In the Tavern of the Dancing Cow, an old man said "The route south shall surely provide a quicker way for our allies to come and go around Saldaea" as he finished his fifth tankard of Ale.
The innkeeper replied "The workers stayed up night and day in Saldaea, repairing the southern gate and nearly ate me out of house and home. I've never seen anyone eat so many bowls of Icepepper stew as that big one called Jools. It's a real surprise that they completed the work on time, since they had enough on their minds with watching that young dancing girl."
"Well I'm sure the high ups will have paid them bountifully. It will be a small price to pay if it helps reduce the threat from the shadow to the east!" said Old Donwald.
- Southern Saldaean Countryside brought to you by Khnum