The old man at the inn paused, taking a drink of his ale. "Going to Mystery Lake, eh?" he continued. "Don’t go, Milord. I tell you, its haunted. I see, that you don’t know, what happened there. Get me one more ale and I’ll tell you.
Long ago some cruel lord in a far away country by the sea had a beautiful daughter. They say, that she was a kind of lonely girl, walking along the seaside every day, talking to the sea gulls. But when she grew up many men came to her fathers castle, wanting to marry her, you know. Her father didn’t like this, he didn’t like this at all. At first he chased them away, but at last he exiled his daughter to an isolated place in the mountains, far away from home. There was a tower on a small island in a lake. He locked her up in that tower. A cruel, heartless man he was, I told you. His own daughter! It seems, that the lake became salt from the tears she shed. Her friends, the sea gulls, came to accompany her. Nobody of us, peasants, had the courage to go to the lake. There were soldiers to guard her, you know. And gallows for people who came too nearby.
But one day an intrepid voyager told us, that the place was deserted. The soldiers were killed and the lady was gone. It seems, that an unknown young man attacked the guard and rescued her. A shepherd, hiding in the woods, was the only witness. Nobody ever saw the lady and the man again.
The sea gulls are still there though. They seem to watch over the ruins of the tower and attack everybody who comes nearby.
I tell you, its spooky there. The crying sea gulls, the silent lake. At night her sobbing is heard and the cries of the fighting men.
And there are the wolves, of course, and bears. Don’t go, Milord."
This is a Freebuild, with trading and farming. Try to get peasants to work for you. There are some signposts to trigger events, ( with F1), e.g. to test your castle. In case you have the courage to go there.