Sitting at the confluence of the Highwater and Silverrun rivers, Colm is the cultural, trade and governmental center of the Dale Lands. Most traveler’s first view of Colm is the Windstone Tower jutting 6 spans above the roofline and granite walls. This narrow tower rises to a height of about 100 feet and measures some 40 feet on a side, growing slightly thinner toward the top. The stone is a mottled gray and brown granite, with no features.
Most of Colm’s buildings are stone and timber construction, rising two or three stories high. Roofs are slate or clay tile, for the most part, and they are predominantly a greenish brown. A few buildings rise as high as four stories, but none are higher than five. The wall around the city is 40’ tall and 10’ thick. It’s gates open at three points, the north gate leading to the road to Evermoor, Highgate and beyond. The east gate leads to a wide stone bridge over the Highwater river, while the road out of the west gate leads to Harper’s Ford.
Much of the Daleland’s trade goods and exports come through Colm, but has very little of it’s own industry. The main product of the city is honey. Colm is renowned for it’s apiaries, honeyed sweets and it’s potent mead. Indeed, her coat of arms features three bees around a blue chevron, on a green field.
Notable Locations: The Three Mead Tavern, near the west gate; Honeyed Sweets, a bakery and confectionary near the center of town; The Soot and Smithy, a prominent blacksmith’s and forge; Urah Quell Brewers, specializing in the local mead and wheat beers as well; Large temples to Erastil, Cayden Cailien and Gozreh; the Duke’s Keep, a smallish granite castle in the southeast of town; Dryad’s Rest Inn, a comfortable and moderately priced inn with an ancient oak growing in it’s central courtyard; The Market Square, the Westgate Market, the Rivergate Market, the Northgate Market, and the The Duke’s Market, Colm’s main outdoor shopping areas;