The Defense of Silver Hollow
Silver Hollow's Army
Silver Hollow has no true unified army. Each merchant family keeps a small professional guard and a militia raised from their holdings. The Lord Sheriff is elected from the merchant families; this title is in charge of coordinating the disparate forces against common threats. Anything from unruly caravaners to mountain goblin raids are repulsed fairly easily. However, the position is otherwise very political – the merchant families only cooperate with the Sheriff as far as they see an advantage to doing so, and trouble that concerns only a family that is out of favor with the Sheriff is likely to get no response at all.