The Orc Quarter of Eastfair
Part of the reason for the overcrowding in the rest of Old City is this district, which is in the process of being walled off from the rest of the town. The 3,000 troops of the Euroz Angry Army have had barracks hastily constructed here. At the present, the town guard tries only to patrol the outskirts of this zone, but the orcs have taken to kidnapping ordinary people in Old City and taking them back to their barracks for supper (as it were) or just to torture and kill them out of boredom. The orcs also act as jailers in the city prison directly opposite Spider’s Gate, which allows them some opportunity for indulging their sadism and brutishness.
The orc warlord, Snaggrip Grekk, swaggers about Eastfair as if he owned the place, and there are many humans in Eastfair who would like to have the general population rise up and slaughter him and his men – no matter how many casualties might be suffered. The situation is very tense, and Grenell knows that while the orc leaders want to be in Eastfair to have a very definite presence in Grenell’s capital city, their soldiers grow rebellious and irritable, needing the fresh stimulus of battle. Grenell’s problem is deciding where to send them, and constructing a good cover story for it.