Soldiers stationed here were often bored, which many traders took advantage of by bringing goods and services for them to spend their money on. Captain Ramad bin Yusif al-Kahn kept men on watch constantly along the southern border of a barren weed field called a qara'a. During peacetime, these soldiers had nothing to do except stare out into the vast emptiness of the desert and wait for any movement from the soldiers of House Ashurim, which was located on the other side of the qara'a. This waiting game had lasted up to 200 years by 1367 DR.[note 1]
- ↑ Canon material does not provide dating for the Al-Qadim campaign setting. For the purposes of this wiki only, the current date for Al-Qadim products is assumed to be 1367 DR.