, surrounded by sturdy wooden wagons at all stages of assembly. The first is a workshop full of busy woodworkers, the second is a storage area for parts such as wheels and axles, and the third houses a dozen …

  • Chansyrl Fine Harness

    The pungent smell of tanned and oiled leather fills this crowded workshop, and the walls display leather saddles, reins, yokes, and harnesses for working beasts of all sizes. Stylish leather jackets, longcoats, caps, boots, leggings, bracers, belts, …

  • Helvur Tarnlar, Clothier

    Tarnlar’s is the only place to buy quality clothing for a hundred miles around. The square two-story building stands at the intersection of the Long Road and the Cairn Road. Its signboard is painted with the images of a well-dressed lord and lady, one on …

  • Lorren's Bakery

    This aromatic, tidy building’s ovens and mixing bowls are in use day and night. The bakery has a hanging sign consisting of a carved and painted wooden round loaf the size of a small cart. The bakery always has fresh round loaves and buns for sale. Its …

  • Tantur Smithy

    Both ends of this soot-stained building are massive stone blocks that rise into tall, wide chimneys. The din of forge hammers rings out late into most nights. Eldras Tantur has been Red Larch’s blacksmith for a decade and a half and has taken only a …

  • Drouth Fine Poultry

    This largest of the two Red Larch poultry shops is ever- bustling thanks to thriving local farms and the endless appetite of communities along the Long Road. Two or three wagonloads of skewered capons in casks of oil depart this establishment daily, to be …

  • Jalessa Ornra, Butcher

    Next door to Drouth’s Fine Poultry stand four identical single-story stone buildings, running back from the street in a line. The front building has a painted sign of a ham being carved by a cleaver, accompanied by no words. This is the workplace and shop …

  • Dornen Finestone

    This plain square building is always coated in a gray- white shroud of rock dust. It’s the business office of the busy Dornen quarry, run by Elak Dornen. The office displays samples of cut stone as well as “raw” samples from the quarry. Records of orders …

  • Ironhead Arms

    Three years ago, an old sellsword and caravan guard by the name of Feng Ironhead decided to settle in Red Larch and open a shop dealing in arms and armor, both new and used. Over a long career of shepherding caravans and pack trains from one end of the …

  • Mhandyvver's Poultry

    This wooden building grew haphazardly for many years, shooting out single-story wings and annexes untidily in all directions. The interior looks like a barn or attic, with exposed beams and posts. Pens with live chickens fill most of the odd corners and …

  • Haeleeya's

    Originally from Amn, Haeleeya Hanadroum operates a bathhouse and dress shop in her large, well-appointed home. Half-barrels planted with aromatic herbs and flowers flank the entrance, and the windows are decorated with flower-filled window boxes. Inside …

  • Waelvur's Wagonworks

    Ilmeth Waelvur (male Tethyrian human bandit) operates a cheaper alternative to Thelorn’s Safe Journeys, making and selling replacement wheels and axles for wagons. The workshop is a cluttered, untidy shed surrounded by dozens of wagons shrouded in worn …

  • Gaelkur's

    This seedy wooden building serves as Red Larch’s used tools and goods shop, its barber, and an unofficial second tavern for locals. Inside is a cluttered shop full of lounging customers—most of them men in no particular hurry to be waited on—with old hair …

  • Mellikho Stoneworks

    A sign set on two posts in a scrap of weedy lawn out front of this small house reads “Mellikho Stoneworks.” The quarry pit begins just behind the house, which serves as the business office and the home of the quarry owner, Albaeri Mellikho (female …

  • Luruth's Tannery

    This former warehouse reeks with an eye-watering, throat-closing stench that obliterates all other smells within a bowshot of the place. Inside are stretching racks, cutting tables with sharp knives and scraps of tanned hide, a back room of finished …

  • Bethendur's Storage

    Four identical, well-built warehouses stand here in ground covered in raked gravel and cinders. The moment anyone sets foot past the sign that says “Bethendur’s Storage/Rent Space by tenday, month, or year,” a tall, smiling man emerges to meet them. This …

  • The Market

    This muddy, well-used field is ringed with outhouses and rings of stones that have obviously been used as cook-fires or trash burn sites many times in the past. Once a tenday, it’s crowded with wagons from nearby farms. Farmers drive in from homesteads …

  • Vallivoe's Sundries

    Aside from the bewildering profusion of doors, barrels, rotting old furniture, and tools leaning against its outside walls, this building looks like a private home. A small, faded sign on the front door reads “Vallivoe’s Sundries.” Rooms are crammed to …

  • Imdarr Relvaunder

    Imdarr is a stern follower of Tempus who is keenly interested in news and rumors and visitors. Location: [[Allfaiths Shrine]]

  • Lymmura Auldarhk

    Lymmura is a sympathetic ear and guide to all. She has been coming to the shrine for decades, has officiated at the marriages of many couples, and is widely loved and trusted in Red Larch. Location: [[Allfaiths Shrine]]

  • Garlen Harlathurl

    He is a cynic bitter from failed Waterdhavian mercantile ventures, but he has turned out to be an attentive tavern-keeper. He has two partners: one has retired to Waterdeep, and the other is the cellarer of the Helm, the gruff and rotund [[:justran-daehl …

  • Phaendra Chansyrl

    She has idle dreams of traveling the North and slaying dragons, but she is far more interested in building a mercantile empire and outgrowing Red Larch someday. Location: [[Chansyrl Fine Harness | Chansyrl Fine Harness]]

  • Maegla Tarnlar

    She is the mother of four bold and adventurous children. Location: [[Helvur Tarnlar, Clothier | Helvur Tarnlar, Clothier]]

  • Eldras Tantur

    Eldras is a plain-dealing sort who knows nothing of the current mood and troubles in Red Larch, since he’s so rarely away from his forge. His wife Laefra, who orders metals via the merchants she deals with, hears much of the troubles, but she tells …

  • Nahaeliya Drouth

    The proprietor and owner, she has built up her business by becoming a trusted supplier to inns across the valley. Location: [[Drouth Fine Poultry | Drouth Fine Poultry]]

  • Feng Ironhead

    Ironhead is a surprisingly genial half-ore. He has a little skill at weapon and armor repair and sometimes fixes up used gear for resale. His true talent is a keen eye for ordinary weapons and armor that can stand up to hard use and bad weather. Ask him …

  • Marlandro Gaelkur

    Marlandro is a skilled engraver and was once a jeweler’s assistant in Baldur’s Gate, making mountings for stones and entire rings. Location: [[Gaelkur's | Gaelkur's]]