I just played this game for the first time, but ran into a rule that really has me scratching my head. The manual states that during setup "a stronghold may be placed in any Kingdom area that does not contain an unrazed city or another Baron’s Stronghold." Doesn't this mean that each Baron must place their stronghold in a hex containing a razed city? The problem is that there aren't enough razed cities at the beginning of the game for each Baron to place his stronghold.
I assumed this was a typo and fully expected to have it clarified in the errata/faq, but found no such clarification. So my question is how does initial stronghold placement work? Are Barons allowed to place there stronghold on areas with a plastic city, but then remove the city after deciding to place their stronghold? Does this then mean that stronghold always have a base strength of 400 - plus/minus any armies, casualties, or breaches it sustains, of course - because the city has been razed to make way for the stronghold?