Hearthstone is a small agricultural community located approximately 7 days north of the area known as the Dark Valley. It lays just off an east/west trade route and is ruled by a co-op of elders. It’s citizens number only a few hundred in surrounding farms and it’s chief source of income is the cattle bred for trade to southern communities such as Feathervale.
Recently a panic has struck the village as herdsmen and drovers have returned from Feathervale with their stock un-sold. Instead they brought word of a town abandoned, with no sign of any of it’s inhabitants.