Night Below Haranshire
Haranshire is a small province far from most centers of civilization. Count Parlfray has title over these lands but one of his ancestors granted much of the western portion to the Carmen family in exchange for their vassalage. In all, no more than 500 civilized folk make Haranshire home, most of them in Milborne and Thurmaster. The area’s major export is lead and copper from the mines north of Milborne, with occasional fruit exports from the Redwood. Local trade consists primarily of ranching, farming, and (when needed) lumber.
Places of Note
- Milborne: The county capital, featuring a marketplace and not one, but two taverns!
- Thurmaster: Walled town that has seen better days.
- Harlaton: Tiny farming village
- The New Mire: Two years ago this was prime farmland. Now it’s too waterlogged to farm and difficult to safely navigate. Several prosperous farms have folded and it grows wider every day.
- Blanryde Hills: Old limestone hills
- Rivers (the Churnett, the Oldscutt, &the Woldcote): Mostly slow-flowing, with currents flowing southwards down the Oldcutt, northwards up the Woldcote, and westwards along the Chumett. All are navigable by small river barges except inside the Shrieken Mire.
- The Patchwork Hills: Low hills with excavated agricultural terraces on the north side. Cutter Brook rises from the westem hills.
- The High Moor: Largely barren moorland used for grazing by shepherds to the south, around the margins of Milborne and its farmsteads.
- The Great Rock Dale: Very craggy, deep fissure, flooded in places, wooded in others. Full of steep declines; it’s hard to move safely here. Wholly unsettled, wild land.
- The Hardlow Woods: Old, often impenetrable, wild woods. Worgs and other beasts are sometimes a menace on the margins of the woods. Rumor has it there’s a large magical treasure buried somewhere in the woods.
- The Thornwood: Largely unsettled woodland.
- The Blessed Woods: Lightly inhabited by lumberjacks or hermits.
- The Shrieken Mire: Clogged fenland and marsh. Some people brave the margins to harvest marsh hay and catch small game, but the insects are a real menace in summer and the atmosphere is distinctly unhealthy
- The Halfcut Hills: Plain limestone hills, with the keep of Count Parlfray, the major local landowner, nestling into its western margin
- The Redwood: A variety of cultivated fruit groves and berry vines.
- Howler’s Moor: Barren, desolate moorland. Barely enough grazing for sheep.