Originally a small band of mercenaries hired as protection by a traveling merchant enroute to a neighboring town, the militia came across the small hamlet of Midcroft. The leader of the band, one Orayto Jacone, saw the potential of the crossroads and decided, much to the dismay of the merchant who hired him, to stay and help the hamlet in a military fashion. After a few goblin attacks were repelled, it didn’t take long for the people of Midcroft to ‘elect’ Orayto regent of the small village. Most of the original members of the mercenary band have long since moved on, not caring for Orayto’s power hungry nature once he became regent. They have been replaced with outsiders from other cities who have come here seeking work.