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Womford was a tiny village on the banks of the River Dessarin in the late 15th century DR.[2] It was formerly known as Ironford, a bridge that crossed the Dessarin.[3][1] It was a part of the Iron Road.[4]

HistoryEdit

The ford was once the site of an old wooden bridge, which was later destroyed. Exactly how this happened wasn't well known, but it seemed that a band of adventurers were assaulted by a pack of trolls charging out of the water, and emptied a wand of fireballs into their midst, incinerating the bridge in the process.[1]

A new bridge was constructed at the ford by 1370 DR. [1]

The later 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".[2]

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.[2]

Some time after the War of the Silver Marches of 1485 DR, a nocturnal predator known as "The Womford Bat" hunted near the village, terrorizing the locals. This predator was in fact the vampire Arik Stillmarsh.[5]

Notable LocationsEdit

The Bargewright Inn was located at Ironford circa 1357 DR. While not truly a village, it was a collection of businesses serving the needs of travelers, farmers, and ranchers who settled along the western bank of the Dessarin.[6]

EconomyEdit

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 importing grains from nearby farms.[2]

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.[2]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 slade, Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Paul Jaquays, Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), p. 49. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0786965786.
  3. Paul Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), p. 47. ISBN 0-88038-593-6.
  4. slade (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), pp. pages = Cannot cite pages from this boxed set. Instead, see {{Cite book/The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier}} for a list of products inside the boxed set and cite pages from a product.. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  5. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. In Kim Mohan, Michele Carter eds. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 114. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  6. Paul Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), p. 28. ISBN 0-88038-593-6.