Wildnorth Town is located not too far away from the Norton Family castle and it was built upon a small rocky hill. The weird thing about the hill is that it had a blowhole in the middle of it. The earlier citizens of the town had probably settled on that hill for that exact reason.
Normally, a large town like that should be able to support the bastide with manpower and resources. However, the founding ancestor of the Norton Family had left quite a huge problem for the future generations given the Wildnorth Town’s questionable loyalty.