Oleg's Trading Post
Oleg’s Trading Post is located at the southern edge of Rostland. 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.
Oleg is a middle-aged man with a no-nonsense attitude and fierce pride. Were it not for the fact that he feared for his wife’s fate, he would have doubtless sacrificed his life defending his trading post from the bandits when they first paid a visit.
Oleg and Svetlana spent many months rebuilding the old fort that houses the trading post. Their customers are few and far between, consisting mostly of trappers and hunters. The trading post is surrounded by a wooden palisade that stands 10 feet high. 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 30-foot-wide wooden gate.
This open area is where trade takes place. The two tables near the fire pit are used to display wares and serve food to visitors, while bulky trade goods are offloaded into the storage pen.
Oleg rents out the beds in this guesthouse to anyone who wishes to stay the night at a rate of 5 sp a bed per night. A rustic breakfast and filling dinner is included in that price.
Oleg keeps his jittery horse Claptrap here. He rents out the other stalls to visitors’ steeds at a rate of 2 sp per stall per night—that price includes a day’s worth of water and feed and a complimentary rub down for the horse.
This fenced area has a wooden roof to keep off most of the rain and snow—trade goods like furs and other goods are stored here until enough build up to warrant a trip to the city to sell them off.
In the back of the trading post there are three 3-foot-deep composting pits and middens.
This squat but solid wooden building is Oleg and Svetlana’s home and the storeroom for the trading post. A pair of double doors leading out into the market yard. Inside the hosue is complete with a comfortable room housing a few chairs and a table, primarily used as a dining room. Another room in the propriators house is where Oleg keeps his ledgers and meets with important visitors. Both the stockroom and storeroom with the trading post’s stock is also kept in the Leveton’s home and contain various goods, armor, weapons, barrels, and other common provisions. He home also contains sleeping quarters for Oleg and Svetlana.