Ernest Padraig, the Lord of Winterhaven, is descended from the noble family that ruled the area under edict of the old empire. Folks around Winterhaven were happy with Lord Padraig’s father’s authority, and they have found answering to the rules of the new lord no more arduous. On the other hand, Padraig doesn’t have absolute power. For instance, he was unable to raise a force from among the villagers to deal with the kobold problem1 on the road or the dead when they attacked from the graveyard2 .
From time to time he visit’s Wrafton’s Inn to meet the newcomer’s in town. All the townsfolk doff their hats and call him Lord.