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Gardiren is the principal settlement of Nephshire on the northern frontier of Kaldor. It lies on the eastern bank of the fast-moving River Shem, twenty leagues north of Tashal. Vast forests claimed by the Taelda barbarians extend north and east to the Sorkin Mountains. These rich forests and centuries of trade with Azadmere have been sources of great wealth for Clan Curo, a wealthy and ancient clan led by the proud Earls of Neph.

Caer Gardiren's excellent river port and its control of Medrik Bridge, the only crossing of the Shem north of Heru, ensure control of northern traffic using Noron's Way. Gardiren is also the western terminus of the Silver Way, the rugged trail leading to the mysterious and fabulously wealthy Kingdom of Azadmere.

The Gardiren article has sections on history, politics, government, religion, law & order, economics & trade, and military forces. It includes full-page color GM and player maps, descriptions of more than 50 village locations, plans and descriptions for the castle, bios and stats for NPCs, and details about the annual Silver Fair and religious pilgrimages.

Although designed to be used with the HârnMaster rule system, Gardiren is generic enough for easy conversion for use with other rule systems and can easily fit into any medieval fantasy game setting.

Note: This article has been revised with color illustrations and now includes a 6-page expansion of the Jug Inn, previously sold separately. The expansion describes the establishment, its services, staff, and clientele. Full-color plans of the inn are included, along with several adventure hooks the GM can use to bring the location into play.

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February 7th, 2015
FIRST - be sure you do not purchase Gardiren #10 The Jug Inn, chances are good you read the note long before you read this review. It was frustrating to purchase both together only to discover that it was included in this module; no did not read the de [...]
Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
August 29th, 2009
As is typical for Hârn, here is a wonderfully-detailed area, with enough background to keep an historian happy and plenty going on to make it worth a visit from your characters. Starting with the history of the settlement from earliest times, its impo [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on November 11, 2008.