Prophecy: Duvik’s Pass

Duvik’s Pass

Duvik’s Pass (small town): Conventional; AL NG; 1200 gp limit; Assets 50,000 gp;
Population 1402; Mixed (92% human, 5% halfling, 2% dwarf, 1% other
races).

 

The Geography of Duvik’s Pass

The small mining town is nestled within one of the
few valleys that cross through the Lortmills. It has long been a
waystop for travelers and adventureres seeking to rest aching limbs
and drown painful memories within her gates. Moreover, it has also
gained attention recently as a potential power in the area’s
commerce, due to a discovery (three years ago) of substantial
silver deposits burried in the mountains nearby. Able-bodied
freemen from neighboring villages have flocked to the town, hoping
to lend their strength within the mines and garner some share of
the prize.

Recent History

Hope and industry have turned to despair and
potential ruin with the advent of the burning plague four months
ago. It began quietly enough, with the miners returning home from
their work at nightfall complaining of blistering sores and an
unbearable thirst. Shortly thereafter, the town’s livestock was
decimated by an unknown illness and her crops began to wither. The
elders of Duvik’s Pass declared that the well water had been soured
by an unknown disease, but by then the plague had already begun
claiming the young and the sickly. To make matters worse, the last
few men still strong enough to plumb the wealth of the mine have
not returned from their last journey into the mines.

The Townspeople and Other Key Figures

The town of Duvik’s Pass was home to almost 1500
people, mostly good, honest folk who work hard and tend to mind
their own business. With the recent plague the number of
inhabitants is down to about half that. Some of the town’s
prominent inhabitants are described under supporting cast.