A large square fortress of black stone was constructed on Battle Island by unknown builders. The Hightowers then ruled as kings from the isle, using the stone fortress as a foundation as they built the Hightower atop it.
The stony island where the Hightower stands is known as Battle Isle even in our oldest records, but why? What battle was fought there? When? Between which lords, which kings, which races? Even the singers are largely silent on these matters.—writings of Yandel