Herath
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(population: 37,000) Herath is a bustling seaport and the fourth largest city in the kingdom of Cyrendar. This city is located in the far southern region of Westvale Island, along the coast of the Iron Sea.

The city of Herath is accessible via the Hennara Road which connects it to the city of Eryth, but most visitors come by ship into its deep harbor. Herath is currently governed by Duke Izrin Coradan.

LOCAL HISTORY


Herath has a long, dark history, that stretches back to the Fourth Age.

At that time, Herath was the capitol of a large Iskari Duchy called "Hennara," which was ruled by a powerful Vassal Lord named Varek Bracken. In the year 1068/4, King Ilcanar Cyrenäe II of Cyrendar was poisoned by Alokkair’s agents, leaving no rightful heir, and Foehammer; the King's Melanthir sword was stolen from Erôn-Wyntharë.

That same year, disputes arose as to the proper royal successor. Fueled by Alokkair’s treachery, Lord Varek, along with the Dukes of Cynara and Varia, rebelled against the Kingdom of Cyrendar and sparked the bloody Iskari Civil War. For the next twenty years, a terrible Civil War raged between the opposing factions before all were united under one banner by King Ikharos Blackburn in the year 1087/4.

After the war's end, King Ikharos destroyed the noble House of Bracken. Duke Varek and three of his sons were slain in battle, and his fourth son was exiled to the Isle of Renthara. Ikharos then broke the Duchy of Hennara into three smaller duchies; Dhalhurst, Hennara, & Rhoyden, which were then ruled by the King's loyal, hand-picked noble Lords.

The ancient home of Castle Bracken still exists, atop a great hill overlooking the city of Herath, although for centuries it has been home to the powerful House of Coradan.