The Dark Edge
Sunstrand is a small town that is near the Red Ravine, the most direct passage to Hyloon from the eastern side of Redgull. Though small, Sunstrand has impressive walls of sandstone and stone crafted around it, giving it protection against the harsh elements and any invaders. It is controlled by the warlord Kilhern who is known to be hard-edged but benevolent.
Sunstrand was formed by Navagorr, Kilhern’s father, after becoming frustrated at how few towns were available to travelers along the desert strip. It is said that he constructed the walls himself, working for years out in the harsh elements making sure it was perfect and eventually attracting enough other people and merchants to have it become sufficient. However, when Kilhern was a baby, he was kidnapped by a nearby warlord who was frustrated at Sunstrand’s defenses. Navagorr refused to negotiate for his son’s return, and Kilhern was taken and raised by the warlord out in the Redgull mountains. There, he learned survival and how to become a warlord, eventually returning to Sunstrand when his father passed to take control of it.
Sunstrand suffers attacks often from other warlords due to it having a runic workshop on site, a very appealing resource. Though many people within the town are simple workers and peasants, Kilhern employs a relatively formidable group of guards that are vigilant enough to help defend against attackers.