High Fantasy 101
Gothtan is a county within Retz, in the duchy Hawksete. Its ruling family traces their line, unbroken, to the days before Retz or the seven duchies existed; the name “Gothtan” is in the old tongue used before armies from what is now Magonsgate conquered the region.
Gothtan’s current count is the last of his name, his son having died in a duel. The majority of his men-at-arms are currently riding with the duke in some action, and many of those who remain were injured by a group of walking dead who attacked from the family tomb when the Count opened it to inter his son.