Marches of Windhaven
Marches of Windhaven Local History
In the northwest portion of Windhaven are several small towns once settled by humans and halflings, but more recently overrun by some of the northern orc tribes, an event known (very) locally as the “Orc Wars”. Of particular relevance to our story, Bucklebridge Hamlet, under the protection of Lord Maris of Balthor Keep, was overrun. The residents had some warning and most fled south, though a fair number went to help shore up the garrison at the keep. The garrison was largely manned by a company of mercenaries under the leadership of Captain Gyrr Galvarran, a dragonborn. The keep held out longer than it should have, due largely to Gyrr’s leadership, but fell to the advancing orcs in the end. In the ensuing rout, a few of the keep’s defenders managed to escape, though neither Gyrr nor Lord Maris were among them.