Catastrophic Fumble 2.0
Frandor’s Keep is a military fortification located in Hell’s Throat, a 17-mile long gorge of the raging Tanara River in the Krond Heights. 8 years ago, orcs descended upon the keep and occupied it. They used it to launch invasions on Vew and Sabden, which they burned to the ground. The villages of Vew and Sabden were not retaken so much as given up when the Orcs contracted a sickness which became known by that race as Frandor’s Plague, a disease called the “withering shingles” which is no more than mildly irritating to humans, but fatal to orcs.
The keep is currently headed by General Golimel Ganitak, a veteran who was pulled out of retirement to man the keep after the orcs withdrew. Ganitak was perfect for the job, apparently, as he recognized the ineffectiveness of the catapults and ballistae and removed them in favor of experienced archers. He has returned the keep to something of its fabled glory and strength.
Despite its military origins, the keep has become something of a thriving town in its own right. While all the businesses in the town primarily serve the military, they are most certainly there to make good coin, and will provide their goods and services to anyone, military or civilian, who is willing to pay.