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  • Heldren Armory

    A dirt path winds its way up to a low hill west of town to the single door of this square, stone tower. The tower is 30 feet high, with battlements on its roof and arrow slits along its walls. The tower serves as [[Heldren]]'s armory and a place of …

  • Isker's Smithy

    Isker's Smithy stands just off the [[Heldren Town Square]], to the west. It's a squat, broad building capped with a slate roof—it stands out, as the only non-thatch roof in town. Black smoke pours out of several chimneys for most of the daylight …

  • Viviala's General Store

    Viviala's General Store is a bright and cheery building. The pillared front porch is usually decorated in seasonal greenery and several signs hand-written on planks of wood in [[Viviala Steranus]]' bold, flowing hand. The store caters primarily to the …

  • Willowbark Apothecary

    The apothecary and home of [[Tessaraea Willowbark]] is small, neat, and exceptionally tidy. The front lawn is well-manicured, the garden weeded and trimmed, and the wood walls are washed regularly. Several herbal smells constantly emanate from the …

  • Goldtooth Barber

    The barber shop in [[Heldren]] is a small, square building just west of the [[Heldren Town Square]]. It's a clever design where the entire front wall of the building can be flipped open during the day, forming a shaded porch and exposing the boisterous …

  • Silver Stoat

    The Silver Stoat is [[Heldren]]'s only tavern. It stands on the [[Heldren Town Square]], directly across from the [[Heldren Town Hall]]. The Stoat is owned and operated by [[Menander Garimos]], who mans the kitchen and trots out steaming venison flank …

  • Three Devil Ale

    The signature beer of the [[Silver Stoat]] Tavern, Three Devil Ale is brewed with local barley and imported Chellish hops. It has a strong, bitter flavor; a smooth, grassy finish; and a light golden color. It's brewed by Stoat owner [[Kale Garimos]].

  • Imirras Livery Stable

    The [[Heldren]] stable is a simple, unassuming building next to the [[Silver Stoat]], south of the [[Heldren Town Square]]. It offers stabling and grooming for some of the town's horses and additional horses for sale or hire. Travelers from [[Zimar]] and …

  • Heldren Town Square

    The town square of [[Heldren]] is a broad, open area in the middle of town paves with cobblestones—the only paving in the village. [[Vivialla's General Store]] and the [[Heldren Town Hall]] border it to the north, and the [[Silver Stoat]] and …

  • The Lady (Heldren)

    The Lady is a statue that stands in the [[Heldren Town Square]] in the village of [[Heldren]]. Although its features have been worn down by the passage of many years, it clearly depicts a beautiful woman. No on in the village is entirely certain _whom_ it …

  • Harvest Festival

    The Harvest Festival is the biggest event of the year for [[Heldren]]. Occurring at the end if summer, just before the harvest begins, it features a giant bonfire in the [[Heldren Town Square]], a dance in the [[Heldren Town Hall]], and a market …

  • Temple of Erastil (Heldren)

    The Temple of Erastil is a wooden, L-shaped building. The narrow door leads from the street into the broader, main portion of the temple, where Elder [[Natharen Safander]] holds weekly service for all of [[Heldren]]'s faithful, regardless of faith. A …

  • Frimbocket Carpentry

    The foremost woodworker in southern [[Taldor]] is a gnome named [[Tengezil Frimbocket]], and he works out of this cluttered shop in [[Heldren]]. Situated next to the [[Heldren Sawmill]], Frimbocket produces intricate carvings in his signature style, …

  • Gingerbread

    The "gingerbread" style of wood carving, popularized by [[Tengezil Frimbocket]] in [[Heldren]], is characterized by intricate voids; a soft, doughy look; and detailed textures worked into the wood. It is highly sought for home furnishing and architectural …

  • Heldren Sawmill

    The sawmill dominates the southern end of [[Heldren]], working day and night to plane and cut planks from the thick trunks the woodcutters haul out of the [[Border Wood]]. The constant _zoosh-swish_ of the saws and machinery can be heard throughout the …

  • Butcher of Jalrune

    [[Heldren]]'s local butcher keeps the town in a constant supply of pork and poultry. The shingle that dangles outside the little wooden shack depicts a corsair ship sailing in bloody waters, a reference to butcher [[Perkin Tarimm]]'s alleged past as a …

  • Alder Braston

    Alder Braston maintains a small family farm on the outskirts of [[Heldren]]. His family has farmed that plot for at least six generations. The Braston family farm typically produces tomatoes, leeks, and carrots. Alder is a tall, thin man in his early …

  • Alexius Demetri

    Alexius, along with his husband [[Lycio Vallant]], owns and operates the [[Heldren Sawmill]] on the southern end of [[Heldren]]. The two of them live in "Sawmill Manor," a large house on the north end of town; they are Heldren's wealthiest citizens. …

