Thieves & Kings
Thorn River Crossing
Thorn River Crossing was a relatively large bandit camp, well defended by numerous hidden archery platforms in nearby trees, and occupying the remnants of an abandoned elven tree community, once known as Narad. Located on the banks of the Mythwater, only five miles south of Silvershadow Lake, it is a stronghold that kept even the fey themselves unable to determine how to approach it, which was especially annoying in that they built it. The path winding northwest from the camp, pushes through the forest for about 200’, before becoming a typical game trail, eventually leading to the closest timber camp to Daggermark.
The brigands had converted the old tree community into an impressive fortress, made especially easy since many of them were former foresters. They have connected the trees high above the ground, and further surrounded the ground work area with a simple palisade of timber poles 5’- to 10’-high and use it to support their raiding activities to the west. A small fenced area lies to the north of the palisade, holding a large canvas tent, some livestock and cast-off boxes and crates being broken into firewood. Livestock was once kept in this pen.
While there were officially more than two dozen bandits stationed here, in actuality there were usually only around half that number present. Half their number were typically out foraging, hunting, gathering firewood, or otherwise on task to find prey and loot.
Today, however, the site is fairly abandoned. Half the “Stag Lord’s” bandits were slain during a foray by adventurers into their tree fort. The handful who returned, simply abandoned the site and fled back to Thornkeep, and are believed to have since moved on to other tasks and bandit groups. A corpse pile now occupies a spot next to the bridge, and while tons of supplies and animal feed remain in the site, it is slowly moldering and being reclaimed by the creatures of the area. The bridge below the fort has also been washed away.