Culwood Ferry

Culwood Ferry


Population: 48


History:

Cullwood Ferry was established over 100 years ago during the height of Sembia's naval expansion.  The precious and rare "Heartgrain" Oaks that grew in the area were critical to Sembia's ship-building industry.  At first, the area near the convergence of the Culwood Creek and the Aramor River was used as a logging and lumber milling staging area since it was the northern-most-point at which barges could navigate up the Aramor River.  Soon the small woodscraft camp turned into a town as families were brought to live with the lumberjacks.  One set of these were three brothers known as the Landerwood brothers who built the first true homes with stone and mortar foundations and used left-over Heartgrain timbers.  

Three large timber processing mills were built to accommodate the demand for the Heartgrain from Sembia, with the largest owned by the Landerwoods who struck an accord with a tribe of centaurs living in the foothills.  In exchange for finished goods and simple magic items, the centaurs would help cut and haul the Heartgrain timbers down to Cullwood Ferry for milling. 

The town is now little more than the few remaining descendants of the pioneering lumberjacks and woodsmen since Sembia's reduction in need for nautical lumber after the Treaty of Gannum, signed over a generation ago.  Two of the mills have been converted into barns, but the Landerwood Mill still stands.  Until 10-15 years ago, it still processed timbers into sturdy furniture and crafts, but the cost of shipping goods to Sembia became cost prohibitive and the town has become mostly forgotten by the rest of the world.

 

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