The Demon Prince
Population: 212; another 100 or so live in the countryside around the village. The people of Harken are mostly humans, halflings, and dwarves from Hammerfast, such as Tharn Glorduk. The Woodsinger Clan of Elves live in the nearby Harken Forest, and this is where Clarence Gatling and Varis hail from. Tiefling and Dragonborn are seldom seen in such an obscure place, though adventurers do occasionally pass through, like Kava.
Government: The human noble John Stockmer is the baron of the Harkenwold. He oversees justice, defense, and laws within the six villages and surrounding countryside that makes up the Harkenwold. The baron appoints Village Elders to help with the daily governing of the Harkenwold. The current Elder of Harken Village is “Old” Flinstone Kellar.
Defense: Harken village has no standing defenses, but 30 or so able-bodied warriors can be raised from the population relatively quickly. If the need arises, the baron can call up 150 militiamen from the whole of Harkenwold.
Half a dozen small villages lie along the upper vales of the White River. Together, they make up the Barony of Harkenwold—a tiny realm whose total population is not much greater than Fallcrest’s. The people of Harkenwold are farmers, woodcutters, and woodworkers; little trade comes up or down the old King’s Road.
Recently many goblins have been raiding the north side of Harken Village, and both Elder Kellar and Baron Stockmer have been trying to keep the incident as quiet and local as possible. Kellar is considering activating the militia in Harken to deal with the threat as no other solutions seem to be in sight.