Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Play By Post Game - Page 5 Ignoble says...
As you talk to the farmers you get the following information.
There as soo few because many are holed up in town due to the number of orc raids. These few are the ones who do not have a relative that can take us in and still manage to feed ourselves. When faced with begging, starving or dealing with orcs we take out chances. The number of orcs that raid vary. I am not counter but I would put their numbers around 6 to 16 orcs. Seems it is never the same number when they raid. All we can do is hope to get some crops in and taken to market to survive another day. The last raid was a couple days ago. Old farmer Theodore tried to stop some from taking the last of his chickens. They killed him and stuck his head on a pole outside his home before burning it down. I think that was a warning to us all.
The farms are a good half day to the north. Just follow the road.