Trouble in the MooT
Grenzstadt is a fortress town that guards the western end of Black Fire Pass. As it is the first settlement an army invading the Empire from the south would likely have to conquer or bypass, a great deal of money and effort has been invested in its defenses. Great ramparts of stone encircle the town and soldiers in the black and yellow uniform of the state of Averland patrol the walls and peer from tower windows. Dozens of black iron cannons are also deployed
along the walls.
At the gate of the town is a toll booth manned by five spearmen of the Averland army. The gate is decorated with parchments and seals proclaiming tales of the sacrifices the men of Grenzstadt have made and reminding the reader of the costs of maintaining this important bulwark. A notice is also pinned in a prominent location.
Entry to the town costs a shilling and a penny per leg.