Castle Darkspire
Castle Darkspire
Castle Darkspire during the Blood Moon
Location Vin-Roshu Hills, Ibben
Affiliation House d'Avespeare
Construction ?-?
Destroyed ?
Creator ?
Associated Figures Mercy Lament
King Urien d'Avespeare
Prince Barazad the Evoker

Castle Darkspire is a castle in the Vin-Roshu Hills, Ibben. Until 899 it was the ruling seat of the Kingdom of Ibben.

The castle was built long ago by the king of Ibben and was the cradle of modern wizardry. It features tall and strong defense towers, an interior yard and a drawbridge. Built over the site of an older fortification and on a hill, the castle is a large and imposing building with tall and dark colored roofs, towers and myriad windows and balconies adorned with stone gargoyles.

As a castle of the opulent Ibbish kings, it was a sumptuous home, not only a strategically enforced point. With the passing of the years, the masters of the castle had modified its look, adding towers, halls and guest rooms. The gallery and the keep - the last defense tower (called "Ne boisa" = Do not be afraid), which remained unchanged, and the Capistrano Tower are some of the most significant parts of the construction. Other significant parts of the building are the Knights' Hall (a great reception hall), the Club Tower, the White bastion, which served as a food storage room, and the Diet Hall, on whose walls medallions are painted. In the wing of the castle called the Mantle, a painting can be seen which portrays the legend of the raven.

In the castle yard, near the chapel, is a well 30 meters deep. The legend says that this fountain was dug by three prisoners to whom liberty was promised if they reached water. After 15 years they completed the well, but their captors did not keep their promise. It is said that the inscription on a wall of the well means "you have water, but not soul".


Kingdom of Ibben

During the Four Brothers Era, Castle Darkspire was the seat of House d'Avespeare.

Gift of Magic

Fall of Darkspire

Mercy Lament


Capistrano Tower

Club Tower

The Cryptgarden

Diet Hall

Knight's Hall

The Mantle

Ne Boisa Tower

The White Bastion

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