Beneath the Borderlands
The fourth King of Gladwall, having now entered the second decade of his rule, appears to enjoy considerable political security at home thanks to the period of economic prosperity over which he has presided. In this respect, he also owes a great deal to Lord Whixon, scion of House Krow, whose indifference to the past claims of his own family as descendants of the great General Krow of the Herwain Empire are a grave disappointment to certain elements within the kingdom who would like to see the current royal family unseated. The friendship between Assely and King Ys-Zian of Dew Spires, forged over several joint military campaigns, is well known and celebrated in both realms, and regarded with suspicion by King Catter of Byssek who greatly resents the league between the Elf King on his northern border and his rival across the waters of Ogre Bay. King Assely’s promotion of the cult of Spuun throughout his realm has met with disappointing results, in spite of the massive temple he has constructed in her honor in Wardrum.