First Class Adventure in Winterhaven
Lord of Winterhaven
Ernest Paidrag, the Lord of Winterhaven, is descended from the noble family that ruled the area under edict of the old Nerath empire. Folks around Winterhaven were happy with Lord Paidrag’s father’s authority, and they have found answering to the rules of the new lord no more arduous. On the other hand, Paidrag doesn’t have absolute power. For instance, he has been unable to raise a force from among the villagers to deal with the kobold problem on the road.
Paidrag commands the Winterhaven Regulars, a core group of ten soldiers who perform guard and police functions in and around the walled portion of the village. The Regulars patrol in pairs. To augment this force, Paidrag can muster a group of about fifty civilians, given a day’s notice. However, he can only do this if the village itself is threatened—the villagers have no desire to patrol the road beyond the farms.
From time to time, the town’s lord visits Wrafton’s Inn and Tavern, the public house for the region. All those present doff their hats and call him Lord, after which he retreats to a corner table and sips beer. He is amenable to speaking with adventurers who approach him…provided they’re not merely worthless treasure seekers.