Darmshall is the largest human community in Vaasa, as much a fortress as a city. With a permanent population of only 600, it has sheltered ten times that many for extensive periods, thanks to its formidable defences, access to a subterranean river and extensive storage facilities.
The city sits atop a small plateau at the end of an outlying ridge of the Earthspurs, enclosed by high, thick walls, made more formidable by the cliffs they top. Space upon the plateau is restricted and many of the buildings are several storeys in height.
Darmshall was constructed by an adventuring party called the Tenblades a couple of generations ago, to be a perpetual bastion of light amongst the darkness of Vaasa. During the reign of the Witch-King, the fortress town held out for several years while goblins launced an endless series of futile attacks on its walls.