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Pathfinder: Frontiers
The Big Picture

Founded by an ex-pirate, Marston sits astride an overland trade route that threatens the Nine Duchies of Corth, whose financial hegemony depends on sea-going trade between the Empire of Aern of the east and the Reline City States of the south. The military might of the Duchies is their navy, though, and for now, Marston is too distant a problem.

The City States, particularly Callix, at the southern end of the Marston trade route, are eager to exploit this money saving new endeavor, especially if they can somehow gain control of it. The City States are scattered among the Reline Archipelago, though, and putting together an army to assume control of Marston is too expensive.

The Church of the One preaches a monotheistic view of the universe and has little tolerance for the Old Religion or the worshipers of The Pantheon. They constantly strive to stamp out the Old Religion among the peasants of the Nine Duchies. Seeing the town of Marston become a melting pot where all three beliefs are tolerated is too close to heresy to be allowed.

Current Events in Marston

The leaders of Marston may have some ideas about all that's going on and may eventually threaten their community, but those things are very distant from the every day threats a frontier town has to face.

The barges and caravans that are the lifeblood of the town bring goods and customers once a month. The guards from this month's run might decide to become next year's bandits or river pirates. Kerens unhappy with the effect that the settlement is having on the land have been known to attack with little provocation or warning.

Beasts have been driven to attack outlying farms and homesteads by the unusually harsh winter storms.

The Mythic Mithril Mine has run into trouble in the mines, having disturbed... something under the earth.

To the west, ruins have been discovered in the forest and the fey have begun showing their displeasure.

These are the troubles facing Marston this winter. With spring only a month away, Marcus's Saddle is still too clogged with snow to be passable.

Yet, the leaders of Marston are loathe to advertise their troubles outside of town for fear that the bigger picture might decide to come crashing in on them. So, they have sought local help, hiring the best they can find to deal with the situations at hand.