This is a garrison settlement, reached via the Hardby-Narwell track road. It is also home to 140 villagers, many of whom rent their properties from the landowner Sir Kuiper Stranlich, a member of Greyhawk’s Merchants and Traders Union. Unlike Five Oaks, the people here suffer under their grasping, flint-hearted landlord who extracts every last copper he can from them. He points to the militia and says, “Our boys must be supported. The Free City needs funds to keep us all safe,” and uses this as an excuse for his hefty rents. He also controls the exportation of all surplus produce.
Although it isn’t common knowledge, there are some distinctly unsavory folk in this town. There have been a few new faces around since the Wild Coast cities allied with Greyhawk, and most of them are rather unpleasant. At least one merchant caravan headed here (not one of Sir Kuiper’s) has disappeared, all its goods lost. One of Tricaster’s better people, a young ranger, swears that he saw some of the cloth due to reach Tricaster for sale in Narwell but a few days later . . .