Heroes of Hillsfar
The Stop is a caravan way station halfway between Hillsfar and Yûlash that has grown into a hamlet devoted to servicing caravans and the many surrounding farms. Due to the frequent caravans, The Stop is quite cosmopolitan for lands near Hillsfar. Many of the Phlan refugees have relocated here following the elemental devastation that has led to food shortages in Mulmaster, in hopes of finding supplies to aid their families still in the City of Danger. Still near to Hillsfar, but with few Red Plumes to watch it, The Stop is a frequent place for spies, brigands, and ne’er-do-wells to ply their trades. After Elventree, The Stop is the most common place where adventurers are found.
The largest inn at The Stop is The Plodding Plow, owned by Glenna Moonsmith, a middle-aged female dwarf. She is charming and outgoing, but prefers to deal with locals rather than merchants. She is well connected in The Stop, but known to be a bit soft-hearted and fall for the occasional sob story.
In the lands around The Stop are farms, orchards and ranches. Most are owned by humans, but people around The Stop are familiar with and deal with non-humans as well. They have sympathy for those non-humans who have to pay heavy taxes to Hillsfar, simply because of their race.