The War for Carcerem
Coldflood is the ancestral home of the Helvan family, and as such was the capital of the Helvan Empire. At it's height it may never have had the defenses of a fortified town, or the grandeur of a merchant port town, but it had a certain majesty to it. With the massive imperial castle been the centre piece of the city and the city itself surrounding it. It used to be a sight to behold. However after the collapse of the Empire the city quickly fell apart. With no taxes coming into the city, it quickly fell into disrepair. The local troops stopped patrolling the streets, and to top it all off, the Queen was hidden in her castle, secluded from the people who needed her. People started to leave. In large numbers. Now the city is desolate. Not quite a ghost town, but a true shell of it's former self. Most of the buildings need repair work doing to them, but there is no one to do the repairs.
Now that the Queen has left her castle and plans to reform the Shattered Empire, she will need to restore the home that her ancestors built. What is a realm with a capital?