Nestled between the mountainside and the river, the community was protected by a palissade wall and other measures of defense, such as cannons. A nearby cave system was being mined for materials, some of which were then stocked at the settlement's warehouse. During the Seven Years' War, 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, safe for a small building near an unfinished mine, which Shay renovated. Otherwise, the area was mostly populated by beavers and black wolves.