Barnstable is the family seat of the Otis family. They trade extensively with Nantockote and Martin's Vineyard, and smuggling
Fair Haven is the port of choice for smugglers -- far from 'Salem's smothering hand.
Fort Granville guards the border with Nieue Haven in the middle of the Blaxton River valley.
Fort Lennox guards the high pass of the Great Road as it traverses the Berkshire and Taconic mountain ranges.
Leicester is the last speck of civilization before the Great Road plunges into the Desolation.
Middlefield is a thriving market town that benefits from being located where the Great Road crosses the Blaxton River.
New Jerusalem -- or 'Salem, as it is commonly called -- is the spiritual, social and economic center of the Commonwealth.