Realms of Myth
A great house befitting a lord but held in hereditary military sergeanty by the Esturme family, originally over only the Wytch Wood. Over time it was designated by king Owain to serve as the administrative center for the Five Forests, which forests in fact cover the entire width and breadth of Mummersetshire and a good deal further into the surrounding shires in some areas. This was Sir Redmond Esturme’s reward for his service in toppling Owain’s usurper uncle Cynric and putting Owain on the throne. These days Sir Redmond is dead and buried and Dame Esturme his widow rules, with the able assistance of her daughter, Lady Rhiarra, the sole heiress to the foef.
Foxwoerth itself is surrounded by an enclosing crenelated curtain wall some 15ft high and 5ft. thick that creates a bailey of sorts before the great stone hall, which is itself crowned with strong battlements. A couple small postern portals allow exit into the forest from the rear and side, but the main entrance is guarded by a fine, strong gatehouse composed of two great towers and the chambers that link the two of them together overtop the tunnel running through it that grants access to the Hall. Hereditary home to the knights of the Esturme family holding the foef, who built the Hall up slowly, bit by bit, on license from the Crown, and with a great deal of royal financial assistance. They are one of a number of “strong points” and castles located in the district that Fallond occupies, due to its great importance to the country in general. He who holds Fallond has one-third the key to the kingdom. He who holds Fallond, Kingsbridge and Bridgeport and has popular support cannot be dislodged, and has an arch-bishop to crown him in his hand.