Lost Mine of Phandelver
Conyberry was a small farming village on the eastern edge of the Neverwinter Wood
This small village was sheltered within the forest edges and nestled in hills on the edge of the Dessarin. Conyberry consisted of a dozen or so houses clustered on the east side of Neverwinter Wood. The adjoining homesteads spread out to the east and south, divided by a small cart track leading to Triboar.
Folk in Conyberry cut trees from the wood as needed and hunted on the fringes of the forest, snaring rabbits and growing crops to feed themselves. They also sought trade with any travelers who came through the area.1 They were very self-sufficient, needing only to purchase linens, finished clothing, dishes, and cooking wares from peddlers. Conyberry was also home for a couple of carpenters, Martin von Mensch the bladesmith, and the Conyberry Hall, where two brewers who ferment disgusting beers.
For being a community of farmers, Conyberry was well organized for defending itself.5 The village could muster about 140 fighters, who were very skilled with bows and slings.1 After dark, the townsfolk kept watch from rooftops, armed with scythes, swords, and crossbows.4 An unusual defender of Conyberry was Agatha, who villagers regarded affectionately as their guardian and friend.
The village was famous for the magical grove which was home to the elven banshee named Agatha. Although trolls and brigands lurked in the hills to the south, travelers found it faster to journey through Conyberry, except in winter. A harsh winter, also known in the region as “wolf weather,” caused hungry wolves to enter the community and raid food stores.
In 1356 DR, the Companions of the Hall, Drizzt Do’Urden and Wulfgar the barbarian, entered the small community in order to procure Agatha’s mask from the Ghost of Neverwinter Wood’s lair. After being confronted by the townsfolk, who defended Agatha as their own, the heroes proceeded to take the mask from the banshee’s grove without harming her.
The town of Conyberry was sacked by barbarians some time after the Spellplague and was left laying in ruins
Agatha still remains though and with a silver comb as a placating gift for her, the party was able to negotiate information about a long lost spellbook. While Agatha did not directly lead the PC’s to the book, the information was good enough to continue the search for those who were interested. Agatha was a beautiful elven woman at one time, but her undeath has made her dangerous to deal with. The party was all too happy to leave the grove after their business was completed.