Of Kings and Dragons
Set in the heart of the Thanelands on the Rimeflow, Ullerskad is a hub of trade for the kingdom. Lumber, grain, livestock, and many other goods pass through the town on their way downstream, and some of the richest Ulfen merchants live here. Huscarls of the Ulfen Guard, who protect the Emperor of Taldor, often retire to Ullerskad. Numerous hunting lodges are found in the forests nearby, and hunting wild boar and other animals is a popular sporting pastime. Some small problems with wolves preying on farmers’ flocks periodically arise, but monstrous dangers are a rarity in Ullerskad. The town is the site of a large, gold-adorned temple to Gorum. A small grove of trees stands besides the temple, each tree hung with the cadavers of sacrifices; the bodies of hounds and horses hang alongside the corpses of enemies who fell to the warriors of Ullerskad in combat. At the center of the grove grows a massive yew tree whose farspreading branches remain green in both summer and winter. Beside the tree lies the source of a sacred stream where priests hold a great sacrificial ceremony during the spring equinox.