Very soon after arriving on Thain your character will find his/herself in the crossroads area. Within this area is a trading post and a campfire. Here you will almost certainly find other characters sitting and RPing. This is a great place to start off chatting in character, and getting to know other characters. It's also a good place to find people if you want to go and explore other places in Thain.
We try to keep the campfire area of the crossroads as welcoming and newbie-friendly as possible. To this end, we ask that PvP be kept away from this area where possible, and also that pickpocketing does not happen around the campfire.