Stony Meadows

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Stony Meadows

This is the location of the first (and only) known attempt of settling Gryphon Valley by humanoids. The attempt was made several decades ago and the village they attempted to establish was called Stony Meadows.
It only lasted several years, at which point the few remaining survivors abandoned the project and returned back to more hospitable lands.

What is known about the life of the village is this. The people were originally from the region of the Brastor Holdings and were aware of the dangers that faced them before they left. But with the leadership of a band of mercenaries known as Triaglafron’s Fist they thought they could succeed in keeping the gryphons at bay. They were wrong. While it’s true that during the next two years, over 100 gryphons were killed, over 60% of the 100 or so villagers were lost as well as 80% of the twenty-five man mercenary band. It was a bloody two years with the constant threat of attack. By the second year most of the survivors rarely ventured outside.

Fields went fallow from the fear of being attacked while attempting to attend to them and it was even said that on several occasions the Gryphons attacked the villagers while they were hidden inside their homes. All in all it was a spectacular failure. About the only “successful” thing that remains today from their attempt is Stony Ford which crosses the River Mirimar next to the abandoned village. It is the only place in the valley where the river may be crossed easily. All that remains of the village itself, are the ruins of several stone buildings, and the almost unrecognizable rotting remains of a dozen or so other buildings along the shore of the river.