Tertius: The Rise of Magic
The eastern most seizin of Pelfield, home lands of House Qothyric. The people here are equal parts farmers and military veterans, as they hold the mountain clans at bay. The noble lords of Qothyric require a term of service in the frozen mountain keeps from all people upon entering adulthood. The mountains hold more than just the barbarous hordes, there are also deep creatures from times forgotten that slink out to the surface occasionally. Once defeated, their nests are often raided and lost relics from before the Fall are looted. These are sent to the Iron Spire, a reinforced spike that juts out of the sea along the northern coast, where all ‘men of talent’ are condemned to live out their lives, allowed to use their talents only in study of these cursed objects infused with magicks long forgotten. Many more open to the ancient ways have long requested access to the research of the Iron Spire, but are always turned away.