Source: The Fall of Plaguestone, pg(s). 51
Etran's Folly lies on a road between the Five Kings Range and the Aspodell Mountains that connects Elidir and Almas. As this route is only used by merchants who seek to avoid Cheliax, the town has never been anything more than a stopover point for them. Aside from the Feedmill and the ruins on Etran's Hill, the buildings in town are of wattle-and-daub construction, with thick thatch roofs.
Just after the Goblinblood Wars, Etran's Folly was struck by an epidemic. Nearly half of the population died, and the town gained the moniker 'Plaguestone', after a stone that the healthy used to safely give food to the sick and dying. The alchemist Silwyth Eldara did her best to attempt to find a cure, but the townsfolk only blamed her for not coming to their aid, and let her starve to death when she was infected herself. With her last words, she cursed survivors to misery, leaving her daughter Vilree alone. The town has never fully recovered since then.
Many residents live outside Etran's Folly proper, in nearby farms or small houses on the outskirts. The buildings on the north side are mostly empty and crumbling, as it was the area hit hardest by the plague; only squatters with no official deeds and desperate people live there. Despite hardships, the people of Etran's Folly are generally friendly to visitors.