The village of Talowdale is a small farming village in the South Western most Provence of Verland. The farming efforts of the village are directed to livestock rearing since the villagers have found that is the most efficient means for paying their taxes. A massive dairy barn on the North side of town is the most notable building in the village. The Southwest Provence is ruled by Duke Staggreig. The Kings Highway runs through Talowdale and there is a checkpoint a mile to the North of town.
Recently an earthquake, volcanic eruption, and rapid thaw in the mountains to the north resulted in a massive flood. The flood wiped out the fields and woodland to the south of Talowdale bud did very little damage to the village. This flood changed the flow of the Rennar River so that it now flows parallel to the Kings Highway as they both pass through Talowdale. The change in the flow of the river has washed out the Highway to the West of Talowdale. These events have made Talowdale a navigational focal point of the Provence. The village will soon be overwhelmed with travelers since now anyone traveling East must go through Talowdale.
The village gets its name from the candles of animal fat that everyone burns for night-time light. Every building in the village smells like last nights dinner involved a grease fire.