Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dungeon of the Crypt

Before humans came to dwell here, Mount Waterdeep was said to have been a dwarven citadel. The entire mountain is riddled with passages and tunnels which were occupied by dwarves, then drow, and finally, the mad archmage Halaster and his Seven apprentices. His subterranean empire is called Undermountain, and some insist he still walks its halls, tormenting all his visitors. An entire lawless city, Skullport, is also rumored to be down there somewhere. Both the Waterdeep sewers and the Dungeon of the Crypt (below North Ward, via the Gardens) are thought to link with Undermountain. Only one entry is known to exist, however, at Durnan’s Yawning Portal.

(Vannay) The Cult of the Dragon? Of course I’ve herd of them. Not so prevalent these days, however. These self-proclaimed Keepers of the Secret Hoard have not been seen or their presence felt in years. In the past they were known as a semi-religious group of introverted zealots that worship dragons, evil dragons in particular. I remember their network was especially powerful here in the North, where dragons are particularly abundant… I presume they acted as spies for their "masters", offering them riches as offerings for their master’s Hoard in return for positions of power. To their credit it was a viable system of patronage- indeed the cultists prospered, but that mattered little in the long lifespan of their evil conspirators.

5 comments:

Gordzilla said...

Tauron Tarm I tell you a tale true. A fact only known by those intimately familiar with the North Ward. There is an eagle, a giant eagle that makes it's home somewhere around the Dungeon of the Crypt. This creature is taller than you but that is not the most amazing thing about it. Should you encounter the great avian, it will communicate with you telepathically, with stange images and limited words.

harrygoblin said...

I should greatly wish to meet this majestic bird. Do people have any nicknames for it?

Gordzilla said...

My uncle says its name is Harvey.

robm1171 said...

Bordane: Cult of the Dragon? Might as well worship Ilmater for the good it'll do you. In all my schooling, when I was paying attention, I cannot for the life of me remember one country or kingdom that was claimed or created by these fools.

James said...

(Eden) Bordane- don't forget about the note from the Cultist. We were going to try to identify Omran on Greengrass. Something about a meeting where the Hero's Walk.