The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

The town of Saltmarsh is nestled in the trade routes between the Jewel of the North, otherwise known as Neverwinter, and Waterdeep.  The town sits on the edge of a marshland known as the Mere of Dead Men.

Saltmarsh is a medium-sized, respectable fishing town.  The inhabitants are relatively sober, hard working, and amiable.  There are adequate facilities for justice and law-enforcement – debtors and bankrupts are dealt with particularly harshly.  Fishing is the main industry but there are some tiny farms in the neighboring countryside.  The town boasts a small daily market that has goods from local fishermen, farmers, and craftsmen, as well as merchandise from almost daily visiting merchants who arrive by ship.