Half a dozen small villages lie along the upper vales of
the White River. Together, they make up the Barony
of Harkenwold—a tiny realm whose total population is
not much greater than Fallcrest’s. The people of Harkenwold
are farmers, woodcutters, and woodworkers;
little trade comes up or down the old King’s Road.
The ruler of Harkenwold is Baron Stockmer, an
elderly man who was known for his strong sword arm
in his youth. He is a just and compassionate ruler.