Haunthills

Lord Daeren Tarmor, a shrewd, ruthless, but
ordinary-looking man, whose only appearance
of formidability is his colorless eyes, rules the
Haunthills as firmly as rulers having three times
his coins and five times his warriors. He rules the
Haunthills from Orlsgate near the Larrode Forest
and the realm of his aerho ally, Lady Baerenthur. If
there is anything more to this relationship, no one
who knows is speaking—and that is as it should be.
The forests and the Raedranth, or “Marsh of
Mists,” to the sekhovynd force Firelornan tradewagons
and others seeking to travel the Thaalride
to pass through Orlsgate—ah, location is key. It is
said that this is one of the primary reasons Lord
Tarmor chose this city as his throne town—it allows
him to keep an eye on both the bustling Thaalride
and the continued, but wary “peace” with Firelorn.
Of course, both Firelornans and Hauntrans,
if speaking in unguarded or trusting moments,
admit that this longstanding peace between
the two realms seems to involve many stealthy
stabbings and the disappearances of suspected
agents of either Lord Ghelkor or Lord Tarmor.
There is no doubt in my mind that this relationship
will change should anything untoward happen
to Lady Baerenthur. Perhaps this is why Tarmor
keeps a small force of heavily armed warriors, his
Skarnhelms, close to hand. His other “army” is
not openly spoken of, but suffice it to say, they are
everywhere.

The Lands of Castlemourn

Haunthills

Castlemourn JimWayne