The City of Ghosts
The Orgoth Empire
One thousand years ago, the land known as the Iron Kingdoms was part of the mighty Orgoth Empire. The Empire was formed after almost two centuries of all-out warfare, with the Orgoth raiders dispatching countless ships from their faraway lands. Eventually the invaders succeeded in their conquest, and the land fell under six centuries of their rule.
The Orgoth folk were human, but not like any now seen in the Iron Kingdoms. They worshiped strange, dark gods, and their customs were alien and distasteful. The Empire was cruel, and erected many works with centuries of slave labor. The ruin in Widower’s Wood, that now serves as the witches’ tomb, was once an army base in the Orgoth Empire.
The Empire was eventually overthrown after almost two centuries of struggle, but their influence is still dimly felt. Today, hundreds of years later, much of their strange stonework remains in dark places. Despite their centuries of rule, little is known today about the Orgoth people or their homeland. They remain a curiosity to modern folk, all but forgotten except to antiquarians or those who explore the ruins of their legacy.