Freehold of Thorndale
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Capitol: Thornhill (population: 6,000)
Population: 63,000 (93% Vaas, 6% Iskari, 1% other)
Demi-humans: 9,000 (44% dwarves, 32% elves, 8% halflings, 16% gnomes)
Humanoids: few
Government: Freehold
Current Leader: Viscount Thoren Waymar (CN 12th level fighter\6th level rogue\6th level wizard)
Coat of Arms: a pale green tree on an orange field.
Imports: grain, livestock,
Exports: iron, gems, rare magic items

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Thorndale is one of the wealthiest and most secluded of the freeholds on Corwyn. Thorndale is located deep within the Kronarwood, in a wooded valley directly west of the Axehead Mountains. The freehold was once an active colony of the kingdom of Erindar, but 700 years ago, the colony became an independent freehold. Its wealth derives from its proximity to Orrek, and the wealth of iron ore and gems mined from their depths of the northern Mountains. Those Mountains and parts of the Kronarwood are infested with foul creatures both living and undead, and the freehold serves as a staging area for bands of adventures and mercenaries who explore the region in search of riches, and adventure. The capitol of Thorndale is the large fortified town of Thornhill. The surrounding areas once held small human civilizations lost to history, and there are scattered ruins, crypts, and dungeons throughout the region. Thorndalians enjoy the protection of the Viscount, whose mercenaries patrol the territory and keep both caravans and travelers safe as they travel between Orrek and Erindar. The entire freehold is bordered by a large twenty-foot tall barrier hedge of magical thorn bushes, which are virtually impregnable. Even if intruders or raiders pass this barrier, the freehold has a force of more than 1,500 mercenary soldiers at its disposal to deal with them.