Of Kings and Dragons
Battlewall is the most populous island in the Ironbound Isles, named for the upthrust heights that line the island, giving its shores the feeling of vast ramparts rising from the sea. The island is home to the best farmland in the region, and the flat areas are densely populated, especially around Halgrim. The other major population center is Frembrudd on the south side of the island, while the heart of the island is home to forbidding mountains, rugged tors still ruled by the descendants of giants who f led from Old Cyrusian long ago. Rural inhabitants of Battlewall are mostly Ulfen whose families have been there for thousands of years, often inhabiting the same farm for generations. Unlike residents of Halgrim, these folk are much more likely to be suspicious of change and outsiders. Still, they respect and honor their newest king, for White Estrid has not ignored their needs. Frequent patrols from Halgrim keep the isle’s lowlands relatively free from the threat of giants and other monsters that dwell in the higher reaches.