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Conyberry was a small farming village on the eastern edge of the Neverwinter Wood.[4]

GeographyEdit

This small village was sheltered within the forest edges and nestled in hills on the edge of the Dessarin. Conyberry consisted of a dozen or so houses clustered on the east side of Neverwinter Wood. The adjoining homesteads spread out to the east and south, divided by a small cart track leading to Triboar.[1]

TradeEdit

Folk in Conyberry cut trees from the wood as needed and hunted on the fringes of the forest, snaring rabbits and growing crops to feed themselves. They also sought trade with any travelers who came through the area.[1] They were very self-sufficient, needing only to purchase linens, finished clothing, dishes, and cooking wares from peddlers. Conyberry was also home for a couple of carpenters, Martin von Mensch the bladesmith, and the Conyberry Hall, where two brewers who ferment disgusting beers.[4]

DefenseEdit

"These are simple folk," the drow explained. "Farmers living in the webs of countless superstitions. They would not welcome a dark elf. Let us enter at night."
— R.A. Salvatore, The Halfling's Gem

For being a community of farmers, Conyberry was well organized for defending itself.[5] The village could muster about 140 fighters, who were very skilled with bows and slings.[1] After dark, the townsfolk kept watch from rooftops, armed with scythes, swords, and crossbows.[4] An unusual defender of Conyberry was Agatha, who villagers regarded affectionately as their guardian and friend.[6]

InhabitantsEdit

The village was famous for the magical grove which was home to the elven banshee named Agatha. Although trolls and brigands lurked in the hills to the south, travelers found it faster to journey through Conyberry, except in winter. A harsh winter, also known in the region as "wolf weather," caused hungry wolves to enter the community and raid food stores.[4]

HistoryEdit

In 1356 DR, the Companions of the Hall, Drizzt Do'Urden and Wulfgar the barbarian, entered the small community in order to procure Agatha's mask from the Ghost of Neverwinter Wood's lair. After being confronted by the townsfolk, who defended Agatha as their own, the heroes proceeded to take the mask from the banshee's grove without harming her.[3]

During the Spellplague, parts of Conyberry were exchanged with parts of the equivalent region on Abeir, destroying most of the town and the surrounding lands. Survivors from Conyberry allowed the few Abeirans who survived the travel from their world to Toril to live with them, and for a time the new mixed community thrived.[7]

However, members of the Uthgardtian Gray Wolf Tribe, out of fear of the Spellplague, saw the Abeirans as "evil invaders" and the folk of Conyberry as their "supporters", and a few decades after the Spellplague attacked the town as a retribution for the "Abeiran invasion", forcing the survivors of the attack to join their tribe.[7]

For the time the Gray Wolfs maintained their alliance with the Netherese, Conyberry was used by the Gray Wolfs as a place to store supplies and as a training grounds, but after the Netherese were destroyed, the barbarians abandoned the town and left it laying in ruins.[7][8]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 40. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
  2. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 176. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 R.A. Salvatore (January 1990). The Halfling's Gem. (TSR, Inc), pp. 36–46. ISBN 0-88038-901-X.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 slade (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (Cities and Civilization). (TSR, Inc), pp. 10–11. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  5. R.A. Salvatore (February 2001). The Icewind Dale Trilogy Collector's Edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 746. ISBN 978-0786918119.
  6. Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 42. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Matt Sernett, Erik Scott de Bie, Ari Marmell (2011). Neverwinter Campaign Setting. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 189. ISBN 0-7869-5814-6.
  8. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (Lost Mine of Phandelver). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 28. ISBN 0786965592.

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