Womford was a tiny village on the banks of the River Dessarin.[1]


The settlement of Womford, according to local legend, was to have originally been called "Ironford". The name supposedly changed to "Wyrmford" after a dragon was defeated in the area. Due to the accent of the locals, the pronunciation of Wyrmford was altered, hence the name "Womford".[1]

In 1491 DR, smugglers from Womford allied themselves with the Cult of the Crushing Wave, allowing cultists to get materials and food while setting up a base in Rivergard Keep.[1]

Some time after the War of the Silver Marches, a nocturnal predator known as "The Womford Bat" hunted near the village, terrorizing the locals. This predator was in fact the vampire Arik Stillmarsh.[2]


Womford's economy was based off of the grain from surrounding farms. The village had several granaries and a grist mill. Womford relied on the river for exporting grains from nearby farms.[1]

The dock allowed for the grain and flour to be shipped to other communities along the Dessarin River. There was an under-culture of bandits, smugglers, and river pirates that used the dock for nefarious purposes.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0786965786.
  2. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. In Kim Mohan, Michele Carter eds. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 114. ISBN 978-0786966004.