Iron Crown Keep
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Iron Crown Keep is the royal fortress of Serathyr, former citadel of the former kingdom of Ralas, and home to the famed Dragon Throne.


Located on a towering slab of sea-crusted rock, protruding from the Bay of Rastios, the great castle is visible from shore, but yet is virtually impregnable. From here the Kings of Ralas watched fleets of ships be built and sailed throughout the known world, and ruled their kingdom from within its strong walls.

Over its history, Iron Crown Keep has been home to 105 different Ralani kings and their families, and has never once been conquered.

This huge, impenetrable fortress was first built for King Athrenar. Athrenar's descendants continued to hold the fortress for another 1,213 years, and it was home to forty-two different monarchs of the Sanborn Dynasty. The House of Sanborn lost possession of the castle when Malenvar III; the last monarch of that dynasty, was lost at sea while battling Corsairs in the year 1244/4.

The castle was then acquired by King Avner; first monarch of the Montero Dynasty. Avner's descendants then continued to hold Iron Crown Keep for another 678 years, and it was home to twenty-six successive monarchs of his family. The House of Montero lost possession of the castle when Alexian II; the last monarch of that dynasty, was slain at the Battle of Harkalad in the year 625/5

Afterward, the fortress came into the possession of King Ronan; the first monarch of the Serati Dynasty. Ronan's descendants continued to hold the castle for another 673 years and it was home to twenty-three successive monarchs of his family. It was in 553/6, during this dynastic period, when the Kingdom of Ralas collapsed, and Iron Crown Keep then became the citadel of the new kingdom of Serathyr. The House of Serati lost possession of the castle when King Ketharon; the last monarch of that dynasty, was slain at the Battle of Sedgebrook in the year 668/6.

After the Serati Dynasty ended, Iron Crown Keep then briefly passed to King Atanamir. He and his son, Arondel were the only two monarchs of the brief Sinclair Dynasty. The House of Sinclair held the castle for only 27 years, losing possession when King Arondel was slain by Corsairs during the Battle of Alordan.

After Arondel;s death, the castle then passed to king Damron "Stormhand"; the first monarch of the Hansafar Dynasty. Iron Crown Keep has been in the possession of the Hansafar family for the last 552 years, and has been home to sixteen monarchs of that family. The current monarch who sits on the Dragon Throne at Iron Crown Keep is King Doran II.

Within the vast Great Hall of the castle is the famed Dragon Throne of Ralas, now used by the kings of Serathyr. After the War of the Celadon, no Serathian king has ever worn the famous Iron Crown, but the name remains as a testament to the former glory of the lost realm of Ralas. Iron Crown Keep does hold other priceless treasures; namely the three power rings of Serathyr.

Since its construction 3,143 years ago, The Iron Crown Keep has been the Ralani seat of power and home to a total of 118 different monarchs: