Bree is the main human city. Places like Archet, Combe, and Staddle are just tiny villages compared to Bree, with its wide paved streets and imposing two-story buildings.
Rumor has it that this Strider character is hanging out at an inn called The Prancing Pony.
This is screwed up. All of the other rangers I've met were at least pretending to be useful. They were out in the field, losing battles and wasting time like real champs. Let's review the ones we've met so far:
Amdir: Turned evil
Halros: Creepy goblin taxidermist
I guess Halros wins by default, with his amazing three-goblin killing streak.
But now I'm going to meet their leader. The king of the dipshits. I have to wonder what sort of loser would command a force like this. From inside a tavern.
Amazingly, he's not passed out at the bar. I ask the barkeep and he directs me to Strider's room. I'm not looking forward to talking to another dull-witted poser, but I am looking forward to getting this over with.
As promised, Strider is in his room.