Ravengro

The Ustalavan settlement of Ravengro is located in the west of the county of Canterwall, close to the contentious border with the Hold of Belkzen.

To the north of the town lies the huge water of Lake Lias, locally called ‘The Great Blue Dot’. To the south of the town is a hill upon which stands the ruins of the Harrowstone prison looming over the town.

Founding

Ravengro was originally founded, in 4594 AR, as a town for the people who worked at or supported the infamous Harrowstone prison and their families. At that time the county of Canterwall did not exist and Ravengro lay in the county of Tamrivena, ruled by the unpopular Count Eigen Lorres; it was the Count’s idea to build a large prison at Ravengro that could house, for a fee, criminals from anywhere in Ustalav. This plan did indeed increase Lorres’ popularity as other parts of Ustalav moved their prisoners to Harrowstone and money started to flow into the county in return.

In 4661 AR, a prisoner uprising led to Harrowstone prison being burnt down and all the prisoners and many of the staff, including the warden and his wife, were killed. The prison was never rebuilt and shortly thereafter, in 4670 AR, a bloodless coup occurred in Tamrivena bringing a new democracy to the county and to Ravengro. Many political historians see the fire at Harrowstone and its immediate neglect as one of the catalysts of the move to democracy in the county.

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