"Good things come to those who wait."---Greldum Drobe, captain of the White Rhino's military corps, addressing his young apprentice.
The village of Covilier Copse
The village of Covilier Copse is located about six days walking south of
Bartertown and about four and a half days walking north of Darranis. The village is
situated along-side the Coil River. It’s inhabitants rely heavily upon the river, taking the
fertile soils near by to grow their crops. Although not a major source of food and trade,
the village also takes advantage of the numerous fish swimming in the Coil River. Herd
animals are another major part of the village’s economy. This mainly takes place on the
north bank of the river where crops are harder to grow because of the rockier terrain.
Hunting also plays a role in keeping the village running.
The village lies in the middle of a flat clearing at the bottom of a valley. Mixed forests
(predominately oaks, elm and evergreens) surround the valley walls and is home to many
different woodland creatures.
The Village was named after the karer it’s inhabitants came from (Covilier) and for
the many clump of trees around where they settled. The village is home to about 400
name-givers. The dominate race is humans and dwarves, but t’skrang are also found.
There are maybe a few orks and a troll but no windlings or obsidimen live in Covilier
Horkin Delous (human)-- Horkin is a quite man who lives in a small cabin north of
Covilier Copse. He rarely comes into town, and when he does, it is only to purchase a
few things such as rum. Many of villagers have created stories to tell their young. They
say that if you walk into the forest at night old man Horkin will get you. They tell their
children that he stalks the forest at night, stealing away young boys and girls that wander
into the woods so that he may cook them and feed them to his blood wolves he keeps as
pets. Children have expanded on this story, saying that he skins them, making canvas’
from them. They also say that he saves their bones and makes furniture out of them.
Chester Butterwick (human)-- Chester is a grizzled old man. He was, at one point,
Covilier Copse’s best warrior adept. Age soon forced him to retire from adventuring and
Chester was elected as the village leader. Chester is an easy going man, looking out for
what’s best for the Copse. He doesn’t let his leadership go to his head, either. He is
always consulting other’s in the village on practically every decision that must be made.
One of the annual festivals celebrates the day that Chester Butterwick single handily
chased off a Manticore which terrorized the village about fifteen years ago. The event is
held on the river banks where a huge feast is held and dancing and light shows
Rizzen Seltor (elf)-- Rizzen is the oldest person living in Covilier Copse. He is a 432 year
old elf. He was one of the wizards the helped unseal the wards of the karer. Rizzen may
be the oldest person in Covilier Copse but he is also the most arrogant and self idolized
person in the village as well. Rizzen believes that he is absolutely better than everyone
else. This is not because of his elven heritage, either. He thinks he’s better than all other
elves, too. There is no denying that Rizzen is extremely intelligent and he has
accomplished a lot in his life. He was even offered a job as one of King Varulus’s advisors
but he astutely refused, saying that “These bafoons of Covilier Copse wouldn’t last two
days without him.” Many people suspect that Rizzen truly likes the people of Covilier
Copse and didn’t want to be away from his “friends”. They think this is the reason why he
chose not to take the job.
Jezebel Quithpa-Winterlock (human)-- Jezebel Winterlock used to be the woman
everybody wanted. about 25 years ago, when she was twenty, all the young men would
chase her around the village, hopping that she would choose them as her man. That lucky
man was Rupert Quithpa. However, if you were to ask Rupert how lucky he was now,
he’d ask you to cut his head of with the most rusted, dullest sword around.
Jezebel used to be an extremely beautiful woman. Now, in her mid-forties, she is haggard
and corpulent. All the men who had once chased her are now relived that she had not
picked them. She is the busy-body of the entire town, spreading rumors and finding all the
Zyrin Eyeswide (human)- Zyrin Eyeswide is the local scout. He spends little time in the
village. In fact, he really isn’t from Covilier Copse. Eyeswide (everyone refers to him by
his last name rather than his first) travels between the many villages in the surrounding
area. All of these villages consider him apart of their town but he doesn’t actually live in
any of them. He lives where ever he feels like it. He doesn’t own a home or many
possessions. He is a wilderness man in every sense of the term.
Eyeswide wears heavy green cloaks to protect him from the cold weather at night time.
He is a quite man who doesn’t spend much time with other people. He prefers to be alone
but doesn’t mind the odd companion every once in a while.
Qu’ron (t’skrang)- In order to get from one side of the Coil River to the other, the people
of Covilier Copse use a ferry. This small ferry can hold about 20 people at one time. The
ferry is guided by a rope that spans the Coil River. The operator of this ferry is a t’skrang
named Qu’ron. He loves his ferry with all his heart. That is why doesn’t charge anyone to
use it. He figures that since he is going to use the ferry any way, he might as well let the
people of Covilier Copse use it for free. Even though not many people use the ferry, the
citizens on Covilier Copse appreciate Qu’ron’s generosity.
Migill (human)- Migill is the old miser of Covilier copse. He is a friendly old man but he
keeps his money pouch locked up tight. He never lends money out to anyone and he
always looks for the best buys, even if the item is of less quality.
Old Mrs. Rycorn (human)- Old Mrs. Rycorn (this is what everyone calls her) is the
grandmother of Covilier Copse. She considers herself as the grandmother of the town and
the villagers do as well.