The Ramis Isles: Full Circle
In the 20 years since the settlement of halflings was founded by Bently Reavers, the quicksilver mine here has seen remarkably few barbarian incidents, due partly to the well trained halfling scouts that patrol the area. The 13th year, unsurprisingly some would say, was a rather bad year though. In addition to a few barbarians that slipped through the defenses, a rust monster was found in the mine devouring weeks worth of quicksilver stock and injuring several workers. Fortunately, Topio, an old friend of Bently’s and a skilled outrider was able to wrangle the rust monster. Incredibly he kept the creature as a pet, whom the rest of the town lovingly call Fuzzy.
The settlement has a population of 27. About half of the people there dedicate their time to mining quicksilver, while the other half contribute to the operation through scouting, running the town, or providing for the miners.