Fallcrest stands amid the Moon Hills at the falls of the Fire River. Here travelers and traders using the old King’s Road that runs north and south, the dwarven Trade Road from Ravens Bluff to the west, and river all meet. The surrounding ridges shelter several small valleys where farmers and woodsfolk live; few are very far from the town. In general the people outside Fallcrest’s walls earn their living by farming or keeping livestock and the people inside the walls are artisans, laborers, or merchants. People with no other prospects can make a hard living as porters, carrying cargo from the Lower Quays to the Upper Quays (or vice versa).
Fallcrest imports finished goods from larger cities and ironwork from the dwarf town of Hammerfast, and exports timber, leather, fruit, and grain. It also trades with the nearby town of Winterhaven. The surrounding hills hold several marble quarries that once produced a good deal of stone, but the area has little demand for ornamental stone these days, and only a few stonecutters still practice their trade.
Pop: 1,350; another 900 or so live in the countryside within a few miles of the town. The people of Fallcrest are mostly human but boast a few halflings and dwarves as well.
Government: The human noble Faren Markelhay is the Lord Warden (hereditary lord) of the town. He is in charge of the town’s justice, defense, and laws. The Lord Warden appoints a town council to look after routine commerce and public projects.