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Castle Vathar was a massive fortress located among the hills east of the Dragonspine Mountains.[1] It was an ancient edifice that had been continuously improved upon with upgrades and enhancements for centuries. The castle was the base for several famous military garrisons, and also was used as a base by the Knights of the North adventuring company, who were active in the mid–14th century DR.[2]

GeographyEdit

The castle lay between hills to the east and the Dragonspine Mountains to the west, alongside a river that connected the Glumpen Swamp with Lake Longreach.[1]

Castle Vathar was the meeting point of the Torath's March trail that led south to the shores of the Moonsea, the Ilinvur Trail that ran northwards to Ilinvur, and the Verdigris Trail that went west to the community of Verdigris.[1]

HistoryEdit

In the Year of True Omens, 1409 DR, when a massive blizzard inundated the regions surrounding the castle, the fortress was able to shelter and care for most of the refugees who were driven out of their lands, caring and keeping them in good order until the storm passed and the weather cleared.[2]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Brian R. James and Matt James (September 2009). “Monument of the Ancients”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dungeon #170 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 56.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Brian R. James and Matt James (September 2009). “Monument of the Ancients”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dungeon #170 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 58.
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