This large building is used by the population of Thrushmoor to store coal and lumber, both for retail selling to the population and for wholesale trade. Annexed to the depository is Thrushmoor’s icehouse, a well-insulated, partially interred shed, where large blocks
of frozen freshwater from Lake Encarthan are packed tight during the winter.
The deposit is run by Lenk Marris , a young, energetic worker and a favorite of Magistrate Padgett. Marris is well liked by his neighbors and is on good terms with the Sleepless Agency. Although he eagerly serves the community under any circumstances, he is despised by Prewyn Noddar, who would like to replace Marris with a person of his choice.