- "Hochland was once the light of the East. Now, it’s just embers."
- —A Hergig Refugee[1a]
Hergig was also home to the Hochland College of Sorcery, a school licensed by the Emperor for the academic study of magic and its theory. With quarries nearby, the town before the war was rebuilding itself as a modern place of stone and brick, its small Dwarf Quarter supplying their skills in the construction. It is also the site of the Gate of the East bridge, which in the past has been the focus of battles between the expansionist Counts of Ostland and Hochlanders.[1b]