The Realm’s easternmost city Stormhaven sits upon a rocky promontory thrust out into the wild, storm lashed Circilian Ocean. Only a small settlement under Dercian rule, since the unification Stormhaven has grown wealthy through overseas trade, industry and shipbuilding. The Vomeryers call Castle Stormhaven their home.
Stormhaven has been inhabited for at least 3,000 years. Eumenes of Datria mentions it briefly in his famous work, describing it as a ‘miserable collection of rude mud huts, huddled by the side of the angry northern sea.’ By the height of the Arentan Empire, Stormhaven had grown to become a small town with a garrison of legionaries and was a common stop for the Caladian Summer Fleets making the long journey to and from the Green Isle.
The fall of the Empire was not kind to Stormhaven and early Dercian histories indicate it was sacked at least twice by Ivanstir and Druidic raiders and eventually all but abandoned. It was not until the Dercian king Elthred constructed a small keep upon what is now Battery Point that some measure of stability returned to Stormhaven and the place slowly grew back into a small town.
After his victory at Pike River, Ararn the Conqueror divided the Kingdom of Dercia up between his most trusted knights. Stormhaven was fortunate that she was awarded to Sir Aubrey Vomeryer; a man who while brave in battle, was neither rapacious or cruel.
Under the Vomeryer’s firm but fair hand, Stormhaven has grown into the prosperous trading city it is today.
Significant amounts of coal is mined in the immediate area. Copper is also smelted in a new factory recently constructed at Coppers Cross. Ship building is common along the banks of the nearby rivers and this industry supplies many of the sturdy colliers that ply our rough eastern waters. The Royal Navy also maintains large yards on Belfars Bay that supply the Eastern Fleet.
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Stormhaven sits on a rocky fist of land jutting out into the ocean. A half moon scattering of islands provides shelter for her harbours. The city itself lies on hard and steep ground, her streets and suburbs curling and twisting over the cold, unforgiving stone. To the north, the barren terrain quickly gives way to sheltered and prosperous farmland.