The Price of Generosity
Scarsdale was originally an Imperial fortress to check the advance of the Orc Lord’s forces in the Frozen North. The local population being mostly of orc descent in some form, nearly all of the staff were half orcs despite being under Imperial rule, including Sergeant Pulgrim and Lieutenant Gore.
When the Red Flag Army defected from the Orc Lord it was one of General Ghuul’s first targets. She and her men successfully sacked it and kept a station of orcs to guard it headed by Captain Skrugnok.
The party infiltrated and recaptured it when the army left to attack Ironvale. The army met opposition when returning not only from the heroes, but from allying dwarves and elves. During this battle General Ghuul was killed and the Red Flag was defeated, and soon after the Stone Thief appeared and “ate” nearly all of the fortress.