Fort Ac is one of the major towns of the eastern section of Timiro, a base for military patrols and an important rest stop for the caravans which go to and from the Eastern Territories. The Fort itself is somewhat separated from the town proper, lying a few hundred yards north of the town walls and houses. It consists of some 300 soldiers and a detachment of the 14th Timiro Calvary Regiment. These soldiers normally travel in patrols of ten or more and guard the caravan routes to the north and south. The Emeras forest to the west and Northwoods to the east are left basically unpatrolled, being considered too large and the Northwoods too dangerous to control with the limited number of men available .
As a caravan town, Fort Ac sees to the wants and needs of the many passing merchants, having a large number of Inns and taverns; many more than the size of the town suggests. There are also a large number of wheelwrights, blacksmiths, carpenters, one or two armourers and several resident Healers.