Alignment and Type: NG Small Town
Modifiers: Corruption +0, Crime -1, Economy +0, Law +1, Lore +1, Society +1
Qualities: Insular, Racially Intolerant (Orcs)
Notable NPC’s: Oscar Chatfield (mayor), Stephan Simcoe (captain of the guard), Kaia Dargie (hedge witch, local healer)
Base Value and Purchase Limit: Base Value 1,000 gp; Purchase Limit 5,000 gp
Spellcasting: 4th level
Available Magic Items: 3d4 Minor Items, 1d6 Medium Items (scroll of shield, scroll of touch of idiocy, scroll of flame blade, potion of protection from evil, scroll of protection from chaos, potion of cure light wounds, scroll of remove paralysis, scroll of silent image, equestrian belt, +1 ghost touch shield, amulet of hidden strength)
Miner’s March, colloquially called the March, is located in the hills near Storm Coast’s southeast border. It is a sturdy town populated by the workers of the numerous mines that dot the surrounding hills, as well as their families. The hills around Miner’s March are rich with veins of iron, silver, bloodstone, amber, obsidian, and various quartzes, as well as a vein of adamantine. Several quarries provide granite, marble, and other types of stone for building and statuary. Aside from the miners, the March is home to some of the finest smiths, jewelers, and stoneworkers in all of Elvedon. Mayor Chatfield is a good man who tends to take a bit of a hands-off approach to governing, rarely influencing the populace except to help out those in need. Law enforcement is almost exclusively the purview of Captain Simcoe and his 10 guards. Captain Simcoe is more of a stickler for the law, as befits a guard captain, but moderates his love of the law with a good conscience. The one drawback for Miner’s March is its location. Only one road leads to the town, isolating it somewhat. For the most part, this doesn’t matter much to the people of the March, but it does pose difficulties for trade purposes.
Miner’s March has fought numerous small-scale wars against various orc tribes over the years, giving the people of the March a deep and abiding distrust for those with orc blood. The most recent of these confrontations took place approximately ten years ago, and saw the complete destruction of the orcs as a regional force. The citizens of the March have little doubt that the tribes will rise to trouble them again someday, but for now they enjoy the peace and relative prosperity of the present.