The Threat From the Deep
The village of Clifftop lies in the southern arm of the Idris Mountains. It is a village situated in the Plainlands close to Strathmaer, but also not far from the lowlands and Port Chancer via barge or other river transport. A village of about 100, it is a multicultural community that is home to mostly humans, elves, dwarves, and halflings.
The village maintains a temple to Avandra, the Great Mother, where worship is given for a good harvest and tall crops. The priest Aulnor is the cleric of the temple, a wise and powerful servant in Avandra’s grace.
Clifftop also has all the standard establishments a town might require, including an inn and a tavern, a tailor, a general store, and a smithy run by Francis Clyne, who also acts as mayor of Clifftop.
Several important trade routes pass through Clifftop, giving it a strong trading position and an influx of foreign goods coming from Port Chancer. It is a common stop along the King’s Road to Strathmaer from the lowlands to the south. Because of this position, many people pass through Clifftop, and as such it has gained a reputation in the surrounding aread due to the bottomless chasm it sits atop.
For one reason or another, all of you find yourselves in Clifftop when our adventure begins. You might have been there a short time, or have just arrived – or you may even have been born and raised there. Regardless, all of this information is common knowledge to your characters.