Of Kings and Dragons
The town of Losthome serves double-duty as a logging town and a watchpost along the border with Irrisen to the east. The town is populated by the descendents of Ulfen refugees of the Winter War, most of whom have ancestors whose skulls now pave the streets of Whitethrone. Patrols from Losthome keep an eye out for incursions by Irrisen and also for the occasional refugee fortunate enough to make it across the border, though such refugees are rare. As a logging town, Losthome provides an increasing amount of the Linnorm Kingdoms’ share of timber as Jol grows increasingly ill-managed. Losthome has a thriving woodworking industry, producing fanciful cabinetry and furniture that compete with the more elaborate but uncanny Irrisen wares. Lumber is either milled or collected into booms that are sent downriver to Kalsgard. These booms double as barges used for shipping finished goods—this cheap transport helps give Losthome an advantage over settlements on the western edge of the woods. Getting goods from the outside is a more expensive prospect, as the roads leading north and south from the town are long and of bad quality. Of course, not all is well in Losthome, for as the demand for its lumber grows, conf licts with the denizens of the deeper Grungir Forest grow as well. Currently, the town has managed to balance its need for lumber against its diplomatic relations with the fey, but many foresee a time in the near future when greed will eclipse diplomacy, and fear the full wrath of the Guardians of Grungir or even the norns themselves should Losthome’s lumber industry grow too voracious.