The small village was situated among the mountain peaks. It guarded the pass from east to west, but not on purpose. It was simply the best spot for a village. There was a convenient source of water and the land could be terraced for farming.
The villagers lived there in peace. While it was the only pass through the mountains for miles, it wasn’t an important one and people left the villagers to themselves.
For their part, the villagers were happy to be left alone. They lived simple lives, working in the fields and taking their ease with homemade wine.