Population: 865, human (79%), elf (15%), half-elf (6%)
GP limit: 200 gp, 460 gp ready cash
At a glance: Cosolen is highly overcrowded, many of the people are ragged and poor. Gate guards ask strangers how long they intend to stay and search their belongings to see if they are bringing everything they own. A year ago a tidal wave struck the eastern coast and destroyed may of the villages there. The survivors all came to Cosolen to live.
Government: While the community has a mayor and town council, the real power lies in the hands of the guild leaders. AL: LE
Economy: Refugees, who brought skills but little food, burden the economy. Winter was harsh, and Cosolens resented the intrusion. A bountiful harvest has helped ease the resentment and given the immigrants work. Normally the city imports what it needs from cities via the pass, and trades food and textiles to tribes in the east for iron and copper.
Military: The Captain of the Guard is the village’s highest level warrior, who leads the village’s 8 full time guards. In addition the village boasts 43 members of the local militia.