This town of 4,500 folk and the lands around it make up the fief of Prince Rishern of Naelax. He is, in turn, a liegeman of Prince Hastern of Edge Field and allies firmly with him. Soldiers and orcs from here raid the northeastern Adri, but also keep a watch on the highlander castles. Rinshern is said to have a detachment of a dozen barbazu fiends among his elite troops, but perhaps only his sinister yellow-robed mage, Zebbenen, knows the truth of this. Some whisper that Zebbenen is in Hastern’s service and magically controls Rinshern. After all, he only appeared in Stringen two years ago.
Detachments of soldiers accompany Zebbenen on wellprepared forays into the Adri. They are surely seeking something the mage prizes highly, but none ever seem able to remember any details of what transpired in the forest when they return. Indeed, many serfs and artisans complain of episodes of amnesia, blackouts, and like ills, with no one able to account for these adversities.