Shadyelms is a small lumber-harvesting village on the northeast edge of the Verduran Forest, within the semi-autonomous prefecture led by Wispil. While most of the lumber of Taldor has been harvested in centuries past, and most of its current demand is met by the gnomes of Wispil, Shadyelms is one of the few villages still surviving on the harvest lumber from the edge of the forest. The Wildwood Lodge circle of druids checks in on the town every few years to ensure that Shadyelms has kept up it’s required lumber replanting to keep the forest healthy. Most of the exports of Shadyelms are food shipments to Wispil and other cities downriver.
There are maybe 500 citizens of Shadyelms, with about half again as many farmers in outlying farms. The town is lead by Subminister Vernal Shurb, a minor perfunctory in the Taldan Senate. Ser Boppin Glick is the current royal head of Wispil, and the representative of the only non-human noble family in Taldan circles. While other unbearded non-humans have been raised to royal status, only the Glicks have managed to capitalize on the position, and use it to create a lasting family dynasty of actual power.