The Company Store
The Town is. The Company established the town years ago in order to help society rebuild by locating lost knowledge and artifacts. Their scouts and seers led The Founders deep into The Waste where a miraculous Fountain was unearthed just beneath the surface. This Fountain poured forth clean, pure water; fit for all to drink, not just the livestock. Around this Fountain The Town was built, fields are irrigated, and people are free to drink. There is abundant wealth to be found here in The Waste, or rather beneath.
Over the years the town has grown to be quite large with a rich and lush tapestry of races and cultures weaving throughout, thanks in large part to The Guild. Whether you are born here, or have chosen to relocate here, your work for The Company does not go unrewarded. All citizens of The Town work for the greater good of The Town, and those that work especially hard are bestowed gifts and recognition like a personal visit to The Mayor’s manor, a promotion, or even a portion of water right from The Fountain.
The Town is quite large now, with all manner of places to visit, if you have the right papers. There are restaurants, dance halls, gambling parlors, sundries shops, and even more. Are you a delver? There is a whole part of The Town dedicated to your very important work, though I heard The Guild also has its own area for you; but I doubt they can take care of you like The Company can.