Demographics: 90% human, 5% dwarf, 5% other
Religion: Mielikki, Waukeen, Moradin
Leader: Mayor Josselin Dupont
Exports and Products: Iron Ore, Copper Ore, occasionally Gold Ore
Important Places: Glad Duchess tavern – Morgan Pelletier, General Goods – Hughes Guerin, Irondog Mine – Doran Tremblay, Fool’s Caravans – Julianne Lachance
History: Founded in 921 by Alex Poirier as the town of Prospect at the sight of rich gold veins. The town quickly boomed, but the veins ended up being far poorer then anticipated and Poirier was ruined. Iron and copper veins were discovered later and mining them has helped keep the renamed town afloat. The occasional bit of gold is also mined, keeping the original dream of the town alive. Fool’s Rush has always maintained close ties with Bastia and though it remained neutral, many of its citizens sided with the Seven and much of the copper and iron from the mine went to the war. Many of the survivors of the Seven’s army at Bastia have fled through Fool’s Rush, temporarily boosting the population.
Description: A poor town, Fool’s Rush has only a few small walls and the town militia to keep it safe. It has a rambling lay out, a testament to its boom and bust cycle of growth. The main town is relatively small, a cluster of shops and wealthier inhabitants, with most of the population living in the mine’s barracks or in homesteads outside town.