Stachys is a quiet little village on the edge of vanishing altogether. Locals haven’t had any official leadership or infrastructure since the Lady Betony passed 10 years ago. Their official tribune, Roren Piscum, passed away 5 years later, and ever since Onora Piscum has shouldered most of the burden of protecting her neighbors and keeping people organized while still running her small tavern.
Stachys begins with an attitude of unfriendly toward the characters; having been effectively abandoned by the nobles of the county for years, they aren’t eager to be told what to do or offer up yet more taxes they can’t afford. The characters will have to adjust the community’s attitude through Diplomacy checks; instead they need to apply hard work, good deeds, and local improvements to win the locals’ trust and support.