**Travel is often tough between the foothill villages of the Alogeans, with roads often being little more than dirt goat paths besieged by unfriendly beasts and less friendly oscarans. Still, someone has to see that communication stays open between the mountain peaks, and that that role fell to the Bards before there even was an official Bard's Guild in the Alogeans.
Little more than a small stable placed strategically in the Guildsquare, just off of the Silk District, the bards who make up the Ride of the Raconteur are always on the move. Often stopping in Ash for little more than a few hour's sleep, a pint of Padraic's Pale and maybe a quick roll in the hay, these brave men and women spend every other moment of their duty riding news and messages to even the most far-flung spots in the Alogeans. It is common knowledge that they are willing to add any message you might have to their post for a few gold, and in truth if a message needs to get somewhere there is no surer way of insuring that it will reach its destination.**