Throughout your quest to restore the rod of creation, there is little need to travel to the far north to visit Protectors City.
The small town is the home of the Protectors, Archers who may be contracted to protect a certain something for a favour.
You will need their services as a prelude to the ring of will quest should you decide to undertake this part of the game.
The second reason to visit is to purchase the high level archer spells on offer at the guild. Protectors City sells balm, which
heals the party. Balm can be sold for roughly twice as much in Commerce, just to the East. Gate stones from Richii sell for over
double the price here.