Selkie is a trading port on the north coast which has links to the republican city of Endhome to the north east. Some traders also sail north west to the island of Ibini but they are fewer in number. Selkie links the fishing villages of Kelp in the west with Derketo in the east via the old Coast Road. It is itself a fishing port and is situated where the Iceflow River flows out into the Inner Sea. Halfing riverfolk and some other merchants use the river for transport to far away Frostgard and to the elven forest of Mithlond.
The Ebon house controls the Tail of Ursum from this town. Barrius Ebon, "the Dark Lord" and head of Ebon house, has his seat in the castle overlooking the town. The raven on the wing standard flies from its roof tops. The castle is a "no-go" area for most people and nearly everyone is turned away by the Dread Guard who defend it. These soldiers are dressed all in black with red flashes and wear helms which are made to look extremely like oversized human skulls.