New member here. I'm planning to start a Harn campaign (using Pathfinder), for the first time in about two decades or so. Since I'm interested in Trobridge Inn (surprise, surprise), I've been examining the old Harn regional map this evening . . .
(Yes, I've noticed the new interactive PDF version and I'd really love to have it. But - alas - all my "extra" money for next two months has just gone to buying the Pathfinder Corebook and Bestiary.)
My question is:
Has anyone ever thought of short-cutting part of the Salt Route by going through Firis? One could row/sail along the shore of Lake Benath to the furthest east-southeast corner, haul overland to the Farin, then go up the Farin to Trobridge Inn (or down the Farin and along the coast to Tuleme, if/when a port is established there)?
This would seem to make sense, from a strictly logistical standpoint: a couple of days on the lake, followed by another couple of days through hilly terrain. Of course, ideally you'd need three forts: one at the halfway point of the new trail and one at either end. But - being only a day apart - these could support each other to a certain extent. And caravans would spend much less time potentially under the arrows of the Tulwyn.
Of course, that doesn't mean it would ever actually get done. Vested interests in Moleryn would be against it, as instead of the jumping off point for all trade headed east, the town would be reduced to a minor waypoint. Plus the folks at Telen/Ramala Province (with their rumored road from Telen to Taztos in mind) would also be mite touchy.