At the end of the Barebone Road, in the heart of the mighty mountains, sits the fortress city of Stormdale. The lord of Stormdale, Duke Manfred, is the closest ally to Lord Bergan of Brackenholme. Despite having a strained relationship with his fellow Werelords in the Barebones, Manfred still manages for the most part to keep them on his side as he tries to ensure the region as safe and trouble free as possible-the area is constantly under threat from the increasingly confident Wlydermen from the east Dyrewood, as well as the Omiri on the other side of the Barebones.