Lorig's Trade has benefited from its location as the last major city before crossing the Needle to reach Gallendale. Lorig's Trade was founded by the merchant Lorig Schofield, who was first to stabilize himself in the region.
Realizing the advantage of this location, Lorig used his coin and political connections to build a prosperous trading city that still flourishes as the last stop before Gallendale till this day. Now it is well known that if goods are needed from Gallendale or vice versa, the best place to find what you need in Three Warden is Lorig's Trade.
Residing in the north, the lords of Lorig's trade were adamant about keeping their independence after the conclusion to the Sovereignty Wars. As such it falls out of the rule of the Warden's is instead governed by an appointed mayor. This position has power in the title, but that is about it as the true power in the north resides with The Hounds of Dormont Cliff.