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The old stone fortress and tower along one of the tributaries of the Greendraught river almost certainly had a name at one point. Something dark, ominous and with much gravitas like Orothon’s Spire or The Dark Hold. But these days there’s not much reason to try to fortify something along the Greendraught – it isn’t a border region for any major kingdom, nor a tactically important river crossing or any such.

So the old fortress has fallen into disuse, and is known for its obvious architectural flourishes as “The Demon-Faced Tower”. Probably because it has two different stone demon faces projecting from the sides of the tower proper, with balconies in their mouths.

The Demon-Faced Tower

The Demon-Faced Tower

Probably.

The whole structure is in poor repair with moss covering many areas, and the doors are only decent because they’ve been replaced recently. The problem is of course that it just makes such a perfect headquarters for some evil up-and-coming dark sorcerer or demonologist. Who knows how many have tried launching a career of dark magics from this place over the past century or two.

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Thus, it has become the home of an order of druids who ignore the iconography, and instead enjoy the irony of the whole structure being gradually taken over by moss and vines. They also serve to keep would-be dark overlords from setting up base here.

But that doesn’t make for an exciting adventure spot, does it? Unless of course one of the failed dark lords who set up shop here a few hundred years ago isn’t really dead, and has magic-jarred himself into one of the demon heads instead. Now of course he’s taken over the body of the head of the order of druids, and the whole order is slowly slipping into darker and darker practices, blood sacrifices, and are gradually breaking open the gate between worlds…

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