Doldrey, considered to be unbreakable, is one of the main border Castles of Midland.
It is surrounded by mountains, and a vast open wasteland sits between the Castle and a river.
Doldrey once belonged to Midland until the armies of Chuder invaded and took complete control. Later during the One Hundred Year War, it has become a staging point for invading Midland's empire and is also a military base for Chuda's strongest army, the Purple Rhino Knights. The Castle's governor, Lord Gennon, was also the Commander of Doldrey's armies.
The Hundred Year War
As Chuder has ended up in a power vacuum over the previous ruler's death, Midland saw a chance to win the Hundred Year War by removing Chuder's foothold in Doldrey. One of the three main armies of Midland, The White Tiger Knights, have failed miserably in an attempt to capture it. After their return, a meeting with the King of Midland and his Generals was appointed as a determination in a second attempt to capture Doldrey. Much discussion and arguments occurred within the meeting, and Griffith spoke up to use his Band of the Hawk at the King's disposal, containing a mere 5,000 men, against Chuder's 30,000. The King agreed as he believes in Griffith, and a mere loss would not damage Midland's army.
The Band of The Hawk was split into two, one half fighting the army head on, the other awaiting by the river, and Casca's party awaiting to capture Doldrey from the back. As Griffith and his 2,000 men attack the Purple Rhino Knights' seemingly overwhelming army, Guts and his raiding party break the main offense and soon retreat to the river side, waiting for Doldrey's armies to follow. Lord Boscogn of the Purple Rhino Knights was aware of Griffith's plan, but was soon ordered by Gennon to send all of his armies out of the fortress to attack the remaining forces. This allowed Casca's party the perfect opportunity to capture Doldrey unnoticed and kill the few left behind, despite interference from Adon Coborlwitz. As Guts defeats Boscogn in battle, Casca's capture of Doldrey was a success with the Chuder army losing morale and no choice but to retreat while Gennon is killed by Griffith.