The Town of Wessex
Wessex is a tiny little town at the very edge of The Empire. There is absolutely nothing to do around here except watch the grass grow. The most exciting events are bad weather and the occasional news of goblins causing havoc on some farmer who dared to homestead too close to the Flowering Hills.
This is a good (if hard-working) life for a couple hundred citizens of the Empire. Farming is the main occupation. A few fishermen pull a decent haul out of the nearby lake. A paltry, but lode-bearing mine employs a couple dozen workers. The town itself is a cluster of support services and the families that staff them. A single tavern—literally just called "The Tavern"—sits in the middle of all of this.