Brinewall is an abandoned castle built during the early part of the Chelaxian expansion into Varisia (see Everwar). Situated in northern Varisia where the Steam River flows into the Steaming Sea, it was designed to encourage trade with, and fend off attacks from the raiders of the Lands of the Linnorm Kings. The militia who patrolled the Brinewall defended their keep remarkably until a still-unexplained occurrence twenty years ago. Everyone living and working at Brinewall disappeared without a trace, leaving the buildings themselves untouched. Plenty of blame was passed around, but no trace of the missing was ever found.[1]