This campaign will be taking place in the Great Dale (1485 DR) in general, but for now the first few adventures will take place in and around Uthmere. It’s a small city-state with about 3,500 inhabitants within its walls and another 5,000 in the surrounding countryside. It’s ruled by a monarch named Lord Richard Uthlain with the aid of his council, called lordlain. Your characters are all in Uthmere for their own reasons and most of them are new to this region of Faerun.
Check the wiki for more general background info on Uthmere, the Great Dale, the kinds of people in the region, places and people of note, etc.