Thornkeep (Druid's Head)
A small farming hamlet located in the rolling plains south of the Echo Wood, the village of Southwood had long been an “in between” place-not quite part of Lambreth, a little beyond the borders of Daggermark, and a little too far from Mosswater or Fort Riverwatch to ever form any kind of larger realm with the other settlements between the river and the wood. For generations, the people of Southwood suffered sorely at the hands of river pirates, monsters from the Echo Wood, barbarian raiders from the north, and, of course , the rampant banditry of Thornkeep’s outlaws. Then, 30 years ago, a Hellknight named Varden rode through the area with his retinue and spent a month mercilessly pursuing any bandit or pirate he could catch, killing dozens and driving many more to flee for their lives . The grateful people of Southwood begged Varden to remain and protect them-or so the Hellknights claim.