The Razor's Edge
Ironwood is a dense wood of incredibly hardwood trees. These trees are highly sought after for ship building, weapons, etc. The Barbarians and nomads that have settled in Jarl, Orpost, and Woodstock are very protective of the forest and will not tolerate it being forested too much.
While Brayden doesn’t prefer to travel so far down the road to Jarl or Orpost, he’s been there. The townsfolk are a bit rough around the edges. While they are not sophisticated, they are just the kind of people to accept him for exactly who he is, despite his small stature and notorious sticky fingers.
When he does get that far, he spends most of his time at the Red Saddle one of the better establishments to blend into a dark corner and watch the people come in and out. Several very wealthy businessmen loved to frequent the area, searching for a local logger with the knowledge of how to cut down, mill and shape the iron wood, as regular saws and approaches won’t even scratch the surface of the bark.