Forsberg is the northernmost province of the Lady's Empire in the northern continent. Prior to the Lady's consolidation wars, Forsberg was its own independent kingdom. It borders the Great Forest to the north and the Salient to the south. Oar is Forsberg's capital and largest city. The next most important location was Deal, the site of a major fortress not far south of Oar. The language spoken by those native to the province is known as Forsberger.
The Black CompanyEdit
Forsberg was a hotbed of Rebel activity early in the war against the Lady's Empire. Croaker records: "that one-time kingdom had become a bloody killing-ground". The general Raker was the driving force for much of the Rebel success in the province. His military acumen caused the Imperial general in the province, the Taken called the Limper, to eventually lose all of Forsberg. One of the Forsberger villages wiped out by the Limper had been the home of Darling and her grandfather Flick. Darling would later command the New White Rose Rebellion.
The Silver SpikeEdit
During The Silver Spike, Forsberg was the first province to suffer in the bloody southward march of the wicker man (the Limper), his ally Toadkiller Dog, and their ragtag force consisting primarily of savages from the Great Forest. Oar was hit first, followed by numerous other Forsberger locales along the main road which led to the Salient.
The Empire later quarantined Oar when it was revealed that the silver spike was hidden somewhere within its walls; people could come in, but they were not allowed out. The influx of fortune-seekers looking for the silver spike put a strain on the city's infrastructure. These squalid conditions led to an outbreak of cholera which would claim many lives, including Old Man Fish. The Limper himself returned to Oar all the way from the Temple of Travellers' Repose in the southern continent.