Vadryc, the hero of Dirty Magic, grew up in a dark and gloomy castle as the son of the Duke of Falyros, one of the six duchies of Fortunata. At sixteen, his father threw him out in the middle of winter for practicing sadra-tura, or dirty magic. Now, winter in Fortunata is a brutal thing of snow and ice and bitter winds. Vadryc was lucky to survive. If he hadn’t been a budding sorcerer, he probably would have frozen to death within hours.
This is the picture I used for inspiration for Castle Falyros.