A Reign of Toads
Last Hearth, sometimes known as the Last Hearth, is the seat of House Umber in the North. It lies close to the Gift in a forest east of the kingsroad. It is north of the Last River, northeast of Long Lake, and west of the Bay of Seals. With the exception of the castles of the Night’s Watch, Last Hearth is the northernmost major castle of the Seven Kingdoms. Last Hearth was the royal seat of the Umbers when they were petty kings.
Esja spent much of her adult life in the woods and market towns outside of Last Hearth, selling furs and trapping game. Later, sent Esja and his newphew, Bram, south in secret to avoid accusations that he was colluding with dark powers and practicing blood sorcery.