The material below is Open Game Content from Memorable Townsfolk
NG small town
Corruption +0; Crime +0; Economy +1; Law +0; Lore +2; Society +1
Qualities academic, prosperous
Population 900 (500 humans, 150 elves, 100 gnomes, 70 half-elves, 80 others)
Bard College Master Brunolix (NG male gnome bard 13)
Blowhard Mayor Roland Windt (N male human aristocrat 7)
Cautious Confessor Mother Irena (LG female human cleric 9)
Dabbling Bartender Kargrin (LG male dwarf alchemist 3)
Handyman Blacksmith Dolgar (LN male dwarf expert 7)
Hard-Nosed Guard Bhelka (N female half-orc warrior 4)
Overly-Agreeable Shopkeeper Raobaern (NG male human expert 3)
Well-Prepared Innkeeper Quig (NG female gnome expert 3/rogue 1)
Base Value 1,300 gp; Purchase Limit 7,500 gp; Spellcasting 5th
Minor Items 3d4; Medium Items 1d6; Major Items —
This academic town is growing quickly around a bard college that has recently begun to develop a farreaching name for itself with the artistic and adventuring accomplishments of its first graduates.
Politics: The academic town’s politics blend with those of the academy at its heart. The school’s master commands at least as much respect as the town’s mayor, despite any disparity there may be in their official authority. Master Brunolix uses his influence to ensure that the town constantly attracts new tourists, travelers, and performers to enrich the education of the bards, but Mayor Windt blusters at the notion that the town council continue to listen to him as if he were the duly-appointed leader of the town.
Rumors: Rumor has it that Mayor Windt has been renting out barns and other storage areas near Rexton, as if he expects to need to store a large quantity of something very soon. Some whisper he’s planning on housing the spoils after declaring it illegal for wanderers and vagabonds to sell goods and services in the town—there would be many unwitting violators arrested and stripped of their wares if that happened. A few servants in the houses of the town magistrates can also share that they have overheard what sounds like threats of blackmail if they do not acquiesce to the mayor’s next change in the laws.
Relations with the Outside World: The town’s primary draw for outsiders is the prestigious bard college. In addition, it provides a market for the farmers and craftsmen of the surrounding villages. However, the Windt family has long railed against the influence of vagabonds and wanderers on the ostensibly cultured people of Rexton. At any given time, one of the mayor’s brothers, sisters, nephews, aunts, or uncles is liable to be loudly proclaiming the imminent downfall of the town in a tavern, inn, shop, or street corner. Travelers that come to the town, including human merchants and halfling entertainers, have recently been heckling or even threatening the Windts when they make their claims, but neither side shows any signs of backing down.