Castle Krasdan

Castle Krasdan is an impregnable fortress which serves as the royal citadel of the kingdom of Elyria

The castle is located atop a large flat hill, overlooking both the Elyrian capital of Rilsavar and the western banks of the Eldir Vaas. It is constructed of white stone and marble, with many tall towers and strong battlements.

Over the centuries, the castle has been enlarged and rebuilt several times. Today, it is one of the largest fortresses on the Continent of Corwyn; and is home to King Ramelos Whitacre, his family, as well as a large garrison of 1,000 soldiers.


Castle Krasdan traces its history back to the early Fourth Age, when it was constructed by King Fergus of the House of Rilsav; the founder of the "Kingdom of Rilsavar."

For several centuries, Castle Rilsav was the stronghold for the rulers of Rilsavar. During that time, it and attacked by both the hated Iskari and rival Vaas Warlords and survived several long sieges.

The fortress later played an important role in the Wars of Destiny and was destroyed during that conflict. After the conflict ended, the burned-out shell was given over to Lord Elias Krasdan; a close ally of King Erin. He rebuilt the fortress and renamed it "Castle Krasdan." The castle then became home to his family for over 600 years.

When the War of Succession ended, Queen Elwyn Fremantle moved her family from Chelstad to Rilsavar. Hathrus Krasdan; an ardent loyalist, bequeathed his castle to his beloved Queen upon his deathbed. Castle Krasdan then became her royal citadel.

Within the castle, Queen Elwyn installed the famed Darkwood Throne as the seat of her newly established Kingdom of Elyria. Today, the castle is also home to the famed "Iron Guard," a company of Elyrian knights who have protected the royal family for generations.

Since Queen Elwyn took possession of this castle 1,215 years ago, it has been home to forty-five different Elyrian monarchs from three separate dynasties: