Honeyholt Lore Details Warp: /warp honeyholt Location: The Reach House: House Beesbury Type Castle Construction Details Started: November 28, 2015 Project Lead: tsarkaiser84 Project Type: Private Project Status: Completed
Honeyholt is the seat of the noble House Beesbury in The Reach. It commands the Honeywine in the southwestern Reach as its flows towards Oldtown and the sea. As its sigil of golden beehives on a striped yellow and black fields suggests, it has a long history of bee-keeping stretching back to the house's founder, Ellyn Ever-Sweet, legendary daughter of Garth Greenhand who promised to care for the children of the King of the Bees for all time. House Beesbury still tends to their hives and their vibrant agricultural land is a testament to that attentive care. The wealth of their land flows south to Oldtown and to the Hightower, the castle of their liege lord.
Honeyholt(top)Seat of House Beesbury. This castle is idyllically situated in a moat and short drawbridge connects it to a nearby village. The gardens of Honeyholt are well cared for and the Beesbury family occupy well-appointed rooms in the castle. It is a comfortable residence that has become more of a home than a place of safety and more of a beautiful example of The Reach's architecture than a fortress.
The northern demesne(top)House Beesbury's demesne touches that of Lord Florent to the north and Lord Cordwayner to the east. In their northern demesne the Lord of Honeyholt owns great swathes of agricultural land and a prosperous meadery. A nearby manor house has been used for many years as the residence of the Dowager Lady Beesbury or any other aging relatives. Further north, a watermill stands next to a proud tower manned by Bessbury men.
The western demesne(top)Travelers can cross the Honeywine at Honeyholt on its impressive stone bridge. On the western side of the river, the Beesbury's own an old chandlery. A lonely motherhouse provides refuge for travelers making the long journey to the ancient city of Oldtown further south.
The southern demesne(top)The lands south of Honeyholt are separated from the castle by a large forest. On the other side of this forest is a prosperous town that has grown from the wealth of the Rose Road. This major highway of The Reach wends its way through Beesbury lands before crossing an elegant stone bridge into the Hightower lands.
Construction(top)Construction of this project began in November of 2015 and was completed in April of 2016. This was Tsar's tenth project and fourth Reach project.
Inspiration(top)The primary inspiration for the castle was Chateau de Combourg and the provincial beauty of France inspired the surrounding lands.
Video(top)Honeyholt was featured in Episode 63 of WesterosCraft Walks. HardzzGaming explains a little about the economy and history of House Beesbury, including the honey production, some hamlets, and the main keep.