Home of the God's Forge; Castle Blackfire, draws its name from the onyx steel forged from within its walls. Located in the heart of Castle Blackfire, The God's Forge is the only place known to man where ebony steel can be melted and crafted into blades and armor.
Having the ability to craft the most durable steel known to man, the Ballek Lord, Count Frederick Barrington was the first mortal to have ebony armor crafted. Wearing the armor of the gods, he rode into battle defending his castle against the western armies during the Banner Wars over four centuries ago. Believing the gods had returned and were aiding Barrington's men, the western armies' spirit dwindled at the site of Count Barrington. The assault on Castle Blackfire was violently stomped out as Count Frederick Barrington would become the first Warden of the South after the Sovereignty Wars would come to an end.
Generations later the castle is still held by House Barrington as the Warden of the South Lord Tarius Barrington governs over the Province.