  • Argus Goldtooth

    Argus Goldtooth is a squat, stocky dwarf. He has blonde hair and a thick beard, both of which are generally swept up in wild styles more common in [[Oppara]] than a border village like [[Heldren]]. He has a wide grin--full of gleaming gold teeth--and a …

  • Dryden Kepp

    Dryden Kepp is a well-known hunter in the village of [[Heldren]]. He spends his days in the [[Border Wood]], tracking down game to bring back to [[Perkin Tarimm]], or to dry and take to [[Viviala's General Store]]. He also has a reputation for wild …

  • Isker Euphram

    Isker Euphram is the smith for the village of [[Heldren]]. Although he spends his days now with his daughter [[Xanthippe Euphram]] keeping the town well-stocked in horseshoes and nails, Isker is known to have served in the Taldan military for many years. …

  • Kale Garimos

    Kale Garimos is a tall, blonde woman with the sharp features of the far north. Although a lifelong resident of [[Heldren]], she clearly has Ulfen blood in her. She is unfailingly polite and smiles easily. Kale and her husband [[Menander Garimos]] own …

  • Lycio Vallant

    Lycio, along with his husband [[Alexius Demetri]], owns and operates the [[Heldren Sawmill]] on the southern end of [[Heldren]]. The two of them live in “Sawmill Manor,” a large house on the north end of town; they are Heldren’s wealthiest citizens. …

  • Menander Garimos

    Menander and his wife [[Kale Garimos]] operate the [[Silver Stoat]] tavern in [[Heldren]]. Menander runs the kitchen and is responsible for the tavern's famous flank steaks and numble pies. He has a round face and thick eyebrows, and his brown hair has …

  • Natharen Safander

    The religious needs of [[Heldren]] are served by Natharen Safander, a cleric of [[Erastil]]. He and his wife [[Zaarida Safander]] maintain the [[Temple of Erastil (Heldren)]] for the faithful of Erastil and any other faiths who need guidance or solace. …

  • Old Man Dansby

    Phineas Dansby, known to most of [[Heldren]] as "Old Man Dansby," keeps a family farm south and west of the village. His farm is closest to the [[Border Wood]], and occasionally suffers from bandit raids. Dansby refuses to relocate, however, patiently …

  • Old Mother Theodora

    Everyone in [[Heldren]] knows Old Mother Theodora--most of them from their births. No one seems to entirely recall how old exactly she is; she's just always been there. She is a skilled midwife, and known to be a soothsayer and hedge witch. Many of the …

  • Perkin Tarimm

    Perkin Tarimm is a halfling from [[Zimar]]. He claims to be a retired corsair, although the town is split on whether or not they believe that. His butcher shop, the [[Butcher of Jalrune]], is named for his corsair career. Perkin has the wiry frame and …

  • Sophia Imirras

    [[Heldren]]'s livery stable is run by Sophia Imirras, a meek and soft-spoken Varisian woman. She's known for a near preternatural affinity for animals, and it's often joked that she'd rather spend time with them than with other people. Sophia came to …

  • Tengezil Frimbocket

    Tengezil Frimbocket is something of a mad genius. He's constantly spouting new ideas, frequently interrupting himself mid-sentence in his eagerness to get them out. His blue hair is as wild as his vocal perambulations. The clutter continues into his shop, …

  • Tessaraea Willowbark

    Tessaraea is a relatively recent transplant to [[Heldren]], having arrived twenty-five years ago from the [[River Kingdoms]]. She is a quiet and somber woman, and there are rumors that she suffered some great tragedy adventuring in her youth. She now runs …

  • Vivialla Steranus

    Vivialla Steranus is a hefty, red-cheeked woman with a booming voice. She keeps her steel-grey hair tied back in a tight bun, and favors wool frocks embroidered with flowers. She runs [[Viviala's General Store]] in [[Heldren]].

  • Xanthippe Euphram

    Xanthippe is apprenticed to her father, [[Isker Euphram]], at [[Isker's Smithy]] in [[Heldren]]. When not at the forge, Xanthippe can frequently be found holding court with her numorous suitors at the [[Silver Stoat]]. Although widely considered the …

  • Zaarida Safander

    Zaarida is a rarity in [[Heldren]]: a [[Qadira]]n and a devotee of the Dawnflower [[Sarenrae]]. She and her husband [[Natharen Safander]] maintain the [[Temple of Erastil (Heldren)]] in the village. Zaarida has the dark skin and hair and almond-colored …

  • Ionnia Teppen

    !(media-item-align-right)//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/304263/Teppen.001.jpg?1394326770(Teppen.001.jpg)!The Teppens have been the center of [[Heldren]] politics for generations, so it's no surprise that Ionnia serves on the village council. Many …