This village of about 150 woodsmen lies along the Low Road about midway between the Velverdyva’s bend. It is mostly settled by stout woodsmen who make a living supporting the many traders who use this route between Verbobonc and Dyvers. Large, spring-fed farms abound in the vicinity, supporting a surplus of fruits and vegetables. These are supplemented by various forms of game hunted in the surrounding forest. This activity, however, is carefully regulated by a score of Gnarley Rangers who patrol the region and call the village home. In fact, it is this group which often leads the hunts, carefully balancing them against the well-being of the forest.
The folk of Carter’s Meadow are a very independent lot. Their village marks the border between Verbobonc, Dyvers, and Furyondy, and while they owe allegiance to none, they are prone to follow the will of Verbobonc. This is mainly due to the influence of Brewgen Quickstride, Lord of Oakham. The section of forest north of the Low Road is nominally claimed by the Lord of the Gold County in Furyondy and is patrolled by the Greenjerkin Rangers based in Stalmaer. They keep the area free from humanoid incursions, and keep even more careful watch on the activity of the Dyvers militia operating close by. The area south of the village is roughly divided by Verbobonc and Dyvers along the Imeryds Run; however, this is only a line on a map, as neither city extends its control more than a dozen or so miles from the forest’s edge except along the Low Road.