Defenders of the Vale
A small town west of Brindol, Talar is governed by Lady Celiira Nesten, a high-spirited young woman who lately returned home to take up her father’s title on old Lord Nesten’s death. Her impulsive ideas are tempered by an old and conservative town council, led by Magistrate Malchor, whose members grew accustomed to running things during the lord’s long decline.
Talar has a population of only a few hundred. Local businesses are the Dented Coin, a tavern and inn run by Galwyn Finla; a blacksmith shop run by a gnome named Iron Shoddy; and the Mistledown Herbery run by a halfling named Beryllina Mistledown. The town defenses consist of a 15-foot-high stockade fence and 20 town guard.