Echoes of the Thousand Year War
Helm’s Hold was a fortified city and cathedral dedicated to the god Helm. Helm’s Hold was located around twenty miles (less than a day’s travel) south east of the city of Neverwinter, not far from the edge of Neverwinter Wood. In fact, a section of the Wood, known as the Watcher’s Forest, was cared for by the Hold’s residents, historically because of a wild magic area within.
A democratically elected City Council was chosen from among the populace. This council was composed of ‘Speakers’ who were frequently loud, individualistic and sometimes obnoxious during their debates, often using intimidation against each other to try and pass legislation. The Chief Speaker led this forum and had final say on policy-making decisions.