Fables of the Borderlands
1020 – Restenford is established by charter granted by Wolfgang Resten Jägermeister, King of the Keep and the Borderlands, before his departure unto a final quest in wild lands of legend and lore never to return. Little more than several homesteads of Realmlander farmers and fishermen, found the settlement.
1022 – Ulfheonar Raiders attack Restenford from the South West. A heroic warrior, Felix Eckhardt, and several men repel the barbaric force without incident to the settlement. Felix helps construct a palisade on the south side of Resten River, and departs Eastward on adventure.
1023 – Felix Eckhardt returns from the West, with a mass of gold and wondrous treasures, exhumed from an unknown dungeon somewhere in Harrow. Yet, November 1st Felix dies a mysterious death, and the Eckhardt Treasure transfers to the town leader, Jonathan Grellus Lendore. A horde of Ulfheonar barbarians assault the town in an attempt to steal the fabled treasure, but are repelled by Pelltar the Sorcerer.
1024 – Fort Lendore is completed on the Great Hill, the largest mound in Restenford. Baron Jonathan Grellus Lendore offers land within Restenford to the people of the Borderlands, and titles to Yeomen, attracting many new subjects to his demesne. Alliances between the Baron and Keep Castellan, Maximus Deinholt, suffer in correlation to the exodus of taxpayers to Restenford.
1025 – Stewards of the Old Faith consign the construction of an illustrious abbey & rectory upon the God Hill, the highest mound in Restenford, dedicating it to the minor deity, Phaulkon. By the end of the year, Pelltar the Sorcerer builds a mansion home in Restenford and retires to private tutoring.
1025-1040 – Restenford undergoes significant economic and territorial growth, expanding from a small hamlet to a fortified village that spans either side of the River Resten. Complications increasingly manifest in tax and trade between Restenford and the Keep on the Borderlands over the years.
1041 – Upgrades to Fort Lendore are completed, making it into a castle fortress, with a Sorcerer’s tower. The storage cellars below the fort are expanded into a small dungeon complex. Maximus Deinholt places strict economic sanctions upon Restenford as a pre-eminent act of war, attempting to harness Baron Lendore and the wealth of Restenford under his authority. With a dowry presumably composed from the Eckhardt Treasure, Baron Lendore marries Elfrida-Fairwind, daughter of Nothan I, thus allying with the Jarl of Thorne, Castellan Deinholt wages war by the end of the year, Ulfheonar come to the aid of Restenford.
1042 – Military forces of the Keep on the Borderlands admit defeat, and withdraw from battle on October 30. Restenford establishes its own sovereignty separate from the Keep, becoming a free town. Ulfheonar are awarded citizen status and special privileges, but are not well received by Restenfordians, and vice-versa.
1046 – Baron Lendore dismisses the old guard and establishes a town-guard of Ulfheonar. A portion of Restenford homesteaders vacate their residences in final protest, which are soon inhabited more Ulfheonar
1049 – Elfrida Fairwind-Lendore, gives birth to the first ‘lady’ of Restenford; Princess Andrella.
1066 – Nothan the Elder is deposed by Nothan II who becomes the Jarl of Thorne. Nothan I retains command of four Housecarls of Thorne and their (barbarian) tribes. They arrive in Restenford, accepted by the Baroness and resident Ulfheonar.
1067 – Nothan the first conducts a private meeting with Elphias, witnessed by the huntsman of the Xerbal mountains. Elphias is destroyed in a conflagration, a wounded Nothan returns to Restenford, and raises a small army to lay seige to the Keep on the Borderlands. The Keep receives advance notice and is able to bolster its military. A bloody battle ensues with the arrival of Nothan’s army, and they are massacred by the Imperial army.