The Braeton Docks are the busiest docks in the town of Ilsurian in Varisia. The docks are positioned next to the warehouses on the north shore of Lake Syrantula and operate from dawn to dusk, and sometimes with night shifts when they have to handle an important shipment. They are owned wholly by Arhaneem Braeton who draws exceptional profits. He has struck agreements with several local businesses. His rivals, especially Borvius Monchello of Ilsurian Storage & Hauling, claim that Braeton's business has attained unearned privileges and demand the docks be opened up for public use. They also complain that councilor Irriley Braeton schemes with her brother to bend the law in his favor.