Murders in the Barrowlands
One of the three Great Duchies of the Riverlands, Du Karmol is both the name of the duchy itself and its capitol. Ruled by the House of Karmollan, the duchy has often been the site of many great battles over the last century, as the crusaders clash with hordes of undead. As a result, many of the people of Du Karmol have a proud history of military practice dating back to the disasters of the Second Crusade. Though official service is not mandatory, for decades youths with no other special inclination have been taught the basics of combat, as few know better than these hardy folk the importance of holding out against the hordes.
However for all the bravado of its citizens, the last hundred years have been a somber time for the duchy. Its central location in the River Duchies means that it has been the location of many massacres, as the turning of the tide is decided by the battles that take place here, and the sacrifices of countless crusaders. The monuments to their sacrifice and the many tombs that litter the landscape have caused the region to be known by a new name: The Barrowlands.