|“||The Great Queens of Tethyr ruled well from that castle, and I would see it become a castle again.||”|
|— Queen Zaranda Star when declaring her intent to rule and make Darromar her capital.|
The palace complex was composed of a main keep, a garrison building, and assorted other buildings all within a granite curtain wall.
The garrison building provided housing for the royal guards and court staff. The original castle structure included 70 rooms, and these were used by the royal family, their direct advisers, and closest friends.
Construction on the original castle was begun in the Year of the Hunted Elk (841 DR) and completed two years later in the Year of Amber. It was originally built as a residence for the in-laws of Queen Alisande.
During the Reclamation Wars, in 1367 DR, Zaranda Star and the Company of Eight attacked both Gallowglass Hall and the nearby Krimmevol Hall in a successful attempt to overthrow the tyrant Julian Gallowglass.
Zaranda Star used her own fortunes as an adventuress to restore Faertarn. The castle was ready for her coronation as queen in under a year's time. Krimmevol Hall was integrated into the complex (to become the garrison building) at that time.
- ↑ Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr. (TSR, Inc.), p. 41. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr. (TSR, Inc.), p. 83. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
- ↑ Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr. (TSR, Inc.), p. 10. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.