Glister is a frontier town located to the northeast of Melvaunt. Its main industries are trade and hospitality. The many caravans who bring goods to Melvaunt through the Thar are grateful to have a safe place to stay—the town is surrounded by a stout palisade, and features many inns, of which the finest is the Nanther Arms, a luxury hotel. Travelers may sell their goods and buy more at a thriving store run by Nikolai.
Glister has a rather robust militia for a town of its size. They defend the town against incursions with ease, including a recent ogre attack during the period where the orcs were gathering at Xul-Jarak. The main adventuring party helped them repair their walls when they were visiting.
However, the militia seems to have been no match for the forces of Smeerduk, a powerful orog. The town is occupied by his forces, and many of the denizens are sacrificed on an altar each day, providing magic power for a strange octagonal carving.