Pathfinder - Legacy of Fire
Northeast of Solku, near the Brazen Peaks, a wooden stockade stands as a symbol against gnoll aggression. The proud red flag that flaps above the fort displays a bleached white jawbone divided by a silver sword. The men and women of Fort Longjaw dedicate themselves to driving back gnoll raiding parties and destroying gnoll settlements wherever they lurk. Led by Giana Secondstride (CG female human ranger 8), the residents of Fort Longjaw perfect their gnoll-fighting abilities every day by scouting the area for miles in every direction, hunting for slaver tracks, setting up false “lost caravans” to act as decoys, and interrogating travelers about any signs of gnoll activity.
Travelers who come upon Fort Longjaw are met with guarded hospitality. Giana Secondstride allows travelers to spend a night in the fort, but asks for donations to offset the cost of maintaining the stockade. She waives this fee for those in obvious distress, particularly any who have fallen afoul of a gnoll ambush. Giana subjects travelers who report such attacks to extended interrogations — she demands specific details on where the attack occurred, how many gnolls there were, what the gnolls wore and what weapons they used, and anything else that might be of use in hunting the attackers down. If Giana suspects a visitor is lying to gain her hospitality, she furiously strips them of their weapons and provisions and sends them out into the desert alone.
Although the locals, especially those in Solku, respect and admire the fighters of Fort Longjaw, they tend to avoid the stockade. Giana reputedly has a short temper, a thirst for blood, and a passionate hatred of the creatures she hunts. Her intense personality can come off as frightening to strangers, and tales of her outbursts keep casual visitors from approaching the stockade.