Ravengro

Ravengro is a small town off the banks of Lake Lias in the county of Canterwall in Ustalav.

Ravengro
NG small town
Corruption +0; Crime –1; Economy +0; Law +1; Lore +0;
Society +0
Qualities insular, rumormongering citizens
Disadvantages cursed (haunted, –4 Society)
Danger +0
Demographics
Government council
Population 311 (281 humans, 12 halflings, 8 elves, 7 dwarves, 3
half-elves)
Notable NPCs Councilman Gharen Muricar, Councilman Vashian Hearthmount, Councilwoman Mirta Straelock, Councilwoman Shanda Faravan, Father Vauran Grimburrow, Sheriff Benjan Caeller
Marketplace
Base Value 1,000 gp; Purchase Limit 5,000 gp; Spellcasting 4th
Merchants Jominda’s Apothecary, Ravengro General Store, Ravengro Forge, Temple of Pharasma, The Silk Purse, The Unfurling Scroll

Geography

A small river, the Ravengro Creek, runs through the town, while an even smaller rivulet meets the Ravengro Creek just north of the southernmost bridge in the town. There are three bridges in the town: two span the Creek, one to the north and one to the south, while a third small wooden bridge runs over the rivulet.

To the north of the town lies the huge water of Lake Lias. To the south of the town is a hill upon which stands the ruins of the Harrowstone prison looming over the town.

History

Founding

Ravengro was originally founded, in 4594 AR, as a town for the people who worked at or supported the infamous Harrowstone prison and their families. At that time the county of Canterwall did not exist and Ravengro lay in the county of Tamrivena, ruled by the unpopular Count Eigen Lorres; it was the Count’s idea to build a large prison at Ravengro that could house, for a fee, criminals from anywhere in Ustalav. This plan increased Lorres’ popularity as other parts of Ustalav moved their prisoners to Harrowstone and money started to flow into the county in return.

In 4661 AR, a prisoner uprising led to Harrowstone prison being burnt down and all the prisoners, many of the prison guards, and the warden, a man named Lyvar Hawkran, were killed. The prison was never rebuilt and shortly thereafter, in 4670 AR, a bloodless coup occurred in Tamrivena bringing a new democracy to the county and to Ravengro. Many political historians see the fire at Harrowstone and its immediate neglect as one of the catalysts of the move to democracy in the county.

Contemporary Ravengro

Today, Ravengro is an idyllic self-sufficient Ustalav town supporting a local farming community, and a smaller fishing community. The town predominantly produces wheat, barley and maize, with some fish from Lake Lias supplementing the local diet.

Ravengro

In the Palatine Eye disquisition