West of Saugerties
For generations out of mind Norburg has been a repository of training for warriors. Nobles from lands beyond the Saugerties have even sent their sons to become knights under the tutelage of Norburg Keep. Most of the armies in the Timeron Vale are led by proteges of Norburg.
As of late, within the past 20 years, a merchant guild, called the Golden Purse, opened up shop in Norburg, using the ports as its main channel for shipping. The Golden Purse has grown stronger and vied with Norburg Keep for power in this great city. Some even rumor that the Golden Purse has overtaken the fame of Norburg’s soldiery, and the training once well-known has fallen off a bit. Nobles have stopped sending their sons. Great leaders are fewer and less just.