By 1372 DR, the hamlet had recently relocated from the south bank of the river to the foothills north of the river after repeated orc raids. The hamlet was overrun on multiple occasions, but the inhabitants retreated to safety into the mountains. Many of the new buildings were built directly into the hillside and were covered with turf to resist burning. Additionally, they had strong doorways to resist battering. In 1372 DR, the defenses were boosted by a troop of the Argent Legion camping in the old ruins.
Most of the inhabitants were trappers and hunters. In addition to the fur trade, they hired themselves out as guides.