Goldenhold is the Capital of the Imperial Empire which stretched across the Land. For over 8 thousand Years this major City has been abandoned, rebuilt and sieged hundreds of times. It was originally founded when an unknown Knight led a group to the large Gold Deposits which lay in the Hill where Goldenhold Castle later sat. It is told he was trained in Grimalorian Magic and merely raised his sword and a Stone Tower rose.
Over the next 2 Thousand Years, the Tower soon expanded into a very powerful Stronghold which then earned the name 'Goldenhold', it survived quite happily until the Gold Mines had dug so deep, it is said the Town, the Stronghold and the land around it collapsed into the ground creating a rough sharp unscalable terrain. Others say that Rock Dragons dug through the ground and made it collapse, but this is very disputed.
Since Goldenhold was rendered useless now it had collapsed, it was abandoned for Millenias, Towns and Kingdoms had risen and fallen in the time when Goldenhold was ruined, people grew wary when travelling past the Sharp Rocks as many dark creatures and beasts rose from their opened Caverns in the 4 thousand years since the collapse.
But one Year in the middle of the Era of Gold. the precise Date is unknown to Scholars, but it is presumed to be around the 8500 century. a large Company of Men and Dwarves from the North built a Settlement beside the Ruin. over time they ventured into the Caverns to raid the rumoured gold, the rumours were true of course, there in the Caverns they found thousands upon millions of golden artifacts of great value. They encountered unnamed beasts in the Caverns though, but the Northmen were unphased by the unearthly beasts as they were blocked in the deepest caverns and rarely ventured towards the light anymore.
Now the Settlement was rich and growing exponentially, the Ruin was then mined so it was able to be built upon.
It was this project that made Goldenhold the place it later was in the War of the Wolves.
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