The article is excellent.
Agreed - it will definitely find use in my campaign. In a couple years the Solori crusade will be winding down in my pHarn, and the Lady of Paladins will be building needing something new to do. I'd already planned to move most of them to Delwyn and have them build a series of fortified manors to protect Thay from Orbaalese raiders. When bored, they'll also be fighting gargun.
It might have been interesting to highlight also some prominent mercantyler or commoner clan in the hundred. It would also be interesting to get some insight on the traffic on the river or is that mostly to do with the other bank.
Interestingly enough, I have clan Telza (Telza manor, Holosi hundred) coming from this general area. The clan were merchants specializing in moving items along the river between Thay and Harden. They were equal parts teamsters, riverboat captains, and merchants, hauling goods on request and trading on the side. They were successful enough that when the Nuem settlements were planned, they were offered the chance to start their own manor and jump up to the nobility. Well, most of them were happy where they were at, and had no wish to move to the wildness and have crazed barbarians as neighbors, so said thanks, but no thanks. However, the clanhead's oldest son was a soldier, and got a battlefield commission to knighthood fighting gargun in 624. He decided it wouldn't be such a bad idea, took a few of the more adventurous with him, and moved south with Dad's blessing (and money).
The northern clan is still happily moving goods in carts and boats in the area. They dominate the riverboat traffic, but are just one of many teamsters. The more mercantile of them specialize in buying furs in the outlying manors and selling them in Thay, and are known to trade with Bujoc on occasion, although they don't go out of their way to do this. I've never detailed exactly which settlement the clanhead lives at, although I assume they have some shop and/or warehouse in Thay. The two branches don't have a lot of contact, but the southern branch does use the northern branch for any business deals in Thay when possible, and the northern branch has been known to use the noble status of their southern kin to get out of a tight fix more than once. The daughter of the current Telza manor lord has married a minor noble from the Horka valley, and he's just gotten notice that he'll be the new bailiff on an as yet unspecified river manor in the Menio area. This is sure to bring the two branches of the clan a little closer together in the future.
I've never detailed the northern branch any more than this. If someone else wants to take the idea and run with it, I'd happily steal their work and thank them for it.