Novale is a quaint outpost town nestled in the western valley of Acanthia. It has regular patrols and has its own militia who patrol its streets and borders against raids from the surrounding forest. It has a few cheap inns (the place the party crashes at is called the Windmill) and a main tavern (called the Aether) at its centre.
Novale gets a kind of rush hour around dawn and dusk each day as merchant caravans based in Caldera City come and go. Patrols tend to be thickest around rush hours, so merchants try to avoid resupplying during other times.