When the Empire was established many centuries ago a man named Lord Frenrick III of House Than united the hundreds of Clans and Kingdoms into one major entity, it is said he was born with Magic in his blood and created the Hill which Goldenhold sits on, although many Scholars in Grimalore have proved this to be false.
But in truth he did found Goldenhold upon the Hill which was previously mined for Gold.
In the first years of his Reign the King designed the First Goldenhold Castle which was complete in around 10yrs. It took longer than expected due to the Mountains being leagues away.
Many Legends speak of Dragons helping to build the Castle have been told, but since the last tamed Dragon died before Goldenhold was founded shows this to be false. but what IS true is that some magical creatures such as the Troll Slaves helped carry the Stones from the Mountains to the site.
Throught the First King's life he slowly built up Goldenhold into a thriving Trader's City and when he died he left a City which was greater than he stands today.
Goldenhold have been thriving for over a Thousand years and has been left to ruin 3 times.