Abandoned Keep

Long ago, before the fall of the Starstone, when the Verduran Forest stretched from the World’s Edge Mountains to the Lake of Mists and Veils, the dwarfs built an outpost far to the north in what is now the northern River Kingdoms. Eventually the dwarves that settled this region fell pray to the Stolen lands. Centuries later while humanity had overrun much of Avistan, the Stolen Lands had become a wilderness untouched. The ancient keep was left abandoned and in the ensuing centuries all had forgot about it. Yet the dwarven architecture is built to last, and the outpost, though now in ruins, has survived the passage of millennia mostly intact. Over the years, it has been home to host of creatures, both fair and foul. Most recently, it has become the residence of a baobhan sith, an evil fey creature that lures men to their doom and drinks the blood of the living. Her presence in the region has attracted other wicked fey to the area—all can feel the growing presence of the First World in the region and hope to be here when whatever they feel is about to happen finally does. She feels little responsibility to these other fey, who in turn think of her almost as a force of nature and, when they must speak of her, simply call her the Dancing Lady. Until then, the dark fey prey upon the infrequent travelers in the southern Narlmarches; enough hunters and trappers have gone missing near the ruined keep that most give it a wide berth these days.

Abandoned Keep

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