The Free City of Riverhold
Riverhold straddles the mouth of a broad, meandering river that cuts through a richly forested, hilly land. Many smaller villages and farming communities, under the authority and protection of Riverhold, are scattered across the surrounding countryside. Further into the wilds, dense pine forests skirt the bases of the mountain ranges surrounding this rich and fertile region. The rocky shores of the Emerald Sea lie just east of the city’s gates, providing a steady sustenance from the sea.
The Great Road links Riverhold to The Southern Kingdoms and the waning remains of The Empire. Although the road is heavily patrolled in the areas immediately surrounding the city, bandits often prey upon travelers and merchant caravans once it gives way to less civilized lands.