Locations in the North
The locations described in this section appear on the wilderness maps in this chapter. Additional information on several of these places can be found in the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide. Not depicted on the maps are scores of tiny hamlets and hundreds of isolated homesteads scattered throughout the North. These places are too small to be of consequence. Even so, adventurers traveling along a road or a trail might come across a tiny settlement consisting of a handful of homesteads built around an inn or tavern where locals gather. (If you need a tavern name, use the Tavern Name Generator table in chapter 5 of the Dungeon Master’s Guide.)
Some location entries include a suggested encounter that occurs when the characters first arrive or shortly thereafter. You can ignore the encounter and create your own activity based on the information given in a location’s description; for example, the “Arn Forest” section mentions rock gnomes who inhabit the woods, which might make for a fun encounter of your own creation.