Pathfinder: Legacy of Fire
Although the Pale River’s flow past the foothills of the Brazen Peaks is nowhere near as vigorous as the cascades and rapids upstream, it remains cold and deep, with few places to ford or cross it. Hook Ford, near the town of Bronze Hook, is the only shallow point across the river for miles, situated in an area where the river slows as it winds out across the plains westward. Tolls levied on caravans crossing north-south along the old trade route once brought significant wealth to the nearby town, but those monies have since dried up as the old trade route has fallen into disuse. The watchtower guarding the ford remains, though, and the shallows still see occasional use by travelers making their way through the highlands.
Dasharn, the veteran guardsman who has watched over the ford for over 40 years, still maintains his post. An honorable but perpetually bored man, he thoroughly questions anyone who would make use of “his” ford.
in the shadow of pale mountain. He has also made peaceful contact with the dragonnes that live in the nearby hills, and when possible leaves the corpses of freshly killed gazelles on a tall outcropping of rock upstream from his home.