Yolga is a small village on the north shore of Lake Saiga. It is about a half-day travel from Yarozersk. It is a somewhat larger, though more compact village, with about 200 residents. It has a tavern, a church, and a smithy. Recently, it has become inundated with dozens of refugees from Yarozersk, who were apparently driven from their homes by Filipok/Treasure Finder. In addition, the village's owner, Yefim Yakovlevich, apparently went to meet them to guide them back to Yolga, and in the process, drowned in quicksand under somewhat mysterious circumstances. The village is now owned by his son, Yevgenii .