Rise of the Thrall Lord
The sprawling woodlands town of Bendenwood is home to about fourteen hundred inhabitants who support themselves with hunting and fishing. There are few small fields since large-scale clearing of forest is not allowed.
Although modestly self-sufficient, the town of Bendenwood owes most its current wealth and security to the fact that the eastern order of Druids hold council near Bendenwood at the summer solstice. Many Druids remain in the area or in town year-round, and are considered protectors and advisors.
Recently Bendenwood has been politely invited to join the Duchy of Dunwynn. Dunwynn’s continued politeness after their refusal is most likely due to the considerable power of the Druidic council.
The bard Talespinner wrote this song about the conversation the Duke of Dunwynn may have had about Bendenwood.