Welcome to Harpertow!

Census Data

General Information

  • Pop. Estimate: 289
  • Children: 27.68% (80)
  • Elderly: 13.15% (38)

Racial Breakdown

  • 196 troglodyte (67.8%)
  • 61 bugbear (21.1%)
  • 27 drow (9.3%)
  • 5 other (1.7%)


  • 2 Districts
  • 8 Businesses
  • 8 Specialists
  • 38 Residences

Summary [-]

Harpertow is a hamlet in the Trearkak Region with a monster population.

Environment [-]

Geography [-]

This modest hamlet is lightly populated (464/sq km), covers 0.62 square kilometers, and roughly has a diameter of 888 meters.

Climate [-]

Harpertow has a Temperate Deciduous Forest climate, which is characterized by warm and wet summers with mild and dry winters, and has spring, summer, fall and winter seasons. Winds in the region are mild and the temperature is generally mild with minor variation. Precipitation is moderate, and the sky is cloudy.

Astronomy [-]

Harpertow sees a single star overhead: Won, an average white star. Harpertow also has no moons. In the night sky, you see a celestial object: an imposing pulsar that has been around for time immemorial.

Cityscape [-]

Walls [-]

No walls currently surround the city.

Streets [-]

There are 7 roads leading to Harpertow; 3 roads are major. The city is lined with muddy dirt tracks in an organic pattern.

Districts [-]

The city is broken into the following districts: market and poor.

Government [-]

Harpertow is governed through an absolute monarchy, where the monarch rules unhindered. The government as a whole is seen as adequate. Officials in Harpertow are often seen as corrupt and nefarious and the policies are respected. The political influence of Harpertow in the region is declining due to food shortages in the region. In times of crisis, the population cowers in fear.

Leader [-]

Harpertow is ruled by Emperor Balnir Sunslasher. The Emperor has been in power for a few months and is ridiculed by the people. There is no visible opposition to the Emperor and policies. The right to rule was granted by forgery, and that power is maintained through the ignorance of the plebeian society.

Laws [-]

Laws are enforced by a roving thieves, but are rarely enforced. Justice is served by a council, with a common punishment being torture.

Crime [-]

Crime is rare. The most common crime is petty theft. The imprisonment rate is 0.69% of the population (2 adults).

Military [-]

Harpertow has a negative attitude towards the military. Their standing army of 40 citizens (14%) is at the ready, with a reserve force of 21 (7.5%). Of the active duty military, 1 (4.75%) are special forces. Due to their negative attitude and lack of defensible wall, Harpertow is tolerably fortified. Harpertow fighters are respected for their use of throwing axes in battle. They are revered for their rigid formations and are considered poorly skilled in battle.

Economy [-]

The economy in Harpertow is currently lively.

Resources [-]

Harpertow is known for the following resources:

  • Abundant coffee patches that are avoided by children. Rumors tell of piles of kitten mittens buried near there.
  • Dangerous peacock musters that are feared by locals. One might find piles of saphires in a tomb nearby.
  • A cursed cave inhabited by wild cobras that are feared by kittens. Adabin Thudaltar said rumors tell of a chest containing diamonds hidden around somewhere.

Culture [-]

Legends [-]

Around town you'll hear the following legends:
  • In days gone by, a hag hunted the swamps every six years. Folks say that the hag will ask a favor of you, then eat you.
  • Long ago, a Pooka stalked the fields during a red moon. Some say that the Pooka will offer you sweets, then steal your soul.
  • Legends tell of Mick's Cauldron, a legendary cauldron with the power to solve any riddle. It disappeared after an attack by bandits.

Events [-]

Harpertow is a lively city with many opportunities available.

Job Postings [-]

You'll find the following job postings:
  • Help Wanted: Elaius Dawnstride has been kidnapped! Generous payment for safe return. Reward is a secret. Must be a quick learner. Contact Elvartel Stillhunter.
  • Wanted: I'm looking for a Transcriber. Need expert to translate runes. Will owe you a huge favor. Contact Beina Fasthill.
  • Bored? Murm Metalbasher has been kidnapped! Generous payment for safe return. Safety not guaranteed. Will pay in gold. Contact Davey Simonell.
  • Need a change of pace? Hearty souls needed to recover stolen tomatoes. Will owe you a huge favor. Contact Trurm Greatbone.
  • Needed: Require an instructor learned in local lore to tutor my child. Reward is a priceless heirloom. Special attire required. Contact Glilorg Mokkiller for more details.
  • Want to earn some quick coin? I have imps in my basement, plz halp! Reward is a secret. Mild danger may be involved. Must be clean. Contact Illhiatars Kennyrblaze.
  • A passing Adept is needed for a small security job on the 3rd of the month. Will pay in gold. No pay until task is completed successfully. Contact Dave Berstone.

People [-]

The people in Harpertow ignore outsiders.

Citizens [-]

The following citizens are worth mentioning:
  • Glubgut Backsnapper is a male bugbear who is known in that part of town as being a poorly skilled outfitter. He appears mocking.
  • Belartlleu Skyrunner is a male drow who is known in the neighborhood as being a reasonably skilled woodseller. He appears accusatory.
  • Surpkaro is a female troglodyte who is known in that part of town as being a horribly skilled smith. She appears patriotic.
  • Elahiatars Shadeoak is a female drow who is known in the city as being a poorly skilled brewer. She appears unreliable.
  • Lartlleu Eversun is a female drow who is known in the region as being a poorly skilled baker. She appears idealistic.
  • Gaelenlas Goldenblade is a female drow who is known in the region as being a mocked forester. She appears smug.
  • Porra is a male troglodyte who is known in the world as being a mediocre plasterer. He appears resentful.
  • Illellaen Auvreafeather is a male drow who is known in the region as being a gifted grocer. He appears scattered.
  • Thummob Headbreaker is a male bugbear who is known in the neighborhood as being a renowned stablehand. He appears guarded.

Travelers [-]

The following travelers are worth mentioning:
  • Lorin Coralbarrel, a fatalistic male deep dwarf. He is a paladin who is doing something nefarious.
  • Hutra, a beligerent male mindflayer. He is a ranger who is traveling the world as a pilgrim.

Locales [-]

Establishments [-]

These establishments worthy of mention in Harpertow:

  • The Crooked Kraken Inc. [+]
  • The Northern Alicorn Purse Shop [+]
  • The Dripping Flame Herbalist [+]
  • The Northern Dwarves Inc. [+]
  • The Broken Kraken Leatherworks [+]
  • The Shallow Giant Timber Mill [+]
  • The Perfumed Fireplace Vineyards [+]
  • The Dew Mead Inc. [+]
  • The Stinking Twins Sculptures [+]