If Cheviot and Ithrian are frontier towns, Highpoint is hardly part of Gulnir at all. Through Cheviot pass into the Gray Mountains, getting to Highpoint is a difficult task. The King’s rule hardly brushes Highpoint, and many of its residents don’t consider themselves subject to the King’s Law. Yet this attitude is tolerated, because Highpoint’s mines are the sole source of precious ores. The Howard family rules Highpoint.