The mountain-top fortress of Baroness Kir Bleak, Bleak Redoubt sits close to Purg. The ancient Bleak family known for keeping themselves to themselves, and very little is known about their family or history. Bleak Redoubt would be used as refuge was Purg ever to be attacked, but now very few travellers are allowed inside the fortress. Many rumours circulate as to why this is, though whatever the reason, the mountain itself is nigh on impassable during winter.
Bleak Pass is the main way into Purg from the West, and Bleak Redoubt overlooks it, guarding the capital city from invading forces. The Pass is incredibly narrow at points, making it incredibly defensible, with the Baronesses’ large army being able to defend it almost indefinitely had they the need to. The Pass is also taxed for passage; unless a traveller wishes to walk all around to Purg they must pay the Baroness a small tithe.