Post Greyhawk Wars: 585 CY
This formidable, four-towered, stone castle is home to Lord Mastryne, a fighter who has 50 men-at-arms and an unknown number of spellcasters within his walls. Mastryne gives allegiance to no one, and patrolling militias do not approach this gloomy place, though they do spy within their lands. Mastryne is known, however, to have powerful hatred of humanoids and he and his men (call clad in black plate mail) have been seen making forays into the buffer zone to attack them, On an occasion, multiple flame strikes were seen to beset the unfortunate objects of his wrath, so Mastryne’s priests must be formidable men. Mastryne lays claim to lands in a 1.5-mile radius east of the Jewel river, and no one disputes his claim.
Mastryne Castle was built nearly 100 years ago by the half-elven adventurer Elin Baridel.
Originally from Celene, he spent his youth wandering throughout the Flanaess seeking his fortune. As he neared middle age, though, he decided to retire near his birthland. At home in the lands of the Wild Coast, he also wanted to be near Celene. So he founded Baridel castle in the Welkwood, on the eastern side of the Jewel River, about 60 miles south of Narwell
Elin lived a peaceful life here, only occasionally having to send out patrols to root out bandits. In 580 CY, he passed away quietly in his sleep. Having no children, his castle passed to the hands of his chief lieutenant, Brandon Stark. Brandon immediately began hiring more soldiers and increased his patrols, hunting down bandits throughout his lands. It was well that he did, for two years later, the Greyhawk Wars broke out