"I will reclaim my birthright. There will be justice"
Corran Cousland of Redcliffe, son of the Earl of Redcliffe, a kind and generous leader. Corran was trained at a young age for nobility and combat, and eagerly became a squire, swearing to protect the lands from the dangers of the North. During his years on the border Corran went from man to boy, eventually becoming a respected knight, despite seeing little combat. One day he met a familiar face, Peter, the blacksmith of Redcliffe. A few months ago Peter’s son, Edmund, had come to squire under Corran. With great haste, Peter informs Corran of the troubles at home – Corran’s uncle has taken control of Redcliffe following the sudden death of the Earl. He has also proclaimed Corran killed in action, whilst also forcing several of the locals into slavery to mine the iron rich caverns sitauted at Redcliffe. Peter explained that assassins have no doubt been hired to hunt him down, and that he came to make sure that his son was not harmed in the crossfire. Realising that his life is now forever changed, Corran seeks auidience with the Monarchy to establish himself as Earl of Redcliffe and usurp his tyrannical Uncle. Travelling with his Squire Edmund, Peter the blacksmith and his loyal friend from the borderlands, Ryker, Corran sets forth on the perilous journey South….