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The Barony of Faulkenburg
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The Mountain Watch

Ruler

Baron Erich Gottfried Manstein

Overlord

The Duke of Duke of Eastburg

Ruling Seat

Falconwatch

Resources

Silver

The Barony of Faulkenburg is a newly rebuilt landholding within the Kingdom of Stormwind ruled over by the scions of the House of Manstein. Located in the mountainous region between Elwynn Forest and Redridge, Faulkenburg was destroyed during the First War and left to ruin in the subsequent years after the reclamation of Stormwind. Recently, however, the barony was rebuilt by order of its ruler, Baron Erich Gottfried Manstein and now stands as the ducal seat of the newly constituted Duchy of Eastburg.

HistoryEdit

Before the First War the barony was primarily composed of the mountainous land to the east of Stormwind City and just north of what is now known as Stone Cairn Lake. The mountainous territory, although small, contained several productive gold and silver mines, a fact which brought great wealth to the Barons of the House of Manstein who ruled over the tiny silver of a fiefdom in the years before the First War.

Faulkenburg

The overgrown structures of Faulkenburg.

With the razing of Stormwind by the orcs during the First War the barony was abandoned by its owners. The lucrative gold and silver mines of the land were taken over by the orcs of the new Warchief Orgrim Doomhammer's Horde, their wealth used to fuel the construction of the great Horde armada that would later invade Lordaeron during the Second War.

At the conclusion of the Second War, the surviving members of the House of Manstein returned to find their ancestral lands utterly destroyed. The mines had been picked clean of all their precious ore, the dangerous and rocky mountain paths had been left untended, and the great family manor nothing more but smoldering embers. With few heirs, no serfs, and the land's only commodity depleted, the land has been all but abandoned, only its title is still alive under the head of the House of Manstein.

It would not be until August 3, 623 K.C. that it was revealed to the general public that the ruler of Faulkenburg announced that previously undiscovered silver veins existed deep within the long thought exhausted mines and that the Baron had been secretly rebuilding the territory over the course of several years. Much speculation surrounding just how the land was able to be rebuilt so quickly and with what monies initially surrounded the announcement but were soon suppressed.

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