The Marketstone Campaign
Marketstone village and its surrounding farmlands is a rural community that is populated mostly by humans. Its economy is driven by farming, its weekly market, and the associated trade with a larger city, Westport, that lies about 50 miles to the south. There are a small number of dwarves, elves and halflings living in or around Marketstone, but there are no established communities of these non-human races in the immediate vicinity. There is a large community of migrant dwarves in Westport, as well as indigenous populations of elves to the north-east, and halflings to the south-east.
At the heart of the village is the cobbled market square, the centrepiece of which is an imposing, but heavily weathered, stone carving of a wheatsheaf. Immediately surrounding the marketplace are a number of the village’s landmark buildings – The Wheatsheaf Inn, the village hall, and the smithy. Whilst most of the population rely on farming for their income, there a number of other trades who make a good living from the prosperous village and the travellers that pass through it. These include a general provisioner, a leather worker, a weaver, a tailor, a jeweller/money-lender/bank, a woodworker/carpenter, a potter, a wheelwright/wagon repairer, a teamster and a miller (a small river passes through the northern and western edges of the village). The mayor, Baril Rouse, lives in a large walled house on the eastern edge of the village.