Felderwin

Felderwin
Depiction of Felderwin from Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 85.[art 1]
Official map of Felderwin and surrounding areas, by Deven Rue from Explorer's Guide to Wildemount.[art 2]
Full nameFelderwin
Geographical information
PlaneMaterial Plane
WorldExandria
ContinentWildemount
RegionMarrow Valley
Society
Leader titleLocally elected starosta
LeaderStarosta Theanor Whisperthin[1]
AffiliationDwendalian Empire
Population8,180 (in 835 PD)[1]
Demographics
Notable locations
Districts
  • Green Hall
  • Sunset Hall
  • Lake Hall
Points of interest

Felderwin is a town located in the fertile grasslands southeast of Zadash in the Dwendalian Empire. It is the center of the halfing population in Wynandir and the hometown of Veth Brenatto.

Description[edit | edit source]

Felderwin is a small agricultural town southeast of the city of Zadash. It is situated close to the Ashkeeper Peaks separating the Dwendalian Empire from Xhorhas. The Scymir River flows nearby to the east, and the Eisfus River to the west.[2]

Felderwin is approximately triangular, with each corner of the triangle containing a large communal hall. The three halls are the Green Hall, used for trade and celebrations during the day; the Sunset Hall, used for diplomatic meetings and celebrations at night; and the Lake Hall, which serves as the hub for the citizens who fish in the Scymir River.[3]

The best farmers and students of agriculture are attracted to the remarkably fertile of the Felderwin Tillage, "as such the agricultural skills taught in Felderwin are second to none".[3]

Points of interest[edit | edit source]

  • Brenatto Apothecary: Apothecary and alchemy shop (burned in the Kryn attack on Felderwin).[4]
  • Felderwin General: A general store.
  • Goldfield Tavern and Lodge: Inn and stables owned by Simone Deepwell
  • Glassy Grass Inn: Next door to the Brenatto Apothecary (burned in the Kryn attack on Felderwin).[5]

Society[edit | edit source]

Government[edit | edit source]

Felderwin is considered the breadbasket of the Dwendalian Empire. Due to its importance as the main provider of food for a large part of the Empire, Felderwin is permitted to elect its own starosta, unlike most other towns whose leaders are assigned by the king, though said starosta is still often pressured by the Dwendalian government.[3]

Although Felderwin has a low crime rate, Empire assigned a significant regiment of Crownsguard to protect the crucial crop production from potential threats, especially after the Kryn in late 835 PD. The most common crimes are small scale larceny, burglary, and rare attempts to forge official documents to avoid taxes and tithes to the Crown.[3]

As of 835 PD, Theanor Whisperthin has served has been the starosta of Felderwin for over thirty years. In the wake of the War of Ash and Light Theanor was pressured by his assigned overseer of the Cerberus Assembly, Marquis Jenna Iresor, to expand the settlement's contributions to the war effort, reminding him that he wasn't irreplaceable.[3]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

The town has a mostly halfling population, though other races have been shown to coexist peacefully. In 835 PD, the population is 8,180, with over half (58%) being halfling. Humans make up 21% and, interestingly, dragonborn make up 6%,[6] likely due to its proximity to Talonstadt.

History[edit | edit source]

Felderwin was settled by the halfling Felder clan around a century after the Divergence.[7] The town is a frequent target of assaults by the nomadic goblin clans of the Cyrios Mountains, especially during the harvest season.[3] About a year prior to the events of Campaign 2, goblins attacked the town, and captured Veth Brenatto, along with her husband Yeza Brenatto and their son Luc. When Veth created a distraction to allow Yeza and Luc to escape, she was recaptured and turned into a goblin.[8]

The Fletching and Moondrop Traveling Carnival of Curiosities passed through Felderwin shortly before reaching Trostenwald, where Mollymauk Tealeaf and Yasha Nydoorin first joined the Mighty Nein.[9]

Campaign 2: The Mighty Nein[edit | edit source]

Screenshot of Felderwin in ruins in Crit Recap Animated.[art 3]

