Points of Interest
Tarnwood Falls stands amid the Moon Hills at the falls of the Iron River. Here travelers and traders using the old Trader’s Way that runs east and west, the King’s Road from the south, and the river all meet. The surrounding ridges shelter several small valleys where farmers and woodsfolk live; few are more than six or seven miles from the town. In general the people outside Tarnwood Falls earn their living by farming or keeping livestock, and the people inside the walls are artisans, laborers, or merchants. People with no other prospects can make a hard living as porters, carrying cargo from the Lower Quays to the Upper Quays (or vice versa).
Tarnwood Falls imports finished goods from the larger cities downriver and ironwork from Blackstone to the north, and exports timber, leather, fruit, and grain. It also trades with the nearby town of Ashenport.
The surrounding hills hold several marble quarries that once produced a good deal of stone, but the area has little demand for ornamental stone these days, and only a few stonecutters still practice their trade.