The Shattering of Darkmoon Vale
Located just off the road connecting the coastal city of Magnimar with Falcon’s Hollow and other frontier villages, Haggash is a hamlet seen by many travelers, and ignored by most. The section of road that runs by Haggash takes travelers near the, fairly large, Fathom Lake. The geography of the area combines with abnormally high rainfall to make the area muddy, wet, and miserable. Few people wish to spend much time here.
Haggash’s 200 or so inhabitants are either too poor to move, or too stubborn. Long have tales been told of the silver to be found in the hills, and although only a very modest amount has ever truly been discovered, the miners of Haggash are determined to stick things out until they can strike it rich.
The people of Haggash are, unfortunately, swift to talk but slow to action. When suspicious looking strangers come to town, word spreads rapidly, but no one ever does anything about it. Technically, the closest thing Haggash has to a constabulary is the mayor, who, in times of need, assembles a volunteer team of men to take care of whatever threatens the town. The most serious thing that ever happens in Haggash, however, is a poacher, a claimjumper, or wolves, and even in these cases, the mayor and the rest of the town are loath to act. Most problems are simply ignored until they go away.