Just a quick note that new characters fresh from Character Generation and dumped on the path to the city will now be compelled to walk south into the city and not back into the badlands. While we would prefer to stick with our existing set of reasons why your character comes into the city (I won't detail them.), we're seeing too many potential new players ignoring the big red hints and bailing on us before they even get inside the gate.
Just part of our continuing effort to refine the process. :)