Less than a day's travel southeast of Neverwinter is Helm's Hold, a fortified monastery dedicated to the God of Guardians. It was founded around the middle 1340s DR (Dale reckoning) by Dumal Erard, a retired member of the Company of Crazed Venturers of Waterdeep. It has grown to a watchful community of over 700 faithful. The people here grow their own crops, herd their own cattle, dig deep wells for their water, and patrol the area with vigilance. They will give shelter to any travelers beset or weakened by brigands or monsters.