.:| Quote |:.
"Duty is doing what must be done, regardless of what others may think."
-- Kierath Ranamor
.:| Vornae Proverbs |:.
"I no naka no kawazu taikai o shirazu."
A frog in a well does not know the great sea.
"Ame futte chi katamaru"
After the rain, earth hardens
.:| Libraries |:.
Report on the "Barony" known as The Haven
Overall, the people there seemed to be very well off. In all but the outskirts, the economy appeared to be thriving and people had plenty of coin in their pockets. Opinions of Evendarr seemed to be mixed, though, ranging anywhere from apathy to curiosity, with the occasional bitter or enthusiastic person thrown in for good measure.
I visited quite a number of taverns, and for the most part the story was the same in all of them. General consensus seemed to be that the Baroness was looking out for the best interests of the people, as opposed to the gypsies whom most felt would abuse any position of power they held there. Many remarked on the patience of the Baroness to deal with them on a regular basis. While visiting these taverns, there was something that struck me as a bit odd and out of place, though. In nearly every one of them I visited there was a silver shield hanging above the bar with a placard that read "Rememberance of the founders" on it.
The military/militia there seems to be well coordinated and trained, mostly made up of what appeared to be mercenaries. They all wore tabards of burgundy and dark yellow and kept their faces covered. Through my entire time there I always saw them traveling in groups of two, and my observations of them in action against a troll incursion revealed that these pairs are made up of a caster and warrior tandem who are extremely familiar and experienced in team fighting tactics.
My attempts at trade negotiations using the writ provided me with were fruitless, as the writ was viewed by most as "quaint" and not official as it lacked the stamp of the Baroness. It seems that as a whole the residents of the area are reluctant to enter into trade arrangements without her explicit approval.