Tales of the Northern March
This tiny settlement is little more than a magnificent 100’ wooden tower that appears to have been grown out of a massive oak tree with a scattering of a dozen buildings around its base. The tower is home to an ancient high elf wizard named Talulla and her apprentices. The outbuildings are home to support staff who tend the gardens and hunt to feed the tower’s inhabitants and tend to other basic needs. All told, maybe fifty people live in this wooded dell between Big Sister and Little Sister, two hills named for Talulla’s deceased siblings (or so it is said). Those who seek training in magic come here to spend seven years as apprentices before going back out into the world as scholarly wizards.
The tower is surrounded by an impressive natural orchard filled with fruit and nut trees and wild mushrooms. The brook also provides a bounty of trout, eel, lamprey, mussels, and crayfish. The servants of the tower also cultivate small herb and vegetable gardens. They drink rowan wine purchased from Rowanbrook and a strongly flavored mead made from collected forest honey.