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  • Stonefort

    Far to the north, this garrison of 60 milita watches over the southern Nyr Dyv. The fort doubles as a penal colony; criminals sentenced to forced labor work in gravel quarries here. Their produce is shipped and then conveyed by wagon to the garrison at …

  • Stonebridge

    This small garrison keeps careful watch over river traffic approaching Greyhawk. It comprises some 20 men and always includes at least two lieutenants. Trained homing pigeons are used to alert the Free City to any major approaching danger, although the …

  • Diamond Lake (Militia)

    The fort here houses a garrison of 60 militia whose remit is to patrol the areas around the mining towns of the north, and to Lase with the halfling communities to the north. The Blackwall Keep militia may call for reinforcements from here if trouble …

  • Blackwall Keep and Marsh Keep

    Both keeps are strong, stone towers with stockaded horse corrals. Should swift dispatch of messengers be necessary, horses are employed (pigeons tend to get eaten too easily by hawks here). Each keep contains some 40 militia. Regular patrols around the …

  • Fort Leman

    This is the northernmost of the three “spinal” central garrisons, holding some 50 men. Thus slightly isolated fort is in an area of low population density and is a listening post more than anything else. [[Cairn Hills Militia | Back to Militia]]

  • Fort Gellner

    Named after the previous Commander of the Cairn Hills militia, this strongly fortified stone and wooden fort houses 120 militia selected for their toughness and high degree of discipline. The fort is being completed, having been rebuilt from the ruins …

  • Ryell Pass

    The keep here has the same name as the pass in which it stands. The garrison of 80 men here is similar to that at Fort Gellner. This keep serves as a stopping-off and resting point for Mountaineer Militia who have overflown the Abbor-Alz mountains from …

  • Inhabitants of the Hills

    *Gnomes* In all, there are some 6,000 gnomes in the Cairn Hills. The greatest concentration of them is found in the northernmost hills west of the Selintan, where they mine gems *Halflings* The large majority of the halflings of the Cairn Hills dwells …

  • Cairn Hills Militia

    The Greyhawk Militia (Cairn Hills) Commander of the Cairn Hills: [[:schinus-balint | Schinus Balint]] The expanded Cairn Hills militia has eight bases: three well fortified keeps, four forts, and one housed garrison. [[Stonefort]] [[Stonebridge]] [[ …

  • Settlements of the Hills

    Many "independent" settlements dot the landscape of the Cairn Hills. Some of the most important or more well known are listed below. [[Berenad and Storaven]] [[Elmshire]] [[Greysmere]] [[Grossettgrottell]] [[Harrgrek Kukulend]] [[Janaquil Valley]] …

  • Berenad and Storaven

    Just over the border into Urnst, these two mining villages are rich with corundum veins and fair deposits of emeralds. Both are protected by large garrisons of Urnst militia (80 at each village). Some 600-800 miners are at each mine; 60% are gnomes and 40 …

  • Elmshire

    Located on the shores of Midbay, this is the home of 3,800 halflings. During 583 CY, an outbreak of a mysterious plague decimated this community and nearly a quarter of the population died. The reasons for this are wholly mysterious, but the wasting …

  • Greysmere

    A forbidding dwarven citadel and fortified mine complex of some 400 dwarves, Greysmere also includes underground fisheries and fungus farms, and passages leading to the Underdark over which the dwarves maintain strict watches. Greysmere pays neither …

  • Grossettgrottell

    The large gnome mining complex of Grossettgrottell has always been under the Free City's rule, although it governs its own affairs, paying a small tithe to the Free City and exporting its products exclusively through it. In return, militia guard Stone …

  • Harrgrek Kukulend

    Some 600 or so orcs and 50-60 orog dwell in the inhospitable caverns of Harrgrek Kukulend. The inner caverns are well secured, with rockfall traps, pits, crawlways with murder holes, and the like keeping unwanted predators out. The orcish tribe here is …

  • Janaquil Valley

    This unusual site lies at the very mouth of the Ery river, north of the Mistlake. Absolutely pure water from hill streams flows gently into that lake, and here, a group of three alchemists has settled. They dwell in a cottage that is a permanent Leomund's …

  • Karakast

    This dwarven iron mine yields a little gold and platinum from its deepest veins. It has a unique appearance; the 600 resident dwarves have, over a century or so, virtually hollowed out an entire rounded hill and created a massive stone fortress out of it. …

  • Schinus Balint

    Schinus nears 40 years old, stands 6' 2" tall, and maintains a well-muscled 213 lbs., with short-cropped hair and blue-gray eyes. He is a native Greyhawker, joining the militia in early 581 CY and rising through the ranks swiftly. Tigran Gellner …