About 40 years ago a trading company for steel erected their outpost in the Dustdevil Canyon. At the beginning this outpost was only a small settlement to ensure room for the ore prospectors and mercenaries which protected the caravans. Later they built defensive fortifications all around the settlement due to their encounters with “Storm Reach”. In succession to a glorious victory over the warriors of “Stormreach” and their banishment from this side of the Valley, their leader erected a real city wall in remembrance to this victory.
Using this basis they extended their Stronghold step by step. Since the company had to fight back barbarians, protect the streets and outposts in the Ystra-Highlands, they began to train excellent mercenaries.