The Barony of Auldholme is one of the very few settlements of Taldor in the Verduran Forest
Famous for its waystation of the The Sellen Passage and the fine cuisine of its Inn the Shady Branch, Auldholme is an island of civilization in the midst of the untamed forest.
Due to the assumed insanity of the last Baron of the previous owner, Castle In Silva stands at the very edge of the water as the northernmost bullwark of defense for Taldor from pirates, invasion from the northern countries and Andoran in the west. For the last 3 years the castle is a derelict with no inhabitants, no guard and potentially overrun by creatures. Because of the same reason, the men-at-arms and mariners of the Barony left unruled and unpaid also abandoned their post 3 months ago. H.G.P Gozreh's Might the warship of the barony is currently considered decommissioned and it is only staying afloat due to the efforts of Heggena Minebow
Castle In Silva
Abandoned outposts network
Industry & Trade
Minebow ShipyardAuldholme's very first use was as a dock to resupply and repair ships coming from the North and heading into the Inner Sea. Auldholme has long now established a reputation for making sure that the ships that come into its docks always come out sturdier and ready for a long journey. The shipyard is owned and run by the Minebow famliy for over 200 years now. The current family leader, Heggena Minebow is considering the expansion of the shipyard by constructing a drydock that will allow the construction of much bigger ships. The drydock is a topic of contention between her and Durothil.
Shady Branch InnThe Shady Branch is the heart of all tourism in Auldholme. Mariners from all over the and the Inner Sea, the River Kingdoms, Brevoy and Numeria pass by its large Blackwood carved gates. The Inn is run by Corbus Silentfoot who is also the kindhearted Tribune of Auldholme
Torag's GauntletOwned and run by Rukdrik Whitgranite, Torag's Gaunlet is one of the best dwarven armor and weapon smithies outside of the Five Kings Mountains. The self-exiled Rukdrik imports the best iron, Coldiron, and Adamantine. The workshop specilizes into creating armour and weapon for the Nobility of Taldor and the knights of Andoran and Kortos.
Risnart's EmporiumRisnart Froskon is known for her family's WIldberries Jam recipe which is an all time favourite across the Inner Sea but her love and passion is collecting and experimenting with the herbs of the forest and creating some of the most effective salves for back pain, headackes and closing wounds in Taldor. The emporium is also the only place known to supply Leretus mushrooms throughout the inner sea.
Bouldergrip & SonsIs the youngest of Auldholme's businesses and currently one of the most profitable. Taldur Bouldergrip is a professional hunter, skinner and cook who, with his sons create some of the best dried meats in the whole of the Inner Sea.
Durothil's HutDurothil Leothana was sent to Auldholme by the Druids of the forest as a protector of the area and he holds himself responsible for finding the balance between the needs of the fledling town and the forest. Durothil is also a master carpenter and uses the fine woods of the forest to create a small amount of masterwork bows that occassionally sells in order to supplement his wages.
Oak Leaves MarketMost of the businesses and farms around in Auldholme have a stall in the market. The market is open every day apart from Sunday and allows both locals and visitors to buy goods manufactured in Auldholme. a small portion of the stalls is offered to travelling merchants that bring their goods every Starday to seel in the open market. All sales in the Market are taxed by the 13nth and owed to the local nobility.
Wheel by-the-waterThe mill in Auldholme is owned by Augustus Thindleball. The mill processed grain, barley and nuts gathered from the local farms and foragers.
Fishing boatsAuldholme might be heavily restricted on the ways they can exploit the forest but the Sellen River is brimming with fish of all kinds and provides a stable source of food for Auldholme and allows its fishermen to farm and sell good quality salmon in Taldor. Disputes over fishing rights with the fishermen of Andoran are quite a common issue for the industry and in some cases became the source of some very heated arguments and fish-fights over fishing rights.
Satelite HoldingsAuldholme is supplied with grain, vegetables and wood from 3 farms and 2 lumberyards within a 10 mile radius from the Keep. One of the lumberyards is owned by the Minebow family while the other is a cooperative between Shu Liunle and one of the local farmer families. The farms around Auldholme produce, grain during spring and summer, barlery in autumn and house domesticated boars and a small number of milk cows.
Importsin order of annual cost
ExportsIn order of annual profits
Small sailing ships & boats
Wild Boar dried meats
Leretus Dried Mushrooms
Dwarven Weapons and Tools
Equal-rights Barony Council
Right to Market
Right to Plunter
13nth Right to Customs (Wood, Metals, Weapons)
March ObligationsIn breach of obligations
Whole year local service for
1 Ship of the Line
2 Barons with retinue
Military Strength2 Barons, Unretinued
2 River Barges, Operational
1 Keep, Derelict
1 Ship-of-the-line, Decommission
Important PeopleCorbus Silentfoot, Innkeeper of the "Shady Branch" and Tribune of Auldholme, Halfling (M)
Lady Nulni Stavian, Occupient of Stavian Manor, Kellid (F)
Durothil Leothana, Holme Protector, Elf (M)
Rukdrik Whitgranite, Blacksmith, Dwarf (M)
Heggena Minebow, Shipwright, Orc (F)
Risnart Froskon, Herbalist, Kellid (M)
Taldur Bouldergrip, Hunter, Kellid (M)
Shu Liunle, Ranger, Tian (F)