Schemes of the Lich King
Old Town is one of the most boring, uninspired and peaceful locations in the known world. Of course, for the Halflings and other races who live there, that is exactly how they like it. No orc strikes, no dragon attacks, no undead incursions and definitely no adventurers. On rare occasions an adventurer will retire here and is often looked upon with great suspicion by the rest of the community for fear the new resident will bring some form of drama or excitement that is not wanted nor needed in Old Town.
The closest thing to excitement that has happened is the nearby Temple of Ohn where the quiet monks dedicated to Ohn practice, meditate and pray, keeping mostly to themselves. On occasion there are pilgrims or scholars who come to visit the temple but these individuals are quiet and keep to themselves.