Palishchuck was a large town in northern foothills of the Vaasan side of the Galenas. Marking the northern end of a trade route from Bloodstone Pass, it traded furs and processed minerals for food, tools and other everyday supplies on behalf of the miners of the mountains. Built on a low hill and surrounded by earth ramparts, the town held around a thousand inhabitants, mostly chandlers, assayists and tavern-keepers. With the arrival of the [[Witch-King]], Palishchuck was one of the the first human communities to fall, its entire population presumably slaughtered or enslaved: it has been abandoned ever since.
In recent months, rumours have begun to circulate that the town is once again occupied, possibly by a tribe of orcs. The truth remains to be seen.