As is known the Darkenfold is divided into two large plateaus. In the west they are starkly divided by Alice's Bluff, named so for the mother of the child kidnapped by the elven king who threw herself from the cliff to the rocky creek below. The bluff runs from the cloudy Mistbane River to the tangled thickets that grow along the cliffs at Gurthap Falls. Here two river join, the Wachita and Westerling. Their tumbled paths collide beneath the stark cliff that houses the castle of the same name.
Gurthap Heights straddles the lip of land that lies between the confluence. It commands both rivers, the falls and the larger river to the south. None know now who built it, or why, situated as it is, in the deeps of the forest. But it has stood the test of time . . .
Falls the Divide