Norend is a small frontier town located between Wilcrest and Riverdale. It is officially a colony of Riverdale, though the Lord of Riverdale pays remarkably little attention to it. The village has a population of only several hundred, and is only occasionally visited by trade caravans. Recently, the village was on the verge of collapsing under the pressure of regular goblin and kobold attacks and a lack of economic prospects, but a group of valiant female adventurers have moved in and begun to reinstill the small hamlet with a degree of hope unknown for the last decade…
Norend is a small town protected by a decrepit wooden stockade. Its streets are unpaved mud, and there is very little wealth present. Most of the buildings are wooden with thatched roofs. The town has one large tavern, the One Eyed Medusa and a small merchants’ row, where travelling caravans set up to sell their wares. There is a blacksmith, Baern’s Smithy, which keeps the town outfitted with tools, weapons, and armor, and there is one merchant, Melech who sells luxury and magical goods – though more often than not his customers are other merchants and not members of the town itself.
The government of the town is centered on the Great Hall, which is a large and sturdy wooden structure that also provides shelter for the town’s inhabitants during raids. The town is protected by a volunteer militia of town guard, who are trained by Crassus, the Sheriff and leading authority in the small town. There is a single temple in the town to Avandra, which provides what healing it can.