Highgate, nestled into the northern reaches of the Shield Mountains, is the forth largest settlement in the Dale Lands. Home to Harl Ehrlan Dorn, Commander of the Northwardens, and bitter rival of Duke Berrik, Highgate is mostly just a fortified stronghold. It watches over the North Road and the barrowlands for signs of aggression toward the Dale Lands. It also serves as a base of operations and staging point for the Northwardens as they range out. A small town huddles up against Highgate’s walls, subsisting off of mining the mountains, providing services to the fortress, and trading with travelers on the North Road.