Defenders of the Vale
A small town at a ford of the Elsir River, Elsircross is known for woodcutting and papermaking. The self-styled “Baron” Hargil Trask and the rest of the no-good Trask clan govern the town by the Baron’s fiat. Lord Jarmaath of Brindol has no use for Baron Trask and would like to see him and his lot driven out of Elsircross. The towns of Elsir Vale haven’t fought amongst themselves in many years, however, and Jarmaath is loath to intervene in another town’s business, even if that business is getting rid of a jumped-up brigand like Hargil Trask. For his own part, Trask is smart enough to keep his thugs from running amok in his own lands, so his subjects (and neighbors) tolerate him and his swaggering sons for now.
Recently, on a trip to Brindol, the eldest of the sons, Harvin was rejected in an overture to arrange a marriage to Sylvana Jarmaath. Later, she met the youngest brother, Errol, at the Laughing Manticore. The middle brother is named Van.