Wasteland travel is difficult without adequate provisions, and even then, adequate provisions often become a considerable burden on the traveler.

Victual outposts offer a compromise: a brief respite, something to eat, and the ability to stock up if you’re running low. The adventurous erjans who operate these oases are considered mad by some, choosing to live outside of populated settlements—though most outposts are themselves only a day or two away from civilization.