Earls of Misthelm are lords and ladies enfiefed within the County of Misthelm, or in personal service to the Count. They can range in power from knight-errants who plow land of their own to ruling as minor lords in their own right. Used as a title of respect among the northerners that call Misthelm their home, it is known to be awarded honorarily to the friends of the Count.
The Count of Misthelm asserts authority over the northern reaches of Ascalon over which their green banners hold sway.
The people of Misthelm represent a unique blending of Ascalonian and Rathgari culture. Tales of its people are told throughout Ascalon despite the region's reputation as a haven for northerners of all sorts. Knights of Misthelm tend to wear lighter loads than their southern counterparts for ranging the vast grasslands of Rathgar, but campaign with a fierce endurance to the elements.