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The Kaal Dynasty
The Kaal family has a history every bit as long as Stonewall itself. In the early days before landed nobility, when the nation was still a newly settled collection of hamlets built against the ancient wall, stories tell of the Kaals helping to establish and patrol the trade roads. As the nation grew, so did the family, eventually growing into a trade dynasty so enormous that it became part of the overall identity of Stonewall.
In the past the heads of the Kaal family would always work with the Ulster nobility in matters of trade and expansion. This level of cooperation eventually led to a tradition of arranged marriages between the merchant magnates and the nobility. It was from one of these unions that the boy Freystal Kaal was brought into the world. The son of Henrietta Ulster and Lymus Kaal, he is currently the only male descendant of the Ulster family of nobles. It was this distinction that spurred his family to claim his right to the throne when Joss Ulster was killed.
Unfortunately for Freystal the King’s Hand did not accept him as its rightful wielder, calling his claim into question. During the schism the entire Kaal family withdrew from the capital and retreated across the wall, vowing to close off trade to that half of the nation until Freystal’s right to rule was recognized. It is this oath that resulted in the split nation that Stonewall has become, and now, 40 years later, Freystal is the patriarch of the trade dynasty and his thirst for his birthright keeps trade to eastern Stonewall closed off.