Araeph, the longest-serving baron in the history of the Union of Plort, lived in the castle Retben, close to the capital city.

Araeph's barony shifted its borders over the years. Her first baronial seat was in the Temple of Kanun, at the heart of the former domain of Triumvir Bast. With the shifting of the boundaries, Araeph moved across the river to the Temple of Spelin, Bast's own stronghold, and some years later to the city of Borrd itself. A rise in sentiment among the people of the Union that Borrd should not lie in any one baron's control led to her final move to Retben, as the fifth inhabitant of that oft-renamed castle.