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Karhold
Karhold
is a large city built to the south of the capital of Dreadfort, and is the ancestoral home of the influencial House Karstark, and through this connection also the home of House Starke. Karhold is built on two massive peaks with the large section of the population living at the bottom of the peaks and unprotected by the large fortifications of the castle. Karhold is one of the few lucky cities of the old Empire of Numeron that survived the downfall nearly intact. Due to this there survival the settlement is rather large by the standards of the region with nearly 300,000 people living within the region. The actual city is significantly smaller with more emphasis on defence then being a city which is why it only has 85,000 people. This matters little to House Karstark who at will can call upon one of the largest armies in Westros.

The city of Karhold truly came into existence during the rise of House Starke who travelled south from Norway during the Great Migration and settled in this region. Their numbers and intelligence during their early time here allowed them to accumulate a large amount of wealth which eventually spawned a large scale settlement in their region which slowly came to be known as Karhold. House Starke used their wealth to create the foundations of what still stands today as the keep of Karhold. The Keep stood as the center of what was at the time an independant micro Kingdom ruled by the Starkes.

History

Early History

House Starke

House Starke

See Also : House Starke

The city of Karhold truly came into existence during the rise of House Starke who travelled south from Norway during the Great Migration and settled in this region. Their numbers and intelligence during their early time here allowed them to accumulate a large amount of wealth which eventually spawned a large scale settlement in their region which slowly came to be known as Karhold. House Starke used their wealth to create the foundations of what still stands today as the keep of Karhold. The Keep stood as the center of what was at the time an independant micro Kingdom ruled by the Starkes.

During this rise the city gained widespread notice after the Starkes constructed a large wall around the city. This brought the attention of the growing Kingdom of Bolten who begin setting their eyes on expansion. During this time the House was led by Jordin Starke, and he was silently facing resistence from his brother Josin Starke, who wanted to rule on his own without his brother.

House Starke Civil War

Main Article : House Starke Civil War

House Karstark

See Also : House Karstark

First Bolten-Lucerne War

Main Article : First Bolten-Lucerne War

Demographics

Houses

Name Seat Power Liege Ethnicity
House Blones South of Karhold Large farming base but small population Gothic German

Noteable Members

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