Nott sent a package to Felderwin before she had told the rest of the Mighty Nein she was not a goblin, but rather, a halfling.[10] She later told them that she was from the area around Felderwin.[11] After the party learned, after some time at sea, of the Kryn Dynasty attack on the region,[12] they decided to head there after completing Fjord's mission.[13]

Upon reaching the town, the Mighty Nein saw that some of the fields as well as the buildings in town had been burned.[14] They also noticed Ludinus Da'leth and Vess DeRogna in town.[15] Nott quickly went to the Brenatto Apothecary to investigate, and was joined by the rest of the party.[16] They unlocked the door to the basement, which had survived the wreckage and which had been sealed with an Arcane Lock.[17] There, they found signs of a struggle, as well as an unusual tripod device[18] and an untouched chair.[19] Additionally, they found notes about investigation into the beacon which referenced Trent Ikithon and indicated the Cerberus Assembly had been using Yeza's alchemy skills to distill dunamis.[20] Upon realizing this, Nott angrily accused Caleb, who vomited from stress.[21] She then left to find Old Edith, disguised as a halfling.[22] Edith was surprised to see her, believing her to have been dead for some time, but she let her see her son Luc, who told her that he had hidden and escaped when Yeza was taken and confirmed the party's suspicions of Assembly involvement. Veth sent him and Edith away to safety with a large sum of money for the journey.[23]

The Mighty Nein briefly went outside of town to the banks of the Scymir River to escape suspicion from Ludinus and Vess as well as learn more about Veth and Caleb's respective pasts.[24] They then returned to town where Beau questioned a guard and found that Yeza had been taken into the hole created by the Kryn incursion.[25] After staying in the Goldfield Tavern and Lodge for the night,[26] Caduceus cast Divination and learned that Yeza had been taken to Rosohna.[27] Jester, in the form of a dire honey badger, dug a passage to the tunnels, and the Mighty Nein left Felderwin by way of the tunnels.[28]

Explorer's Guide to Wildemount[edit | edit source]

Following the Kryn attack in late 835 PD, as a part of Short Uprising adventure hook, Starosta Theanor conceded to the Cerberus Assembly demands and raised taxes, which angered the people of Felderwin who were still trying to recoup their losses, demanding that the starosta step down from his position.[29]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Despite being a banned deity in the Dwendalian Empire, Melora, the Wildmother is worshiped in Felderwin (likely due to the Wildmother's role as goddess over more natural land and creatures, such as farmland and livestock).[30]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 See Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 3: "Wildemount Gazetteer", p. 84.
  2. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 3: "Wildemount Gazetteer", p. 79. See map
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 3: "Wildemount Gazetteer", p. 84.
  4. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:18:44.
  5. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:18:37.
  6. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 3: "Wildemount Gazetteer", p. 84.
  7. As of 835 PD, the Tillage had been "cultivated for over seven centuries." Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 3: "Wildemount Gazetteer", p. 84.
  8. "A Game of Names" (2x49) at 24:13.
  9. "Disparate Pieces" (2x04) at 3:28:28.
  10. "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) at 3:23:53.
  11. "Commerce & Chaos" (2x31) at 3:17:09.
  12. "A Storm of Memories" (2x46) at 26:22.
  13. "A Storm of Memories" (2x46) at 44:59.
  14. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:11:28.
  15. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:14:02.
  16. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:18:43.
  17. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:26:19.
  18. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:30:39.
  19. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:27:31.
  20. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:31:51.
  21. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:36:44.
  22. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:43:34.
  23. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:44:22.
  24. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 14:27.
  25. "A Game of Names" (2x49) at 1:44:10.
  26. "A Game of Names" (2x49) at 2:11:42.
  27. "A Game of Names" (2x49) at 2:27:53. The Wildmother refers to Rosohna as Ghor Dranas, which is the name by which the party knew it at the time.
  28. "A Game of Names" (2x49) at 3:10:04.
  29. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 3: "Wildemount Gazetteer", p. 85.
  30. "A Game of Names" (2x49) at 1:31:47.

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  1. Depiction of Felderwin from Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 85. This file is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Wizards of the Coast Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  2. Official map of Felderwin and surrounding areas, by Deven Rue from Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. This file is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Wizards of the Coast Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  3. Screenshot of Felderwin in ruins in Crit Recap Animated (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.