Tyranny of Dragons
Common Knowledge About Greenest
The town of Greenest was founded by the halfling Dharva Scatterheart, a rogue who fancied herself the queen of the Greenfields. Scatterheart passed away without ever achieving that level of eminence, but her town grew into a thriving community.
Its success isn’t surprising, since Greenest is the only town of any size astride the Uldoon Trail, the more direct road between the eastern cities of the Dragon Coast, Cormyr, and Sembia with the Coast Way running south to the great cities of Amn, Tethyr, and far Calimshan. The trade caravans that pass through Greenest bring gold to the town’s merchants and craftsfolk. Governor Tarbaw Nighthill runs the town at the behest of its inhabitants.
Locations of Note
- Crystal Creek: A stream that runs south of the keep, it provides the town with its water supply and carries snowmelt further east to help water the eponymous Greenfields.
- Greenest Keep: Rising above the center of town atop a low hill, this small fort consists of a large round tower surrounded by a heavy stone wall 30’ high. Wooden shanties and outbuildings cling to the interior walls of the courtyard. The keep’s stables are often rented out to visiting merchants, with the funds helping to off-set the costs of maintaining the fort. The hill beneath the keep is currently covered in brilliant wildflowers of orange, yellow, and blue.
- Temple of Chauntea: The only dedicated temple in town, it is a large square building made of fieldstone with a peaked roof.
- Scatterheart Square: The heart of the town, it is where most of the local merchants keep their shops, it’s the site of the weekly market, and it is also host to various statues and monuments. These include small stone shrines to various deities and a pillar dedicated to town founder Dharva Scatterheart. The Swiftshop and attached Swift Scrolls Services is on the square.
- The Mill: Sited southwest of the main settlement on the southern bank of the Crystal Creek, it is a major economic engine for the community and the site of their flour stockpile.
Taverns and Inns
Greenest boasts three taverns: the Winking Sun, the Captain’s Spectacles, and the Queen’s Chamber. Only the Winking Sun also serves as a genuine inn, although the other two rent out space by the fire in their common rooms.
Roast fowl is the local delicacy, with the Winking Sun (salted chicken with mushrooms), the Captain’s Spectacles (duck with plum leaf and cranberries), and the Queen’s Chamber (charred goose with lime and chesnuts) all claiming to serve the best.
Those looking for an evening of companionship bought by gold can look for it in the Winking Sun, whose staff (both male and female) have been known to offer such services. Though a few busybodies occasionally make a fuss, most of the town follows Governor Nighthill’s example of turning a blind eye.