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.

HISTORY


Herath has a long, dark history. Many centuries ago, this city was the citadel of the ancient Duchy of Hennara.

In the year 1068/4, Duke Varek Bracken of Hennara, along with Teraxas Strongfist of Cynara, and Kalfus Mandrake of Varia, attempted to usurp the Onyx Throne, causing the Iskari Civil War.

The Iskari Civil War began with the death of King Ilcanar Cyrenäe II, who was poisoned by Alokkair’s agents. The king died without a rightful heir and soon after, fueled by Alokkair’s treachery, disputes arose as to the proper royal successor.

For the next twenty years, the bitter Iskari 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; Varek and three of his sons were slain in battle; his fourth son was captured and exiled to Volnar Isle.

Ikharos then broke the Duchy of Hennara into three smaller duchies; Dhalhurst, Hennara, & Rhoyden. These new Vassal states were then ruled by loyalist nobles.

Today, Castle Bracken; the ancient fortress of Varek located in the city of Herath, is occupied by the House of Coradan. 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.