Silver Ridge was settled ten years ago during a short-lived silver mine boom. The mine was quickly stripped bare, and its inhabitants moved on to other settlements. Those few who did not relocate to Red Gulch or further west decided to stick it out, prying scraps from the mine walls in the hopes of finding riches missed by the original settlers. The current population is less than two dozen, but they do not take kindly to strangers. Because there is no trade to speak of and little other reason to visit, the desperate folks of Silver Ridge have a tendency to shoot first and ask questions later.