You may be a local, or maybe you came to the city looking for work…
Korub is a city of over 10,000 or so people, mostly human, but relatively diverse overall. There is some decent farmland south of the city and the fishing is pretty good, but much of its relative wealth comes form the copper and iron mines in the forested hills to the northwest. The problem is that in recent years those forests have become infested with goblins. Hardly a week goes by without an incident involving goblin shenanigans. There are rumors of other monstrous creatures moving in as well such as ogres and even talk of troll sightings.
The general sentiment is that things are starting to get out of hand. The governor of the region, Duke Arkos, who acts under the authority of the Magocraticy of Kul Nos, has placed a bounty on goblins, 1 gold per set of ears. The mine owners also are looking to hire muscle, and most of the area's mines now have a contingent of guards. "Boss" Motzo, a gnome who owns several mines in the area, has hired most of the mercs in town and put them to work guarding his property.