Picking up a free horse we found just outside the capital, we traveled into the western lands. Lucky for us, because paying 500C and 20C was not on our to do list. We are finding it increasing difficult to traverse the abandoned city, and petition for the central council to help build a road alongside the mountain that separates Berclavia and the abandoned city. That way, travel between cities can flow smoothly. We passed by the trading post, but were afraid of the bears that protected it. We didn’t anything from there just yet, so we went on our way. We recall that during our last visit, one of our men was eaten alive by one of those bears in the trading post, which was why we didn’t make any purchases during our last visit. We passed through the trading post with caution. Travelling the great plains, we encountered a very cold surprise, much of which was from not having proper fur clothing. We’ll have to remember to be prepared next time, because it could very quickly become dangerous. We passed through Stanimosity, and saw their land was looking pretty good and developed. We especially like how the new buildings and roads are looking. Once we got to our land, which took a day even by horse, we placed the horse inside our makeshift stable and rested on our land. We were glad to be back, and saw that the land was just the way we left it last time. As the sun set in, all of the people gathered by the campfire to again welcome the leader of the land. Everybody ate fish, meat, and some even got away with bringing in bread. The first thing we did the next day was we started putting our stone masons to work. We need stone, because as we said, we are starting a company named Williamsburg Stones. Luckily, the crew didn’t encounter any magma pits like last time while mining. During our last visit, one of the men fell into the magma pits, and was killed on the spot, sadly. Gathering plenty of basalt, we used the stone to build a trail between our land and western part of Stanimosity where the spruce guild lies. It took us nearly a week to build it, and if it hadn’t been for the cold and cruel animals, the trail would’ve been completed just a few days prior. Afterwards, we gathered plenty of coal to later sell. Gathering coal is one of the most effective methods of making cash we’ve seen. We headed back to the central town, which took a day, traded the coal for cash(80%), and headed on our way. We traded exactly 125 coal for 2,500 credits, counting the price and the 20% setback. We stopped at the trading post to pick up a supply of wood, 200 oak to be exact. Luckily this time there was no bears, so we stayed the night at the trading post that day. The next morning, we arrived back to our land, which we now see is only a few mountains away from Stanimosity’s western end. It was now much easier to get to our land because of the trail we built. Afterwards, we used the wood to start constructing some of our buildings. Construction was fairly easy, but dealing with the wild animals that kept trespassing wasn’t. The buildings we completely finished were the warehouse, and the first three residences, all furnished. We would like to know where we can pick up the people, central council. We started work on our forge, but didn’t have the furniture for it yet. The next time we visit, we plan to buy some furniture from the lodge now that we have some cash at hand. Our town hall exterior is also complete, but the interior needs work. We plan to make the booths for services on the first floor, and the court room on the second floor. Overall, we are starting to see a small town form in the land that was once wilderness along a large lake. We remember the day we first arrived at this land, how beautiful the landscape was and is now. Lastly, we finished our border, which is made of wooden markers placed along the mountains to the south, and the cold barren plains to the west. We hope that we did our border correctly, because if not it will just mean more work for us. By the way, we have yet seen what lies beyond those cold and barren plains, but one day we will find out.