[[File:Icon Fortress.png|link=Cities and keeps#Keeps and fortresses|Fortress or keep]]
'''Darn Rowan''' is a fortress in the duchy of [[Rowan]] in the hinterlands of [[Nilfgaardian Empire|Nilfgaard]] and is sometimes used to house political prisoners. The keep is situated over the river valley, on hills forested with evergreen yews which contrast with white limestone [[Wikipedia:Fault scarp|fault scarps]]; the castle itself has towers and pinnacles which shine in the light of the morning sun, looking as if they were ablaze. [[Emhyr var Emreis|Emhyr]] considers the view as alluring and peaceful.
<ref name="LotL">''[[ Lady of the Lake (novel)|Lady of the Lake]]''</ref>
In ''[[Time of Contempt]]'', Imperator endowed "[[False Ciri|Cirilla]]" with the title of "Duchess of Rowan and Ymlac" and lady of the castle of Darn Rowan and sent her there.
== Notes ==
The castle is the site of several scenes in ''[[Baptism of Fire]]'', ''[[The Tower of the Swallow]]'' and ''[[
Lady of the Lake (novel)|Lady of the Lake]]''.
== References ==