|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
The Outer Market was usually ramshackle and poorly planned and organized. Nearly all the buildings were built from stone blocks quarried nearby. Most of the merchants who sold there were Thaylens. Many different shops had opened up in the Outer Markets, including multiple wine shops where Adolin Kholin sometimes spent time with his friends. The Outer Markets were one of the only places where people from multiple warcamps could mix, it was considered to be neutral territory.
The Outer Market was largely unregulated. As crime began to increase, Dalinar Kholin assigned a battalion of his troops to patrol the Outer Market and areas between the warcamps. These patrols weakened Dalinar's ability to go on plateau runs to capture gemhearts. Dalinar wondered whether the Outer Market would become more permanent as the Alethi solidified their control over the Shattered Plains.