People of Winterhavenholdfell

The mountain town of Winterhavenholdfell was almost destroyed 150 years ago, at the end of the last Age; the Bloodspear Clan made their way down from the Stonemarch, through the Cairngorm Peaks, and laid the Nentir Vale to waste. The Bahamut Paladins at the nearby Shadowfell Keep lead the Winterhavenholdfell guards into battle, ultimately defending their portion of the world against the Hobgoblin invasion – the loss of Paladins in battle, however, contributed to the Fall of Shadowfell Keep some seven years later.

Lord Ernest “DCBwtC” Padraig

Full Name: Lord Ernest Padraig of Winterhavenholdfell
Alias/es: Dirty Cheating Bastard with the Clap
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Race: Human
Class: Politician
Alignment: Lawful Good
Languages: Common

The beleaguered lord of Winterhavenholdfell holds the safety of his town above all else, but he is smart enough to look beyond the town walls and see in the surrounding area threats that could soon affect his home.

Lord Ernest Padraig is the hereditary ruler of Winterhavenholdfell, descended from a long line of pioneers and heroes who established a keep at the edge of the known world and held it for centuries against all manner of threats. He is neither a competent soldier nor a hero, but he is a reasonable ruler. He’s wise enough to see the dangers lurking in the wilderness around his town, but he lacks not only the authority to send a military force beyond the walls to face such threats but also the adventurous spirit to confront them alone. Instead, he relies on adventurers to vanquish the dangers of the wilds before they can threaten Winterhavenholdfell’s walls.

Recently, he was conned by a group of escaped prisoners into purchasing a “night of passion” with an Eladrin Wizard for 100gp: the Eladrin was taken to Padraig’s “love nest” and plied with alcohol. Unfortunately, the Lord himself was rather more drunk than he’d realised, and it wasn’t long before he’d passed out. He awoke to find many items of clothing and jewelry missing, along with a priceless book of magical spells.

When the prisoners (now calling themselves Shorty’s Avengers) returned from Shadowfell Keep, he tasked them with a quest to investigate the Bloodreavers of Saruun Khel, a group of slavers that recently contacted him for nefarious purposes. He also paid them to not tell his wife about his indiscretions.

Rond Kelfam

Full Name: Captain Rond Kelfam of the Winterhavenholdfell Regulars
Alias/es: Cap’n Kelf
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Race: Half-Orc
Class: Warlord
Alignment: Lawful Good
Languages: Common

The good Cap’n Kelf happened to be stationed on Gate duty as the Avengers first arrived into town, still half-naked and shackled. He was immediately caught off guard by Byranaetr, who used her wimminly wiles and her bluffing to get the Avengers into the town. He was later witnessed taking Salvana Wrafton into custody.


Main article: Salvana Wrafton

Full Name: Salvana Wrafton
Alias/es: The Wench; The Witch
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Race: Human
Class: Innkeep
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Languages: Common, Goblin

A flirtatious Innkeep that continues to run her family’s Inn at a loss. She also works nights as an evil cultist witch planning to drag powerful Orcus-worshipping beings from the Shadowfell into Prim through a planar rift.

Valthrun the Prescient

Main article: Valthrun the Prescient

Full Name: Valthrun the Prescient of Winterhavenholdfell
Alias/es: Vallie (to his close friend Nimo)
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Race: Human
Class: Wizard
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Languages: Common; Undercommon; Elven; Dwarven

A scholar and sage residing in the 5-floor tower in the town square. He sends the Avengers on their second quest; to find treasure and adventure in Saruun Khel, and bring back the tales of their adventures before he passes away.

Thair Coalstriker

Full Name: Thair Coalstriker of Clan Deepgem
Alias/es: Short-round
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Race: Dwarf
Class: Blacksmith / Warrior
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Languages: Dwarven; Common

The town’s local blacksmith was approached by the Avengers shortly after their arrival. He was offered a drink and some kind words in exchange for use of his tools to remove the shackles from the Avengers’ wrists and ankles. Munchkin had planned to return to the smithy’s the following day, but his allergies blew up the neighbouring Inn overnight, and the Avengers had to make their escape. It is unknown if Thair was affected by the blast.


Full Name: Barwayne Wilderson of the Justice Yard
Alias/es: Wild Wayne; Owlbearman
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Race: Human
Class: Shopkeep / Barbarian
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Languages: Common; Undercommon

Barwayne Wilderson runs the general goods store in Winterhavenholdfell, where he also sells goods imported from House of Azaer in Fallcrest. He was once in an adventuring group called the Justice Yard, where he took the role of Striker-A under the alias Owlbearman. The once seven-strong Justice Yard disbanded after the death of all-but-two of their members; Owlbearman and Driderboy.

Eilian the Old

Full Name: Eilian Farrow
Alias/es: Eilian the Old
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Race: Human
Class: Farmer
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Language/s: Common

Eilian the Old is a regular face in Wrafton’s Inn, as he holds a small farm down the Old King’s Road. He takes an interest in local history, especially any historical tale with any mystery surrounding it. He is a great source of local information, and he loves to talk.

People of Winterhavenholdfell

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