This village of 650 folk, together with a walled pair of fortified mansion houses and a small tower, is located at the site of a major battle against the Flan tribes in 11 CY. It is the heart of a large tract of lands south of the upper Trask held by the church of Hextor, which maintains its own force of 200 militia here. In addition, there are small garrisons at other villages in the vicinity. Arrowstrand is a recruiting center for church armies. The shrine of Hextor within the tower is one of exceptional iniquity, since those who fail their military training for the church army (half of those “recruited”) are sacrificed here to Hextor. The people of the nearby lands are evil indeed, and few small river craft travel the river west past Bortrend, fearing raids and murder. Grenell can count on the support of Arrowstrand and the local lands, though the land is poor and little of value is produced here.