Heroes of Winterhaven
Lord of Winterhaven
Folks around Winterhaven are happy with Lord Padraig’s authority. From time to time, the town’s lord visits Wrafton’s Inn. All those present doff their hats and call him Lord, after which he retreats to a corner table and sips beer. He is amenable to speaking with adventurers who approach him. Staffed by five servants, the manor house in Winterhaven where Lord Padraig, his wife, and their four sons live is a beautiful example of stone architecture in a village otherwise composed of thatch and wood.
Ernest Padraig, the Lord of Winterhaven, is descended from the noble family that ruled the area under edict of the old empire. Folks around Winterhaven were happy with lord Padraig’s father’s authority, and they have found answering to the rules of the new lord no more arduous. On the other hand, Padraig doesn’t have absolute power. For instance, he has been unable to raise a force from among the villagers to deal with the kobold problem on the road.
Padraig commands the Winterhaven Regulars, a core group of soldiers who perform guard and police functions in and around the walled portion of the village. The Regulars patrol in pairs. To augment this force, Padraig can muster a group of about fifty civilians, given a day’s notice. However, he can only do this if the village itself us threatened—the villagers have no desire to patrol the road beyond the farms.