Rise of Nations
Built in the dying days of the Age of Enthronement by the last wave of Taldan explorers to explore the region, this small fort has passed through a succession of various owners. Before it come into the Stag Lord’s possession, it appears that the fort was home to a small cult of Gyronna, whose ultimate fate may be linked to the zombies found buried in the adjoining hillside. Since the zombies do not approach the fort without provocation and generally only attack those who wander off the path, the bandits have found it useful for defending them from possible intruders and so have left the zombies alone. The keep itself is in poor condition, with crumbling walls and a shattered roof, though the bandits have made extensive repairs to the palisade and erected watchtowers. The area surrounding the fort is a swath of hill devoid of shrubbery save for isolated thorny vines and the periodic large boulder, providing a clear line of sight for sentries spotting anyone trying to sneak up. Tuskwater Lake is only a couple hundred feet distant, providing the fort’s inhabitants with an endless supply of fresh water and fish.