How it happened that (in-game) Vranik is an abandoned fool’s retreat instead of a well built military outpost?
Located on a top height in the area, it has two water sources (a stream at the bottom and a well right on the top). A plenty of building materials: quality wood from the nearby forest and the stone deposit right on the top. No even need to transport it uphill.
And finally, it’s a great observation and signaling point, that could work as a message relay for the major towns: two-way communications with Rattay, Sasau, and Ledetchko and one-way messaging to far places like Merhojed, Talmberg etc.
In reality, the place is not raised, that’s why there was nothing important built. But the map designers have given it an outstanding military property, but haven’t recognized it.