The Prairie Village Campaign
“Fallcrest [in the ”/campaign/the-overland-park-campaign/wikis/nentir-vale" class=“wiki-page-link”>Nentir Vale] stands amid the Moon Hills at the falls of the Nentir River. Here travelers and traders using the old King’s Road that runs north and south, the dwarven Trade Road from the east, and the river all meet. The surrounding ridges shelter several small valleys where famers and woodfolk live; few are more than six or seven miles 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)1."
“With the rise of the empire of ”/campaign/the-overland-park-campaign/wikis/nerath" class=“wiki-page-link”>Nerath to the south [four centuries or so ago], human settlers began to move up the Nentir…A Nerathan hero named Aranda Markelhay obtained a charter to build a keep at the portage of the Nentir Falls. She raised a simple tower at the site of Moonstone Keep three hundred ten years ago, and under its protection the town of Fallcrest begain to grow1."
“Over the next two centuries, Fallcrest grew into a small and prosperous city. It was a natural crossroads for trade, and the Markelhays ruled it well. When the empire of Nerath began to crumble about a century ago, Fallcrest continued to flourish—for a time1."
“In the decades since [being burned and pillaged in] the ”/campaign/the-overland-park-campaign/wikis/Bloodspear%20War/new" class=“create-wiki-page-link”>Bloodspear War, [however], Fallcrest has struggled to reestablish itself. The town is a shadow of the former city; little trade passes up and down the river these days. The countryside for scores of miles around is dotted with abandoned homesteads and manors from the days of Nerath 1."
“Fallcrest is divided into two districts by a steep bluff that cuts across the town. The area north of the bluff is known locally as ”/campaign/the-overland-park-campaign/wikis/Hightown/new" class=“create-wiki-page-link”>Hightown. This district survived the city’s fall in relatively good shape, and it was the first area resettled. To the south of the bluff lies Lowtown, which tends to be newer and poorer1."
1 Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master’s Guide, 4th Edition, p.198.