The Civil War of Auqatine
The keep was built by the first king of Auqatine during the War of Dragonborn. The keep was taken by the Dragonborn hero Oryeus. Legend holds that he ordered the treasure of the Dragonborn Empire to be moved there for safekeeping. The keep was never reconquered in the war and it fell into disrepair as subsequent human kings and dragonborn emperors never attempted forays into its interior to claim the treasure that it held. For centuries the treasure has laid unclaimed.