In the early and lawless years of human settlement of the Vast, bandits battled openly along the Cross Way near where Blanaer later arose.
Several times in the 1360s DR, bodies were discovered hanging from trees by the roads around Blanaer, having been hung in the night by bandits or thieves.
Blanaer was a stopover village home to hardworking farmers. It was a local agricultural center, with a market for selling sheep and cattle from nearby farms, paddocks to hold stock, and piles of manure for sale. "Stinks like Blanaer" was a common expression in the Vast. It was fairly unexciting.
Despite Blanaer's reputation, it had local treasure tales like many other communities in the Vast. On occasion, chests, buckets, saddlebags and nosebags stuffed with coins were unearthed in Blanaer's pastures, stockyards and even manure piles, and more finds were expected, though they were usually well defended by herds of cattle. Supposedly, these treasures were hastily buried by thieves on the run, from either their victims or their former partners, and by metal merchants from Kurth being pursued by bandits.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (November 1998). The City of Ravens Bluff. (TSR, Inc), p. 145. ISBN 0-7869-1195-6.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Ed Greenwood (November 1998). The City of Ravens Bluff. (TSR, Inc), p. 148. ISBN 0-7869-1195-6.
- ↑ Map included in Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.