Xantari's Night Below
Thurmaster is a walled village of some 100 people. Approaching PCs will see a great many abandoned houses, now falling into ruin, lying outside the rickety wooden walls surrounding the village. These walls were built some 40 years past as a defense against the then-marauding lizard men of the Shrieken Mire. Led by a ferocious lizard king, the creatures killed scores of villagers and farmers-fully half the town’s population- until Count l’arlfray hired a band of powerful fighters to track down and kill their leader. Since this time, the lizard men have become much more reclusive and tend to flight if they see any humans or demihumans; they clearly have memories of the battle when the fighters wiped out nearly a hundred of their number. Fishing, agriculture, harvesting of marsh reeds and hay, and light forestry on the margins of the Blessed Wood are the main sources of income here.