Trade Houses, in the Katapeshi town of Solku, is a cluster of compounds of trade companies that use Solku as a hub. The compound of each trade company serves as an office, house of the trade company representatives, and storage space for some valuable cargoes. The compounds are usually guarded depending on the value of the goods and secrets hidden within. Any who steal from one of the trade houses knows that he will become the target of deadly "recovery agents". The trade houses often hire mercenaries and specialists.