Rise of the Runelords
The price Magnimar paid to take nominal rulership over Turtleback Ferry, Fort Rannick is situated at the northern end of a valley near the southern edge of the mountains, not far from where a river runs from the Storval Deep to feed Claybottom River. The forbidding landscape suits the fort’s masters.
The Fort is manned by the Order of the Black Arrows, an isolationist group of rangers dedicated to patrolling the Storval Plain and keeping the Kreeg clan of ogres on Hook Mountain from slaughtering all of the pioneers who have come to this out-of-the-way place. The fact that such defense increase the likelihood that their isolation may end sooner rather than later is probably deeper thinking than the misanthropic rangers of the Order are used to.