Fallcrest stands amid the Moon Hills at the falls of the Nentir River. Here travelers and traders using the old King’s Road that runs north and south, the dwarven Trade Road from the east, and the river all meet. The surrounding ridges shelter several small valleys where farmers and woodsfolk live; few are more than six or seven miles from the town proper. In general the people outside FallCrest’s walls earn their living by farming or keeping livestock, and the people inside the walls are artisans, laborers, or merchants. People with no other prospects make a rad living as porters, carrying cargo from the Lower Quays to the Upper Quays or vice versa.
FallCrest imports finished goods from the larger cities downriver and ironwork from the dwarf town of Hammerfast, and exports timber, leather, fruit, and grain. It also trades with the nearby town of Winterhaven. The surrounding hills hold several marble quarries that once produced a good deal of stone, but the area has little demand for ornamental stone these days, and only a few stonecutters still practice their trade.
FallCrest has approximately 1350 residents with another 900 or so living in the countryside surrounding the city. The residents are mainly humans, halflings and dwarves.
The current lord of FallCrest is Lord Warden Faren Markelhay