Rise of Nations
The Ruined Keep
Long ago, a tribe of barbarians from ancient Iobaria colonized the area that eventually became known as the Green Belt. They have long been supplanted by other races and other cultures then, their names and deeds forgotten. The Ruined Keep and a couple barrow mounds are all that is left of their civilization, both haunted by a bloody history of betrayal and avarice. While the surrounding village is no more than sunken stones, portions of the keep still stand, covered in creeping ivy and hanging moss. A riot of plant life grows in the courtyard, scenting the still air with the sweet perfume of summer blossoms. Despite its great age, a sense of vitality permeates these walls. However, the verdant beauty of these ruins hid a dark heart; a baobhan sith had made this place her lair, and lured men to their doom with her captivating grace. When she was slain, the faerie glamours surrounding the keep dissipated, leaving an air of sleepy melancholy in its place.