Menk is a well-known village in the north-western mountains.
The river running through Menk feeds into the Mia River (the largest river in the west). Before it became a popular resting place for merchants and travellers heading to Derm, Menk was a mining village focused on retrieving the rich Demori steel deposits from the innards of the mountain. Unfortunately it was when striking too deep in the mines that they hit an underground spring filling the tunnels and washing out the village.
When the water had calmed, people flocked to the village, this time attempting to settle the mountain for fishing and logging. Unfortunately five years after rebuilding Menk another flood came and the process repeated two more times until someone – historians assume the current mayor – came up with the idea to dam the river to control the flooding in hopes of preserving the village.
The idea worked and twenty years later Menk stayed free of flooding. The small village grew to a moderate size of around 150 people all working the mines, logging camps, and fisheries.
Brew Master Hargin from the lower valley moved to the village bringing with him his stouts and wines he was known for throughout the west. It was due to his popularity that travellers began visiting Menk, turning it into the popular resting spot along the road to Derm.
“I can’t hear myself think over the rushing river… that might be a good thing.”
Filroot Fiddlebotton (Mispick)
“Food is good. Drinks fantastic. Can’t complain.”
Drog Stalbec (King’s Port)
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