The Hitching Post
The Post is an unexciting but very useful place. Many a passing merchant has found its stock of spare wagon wheels, tarps, and lashing cords to be a boon from the gods! This large, well-stocked general store sells oil, spices, rope, clothing from Sembia, parchment and a variety of inks, and fine metalwork from the Moonsea. In other words, it sells all the things that the verdant farms and thick copses of Battledale cannot produce. The sleek proprietor, Rhannon, overcharges shamelessly. If customers cavil at her prices, she shrugs and tells them they can no doubt find what they need more cheaply just down the road in Sembia. Every town seems to have one citizen who knows all, sees everything, and wields a lot of local power behind the scenes and in Essembra, Rhannon seems to be the one. Adventurers are warned that this wily, stout little lady is not as old as she looks, has an exciting past adventuring career of her own, and is quite able to defend herself.