A Gem in the Wild.
Nestled on Kradun River near Serpent’s Maw the is a town, it is fairly large but contains within it a general sampling of the types of individuals whom one would prefer never meet much less associate with. Some citizens of the town are not so bad, they have no desire to kill or rob you, but neither would they piss on anyone to put out a flame. The general air of lack of caring is evident upon entering Laiston, the streets are not maintained nor is any building (most of which are just shacks to be fair) the air hangs thick with the scent of bodily fluids, waste, stale ale and cheap women.
The town accepts no claims to authority and tends to dispatch any sizable force that has ever been sent to cleanse the town of filth from the world. It is said to be protected by the very devious souls who live within and several of the darker races as well. Some even say the Spider Queen herself claims that foul armpit of humanity as a sort of Bastion for her cruel and devious plans. Despite the truth of that those who find themselves as outlaws for any reason tend to gravitate towards this town.