The Devastation of the Great Wyrm was total. Hillock Homesteads that had been in Halfling families for generations were reduced to smoldering holes. The first shipments of stone and steel from the Dwarven holds were put into restoring the destroyed homes. While Halflings traditionally built by digging down and out, in order to honor the style of their savior, the new township would be built primarily above ground, employing the unheard-of construction of a second story. To assimilate to such a change the residents labored to heap great mounds of earth up to the highest point of even the tallest manor to better merge the division of hillside and homestead. Many of these first homes sit proudly in the shadows of the Warlock’s great Parapets, with the grandest of them all saved for the de-facto mayor of Wollockshire, the Staff-bearer Digglesby Burrower.
The Hillock Homestead is a mixture of new and old designs, an artificial hill hides the body of a two-storied building. Two scenarios may play out at the home of Digglesby Burrower. The first meeting with the Staff-bearer is a welcome to the province, where Digglesby can start to help, or hinder, the party based on their plans. The second takes place much later after the party has found the Rangers Guild out in the great forest. Digglesby’s private collection of histories on the second floor is filled with valuable information, which must be gathered for the rebellion, will the party take a stealth approach, or attempt to take it by force! an outline of what the party can find in the various rooms are provided as a framework for the DM’s, though feel free to add whatever extra details you feel the party needs.
These are draft profiles for the Reign of Arcane: Rise of the Halflings module, and the final profile may differ from what is displayed here.