Princes of the Apocalypse
The town of Triboar stands where the Long Road meets the Evermoor Way, a well-used caravan road that runs east to the city of Yartar. Triboar is the chief rival to Yartar, and the two communities compete for the trade of the Dessarin Valley.
The current lord protector is a good-natured Harper and ex-adventurer named Darathra Shendrel (female Tethyrian human knight), known for the excellent wine she makes. Darathra enacts and modifies local laws (known as “The Lord’s Decree”), which are then enforced by “The Twelve,” a dozen mounted veterans drawn from the militia to serve in a tenday cycle.
Triboar is a horse-market for a dozen nearby ranches that turn out trained draft horses, riding mounts and ponies, and pack mules. Blacksmiths, harnessmakers, and wagonworks flourish in town. In addition, a number of guides operate from Triboar. They take merchants
and other travelers all over the Sword Coast North (typically for stiff fees). Many of these guides are retired adventurers who know the North well.
A half-elf adventurer named Gervor and his companions went missing recently. The adventurers were staying in town, and locals expected them to return one week ago. In addition, two important merchants from Waterdeep, Kharloss and Jarlee, are overdue.