In the northeastern reaches of the Tandak Plains, near the misty foothills of the World’s Edge Mountains and the endless Whistling Plain beyond lies the city of Yanmass.
Nearly 7,000 souls live and work in this city and life here is centered around the many caravans traveling the overland trade routes going to and from Casmaron. While there is a nearly constant flow of trade, come late summer the wagon camps outside the city can be counted by the thousands. During the rich migration of the summer solstice season, a cornucopia-like abundance of goods flood the markets and the auction houses are packed with visiting merchants, many from Oppara.
Heralil Lantelini-Faldroon is an aging Taldan noblewoman of a House that originates in Maheto and currently rules as Marchioness over Yanmass. Among her many advisors, few exert influence equal to that of the Minister of Trade the portly and cheerful Garundi, Master Metot Dajitut. A battle proven veteran, Knight-Captain Aglir Thirmon leads the Taldan Horse Legions stationed here and is charged with maintaining a dominating Taldan presence along her border, thwarting Kelesh encroachment and driving off a sect of violent marauders known as the Hakurmahi. Old-Man Jakuni scrambles about filling cups as rumors are traded in his busy tavern The Golden Goat. Constable Denros Redhelm lies awake in his quarters, troubled by a pattern he is seeing in the field reports coming from the surrounding countryside.
The current date is the 12th of Rova 4698 AR, an Oathday.