The Village of Hommlet

The Village of Hommlet has grown up around a crossroads in a woodland. Once far from any important activity, it became embroiled in the struggle between gods and demons when the Temple of Elemental Evil arose but a few leagues away. Luckily for the people of Hommlet, the Temple and its evil hordes were destroyed a decade ago, but Hommlet still suffers from incursions of bandits and strange monsters.

A trade and farming community of some 200 folk (perhaps twice that when outlying farms and ranches are included), Hommlet is quiet and quaint for the most part, surrounded by farms, orchards and ranches. With the exception of Burne’s Tower, the town has little in the way of fortifications or defenses. Still, most able bodied men of the village serve in the local militia.

Most of the townspeople follow either the Old Faith or St. Cuthbert. The town elder is Zanster Dwarfhands. He governs with the help of a 7 person council.

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Locations of interest in Hommlet:

1. Daleborn’s Prosperous Farm Cottage and Large Barn – This wood and plaster house is well-kept, and the barn beyond is bulging with hay, grain, etc. Several fat animals are about. Unastine Daleborn, a large and friendly goodwife, lives here with her family. They are of the Old Faith.

2. Modest Farmhouse and Barn -The home of Otigold and Aradima Fletcher. Otigold is an elderly farmer and a retired fighter. He’s the captain of the militia. His two sons, Elmo and Otis, think of themselves as adventurers as well.

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4. Well Kept Farm – The house and barn show that his farmer is doing well, and the stock in the fenced-in-yard are very fine-looking. The adventurers saw a fetching feminine face in the window.

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7. Inn of the Welcome Wench – the town’s best (and only) Inn and Tavern. It’s run by a friendly innkeep, Ostler Gundigoot.

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9. The New Village Hall – A large tapestry on the back wall shows a green field with two acorns above a sheaf of grain—the banner of Hommlet. This is a new building still being constructed to work as the village hall.

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13. Trading Post – Outside the door, a shield and lantern are suspended from chains. The shield is painted, showing a sword and a cheese. This is the local trading post, wherein a merchant apparently provides for the needs of villagers, travelers and adventurers alike.

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18. Walroar Arroway’s Brew House – This typical cottage and imposing stone building has a barrel hanging from chains. Walroar is the braumeister here. He and his family are followers of St. Cuthbert.

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20. Church of St Cuthbert – Where followers of St. Cuthbert worship.

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24. The Grove – Where people of the Old Faith worship. Jaroo resides here.

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27. Walled Manor House – Home of the Village of Elder.

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30. Burne’s Tower – This large stone tower sits upon the eastern border of Hommlet proper.

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Overgrown Track – This leads off into the rugged hills and tangled scrub above the town. About a league away is a ruined moat house.

The Village of Hommlet

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