A small town on the eastern edge of the High forest. More of a trade depot interfacing the eastern coastal towns to the cities in the west than an actual community. Recently there was a change in leadership as the former Mayor was murdered by brigands from the forest road. The new Mayor was chosen quickly after apprehending the criminals responsible for the murder. Since his escalation he has begun to raise taxes for the few people actually living in town full time and forcing traders to purchase permits to pass through town. No one is sure where the money is all going but the central keep becomes more closely defended each day.
Recently the new mayor was found dead in his keep after a fire broke out in the town proper. Evidence point to a staged fire and an assassination. Conflicting reports claim that the murder was in response to his recent tax policies, a fallout with some criminal ties from the previous mayor, or an act of vengeance from two known criminals who recently escaped from prison.