Esk is a small mining and logging town, most noted for its nearby copper mines. Raw ore was smelted into ingots and then shipped down river to Bergendorf for further distribution, as that route was often safer than the shorter road. The nearby castle was home to the bailiff of Esk, a retainer of Count Ludenhof.
Rumours have been heard in Hergig of someone taking residence near the mines of Esk, perhaps in the old castle. A mysterious figure whose name is unknown, the gossips now call him “the Necromancer of Esk,” though whether he even exists or not is a question. Still, disquieting reports from the area have the Count concerned.
- Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Sigmar's Heirs (pg. 52).