Legacy of Jade
The colony of Brinewall was founded over 250 years ago in 4442. Construction on Brinewall Castle began soon thereafter, but funding problems and several disasters along the way slowed construction to a crawl. The worst disaster to strike occurred when the castle’s partially completed eastern wall collapsed into a cavern network below. Hideous demon-worshiping creatures known as dire corbies emerged from the now-exposed cavern complex to attack the colony, and final construction on castle was not completed until 4469.
After Magnimar was founded in 4608, Brinewall finally began to come into its own—trade picked up, and several important and powerful merchants, among them the Kaijitsus, took an interest in helping the town grow. But Brinewall never saw the success that visited Korvosa, Magnimar, and Riddleport, and finally fell to an enemy more swift and efficient in dealing death than the dire corbies, Nolanders, and Linnorm Kingdoms raiders combined.
In the course of a single night in 4687, during one of the most severe storms to grace the western coast of Varisia within the last century, the entire town of Brinewall was destroyed. The few brave souls willing to investigate in the months following the sudden silence relayed tales of untold destruction, as if some large force had invaded and vanished. The unsettled spirits of the storm-slain supposedly haunted the castle, and nothing of note remained in the rest of the city to make efforts to re-settle worthwhile. In the twenty four years since, no answers have been forthcoming about the loss of Brinewall. The only person with any knowledge of the night would be the recently-deceased Lonjiku Kaijutsu, who was stranded at sea aboard a boat which left Brinewall that very night, rescued weeks later before settling in Sandpoint.