Lord Dag Svensen controls the town, politically and economically. His family owns 3 of the 9 mines in town. There is a town council composed of the 7 mining families.
Mining is the major inustry. Goods come up from the far south on rafts. The general feel of the town is good. Most people are happy and many are well off. It’s a very isolated community and most of the hard work happens in the summer. Winter is a time for leisure and celebration.
The peace is rarely broken but occasionally a raiding party of orcs attempts attacks on the mines. Tax money goes towards a city guard.
There is a farmers cooperative which holds a significant amount of power in the city, via crop pricing and distribution.