Glenn's Eberron Campaign
Stormreach is a small frontier city nestled on the eastern coast of the Skyfall Peninsula in Xen’Drik. Despite its small population, Stormreach is an important city because of its location, allowing easy docking access to travelers wishing to enter Xen’Drik. The city also acts as a center for trade and commerce for all who visit the lost continent of Xen’Drik. Stormreach is known by some as the “City of Dungeons” because it was built atop an ancient city from the long-lost Xen’Drik civilization of giants.
Stormreach was initially used as a hideout for pirates and smugglers who attacked vessels traversing the Thunder Sea to the north. From Stormreach, pirates could easily recoup, as well as trade among other pirates. In 800 YK, as the continent of Xen’Drik became an interest to scholars and the Dragonmarked Houses, the houses petitioned the King of Galifar to cleanse the area of pirates and by 802 YK, the Galifar navy had done its job.
During the pirate extermination, a few powerful smugglers offered their services to the Dragonmarked Houses in return for a reward. With the help of these smugglers, the houses were able to defeat the pirates much quicker. The five pirates were raised to lordships and their descendants still govern Stormreach today. One is the Harbormaster who runs the harbor and makes sure everything is in ship-shape. The other four of them, known as The Coin Lords, run the rest of the city. Collectively, they are the Storm Lords.