The Book of Night GM
Home to the mysterious Vespida family, Castle Vespida's dark, imposing walls were clearly designed to keep intruders out. The castle is situated on the northern coast of the Maldek peninsula, right up against the sheer cliffs that drop down into the cold, unforgiving sea. The single road leading up to the castle is heavily guarded, patrolled by mounted swordsmen and watched over by hidden archers sequestered in holes dug into the rocks. Nobody gets into the castle without the family knowing about it, and any souls who find themselves inside without permission seldom find their way out again. Those that do are released only at the family's whim, and are often left horribly disfigured as a reminder of their trespassing.