Town of Loudwater
Ruler: Lady Moonfire, High Lord of Loudwater
Settlement Wealth Limit: 840gp - items up to level 9 (4200gp) can be sold for 20% of list price.
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dwarven craftsman Iirikos Stoneshoulder of Ammarindar built an ornate bridge across the Delimbiyr River in 149 DR for elven friends of his, at a time when Ammarindar ruled the Shining Vale south of the High Forest, but much of the population was elven. These elves, who were members of two moon elf families who followed Labelas Enoreth, built a school of philosophy on the north bank of the river. Constructing homes around the school, which they named the Velti’Enorethal, the site grew into a small town. The population grew again when Earlanni sun elves applied to join the school. Later, humans descended from the survivors of Netheril discovered the town and built their own houses, bringing human ideals to the expanding settlement. Most of the humans lived separately from the elves on the south bank of the river. The first Green Regents of Mielikki are said to have appeared at this time.
In 882-3 DR shield dwarves and wood elves fleeing from the fall of Eaerlann and Ammarindar swelled Loudwater's population. In 884 DR a small group of Tanarukk reached the north side of Loudwater, sacked the Velti’Enorethal school of philosophy, and killed many. The last of these Tanarukk were killed on the Stoneshoulder bridge by dwarves, elves and humans fighting together. Attempts were later made to re-found the School, but northern Loudwater never fully recovered.
In 1100 DR the remaining elves began slowly leaving their homes for Evereska, and the north bank of Loudwater was slowly abandoned.
In 1150 DR, fifty years later, a family of mages from Calimshan called the Renshas conquered the Delimbiyr Vale, centering their power in Loudwater. Though they made Loudwater a much more prosperous town by exploiting the Vale's natural resources and expanding its limits, they despoiled much of the pristine beauty of the area and the amoral Renshas also committed several atrocities in pursuit of their art, including the killing of Unicorns. The Renshas ruled for 165 years (1150-1315 DR) before a Nimbrali mercenary working for them named Nanathlor Greysword rebelled against their rule after receiving a message from Mielikki who was angered at the Rensha's actions within the Vale, which she considered sacred. Nanathlor became the first Green Regent since the coming of the Renshas.
The two-year long War of the Returned Regent (1315-17 DR) freed the Vale from Rensha rule and Nanathlor,was acclaimed as ruler of Loudwater. He ruled in relative peace for 52 years (1317-1372 DR) (though only the first four as Green Regent) until Malarite lycanthropes attacked the city after a blood red moon appeared in the sky over the Vale. Nanathlor himself was on his deathbed but the citizenry, led by a young man named Stedd Rein saved the town when Stedd opened his father's stock of silvered weapons. Kalahar Twohands, Gauntlet of the western marches, replaced Nanathlor, who didn't survive to see his city saved. Kalahar oversaw the most turbulent years in Loudwater's history since the war. A mass migration of orcs, threats from a bandit army and their Illithid allies, dragons and several attacks from the Zhentarim.
Along with Secomber, Loudwater was the only settlement of any size in the Gray Vale to survive the effects of the 1385 DR Spellplague, though now much reduced in size.
Session 1 - Raid on Loudwater: