It Started With a Kidnapped Pig...
Amphail lies on the Long Road, about three days ride north of Waterdeep. The town is named after Amphail the Just, one of Waterdeep’s early warlords, who is said to haunt the surrounding hills in spirit form, frightening away monsters. Horses are bred and trained here, rich Waterdhavians maintain secluded estates in the hills, and farmland is plentiful. Stands of dark duskwood and spruce trees are everywhere.
In one corner of the town square stands the Great Shalarn, a black stone statue of a famous war stallion bred in Amphail long ago. Within spitting distance of the statue is the Stag-Horned Flagon, a cozy tavern.
Just north of Amphail is Rundreth Manor, a ruin that has an evil reputation and is allegedly home to a mysterious and terrifying figure known as “the dark lady”. Lately bodies have been seen near the ruin.