So far, so good. Building a nation from scratch is not without its challenges, but the colonists are tough, hard-working people and the adventurers’ leadership appears to serve them well. After half a year, several homes have been built, along with a blacksmith to provide much needed tools, horseshoes, nails and other implements, and an inn where the people can relax after a long day of nation-building. The brewery easily supplies enough to sate the population’s thirst, with plenty left over.
The beer and ale is, so far, the main export of Tygland. Dried fish, wild game, furs and surplus grain are also sought by travelling merchants, and by all reports Oleg’s Trading post – now under new management but still bearing the old name – is seeing more business than ever, and even employs a dozen workers or so. Even after the adventurers vanquished so many threats in the Greenbelt the area still remains dangerous, and in the absence of a formal city guard or army, a rotating militia has been formed. The militia mostly defends the town itself, but small patrols, led by Katell, scour the countryside and protect the farmland and the hunters from a variety of threats.
It appears the people are mostly pleased with the leadership so far. The town is expanding quickly, and while many groan about taxes, the complaints are limited to just that – complaining. Many do, however, wonder where the powers-that-be were when two local families – the Lushers and the Inghams – came to a violent feud. It appears that a Byrne Lusher, a young lad, had an affair with an unmarried Ingham lass and left her pregnant. The resulting argument quickly escalated, leaving several wounded and even a couple dead on each side. While it appears the situation has been since resolved, it was done so thanks to the arbitration by a respected townsman, and many say that if the town had a proper guard, the argument would never have turned so bloody.
Royal Assassin Variel
Treasurer Oleg Leveton
Councillor Svetlana Leveton
Warden Kesten Garess
High Priest Jhod Kavken