Companions of the Lake
The fast-flowing river waters that protect Mountain Hall are icy cold as they tumble down from the snowy heights of the Misty Mountains. The waters churn and cascade around the hall, surging down a gully that was shaped and widened by many years of craft. The hall has no protective hedge or walls – it needs only the river and the cliffs. A narrow bridge crosses the river, leading to the knot of outbuildings and storerooms at the front of the hall. Behind the long hall itself, a watchtower rises as if in imitation of the towering peaks around.
Mountain Hall guards the mines that are the Woodmen’s only source of metal and the folk who labour here are as hard as the stone they quarry, Led by Hartfast they are proud and independent but the growing strength of the Goblins of the mountains sees them increasingly hard pressed.