You’ve been traveling along the High Road for days. As evening approaches, you spot a wooden signpost next to a trail that leads north into the hills. Nailed to the post are three arrow-shaped signs. Two marked “Waterdeep” and “Daggerford” follow the High Road but point in opposite directions. The third, marked “Nightstone” beckons you to follow the trail. If memory serves, Nightstone is roughly ten kilometers up the trail.
After following the trail for ten miles, you hear the ringing of a bell. The sound grows louder as Nightstone comes into view. A river flows around the settlement, forming a moat. The village is contained within a wooden palisade, beyond which you see a windmill, a tall steeple, and the high pitched rooftops of several other buildings. Apart from the ringing of the bell, you detect no other activity in the village. The trail ends before a lowered drawbridge spans the moat. Beyond the drawbridge, two stone watchtowers flank an open gap in the middle of the palisade.
South of the village and surrounded by the river moat is a cone-shaped flat-topped hill which stands a stone keep enclosed by a wooden wall. The keep which overlooks the village has partially collapsed. A wooden bridge that once connected the keep to the villages has also partially collapsed.