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The town of Houton.

Houton is the first place that you'll begin in the Drunken Rat a place which the owner is a Widow name Mary Macrary. Your first mission will be taking out the rat problem in the Cellar. After your done with the mission you can meet the Mysterious Old Man outside of the Drunken Rat where he gives you a new item called Adder stones and gives you a new Artifact then you'll be doing some new missions and more just by walking around the town and go inside houses where you can find some loot and sometimes new missions.

However, in later game, Houton is infested with Undead creature and everyone in the village is either dead or infected. Building also become inaccessible