Village, population 728 (79% gnome, 9% human, 5% elf, 3% halfling, 2% dwarf, 1% half-elf, 1% half-orc)
GP Limit: 3000 gp.*
Cash on Hand (Total for City): 108,000 gp.**
Imports: Lumber, exotic cloth, exotic spices, luxury goods.
Exports: Gemstones, gold, exotic cloth, exotic spices, luxury goods, musical instruments, alchemical goods, mechanisms, jewelry.
Jordinel "Goldenthumbs" Glimstickel (LN gnome male rog 6/exp 2), Chair of the Hollow Hill Miners' and Gem Traders' Cartel; Derillia "Fiddlesawyer" Gnarledtoes (CG gnome female brd 2), Mayor of Emerald Hollow; Captain Nebbin "Lemon Biter" Hardpick (N gnome male rng 2/ftr 4), commander of the garrison at Fort Diamond.
The Diamond Guard (garrison): 31 members—3 fighters (1 2nd-level, 2 1st-level), 1 rogue (3rd-level), 27 warriors (1 4th-level, 2 2nd-level, 24 1st-level).
The Emerald Muster (militia): 31 members—10 commoners (1st-level), 5 experts (1st-level), 3 fighters (1 2nd-level, 2 1st-level), 3 paladins (1 2nd-level, 2 1st-level), 10 warriors (1st-level).
4 adepts (4 1st-level); 6 aristocrats (1 3rd-level, 2 2nd-level, 3 1st-level); 3 barbarians (1 3rd-level, 2 1st-level); 2 bards (2 1st-level); 3 clerics (1 3rd-level, 2 1st-level); 617 commoners (1 7th-level, 2 4th-level, 4 2nd-level, 610 1st-level); 21 experts (1 6th-level, 2 3rd-level, 3 2nd-level, 15 1st-level); 5 rogues (1 3rd-level, 4 1st-level).
This lively, high-spirited village at the headwaters of the Moorwash River is inhabited primarily by gnomes, who maintain a pass through the mountains to the east through which substantial caravan traffic passes, bearing regional trade items east for export across the desert, and returning with spices, silk, and other exotic goods. The gnomes collect tolls on the pass with the enforcement of their garrison at Fort Diamond. Other industries associated with this settlement include a thriving emerald mine run by the gnomes and the few dwarves who inhabit the village, and rich deposits of gold ore in the streams and creek beds which feed the Moorwash, which have attracted a small but growing stream of human prospectors. A yearly festival revolving around storytelling, comedy, drama, and musical performances also attracts travelers to Emerald Hollow in the late spring and early summer months.
* The village of Emerald Hollow is wealthier by far than a typical village, owing to its innately prosperous emerald and gold mining operations, and to the Hollow Hill Miners' and Gem Traders' Cartel's manipulation of the supply of emeralds. The village's wealth is further enhanced by the tolls it extracts with the aid of the Diamond Guard, the garrison manning (or gnoming) Fort Diamond.
** For similar reasons, the amount of cash on hand in the village is higher than would be the case elsewhere. Most of this surplus "currency" is actually in the form of uncut emerald chips, raw gold nuggets, or small bags of gold dust.