Termalaine

Termalaine is the second-northernmost settlement of Ten Towns, and the third largest in the region.

Geography

Termalaine is located on the eastern shore of Maer Dualdon, due north of Bryn Shander. Historically, the area has been rich in tourmaline mining.

History

The city got its name from tourmaline mining.

The city of Termalaine has been taken over several times by barbarian forces. The infamous barbarian Heafstaag conquered it twice, but failed in his last try in 1351 DR when Heafstaag tried to conquer all of the Ten Towns in one massive attack. The attack by the Tribe of the Bear during the Battle of Icewind Dale forced more than half the townsfolk to take shelter in Bryn Shander, but the damage was quickly repaired.

Government

A long standing councilman was Agorwal, owner of a tourmaline gem mine, who was injured and survived the orc invasion sent by Akar Kessell in 1356 DR. He was the first to make a kill in the battle of Bryn Shander, but he was later killed by Akar Kessell's army.

Relationships

Termalaine's main rival is Targos, and their feuds for fishing rights on Maer Dualdon from time to time end in bloodshed.

Defenses

Throughout history attacks from the north usually hit Termalaine first since the other northernmost village, Lonelywood, is safely placed behind a forest. Termalaine is also vulnerable to attack because of the clear stretch of high ground called Bremen's Run which passes right beside the community. In time of war, the city can call upon around 100 to 500 human militia who fight with dwarven weapons and wear lightweight armor.

Notable locations

One of the quietest and most beautiful of the settlements in Icewind Dale, Termalaine has sprawling tree plantings around the widely scattered houses, which are placed behind rubble walls to protect the structures against the wind.

Agorwal's House, a large house located near the center of town.
Market Square, located along the harbor.
Town hall, located a block from the Market Square.
Gem Mine Entrance, to the east of the town, sealed long ago when monsters from the Underdark started appearing.

Termalaine

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