Seven Kingdoms: Seowyn's Crossing
Osmund’s Folly is the unofficial name of a town square in Estwald. In 742 SKR, the unpopular king Osmund Valmar unveiled a golden statue of himself in the square. This statue depicted him as tall, heroic, and wielding a sword over his head in triumph. In reality, Osmund was known to be pronouncedly fat and had never held a weapon. The statue was considered a slap in the face by the over-taxed people of Summerlund, and the rumblings of rebellion began.
In 743 SKR, the popular Duke Califax Padwyn of Ostralm incited rebllion against the king. He dragged Osmund from Castle Caladorn to the square, tried him, and had him hung from his own statue. The staue was melted down, and the gold was used for various charitable works, furthering Califax’s popularity. The town square where the statue had been became locally known as Osmund’s Folly, much to the chagrin of house Valmar.