Age of Worms
A small hamlet. The evil wizard Stondylus took over and forced all the villagers out. The villagers then built Newkeep. Stondylus ruled from an old fortress inside Oldkeep until a group of adventurers came to stop him. He killed all but one of them, Kyrnyn, who he transformed into an Ettin. The Ettin than killed Stondylus. Kyrnyn than used the abandoned hamlet as his hiding place until the heroes were able to return him to his true form.