The fortress is built upon a rocky crag in the centre of a plain to the east of the Mura Forest.
The castle was designed by masons more adept than any to be found in Tyvarna today, with a high concentric curtain wall around the citadel, which itself is fifty metres tall and constructed from enchanted stone. It could hold thousands of occupants.
A number of farms exist around the fortress that provide food and there is a market within the castle.
A small professional army is maintained by the castle, of 600 soldiers. Many are cavaliers, but there are also men-at-arms and longbowmen.