|The place between the hills|
Keirkin Castle sat squarely in the center depression between four large hills some twenty miles southwest of Bouvet Keep. Guard towers were erected on each hill, with walls built between each tower, providing the land and castle within spectacular protection. Construction was a constant noise in the area, usually from those citizens who sought the protection of the Count. Outside the Keirkin walls the small hamlet of Hillshade had developed to a size of some thirty homes and six businesses. The protection provided by the Count and his two hundred troops to the people of Hillshade engendered a fierce loyalty to Count Keirkin. Crime is nearly unheard of with disputes being handled by Sherriff Radolia, Arbiter Eldisia Keirkin (niece of the Count), or in rare cases Count Khris Keirkin. Hillshade is currently preparing for the wedding of the beloved Count to Ardinia Delaway, an exotic woman who hails from one of the islands the Evening Isles has traveled past.
|Count Khris Keirkin|