The Village of Hommlet — Hommlet as it is commonly called — is situated on the western most continent of the Realms, that portion of the eastern realms which is known and settled mostly by humans towards the southern region of the continent. The village
It is at a crossroads — To the north is the mighty Velverdyva river, along whose southern bank runs the Lowroad. Many leagues southwest, on the southern shores of The Cove lies the great City of Eastport. The villiage of Seastone Heights lies on the shore many miles south of Hommlet. To the far north, north of Gateway lies the fabled Darkenwood which is home to the High Elves.
Prosperity was great, for the lord of the district was mild and taxed but little. Trade was good, and the land was untroubled by war and outlaws or ravaging beasts. The area was too free, too beautiful, too bountiful, at least in the eyes of some. Whether the evil came north from Gateway as is claimed by one faction, or crept up out of the swamp to the east as others assert, came it did. At first it was only a few thieves and an odd group of bandits molesting the merchant caravans. Then came small bands of humanoids — Kobolds or Goblins — raiding the flocks and herds. Local militia and foresters apparently checked but not stopped, the spread of outlawry and evil.