The Northern Wastes
Lord of Highstead
The independent lord of Highstead, the Avenmarch heredity dates back several hundred years. Originally a feudal lord on the northern frontiers of civilization, the Avenmarch dynasty has seen the ebb and flow of civilization in the north and has sworn allegiance to kings and emperors before winning independence as the northern lands fell into chaos and wilderness approximately 200 years ago. What was once a family keep and modest holding has grown into a mighty town that jealously guards it independence and wealth from the great southern kingdoms and empires.