The colony of Brinewall was founded over 250 years ago in 4442. Construction on Brinewall Castle began soon thereafter, but funding problems and several disasters along the way slowed construction to a crawl. The worst disaster to strike occurred when the castle’s partially completed eastern wall collapsed into a cavern network below. Hideous demon-worshiping creatures known as dire corbies emerged from the now-exposed cavern complex to attack the colony, and final construction on castle was not completed until 4469. After Magnimar was founded in 4608, Brinewall finally began to come into its own—trade picked up, and several important and powerful merchants, among them the Kaijitsus, took an interest in helping the town grow. But Brinewall never saw the success that visited Korvosa, Magnimar, and Riddleport, and finally fell to an enemy more swift and efficient in dealing death than the dire corbies, Nolanders, and Linnorm Kingdoms raiders combined. The oni of the Five Storms, working with allied ninja of the Frozen Shadows guild, swept in and slaughtered the entire population of the small village during a terrible storm. They then overran the castle itself and finished the task of slaying every resident within. The final battles took place in the castle donjon, where both commander Andril Kortun and Rokuro Kaijitsu were among the last to fall. The oni chose to make examples of these two, using dark magic to transform them into undead before they left Brinewall to its fate.