@JoycieC There are several empty camps that alone would go better with some NPC's. That might have even been the original plan, given how there seems to be several of them all throughout the landscape, as well as some metal structures that look like houses, or small outposts. There's a lot that could be done with those down the road. And cave exploration, with secret treasures, and possibly even bosses sounds like a good call back to older JRPG titles of the past. Again, given the layout of the map, I feel like these were all ideas already, that just didn't materialize as development went on, and NGS released. We may get something like that in the future, at least that's what I hope.
This may be a hot take. But I think those would work better as alliance quarters. Places that you could interact with and claim for your alliance, somewhere you could quick warp to besides ryukers, and maybe even be able to take quests from them.