The county of Odranto has always stood as a barrier against the vicious northern Kellid nations of Numeria and (before its fall at the beginning of the Age of Lost Omens) Sarkoris, traditionally keeping the barbarian hordes north of the River Archer. This history of age old conflicts and rule by the powerful counts of Odranto (Count Conwrest Muralt being the latest of these) has led to the land being dotted with many, many castles from a variety of time periods and in a variety of different styles, some of these castles are still inhabited some are decidedly not. The legends and fire side tales of Odranto are littered with tales of haunted castles and forlorn fortresses like House Beumhal, the Ground of Lost Tears and the infamous Castle Kronquist.[1][2]