The March of the Old Gods
Caer Brannog was commissioned by King Loras Ravenswood 2500 years ago, during a time of conflict between elves and men. His logic behind building a fort in the frozen wastes was that the Elves would think the men would leave their northern borders unguarded, due to the inhospitable terrain. No attack ever came from the Elves, as peace was declared 6 months after the fort’s completion. The fort was repurposed to hold Amarith’s criminals and exiles, who wished to live and fight back the threats from the north, rather than face the chopping block or a life of permanent solitude. Eventually, Amarith allowed criminals and exiles from all nations to garrison Caer Brannog’s walls, and it has remained a bastion in the north ever since.
Today, the men of Caer Brannog take great pride in their post, as many view a death in battle as a chance at redemption in the eyes of the gods. Those men who aren’t religious view it as a chance to make them less hated in the eyes of the people back home at least. The men of Caer Brannog are commanded by Commandant Krongril Icerock, a dwarf who was sent to Caer Brannog from Vihnturum after deserting his post. Commandant Icerock has led the defence of the walls for 38 years, after succeeding the previous Commandant,an elf name Fenriel Agastien.
Caer Brannog is usually the first and last stop for expeditions going north, as they will rest for the night going into the north, and then rest and resupply after returning, if they return.