The Abolethic Sovereignty
Elrik is one of the wealthiest men in the area, having moved to Turtleback Ferry when he was still young he had written proof of ownership of large parcels of land in the area. Apparently the land was owned by ancestors of his before the star fall and somehow those records survived. Having moved to the area with his wife and two children he quickly began to rent out sections of land to various farmers. He also began logging operations near The Sanos Forest and began opening mines in the various mountain ranges. Now most of everything in the small town is owned by him and he never lets people for it. The farmers pay their rent in food stuffs which Elrik often sends down river to the larger markets on his boats. The farmers or others can rent additional space on the boats to send their own goods if they chose. He is a miserly man who shows little care or compassion for those who fail to pay what they owe.