The sixth in a seven part series about the noteworthy places in Chernarus.
The largest historic structure in Chernarus is this castle, located in the north-central area that also includes Severograd, Grishino, and Black Mountain.
It was built some time in the late 11th or early 12th century by the man considered to be the de facto founder of this country: the Duke, Ivan Kozlov. He would go on to build several other castles, but none were ever as grand as this one and few have survived the passage of time as well.
Once known as Kozlov Castle after its builder and original owner, Devil’s Castle earned the name it wears today when a bandit named Jakub Čert (Devil) from Gorka began inhabiting it some time later. He used this location as his center of operations for conducting raids, and at one point enlarged the castle beyond its original design — though it’s impossible to say for certain what is original and what was added by Čert.