Before Croaker's Annals Edit
Padora was the birthplace of Croaker the Annalist. His childhood home was a tenement on one of Padora's "asphalted avenues". There he hid under tables as a child when his father would have his frequent, but brief, flashes of explosive rage. Padora was also where he learned medicine and surgery from a local "toothless ancient" who was a physician.
Although Padora was a significant trade hub in the region, Croaker asserted it had no strategic military value. So when he learned the city of his birth had became part of the Lady's Empire by the time of Shadow Games, it came as a surprise to him.
Croaker, his small band of Company survivors, plus a handful of new recruits, all passed through Padora during their southward trek toward fabled Khatovar. Now, however, Croaker was an Imperial legate. When he walked near his childhood tenement, he briefly spotted a woman who might have been his sister, since she resembled his grandmother. But Croaker made no effort to reconnect with his past. They soon marched onward to Kale and beyond.