Lanterns in the Mist
A small river, the Ravengro Creek, runs through the town, while an even smaller rivulet meets the Ravengro Creek just north of the southernmost bridge in the town. There are three bridges in the town: two span the Creek, one to the north and one to the south, while a third small wooden bridge runs over the rivulet.
To the north of the town lies the huge water of Lake Lias, locally called ‘The Great Blue Dot’. To the south of the town is a hill upon which stands the ruins of the Harrowstone prison looming over the town.
Ravengro was originally founded, in 641, as a town for the people who worked at or supported the infamous Harrowstone prison and their families. At that time the county of Canterwall did not exist and Ravengro lay in the county of Tamrivena, ruled by the unpopular Count Eigen Lorres; it was the Count’s idea to build a large prison at Ravengro that could house, for a fee, criminals from anywhere in Ustalav. This plan did indeed increase Lorres’ popularity as other parts of Ustalav moved their prisoners to Harrowstone and money started to flow into the county in return.
Today, Ravengro is an idyllic self-sufficient Ustalav town supporting a local farming community, and a smaller fishing community. The town predominantly produces wheat, barley and maize, with some fish from Lake Lias supplementing the local diet.
The Ravengro Council, or Ravengro Town Council, is the governing body responsible for the general government of the town; it comprises four local councilors.
The town enjoys a number of businesses supporting the local farmers and its most impressive building is the Temple of Pharasma.
Ravengro Map Key
A. Town Square
B. The Posting Poles – Pevrin Elkarid, post boy
C. The Laughing Demon – Zokar Elkarid, owner
D. Ravengro Town Hall
E. Temple of Pharasma (Healing & Potions) – Vauren Grimburrow, Cleric of Pharasma
F. Ravengro General Store (Common Items)
G. Ravengro Forge (Weapons & Armor)
H. Jominda’s Apothecary (Potions, etc.) –Jominda Fallenbridge, owner
I. Ravengro Jail – Sheriff Benjan Caeller
J. The Silk Purse (Bank)
K. The Outward Inn
L. The Unfurling Scroll (Magic Shop and School)
M. Council Member’s Home
M1. Councilman Vashian Hearthmount
M2. Councilwoman Mirta Straelock
M3. Councilwoman Shanda Faravan
M4. Councilman Gharen Muricar
N. The Lorrimor Place
O. Harrowstone Memorial
P. The Restlands