The Thrushmoor Terror
Originally established by Kellid wanderers, a settlement has existed in some form at the mouth of the Danver River for nearly seven centuries. Early settlers found a bounty of clean water and abundant fishing here, though many felt that the area was cursed. Even though the people enjoyed all the resources they needed to survive, danger lurked behind every shadow, and something always seemed to go wrong with their efforts to tame the land.
Thrushmoor is the seat of power of the Ustalavic county of Versex and home to the region’s ruling family, the Lowls. The town maintains a veneer of propriety despite its sinister underbelly. Count Haserton Lowls IV takes a largely hands-off approach to rule, leaving much of the county’s governance to elected or appointed mayors— in the case of Thrushmoor, this bureaucrat is Magistrate Tillus Padgett. The count’s reclusive tendencies rarely impact Thrushmoor’s daily activities, as the noble spends most of his time holed up in his estate, Iris Hill, poring over arcane tomes and ancient grimoires on unknown topics.
Thrushmoor is primarily a fishing town, as the temperate climate and fecund waters of Avalon Bay provide the anglers with profitable activity all year long. The boats stop moving only for the few days on which the surface of the lake freezes, and even then, the tranquil inlet of the port provides an ideal spot for ice fishing.