Ehdwyrd Howsmyn's Foundry was located approximately four miles inland from Port Ithmyn, on the Lower Delthak River. It was built in the Year of God 890. (HFAF)

Larek, the port at the river's mouth, had been a major factor in Ehdwyrd Howsmyn's decision to buy the land from Earl High Rock, since it meant ships could sail all the way up the river. The extensive deposits of high-quality iron ore in the mountains to the west had been another factor, although he hadn't actually done very much to develop the site until the sudden need for enormous quantities of artillery had burst upon the Kingdom of Charis in YOG 892. (BSRA) (BSRA)