Scales of War
Formerly a fortress held and manned by a powerful family of soldiers known as the Vraaths, this keep survived the fall of Rhestilor but later succumbed to a senseless feud with local forest giants. The keep stood in ruins for many years until the Red Hand decided to use it as a base of operations for scouting and raiding parties. The Order of the Phoenix drove Red Hand forces from Vraath Keep, only to see the invading army retake it during the weeks leading up to the Battle of Brindol. Following the end of the war and the defeat of the Red Hand, Pradir of the Order of the Phoenix took possession of Vraath Keep and rebuilt it as a first line of defense against the goblins of the Wyrmsmoke Mountains. However, in the years since the death of Pradir, power has passed to Nekko Wiston, the dissipated granddaughter of Speaker Norro Wiston and brother of Neville Wiston, ruler of Drellin’s Ferry. Nekko disdains the life of a country squire, and spends little time at the keep. As a result, the garrison has been neglected and morale is low.