The Town of FallcrestFallcrest lies roughly in the center of the Nentir Vale, along the Nentir River. At one time, Fallcrest was a flourishing city, even after the fall of the Nerath Empire centuries ago. About ninety years ago, the Bloodspear clan of Orcs descended from the Stonemarch and swept over the vale. The Bloodspears defeated the army of Fallcrest, burning and pillaging the city before continuing on through the Vale.
In the decades since the Bloodspear War, Fallcrest has struggled to reestablish itself. The town as it is today lies within the ruins of the old Fallcrest city, and the countryside for miles around is dotted with abandoned homesteads and manors from the days of the Nerath Empire.
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Tower of WaitingAn old fortification built on a small island in the Nentir to guard the city from waterborne attacks, this tower fell into ruin even before the sacking of the old city and now is little more than an empty shell.
Upper QuaysBoats proceeding down the Nentir must stop here and offload their cargo, which is then portaged through the town to the Lower Quays and loaded onto boats below the falls.
Barstomun Strongbeard runs the porter's guild, and he takes a cut of any wages paid to laborers carrying cargo over the falls.
Five-Arch BridgeDwarven artisans and masons from the citadel of Hammerfast build a fine stone bridge over the Nentir two hundred years ago. The bridge was destroyed in the Bloodspear Wars, but it's intricate stone piers remain intact. The people of the town have built a timber trestle over the old stone foundation.
Nentir InnAn inn on the west bank of the river, the Nentir Inn is owned by a charming half-elf named Erandil Zemoar, who showed up in Fallcrest about two years ago to build the inn. It is believed he charmed an old noblewoman in the south for the money he used to start up the inn.
A room here costs 5 gp/night.
Knight's GateFallcrest's northern city gate is known as Knight's Gate, because the Lord Warden's riders normally come and go from the city by this road. The gate is commanded by Sergeant Nereth, a stiff-necked fussbudget who rigorously enforces all rules; the guards stationed here cannot stand their sergeant.
Silver Unicorn Innthe "Pride of Fallcrest", the Silver Unicorn is an expensive, well-to-do inn. The recent opening of the Nentir Inn has put a dent in the Silver Unicorn's business, and the owner, a stern halfling matriarch named Wisara Osterman, strongly disapproves.
A room here costs 2 gp/night
Temple of ErathisA large, impressive stone temple finished with Fallcrest's native marble. The Temple is the largest and most influential temple in town. The place also includes shrines to Ioun and Moradin.
The CatacombsThe limestone bluffs hold a number of caves, which have been used for centuries as burial crypts. As caves fill up, they are walled up and forgotten - naturally, this has lead to rumors of hidden treasures and restless undead that guard it.
Teldorthan's ArmsThe dwarf Teldorthan Ironhews is the town's weaponsmith and armorer. He has most mundane weapons and armor in stock, but he suggests a hammer: "If you can drive a nail, you can kill an orc! You can drive a nail, can't you?"
People of Fallcrest
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Teldorthan IronhewsMaster armorer and owner of Teldorthan's Arms.