PineRidge is a lumber camp, not really a town, but it’s been there so long, people have started to treat it like a town. It’s owned by a private family of lumberjacks, who all have big beards, and interbreed religiously. They come from somewhere else. Ashten welcomed them in to help harvest their rich forest, which they’re doing at a speed they wished was much faster.
Currently, the logging has come to an all stop, since the river isn’t cooperating anymore. I’d go on, but that’s revealing too much as it is.
The PineRidgians, whatever their actual ethnic name is, all have big beards, and are incredibly tall.
Here’s my awesome map of it.