A hub for travel throughout the Nentir Vale, Fallcrest
stands at the intersection of the Nentir River and the vale’s
two major trade routes. The town guard does a capable job
of protecting the populace from raiders that emerge from
the surrounding wilderness, but the biggest threats to Fallcrest’s
welfare might come from within the town itself.
One such threat is the Fell Court, a band of outcast
tieflings that have gained a foothold in Fallcrest thanks to
the subterfuge of their leader, Melech Ambrose. Melech’s
dream is to take control of the town and use that success
as a springboard to spread the tieflings’ influence throughout
At the same time, a gang of miscreants known as the
River Rats are carving out their own realm in Fallcrest’s
lower-class districts, and their leader also has designs on
expanding the organization to other communities.