The Rift of Sul'thun
Talsworth Stronghold is the capital city of the country of Halkind, located at the southern coast of Elysifer.
Talsworth is ruled by King Absolth and Queen Rinali. They are fair monarchs and their citizens think they kind, as far as rulers go. The King and Queen like magic and have their own court sorcerer appointed by the Citadel. It is a place of high honor and requires much diplomacy, as this sorcerer is the link between the monarchy and the Citadel, both of which reside in Talsworth. The castle and the Citadel get along quite nicely. Together, they rule over Talsworth with a symbiotic relationship.
The Kesolt Citadel is a high wizard hall of great power. Since Talsworth is situated above a magical rift, the energy can be harnessed with ease by those practiced in the arcane arts. Thus, the Citadel developed over this rift to tap its energy source. If a young man or woman is tested and found to have magical aptitude, they are trained within the Citadel to become magic masters. While the Citadel houses many types of magic and magic users, Wizards and Sorcerers are most highly revered. The Chief Wizard runs the Citadel while the highest rank for a Sorcerer is the Court Sorcerer within the castle, for through him, the Citadel can persuade the King and Queen to do the Citadel’s will.