Scales of War
One of the largest settlements in Elsir Vale, Brindol is a prosperous farming community and caravan stopover located along the Dawn Way on the south bank of the Elsir River.
Population: 6,700; another 1,000 live within a five-mile radius of the town itself. The people of Brindol are mostly humans, half-elves, and dwarves. The town’s population swells by several hundred whenever some connected halfling clans, known as “the river people,” are in town.
Government: A town council, two-thirds of whom are hereditary landlords and the remainder of whom are guild-masters from the city’s important trade guilds. Lord Warden Harrik Orenna is the public face of the council and the commander of the city militia. Word on the street is that there is graft and embezzlement among the council. Council member Eoffram Troyas is a new addition to the city council and has established a something of a “maverick” reputation.
Defense: They city has 200 soldiers under arms at all times, with about one-quarter on duty at any given time. In times of crisis the Lord Warden has access to another 200 well-equipped but poorly trained soldiers by calling up the militia.
Inns: Chatrenn and Sons; The Red Door; Avandrian Hostel
Taverns: The Marooned Schooner; The Blue Parrot; The Antler and Thistle
Major Guilds: Prospectors; Blacksmiths and Smelters; Teamsters and Farriers; Weavers; Bargemen (halfling controlled)
Supplies: Alchemy by Adronsius; Gavriel Arms and Smithy; Alpenglow Trading House
Temples: Temple of Erathis; Shrine of the Sun (Pelor); Moondust Temple (Sehanine); Shrine of the Raven Queen; Shrine of the Open Door (Avandra)
Schools: College of Ioun
Landmarks: Hall of Great Valor
Brindol is the site of the Battle of Brindol, the epic battle that ended the advance of the Red Hand 20 years ago. To commemorate the heroes that saved the town the Hall of Great Valor was built on the very spot where Azarr Kul was struck down. The people of Brindol are proud of their part in the war, but tend not to boast about it as so many of them lost friends and family.