Originally part of Harchist’s Blockade (the second line of strongholds defending Lastwall’s retreating northern border with the Hold of Belkzen), Redlake Fort was named for a species of red algae that grew within its moat.
When the orcs pushed south against Harchist’s Blockade in 4482 AR, they attacked Harchist’s Blockade vigorously, and Redlake Fort was no exception. At first, Redlake’s garrison held strong against the orc hordes, but as the siege went on, the fort’s food supplies dwindled. Surrounded by orcs and cut off from the rest of the forces manning the Blockade with no hope of resupply, Redlake Fort’s defenders slowly wasted away from starvation.
Many different orc tribes and other creatures have inhabited the abandoned fort over the years, but today it hosts the hill giant Grenseldek’s reborn Twisted Hearts tribe: a dangerous mix of Heart Eater hill giants and Twisted Nail orcs.