I took a trip to that desert village. It was night, and they would not speak with me. Just after I arrived, it was layed siege by strange monsters. I fought as good as I could, but this strange green creature blew up!! It took out a corner of a house, the one belonging to the blacksmith. In the morning, I helped them repair the damage. This opened up some trade options, and I was even rewarded with a mighty blade in return.
Stage 1 has been completed.
I am now going to find an actual site for the town, and start on stage 2.