Nestled between the mountainside and the river, the community was protected by a palisade wall and other measures of defense, such as cannons. A nearby cave system was being mined for materials during the French and Indian War, some of which were then stocked at the settlement's warehouse.
During that conflict, the Templar Shay Cormac visited the area and robbed said warehouse of its supplies. He also explored the northern region of Or-du-Nord, which was largely untouched by civilization, save for a small building near an unfinished mine, which Shay renovated. Otherwise, the area was mostly populated by beavers and black wolves.
- Or-du-Nord is French for "gold of the north".