Compared to other areas, the Western Frontier has been relatively free of trouble with the Nobility since their decline. Therefore, it's understandable that as generations passed, there are more and more people who don't know how fearsome their kind truly are. A prime example of this is the group of young me who chase Miska Drake's carriage in their poor excuses for cars, dreaming of fame and riches. As is so often the case, things don't go exactly as they'd hoped.
The sector where the village of Tepes is located. The weather controller there is malfunctioning and, while they have spring and summer, as soon as fall comes the snow begins to fly. Around the end of winter there are heavy rains that are unique to the region