Garron

Garron is a red-faced, one-armed blacksmith who operates a forge in [[Terish De’Carn]]. In years past, Garron employed a dozen apprentices to equip the high lord’s army with spears, swords, shields and armor, often working late into the night on a nearly endless stream of projects. Today, he busies himself repairing scythes and harvest tools used by the villagers. Two orphaned squires work in his shop, receiving hot meals and a place to sleep for their labor. Garron is a master forgemaster, but he recognizes the talent of these two helpers and hopes - secretly - to pass the forge on to them when he dies.

With the end of the Great Campaign, Terish De’Carn’s population quickly dropped to a mere tenth of its former size. Merchants and traders moved on with the retreating army, and the few taverns in town closed up and joined the exodus. Garron, sensing a perceived demand from the remaining villagers, seized a few dozen casks of thick wheat ale from the army’s supply stores and sold mugs of the stuff from the floor of his own workshop. In short order, Garron’s forge became the de facto meeting house for the depopulated village—a role it still plays to this day, much to the amusement of its one-armed proprietor.

Garron

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