The Stone from the Sky
Loudwater is a town of around 2,000 people. It is located in the Northwest Quadrant of Faerun, in the Gray Vale. Loudwater offers a well-defended rest stop for caravans and riverboats. Nearby communities such as Llorkh and Zelbross lie in ruins, yet Loudwater survives, albeit with a diminished population. One of the more public reasons for its recent stability is the town guard, organized by Captain Harrowleaf. There are rumors, however, that a more shadowy form of protection keeps Loudwater’s enemies at bay.
To the north of Loudwater stand the brooding trees of the High Forest. To the south is the High Moor, infamous for monsters that lurk in the mists, guarding the ruins of bygone kingdoms. Loudwater feels like a frontier town despite having once boasted a greater population. Its days of boundless prosperity are a century gone, and most of the town’s current residents, which include primarily humans and half-elves, are not old enough to recall them. Loudwater never fully recovered from the attacks and brief reign of the Red Hand, yet unlike many towns, it at least still stands.