Wail of a Thousand Voices
Oleg's Trading Post
Oleg’s Trading Post is located at the southern edge of Rostland (and thus Brevoy). To the south, the green line of the Narlmarches looms only a few miles away. Owned and operated by a stern and somewhat unimaginative man named Oleg Leveton and his wife Svetlana, the trading post’s remote location and inconvenient distance from a major river has prevented it from realizing significant financial success. This is fine with Oleg, who in truth decided to move to such a remote location to get away from the constant machinations and political maneuverings that dominated urban life in Restov. All Oleg ever really wanted with his trading post was a place for him and his wife to live far enough from the sins of civilization without living so far that he couldn’t enjoy all of its benefits. Accepting a charter from Restov to rebuild an abandoned border fort into a trading post seemed like the perfect solution.
Oleg and Svetlana have spent the past few months rebuilding the old fort. Their customers are few and far between, consisting mostly of trappers, hunters, and an eccentric local hermit named Bokken, but the trade in furs, jerky, and the occasional magic potion from Bokken are enough to keep them in business. At least, until word of the trading post caught the attention of the bandits who infest The Greenbelt to the south.
Oleg’s trading post is surrounded by a wooden palisade that stands 10 feet high (DC15). At each corner of the palisade are 20-footsquare watchtowers, each armed with a run-down catapult left over from the site’s original use as a border fort. These catapults are in no condition to be fired, and repairing them would take many weeks of work. There’s one entrance through the palisade—a 25-foot-wide wooden gate.
Oleg and Svetlana expect visitors to the trading post—they recently received a message delivered by a travelling hunter returning to the wild from a visit to Restov that the Levetons’ request for more defences against the bandits is just about approved, but it will still be a few days before a patrol can be sent. The message went on to inform the Levetons that a group of adventurers was on its way. Although these adventurers were chartered to explore The Greenbelt, this letter indicates that they could well be of use in defending the post against the bandits.